Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Apr 15, 2018 12:37:39 GMT
I don't get the Cyclops reference, but no, Bombshell's legs are not backwards, they're fine - or as fine as any other TF that can't bend his knees backwards. His knees bend forwards simply as part of his transformation - same as Soundwave, and nobody says Soundwave's legs are backwards.
That could potentially be subjective, too. I've had him for 30+ years and never once, until this thread, had I thought about it.
It was a different time. More thought was put into the alternate mode than the robot. They designed robot parts to be much more flush in vehicle to avoid as many bad panel breaks as possible, and would rather the robot suffer for it.
Not me, many toys of its vintage have design elements which have not aged well and they tend to pass me by. If they tried to pass legs like that off these days when the state of the art is more advanced I would be a lot less forgiving. But on a toy of its vintage? Yeah, I cut it a bit of slack. (I also tend to imagine that a "real" Bombshell would have the legs jointed slightly differently and would have a digitigrade walking cycle - just to make it even more uncannily alien when it moved).
You know how he transforms, that his arms are the front fenders and headlights, and in robot mode just leaves that whole area hollow? Then, every single fictional version we see, he has an actual waist. As a kid, that always bothered me.