He kind of fades a bit, but doesn't go grey like Prime. When he's hit his blue eyes go red and then fade to grey, which implies death. Certainly any reading of interviews I've done with the production crew for Sunbow Sundays have said they intended those older characters to pass on in the film. It was all directly tied to Hasbro's promotion needs.
Post by Grand Moff Muffin on May 31, 2018 17:13:38 GMT
Oh, there's absolutely no disputing that the creators of the Movie _intended_ everyone who went ARGH! and fell down to be dead. Well, except for Ultra Magnus. Even Optimus Prime. (Didn't that voiceover at the end get added on later to calm distraught fans?)
But writers' intentions at the time about characters' deaths being final count for nothing in comics and cartoons.
And saying a TF is dead because they get shot and fall down is just inconsistent with all the evidence elsewhere in both cartoons and comics (including with Ultra Magnus in the Movie) that they can be smashed to pieces and stuck back together again as a general rule. You can't suspend the rule for robots being shot and apply the rule for humans being shot just for specific scenes and expect it to stick, without backing it up somehow.