Sabrblade wrote:But in all honesty, would such a crossover really be that bad? I mean, it could turn out to be well written and such, especially if it involves the MLP: Friendship is Magic series and the people behind that show.
It's probably also worth mentioning that My Little Pony was launched alongside Transformers by Hasbro in 1984, TFs for boys and MLP for girls. The two franchises may be considered siblings in that respect.
As concerns the idea of a TF-MLP crossover
When I was a kid, I had only Transformers action figures, and a little sister less than two years younger than myself. That said, my Transformers often voyaged to strange other worlds inhabited by sentient colorful horses (My Little Ponies) or armies of intelligent felines (Kitty Surprise).
That said, if done carefully, a TF-MLP crossover could actually be a decent short, self-contained story. Say, a group of female Autobots, while chasing a rogue Decepticon across the galaxy, finds themselves on the MLP world and assumes animal-based alt-modes (a la Beast Wars), and through cooperation with the MLPs they bring the rogue Decepticon to justice before he can decimate the natural organic beauty of the MLP world. Obviously, this would be a short 1-2 episode story, and would probably fit best as a mid-season finale on the MLP tv show, and NOT as its own series or an episode TF:Prime.
While I myself have no interest in MLP, I'd watch that crossover for the sheer hilarity factor, and for the fun of seeing the two franchises finally cross paths after 28 years.
Now, on to my own Ask the Twincast question,
In your most recent episode (#53), Jon draws a distinction between "collectors like us" and "just the average fan that gets it on a walmart shelf". Personally, 90-95% of my 1500+ Transformers were purchased from a Walmart/Target/etc shelf, but I would certainly not consider myself "just the average fan".
That said, my question for the Twincast is this: What criteria do you believe separate "collectors like us" from "just the average fan"?