Arctorro wrote:SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Personally, I'd prefer if they didn't include that gimmick. IMO the overall head sculpt almost always suffers when you implement face-swapping--V1 MP Seekers had rather flat faces due to their ability to flip face-plates for different expressions.
While I don't mind it on the MP seekers since it adds display value and character, the faces on Blitzwing are too reminiscent of his TFA incarnation, which IMO, feel very out of place with his G1 design. While we've only seen his normal and "icy" faces, the icy one looks too TFA for my tastes. Also, his normal face has the visor too low, leaving a gap between it and the rim of his "helmet."
In any case, G1 Blitzwing never had this feature, so I personally think it's unnecessary.
That said, maybe the kids will love it. Gotta keep reminding myself it's a kid's toy line, not MP.
TL;DR, not a fan of his 3-face gimmick because the icy face reminds me too much of his TFA incarnation and creates problems with face proportions, and looks out of place on his neo-G1 toy.
I'm not a kid and I love both this 3 face gimmick and Animated!
Btw, G1 has nothing to do with this toy, are you channeling X?
I never said you had to be a kid to enjoy these gimmicks, just that I personally prefer a single head sculpt and pointed out the reasons why.
And how does G1 not have anything to do with the toy? It's a triple-changer that transforms into a tank and jet, and was based on his G1 design for the original toy and in the cartoon in terms of color and alt modes.
Admittedly the same can be said for TFA's Blitzwing too, but in terms of aesthetics, this toy homages the more traditional G1 look than the more abstract TFA style.
I love Animated too, don't let the comments fool you. I just don't like having certain TFA elements mixed in with neo-G1 designs, at least those where it might look out of place, like that canceled Brawn figure with a G1-esque head stuck on a TF Prime voyager Bulkhead, or Cliff's WFC head stuck onto TF Prime FE Cliffjumper.
In any case, the post is kind of obsolete, since I got a better look at the "icy" face RACast posted on another thread. Looks nothing like the TFA face and is very G1-esque, not to mention awesome.