Valandar wrote:gbm wrote:JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Here's another: prioritizing gimmicks over designs.
Like most of us here, I'll take an accurate design over a kung-fu chop gimmick any day!
But kids, who are the primary customer targets, would rather it do something cool - and nowadays, just transforming isn't enough.
Ive always hated any toy with an action gimmick. even when i was a kid it aggravated me to no end that i couldnt make a certain toy do a pose because he was limited because his arm/arms or waist was used for a kung fu chop or some swing attack.
Articulation is the best "gimmick" Im sure i wasnt the only one to think this way as a kid.
I think its more of them thinking kids want a gimmick to make it more fun.
as for colors...well things change during production probably comes down to price and what they think looks better. or what they think kids may think looks better.