Rated X wrote:On the faction symbols, I know it's cartoon accurate. But it's also pointless. What were the G1 animators thinking when they did that ? Did they even look at the toys back in 1984 ?
I'm looking this up for ya, as i'm sure there's some reason for it.
Hey X, I got a response for ya (didn't think I forgot, did you?).
From what I can gather, the reason the Seekers have the Con logos faced the way they are in the animation models is due to that simply being standard protocol for military aircraft that have insignia adorning their wings.
It's so that when there are two jets flying in the same direction, with one flying above the other, the pilot of the higher jet can look down to view the logo on the wings of the lower jet and use that logo to identify the allegiance of the lower jet. And to do so with ease. Otherwise, the logo would appear upside-down to the pilot of the higher altitude and would make things more difficult for the pilot, especially during aerial combat situations.
And if the higher jet were flying in the opposite direction of the lower jet, the pilot wouldn't be able to easily spot the logo on the lower jet's wings what with them both going at such high speeds in opposing directions.
Therefore, the logos on military aircraft must face towards the rear of the craft and, evidently, the cartoon animators were merely following this logic, regardless of the orientation the original toys' instructions said to apply the Con logos in (and since they were stickers anyway, any kid could ignored the instructions and applied them however they wanted to, or even choose not to apply them).
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Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'