Nemesis_Apoc wrote:If you think about it, whats one of the biggest aspects of the Transformers toy franchise? I'll tell ya: converting from one thing to another while allowing both modes to look nothing like each other.
That's where I disagree with you. For me, being able to tell what they turn into is what makes TFs unique, and not just another "GO GO GIANT ROBOTS!" series.
Not to mention that I feel you're just completely off-base saying that the franchise has had a theme of not being able to tell what a con or bot turns into(hell, even with the stylized classics versions of the cartoons/classics, I can tell that screamer turns into an F-15; or that prime turns into a truck; or that Cheetor turns into a cheetah; or that Armada Wheeljack turns into a car). Really the only series(not counting the Movie) I can agree with you on is BM; THAT series definitely tried to go for the aesthetic you described.
I suppose that's why I prefer the toys over the CGI renderings; they just can't take out car/plane/whatever bits of the robot mode like they can with the CGI renderings(look at Bumblebee, two completely different designs because a deluxe-sized figure just can't have the design he has in the movie; and I personally much prefer the toy's design). Unfortunately(for me, at least) the heads stayed the same.