5150 Cruiser wrote:vectorA3 wrote: I'll take a well made G1 movie that public hates (they're not true fans anyway), than the crap we're getting now. When a beloved franchise is whored out solely to make money -- that is sad.
It cracks me up when people say things like "They only did this to make money, and that's wrong!" about TF or any other product. Especialy
Thats been the whole purpose of TF since the begining. Lets not forget that since its conception of G1, the whole purpose was to sell toys and make money. And for the most part, it worked very very well. Other wise, we would not even be having this conversation right now.
Optimus Primevil wrote:that's the problem, how many are the 'true'(how does one consider him/herself to be a 'true' fan anyway?) compared to the rest of the public who don't like g1 but liked the bay movies. 'hardcore' videogame fans are scoffing at nintendo's wii for pandering to casuals but the bottomline is hard to ignore and that what it all comes down to, cold hard cash.
and how can a franchise that was born to sell toys whore itself out?
This is 100% correct. The only thing i'd aurgue is that just cause a casual fan liked the movies, doesn't mean he/she can't like G1 as well. Its just like Sentinel Prime/spock said in DOTM...
"The needs of the many, out weight, the needs of the few."
IN this case, the general public/audience is the many, and the fandom the few.
It's not easy to please both. I do however, feel that could have meet half way a little bit better.
Yes. Agree 100% with your last sentence. That's all i wanted.
And, point taken - G1 TF was originally conceived to sell toys. I just don't like how blatant Hollywood & Bay have been about whoring it out