Rated X wrote:So homaging a character is going fowards, but homaging a certain group of characters is going backwards ? Im not sure I understand Hasbro's logic. If they want to move foward, then they should stop using Optimus, Bumblebee, Starscream, Megatron, etc, and create a totally new cast with no homages. And the monster Hasbro created known as the "alligned continuity" needs to be slayed.
There is a difference between "making a new version of old characters" and "making new characters based on old characters". The Classics toys are the former, while what Hasbro wants to do is the latter.
They keep making new Optimus Primes, Megatrons, etc. so that they can continue to own those names/characters.
Maybe I could explain this easier via help from TFWiki. from what I understand, your idea of doing a new G1-based show would be set in the Generation 1 Continuity Family
, which Hasbro doesn't want to go back to in TV show form since it's so old and not up to form for today's audiences.
They instead want to expand the current continuity of today: The Aligned continuity
. They've already set up so much backstory, history, and lore for this continuity to explore thanks to the novels and video games, and they have only just barely scratched the surface of it. TF: Prime is set in the present, but there's thousands of years of the past and plenty of future territory to cover, leaving it all open for a new cartoon to look into.
Hasbro's basically done with G1 from a TV storytelling view, and want to move on with the brand rather than continue living in the past.