xyl360 wrote:...I'm tired of the franchise standing still. Keep giving G1 the love with MP and Classics, but keep the main line moving forward as new generations come (and old generations, like mine get sick of seeing Optimus and Bumblebee vs Megatron and Starscream reinvented yet again for the 1000th time).
I respectfully disagree. If people got 'bored of the same franchise being reinvented over and over', then NO one would ever watch another Batman movie or TV show ever again. I don't hear anybody saying, 'Oh gee, Nolan put Batman against the Joker - I'm not going to go see it because Adam West and Ceaser Romero already did that'.
Fact is, reboots make truckloads of cash and are successful because people like them.
And like Hasbro is going to pass up a chance to reboot the Tformers again and make us buy yet another gazillion different bumblebee repaints? They may let it lie for a while, but they'll be back. There are tons of different Optimus figures they'll want to make.
While that is very true, I've also seen series like those in the DCAU, which started with Batman: The Animated Series go all the way through to Justice League: Unlimited, following what comic books do and be very successful as well. I'm not saying they should never go back to Autobots vs Decepticons, Megatron vs Prime, absolutely not, but something fresh that isn't just yet another reboot every few years would be nice. It gets boring to watch the same characters 'learn who they are' and see the same (essentially the same) history get revealed throughout yet another series all over again.
A good re-telling can be nice, and there's certainly nothing wrong with it, but doing so every few years gets old. It's nice to see a continuity that lasts longer than just 4 or 5 seasons, especially if it really takes things in a new direction, expanding on the universe the first series or first few seasons of the series created. That's what I'd like to see them do with Prime. There's plenty they haven't touched on or expanded on from WfC and FoC that they could integrate and of course, if they move forward with this continuity's version of Beast Wars, and it's anything close to how the original was, then I suspect it will be a hit, at least with those of us who aren't opposed to bots with beast modes that are actual DISGUISES instead of gigantic robotic animals that aren't fooling anyone (lookin' at you G1 Predacons and Dinobots