Seibertron wrote:I can't get over how many of you got suckered into the most lame and easy repaint excuse storyline ever.
Yet Shattered Glass has been one of the more popular Botcon themes, even gaining popularity as it aged.
...and other redeco boxsets like the 2007 one caused people to be angry about figures they would not "ever" get or were largely ignored (Wings of Honor) when they introduced new characters.
SG is popular because it bends the existing story. It has context, characters we know, and the ability to blend or not blend into as much of the existing fiction as we like.
I'm not really sure pegging Optimus as only good, or Megatron as only evil has a lot of traction in this particular discussion. Within the context of an SG framework, that is the only logical extension of those characters.
I'd rather have more years of SG than I would another forgettable Wings of Honor. (especially because there's a chance for more Classics redecos now that SG and Classicsverse has collided)