Shockwave7 wrote:Daaaah, gee Hasbro - I donno - ya think maybe you should bring back TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED?????
The art, animation, and characters were poor as it was. On top of that, Hasbro has constantly stated that they want to move forward
, not backward
with the brand. Bringing back TFA is an example of moving backward.
Point being: Animated's return is implausible. It doesn't need to come back either.
I'll allow some folks didn't like TFA. I had severe doubts when I first saw it, but it grew on me because it was good. I don't propose 'rebooting' TFA. They left it at a point that begs for them to pick up where they left off. It wouldn't be the first time that a series was come back to after a long haitus.
Plus, I fail to see how going from a serious TF prime style series to a quasi-kids show is a 'step forward' anyway, but that's another issue. If Hasbro is planning to make transformers into another kiddie-style show, then TFA would definitely not be a 'step backward' compared to this 'rescue gobot' thingy they're doing already. Not to mention, TFA was ended when they were on the cusp of putting out some really kick-butt toys that should have made it to market. (TFA Thundercracker, Marauder Megatron, Blackout, Wingblade Optimus...)
God knows we can't count on the likes of Michael Bay to take the Transformers 'forward'. Every movie he does digs them deeper and deeper into ridiculousness.
I'm not sure how that paragraph relates to my post. It seems that you're trying to disagree with me by saying that Animated's quality was not a step backward, in which I never brought up to begin with. Can you clarify?
I'll take a stab at it. The part where you said "The art, animation, and characters were poor as it was." and in the same breath lumping TFA with the statement that Hasbro 'wants to take the transformers forward, not backwards'. Sounded like quite the knock there, no? You may not have intended it that way, but it kind of sounded like it.