xyl360 wrote:I personally think it's refreshing to see a different line being focused on a bit, rather than rehashing the same G1 characters over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.
I guess I don't see it as them rehashing the same characters over and over again from G1 or anywhere else.
Sideburn and SkyByte were both from 2000's Robots in Disguise.
Air Razor was BW homage.
In fact, I don't think the club, minus their foray into Shattered Glass, has redone any characters that have been popularly done over and over from G1.
There giveaways previously were all new characters using Energon combiner limbs.
Runamuck and Runabout have only seen really two homages between them by HASBRO not the club, and those were pretty sucky toys (repaint of Armada Sideswipe, and a repaint of Legends Jazz).
Drift was Shattered Glass.
I'm just not seeing the club focus on G1 that you are, and certainly not in characters that have been rehashed over and over again. If it is G1, it's usually odd ball characters, or characters that they made up like the Star Wars Expanded Universe/Offscreen character pieces.
Overlord and Metalhawk? One release ever, and not even in the US market for G1? Not rehashed rehashes.
The rehashing is the in the club's Shattered Glass universe, which allows them to do easy repaints of existing characters often times without doing anything, but changing the colors.
I'm impressed that the club is going to try a subscription service. I hope it's affordable, and it would be nice to be able to be a part of it without having to ante up for the general membership? Or be able to choose to trade the general membership figure for one of the club subscription figures. I know, too difficult.
I just don't know that this subscription figure is going to be very popular, and that if they really wanted to win folks back into believing in them with the best free exclusive ever... well maybe it should have been a different choice. I think a SCOURGE repaint would have created a lot more interest from the fandom, and probably result in more memberships.
Again, I'm not sure how the subscription service works when compared with membership.