hinomars19 wrote:I really wish people would stop using the 'it's a child's toy' excuse. Plenty of TF figs over the years have been simple and child friendly and they are not this poor excuse for a design.
The thing is, those of us that like it, don't think it's a poor design. Airachnid was a poor design and a terrible toy. This, to me, is not.
And stop childishly pointing the finger at MP collectors as well. Sure, I have some MPs, why the hell shouldn't I?
The reason Masterpieces are brought up so often when these debates happen is because Masterpieces are the only Transformers that are targeted squarely at adult collectors
. Lots of people complain that a toy is too simple, too kiddy, on the basis they're an adult and they deserve something better. But mainline stuff is made for kids, with adult fans as a periphery demographic. Generations is made for a mix of kids and nostalgic adults. So judging the mainline stuff by adult standards is a bit unfair.
I don't like this thing.
neither do some others, I've given it a go with looking at the reviews, but it isn't happening-it looks ridiculous for so many reasons and whether the rest of you like it or not it's a concern for us that our hobby may be turning sour if this becomes the acceptable standard.
If we like it, and kids like it, there's no problem. There's always a few people, like you, who don't like a particular direction that the brand takes. That's fine. Nobody's required to like everything, or anything (although if you're in this fandom it's assumed you like something). If, after this, you continue not to like the direction that Transformers goes in, then I'm sorry. Transformers continues to be a brand meant to be enjoyed by children at its core, and to that end Hasbro has to keep trying to stay current by doing new things with the toys. While a lot of things kids like will remain constant in broad strokes (kids will always love dinosaurs, robots, aliens, cars, and things like that), some of the more particular fads come and go like the wind. That's why they always change the gimmicks, and sometimes you wind up with stuff that doesn't work (mechtech, powerizers). The point is, as an adult fan of a childrens' franchise, you can't really expect it to be tailored to your interests, so if you find yourself not liking it, unless the raw quality of the toys drops to obscene levels (hasn't happened yet), there's nothing much for you. You just have to make your peace and accept that it's no longer a brand for you.