Bass X0 wrote:
Bowspearer wrote:Ugh. Don't get me wrong, it works as Strika, but seriously- aren't there a STACK of G1 characters who could have been chosen before going to a BM character as a choice (even if she was technically a pre-BM character via canon retconning)......
They've already done a STACK of G1 characters before going to do a BM character.
On the contrary, we've seen 2 G1 characters in the Botcon Machine Wars lineup so far - that's hardly "a STACK of G1 characters".
Bass X0 wrote:Nobody ever said that G1 characters is all they should do.
Except that the whole concept of this year's particular Botcon line was meant to be essentially a "Series 2" of Machine Wars. Machine Wars was always a redux on G1 characters. Granted G2 characters might have possibly shown up, but with the exception of Megaplex, who was essentially a body double and an excuse to make a recolour out of Megatron, all the characters involved were G1.
If there had've been a series 2, Strika would not have been a part of it as the character would not even come to exist for another few years. However it's highly probable that we would have seen more Autobot Cars and maybe even the cassettes and Constructicons, had there been a Series 2 of Machine Wars.
Bass X0 wrote:They cover the whole of Transformers, except perhaps the movie continuity.
Yes and this year we're dealing with Machine Wars - what's your point?
Bass X0 wrote:Don't be surprised if next year was an Armada theme with modern toys.
Yes and when/if they do, I would expect that series of convention toys to stay within the realms of that theme & not deviate wildly from it - which is exactly what throwing Strika into the mix as their first "expansion" choice amounts to.
Honestly, if this was meant to just be a complete reboot of Machine Wars rather than how Series 2 of the toys would have played out at the time (had they been released), I wish they wouldn't just said so.
Right now out of the 3 reveals, we have a lazy execution (Hoist), poor mould choice (Skywarp) and now poor character choice (Strika) based on what they initially said the line would be. If FP were actively trying to irritate people through creating false expectations, then they've wildly suceeded here.