Manterax Prime wrote:Hmmmmm.....the article mentions that Transformers are aimed at ADULT fans as well.
So is MLP. They made the Favorite Collection toys for adult fans. They named an erroneous background pony "Derpy," which is a name the adult fans gave her. They also have T-Shirts and Vinyl Collectibles made for the adult fans. 'Tis no different than us getting Masterpieces, Reissues, or the Classics Line.
But both franchises were initially for little kids. Then when adult fans got on board, they started giving us some attention. But their target audience is still kids.
Also, it's hard to take legal action against 3rd parties if they're not in the US.
I'm talking about individual fans that make custom Transformers, not 3rd party companies.
And as for Custom figures....well....they're custom, mostly made of bits and pieces of other bots.
Not always. I've seen people make custom Transformers out of figures from completely different lines. Then there are those that make transformers from scratch
without using bits and pieces of other bots.