Convotron wrote:To answer the first question, I think it comes down to simple business. Just because TFA is over doesn't mean people all of a sudden have no interest in merchandise of the line. Transformers has done very well. The RotF toyline has rolled out an unprecedented amount of figures in this year's waves, as I understand.
Oh the glimmering pillar that is Convotron's usual rightness.... I'm one of them, gnawing away at my arm until they finally release TFA Blackout. (What? I like copters!)
And as an old person, (insert creak here) I remember when we had toys...and no cartoon to give it story. Barbie? She didn't have a cartoon. GI Joe, when he was one dude? No cartoon. We...used our imaginations and made up our own stories. Which led to some very bizarre crossovers if I remember involving Barbie, smurfs, and Star Wars figures. So, just because the cartoon's over, it's like it's official? NO ONE can have any stories any more about TFA?
You'll make Toys in the Attic (who is writing a really cool TFA fic on our site) cry!
(However, if the slashwriters could please stop perving up TFA, I'd be so cool with that. I don't mind slashing up other generations, but for some reason TFA characters doing...nasty stuff creeps me out).
And honestly, I loved TFA UNTIL season three. They'd known then that it was going to be the last season, even though they'd already sketched out four season's worth of possibilities. THe stuff that made the cut and got made into episodes were often poor choices. It was really obvious from the start of Season Three that Strika and Oil Slick and Blackout (swoon) were supposed to get some depth and not just be cruise-ons. That didn't happen. Instead we get an episode where Prowl learns ONCE AGAIN that the way to true power is not through horking upgrades? WASTE!
But I am sad that they pulled it off the rotation. I get up at 0600 and it was always fun to drag my carcass out of bed to TFA. Sorry, but Gormiti, its programming replacement, kinda sucks.
HK, I should be too old for this.