xyl360 wrote:I for one am glad that they did.
Thanks to Kenner, who had a wildly different take on how to engineer transforming robots, gave us things like ball joints for increased articulation which are still in use on modern TF's today.
I believe there was a bit of that in G2, but not nearly as much as Beast Wars.
Did Kenner actually do any design, or was it Takara still doing that?
I don't intend that as rhetorical, I really don't have any idea who was doing what as I wasn't into TF's at all between early G2 and RID.
TF wiki says "Takara designer Takio Ejima is credited for introducing ball joints as a standard feature of nearly all Transformers toys," but I dunno if that means Kenner had nothing to do with it at all.