DJrasmo wrote:Beast Wars being "fail" is simply an expression of my own opinion. As 3rd grade dictionary learnin' taught us, an "opinion" is not a "fact", and therefore wether or not BW "fails" cannot be proved or disproved as true/false.
DJrasmo wrote:Congrats on your dictionary nazism
"You mean the importing of G1 to Japan, right?"
Um, not really...considering the whole ideology was originally created IN JAPAN as Microman and Diaclone. The idea of transforming robot toys was popular with kids in Japan, and the show was created afterwards to help provide a small boost to sales.
Upon import to America, however, the toys proved to not be so much of a hit with our slightly-less-fascinated-with-technology kids and the show was used (in typical American media-saturating fashion) to push the toys, including the addition of new characters, new series, and re-dubbing for more interesting dialogue.
That is all utter BS.
Hasbro bought the rights to sell the toys in America and their other markets.
Then they went and asked Marvel Comics to create all the fiction (comics, cartoon, character bios and names) to better market them to kids, something almost every toy line did back then, oh and it was also done as a bit of an answer to the GoBots.
All Takara did was design the original toys, then after seeing how successful Transformers was in the US they killed the original lines, and imported the Transformers.
And no G1 is not anime, save for the stuff produced in Japan like Zone, Headmasters, etc.
That's basic Transformers knowledge.
And yes, I agree with that last part...importing people like Rodimus and Ironhide as cameos in Animated actually lessed the show a bit for me. I much preferred it the way it was...as a small core of central characters who progress and grow throughout the show. They could have just as easily introduced NEW characters to fill the same purpose...but chose instead to try and re-saturate us with old characters.
Team Rodimus was introduced in Season 3 so that they could later take over the show for the fourth and final season, Rodimus was supposed to be the "Chosen One" in this and become the hero at the end. But those plans died when Hasbro terminated their partnership with CN to focus more on the Hub and TF Prime. A lot of footage was cut from Animated season 3 that was meant to lead into Season 4.
Being such a large Animated fan you should know this.
Also Optimus was a completely different character in this, sharing only the name and basic character design. There will always be an Optimus and a Megatron in some way, Hasbro wants to protect their Trademarks after all.
Also Animated was also made to sell toys, just here the show was developed at the same time as the toys. The toys only got delayed because Hasbro and toy retailers wanted more of that sweet sweet Movie toys cash.
It is also weird that you bring Animated up as an example of a show that has nothing in common with the old stuff and is so "fanboi" unfriendly.
Animated was the definition of fanwank, almost everything in there was there to appeal to fans, mostly due tot he guys behind it being fans themselves, Isenberg to a much lesser extent though.