Ironhidensh wrote: Sabrblade wrote: Ironhidensh wrote: Sabrblade wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:I believe Cliffjumper is a licensing issue, but when he comes, if he comes, I expect a minor retool of bumblebee.
You do know that the real life Ferrari isn't nearly as super deformed as Cliffjumper's altmode, right?
Yes, but this is Takara we are talking about. With the recent push to cartoon accuracy, I expect a Bee retool.
They still maintain real life accuracy for the cars, though.
I hope you are right but we will see. I need a good Cliffjumoer, and the 3rd party market hasn't delivered yet.
However, the discrepancy between how the Ferrari looks in real life and how Cliffjumper's altmode looked is probably why they haven't done Cliff yet. No matter what they go with, something won't look right to one person or another: If he's given a realistic altmode, then it won't look like how it looked in the cartoon; if he's given a cartoon-accurate altmode, then it will look scrunched compared to the real thing. It's a lose-lose situation.
But back to Cheetor:
Ironhidensh wrote:Do you honestly think that Takara won't straight repaint Tigatron?
With how slavishly beholden Takara is to the cartoon models (otherwise, they wouldn't have gone as far as they did with the extremely Mainframe-accurate designs of Primal's and Cheeotr's beast modes), I really can't see Takara being satisfied with MP Tigatron being just a straight redeco of Cheetor.
They certainly weren't satisfied with UW Scattershot being a mere straight redeco of CW Scattershot, and that's a character who was practically a footnote in his cartoons compared to the much more prominent (to his own cartoon) Tigatron.
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'