Overcracker wrote: D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:He just finds them similar but they arent the same mold in any way. They just have a similar transformation scheme and he's tired of it.
Exactly. I'm not a huge fan of the transformation because of the amount of kibble and the fact that the mold feels smaller and lighter than other deluxes. Plus, if they would do it, that would make a very similar toy for 3 straight movies for 3 different characters. That bores me a lot
I can understand that, and said as much, they are similar, but again there are only so many ways you can turn a car into a humanoid.
Most car into robot transformations end up feeling similar. I'm not saying its bad you're tired, I just don't see how its possible to make it feel all that different from an engineering standpoint.
Its possible you are just burnt out on movie aesthetic and I can understand that perfectly.
See, I actually like the movie aesthetic, I just don't like that mold that much. It didn't feel that good on Roadbuster and then they did it again on Lockdown. I'm ok with them making multiple uses of a transformation scheme if it is a good and satisfying one and can do something sort of different each time (each Bumblebee feels different and enjoyable to me despite a similar look) but on a mediocre mold it feels.. exhausting.
I know there's only so many ways to Transform a bot to a car, but look at TR. They've some some really good things with the transformations over there despite similar looks between bots.
It also sort of stings that the same mold could potentially be used for 3 different characters that really deserved better. Roadbuster deserved to have an armored car look that he didn't get as a deluxe; Lockdown was the main villain and got a disappointing small figure, and then Hot Rod is finally making it into the movies and he could be using a mediocre mold as well.
It all feels wrong to me on that mold level.