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Re: New IDW Transformers Reboot Confirmed for 2019

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:22 pm

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Cartoons have always been their own thing anyway, since G1 (Sunbow vs. Marvel Comics). Yet in the comics, most context specific characters IE Thunderwing or Grimlock have been different visually in every continuity.
Dreamwave kept every G1 character's classic looks for their comics set in the 21st century, yet that was a new continuity,
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Re: New IDW Transformers Reboot Confirmed for 2019

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 pm

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Not really as the designs would often change to match current toys (look at Starscream).
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Re: New IDW Transformers Reboot Confirmed for 2019

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:35 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:Cartoons have always been their own thing anyway, since G1 (Sunbow vs. Marvel Comics). Yet in the comics, most context specific characters IE Thunderwing or Grimlock have been different visually in every continuity.
Dreamwave kept every G1 character's classic looks for their comics set in the 21st century, yet that was a new continuity,



Context Specific characters. Dreamwave didn't keep the characters with the same look in every storyline, set in every time period. For example, having Bumblebee or Grimlock look like a VW Bug and T-Rex respectively, on Cybertron millions of years prior to their arrival, would have stupid and a massive aesthetic plot hole.
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Re: New IDW Transformers Reboot Confirmed for 2019

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:36 am

As we edge ever closer, I got to thinking about the limitations of a licensed property and how the New Continuity could still work around it. In an ideal world, Transformers could greatly benefit from someone like Grant Morrison. If a truly New Continuity would be the aim of the Reboot, none could do it better. Tear it all apart and rebuild the series from the ground up. When it comes to Transformers in recent times however, The problem does tend to be two fold.

1. HasTak - License Holder. They have been known to be quite flexible, but only to a point and since the implementation of Aligned Continuity, tend to revert the series to a fallback position, catering to...

2. Slavish devotion to G1. Does Transformers need cookie cutter repetition? A vocal group (of unknown size) would scream yes and thus Transformers becomes an ouroboros. For every Rhinox, a Prowl. Every Hot Shot, a Bumblebee. Every Bulkhead, an Ironhide etc etc etc

Now neither of the above are going to be upended in the Reboot. The Comic Book arm of Transformers doesn't have that level of power/autonomy. Plus SIEGE is clearly helmed by someone with a similar G1-Fetish. But even if locked in a visual 'cage' for lack of a better word, I do hope the new creative teams don't just settle for what is easy aka G1: 2019 Edition Or something ultimately superfluous to being based within Transformers at all ala MTMTE/LL.

A 'Spotlight: Arcee' level reinvention would be the ideal, yet the promo material to date doesn't fill me with much confidence of that either.
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