|Binary Hack Wrote:I hope they don't overdo it with the "let's introduce this crazy looking vehicle just to have a new toy to sell"|
The original Transformers (1984 onwards) was infamous for that, in my opinion.
A few years ago, when there was something of a reasurgence of them thanks to the release of the Micheal Bay movies, I brought the ENTIRE animated series on DVD-every episode from all four seasons, including the 1987 feature length movie (I ONLY brought the original 80's series-or 'Generation 1' I think Transformers fans call it- because that was what I grew up with has a kid in the 80s).
And it was fun watching them!
It took me over a MONTH to get through every episode, but it was really great seeing them again after all these years. Watching them for the first time since I was like 7 years old made me feel like a kid all over again (in a nostalgic sense). It did bring back some fond memories.
BUT, like He-Man, this franchise was just has well known for it's massive toy range as it's shows, and I noticed that watching the series (i.e every now and again a completly new character(s) with interesting features/appearance would almost pop up from nowhere, and when he/she/they do you can tell that, at the time of it's original broadcast that Hasbro have released new additions to the toy range right there and then).
To be honest, I've still got those DVDs (the entire collection) at home, hidden away in a secret area, has well as a couple of T-shirts.....