Six and a half years ago, you said you were “actively look[ing] for a venue” for the eventual release of some of the last Animated figures. And, yes, you did deliver Rodimus Minor/Prime and Cybertronian Ironhide. But there are others, from Vortex Blurr to Goldfire Grimlock, and especially Voyager Thundercracker, that Animated fans are still hungry for to this day.
This is the 10th Anniversary year of Animated - that is, in exactly one year’s time, on Dec 26, 2017, it will be ten years since “Transform and Roll Out” debuted. If there was ever an opportunity to fulfill your pledge, this is it.
I’m not even asking for you to make Season 4 - that’s a way bigger, much more complicated undertaking to reunite people who’ve moved on to other things, without a mainline toy range to support it. Not to mention being tangled up, production-wise, with Cartoon Network. Nor am I saying you should introduce new molds - although I wouldn’t say no to a Masterpiece-grade Animated Optimus Prime or Megatron or, hell, any of those guys (Masterpiece Oil Slick? I’m there! :FryMoneyMeme:). Just to dust off the molds you already have, break out the deco schemes that have already been created, and complete what you set out to do in time to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of one of the most unique incarnations of the franchise.
And if you were to reissue the figures of the core and main starring cast, well, that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world either.
So, dear Hasbro, what do you think? Can we do this thing, or what?
No, but is this not the greatest Transformers comic
of all time? I mean, look at it. The holographic balloons, Blurr giving Swindle a noogie or something, a giant robot wasp and a giant robot shark singing karaoke, the metal nut in Wheeljack’s drink, the party hat that suddenly materialises on Wheeljack’s head when we zoom out, the fact that the tone of the narrative captions contrasts so sharply with everything else happening on the page…it’s so beautiful I may cry.
BEAST WARS *growling and guitar riffs* Found out recently that BW was partially inspired by Bio Boosted Armor GUYVER, so I started sketching the OG toys with more organic, gross bits and beast-like qualities. Also those weird Beast-Mask-things. Lemme know if you wanna see more!
So now that Windblade’s been out for a few days, I kinda wanted to share my favorite panel in the whole comic. I had a TON of fun with this whole scene, picking out different types of drinks and glasses for the bots. I delight in things like this so THANK YOU Mairghread for letting me draw drunk bots.