Edited by MagmatronPrime, 11 February 2012 - 09:50 PM.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:56 PM
Gen3 would look like Gen2, except produced in the earlier 2000s so I'm going to assume that rather than 90s as heck, it would instead look Grimdark as heck. Everyone would be gritty realistic repaints with ridiculous battle damage and any new molds would have scowls all the time
Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:58 PM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:06 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:31 AM
Okay, you know what? Let's do this logically.
G1 to G2:
Recut rebroadcast cartoon
Hideous garish recolours of old toys and a few new ones
Short-lived comic-book which was grimdark and gritty and EXTREME
So then G3 would be
Completely new cartoon that contradicts previous shows and features characters acting wildy different (Starscream is loyal,the contructicons ditch the decepticons and join the autobots after two episodes, the Dinobots are smart, Soundwave talks like a normal guy)
Reserved, dulled military-style repaints with decals and serial numbers, and uses soft pastel colours for highlights
long-running comic book that is pleasant and positive, with a relaxed pace and a very slow, deliberate mystery plot
Edited by Hora Hora, 12 February 2012 - 01:35 AM.
Don't ask, don't tell.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:02 AM
Funny, I was just wondering that earlier-- glad this topic was made to save me the trouble.
It might seem simple at first, but then, how does one count concurrent generations, i.e. Beast Wars and Machine Wars?
I guess that since G2 continued G1, then sequential lines would be different generations as well-- Beast Wars and Beast Machines, for example, and AEC would be three separate generations as well.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:15 AM
rid is H1
Armada is Ut1
Energon is UT2
Cybertron is UT3
Prime is G1
then we have Lam1-3 which are the FU-niverse
(see how the 2 kinda g1 based parallel universes are lettered on either side of G )
the G3 toyline also includes any 'Universe' toy because of how Beastmachines ended
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:04 AM
Most of the fandoms that use "Generation" as a name for their toys tend to do it as a line-wide shift of engineering.
For instance, GI Joe is G1 until Valor vs Venom happened, and the basic buck and sculpting style changed. 25th Anniversary is G3.
We apparently ignore misnomers like GI Joe EXTREME, though.
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