Council of Elders
I loved Cyberverse, but I guess it was too difficult for the designers to maintain that kind of awesomeness forever.
I wouldn't want that to be the ONLY option, but I do love buying tinier versions of things.
Same. Back around the Prime and third movie lines, we were seeing some neat stuff like that in the Cyberverse scale (before some numb nuts decided, "hey, let's name our cartoon after that!").
But something where your main characters like Optimus and Megatron can have forces that form giants who are actually giant compared to them, Titans are truly titanic, and there are ships and bases they can actually occupy?
Yeah, I'd love a line built around that. Not saying they have to do it forever afterwards, this franchise doesn't work that way, but for a series? That could be some fun stuff.
As it is, my biggest problem with stuff like the Ark and Fortress Maximus is there's nothing to actually do inside of them! They're more jungle gyms and setpieces than anything the little guys can meaningfully interact with.
Sounds very familiar...Yeah, I mean keep like Generations etc going, but testing the waters for a year where the kids line is a Micro play pattern line rather than "G1 in this art style"? That'd be fun. Sort of like Micro Machines now but with converting and with base/ship-looking playsets. This can be flanked by their usual other products like one-steps and whatnot, which are mostly reissues anyway.
There's a difference between a "base", like Castle Grayskull, and random bits of plastic smooshed together to make a thing, like the DOTM Ark.I don't blame Hasbro for not doing it. The DOTM Ark shelfwarmed hard, as did a lot of the TFPrime stuff. Though in the latter's case I'm sure it didn't help that the show wasn't very accessible to kids.
I like bases but I'm not sure what the winning formula is.