Also, they aren't making every product for people who buy everything. There should probably be a quality vanilla Optimus Prime on shelves at all times.
What constitutes a "vanilla" Optimus Prime, though? I would have considered something like Classics or CW Optimus to meet that description.Note for those potentially responding: Aside from both of the toys I just mentioned being clearly G1-based, I have previously stated that I am interested in Earthrise Optimus.
... huh. Were the Micromaster base owners intentionally given building-based names...?
How would you like to see other Modular Bases work? Should an Airport Weaponizer take the name Airwave and the Micromaster be Overair (Like it is in the current 10-pack?)
What about Greasepit and Hot House?
-ZacWilliam, I'm cool with it cause it gets us two unique characters with unique names where previously there was 1
I think all the Micromaster's that came with Bases were kinda given names that were based on the larger part of the set, the Base. Some of them don't even make much sense for the MM considered on its own. I remember that being noticeable even as a kid.
-ZacWilliam, It wasn't much of a concern back then I'm sure because who in 89 would have expected both parts to get separate new toys exactly 30 years later.
Yeah, the Micromaster was the one with a name getting printed on the front of the box, but the base was the main attraction, so you got Micromasters who were essentially named after their bases. Most of them came out all right, but Hot House, Groundshaker, and Skystalker stand out as having names that really only make sense in the context of their vehicles. Even the Transports aren't immune--Overload and Roughstuff are pretty generic, but Erector and Flattop are clearly named after the crane trailer and the aircraft carrier respectively, rather than the truck and the jet.