Much of the love for BW came from novelty at the time and nostalgia now, and it would not have taken off if they hadn't folded G1 into it. Watch season 1 of BW and it's a perfectly adequate kiddie cartoon with slapstick and wordplay, really no more worthy of long-term devotion than Danny Phantom. And I LIKE Danny Phantom, but I wouldn't spend thousands of dollars on its merchandise over a lifetime. The concept of "vague G1-related spinoff with other dudes who aren't G1 characters" has now been done about 4 times since BW ended. RID15 honestly did everything about as well. RID15 isn't as emotionally influential within the online fandom because we saw it when we were in early middle-age instead of high school or college.
Edited by Thylacine 2000, 21 April 2020 - 06:48 PM.