Who cares if Lugnutz is a new character? Alternators has new characters (Richochet and Decepticharge), and characters so obscure (Rollbar, Camshaft) that they may as well be new.
To answer the question about "Stormbringer": I do not have the cover referenced in front of me. But, Bludgeon and Thunderwing both play prominent roles, with Thunderwing being presented as a "super duper cosmic bad thing". Furman seems to be assuming people know and care about his old G1 writing. (As much as I liked much of his old run, given that it has been 15 years, Furman seems to be a bit......overconfident.)
How am I being arbitrary in skipping Classics? I am sick of dealing with Hasbro, and need a break. Thus, I am skipping the current line. Hasbro's distribution made it difficult enough that any reason to not buy TF is fine with me. Would it be better to force myself to buy the toys?Originally Posted by JT the meanest meany who was ever mean
And, even if I concede the point about me being capricious......I never said I was not. O_o
And, some of those cycle TFs you mention.......those are good indicators of how you look at motorcycle TFs. Thrust and the drone are two of the few toys that I have cannibalized for parts without having spare copies on hand. Even discounting the fact that neither really looks like the animation, Thrust is a hideous toy, looking like congealed KoolAid....
And, your cruel remarks about Lugnutz's physical appearance show the depths of your cruelty. He cannot help his hunchback, nor his waist. Did noone ever tell you that the spark is what matters? Lugnutz gets up in the morning, and does his job, in the face of being physically awkward. Why can you not just respect that?
And, for the record, I display Lugnutz in robot mode.