Now frequent readers to this here blog know that I have absolutely no care in the world about 2007's Transformers movie.
It is just summer big budget schlock and on the whole I don't have much patience for those kinds of films.
They were fine when I was in my teens and even early 20s but my adult sensibilities get extremely bored with films of this kind now.
It'll be short on story, long on things blowing up, and from what I've read follow the old-fashioned "robots through human eyes" schlock that regardless of what Hollywood types say, does not need to really be a part of it.
Anyway, I noticed that a ton of images, both legit and some no doubt leaked and/or fake, have been trickling out of Paramount and Hasbro regarding the movie and toys for the film and I can happily say I probably won't have any more excitement in the future than I do now. Zilch. Even if they are fake then that makes it even sadder.
If I was younger I'd probably be all over this shit but now, at my age, I just don't care. And I think that is probably healthy.
The design æsthetics for both the film's TF art direction and therefore the toy direction basically look like the result of an orgy of Gundam, miscellaneous Macrossish mecha, some of those Marvel rip-off Megamorph things, and Hasbro's unused Transtech line that was supposed to come after Beast Machines but was never done.
It just doesn't appeal to me at all, though the Sikorsky-based Blackout does at least show some promise.
Prime? Not interested it all.
This supposed Starscream? Oh my god so not interested. Why can't they just call him something else if that is indeed the Starscream character? There's nothing there that evokes any previous visual version of the character? Dreadwing would be better. There's no established character there reall.
Scorponok? Been there. Done that. Have it in a few different lines.
The only thing I'm curious here is why on earth would a Decepticon take an animal form if it is mean to "blend in" to the surroundings yet not shrink down?
Anyway, I'm just not seeing anything to get me excited about this film one way or the other.
I suppose that is good.
I've already decided I'll try to get rid of a lot of figures that I already have, try to avoid buying anything new "just because I don't have it", and try to find a more realistic and practical interest than toys.
If this film had the possibility of having toys that I could possibly care about owning I'd be up shit creek.