So a clip of decent length has popped up on YouTube of Transformers: Animated and I think I finally feel like I've seen enough to truly comment on the aesthetics of the animation model.
I mentioned before that I'm all for this new interlude of crack design. It doesn't hurt one bit that TFs should be returned to the 6-12 year-old audience and that little clip is a fine example of what that demographic will grow up considering the cartoons of their youth.
The 70s and 80s era of TV animation is long gone and some fanboys are just gonna have to live with that.
Anyway, the only thing I find unnerving, and that just goes against my personal view of what makes Prime Prime is the mouth.
I guess I'm just a face plate guy when it comes to any TF that attempts to be a G1-inspired Optimus Prime, as both this one and the movie Prime do.
The mouth just looks awkward to me.
But in 10-15 years, if this thing of ours is still trudging on as a brand, there will be people who look at old toys and say "Why doesn't Prime have a mouth?" in the same way that there are groups of guys that say "Huh? Prime as a gorilla?!?!".
At least the latter one is easier to explain.
Well... as long and you don't try to bring a lion or mastadon into it.
When you do that you need to make sure you have a case of Corona and a shitload of limes cut and several hours to waste.