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Old 2015-11-18, 05:13 PM   #4855
Warcry
Likes Beast Wars toys. A lot.
 
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Originally Posted by inflatable dalek View Post
The colour scheme is a toy homage sure, but the toy's design is still the animation model. He doesn't look like the blue version of the original toy, he looks like the chap from the cartoon in blue, making it having the toy missiles look a bit odd at least.
He's actually not, though! They replaced some of the toon-accurate Bluestreak parts with Prowl's (the head and the crotch) to make him look more like the toy, so they were definitely aiming for the toy over the cartoon in this case. The launchers are just another part of that, since they're another detail that makes him look more like the toy and less like the cartoon character.

It's mostly subtle differences, yes, but I like that they went the extra mile to ensure that all of the five Datsuns they've put out are at least a bit different from each other instead of doing straight repaints.
 
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