Yeah, this is definitely why. At its "best" it was just a kid's show made to sell toys. A few fun third person shooters were made with the license and older people can enjoy those if they have nostalgia for the series or like TPS in general.Guest wrote: ↑Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:52 amThe franchise has been COMPLETELY taken over by the cringiest lunatics, and I think I know how it happened. I think it's because everyone else, even all the supergeeks, FINALLY got too old to give a shit.
Bayformers didn't really bring in die-hard fans. It brought in people who wanted to drool at babes, explosions, and giant robots for two hours before moving on to the next forgettable spectacle filled summer blockbuster. All those people moved on to Marvel.
So the last thing the true fanboys cared about was Beast Wars, from the 90's, and while a lot of college nerds and recently graduated from college nerds are still in that phase where they're running from adulthood and trying to regress a bit to childhood, only the saddest, most emotionally stunted specimens are still doing that in their 30's. And they took over.
Face it, Transformers is not a series made for grown ass adults. It's far too ridiculous. Maybe it can appeal to some older people but it SHOULD BE A KIDS SHOW. This should be obvious, but ALL the nerd series have to be made by and for grown ass adult nerd fanboys these days. Imagine how horrifying the My Little Pony series would get if instead of making it mainly for little girls with a nod and a wink to older audiences they made it by and for bronies. They would make all their creepy fanfiction shit canon. That's Transformers now, right down to the weird sex stuff.
The only people left who care about transformers are the movieblobs and that's why it's super cringey now. How ironic than Blob loves Mahvul but hated Bayformers. It's the same shit, like you said. Big budgets, big explosions and big... name actresses. Blob cried about people drooling over Megan Fox but he drooled buckets over Johannsen (sp) in Iron Man 2.
There are a lot of old tv shows and franchises like that, where the fans got too old and had to move on because the series was never something adults could really enjoy. Only a few cartoons stand the test of time and maintain a broad appeal.
If you're a transformers fan today, go play the Melbourne House ps2 game and the two High Moon Studios Cybertron games.