Originally Posted by Timstuff
Ever consider that maybe they don't use the G1 designs because they DON'T work? Seriously, if I saw a "realistic" version of G1 Optimus Prime I would LMAO, and I'm sure most of the audience would too. They are just so simple and boxy that the audience would look at them like a cheap downgrade, so I see no reason to use them in the movies other than to please the G1 fanboys. This isn't G1, so I don't see why they should have to use G1's designs.
Like i said..noone can say the G1 verison wouldn't work..cuz we don' t know (never seen it on film..at least i haven't)..and i have no problem updating the look of robots/aliens whatever u want to call them...i just think alot and almost all the deceps look like put together trash cans who lack color ....i think messiahdeoy makes some very good points.