I kind of had a feeling that after the way Animated flopped out that a lot of folks might be afraid to commit themselves to another new show only to like it and see it suffer the same fate. Let's face it, with The Hub it's future will never be certain, because the networks future really isn't. However for now, we have one of the best shows and accompanying toy lines ever.
With good always comes bad however. The slow pacing of season 1, then a nearly year long wait for figures most of us either hardly saw or never saw at all in a store. It's not been handled very well, I think we can all agree on that point. But it appears to be getting better fast!
So far in the 2nd season we've had a better run of new episodes with no wait. Finally have Prime figures in every store, though the deluxe sales seem to be a little stagnant, I think we all know who to thank for that! Voyagers, Cyberverse Legion and Commander class are all turning over pretty regularly so I would think the only hold up is the no less than 10 Bumblebees plaguing the pegs of nearly every store you walk in.
Usually in my experience if you're still watching after the first 20-25 episodes and liking it, then it's only going to get better. Slow starts have killed interest for shows in the past, and some parts of season 1 did drag on a bit, though I suspect the pacing of airing new episodes did more to turn people off than anything else. Here through 6 episodes of season 2 I can say it's not disappointing. It's been a fun show. The characters, yes even the kids, are all adding something to the show. The voice cast is quite simply one of the best I've ever seen. Period.
The only thing I can see that needs to be stepped up, is new characters. If you've been watching, you know, a bunch more should be showing up soon.
Overall I'm thrilled. I'm genuinely excited for new figures and the show. I did enjoy Animated, more for the series than the figures, but Prime is the perfect blend between that and the movie aesthetic. I'm a junkie for the figures already and only wished new ones were coming more often.
Now that it's for the most part behind us, we need to get past the nightmare of the first edition letdown and not let that leave such a bad taste that it makes people not want the line at all. It's a fantastic line! One that is quickly rising on my all time list and could easily be at or very near the top when it is all said and done both for figures and TV show.
Edited by madman1366, 30 March 2012 - 07:35 AM.