The sword's distincly a cutlass or scimitar of some sort. Regardless of whether you feel the crest is hat-like enough, the face-sculpt also has a grizzled, pirate-esque beard sculpted into it, a definite visual cue.JediTricks wrote:The sword doesn't look like a pirate sword, the peg leg doesn't make a lick of sense, the crest doesn't look a damn like a pirate hat, and the colors don't seem piratey either.
His color scheme actually is part of the overall theme, as being a blue-and-white robot lion, he's a fairly blatant homage to 'Pirate Lion' from Battle Beasts.
If you can't see it, that's on you, but plenty of other people have commented on Thundertron's piratey coat-tails, so I'd say your outvoted on that one.I rarely see any TF where plating looks like clothes, even when intended, and this is no different.
So, to recap:
Piratey peg-leg (and in a franchise where tons of guys are missing hands, I hardly see how this "doesn't make sense")
Color scheme and alt-mode that are one giant homage to a previous character who was also a pirate
...yeah, Thundertron's pretty dang piratey. Not sure why you're so adamantly insisting that he isn't, unless you're just trying to keep an argument going. One thing I LOVED about Thundertron was how well his toy conveyed his theme and identity.
Anyway, more on-topic, I'm pretty unimpressed by it. Cannonball's one more for the "Why did he need a new toy, his old one was fine" pile, even more so given that with a new toy of Cannonball, they COULD make it an obviously brand-new guy with the name applied to him, given his backstory (he's the Dread Pirate Roberts). Ferak's pretty sad, that is not the level of paint-job I expect applied to a 300% mark-up, 'premium' fan-collection toy. They couldn't even be bothered to pick out the outline of his face, it's just a solid red block!