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spyro appreciation topic
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#1 Posted: 19:55:26 03/12/2019 | Topic Creator
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in this house we love them all

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#2 Posted: 20:06:57 03/12/2019
in this house we love them all*

*Except Dawn of The Dragon Spyro because that anatomy is ****ing awful.
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#3 Posted: 23:25:27 03/12/2019
Let's please not use the picture that slaps in the SSA screenshot compared to everyone else using cutscene models and artwork, because the person clearly wanted to strawman
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#4 Posted: 06:37:30 04/12/2019
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we love hims <3
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#5 Posted: 06:38:10 04/12/2019
The root of all evil
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#6 Posted: 08:57:34 04/12/2019
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#7 Posted: 13:04:34 04/12/2019
To this day I still can't help but find the early Skylanders Spyro in-game design horrible ;~;
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#8 Posted: 13:35:34 04/12/2019
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To this day I still can't help but find the early Skylanders Spyro in-game design horrible ;~;


I mean, you’re not wrong haha. I still don’t like it either.

There’s a balance to making this design appealing. Sometimes the scales are too prominent and look kinda warty, others have a big unibrow and some don’t. Game-wise, I think he’s looked his best in ROH.

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At least in the art. Alright, so some of the art. Right amount of puggish. People like their long-snouted boys, though, and I totally understand the gripes with Skylanders Spyro. Quite the redesign. I just really like unusual dragons, and Skylanders has a surplus of short-faced munchkins.
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#9 Posted: 13:39:50 04/12/2019
yeah spyro only deserves a topic, not a whole website, the little nerd
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#10 Posted: 19:34:54 04/12/2019 | Topic Creator
oh i thought this was a pokemon forum
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#11 Posted: 19:49:22 04/12/2019
I actually prefer the original Skylanders design to the SF-SC one, it has more real texture, color and animations are far better-executed
The SF-SC model always looks like a clay model (doesn't feel intentional or fitting) and has this dead expression and foggy colors and overexaggerated/displeasing shine and extreme floatiness in animations

Imaginators Spyro is an absolute abomination and the actual worst Spyro design, by contrast Dawn Spyro is hilariously bad, better than a boring mess

Academy Spyro is the best Spyro design since Insomniac Spyro. Everything on him is pretty pleasing and easy to look at. assgif

also i wish they had gone with this:

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granted it would never have looked as soft/nice as this proto on a final toy (see: jet-vac) but still seems way more pleasing, as wide as it is
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#12 Posted: 18:00:19 05/12/2019
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also i wish they had gone with this:

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granted it would never have looked as soft/nice as this proto on a final toy (see: jet-vac) but still seems way more pleasing, as wide as it is



I really like the prototype Spyro toy design. The one that was released was bad and lazy. They couldn't be bothered to paint his claws until the re-release and his face was awful.

I didn't like DOTD on first look with the promotional renders. But the artwork is very nice. He looks alright in game.
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#13 Posted: 18:24:25 05/12/2019
I honestly think one of the largest problems with the S1 figurine is how his eyes feel like they're lacking a focal point. There is supposed to be some focal point and motion with the pullback of his arm and stuff like that, that's very obvious, but it's too ill-defined. You don't feel it. And I can't help but think his eyes contribute to that a lot, too. For comparisons' sake, I feel like ill-defined weight was a problem for at least Drobot as well, I always think his S1 toy looks like he's just trying to step around something and it's derpy.

By the way, on S1 Spyro and a few other toys, at this point, you can just scratch the pupil paint off with your nail. Really, really easily.
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#14 Posted: 23:24:36 09/12/2019
Good Spyro vid
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#15 Posted: 12:24:17 10/12/2019
Imaginators Spyro is an old man
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#16 Posted: 16:04:07 10/12/2019
imaginators spyro hate topic
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#17 Posted: 16:07:50 10/12/2019
Spyro sucks I would never join a forum about him
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#18 Posted: 20:24:41 10/12/2019
OG Renders > Reignited > PS1 > AHT > ETD for OG Spyro

Academy > ANB/TEN > SF/SC > Imaginators > SA > DOTD for Legend/Skylander Spyro.
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#19 Posted: 07:36:38 11/12/2019
Dear god I forgot about the ETD design

im not watching the video because at this point im conditioned to expect pissing on landers


EDIT I'm bored so here is my PERSONAL ranking of the Spyro designs

  1. PS1: clear best
  2. academy: clear second-best
  3. yung skylanders: pretty good but dumb flaws
  4. krome tlos: interesting and kinda cool but still kinda ugly but i really like it anyway
  5. aht: prettier, but more boring and always looks like he has a flu, but i still like this model
  6. reignited: please lose the constant dreamworks face and other stuff that bugs me. extremely irritating aspects. i really like some of the stylisation but the look has serious issues for me and its complicated
  7. vv skylanders: please get away from me, this is just kinda displeasing :I
  8. dawn: so bad its good so actually i love this one tbh
  9. imaginators: clear worst, legitimately baffled at this model, awful

i excluded the etd design because it's just fine ingame, but also honestly not really worth ranking. it's just the original design, but super-smoothed out but whatever. but i'd put the etd renders at the second-worst. at least it's still more entertainingly bad than the imaginators look
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#20 Posted: 19:57:10 11/12/2019
Reignited is the best, DOTD is the worst.
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#21 Posted: 20:32:53 11/12/2019
Glad tlos is kill
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#22 Posted: 20:53:35 11/12/2019
Well this did inspire me to make a tier list template of all the Official Spyro models. Since there is a lot and people overlook Skylander models as each game generally has a different model.
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#23 Posted: 21:10:23 11/12/2019
Ooh I'm making a list. Purely based off the aesthetics of Spyro's appearance in each game!
I'm totally not against a tiermaker of spyro's appearance btw trix. ;p

Best
Reignited
PS1
A Hero's Tail
Skylanders Academy
A New Beginning/The Eternal Night
Enter the Dragonfly
Later Skylanders
Dawn of the Dragon
Early Skylanders
Worst
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#24 Posted: 21:33:19 11/12/2019
Made a Tierlist Here you go

And my own list. From design, animation, and honestly historic reasons
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#25 Posted: 02:10:31 12/12/2019
They all can stay
But DOTD is going to jail
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#26 Posted: 02:17:21 12/12/2019
Reignited really perfected the Classic design. It's just beautifully done.
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#27 Posted: 00:40:23 03/01/2020
It felt like the Twilight Zone for a second to see S&N style ****posting and not notice the thread was moved to Spyro General
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#28 Posted: 01:38:47 03/01/2020 | Topic Creator
i guess it makes more sense over here.

i didnt move it so i assume that one of the mods did.
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#29 Posted: 12:45:48 03/01/2020
you can blame me
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#30 Posted: 14:04:08 03/01/2020
I was mostly exposed to Legend as a kid so I tend to prefer Legend Spyro and Legend Cynder(Krome design don’t like DOTD), Classic look better with Reignited but he still look good in the original trilogy, I’m weirdly fond of AHT Spyro, help that it look so cute when you do the idle animation to make him sleep, I never liked Skylanders but the design was drastically improved over time since the original beta design and Academy and concept art look really good(though not a fan of red eyes).

I hope 2020 will actually give us a new game as playing a dragon is something I will always miss. I know the Skylanders crowd are not fan of Spyro but lower your pitchforks, it’s normal to want new materials in the IP if like me you write fanfics.
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#31 Posted: 14:53:30 03/01/2020
also trix why did you have to use that particular accursed screenshot of early skyro

here are two i quickly and haphazardly took myself

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trailers definitely had some better ones and there were better promo ones anyways but just for fun i'll still share mine. i'm not saying the design is perfect, you definitely still see wonky **** on my shots, but holy **** that particular official shot is particularly awful and it's horrible how the spyro fandom continues to pull that single screenshot up. i kinda sigh when i see it. i think his animations are underappreciated too, i love how the walk cycle looks so much, but nobody ever mentions it. not all of those are perfect either, but i find most of them super charming.

to be honest, i think i underestimated how much i personally hate the reignited design. his current characterisation makes me mad. i also feel like if i had been honest about it in my earlier post (and since i'm being honest now) that would have been very unwelcome. i mean even if i said so much as that i dislike it and left it at that. i still really hate the attitude surrounding reignited too which might make me feel worse about the design itself, i can't even tell at this point. smilie i definitely dislike it upon reconsideration though, makes me more upset each time i see it again.
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#32 Posted: 20:28:14 03/01/2020
Am I the only one here, who want completely new material in the Spyro IP simply to play a freaking dragon again or at least a similar game? Sigh...guess not...at least I have my fic and the Spyro forum I roleplay on.
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#33 Posted: 22:15:25 03/01/2020
Let us not forget how we almost had these designs:

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#34 Posted: 03:10:21 04/01/2020 | Topic Creator
ahhh drawdler! i saved that first screenshot. could make good wallpaper material smilie
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