I agree. Obviously, there was a lot of room for suck, but Obsidian is a great developer. If anyone could have made it work, it would have been them.
As far as legitimizing the Kenner designs, frankly, I get a little tired of people saying that its a bad thing because its 'ridiculous'. How is it ridiculous? 'Because its ridiculous'. Well, but...why? How are you coming to this conclusion. It just comes down to people panning something that no one outside of Obsidian really knows anything about.