I wonder, if they print an Egmont story including Grandma Duck, will they recolor her hair bright yellow? What about Gyro? I wonder whether their "uniform" color scheme would include characters.
Well, this very story Bin World features Miss Quackfaster (in her elderly, short, Egmont appearance) and they have her the blond hair.
Yikes! If you want people to think the American/Egmont Miss Q and the Italian Miss Q are the same person at roughly the same point in time, you'd have to do more then give them the same hair color! I can't see why anyone would think this makes sense. With Grandma Duck or Gyro, at least the versions of the character look roughly the same, apart from the coloring.
If you want people to think the American/Egmont Miss Q and the Italian Miss Q are the same person at roughly the same point in time, you'd have to do more then give them the same hair color!
I dunno, I've always taken it as two designs for the same person, like early-Barks-Rockerduck and new-Rockerduck, who took to dyeing her hair blonde at some point.
You're welcome to see it that way, in your own "see everything as fitting together" way...but I will point out that you just described the Egmont Miss Q as "elderly, short" in comparison to the Italian version. Differences other than hair color! I really don't think that anyone who wasn't *told* that these are supposed to be the same character would think so, based on the character design alone.
I assume that the Italian Quackfaster design came about in an attempt to differentiate her from Grandma Duck, which is something I can appreciate--I remember when I just started reading Disney comics as a little kid, I thought Quackfaster and Grandma were the same character! I wouldn't say the Italian design makes her look particularly younger, though. Just a lot taller than the other ducks (and I know of at least one example of an Egmont story that had a taller Quackfaster as well: inducks.org/story.php?c=D+2013-132 ).
Anyway, the bright yellow hair looks very out of place in this example, for sure. Brown or black hair would have been more fitting.
But how can you really think that the two Quackfasters are the same character when everything else about their designs is so extremely different? It just doesn't make sense to me.
They're not really more different than, say, early-1930's-pie-eyed Mickey is from later-60's-comic-strip-Mickey. Or Barks's Rockerduck vs. the Italian Rockerduck.
I have to disagree. With Mickey, we're talking about a gradual evolution of the character design that happened over several decades. With Rockerduck, the main difference between Barks and the Italian version is his hair style -- other than that, their bodily design is basically the same, so it's very easy to accept them as the same character. The two Quackfasters, on the other hand, are radically different in body designs and overall look.
The bin isn't coloured like this in any italian story I've ever read.
The basic color scheme is the same though, isn't it? I just checked some Italian stories and the main difference is just where some of the colors are placed (which may have to do with the Italian bin being designed slightly differently than the American/Egmont one).
If you're going to be this pedantic and sarcastic in response to the point of going "yes the colours are exactly the same and the front, the most iconic and important part, is the same, but the side was not yellow so it's completely totally different" at this, you're getting a warn.
Yes, the bin isn't coloured like this in any italian story you've ever read. But if you want to go that pedantic, we can argue whether the stories you've read are actually Italian at all since these are American characters, for an example.