Personally, I just HATE partforming. Having separate fists for G1 bots or taking a vehicle appart to make the bot is very sad.
The only place I can forgive partforming is if it's a bot that get enhanced by a power armor using parts of a different vehicle to get it's super mode. Ironically, one such bot is GodGinrai and it's my favorite G1 ever. Strange.
I dont really like when the weapon is just an obvious altmode kibble that is repurposed.
I dont mind faux-parts at all. Instead, I find them really clever. So many good Optimus Prime toys would be less good without them.
Geminii wrote:Thus, characters like Omega Supreme and Tidal Wave pass under the radar.
Oh yeah, even if I hate partforming, multiple vehicles that combine into a single robot are forgivable. I LOVE Armada Tidalwave. I also love BWN Magmatron. However, if it's from a single entity, like Prime Gaia Unicron, that's just lame.