Shadowstream wrote:I admit it's been awhile since I looked at the list, so I may have missed a few changes. What gets me is some of the more overarching categorized listings, such as Classics and Movie Universe, and most annoyingly how RtS has been split between them. That's the kind of sub-categorization that annoys me when I'm looking through the listings.
Take a closer look at how carefully the list has been organized. For the most part, it even handles inconsistencies between Hasbro and Takara and even within those companies. It's setup so that you can't miss galleries and it clearly says under the name of the gallery which figure comes from which series. Reveal The Shield wasn't the best example to provide because I go out of my way with the database organization to ensure that both camps of fans are happy (those that want the movie-verse RTS figures separated from their Classics figures).
There's the general "Reveal the Shield" section that includes all of the figures from that series (both Movieverse and Classicverse): http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... hield/142/
Then there's the ones that are clearly Classics styled figures, so they're ALSO included in the Classics Reveal The Shield sub-category: http://www.seibertron.com/toys/index.ph ... type=exact
And then there's the ones that are clearly Movie styled figures which are under the Movie Reveal The Shield sub-category (though I don't remember the reasoning for putting Mindset with the movie figures): http://www.seibertron.com/toys/index.ph ... type=exact
Now that the line has been completed, it might make more sense to move all of it as a sub-category under the Classics Universe. Hindsight is always 20/20. When this line was initially revealed
, I had no idea how many figures were going to be released nor did I have any idea how many movie or classics styled figures would be put into the line. I did what I thought was best so that everyone can find the content that interests them the most. This is just one of those things that Hasbro does that makes it challenging to organize these toy lines, especially when you end up with a line that has figures from multiple universes. I setup the database in a way that makes it easier to find the figures of interest.
Shadowstream wrote:It really doesn't help that there are so many categories and subdivisions on such a long list, and a few of them are still mish-meshed with counterpart lines, like how there are Classics and Universe galleries under the Henkei listing, or how Car Robot and RID are nearly the same no matter which list I select.
I think just having the galleries based only on the line name they come from, with some possible, simple sub-categorization within would make it easier than the other way around. As for lines that retain the same name on both sides of the pond... Iunno.
It's done this way so that content of interest can be easily found. I will never own every single version of Hasbro and Takara so the idea of having content be further divided like your suggesting would only further complicate the issues and make it more difficult to find galleries of interest.
Like I said, it's not perfect. It's just done in such a manner that you should be able to find what you're looking for relatively quickly via a couple of searches or clicking around. It's less about whether or not everything is correct and more about can you find content that is of interest to you.