Transformers with a capital "T"? Not particularly. There are some very nice Hasbro/TakaraTomy/Weyland Yutani figures coming out, yes, but some truly terrible ones as well. I was excited by the sound of Beast Hunters, but now I understand. They're hunting the beasts, because there are only 3 out there. Some of the remolds do look nice, but I'd be more confident in the Prime line if there were some more new toys as well.
Distribution is, as ever in the UK, terrible. I've been pretty lucky, or perhaps stubborn and tenacious, and managed to see most of the Prime toys on shelves at least once, but still know some folks who can't find anything past wave 1. I'm not interested in Bot Shots, but those do at least seem to be moving.
The price/size issues are a major factor in my negative voting. Most of us have said that a price-rise on toys the same size and quality of the Generations line would have been understandable. Or the shrinking of product that has occurred would be acceptable if the prices had not risen so much.
The Asian imported/originated figures have been a breath of fresh air for some people, and I admit, that I do like a lot of them. Availability and price making them little more than pictures on the internet of things you can't get doesn't encourage me though.
Elsewhere in the East, the Arms Micron and Masterpiece lines continue to be good. But too expensive for me, personally. I've the MP Cassettes pre-ordered, and will continue to get some of the AMW kits, but can't justify paying twice the online cost of a Hasbro product for a little $5 micron kit and less paint apps.
now, if we were talking about transformers with a lower-case "t" then I'd be a bit more positive. Much higher pricing, but much better quality in my experience. The success of 3rd party companies proves that people (not all people, granted, but some) will happily pay multiples of the price of an official product for something that's more likely to feel worth the money when they get it out of the packaging. I understand the MP line is meant for Collectors (TM) but I'd drop a whole lot more cash if there was a proper collectors line that provided the range of characters, engineering and quality of some 3rd party company's offerings, even at the same price.
assembling a Neo-G1/TF:TM cast. Please PM if you have (or know of) the following at a reasonable price: Classics or Henkei Astrotrain, Ramjet, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Blurr, or 3rd Party Motobot Arcee, iGear Ratchet and Ironhide.
Also looking for Universe Repugnus and Overbite, Frostbite and Longhorn and any Webdiver toys.