That Bot wrote:Galaxy Express 999. I rest my case.
I don't see anybody saying Genesis is not a marvel of a figure. I see people saying it's more expensive than they're willing to spend on a WFC Omega Supreme, and that Hasbro's much cheaper alternative fills in their Classics OS needs well enough.
^ Uh, yuppers!
I like Genesis because of the video game aesthetics. I do not care for the direction the Bayformers have gone. (I'm about ready to sell my set. Somewhere my wife just cheered.) So, I don't think I'm all in for the monkey arms. I mean, really, I've got G1 Omega in my display case fighting Herc and he has wimpy upper arms, and overly long, bulky fore arms. I'd say that there is still that monkey arm aesthetic you describe, Rated X.
And md88prime, there were a lot of great toys in the Energon line (where YOS Omega came from). Downshift was a fantastic homage to Wheeljack that was fun to play with. I liked Starscream and Galvatron. Battle ravage was cool. The Fansproject add-ons made them awesome, but there's the combiner teams of Bruticus and Superion, and a version of Devastator that wasn't completely horrible. Grimlock and Swoop were fun in all their modes, even combined, though it was hard to pose them. Insecticon, Arcee, Rodimus, Shockblast, and the almighty Scorponok. It was a fun line. I even liked the dual combiners like Hotshot, Jetfire, Inferno, and the rest.
I don't even know where to go with the Train Bots. If ever there was a cartoon intended to sell toys, it was the Headmaster series. Suspension of disbelief? Phaw! This is almost worse than the mass shifting from Soundwave and Megatron to the Pretenders.
What were we talking about again? Oh, yes. If Genesis was the price of YOS Omega, I'd be all over it like dark energon on Cliffy.