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I would love for a weekly article.I say do it.I'll be a reader for sure.
You state that your opinion can't rate next to the overall amount of info thoughout seibertron, but what you did with your opinion of where your opinion stands speaks volumes about how much we should consider your message.
PCC's have their place in any kids' random toy collection.If they won't be teaming up with deluxe TFs they'll find a way to work alongside the Gormiti or Bakugan or Ninja Turdles or whoever: That's the beauty of childhood- we invent our own games, tho we mimic in time as well. In terms of scout sized toys,the detail is astounding: they are what I would have wanted as a kiddy.Next to the combiners of yesteryear they are absolutely amazing.
The drones, tho, I hate;Attractive as SOME are, I consider their inclusion, intentional or not,to be a marketing trap for little old ladies who believe they are buying,as I've said word for word elsewhere, "5 economic Transformers when they're actually buying 1 Transformer and 4 Matchbox cars".This might be my lone opinion, but in nations like Greece where there are over 500 celebrations in a 365 day calendar,and TFs sell,that's a lot of accidental purchasing that will lead to disappointment and usually a move to rectify by purchasing something else.I don't see why the PCCs should be allowed to "un-healthen" the vitality of the HftD and Generations lines at a price-point when the Universe and Animated lines are already 5 euro cheaper,unless there's a strategy involved to keep the others selling.
(I'm also against the 'Human Superiority Priority' message in ownership themed toy lines such as YuGiOh, Digi/PokeMon,Bakugan,and now, the PCC drones who are 'in servitude' to any of their bosses no matter the faction,as opposed to the old school 'Freedom as a Sentients right' viewpoint, so I must state in fairness that my whole post is more or less laced with Bias).
As for Science:I guess making all four drones turn into bots would kill off the legends line overnight,and in my book, Animated was just a tool,installed to keep the TF presence around in the gap from RotF to TF3.But again, I've said this elsewhere and am repeating myself.Everybody knows the Transformations are sweet, tho.
The two packs are quite nice offerings,but still open to tinkering, and the Minicons are the best manifestation of Minicon that there ever has been so far,tho I feel the Minicon 'group'identity should go through a more thorough and final fleshing out process.I'd rather they transformed into something other than no-reason-to-be miniature vehicles on a universal level.In this I consider the Minicon line overall to APPEAR to be taking the second steps (first was animals) in the direction I would personally consider best for it:If a subline can fit into any other line and survive our criticism,and that of a child and its' parents, it's contributing to every other line.
If our intellect has to step in to convince our imagination that it's found a credible medium to gel two differences,well...even a kid will work out it takes two to tango.
I think the level of artwork in the sculpts of the bosses has already made them classics material.The rest of the line, I suspect, will grow and mature with the eras to come, sometimes upwards and sometimes downwards...
"Everyone has a hobby.Even people who say they don't still have one under another name.If we're sick,injured, we still go to it and get down to see how it is.If it needs something, we bring it,make sure the attention is perfect.It exercises our care and protection and gives us back philosophies.It's a living thing to us,and is the most perfect way to teach a young person how to be towards a living thing. It's something that should never be taken away."