Yeah...ummm...Yeah. This looks quite awful. Swindle is not that bad, but the rest are quite bad. Almost in every way. Onslaught is giving a good try, but what a hell is he holding. Is that supposed to be a gun of some sort or just a piece of scrapmetal he happened to steal from somewhere?
And what was wrong with the earlier colors we saw? I mean how is this improving things? And those shoulder connectors just look awful. I just don't believe that it is due the mistransformation. They just are like that. The right arm looks still either mistransformerd or it is just as goofy looking as it is. Maybe they should hire someone who can actually transform these for promotional photos, but still I don't believe that this is going to look so much different IRL.
No, hasbro doesn't have to make any formal apologies, for it is just a toy. But it is a toy, that I for one am not going to buy. Shame, for I was expecting to have better official new Bruticus combiner. If this would have looked anything like the one in some of those photoshopped pictures made by a fan (don't remember who did it), this would have been so much better.
At least Shockwave and the rest looks better.