- Motto: "I'd've written a shorter post, but I didn't have the time."
- Weapon: Sonic Boomer Laser
Not a fan of the aesthetics on these new toys, but I love the Human Alliance interaction gimmick. It's what was sorely missing from the original 1984 line--you'd see Spike and his dad get into Bumblebee or Optimus on the cartoon, but that wasn't possible with the toys. Gives more meaning to the "more than meets the eye" theme if you can fit a human figure into them--adds credibility to the idea of "robots in disguise" for play purposes. It's like they finally got the concept that had its seed in Pretenders right. Designer: "Oh wait. Maybe we shouldn't put a Transformer into a person. Maybe we should put a person into a Transformer. Hey, wait. That's it!" CEO stares blankly. "Give this guy a raise."
Want: Universe Astrotrain, Ratchet, Jetfire.
Have for trade: RTS Lugnut, Perceptor, Jazz, Wreck-gar, Tracks, Laser Prime, Bumblebee; Generations Warpath, Kup, Blurr, Thundercracker, Wheeljack, Dirge; RTS Legends Megatron, Starscream, Optimus Prime, Gold Bumblebee, Prowl, and Trailcutter; Animated voyager Shockwave, Blitzwing, and Skywarp.