- Weapon: Switch Blade Tail
He's a box with limbs and head, basically. Those legs look awful.
How is it that they took an evolutionary step back on almost everything??
2006: Classics. Not perfect (Rodimus), but impressive (Jetfire)
2007: TF1. Not perfect, had gimmicks that were neat the first time.
2008: Universe 2.0. Now...we're getting somewhere. Impressive original molds.
2008: Animated. Mixed bag for the fans, but incredibly show accurate.
2009: ROTF. Complexities that were sometimes necessary, sometimes not, but most could agree that the engineering, at least, was spectacular.
2010: RTS/HFTD. Repaints, repaints, repaints. Of the few new molds, some were really impressive and stood out above the rest.
2011: DOTM. Some figures were nice upgrades, though undersized, while other molds were completely WTF territory.
2011: Generations. Figures look good, but some are waaaay too simplistic, not enough oomph.
2011: First Edition. Figures look good, rather complex, gives you hope.
2012: PRID. Takes several steps back, adds gimmicks that are a waste of money and useless.
The pattern seems to be "We got to a point where we peaked, now we're downhill." Followed by "Oooh, we're gonna try!" followed by "Naw. Let's phone it in."
The Leader Classes are one set of figures that usually impress and wow. They have for quite some time. Energon was a mixed bag, but no one can deny how awesome the Megatron/Galvatron mold was. Cybertron? Optimus and Megatron rocked. Hard. Movieverse, mixed bag, but when they did work, they really wowed everyone.
...now we have a box that unfolds to a truck that looks something like Optimus.
I can't wait to see what's next, at Toy Fair.
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.