With 2009 being the official 25th Anniversary of Transformers (god I feel old), I was curious if people have certain hopes and wishes for toys to be released or this year or planned for the future. It'd be nice if Hasbro did something special, besides the 25th Anniversary Prime and special packaging with other figures. These wishes can range from what most of us here may think as realistic (certain characters eventually getting reissues, Animated or Classics figures, for example) to the highly improbable pipe dream. What about stuff I'm unfamiliar with, like Beast Wars, Armada, Energon or Robots in Disguise line figures getting reissues? Or Masterpieces even? Think of it as the 'what do we want Fansproject to make next' thread, but covering everything. My own would be: Plans by Takara to eventually reissue all remaining Transformers who were in the G1 pilot who don't already have a reissue, plus a few more of the more popular characters. Yes, some of molds are lost/destroyed...so what? I'd love to see it. If some of molds are lost (or nabbed by people who make knockoffs), get them back. If they're destroyed, reverse-engineer the originals. Wheeljack, Mirage, Sunstreaker, Reflector, Rumble and a fivepack of Minicons with the original five (Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Brawn, Huffer and Gears) plus all five Dinobots, Ramjet, Thrust, Jetfire, Frenzy, and all six Constructicons/Devastator would be my wish list, plus whichever Combiner Brawl was a part of (can't remember). I wouldn't mind seeing more Targetmaster stuff too(I had Quake and Scoop as a kid). Movie figures that aren't such a pain in the ass to transform. I shouldn't have to struggle, as an adult, to transform one of these things for 40-60+ minutes (with the Voyagers at least). Trying to replicate the complicated transformations made by the characters in the films is a nice idea, but a bit annoying for a toy. Plus if I were a kid, I couldn't imagine playing with any of them and enjoying them very much. Part of the fun of having transforming toys is, well, transforming them. Imagine setting up a big battle and having every robot dramatically transform and jump into battle? Kind of hard to do that very quickly if you have to stop and take forever to get everything to robot mode. After buying them for myself, I'd only buy these toys for a kid if either 1. they REALLY wanted them, 2. I didn't like the kid or 3. I didn't like the kid's parents. I wonder if Movie figures might get slightly better reviews if Hasbro concentrated more on easy transformations, playability and how they look in robot mode. Posability is decent considering how bulky they can be, but the other two aren't qualities aren't in abundance for me. I'm not a collector who demands a complex transformation, and if I were a kid I damn well wouldn't want something like that. I'd be quite fine with Movie figures with 'boring' transformations; just look slick when I stand you on my shelf, guns blazing and in an 'Eff You' pose. More mainstay characters showing up in Animated and eventually getting figures. Wheeljack, Perceptor, Hot Rod, Ironhide, Brawn and apparently Blackout (more Movie, but whatever) have shown up or concept drawings have appeared. It'd be fun to see the remaining Dinobots, Devastator, Inferno, Brawl and Mirage. Plus, new characters that I like as much as Bulkhead (and get figures I actually like, unlike Lockdown and Oil Slick). Classics releases (eventually) for Shockwave, Soundwave and Voyagers of Blitzwing and Brawl. Oh, and redo Galvatron as a Voyager cannon of some sort that doesn't suck and a new Classics Devastator with all six Constructicons that are bigger in size. 3-inch Titanium figures that were never released (movie and G1, at least) getting released. It burns my ass that Robot Heroes lives on as the mighty-mite Transformers of choice by Hasbro (twopacks even!) when the mini-Titaniums got the axe, especially since the Titaniums look so much better (to me). Sorry, I'm very bitter about this. Part of the reason I started picking up Transformers up again is I got a G1 3-inch Prime as a gag gift and liked it so much I took it to work to display at my desk. My nostalgia extends to this line as well. Kaiyodo releasing some new Revoltech Transformers. I love those little guys, they're great. Grimlock, Soundwave, Jetfire and Shockwave would be great. Hell, even the standard Thundercracker/Skywarp repaints of the Starscream mold would be nice. Takara picking back up the Hybrid Style line. The baby Masterpieces are nice...unusually small, even compared to Revoltech, but very slick. However, Prime and Nemesis Prime seem out of place without Megatron, Starscream, the usually-inevitable Ultra Magnus-Prime repaint and others. Masterpiece Shockwave, Jetfire or Soundwave with Lazorbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy. Masterpiece Bumblebee and Cliffjumper would be fun too (and easier for me to pick up considering the likely drop in price and less room they'll take up on my ever-busy shelves!). I wouldn't recommend all of those coming out in one calendary year (hard on the wallet), but hearing plans for future releases would be fun to look forward to. I'm already giddy for Grimlock. Reconsidering original G1 molds to tweak them a bit. I'm thinking of the Minicons and Combiners, mostly. Bump up the size at least a bit for the Minicons, and Voyagerize the Combiners a bit. Each individual Constructicon should be closer in size to Inferno and not Jazz (or smaller). Brawl was a tank. Quake was a tank. I had both as a kid. Quake looked a helluva lot more like a tank than Brawl. Though an accurate 'to scale' line may be a logistical nightmare (especially 25 years later for G1 molds) and unnecessary, seeing a tank that looks closer in size to a clown car is a bit odd. Plus, I always thought, even as a kid, that the Combiners should tower over everything. If it's mostly adults that buy reissues, than I wouldn't worry about the impact on kids (namely, size on toyshelves and relation to stock and price).