So, I'm finding it hard to keep up with the topic in the "News" section, so here's a new topic that I would like to keep shorter and less fanaticle if possible. First off, let me give my view on the recently released image of Optimus Prime for the new show. It's not my cup of tea. HOWEVER, it is early promo art, and all the early promo art in this style of animation looks pretty crappy. Teen Titans promo art looked, and still to this day looks like crap, but the animation is very fluid and nice overall. So I at least have SOME hope that the actual animation of this show will look better. And honestly I welcome a change of format from the Japanese shows with the 15 second transformation sequences. Those get real annoying real fast. But what scares me more than the image is the blurb next to the image. "Hasbro and Cartoon Network will partner on a 2-d animated series, which offers a new twist on the original series with each of the 26 episodes presented as a standalone storyline featuring everyday heroes who do good deeds that triumph over evil." Now, that to me sounds lame. Again, I am really happy that we won't have to deal with the Japanese trend of a simple story dragged over an ENTIRE season lasting over a year. But to not have an overall story at all seems pretty pointless. And the everyday hero aspect? Getting a little preachy there don't ya think? I just really wanted to like this show, because I haven't truly like a Transformers show since the first season of Beast Machines. The only reason I started collecting again was because of Classics and the movie, and I just don't want to fall out of the fandom again, I mean I just got back in. So pretty much I'm just hoping that this is a bad representation of the art work and a bad representation of the story-telling. I know it's a kids show, before anyone says that, I know and fully realize that. But Beast Wars was a kids show too, so keep that in mind. A kid show doesn't mean it has to be bad, and it doesn't mean it gets to get away with being bad either.