So with all the stuff going around with the FE/RiD line, I just wanted to share a little story that is a moment of sanity. Today, my son came in my office like he normally does, and I had Metroplex transformed into City mode for the first time. He got really excited when he saw it and we began to play. I had a Big Lots KO G2 Devy and a Defensor next to him. So he was asking, "What do those change into daddy". So I started taking Devastator apart. To my surprise, he starts naming the construction vechicles. "That's a mixer daddy. That's a dump truck. Yay, a bulldozer". I guess he saw these at day care or with Bob the Builder. But all the sudden I take apart Defensor and he see's that Hot Spot turns into a firetruck and he lost it. "Daddy a Firetruck!!! I love Firetrucks daddy". We played for like 2 hours with KO figures. It's just a moment of Sanity really. I have to say, playing TFers with your kids can put the hobby really into focus for you. First off, I am becoming more and more of a G1 fan by the day. I think my play session with my son put it over the top. There is something great about just being to quickly transform Bonecrusher from Alt mode to bot mode and back in three seconds. Just makes playing fun. It is actually playing, not waiting to Transform anything. Also, at no point did my son not realize what the toys he was playing with were. He never said "Daddy, this is a brick. Where is the articulation?" I think the older we get the more we forget that we loved these toys for their Alt modes, and not really their Bot modes. The Bot modes were cool, but we were more obsessed by the fact a fire engine turned into a robot, then the robot itself. Something lost on us today I feel. On the second hand. I do have to say, that while I may be a baby now bitching that FE line is cancelled. I could see being a full on rage monster if FE was cancelled and my sons favorite character was Bulkhead. I think this is also something that is lost. Kids want these figures as much as we do. So imagine having a kid who watches prime. Then they see the toy and Mommy and Daddy say, it'll be out soon, then they have to tell them that is not coming out for a long time because some bad business people made bad decisions. Kinda sad really. Luckily, I don't let my son watch Transformers yet, even though he loved one episode he saw of season 1. I just think they are too violent for almost a 3 year old. But once he does, man, I worry about this type of stuff and me letting down my son. I feel bad for peeps who pay $70 to buy Bulkhead because they promised their children that toy for their Birthday and Hasbro just cancelled it. Lastly, for those who bash KO's, I gotta say, there is something nice about letting my son go buck wild on my TFers without thinking, "Oh shit, that is like $200!". Kinda funny how an almost 3 year old can give you a moment of clarity and sanity.