Ok I admit that when I saw the previews last year of both the cartoon and the show I was very disheartened. I told myself then that I would probably not be buying any of the toys or watching the show and this comes from someone who really liked the A-E-C trilogy shows and toys. I'm also a huge beast wars fan so my first (and supposedly in my head the only) animated toy I would buy was blackarachnia. I got her and was actually very impressed with how Hasbro and CN pulled of the cartoony transformation styles so I decided I would get a BB. BB was a big disappointment and I decided NO MORE. Well last week I saw grimmy and slag and decided I would give this toy line one more shot and I must say I am really impressed with grimmy and have found a fondness for animated. Since then I have managed to pick up the Op and Meg 2 pack w/ dvd, starscream and lugnut (30% off at my Target today. 13.00 a piece)....I think the only others I want are Ultra Magnus and Sentinel Prime just for the simple fact that they are who they are and of them never gets his own toy and the other IIRC has never had a toy. As far as the show, I have only seen 1 episode and it had wreckgar in it. It was a little toonier then I am used to but I could see that it was very well written aka beast wars writing. So has anyone else hated animated at first, but had a change of mind??