Let's face it. We know there's Rodimus Prime, Cyclonus, Hot Shot, Red Alert, Strika, Blackout, Spittor, Brawn ... there's a new design sheet for Arcee, we've seen Jetfire and Jetstorm (who have an AWESOME back story) and they combine (something people have been asking for) and we're getting MORE Starscream repaints (Activators Dirge) who I've heard from a pretty good source will be in Season 3 ... The cartoon has been excellent up to this point, it looks like it will only get BETTER with some big plotholes filled in (Sari's origin) as well as fleshing out more characters (Lockdown? Soundwave?) and who only knows what else! We're in good hands because we have two Transformers FANS at the helm of the ship (Eric Siebenaler and Derrick Wyatt) who are VERY passionate about this stuff and will only put out something if they it's GOOD (there's the occassional corporate throw-down of course but for the most part they are enthusiastic about what they're releasing). The toys are selling, there's another movie to keep interest in the brand big, and Transformers is Hasbro's #1 priority for the first time in Lord only knows how long. Don't let two mistransformed pictures throw you off or cast you aside. Maybe the toys don't suit your immediate interest, but you know what? They're pretty fucking cool either way, it's a different design and from the beginning this entire line has taken some "getting used to" because it's not the Transformers we're used to (AND THAT'S A GOOD THING, LACK OF CHANGE IS BAD IN A BRAND THAT'S ENTIRE FOCUS IS "CHANGE"). If it helps, I have a friend who is psychic and right about 90% of the time and he said Transformers Animated season 3 will not only pick up steam but end up better than season 2. And I called my mom and she agrees.