I grew up on Beast Wars, I never knew about G1 until i saw this movie teaser on youtube. Primal and the other bots always changed their forms throughout the entire series. I think Hasbro realized that robots "get with the program" and embrace new technology just as humans do, if not more, and so should you. On another note, the character of the movie bots perfectly resembles those in Beast Wars. Another note, the G1 designs were meant to be easy to draw. Do you have ANY idea how many frames it takes to make 5 seconds in a cartoon!? Even Hasbro says that if they had the means to put more detail in the bots, they would have. This movie shows what transformers were ALWAYS MEANT to look like in real life. I saw two leather chairs on Optimus' lower back in the movie.... rofl @ 12 cylinder crotch LOL!