I just want to start off by saying that there will be MAJOR SPOILERS and since I don't know how to do that thing where SPOILERS are blacked out I just wanted to start by saying that there are MAJOR SPOILERS in this forum. If you do not want to be SPOILED, do not read this. When the Dark of the Moon leaders were first announced some of us had mixed reactions many of us were hoping for Shockwave, Megatron, and Sentinel Prime. What we got was Bumblebee, Ironhide, and Sentinel prime. Many of us had mix feelings. Some were annoyed we got yet another BB figure, others thought that Ironhide looked pretty cool and it was pretty unanimous that Sentinel was the best of the bunch. I think it's time we clear up some of the confusion. Why these figures got the Leader Class treatment. Bumblebee: Seeing as we needed to use the supreme class figure for power up prime it's pretty clear that Bumblebee needed to be demoted to leader. Ironhide: This one's a little harder to figure out, while Starscream now his equal counterpart in rank this one still raises an eyebrow from me. I'm not saying it's a bad figure. Hell it looks to be the best Ironhide figure we got. I'm guessing that Hasbro wanted to send this guy off with a bang considering that he is going to be killed our other leader class figure. Sentinel prime: Alright here's the big one. Up until now we thought that Shockwave was going to be our big bad but the leaked graphic novel proves otherwise. Pretty much the reason Shockwave isn't a leader class figure is because hes not the villain. Sentinel is. Why we didn't get these Leaders Shockwave: I sort of covered this in Sentinels entry but I'll explain it again. Shockwave is not the villain. Sentinel is. Optimus Prime: As I said Optimus is going to be our supreme figure. To include the trailer would've made this too expensive for a leader toy. Megatron: Oh Boy. To be honest I can't think of a legitmate reason why megatron didn't get the leader treatment. If it were my choice I would've swapped out Bumblebee for Megatron. I guess Sentinel is considered a bigger threat but still I really want to see a leader version of Megatron. However many of use were surprised when we saw a leader Starscream prototype so there could be some hope. ALright I Hope this clears up any confusion. This certainly took a long time to right and I hope you enjoy.