Let's see, where do I start? Was this great show handled poorly? The toyline never got released w/ the debut of the series. As a matter of fact it was released after the show had already went on hiatus. That's not how you build a successful toyline or cartoon series......and yet Animated was so good that it overcame that and was still successful. The debut of season 3 still hasn't been announced. The series has been on hiatus for far too long...while other big hitters in the CN linup still have new episodes. This isn't how you treat a toyline/cartoon series that you consider to be one of your premium big hitters. It was almost as if Hasbro/Cartoon network considered this series to be some kind of second rate fill-in between live action movies. I doubt they were expecting it to go much past season 2......the last episode (a bridge too close pt. 2) was almost written as if it was the SERIES FINALE if it needed to be IMO. When it was so sucessful, they must've scrambled to hurry up and do a season 3 as a last hurrah for the show. Now we're hearing that season 3 may be it's last. It'll be a shame if it ends so soon because it has great storywriting, great characters, great animation, (I'm one of the few who liked it.) great toys, and great people creating it on both ends who really do care about the characters and the franchise.