Sorry I must vent: As far as the movies go, there are going to be those who love them, hate them, and are just content with them. Reality is no matter the opinion, they have been a cash cow for Hasbro's Transformers brand. Supply, demand, trial, and error I think are all contributing factors to the shows and toys being canceled. Every time to date a movie was being released a toy line or TV show was canceled in favor of the next thing. This time I think from a consumer standpoint Hasbro was bitten in the ass between DOTM and Prime. With each movie Hasbro attempted to "enhance" the gimmick of the movie toys so people would not feel like they were buying the same Prime or BB over again. Movie 1 was unique cause it was the original. ROTF hit a homerun with awesome screen accurate figures (for the most part). DOTM honestly failed. It was the oposite of the previous 2. There were as many misses and ROTF had hits. DOTM just sucked. Down sized figures, mechtech, and zero paint. Screen accuracy and attention to detail was traded in for simplified gimmick ridden crap. Retailers with the knowledge of this being the last movie were desperate to spread out there stock by ordering shipment after shipment of the "starter" waves. Which to them was anticipated to sell cause anytime a new transformer line is introduced it is snapped right up, but that is also under the assumption it is not crap. When demand was low retailers lost faith, fans suffered. TF Prime, I feel might be a good idea for hasbro gone bad. FE figures are awesome, but gimmickless figures. Hasbro I think released them on a testing basis. I don't think this has anything to do with what retailers ordered, but what hasbro felt a geographic location would want. US getting 3 deluxes, while Canada got the Voyagers. Japan being under the smarter Takara rule got everything. (fuckers). How can you gauge sales from that? Now whomever is at the helm of "what the people want", is back at it with "they like gimmicks", and will be sacrificing screen accuracy and paint apps for gimmicks and simplicity. Revealers, Powersizers, and whatever the hell they are calling leaders nowadays. If hasbro wants the next big thing, they should take a queue from Generations and Animated, no gimmicks, add accuracy, and paint. Then all we could complain about is Michael Bay. Quoted for truth. Can't even use the acronym for this statement!