I couldn't find a thread on this, so I'd like to bring up this subject which has kept my attention since June. Like the shrinking economy, Hasbro shrunk the sizes of their DOTM line deluxe and voyager class toys this year. Does anyone know why? Honestly, I think it sucks. I realize that scale has not been one of Hasbro's finer skillsets, but I thought the previous lines did a better job of staying as close to scale as possible. When measuring the figures, I almost always used Leader Optimus as a standard, then worked down from there. In previous lines, I found that only Ratchet and Jazz were really disproportionate to the other Autobots. In the DOTM deluxe line, the Voyager Optimus, deluxe Ratchet, and the deluxe Ironhide( HFTD) are closer in scale than the cars are. Crankcase is also pretty close to actual scale when compared to voyager Optimus. I also found that the figures that came with the HA could be used as a standard for measuring height. If you consider them to be exactly 6' tall representations, then they show that Leader Optimus is right on the money, while the voyager class Ironhide from movie one is close to normal also. Just my personal take and observation on this.