I was watching some TF videos on-line tonight. I saw all of 5 minutes of Cybertron (it was litterally all I could take of that one) and most of Beast Machines season 1. All writing, voice acting, and plot issues aside, the two shows have vastly different character design phillosiphies. On one hand Cybertron's on-screen characters look almost exactly like the toys. It makes owning the toys that much cooler because you have a physical representation that exactly matches your favorite on-screen character. Beast Machines on the other hand made animation models that are close enough to the toys to recognize them as the same character, but only just barely (or in deluxe Primal's case not at all). As I watched this show I quickly found the upside to this was that the characters were much more visually appealing and expressive due to not being tied down by any artistic design limitations a toy might impose. Sadly, however, I will never own the Blackarachnia I see on the screen. Anyway, maybe it's because I cut my teeth on G1 (another show that didn't bother to stick to the toy look) but I greatly prefer the animation models to be whatever looks/moves best on the screen and then have the toys take a different design route. I mean, I think the Beast Machines toys are a blast to play with and look great in their own right, while at the same time the on-screen characters just look GREAT. I dunno. Maybe I just can't get past the fact that Energon/Cybertron suck as much as they do and that is effecting my opinion of the visuals on some subconcious level, but the slavishly toy-accurate models in those shows just look...akward to me. What about the rest of y'all? Do you prefer toy accuracy or taking liberties with the designs?