I think it's high time these guys got their due. They freaking rock, and they're the more play-friendly versions of Alternators. Bumblebee set the trend for these guys- well articulated, great representation of the character even if it wasn't 100% movie accurate, with fantastic transformation that put him in an accurate, drive-able vehicle mode. Sideswipe may have dropped the ball a bit, but he does have the sleekest and sharpest looking Stingray mode out of all the other versions of him, and comes backed with some pretty nice features- and a weird backpack that sacrifices look for gimmick. They came back in full-force with Skids, managing to take a compact car and turn it into... well, a compact robot, chok-full of detail and. Barricade was a great rendition of the original character, looking massive and hulking and possessing an awesome vehicle mode. Mudflap, though hard to find, is another gem just like his brother. Of course, who could forget Jazz...? Finally, a beautifully painted, well detailed and sculpted version of this character, with one of the most fantastic alt modes out of the entire line. Now, we all know we have at least three more of these guys on the way- Leadfoot, Roadbuster, and Soundwave- which makes me more excited than ever. These guys pose great together in both forms, and I can't wait to have more of them show up. I'm a little put-off by Roadbuster's vehicle mode, myself- it strays away from the realism of the original concept, but since he'll be showing up in the movie like that, I can't complain. Leadfoot looks great, and I for one am not worried about the gut- I'm sure that, like the many other gimmicks of the HA line, it retracts for displaying the figure without his Human partner. Plus, Steeljaw. Freaking awesome. I can only hope that Soundwave looks as good as these two! There's the matter of speculation, of course- who will be next? I doubt it will be Spoiler Mirage , unfortunately- they wouldn't release two red cars in such quick succession. Perhaps in a later wave, though, we'll see this sleek car, which I personally think would be fantastic, seeing as the bot mode will most likely match his smooth-lined alt mode. I would also love to see Spoiler Quartermaster, or Q , after getting a glimpse of him in the trailer, I think he has a very cool bot mode and a face that brims with character, and we haven't yet gotten a blue car. Of course, Topspin would be a good choice to fill out the Wreckers, but I would like to see more than just the Nascar bots- with the last movie having six unique HA molds, I hope for the same amount with Dark of the Moon, which leaves us with three potential figures. There is also the matter of HA basics, which are also cool because of their epic targetmastering abilities and the size, as well as oodles of little humans to interact with our larger bots. The only thing that bugs me about these guys is that they seem grossly out of scale with their human counterparts- aside from the buggy and MAYBE the snowmobile, I don't see any of these fitting in with real life vehicles- but they do have a primarily militaristic theme, so they can serve that function. Voice you opinions, good or bad, on Human Alliance and Human Alliance Basics here. Pictures are always welcome!