I'm sorry, but there's some things I feel the need to get off my chest. Please forgive me if some of this doesn't make any sense. Does anyone else feel like Transformers is both stuck in one place, and in extremes? It's like we're denied a good entertaining balance. It seems likeTF is now trapped in Generation 1, but it's different extremes of G1. I can accept that the cartoon and movies will always be primarily a vehicle to sell toys to kids (I loved ANimated, but even i can admit that it was a toy commercial), now the answer to this would be the comic series, with it's higher focus on military movements, and more serious subject matter. But it's like the comic itself goes to far (especially recently). I said I would give the ongoing series a chance, but it already shows signs of going down this route. Yeah, there people who've been in a war for the last million years or so, yeah they're running out of their energy source, and their lives are in danger. So it should be an ultra serious storyline right? Yeah, but as soon as I start thinking this that other little voice in my head pipes up. "You know this is a series about transforming robots from space, right?" I just wish the writers would find a nice balance between the two. Animated was, in my mind, a good balance between the two. But Hasbro doesn't seem interested in that kind of thing anymore. (Sure Takara would have a say in this, but I think right now the TF ball is in Hasbro's court.) Plus. it seems sometimes like TF is trapped in G1. it's become a ghetto the series can't get out of. It seems like every new series since the Unicron Trilogy is an homage to it. I like seeing these characters too, but can we see some of thos transformers from series that haven't come to the US yet? I'd love to see TF comics here in the US that feature Star Saber or Dai Atlas, and there respective casts as players. Well, that's the most of what I wanted to get off my chest. I'm not even sure most of this made sense, but it's how I feel about TF, and some of the problems I think the series has nowadays.