I went to Wal-Mart to check them out. They'd stocked everything by the time I arrived - about 4am. Here are my thoughts: I liked the non-Transforming Cyber-Stomper big talking toys for the kids the best. I love how it shouts: "I am OPTIMUS PRIME!" I talked along with it while passing employees thought I was crazy. But a girl who was stocking came by and joined me and together we were saying (in unison with Prime): "Autobots: transform and roll out!" And we played with the Voice Changer helmet too - which sounds even LESS like Peter Cullen (that man IS Optimus Prime)! Anyway, I like stuff being to scale with each other and not having a lot of kibble. Barely OK in size: Leader Optimus Prime BumbleBee Jazz Ironhide Ratchet Barricade - you could buy all of the above and have a fairly in-scale collection. Needing Leader Class Size or even a Deluxe Leader Class size: Megatron (no toys of him were present btw - the only one missing) Starscream Blackout w/ Scorponok Brawl BoneCrusher - It might be possible to buy the above toys and get MiniCons of Jazz, BumbleBee, Ratchet, Ironhide to go with them. I'm not sure if a Voyager-size Optimus Prime (also not there) would then be appropriate. But the MiniCon figures I've seen really suck. I like my solution better: hold on for Alternators of the Autobots and MPEs of the Decepticons or don't bother buying anything (except for stock in Hasbro because they're obviously doing well with retail stores ordering quantities like what I saw of Spider-Man and Fantastic Four stuff (not stocked yet) as well. All this being said, I spent 1/2 hour looking at the figures in detail. Enough so I wouldn't have to go to Target later (there's nothing they'll get in which I'll need in so far as Star Wars right now, so....) Ironhide, Ratchet - very impressive actually. I like their look. Ironhide's kibble doesn't seem too irritating to me. I like him in black. BumbleBee - alright. I could live with that if I hadn't seen Alternators that were better. Jazz - he's kind of large and fat for a car, isn't he? I thought a Solstace was small? Leader Prime? - maybe he ought to be sturdier quality. I played with him in his Try-Me packaging, but the Cyber-Stomper impressed me more. Starscream - really pathetic kibble. This one's not cool. Blackout - might be cool if there was a collection he was scaled to. I'd love a MPE of this character. Brawl - too small for a deluxe. I've heard there would be a Leader (or was it Voyager Class?) figure on the horizon. This is necessary for a combat tank. Barricade - he's pretty good except his hands or lack of, are horrible. Wal-Mart had their exclusive 2-pack vs. BumbleBee so I could see him in robot form. Barricade would be impressive but his hands ruin the figure. BoneCrusher - never should be a Deluxe figure. He needs to be Voyager-Class at least. It's a nice design though. People who aren't concerned with a uniform scale will probably like this figure. Scorponok - Deluxe. I didn't see him. Morbid curiousity made me slightly interested. I'd never transform him into a robot, but I wonder how his scale would match up with my Alternator cars. So purchasing him remains a possbility. They had the Real Gear which was interesting, but not inspiring of a purchase. Equally rating were the Robot Heroes. I looked at some other stuff for kids which launched missles - Brawl was featured amongst them. In any case, MPE Skywarp remains the only planned purchase of mine that I have for Transformers in the near future.