Even though there is a growing abundance of third party products, and add-ons. I'm starting to feel as a fandom that we grow too dependent on them, to the point where I feel that the fandom itself is forgettings its roots of the Transformers franchise, and is simply buying said third party items due to its... Rarity? Slash near in-availability... I really have no idea, nor do I really see the appeal. However, it really makes me think that teh fans of third party products are really taking Hasbro for granted. In the sense that I constantly see a slew of posters that complain about how "Hasblow dun know how tah n0t sell teh bumblebee." Yet, they turn around and praise third party products for being the greatest thing since sliced gravy. Personally, I do not understand the appeal. I wish I did, so I could just be crazy over it like everyone else. But... something just nags me, between the outragous prices, and the little accuracy that they are halfly forced into, halfly to lazy to congure up. It just doesn't appeal to me. But, perhaps someone could change my mind? I don't know... What are your thoughts?