I am a fan of almost everything Transformers based ever since I was 11, back in 1984, so I have a good media-spanning grounding in the rich history of the franchise. And by no means a negative person, a "whiner", or a naysayer, in fact, I'm one of the most optimistic people I know. But after seeing all the leaked images of the TF characters so far... Nope, sorry. This really is NOT going to work. The names may be the same, and the insignias may be the same, but these are NOT Transformers. The makers of this movie do not care about the identities and recognisable elements of these characters. If they were designed more closely to the Alternators/Masterpiece toys, then this movie would be great, but I have no idea why they would go to the extents of completely changing them for the sake of changing them, to this degree. It looks like there'll be Johnny5 anorexic skeletal robots fighting each other in this movie. And as I've already said, as far as the TRUE Transformers mythos goes, this just isn't going to work. They've changed the characters way too much, so much so that it's just plainly unrealistic. If they're going to be fighting toe to toe with each other, punching, kicking and throwing each other around, they physically won't last 5 minutes. It's not "believeable". They need to be big, angular, boxy, chunky, armoured FIGHTING machines. The pictures of Prime's design are simply awful. He's nothing like any Prime design before, and that's not a good thing. He must have the recognisable Prime grill/abdomen section, the twin pectoral plates/windows and the classic colour scheme, or he simply isn't Prime. I expect he doesn't even open up to reveal the matrix annex. And Starscream? How is that Starscream??? It's ridiculous! What's wrong with having designs akin to the characters in the recent IDW "Infiltration" comics series? Redesigned and realistic looking, with practical and recognisable transformations/robot and alt modes. They work perfectly. Starscream as the F22 stealth jet in Infiltration is a stroke of genius. It's such a shame about what they've done here, and a real wasted opportunity. And besides, there's no way the toys will ever be able to accurately resemble these new designs. And I certainly wouldn't care to own any of them even if they did. Ok, so this looks like it's trying to be a new continuity, but personally I don't think this is what most fans want. Certainly none of the many fans I know. And it will not have the appeal of the original style of Transformers. So I say this to you Dreamworks: Either modernise, yet stay true to the history and style of classic Transformers, just as the Alternators and Masterpiece projects have (and brilliantly, I might add), or you should keep your hands off the license altogether. It's boycott time for me for this live action version - the Japanese CG movie will obviously be the true movie. The Japanese always produce Transformers media/designs the way they should be. Not like this excessively creativley-licensed Hollywood mess.