It's a Darn Good time to Love Transformers I'm relatively new to collecting TFs. I loved them as a kid in the 80's (and always hated never getting enough of the season 1 and 2 toys, but my parents did what they could), but I skipped pretty much everything since then. I watched Beast Wars a few times with no great interest. When things went back to real robots with RiD I tried out the show and picked up one of the car brothers (I don't even know which one). The show didn't really hit me and the robot looked a bit too stick-figure like for my tastes. I prefer beefier robots. So I was somewhat aware of, but not participating in, TFs since then. But when I passed through the store and saw 20th Optimus, I about fell down in awe. Of course I grabbed him immediately, as well as the two Alternators out at the time, Sideswipe and Smokescreen (OMG, there's more?!?) I got involved on the Internet side of things when I saw no new Alternators forthcoming, and I was hooked from there. I've followed the Alternators line, grabbed reissue Predaking, and a couple of others that I missed from when I was a kid (Blitzwing!). I see a lot of negativity on these boards, but also a lot of fans who love what I love, and I just thought I'd comment as something as an outsider... It's a darn good time to love TFs. Amazingly good. Unbelievably good. There's something for everyone, from Beast Wars and G1 reissues, to Armada-Cybertron for those who are into that, Alternators... and now Classics?!? Potentially a Masterpiece Starscream!?! A Movie!? Amazing. Perhaps it's just my own preferences (and optimism), but I suspect that Classics (if not the Movie line also) will do very well, not just among hardcore fans, but casual fans and the kids as well. Judging from the Astrotrain protos, they appear more slick and humanoid, and I think those toys are easier to identify with. Maybe we'll even get a better written cartoon as well out of the deal. Although, who knows with kids. Heh. Truly, my Kup runneth over. It's a good time to collect Transformers.