Don't ask why, but I was thinking about Hasbro's "Star Wars Transformers" a while ago, and couldn't help thinking... they're going about this all wrong. What we'd really like to see... and I hope you'll agree with me here... is the Transformers in the "Star Wars" universe, a la the recent IDW Hearts of Steel comic. You know it would work. Bumblebee as a landspeeder? A natural. Prowl would make a great snowspeeder. For that matter, Episode II established we have hundreds of speeder styles to choose from for the Autobots. We'd have Starscream, Skywarp and Thundercracker as TIE fighters, and the Millenium Falcon would, of course, have to be Jetfire. And assortment of X-Wing, Y-Wing, A-Wing, B-Wing, and Naboo starfighters would make great Aerialbots. I'm not sure what Megatron would turn into, but a ground-mounted Quad laser cannon or one of those SPHA-T heavy artillery tanks from Episode I have some intriguing possibilities. The result of a fusion of Unicron and the Death Star are, I think, best left unexplored for now. Continuity-wise, you could shoehorn it in between episodes III and IV, to get the best vehicles from both worlds and still have the Rebellion vs. the Empire to play with. Only downside: no Jedi, or at least no virtuous ones. But then, a Yoda-level Jedi could make short work of any Transformer, so that's probably for the best. (Question: if the Force proceeds from all living things, does that include mechanical Sparks? Could a Decepticon, in other words, become a Dark Lord of the Sith?) But no matter how often I revisited this idea, I was stuck on one point: What the heck would Optimus Prime use as an alt mode? It'd have to be some kind of truck-like machine, and those are few in the Star Wars universe, which generally prefers spaceships to speeders. But the only thing I can think of that's the right size would be a Jawa Sandcrawler, and those are slow as molasses. So, could someone help me out here? I'd hate to have my entire 1980's fan boy's wet dream fall to pieces just because George Lucas didn't envision any trucks in his films.