I am fed up with this nonsense. The abbreviations have gotten out of hand. Most recently with the conflict of the 2001 and 2012 Transformers lines. In 2001, we were blessed with Tony Bacala's personal favorite, Transformers:Robots In Disguise. This was the return of the earth based vehicle modes to the brand. Many of these figures still stand the test of time to this very day, even when compared to more contemporary figures such as those in the Classics or RotF lines. Specifically the Car Bros., or the Build Team. This series from its inception has been, and always will be known as "RiD". Then comes 2012, the new line for Transformers: Prime hits shelves. And already we're plagued with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR different abbreviations contained within this one single, solitary brand. I speak of the abbreviations "TFP", "PRID", "FE", and "RID". The first one kinda goes without saying that it should be the abbreviation of the brand, Transformers Prime, "TFP", sounds simple right? Then we begin to see "FE". Alright, this is understandable, as the First Edition figures are limited run, and equate to say the 2007 Premium Series, or Allspark Power line. I can live with that. It differenciates it from the main line, which so far as I knew was simply "TFP". It seems I was sorely mistaken, because then comes "PRID", dropping the "TF" from it altogether. I ask myself WHY?!??!!?! (CROSSREFERENCE THIS VIDEO: Kenan and Kel - WHY!!!!!!!! - YouTube) Why is TFP not sufficient enough? What does it accomplish? When the 2007 line released Allspark Power and Premium Series, we didn't retroactively rename it "07:TOS" or something of that nature. I believe it should just be a given that unless you specify something as a "FE" in the Prime line, it should automatically be assumed to be from the main Prime release. THEN COMES THE KICKER (no not HIM). The "P" is dropped altogether, and now we have people referring to this Prime series as simply "RID", or even worse, "RiD". As if this line's abbreviations weren't already confusing enough as-is, we are now forced to decipher between this and the 2001 series? REALLY? REALLY? (CROSSREFERENCE: The Miz - Really?! - YouTube) As if eBay wasn't annoying enough as-is, this just made things so much worse. I kid you not, HERE'S PROOF!!! rid optimus prime | eBay rid megatron | eBay Honestly, I for one am completely fed up with this rediculousness and utter nonsense. The fandom as a whole is usually better than this (not counting "Tits" for TITANIUMS). I don't generally ask for much, but can we maybe take a vote, and decide once and for all on a definitive abbreviation, please, and have it be one that makes practical sense? Rant over, thanks for reading. I hope to see all of you at Slagacon 2012 next month!