[Edit] Here is the rule that I am using in this example, as it may be misinterpreted: - If the figure was in the original US G1 Cartoon (seasons 1-4) then they are G1 classics figures and go along with the G1 classics line. - If the figure does not fit this rule, then they fall into a second bucket (Which I just use as a "comic" shelf) The trend I noticed is that for this second bucket, there are a lot more Decepticons being released then Autobots. So to me the trend is that it is an attempt to even out the sides. My example and original post is below. [End Edit] So I have been noticing that for Non movie, non G1 classics toys the Decepticons have been highly out numbering the amount of Autobots. Let me just give you a quick example of my shelf and how out numbered my "comic" autobots are: I have a shelf were there is a big brawl. On this shelf I have: Autobots: - Drift (Non G1 - completely new character) - Hardhead (Season 4 G1) - Silverbolt (Season 2 G1) - G2 Tanker Optimus (G2, I guess he could be consider out of the equation, kind of, but not really) Decepticons: - Skullgrin - Straus-x - Lockdown - Banzai Tron - Bludgeon - Lugnut - Onslaught (Season 1 G1, doesn't count) - Terradive - Spacecase - Nemisis Prime - Skyshadow - Thunderwing If I am counting the correct figures, that you would discount G1 on and kept it comic. It is a 1 to 10 release of Decepticons to Autobots. Also, in the Prime Cartoon, the Decepticons highly outnumber the Autobots. With the Terracons, it is clear they are influenced by Battlestar Galactica but it still interesting non the less. It's almost like they are making up for the fact that in G1 Autobots outnumbered the hell out of Decepticons.