Because of a new sports car in the stable, I have been forced to tighten the belt a bit and pick only the TFs that I am really hot for... so of course, I have been shopping for the reissued Beasties Waspinator and Tarantulas were two of my all time favorites from a decade ago and both of these moulds have blown me away all over again. The transformations are simple but effective... they each look good in both modes... and they have tons of personality (regardless of their superb characterization on the show!). They are just fun, simple, beautifully executed action figures and they would be great toys on their own, even if they were unrelated to the TF history. Obviously TFs have evolved in the 10 years since their major "rebirth" (no pun intended) and these toys do feel very different from current offerings... but in some ways, it seems to me that they have lost something captured by the early deluxe sized beasts. They definitely feel like real Transformers but they don't feel like copies of anything. They are original and fresh... not overly detailed, not "trying too hard." But... Just take a look at the new Primal and Beast Megatron moulds-- it wasn't enough to have a gorilla/bot, he has to be techno/gimmick/exagerated gorilla (same with Megs)... these moulds look great but the purity is gone. Times have changed. I'm done rambling... So what do you think? Have things changed for the better or the worse with mainline toys? Do you think the early Beasties hold up to the test of time?