When the new movie was coming out/first came out I'd bought all the movie toys I could get. With the exception of Jolt and Arcee I've got the Autobot lineup, and I've got most of the Decepticons (minus the leaders class) and I've had them up on my shelves in robot mode since the movie came out. Last night I decided to straighten the shelves up some and put all the movie'verse figures in their alt modes to make room for some more figures. I seriously could not believe how long it took to get some of them back in alt mode! And that's with actually knowing how to TF them. I just keep thinking, "Yup, this is why I like the Universe/Classics/Beast Wars/Animated Toys better." Sure they look really cool, and have a neat and realistic aesthetic quality to them, but compared to the other toys they're a complete bitch to play with. Sideswipe took nearly 20 minutes to get all his panels lined up and looking right, Skids and Mudflap combined took 45 minutes to get all back together. They both needed panel massaging to get things lined up right, but Mudflap had to be the worst. Now I know it's the first time I TF'd him back into car mode, but jeez!!! That little guy is so tight, with so many pieces wanting to hit each other, and the doors!!! omg the hugging doors!! I started wishing they WOULD pop off like in Paeughs video just so I could get them out of the way! They didn't though, sorry Paeugh, you're still the King of Pop-Off. Ironhide who I was dreading actually I had no problems with at all, which was surprising. But all in all I just keep thinking, "This is why my movie1 toys have been stored until this new movie came out, they're just not much fun." I always have Classics and Animated on display on my shelves, and I'm always TF'ing them back and forth. It's fun, only takes a few minutes, the figures feel really sturdy and solid and I never worry about things breaking. Skids and Mudflap make so much creaking noises when you're 90% done TF'ing them it had me worried. I really appreciate puzzles and I do like complicated Transformations (like MP Starscream or Alternators) but these movie toys are complicated without that fun feeling that goes along with the others. I'm always worried they're going to break. And talk about a shellformer? Sideswipe can have the entire car assembled and pointing straight off his back. I'm surprised no one's mentioned that yet with all the talk that's been going around about Sideswipe. The whole freaking car, right there on it's back. Rampage? Ugh! All in all I find that I'm liking Demolisher, Voyager Megatron, Starscream and Sideways more then any of the other toys. Just because they have more of a Classics feel to them. Especially the Voyagers. Big sturdy joints that don't feel weak or flexible. I never had a problem with the 07 BB mold, I thought it was a really brilliant mold and it's fun to TF that one back and forth. But Skids and Mudflap take the cake for being the first TF's that have really frustrated me with how tight and intricate the transformation is, and with the pieces all wanting to hit. Skids not so much, but Mudflap very much so. I still find myself liking Skids though, I think maybe I'll get the Human Alliance one to mess with however. Even being more complicated it's still got to be easier. So in a nutshell, I think the movie toys have once again proven to me why I like the Classics/Universe molds so much. They're just fun and never annoying. What's your opinion?