What with all the chatter about the toys, character designs, the director, the story etc, I think there's some potential and positives about the Transformers The Movie. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=113371 After reading the backs of the boxes, IMOP, I believe the filmmakers are on the right track with this flick. Rather than searching for the energon cube (as some were previously concerned with) it clearly states the characters are in search for the "Allspark". As far as the preview toys go, the explanation of the protoforms is logical, and is an interesting twist on the Transformers origins. Rather than being confined to type of camo, the mechanics of their being can adapt accordingly to any mechanized enviroment around them. It creates interesting possibilites for future stories invlolving these characters. Granted, some of the directions Bay and his crew have taken are bold and different, but that isn't bad at all. In the end, this movie is coming out one way or another, so why not be thankful that a big budget movie based on our favorite past time is being released to the masses. . . .