This weekend, I was able to buy four the new DOTM figures: Ratchet, Bumblebee, Crankcase, and Starscream. After messing with them for a bit, I realized something; Mech Tech is a good thing for us collectors. Now before you burn me at the stake, let me explain. One of the things I feel that should be paramount when designing a transformer, is that the gimmick should not detract from the toy. While the Mech Tech Guns are huge and often do not fit the figure at all in alt mode, they are also removable. Most of the ports on the figures I have so far either hide away, or blend right in. The figures themselves are nicely detailed, amazingly articulated, and have fun transformations. In other words, exactly what most of us collectors look for. To be honest, I would have bought these guys without the Mech Tech guns, so to me they are an added bonus. Lastly if the spring action really annoys you, just remove the springs (though be careful. Crankcase's spring was a piece of cake to remove. Bumblebee's a PAIN) If you hate the Bayformers, so far what I have seen from this line is not going to do much for you. On the other hand, if you actually like them, or like me love good transformer, no matter the line, check them out. I am willing to bet you will be pleasantly surprised. After all soon they are going to be all we are going to get for at least till this time next year.