So this is TFW2005 and TJ plugs you guys all the time that's why I'm here. I'm betting you've seen this already. If you haven't here's the link go watch it, I'll wait... TJ TV - Taking Revenge on my Childhood: TJ Talks Transformers Prime ... You done yet? Good. Now I'm making this topic because I like TJ's reviews for two reasons. One they're entertaining to watch. He does a great job of making it interesting even though he's just voicing his own opinion. I find myself watching reviews for things I don't even care about and know nothing about like all his Kamen Rider reviews, I have no idea what he's talking about but I just enjoy the entrainment value. The other reason is because his opinions are usually on par with my own. There are some disagreements mainly with his hate of the Armada toy line. I hate the series but I actually love the toy line. Not really going to fault him for that one because he has pointed out some very valid flaws with the toys. Even so I still had fun with them. With that being said TJ pointed out two things that really stuck out. One that I agree with but haven't been able to really explain it too well on the boards and one that I don't agree with and just wanted to voice my own opinion about it. The part I agreed with was about the comparison of the Prime Aesthetic to the Movie-verse. When I first saw the designs I hated it because it was a combination of Movie and Animated which I hated both designs. As I've been watching toy reviews I'm finding I'm actually liking more of the designs than hating them. I couldn't explain why I'm liking a design aesthetic that takes from designs I hate. TJ said something that actually articulates into words why the broken up look works for Prime but not for the movies. So I commend TJ there for helping me explain why I'm actually liking the Prime aesthetic. Something TJ didn't talk about is the Animated Proportions. Prime has the proportions of Animated but it's not as exaggerated as Animated was. They still have quite large chins but they're more like Animated Megatron. Animated Megatron wasn't as disproportionate as the rest of the cast and because of that I actually liked him more than the rest of the Animated cast. Prime seems to do the same thing where the disproportion is there but not so much that I hate it. The part I didn't agree with was the attention to detail he was talking about because that's one of my biggest complaints about Prime. The Transformers don't even have faces. Their "face" is a completely smooth surface with a slit in it for a mouth. That's it, there's no detail there. They don't even have any painted detail, they're just all silver. Optimus Prime and Wheeljack are great examples because they both have mouth plates that come up to cover their faces. Whenever a character's mouth plate has more detail than their actual face, that's a bad thing. A mouth plate is normally just a smooth piece of metal with a few lines etched in it. It would look cool with the helmet of the character but otherwise would be kinda boring to look at. Their faces have even less detail than that. I mean if TJ is talking about the over all detail then I can agree with that. But there are things like the faces with no detail at all that don't seem to fit the rest of the design. It's one of the reasons I like the toys but still hate the cartoon because the cartoon you see close ups of the nothingness that is their face. With the toys the face isn't as distracting to the rest of the design. The face is kind of a small detail that you can overlook when you're looking at the overall design but when you're staring at close ups in the cartoon and seeing how the face moves it's distracting as hell. I don't notice the detail that is there when I'm too busy looking at things where there is no detail. Animated, for having really simplified designs with large chins, their faces are more interesting to look at than in Prime. This is just my opinion though. I just wanted to get that out there more so because TJ helped me to voice my opinion than to disagree with him on the detail. My gripe with the detail is really quite small compared to the part where I'm actually agreeing with him.