Well, exactly 365 days ago, Transformers Animated ended with its' 42nd episode, Endgame, Part II. The initial reaction to the very first piece of promo art was the painfully, annoyingly traditional one, as many people thought it would be too kid-oriented for the older fans. I myself thought so as well. The show won over many with its' top-notch voice-acting, overlapping storylines, and memorable, unique characters. One could easily tell the difference between Starscream or any of his clones, even though they all had the same body-type. Ooodles of homages littered the series, with characters, voice actors, storylines, and the main plot structure. The toyline was one of the best in the franchise's history, with no overarching gimmick - transforming WAS the gimmick. Delightfully poseability and articulation, and sleek paint jobs, as well as high-quality show accuracy all benefitted the toyline. Moments of maturity were not uncommon in the series, and the final season has an overall darker tone, with savage character beatings, deaths, and tragic backstories. Transformers Animated may be long gone, but it lives on in the hearts of its' fanbase. We learned that all series should be given a chance before a knee-jerk reaction and that a series can have both great toys and a great show as well. So transform and roll out, transform and rise up, dare to be stupid, do whatever you can to memorialize the passing of one of the unsung heroes of the Transformers' 26-year history, Transformers Animated. RIP Transformers Animated. Play it off, Michael Bay!