Is the war aspect a big part of Transformers for you or could you deal with a series without it? My opinions are below: I was just thinking, for me a big part of what I like about Transformers is the characters and the asthetics and just that they are giant Transforming robots. I like a lot of the Decepticons, but I don’t necessarily think of them as evil. Even if they are supposed to be. I enjoyed a lot of the simpler stories and g1 episodes, the character based stories. Just Robots interacting with an Alien environment. (This doesn’t mean more humans btw haha). A big part of G1 was that each of the Autobots had special powers, like hologram emitters, stealth, forcefields e.t.c. With the new Movie, it is just violence, from both sides, and that was the biggest turn off for me. Hell, I don’t even like it on the original movie when Prowl gets a brutal death. I personally would like more of the toys to have none weapon based accessories, maybe even a series where the two factions are rivals rather than trying to kill each other. I just think it is sad that the new Transformers Movies seem to be so Violent, war based and even pro military, and I always saw Giant robots more as escapism. I think that side of it is mainly ignored.