Maybe it's me and my new-collector enthusiasm, but I've been really psyched about 2010 ever since BotCon. I'm interested in a much higher proportion of the new figures coming out than I usually am. So what are your must-buys, maybe-buys, and don't-cares? Must-buy: Leader Starscream- I have a feeling this will cause me to break my no-Leader/nothing over $40 rule (I haven't even quite brought myself to buy OP for $35). I will FIND money and space for this guy. HA Barricade- One of my favorite characters but don't like the Deluxe too much. This looks like it will be a glorious thing indeed. Bludgeon- Duh. Ratchet and Lockdown- Love movie Ratchet but dislike the Voyager: this is more accurate and cheaper to boot. Lockdown is Lockdown...I probably would have bought the Animated toy if I hadn't heard about this in the pipeline. I prefer the movie style in general. Brawn- I appreciate the homage, and he'd make a pretty good companion for Ratchet. Mindwipe and Skystalker- Might well have picked up Mindwipe anyway just for his altmode, but the combining gimmick sealed it for me. Maybes: Ironhide- Probably will get him, as I love the paint and the massive amount of weapons. Just not the biggest fan of the mold. Blackout and Toxic Oil Slick- I have a Nemesis Strika and Cyclonus already, so I'm tempted to just get most of Team Chaar together. I do have Animated Shockwave as one of my few Animated toys, he can be their commander. Rodimus and Arcee- They are so similar to the G1 versions that they'd practically fit in with Classics, plus they have awesome weapons and I liked them in Animated too. Scattorshot- He's a Scout, so cheap, and I like his look for a couple reasons. Brakedown- Was never a giant fan of the Stunticons or anything, but I like smaller cars (usually this means Legends) and he'd be in pretty good scale with guys like Voyager Starscream. If I got him I'd also grab Dead End (Scout). Armorhide- As long as I'm getting Ratchet and Brawn...also, I have Reign of Starscream now so I've seen him in the fiction. Legends Wheelie- I like the character enough to think about this. Don't-cares: Perceptor and the Insecticons- This is a case of liking the characters in fiction a lot more than the toys, or even really the idea of the toys. Animated Thundercracker- Don't need to collect Animated Seekers (actually I have never really fallen into the Seeker-craze), and he wasn't even my favorite Starscream clone (Sunstorm, who I already have). Black Soundwave- Have the original. The colors are striking, but I still prefer the more Soundwave-y preview fig. Bumblebee repaints- Ha, no. Dirge- I understand why people like him, I just don't myself. Too small, kinda ugly, two cockpits. Pushes all my buttons somehow.