I don't judge G1 toys by the same standards as modern toys, otherwise all G1 toys would be bad quality. Lack of articulation isn't really an issue. Neither is simplistic transformations. Although I do expect transformation to become more complicated as the toy gets larger. I do not consider Throttlebots, Firecons or Action Masters to be bad toys. Simple toys, yes. Bad toys, no. They function the way they were designed to and are cheap. The only flaw IMO that G1 toys have is if they can't stand up by themselves. Pretender Landmine's robot mode is hard to stand up, and pretty impossible if he is holding his weapon.