This may not be a popular opinion, but I think the G1 formula has been played out as far as it's going to go. It seems like every series after Beast Wars has relied on regurgitated characters with names and looks that fans are familiar with, which frankly strikes me as lazy fanservice. Remember when the writers went out on a limb and did Beast Wars? Even though Optimus and Megatron had G1 leader namesakes, they were new, original characters, and it worked out beautifully. How many original characters have we seen since then? Consider Knockout. He's a one-liner machine, no real development or character arc, yet he's already a fan-favorite. We're thirsty for something new. What if they took that kind of thinking further? Anyone else have thoughts on this? I know there are plenty of geewunners who really just want to see G1 over and over, but I can't be the only one looking for some fresh writing, fresh ideas, and totally original toys that aren't trapped in slavery to previous continuities.