So we know a reboot is likely to move forward for the franchise. And one thing I wonder, is how the robots should look? Because we need to settle on some form of aesthetic that we want to see. For me, simply put... It should be a balance between the new and the old. What I mean is that for certain characters they need to be a balance between G1 and movie. The G1 aspect obviously is important because its the foundation of who the characters were originally. One of the things, I know bothers the old school fans is how certain characters look. I mean, look at Hot Rod. He may have a cool weapon but I think the design needs work. The movie aspect is also important because it represents another portion of the fandom that needs pleasing. Simply putting a REALLY faithful design is not going to work.(obviously) Some design elements from the Bayverse I do think work as a modernization of things. Like how Bumblebee's antennas move as opposed to being 'devil horns' or Optimus having a mouth and mouthplate at the same time.(yes, I know this thing dates back to TF Cybertron) One last thing... Humanization aspects MUST be taken care of with extreme caution. They're from another world, that's important to know. Even the MCU(one of the most positively received franchises) understands this for the better. I mean they got rid of those ridiculous angel wings for Captain America and Thor's helmets, right? Granted I know they made this early on. So overall, my stance is.... We need to strike a balance. Movies like Warcraft proved being too faithful is not good for some people in the audience as there's a bunch of stuff they don't understand. So let's slowly establish things piece by piece.