I am a Transformers Collector. I open my toys. I don't specialize in any particular category. My basis for buying a Transformers is if I like it, I buy it. The goal of owning an action figure is to have fun for me. Lately, I have noticed that I am having less fun with certain toys...without certain additions. For example...I love my Animated Ultra Magnus. The toy is fantastic...its got lots of poseability, along with lights/sounds and all sorts of hidden weapons. Vice versa, my Classics/Universe Ultra Magnus is quite bland and boring. Sure its poseable, and has some nifty transforming weapons...but other than that, the play value is pretty low. However, if you spring for the Fans Project upgrade armor...then its a different story. I really don't want this thread to turn into a sour-patch topic. Please note, I have many a G1 toy and grew up with the series...so I am attached to the characters, and have all of the Classics/Universe line...and even HATED Animated at first. But the point is...with the Classics/Universe line in particular...where is the fun? Another example is Hotshot. I love Armada ridiculously. Nothing you ever tell me will turn me against Armada. But felt a little let down by the Universe toy. Sure he was more poseable and had a better sculpt...but no Axle-zooka? No minicon-activated feature? Saying that the toys are homages is a somewhat fun concept. But not in regards to playability. What do you guys think? Please don't comment if you are just going to bicker about which line is better. I realize this is a tough point to get across...and again that's not the goal. I just feel like Hasbro led to the rise of the custom kits by giving us boring toys...and I think its a shame that we have to buy extras to get what we want to make an exciting and fun action figure.