I haven't followed the Japanese series very much. I watched some of Headmasters, but beyond that (Masterforce, Victory, Zone) are weird. It just seems like the later-year Japanese Transformers got more and more "Power Rangers"-ish, like all garnered in gold and combining in really weird ways (like Star Saber combining with...a lion?) I know a lot of folks out there really covet the Japanese TFs, and that's cool and all, it's just that...I just think they're generally strange (the show, the way the characters look, the storyline, etc.) Who else finds the Japanese Transformers - the characters or the TV show - to be strange and otherwise not-so-interesting?