This is something that has become of great concern to me. So far, fans have been quick to capitalise on the holes in the CHUG line by designing custom figures of unreleased characters. It seems that when it comes to kitbashes, G1 gets all the attention to the point where we see two custom Devastators being made at the same time. And yet... what happened to Animated figures? Surely the series has plenty of opportunities for new toys. Characters like Yoketron, Omega Supreme and the Constructicons never got a toy, to say nothing of the oodles of filler characters in crowd scenes, but no one seems interested in designing a third-party version. Even something as simple as a KO Voyager Thundercracker is completely overlooked. Why? Hasn't Animated earned as much acclaim and respect as G1? You can't say that, "Oh, but Animated figures are too difficult to design", because if you can make a working Devastator, the simplified, stylised look of the Animated cast would be a piece of cake by comparison. You know what terrifies me? I'm starting to think that people see Animated as just a 'fad'. Sure, it was great during its time and people loved the cartoon. I distinctly remember fans lauding Megatron as the best incarnation of the character. But now that it's over, it's over. Fans returned their attention to more Classics and ended up selling their Animated collection to cover the costs. Even Hasbro seems unconcerned with releasing toys like Blackout, Hydrodive Bumblebee and the awesome Wingblade Optimus Prime. But Primus, hasn't Animated retained any love at all? How do you feel about the series at this stage? Do you still collect Animated figures, and do you want to see the likes of FansProject and TFC Toys turn their attention to them?