We are living in Bizzaro World... It doesn't seem like that long ago that we loved 3rd party because every Hasbro release was 'hey, look at our new Optimus Prime, Megatron, Decepticon jets and the same 3-4 Autobot cars' year after year. We needed 3rd party for the variety. This year we suddenly got Combiners, Headmasters, Fortress Maximus...all those characters we turned to 3rd parties for in the first place. Meanwhile, with so many 3rd party companies all doing the same thing it feels like a million 3rd party announcements of 'hey, look at our Optimus Prime, Megatron, seekers, Dinobots, triple changers and the same 3-4 Autobot cars...'