Dunno if this merits a thread, but with King Poseidon slowly taking shape, I thought I'd use that as an excuse to revisit the era. Incidentally, I initially skipped over everything from these lines, but having picked up each of the UW boxsets (minus Megatronia, who looks rad as heck, and Devastator, who I don't have room for), and I have to say—they're kind of a blast. I picked up Dreadwind and Darkwing from POTP, although I had no other bots to combine them with, but snagging the different special teams was really fun. I enjoy how... simple, I guess, the overall limb/torso skeletons are, making it really easy to just go back and forth between robot/vehicle/combiner mode. Even with some repetitive transformations, it still feels awesome building them up (I even want to grab Alpha Bravo, Rook, Stepper, Wreck-gar, and Inferno to make a rebuilt Guard City to go against Ruination or some weird Starscream combiner out of the POTP/TFCC jets). As far as combined modes, I have had a bit of good luck—all mine are pretty solid minus Bruticus (Onslaught's right leg won't quite lock in for combined mode—dude I bought the set from told me up front, making the set cost about the same as the Hasbro team for me; I made my bed there) and Convoy Grand Prime, both of whom suffer from the forward lean. Also, so as to avoid the Takara vs. Hasbro QC thing, as I'm a "¿por qué no los dos?" type and my collection is split between the two, and I'd say the QC overall's about the same—I think you're just as likely to encounter errors across companies. Maaaybe some LG stuff was a bit more solid than the TR equivalents based on the figures I have, but not by miles or anything. I actually blame Poseidon since I've been keeping Snaptrap in beast/robot mode and Skalor in robot, but the individual bots are actually pretty fun toys? I think the lack of wrist swivels on most/every mold is definitely a line-wide negative, but they've got a lot of personality to them (all of Grand Galvatron, the Bruitcus boys, Motormaster, TFCC Windsweeper, CW Dead End, and Rippersnapper being some of my favorites outside the King Poseidon set). And it's kinda fun to wait for the next two sets to come out; I imagine it kinda feels like waiting for a 3p combiner minus the wait time and complex engineering. Which, for my collecting purposes, is perfect. I dunno, maybe my standards aren't what they were when I initially tuned out the lines, but among a collection of Generations figures, they've become some of my favorites to pick up and transform. OTOH, I kinda wish I got to enjoy them with everyone else, but going back for the boxsets was one of the highlights of my collecting. They have a good presence and (outside that new Sky-Lynx) I'm content with them being my biggest bots. Hell, I didn't even like Menasor that much before getting the Stunticons in-hand... Actually, that's another big flaw I have to admit—I wish Slingshot and Wildrider got unique molds or at least some retooling so they're not just headswaps of Fireflight and Dead End. Edit: Oh! That goddamn UW Bruticus chest plate—how that got to the final product I will never understand. Does Sunbow accuracy beat out Bruticus looking consistent top-down? It is wild that they looked at whatever frames in the cartoon where his chestplate was the same color as Blast Off and went, "yeah, I think collectors will really appreciate this decision." Selects Onslaught with a silver chestplate/replacement assembly with the silver chestplate when? I dunno, any thoughts out there? Similar, opposite, whatever? Was it cool picking up, like, Superion's components or Bruticus's one at a time? How do rank among your collection now that we're in the WFC era?