In other words, do they make other toys pointless? Is there a point to having a toy car when you could have a toy car that transforms into a robot? For example, my son, who will be two in a couple months, was playing with a regular toy car and kept tugging on the back saying "pull legs out" and getting frustrated. I told him it was not a Transformer and did not transform and he responded "put away, daddy get Transformers." (he has some rescue bots and a one stepper RID Grimlock--his favorite--and he also likes playing with daddy's old McDonald's Changeables and Rock Lords--don't judge him! --and watching/helping daddy transform "daddy's toys"). So, my question is a bit tongue-in-cheek as I played with other toys too as a kid and my son does too, but this experience just reminded me that TFs are still, with good reason, the best toys ever!