I know this thread may come across as "wah wah wah", and a few people giving me the "if you don't like it, don't buy it" remark, but I hadn't seen a thread dedicated to this topic pop up in recent memory and wanted to hear everyone else's opinion on it. So why not? Construct-Bots, Flip-Changers, One Step, RPMs, Titan Guardians, Robo Fighters, Bot Shots, costumes....you get the idea. With the exception of Kreo (and from what I've seen, that's mostly due to the appeal of Kreons), I don't really see a lot of Transformers fans of any ages really interested in these other product lines as Hasbro thinks they are. Yet, it seems Hasbro is expanding further into these lines within the past few years. I don't see products of these lines moving off shelves (or if so, VERY slowly). In my experience, it's always the main line of Transformers (meaning figures from the Deluxe, Voyager, Leader size classes...I'll throw in Cyberverse in there as well) that seem to sell the best, not just with collectors but with kids as well. A handful of times I've seen kids walk through the toy aisles during my "toy hunts" and either laugh at, ignore, or seem disappointed with these secondary lines, and instead buy or ask their parents to buy figures from the main lines. Think about it. How many times have you gone into a Toys R Us and seen the shelves of costumes and Optimus Prime voice changers just sit there for months, even after clearance? Or in recent memory those huge non-Transforming Titan Guardian figures? Am I saying that no one likes these products? Of course not. There are very young kids who like Transformers and I can see the appeal in buying one of the more kid-friendly versions of a character, or wanting the Optimus Prime helmet to look cool/roleplay. I understand that. But in my experience of collecting Transformers and visiting the toy aisles of major retailers on a weekly/biweekly basis, the main line figures always seem to outsell these secondary lines by a fair margin. And there seems to be a lot more of these secondary line figure on the shelves than people seem to be interested in buying. From what I've seen from people talking on here, it's hardly an isolated case where I live. To me, that seems like wasteful investing in products that don't sell nearly as well. What do you all think? Do these figures have an appeal like Hasbro believes they do, or do you think the fat needs to be trimmed?