I know many will hate it, but who else would like a Starscream and Ratchet female pretender shell if Hasbro did Pretenders toys once more? (Since they do Combiners and Headmasters maybe the Pretenders are next) I mean honestly I just don't think robots should be male or female but the avatar they use like holo matter avatars or pretender shells could be, like in the comics. Bud Budiansky once said he first created genders on the first Transformers but was forced to let go of the idea since his bosses and sexism at the time often forbid female characters for a boys' toy line and they told him to stop. Female only appeared later in the cartoon as love interests. But we know that Ratchet was called 'she' on the design sheet while having the role of the caretaker like all good 80' females (and was inspired by a female, the nurse from One flew over the cuckoo's nest) and Starscream was nicknamed Pretty Poison (which is quite feminine and later used on Thunderblast while Starscream's was changed to Silver Snake (why that change if not to change gender?)) while having some quite feminine traits that an evil 80' female character would have (speed over strength, putting importance on appearance and like most evil female characters of the time, not being loyal). Starscream even had some physical female traits as well and a high pithed voice. So they should do what was first intended and make Starscream and Ratchet female Pretenders bodies. Instead of adding new female characters and trying to fit them into the story, okay they can do it but also, they should repair that injustice and make those important characters, females as they were intended to be, at least their Pretender bodies or holo avatar since it may offend less people than completely turning them back into females. Beside Starscream was female in the French version of the 1986 movie and Slipstream doesn't come from nowhere.