Of the Bayverse designs, it seems that Starscream's is the most despised - for many reasons. Some hate it because it's a radical departure from previous incarnations of the character, others because it's ugly... Mostly because it looks like a kite with arms and legs and a head and missile launchers. So... basically very little like a kite. In my personal view, the arms and legs are too skinny and the face isn't expressive enough for a heavily emotive character like Starscream. Starscream needs a face where he can have a wide range of expressions - Soundwave and Shockwave do "inscrutable" well enough. Having said that, the design was an attempt to circumvent a logical issue with the original design; that menace that has plagued Transformers since the beginning... scale issues. The big problem with the Seekers has always been "how can they be the same height as Autobots they should logically dwarf?" Starscream turns into a fighter jet, which are, in real life, 19.4 m (63.8 feet) long. This would make his robot mode colossal in comparison to most Autobots; even a Peterbilt 379 truck is only about half that. To avoid this - and make it easier on the animators, because animating shots where CGI characters differ radically in size is an absolute NIGHTMARE - they concentrated most of his robot mode in his width and gave him shorter legs. Now, this doesn't really work - however, with the shift to a new design aesthetic, how will designs be adjusted to account for scale issues in the new storytelling universe. Here are some ideas for the Seekers: Idea 1: Roughly half the jet (the wings and the propulsion system) ends up on the back, creating a "jetpack" that is roughly the same size as the entire torso, cutting the height in half (from sixty feet in jet mode to thirty feet in robot mode... which would still be bigger than most Autobots). The Seekers all have Blitzwing's "gas mask face" to further the basic outline of someone in a flight suit. Idea 2: Most of the jet mode goes into the Seekers' arms, which are large, bulky and styled to look like bird/pterosaur wings. The body is thin in comparison to the wings and the legs are short and end in taloned feet, like an eagle. This means that most of the jet mode is going into the wingspan rather than the body. Idea 3: Say somewhere that Transformers can scan alt-mode templates and rescale them to fit their own size. In this case, there isn't a scale issue. I would heavily prefer Idea 2, because it gives the Seekers an "avian predator" look, rather than just a humanoid robot with a jetpack". Having large, pterosaur-style arm-wings would also fit Starscream's hammy, theatrical side, because he can gesture wildly with them.