I may have posted this earlier in the thread, but I keep coming back to the idea of how badly I feel like Hasbro/IDW botched this, from a standpoint of the fiction and toylines reinforcing and feeding off each other. You have here, a series that is following Siege pretty much completely from a design standpoint, but the concept of Siege the toyline was "the last day of the war on Cybertron" and here we are 2 YEARS worth of issues later and the war hasn't even started yet, while the NEXT LINE of figures is almost over. That's not a slow burn, that's not even smoking a brisket, that's absolutely GLACIAL. (I couldn't think of an appropriate "hot" metaphor, I apologize) When it seems to me, sitting here as an armchair quarterback (but who works in a tangentially related creative field) you seriously could have worked together (Hasbro likely having most of the 3 lines planned out before IDW even began production) and done a 36 issue monthly maxi-series, with 12 issues per sub series focusing on the macro tale and the Galaxies (or equivalent series) focusing on smaller more personal or focused stories set around and alongside it. A story with a really strongly defined beginning, middle and ending (with an endpoint in mind from the very beginning), and supplementing any additional whims of the writers with miniseries (ala LSOTW) and the appropriate level of synergy between what's in the books and what's on the shelf. (but with foreknowledge so things can be more organic, like how Wheeljack and Arcee were in the Siege Netflix series and you avoid the Marvel-era "new character dump".) It just doesn't seem that hard... I have no idea where they think the endpoint of this book would be, but it seems rather unlikely it will ever actually make it there selling sub-10K an issue (last month before Covid) with IDWs rocky financial ground. Really, that's the only thing I can figure, these sell so low that Hasbro just doesn't care that much? they get a few 'free" thousands in licensing fees and keep the name out there???