And here I was, thinking I was SAFE with my limited funds, since none of the movie stuff interested me I could avoid this. But Hasbro...Oh, HASBRO...so many replacements will be made within my collection now... Megatron - God that robot mode is GORGEOUS. Tank mode is...honestly pretty weak since it looks a little too much like TR Hardhead, just with a centered gun turret. But it at least looks interesting. I might seriously have to consider replacing CW Leader Megatron with this guy, since I like the CW alt. mode a lot better as well as the size, but a smaller Megatron certainly would look better in the collection and there this new one simply outclasses the CW with the better arm cannon and legs that aren't honestly lame. – Starscream (tetra jet mode!) - BEHOLD, the voyager G1 seeker mold people have wanted for literally decades. And goddamn it looks fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine! Absolute purchase, as well as the inevitable Thundercracker and Skywarp. My existing Deluxes can stick around for the earth modes but there's just no question the new Voyager seeker is setting new standards by visuals alone. – Soundwave (tape deck opens to store tapes!) - I'm sorry, FOC Soundwave, I honestly do like you but your gimmick and clown shoes, as well as slightly more non-geometrical design, simply never quite fit in with the rest of the Generations Decepticons. Siege Soundwave does everything you can, looks far better even with the weird 'attempted death by a thousand cuts' battle damage, probably turns into a better stereo fan-mode, and doesn't have a giant damn square rod sticking out of his back to deploy tapes. – Flywheels - THE DAY HAS COME! Honestly, this guy looks fucking perfect. I've always had a soft spot for the Duocons, kind of a personal thing since I got the pair as a result of a silly adventure that occurred at Botcon 2008, as they seemed the very epitome of the late G1 gimmick-crazy period obscure figures. I've yet to aquire the POTP Battletrap scout halves but while I applaud Hasbro's creativity in making Battletrap essentially a two-bot combiner like the later cassettes (Slamdance, Squalkbox, etc.), frankly I would have been happy if they just retconned the Duocons into triple changers (what lore exists for them does specifically mention Shockwave created them as part of his multi-mode transformer experiments, eventually creating the triple changers). But no, Hasbro's gone the extra mile because comparing these Flywheels pics to the original G1 figure I own, they absolutely NAILED every sculpting detail. Even the cannon - now a handgun appropriately - has the vertical tab on it that exists on the original toy for no other reason than to lift the jet cockpit/chest slightly away from it. That and I already own the Skytread TR, so now I also get to give the obvious homage Titanmaster set as a weapon for the real deal like I did TR Brawn to TR Legends Brawn. Except Flywheels already has two handguns, so does that mean I should give him to Battletrap? THE MIND BOGGLES AT THE POTENTIAL. – Shockwave - arguably the weakest of the newly revealed lot, which itself doesn't mean much. His alt. mode obviously being the weak spot since now he turns into the Nemesis, which if inverted probably resembles a laser gun, so I'm okay with that. The kibble I'm not so okay with - like seriously, did they have to make his shoulders THAT GODDAMN BIG? I'm not even arguing about character model accuracy, those shoulders legitimately do not look like they fit with the proportions of the rest of the figure. I'm sure in hand it'll probably be fine and I badly need a good sized Shockwave, but I would have preferred something with a little less footprint due to Big Convoy level kibble problems. – Brunt - He's a big-ass generic based on the IDW Centurions, he's a Decepticon, and you can break him apart. Except he also is stand-alone and turns into some kinda Beast Machines-esque (you can clearly see his head...though given he's a guy based on a drone maybe that's intentional) tank/cannon thing. It's awesome and I want it. I do wish they made him comic-accurate gray instead of Decepticon purple, though - the former looks way better but maybe they thought he looked too much like Megatron. – Refractor - I tend to have a rule where I don't buy duplicates of the same figure (or straight repaints to be a different version of the same character) in order to keep variety going (moderate to heavy retools into different characters I.E. Generations Sandstorm and Springer, Seekers, and Movie Landmine because he's just that goddamn good, are the nominal exceptions). I've only broken this rule TWICE: Animated Soundwave and Electrostatic Soundwave to get both Laserbeak and Ratbat, and Generations Junkheap I bought two of so I could have one junkion riding the other. I will gladly break this rule again because it's freakin' REFLECTOR. You gotta have all three for the trifecta combination. Oh, sorry, 'Refractor' - though that's a pretty good name change. – Air Strike Patrol Battle Masters - So, micromasters are basically like Targetmaster mini-cons now. I wholeheartedly approve. – Ravage - I love how you can put him on the back of Hound's Jeep mode, just like the 2008 versions could. But yeah, this looks like the best Ravage to date (I can't tell though, does he have the rockets?). And I happen to badly need a good G1 Ravage. – Laserbeak - Also looking quite excellent. The only Laserbeak I've got is the simplistic FoC disc that came with FOC Soundwave and an upgrade for this guy alongside Soundwave is also in order. Hasbro really put me off with the quality drop during the TR - POTP period, of which I still am wary about. But my God, they REALLY seem to be making up for it with Siege. I probably won't succeed in getting the whole line but if I can just get some of the new ones like Flywheels and Brunt, well, I'll be a happy man indeed. EDIT: THE ARMOR CRAP IS REMOVABLE AND SHOCKWAVE IS PERFECT OH MY GOD. I TAKE BACK EVERYTHING I SAID. EDIT 2: Soundwave was the lamp post guy, and we already got one with wheels. However, him having a flying mode makes more sense given he's flying around as a tape deck in the original cartoon. Plus, it's a change from him being a flying stealth aircraft. Given the tetrajets were never intended to become physical transforming figures, the fact they managed to compress Starscream that much is impressive. If you want something more streamlined, there's always the Cybertron Starscream mold which is based on the tetrajet, or the FoC Starscream which is a pointier version of a tetrajet. But a truly accurate G1 tetrajet in any form like this hasn't been done before and it's obvious they focused on the robot mode to give people a voyager seeker at long last - and the Tetrajet since we just got a Voyager F-14 esque Starscream (which isn't nearly as good looking in comparison to Siege Starscream) is a good touch given the pre-earth theme. You've clearly never seen the original Flywheels. The Duocons originally didn't have their vehicle modes be entirely separate robots, the entire gimmick was they were two different vehicles combined into one robot. But they were produced very cheaply too. Siege Flywheels is basically everything the original TRIED to be and failed because of late 1980s engineering not being able to do it for an affordable price. Starscream's null lasers have been on his shoulders for YEARS. Even the Masterpiece puts them there. The classics seekers have been doing it since 2006 And then if we look at the original animation model, they're mounted just below the shoulders. So it isn't like the guns are distinctly located far from where they traditionally are mounted as has been the case for over thirty decades. They aren't typically forearm mounted like you seem to believe, as is the case with more recent derivative designs like Animated and Prime Starscream, or even BB film Blitzwing.