Let me start by saying I was a child of the 80's. I grew up w/Generation 1. Out of all the popular franchises back then, Transformers was my favorite. It wasn't even close. I was in my late teens when Beast Wars came around. By then, I was in the "I'm too old to even look at toys" stage in my life. G1 is and always will be "it" for me. The Classics line (and when I say "Classics" it refers to all official HasTak lines that update and homage past lines. I refuse to use that popular acronym) is the ultimate line for me. So many of my all time favorite G1 characters updated to be more screen accurate and with better articulation. These were the figures I would've dreamed of having back in the 1980's. But as I get further into collecting, I find myself favoring the few G1 figures that I own. As fantastic and perfect as my Classics collection is, and even though I love them and will continue to to collect them, I have an empty feeling when I look at them on my shelf. Something's missing. Why was I favoring my G1 Figures over these fantastic updates in the Classics line? Then it occurred to me. As great as the Classics figures are, I have no connection to them. I don't feel the same adoration that I do with G1. When I look at my Classics figures I do feel nosalgic. It's one of the reasons I collect them. (Other than them just being amazing all around figures) But, I don't have that complete and total nostalgic child-like wonder return to me like it does when I look at and handle a G1 figure. As inferior as the G1 Toys are to the wonderful updated versions we get today, (face it poor articulation, weird designs, etc are just a couple of problems w/G1) I love them more than the Transformers that come out today. Who has experienced the same thing?