I know this is a really love it or a really hate it thing for this set. I can see why (almost). You have to realise that yes, this is Transformers 30th Ann. AND in the same respect so is 80's Glam/hair Metal! Both of these, for me, helped me through some tough times as a youngster, and still does today. (of course both TF'S and Metal are both evolved for the better). I grew up with a transformer in my hands and Heavy Metal wailin' in my ears! BOTH ARE METAL AS HELL!! I still rock out with my toys out! To me a GEN X'ER, I cant think of a better 30 year tribute to my youth! I had already been using my daughters toy parts to make my current TF'S rock away with drum sticks and guitars from the Bratts Doll line and they are all posed out in Metal attire and equipment. Hasbro just made my fantasy a reality!! I just pre-ordered 2 sets, 1 to collect and one to display with my Metal collection. I am just greatful they didn't try a One Direction theme...oh dear god.. I hope they don't get any ideas! Now if they would just do a Death/Black metal version with all Decepticons and decked out in the Black and White face paint......I would go Nuts and buy them all! I guess its really a matter of tastes (or whether your gen x or gen y) when it comes to this Crazy set! I love my Music! I love my Transformers! ..and I love milk and cookies too! I guess it shows I am Gen X to the core. As far as collector value goes...only time will tell...but it is priceless to me!! Now will someone do up a Trypticon that transforms into a cool Stage!!! That would be the 'Rainbow in the Dark'