Since 9 episodes of RID2015 are now readily available to be viewed in English online, I feel that it's time to gauge the fandom's response to this new and different take on the Transformers franchise. Personally, I love it. It's a nice change in pace compared to the typical modern TF formula, and all the characters thus far are, at least, good. Some of them, like Bumblebee, Grimlock, Denny, Steeljaw, Underbite, and Springload in particular are great. And the rest are still pretty good too. Very few leave much to be desired. Even Filch was cool despite only saying like two words. The interaction is clever, funny, and overall entertaining. So I really don't have any complaints in that department. Plus, I love the art style. I wasn't too sure watching it in SD on Dailymotion, but after seeing the US premier in HD on my TV, I'm sold. It's fun, unique, expressive and most certainly bound to draw kids in. Even though it's visually way different than Prime, I find it to be superior in the respect that it's actually eye-catching like a cartoon should be and not grim and gloomy like Prime always seemed to be. Plus the cheaper cost of production allows for a greater diversity of characters and a much more lively and populated world. Polygon really hit a home run with RID2015 and I'm sure they'll receive some kind of award or recognition for it. The blending of animation styles doesn't bother me at all either, like it seems to some people. Sure it's wacky and unrealistic, but that's really what Transformers has always been. In my opinion, a Transformers show should never take itself too seriously, or else it will set itself up for failure. Only Beast Wars has really pulled off a dark tonality well imo, and it still let itself be funny. Prime on the other hand just....well, you know. Both visually and storywise, RID2015 knows how ridiculous it is, making for an engaging and self-aware cartoon, despite it obviously being aimed at young children. For kids programming, this show is top notch. It's not perfect, but it's miles ahead of Prime and I'm confident kids will love it so long as CN doesn't murder it. It should be great for the brand as a whole as I'm sure its success will bring in profits to be put towards the more adult fan oriented stuff like Generations. Plus so long as some of the quality control issues are nixed by Hasbro, I'm sure kids will love the toys too. I recently picked up BB and Steeljaw, and I'm proud to have them on my shelf. They both have a lot of character despite being so simple. So, as I'm sure it is evident, you can all count me as "loving" RID2015. I feel like it may even beat out RID2001 as my all time favorite series. I look forward to what future episodes bring to the table and I'm curious as to what overarching plots this series has in store also. So, what say you?