I get that it'd be nice if Cliffjumper 'just transformed' but FFS, how many figures don't and historically didn't? How many figures would you display without their weapons? And my avatar's a good place for consideration... But think Siege Astrotrain and Apeface's alt modes if you want something more recent. While I'm 'ranting', the obligatory reminder that Hasbro don't give a tuppeny fuck if X doesn't really scale with Y that you bought years ago, or that you won't buy something 'again' as a result. Enough people will as a general rule. The whole 'We don't need character X because...' is just nonsense. If you don't want it, cool, but someone else does. And half the people saying it will likely buy it anyway! If you really don't like something, don't buy it. If you're 'right' Hasbro will soon learn. But you're gonna find more often than not you're 'wrong' I suspect. Just as a final sum-up, a truly new collector isn't likely to know or care about previous figures, lines, history, whatever. They just saw a cool-looking robot at some point and maybe bought it. I mean seriously, what are they to make of all the acronyms used in a single page of a thread, for instance? People just want cool toys, and some of us uber fans go quite some way to accidentally put them off. Hell, that's likely true of people coming back to the fold.