Oh yes, that's true. I get that they were trying to do his beast mode for the combiner, but Sky Lynx's body type hardly matches him. Siege has the weaponizers and the notion of combining weapons and blast effects and hard points to attach them. Earthrise has that "AIR LOCK system" thing of ramps that enable some figures with base modes to attach to each other. I would argue that linewide gimmicks still exist, it's just that 1) they aren't on every single figure in the line, and 2) aren't as obtrusive on figures that do have the gimmick. The AIR LOCK ramp gimmick is on a number of figures, but it doesn't seem to be a very utilized one, since rarely does anyone appear to mention it. It also seems hardly obtrusive on figures that do have it, as I have yet to see anyone complain about its presence on say ER Optimus' trailer, or that fold out panel on Fasttrack, or Sky Lynx's base mode. I question the notion that the torso figure in the Liokaiser boxset is not Deathsaurus. Arguing that he isn't because of a different name doesn't seem like a strong reason, since characters frequently get name changes due to things like Hasbro losing a trademark or the original name being inappropriate for a children's toy. Two other figures in the same boxset (Fellbat and Ironbison) also sport changed names, and there's not much doubt as to who they are supposed to be. I don't see how one can argue that those figures are Hellbat and Killbison, but Dezarus is not Deathsaurus. Clearly, the name Deathsaurus is not appropriate to give to a toy meant for worldwide distribution to kids, so it was changed. As mentioned, I'm neutral on what Hasbro adds or does not to a new Deathsaurus figure. I just want one to go with Star Saber. I do think though, that he could have say blast effects like those that came with Lionizer, except bigger, to attach to his wings to simulate his death wing attack.