and I though the blue hands ranting was bad... oy, not sure if that was entertaining or flat out sad. I think it's interesting and to give perspective, but TFs have been on the ups and downs since they started. I saw times where it felt like the end of them more than once, and somehow the brand survived. Then at times, the designs suffered, and other times, they were better. We've seen the plastic used get very crappy, and now it's better again with Siege. We've seen price increasing bit by bit, but now have jumped fairly badly with a good 40% increase with Siege. But somewhere in there, I do consider that it's still amazing that we are still getting any. I hate a LOT about how Hasbro cuts corners with gaps, lacks of accessories and the overpricing, the cheap re-colours and minimal retooling, but I also am very glad when I see new figures, regardless if I like it or not, I tend to appreciate them. I weigh their pros and cons and overall will have a fair assessment to state why I like or not a toy. My collection is over 40 years in the making and I consider these toys, and that I buy them as part of a toy collection that I can play and enjoy. I also consider that I do have other robots that aren't TFs, sell for much more, and do not have to same play factor... and for those, I also note that I've been buying less and less of them because the craze of "everyone is a collector" now, and it has driven prices up. Some 3rd parties have flourished and jumped into the collector's market, and competition does push them and Hasbro to be better, and that's great. But when I see people be rude, name call a group of people because they aren't part of them, stomp their feet over their own opinion, I end up wondering why such people even collect, why do they even come in threads and forums as it's just to debate and argue. Seriously, was it truly necessary to see so much anger over a very minor part for a new toy that does appear to have a lot of merits.