Coming from the latest lines over the years, it seemed that we had a pattern of "Hasbro ruining our collection" situation. Figures announced that never got a release day, filling the line with unwanted figures, or just Japanese exclusives. So which one had it worst and made us really p!$$ed off at Has/Tak? The ones I think had it bad: 1- Transformers Animated. We saw awesome prototypes for a Tripple-Changer Megatron with a Shredder mask, and Animated Hotshot, and a concept for Ironhide to mach his movie counterpart, but they never saw the pleasure to be made. There were other figures that were meant to be released, but ended up as Takara exclusives like Blackout and Wingblade Optimus Prime. 2- Transformers Dark of the Moon. I think we all could agree that this is where things started to go bad... the figures have gotten smaller in exchange for what generally concidered a terrible weapon gimmick, transformations are too simple compared to the previously complicated ROTF, lack of paint, and lighter plastic. But the biggest gripe was the sever lack of movie characters compared to non-movie characters. And what happens when they finally decided to release the rest of the movie characters that we've wanted since the beginning? The cancelled the toyline and the only way to get what we couldn't get was imports. They just HAD to cancel it when they got to the ones we wanted the most. Not to mention the Japanese exclusives like Jetwing Optimus Prime, Skywarp, Airlaid, etc. Transformers Prime: First Edition. We had the show airs for quite a while, and we waited all the time for the toys. But what happened afterwards? They got cancelled because they were a limited release and we had to suffer big time from scalpers who charged 3-5 times the retail price for these highly demanded figures. Transformers Prime: Robots in Disguise/Arms Micron. After the cancellation of First Edition, we got this line in which I saw a reincarnation of DOTM. Figures are way smaller, the plastic is too thin and brittle with stress marks before you open the package and play it, little to no paint, and stupid STUPID weapon gimmick for the voyagers. And to complete the DOTM reincarnation metaphor, we had Takara exclusives for main characters that you need to pay an arm and a leg to get them. We get Ironhide? sweet! Oh wait, they'll paint it green and call it Kup instead?! WTF?!! Takara's Arms Micron wasn't that great either. When you think of Takara, you think of high quality paint job with metallic touches. But what did they do? Stickers. EFFING STICKERS!! What? Their plastic models that transforms to clunky over-sized weapons took all the budget that was meant for the paint and went for stickers to fill in the gaps?! Not to mention the hideous weapon ports all over the figures that destroys the look. Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters. This line haven't been released yet and we're already complaining. First off, even though it's supposed to focus on the new Beastformers it had retooled PRID figures with spikes that will probably be made with very soft plastic/rubber for safety along with ugly color schemes. And unless they are the only ones that we're going to have, Predaking and Lazerback are the only new characters. Transformers Beast machines. I guess this is worth mentioning just because the toys had little to nothing that looks like the character models. For crying out loud, Nightscream was an ULTRA class toy for a character that was supposed to be small! And the first Primal figure was an ugly mess of a figure! My thoughts in a nutshell. Yours?