The Drift toy is absolutely aces and I have yet to read anyone say otherwise. I challenge that notion. Many G1 fans argue that its inconsistencies are part of its charm. In regards to the character Drift specifically, I had little patience for him when he debuted. IDW had just turned the continuity on its ear with All Hail Megatron. They had dozens of unresolved story elements from previous stories. They had several unresolved story elements from within All Hail Megatron itself. I remember reading it and trying to get a sense of what was going on, what the new rules were, and how some characters who were dead before are now alive. Prowl and Ratchet had a dire conversation in which Ratchet revealed that he probably would be unable to save Optimus Prime's life. Prowl was trying to figure out how to bring this news before the Autobots. Then BLAMO-POWIE there is Optimus Prime -as good as he ever was; kicking ass and taking names. So, as a reader I'm trying to figure out how any of this happened, but instead I was presented with Drift. All the poor little Autobots are hiding safe in their base because there's thousands of Insecticons out there. Hordes of dangerous Insecticons. Stay inside little Autobots. But not Drift. He's out on the perimeter -unconcerned because he's just THAT badass. Then I found out that the Spotlights were being cancelled, but not before there was a Spotlight: Drift. So, again, instead of getting story elements finished I was getting Drift because he's just THAT badass. It didn't help that the inside cover read: He carries two really cool swords, and one uber-cool sword of uber-coolness that he only wields when it's uber-cool.