I was just at TRU and found these new Transformers "Alternators" and all I can say is WOW!
These are, IMHO, what Transformers should have been all along. I stopped collecting the line years ago, in part because my collection burned up in a house fire, and partly because I was getting older and sorta grew out of collecting toys for a while, but mostly because I just didn't care for the stuff they were putting out.
Then Hasbro decided to re-release the G1 line and I started collecting, yet again. Then I decided that collecting 2 lines was too expensive (especially with the cost of the re-issues), so I sold my Optimus, Rodimus (Hot Rod), and the rest.
Tonight I found the new Alternators and couldn't help myself, I bought Smokescreen and Side Swipe. I just couldn't believe the detail of them, they look incredible! One of the things I liked best about the original line was that the vehicles looked like actual cars, jets, guns, etc. Well, this new line takes that to the next level!
Unfortunatly, I got buyer's remorse as soon as I got home and couldn't bring myself to open them. Now I'm looking to trade 'em or I will just bring them back to the store for a refund. (see my post in Trades)
I am really impressed with this line, but I can't collect 2 lines, I just can't.
Is anyone else collecting this line? Does anyone know what Hasbro is planning for the future of the line?