Now that my Wheeljack (and his buddies) are on their way to me, I started thinking about the Classics/Generations/Universe series Hasbro has been putting out the last couple years. I just realized of the original 11 Autobot Cars, the only one left to make is Trailbreaker. Here's hoping we see to some TB love at the SDCC in a couple weeks. And then I started thinking about ALL the Autobot Cars and how they've actually done just about everybody. Of the seven second wavers only Hoist and Skids are left. And the "third" wave of Kup, Blurr, and HotRod have all been done.
The minibots are more problematic. I'm holding out for some that are roughly the same size as the Bumblebee and Cliffjumper versions they've but out. We've had giant Powerglide and Seaspray. Very tiny Windcharger and Cosmos. Gears and Brawn have been done in bastardized "movie" versions that pay homage to the original G1 versions, but aren't close enough to suit me. A real "Classics" Brawn would just be awesome. A Windcharger the size of Cliffjumper. And Gears and Huffer always get the short straw. I wouldn't even mind if Huffer was updated to be pick-up or something as long as his Robot version looked as awesome as the Ironhide and Ratchet updates.
But we've got a pretty good Skyfire. The Grimlock from the early waves is alright, but I think all the Dinobots could be reworked to be a little larger. And a new Optimus Prime with a trailer. The early one is just too small now, especially since we got Inferno and Grapple. I also think it would be cool to get Topspin and Twintwist with new fully articulated bodies. And I wouldn't mind them tryng a new Mirage. In light of the later versions like Kup and Jazz, that first Mirage is looking a little weak in comparison.
And for the Decepticons, we've got all the Seekers finally. Heck they even did Acidstorm. I wouldn't mind a Sunstorm and the Purple Guy (we should name him. Something with "Vapor" in it). A decent looking Soundwave(at least in Robot mode). The Megatron and Galvatron are a bit shrimpy and I wouldn't mind them taking another crack at those two. But the Cyclonus and Scourge are fine. For cassettes the only "real" one I've seen was the pack-in Ravage that came with Hound.
I don't think they've done any Insecticons, but I would welcome updated versions of them. And Constructicons. I know they released a box set a few years ago, but those were repaints of an earlier set and they just didn't seem like genuine "Classics". And lastly, a really nice "Classics" Shockwave.
So, In conclusion, I'm really hoping to see a Trailbreaker, Brawn, Huffer, Gears, and Shockwave in the Hasbro Display in two weeks. But mostly Trailbreaker. Or whatever his new TM name is (Trailblazer? Trailmaker? TrailMix? Whatever...)
"Say Jim! Whoo! That is a bad outfit! Whoooo!" -- Pimp, Superman The Movie
"You're an idiot, Starscream." -- Megatron, Transformers:The Movie