I know I've said it before here, but I'm excited for the upcoming Authentics figures. I won't lie, I'm extremely tickled by the 'new' look of Transformers. I've been seeing the Evergreen designs on various merchandise here lately and with the upcoming Cyberverse cartoon and all brand identity outside of movie stuff using the 'new' look going forward, I'm happy for a return to the old. Sure Generations has been around for sometime selling traditional looking Transformers to us old farts, but the creators of our beloved robots in disguise have gave up the goose and are returning to a more traditional look for the all ages stuff. That's great. Sure having a refreshed look and direction every few years is great. Don't get me wrong. I love Transformers, all of them at that (I'm sure readers have noticed). I welcome change and enjoy variety. But it is nice to see classic Optimus Prime (sure he's a little updated, but that's instantly recognized classic Optimus Prime) on Valentines Day's cards meant for children, those dinky character cups they sell for a dollar, and on toy shelves aimed at children. That's cool. Not to mention, it's nice to not have a tagline to keep up with on packaging. Really nice.
I also can't wait to get my hands on those Authentics. I think I've said that.