It doesn't take much to get me on the topic of G2. A lot of people like to dismiss G2 as just a bunch of bright colors when there's more, much more than meets the eye. Earlier when I was finally getting a chance to play with my new Authentics, I couldn't help but to compare the Bumblebee to these guys. Sure there's no color change or water shooting gimmick and BB is a bit more hollow (he's a budget toy), but the overall presentation was very similar to these bots. Transformation, the robot mode, and the car wasn't too far off from the appearance of one of these.
These bots are some of the stand outs from G2 for me and often I find the simplified or budget minded toys hearken back to older toys in design. Which is a selling point for me. I obviously like new toys, but man, stuff like this drives me wild.