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    Generations was the new-for-2010 umbrella line for things that might once have been called Classics or Universe. It includes a number of sub-lines, such as the War for Cybertron game tie-in toys, plus homages to previous lines (including, potentially, Animated characters...some of the abandoned late designs for Animated might even get released under Generations). The first "season" of Generations ran through late 2011, with a several month break followed by another iteration, and another, and so forth.

   Just going to toss in some pinned links now, because they've settled in to bringing in new Generations "seasons" each year now.

  • Season 1: All Deluxes, started out with War for Cybertron (WfC) but rapidly drifted into "eh, whatever."
  • Season 2: Deluxes, Voyagers and even combiners, dominated by Fall of Cybertron tie-ins and retools of same.
  • Thrilling Thirty: Commander Class, Deluxes, Voyagers and Titan Class. While there's some Fall of Cybertron in the mix (especially retools), there's a shift back to Neo-G1. Ran in the background for 2014.
  • Combiner Wars: With a tighter connection to the IDW comics, this brings back combiners in a big way, full on Scramble City intercompatibility rather than the limited combining of Season 2.
  • Titans Return: Need to go bigger than combiners? Try Titans! Well, in this case, it's a line-wide revival of Headmasters, with many of the Titan Masters head figures representing full-sized Transformers who then treat the really big ones as bases.
  • Cyber Battalion: A weird little side line aimed at second tier retailers. It actually launched in 2015 with super-limited (i.e. not worth paying scalper prices for) releases, but finally started to come out more in 2017.
  • Power of the Primes: The 2018 line replacing faceplates with more Powermaster-y Titans and bringing back combiners.
    Bolded names got Strongly Recommended, while italic indicates a rating of neutral or worse.


POWER OF THE PRIMES

    More Titan Masters, but the Prime Masters carry the essences of various Primes and become something like Powermasters, rather than Headmasters. Combiners are also back for this assortment to do the Deluxe and Voyager sizes, while Leaders play the "Apex Armor" game.

PRIME MASTERS

   The Pretender Shells are revived here, as "Decoy Armor," letting the Primes walk amongst us while pretending to be someone else. This is the only way to get Prime Master figures, although the Leaders come with non-Prime items that fit in the same slots. Backplates are now pinned in place, not just screwed. $5 price point.

  • Wave 1: Micronus (Cloudburst armor), Liege Maximo (Skullgrin armor), Vector Prime (Metalhawk armor).
LEGENDS

   Same basic idea as Legends in Titans Return, the new molds provide places for Prime Masters to ride in their altmodes. No indication of a Combiner Wars style third mode on new molds. $10 price point.

  • Wave 1: Slash (Utahraptor femme), Beachcomber (dune buggy), Windcharger (sports car), and reships of Skrapnel without a Mini-Con and in slightly darker purple plastic. All of the new molds can carry Titan Masters and Prime Masters as passengers.
DELUXE

   Not just compatible with Combiner Wars figures, many of these are retools of Combiner Wars limbs. The hand/foot kibble pieces are new, and provide chest armor for the robot mode that can hold a Prime Master in them. Only two full combiners are promoted, the rest are "Voyager grabs whoever's handy (and leggy)" situations, but this time not all limbs are even dedicated to a particular Voyager. $15-20 price point.

  • Wave 1: Jazz (sportscar), Swoop (Pterodactyl), Slug (Triceratops), Dreadwind (jet, Aerialbot retool).
VOYAGER

   The cores for the combiners. Grimlock and the Dinobots will combine into Volcanus, and a Decepticon dedicated set is also coming. $25-30 price point.

  • Wave 1: Starscream (jet) and Grimlock (T.rex).
LEADER

   Only twelve Primes are going to be represented at the Prime Master class, with a competition for who will be the thirteenth Prime. Each figure will have a trailer that turns into super armor, a la Powermaster Optimus Prime or God Ginrai. $45-50 price point.

  • Wave 1: Optimus Prime, Rodimus Prime. (An evil Unicron-following version of Rodimus will be the only Decepticon at this size.)

CYBER BATTALION

    At first glance they're just oversized Legion molds, maybe with a few more joints added, but some of them are fairly new designs. The principle seems to be "Titan Changers, but with a design team that isn't horrible". Initially came out in very limited numbers outside of Asia, assortments in America are mainly my guesses.

  • First Burst: Optimus Prime (mostly based on Legion Generations mold, the one that keeps coming back at Dollar General), Bumblebee (RiD-style vehicle mode, Prime Legion engineering, G1-ish head), Jetfire, Prowl. Walgreens got these, and they rarely get a full case of anything for a store, but I've seen enough to guess at the assortments. It looks like stores either got two Optimuses, two Bumblebees, or one each of Prowl and Jetfire. Assortment numbers suggest two waves shipping all at once.
  • Second Wave: Megatron and Starscream molds exist, and there's indications there's six total in the range Walgreens bought into, so these two are probably it. Starscream is a retool of Jetfire, with new head and wings.

TITANS RETURN

    What's bigger than a Combiner? A TITAN. Except for the Legends class, every toy has a Headmaster-inspired "Titan Master" partner. Galvatron was the first review I did for the line, so check it for some of the general line-wide stuff.

TITAN MASTERS CLASS

    Titan Master (head) figures that come with a small vehicle that can transform into a different vehicle, with the Titan Master riding in one version and integrating with the other. A cheap way to get lots of extra heads out there for head-swapping play pattern.

  • Wave 1: Crashbash with dino/wyvern, Loudmouth with hovercar/APC, Nightbeat with jet/drill tank, Terri-Bull with tank/dropship.
  • Wave 2: Brawn with offroad vehicle/sand rail, Apeface with jet/ape, Skytread with redeco of Terri-Bull's vehicle, Clobber with redeco of Crashbash's dino/wyvern.
  • Wave 3: Overboard (Overkill, yet another Crashbash redeco), Ptero (Swoop) with pteradon/jet, Sawback (Lione/Steeljaw) with lion/flying chair, Fangry with wolfbat/dragon.
  • Wave 4-5: Mostly reships, so I combined the new characters into a single review (and forgot to post it here for a few months). Wave 4 did eventually get into stores in decent numbers, but as of October 2017 Wave 5 was still scalper bait (I got lucky and won it in a drawing). New characters are Repugnus with bug monster/jet skiff (the other two Monsterbots are Deluxes, which Repugnus must HATE), Shuffler with elephant/tank, Ramhorn with rhino/tank (retool of Shuffler).
LEGENDS

    A mix of "regular" Legends figures made with cockpits for Titan Masters, and data pads like Buzzsaw from Combiner Wars (triple-changing from pad to main robot or beast mode, to vehicle). $10 price point as before.

  • Wave 1: Autobot Rewind (tablet/robot/tank), Autobot Stripes (tablet/tiger/jet, a Ravage predeco), Autobot Wheelie (driveable futuristic car).
  • Wave 2: Ravage, Rumble, Laserbeak. All are redecos or retools.
  • Wave 3: Gnaw (Sharkticon), Kickback (grasshopper), Bumblebee (compact car). All can carry a Titan Master, although in Gnaw's case it's more like "eat" than "carry".
  • Wave 4: Roadburn (Bumblebee retool), Brawn (Hummvee). Both driveable by Titan Masters.
  • Wave 5: Seaspray (hovercraft, pilotable), Cosmos reissue (not driveable, no longer has MiniCon). Final wave, but easier to find than most tail end charlies.
  • Clone Two-Pack: Salvaged from cancelled $100 sets, Wingspan and Cloudraker sold as a two-pack through Walgreens in the US, EB Games in Canada.
DELUXE

    More like traditional Headmasters, each comes with a Titan Master partner and is an update of a G1 character (initially, at least, some with trademark-issue name tweaks). $15-18 price point.

  • Wave 1: Blurr with Hyperfire (Haywire, sort of), Skullsmasher (Skullcruncher) with Grax, Hardhead with Furos (Duros), Scourge with Fracas.
  • Wave 2: Highbrow with Xort (Gort), Chromedome with Autobot Stylor, Mindwipe with Vorath, Wolfwire (Weirdwolf) with Monxo (Monzo).
  • Walgreens Exclusive Brainstorm with Autobot Teslor: Significant retool of Blurr, very good.
  • Wave 3: Autobot Hot Rod with Firedrive (Firebolt), Autobot Twinferno (Doublecross) with Daburu (White Lion), Triggerhappy with Blowpipe, Autobot Breakaway (Getaway) with Autobot Throttle (Rev).
  • Wave 4: Sergeant Kup with Flintlock, Perceptor with Convex, Autobot Topspin with Freezeout, Decepticon Krok (Skullsmasher redeco), Decepticon Quake (Hardhead redeco)
  • Transformers Tribute: Optimus Prime and Orion Pax: A redeco of War for Cybertron Optimus Prime (see waaaaaay below) and a slight retool of Sergeant Kup as Orion Pax.
  • Wave 5: Windblade with Scorchfire (mostly new parts but a few Scourge bits), Misfire with Aimless (significant retool of Triggerhappy), Twin Twist with Flameout (retool of Topspin), plus a reship of Wolfwire.
  • Wave 6: Slugslinger with Caliburst (heavy retool of Triggerhappy), plus reships of Hot Rod, Kup, and Hardhead. Final wave at regular retail.
  • 2017 Convention Sets:
    • Hascon Arcee set: Arcee (Blurr retool) with Leinad (Daniel) and metal Titan Master Ultra Magnus. Salvaged from the cancelled Intelligence $100 set. Initially sold at Hascon and VERY briefly on HTS (went on sale just after one of the classes I teach started, sold out just before class ended), then through TRU.
    • NYCC Grotusque set: Grotusque (heavy Twinferno retool) with Fengal, plus metal Titan Master Scorponok. Another big set salvage. Sold at New York Comicon and again very briefly on HTS (managed to snag one this time) with expectation of TRU later.
  • Walgreens Exclusive Clones: The clones from the cancelled $100 sets, sold as a set for Deluxe price through Walgreens (and EBGames in Canada). Cloudracker and Wingspan. Status: Review in process.
VOYAGER

    They seem to have decided these will all be triple-changers, which works better in some cases than others. $25-30 price point.

LEADER

    Triple changers as well, but with their third mode being a base of some sort for the Titan Masters. $45-50 price point.

TITAN

    What would Titans Return be without Titans? $150-170 price point. I'll also include the $100 box sets in this category.

  • Wave 1: Fortress Maximus: heavy retool of Metroplex with removable Cerebros that has its own regular Titan Master, Emissary.
  • Wave 2: Trypticon: Very nice update of the G1 character, with chestplate car robot Full-Tilt and Titan Master Necro (based on G1 comics Wipe Out). Unfortunately, unless you get lucky, it'll need significant maintenance to get it in shape, and no amount of luck will save you from the stickers.
  • Toys R Us/BBTS Exclusive Gift Sets: $100 for redecos or mild retools of a Leader, a Voyager, a Deluxe, and a Titan Master head, plus a Legends size Clone (Fastlane, Cloudraker, Pounce, and Wingspan from G1, not all got to keep their names). The Titan Master head has die cast metal faceplate and torso. This ended up being only two sets rather than the planned four sets (one for each techspec), some of the new molds will come out in other ways, such as a planned Walgreens exclusive for the other two Clones.
    • Chaos on Velocitron: Quickswitch (Sixshot with new face), Laser Prime (G2 color deco of Optimus Prime Voyager), Nautica (Blurr with new face and shoulders), Fastclash (Fastlane update), Rodimus Prime (Firebolt with new faceplate and metal parts). Speed stat.
    • Siege on Cybertron: Magnus Prime (Japanese mold of Powermaster Optimus Prime with some tweaks), Tidal Wave (Broadside redeco with new head), Metalhawk (Triggerhappy redeco with new head), Decepticon Pounce, Thunderwing (uses bits of Fangry, shares metal parts with Rodimus Prime). Strength stat.
    • The Intelligence and Fireblast sets were cancelled. Their Titan Master exclusives were produced, as were their clones. Arcee and Grotuque may have been their planned Deluxes, but no word if things got far enough that there's a cache of Voyager or Leader redecos lurking about. My guess is that the Godbomber mold would have been brought over for one set, and the other would have used a slight retool of Overlord as Dai Atlas.

COMBINER WARS

    Anniversary over, time to brain back combiners! Voyager cores, Deluxe limbs, Legends accessories, weapons, or armor.

LEGENDS CLASS

    A mix of Thrilling 30 retools or even just redecos, and new molds dedicated to working with the new combiners.

  • Wave 1: Bombshell (insect, weapon), Thundercracker (Starscream redeco), Windcharger (Tailgate retool), Powerglide (A-10-ish jet, Superion weapon).
  • Wave 2: Blackjack (car, Menasor chestplate), Huffer (Optimus Prime retool).
  • Wave 3: Viper (Cobra-themed redeco of Powerglide), Groove (motorcycle), Warpath (tank, retool of Megatron).
  • Wave 4: Rodimus (Blackjack retool), Skywarp (Starscream redeco).
  • Wave 5: Buzzsaw (Condor/Tablet), Shockwave (cannon), Chop Shop (Skrapnel retool), Pipes (Huffer redeco, not reviewed).
  • Wave 5a: Wreck-Gar (Groove retool), various reships (likely Shockwave, Bombshell, Warpath).
DELUXE

    Limbs, they come with combiner kibble and can become arms or legs. Waves are mixed, so you can't make a "pure" combiner right away. According to an interview at BWTF.com, the mixed waves were because of a production problem that delayed Air Raid, and Dragstrip was ready to go, so got slotted in.

  • Wave 1: Dragstrip (Menasor 1), Skydive (Superion 2), Alpha Bravo (helicopter, Superion 4), Firefly (Fireflight, Superion 5).
  • Wave 2: Air Raid (Superion 1), Dead End (Menasor 2), Breakdown (Menasor 4), Offroad (truck, Menasor 5).
  • Wave "2a": Brake-Neck (Dead End retool as Wildrider homage), Quickslinger (Firefly retool as Slingshot homage). Online exclusives.
  • Wave 3: Protectobots: Streetwise (Dead End major retool), First Aid (Offroad retool), Blades (Alpha Bravo retool), Rook (new SWAT vehicle). And yes, TakaraTomy has already shown off prototypes of a Deluxe Groove to replace Rook.
  • Wave 4: Sunstreaker (Breakdown retool), Mirage (Dragstrip retool), Ironhide (retool of Offroad), Prowl (retool of Streetwise). Canonical limbs for Optimus Maximus, not Ultra Prime...a new white deco Optimus figure that I will not be getting is the official core.
  • Wave 5: Combaticons - Vortex (Alpha Bravo redeco), Blast Off (Quickslinger redeco, sigh), Swindle (MASSIVE Rook retool), Brawl (new mold, tank). One might consider Vortex to be the true version of the mold, and Alpha Bravo a predeco. :)
  • Wave 6: Sky Reign limbs, more G1 Autobots made into combiners. Wheeljack (heavy retool of Breakdown), Hound (head swap of Swindle), Smokescreen (redeco of Prowl), Trailbreaker (retool of Offroad). Largely skippable unless you have nostalgia for one or more of the characters and really want them as a combiner limb...better standalone interpretations of the characters exist from the last decade and are still fairly easy to find.
  • Deluxe Groove: Made for the Takara Defensor giftset, eventually made available (in limited quantities) online where it became scalperbait. It's...okay. Motorcycle altmode reallllly doesn't work in this aesthetic. But it makes a good limb.
VOYAGER

    The cores of the combiners, natch.

  • Wave 1: Optimus Prime (Ultra Prime 3), Silverbolt (Superion 3). Silverbolt is definitely the better of the two.
  • Wave 2: Motormaster (Optimus Prime retool, Menasor 3). Updated with some Menasor notes.
  • Wave 3: Hot Spot (fire truck, Defensor 3), Cyclonus (Silverbolt reshelling, Galvatronus core).
  • Wave 4: Battle Core Optimus Prime is a white deco of Optimus Prime, intended to sell with the Wave 4 limbs. I won't be getting it. Almost picked it up when I had a coupon, but it had sold out by that point.
  • Wave 5: Onslaught (heavy Hot Spot retool), Scattershot (heavy Silverbolt retool). I did buy Scattershot, but took it back when I found the limbs would only be available in a gift set.
  • Wave 6: Sky Lynx (shuttle to beast). While it doesn't separate into shuttle and lynx, it's a decent update of the idea, and possibly the last entirely new mold of Combiner Wars. Sadly, it's also serious scalper bait, and might not be worth the cost and effort.
LEADER

    These don't combine, but are meant to be imposing enough to be a match for a combiner. And I suppose they can use some of the Legends figures as weapons.

  • Wave 1: Megatron (big tank with working treads), Armada Megatron (retool...co-tool?...of Megatron).
  • Wave 2: Hard to say what constitutes this wave. Thundercracker (extensive Leader Jetfire retool) and Ultra Magnus (car carrier truck) started showing up around the same time, but not in the same places at the same time, suggesting each is its own case lot in some shipments. I was going to pass on Thundercracker, but I was told of a brief sale on Amazon where it dropped to $25. Still haven't (as of November 13, 2015) seen either of these on the shelves anywhere, but I have gotten a handful of sightings.
TITAN CLASS

   Metroplex need not be alone any longer....

  • Devastator: Not as tall as Metroplex, but composed of six individual toys with robot and vehicle mode, each averaging Voyager size. Suffers from some of the usual quality control issues, and from corner-cutting. Worth getting at a discount, iffy at full price. Especially since "full price" went up from $150 to $170 a few months after release.
    • DK-01 Devastator Add-On Kit: I got it as a birthday present. It helps with some issues in the original toy, not all of which were issues I personally had. Well-made, though.
  • Victorion: A $100 gift set of (mostly) retooled figures based on various fan votes. She's the first female combiner. Too bad so many of her base molds left me unthrilled.
  • Computron: Another $100 gift set. Scattershot was available separately as a Voyager, but the limbs are only available in a gift set. This is more of an extended capsule than a full review.

THRILLING THIRTY

    Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the toy line, much as an earlier Generations/Universe series did the 25th.

LEGENDS CLASS

    The Legends class is revived here to sell at the same price point as the data discs (and in fact are series 02 to the discs' series 01). They are somewhat smaller than similarly-priced Commanders, but compensate for that by including Targetmaster-style partners.

DELUXE CLASS

    At least the first wave comes packaged with special new-cover (and sometimes tweaked content) copies of IDW spotlight issues for the characters. Or, where there wasn't a Spotlight, some significant issue featuring the character. A few, like Orion Pax, have new comics commissioned for the toy. The price point hasn't changed, but the comics will probably let stores justify keeping them at the initial $15-16 price longer before dropping them to $12-13 like the last several runs of Deluxes across the lines.

  • Wave 1: Megatron (stealth bomber from the comics), Orion Pax (Cybertronian truck), Bumblebee (current comics, leader of the Earthbound Autobots) and Trailcutter (with the comic altered so he's always Trailcutter rather than changing his name during the comic).
  • Wave 2: Reships of wave 1, plus Hoist (Trailcutter retool) and Thundercracker (redeco of Fall of Cybertron Starscream).
  • Wave 3: Goldfire (Goldbug retool of Bumblebee, not reviewed), Waspinator (wasp), Dreadwing (retool of Megatron with G2 Dreadwing head), Skids (hatchback).
  • Wave 4: Armada Starscream, Skywarp (FoC Starscream redeco), Mini-Con Assault Team (combiner), Scoop (double targetmaster).
  • Wave 5: Tankor (Beast Machines), Rattrap (Beast Wars). Warning: Rattrap has a breakage issue with the shins.
  • Wave 6: Crosscut (Skids head swap), Jhiaxus (major retool of Armada Starscream), Windblade (VTOL jet), Nightbeat (Bumblebee head swap). All pretty good.
  • Wave 7: Chromia (extensive retool of TF:P arcee), Arcee (sports car).
VOYAGER CLASS
  • Blitzwing - Tank and jet, suffers from a significant (but fixable) design flaw in the shoulders.
  • Autobot Springer - Armored car and helicopter. It has a lot of little flaws, but no big one, so it's better than Blitzwing.
  • Sandstorm - An extensive retool of Springer, and generally an improvement.
  • Doubledealer - A head-swap redeco of Blitzwing. Sadly, didn't fix the shoulder flaw.
  • Rhinox - Hey, Beast Wars gets some love!
  • Whirl - G1 Whirl update, as opposed to the Wreckers combiner or an adaptation of the current comics version. Notorious for fragile knee joints.
  • Roadbuster - The other Dorvack-import character updated, another Wrecker to add to the crew. Sadly, while it comes with stickers like Whirl did, it comes with very badly cut and designed stickers that seem intended for an early prototype.
  • Sky-Byte - Robots in Disguise's poetic shark, given his own brand-new mold! It's better than the original Cybershark II redeco, but that's not the highest bar in the world to get over.
  • Brainstorm - Final non-combiner Voyager, an update of the G1 design. Beware of neck breaking. And briefcases.
LEADER CLASS

    Might as well fill in some of the gap between Voyager and Titan, yes? $45 price class.

  • Jetfire: #21 of 30 of the Thrilling Thirty, a bit marred by the inclusion of random chrome on the weapons. Would be a great $30 toy, but is a so-so $45 toy.
  • Thundercracker: A "pretool" of Jetfire, fairly extensively redone to look more like an IDW-style seeker.
TITAN CLASS

    The biggest, most expensive Transformer in years...decades if you don't include limited editions and Japanese stuff. For the foreseeable future there is only one figure in this class ("Titan Heroes" et al are a different sort of thing, and much cheaper):


SEASON 2

    The Fall of Cybertron theme was more strongly kept to this time, although the season was fairly short, wedged between other lines.

DELUXE

  • Wave 1: Optimus Prime (battle truck), Autobot Jazz (Cybertronian racer), Shockwave (Cybertronian mobile artillery).
  • G2 Bruticus Gift Set: Wave 2 has these sold separately in different (but not game-accurate) colors, which I comment about as well. The bear rides the unicycle, but not all that well.
  • Wave 3: Ultra Magnus (Optimus Prime headswap with new weapon), Sideswipe (MASSIVE remold of Jazz), Air Raid (significant Shockwave retool), Kickback (mecha-locust, new mold) and Starscream (jet, new mold). Kickback aside, a very good wave.
  • Wave 4: Wreckers retooled from Combaticons. Roadbuster, Impactor, Whirl, Twintwist and Topspin combine to form Ruination. The new weapons are nice, but have some missed opportunities.
VOYAGER

  • Soundblaster and Autobot Blaster: The first wave of Voyagers was Soundwave and redeco Soundblaster, the second wave was retool Autobot Blaster and new mold Grimlock.
    • Minion Packs: Sold as the new $10 price point between Commander and Deluxe, two-packs of data disks that can go in the chests of any of the three versions of the Soundwave mold.
      • Rumble & Ravage
      • Frenzy & Ratbat
      • Eject & Ramhorn
      • Rewind & Sunder (orange Laserbeak)
  • Grimlock: Robot T.rex, as usual. Good robot mode, kinda bricky dino. The other half of wave 2.

SEASON 1

    All Deluxes. Started out with something of a theme, but drifted badly, to the point where it was unclear why some toys ended up here rather than in the tail-end movie stuff that year.

  • Wave 1: WfC Bumblebee (Tron-bike-ish car), WfC Optimus Prime (armored truck), Drift (sports car), Thrust (Classics Starscream remold).
  • Wave 2: WfC Optimus Prime, WfC Bumblebee, Darkmount (halftrack, this is essentially Straxus from the Marvel comics), WfC Megatron (hovertank).
  • Wave 3: Reships of WfC Bumblebee, WfC Megatron, Drift and Darkmount, plus WfC Soundwave (combat car) and Red Alert (Classics Sideswipe redeco with lightbar, not quite the same mold details as the Henkei version). Red Alert not reviewed at this time.
  • Wave 4: Dirge (Ramjet mold with new wings) and Blurr (Drift remold with sniper rifle), plus reships.
  • Wave 5: Thunderwing (space jet), Skullgrin (re-head of Darkmount), and Cliffjumper (re-head of WfC Bumblebee, which looks pretty but doesn't fix any mold problems).
  • Wave 6: Sergeant Kup (pickup truck) and Scourge (flying wing), plus reships. Yes, Scourge is Generations while movie-colors Cyclonus is Reveal the Shield, do not look too deeply into Hasbro's branding logic.
  • Wave 7: Thundercracker (Classics Skywarp redeco) and Wheeljack (extensive remold of Reveal the Shield Tracks).
  • Warpath: Wave 8 is all reships plus this one new mold. Very hard to find in first run, but reshipped along with wave 9.
  • Wave 9: Sky Shadow (Thunderwing retool as Black Shadow from Victory) and Junkheap (retool of Wreck-Gar as a generic Junkion). (Note, both are Strongly Recommended if you don't already have the mold, otherwise recommended.) Final batch of the "first season".