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No one knows how to code them. Last Updated: 4/27/22
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    Okay, a decade or so after Generations became a thing, it's gotten too big to keep in one directory. So I'm spinning the 2022-24(?) line into its own directory. The G1 homages continue, but are joined by more homages from the 90s and 00s because the Unicron Trilogy was twenty years ago. And if it's only a one-year subline? Well, then this gets to be a small directory. But since they've been doing three year themes lately, and 2024 is the 40th anniversary, I wouldn't be surprised if this goes three years too.

    Bolded names got Strongly Recommended, while italic indicates a rating of neutral or worse.


2022

    The high concept is a sort of Crisis on Infinite Earths or Into the Spider-Verse or...well, the original Universe line back in the day. Explicitly inter-world interactions as universes collide, excusing just about any character while making it fit into something story-like. While the toys will retain compatibility with War for Cybertron gear, the new line-wide gimmick is Energon weaponry (similar to 2003's Energon, including the ability to combine weapons and gear). Additionally, they put QR codes on the boxes that link to extended bios and techspecs.

CORE CLASS
    These are in the new no-plastic-blister style of packaging that debuted with the Studio Series Core Class. They have the QR code on the instructions rather than ont he box.

  • Wave 1: Skywarp (redeco of Kingdom Starscream with new weapon), Hot Rod (Kingdom tail-end reship), Iguanus (motorcycle with robot mode based on the G1 Pretender shell). The three weapons combine into a bigger sword.

DELUXE CLASS
  • Wave 1: Autobot Skids (G1, car), Decepticon Dragstrip (G1, racecar), Prime Universe Arcee (motorcycle), Kickback (G1, grasshopper). Status: found Kickback, review on deck.
  • Selects Lift-Ticket: A redeco of Earthrise Hoist inspired by the red Diaclone version of the toy that became Hoist. No Energon gear.
  • Buzzworthy Bumblebee Autobot Silverstreak: Target exclusive redeco (with the fixed knees) of Bluestreak, but in Diaclone blue colors, but no Energon gear.
  • Selects DK-2 Guard: A black Diaclone-inspired redeco of Earthrise Ironhide. Also no Energon gear.
  • Walmart Exclusives: Predacon Sandstorm (A new-head retool of Kingdom Scorponok in the colors of the old Botcon exclusive), Autobot Nightprowler (snow leopard deco of Kingdom Cheetor, based on an unreleased Universe toy), Buzzsaw (Kingdom Waspinator redeco based on BW Buzzsaw). I might get Buzzsaw if I see it on the shelves and I like the looks, but I expect to pass on the other two.

VOYAGER CLASS
  • Wave 1: Autobot Blaster & Eject (repackage of Kingdom toy, I did add the techspec info from Legacy to that review, though), Prime Universe Bulkhead (despite the name and head it's otherwise more like the AoE Hound toy).

LEADER CLASS
  • Wave 1: Galvatron (repackage of Kingdom version, but without the battle damage paint), G2 Universe Laser Optimus Prime (G2, reuses some of Earthrise Optimus Prime's parts) Status: I've seen Galvatron on the shelves but no Laser Optimus yet. I keep missing out on the one or two that go out each time.
  • Wave 2: Blitzwing (triple-changer), and one presumes more of Laser Optimus Prime.

COMMANDER CLASS
  • Motormaster: The cab turns into the robot, the trailer turns into either a battle station or skeletal limbs. So, you can have a sort of Menasor without any other Stunticons, they just sort of plug into spots on the limbs in bent or chopped up vehicle modes.
TITAN CLASS
  • Wave 1: Cybertron Metroplex (bigger than the original from 20 years ago and with a few design tweaks, but still turns into a weaksauce chunk). I do not plan to get this.
  • Generations Selects: Black Zarak (retool of Earthrise Scorponok). Completely new head in addition to the new colors, but I decided to pass on this one.
  • HasLab: Victory Saber (crowdfunded, I ordered one).