I'm pretty happy that I'm really losing interest in Transformers.
Sure. I'll no doubt pick them up here and there. I may even attend the con again since it is a good excuse for me to do a quick vacation.
I rarely frequent the fan sites anymore. There's not much point in commenting on any of the message boards since, like all geek things, the same shit is talked about over and over and over again.
And since I've always been into TFs for the toys, with the release of the new club figure (image) above, I can truthfully say I don't see much point in renewing my membership.
I really disliked the Energon combiners (and their generally poor combined modes) and having repaints of the damn things doesn't really interest me. Taking 5 years to get a complete combiner is also now worth it.
The new Master Collector arrived and there is absolutely no point in me getting that since it goes right into the trash.
The TF newsletter inside is pointless since it has now been 5 months since the con and that's all they pretty much can write about still. Any other "news" is so outdated that it is plainly apparent that the internet as an info vehicle trumps any kind of printed newsletter a thousand-fold.
And while I'd love to kitbash/custom stuff, devoting pages of the newsletter to repainting a Cybertron basic to make an "exclusive" reeks of "we really have no content here guys".
Why did I write about this?
I'm becoming a hater.
I don't want to be.