With hindsight, given seven slots per subservice, it would have been nice if each year featured at least one of each of these themes.
Classics (this includes G1 styled non-g1 characters like Movie Blackout, TFP Knockout, NuRid Strongarm, and TFA Bulkhead) G2 SG Beast Era (prebeast, updated, or original Beast Era molds) Animated
This isn't a nitpick, more like wishful thinking. Each of these are the most popular types of toys they've done, and generally most people find more than one of these themes appealing. (I also get hasbro meddling such as demanding everything be CW can throw things. So that'd be beyond their control)
Now I have it hand, Starscream is really annoying me.
As I've said previously, see the Skydive/Air Raid review, I think the Air Raid version of the mould would have made a better CW Strike Plane. With the wings folded out he looks more like an F-16 than this does.
But having done Skydive as Starscream I'm finding it annoying that they've gone and slapped a Shattered Glass deco on the toy instead of doing a proper CW Limb Starscream in 1984 Starscream colours. The presumed combiner core Starscream rather puts the kibosh on it ever happening, though I wouldn't be surprised to see Starscram/Darkwing/Dreadwind completed with Thundercracker and Skywarp.
But further annoying me is the realisation that this deco on Air Raid would have made a half way convincing Jetfire. And that would have been a much more worthwhile toy than this is. (Yes, I know the SG Starscream deco is based on Jetfire anyway)
Well, as I said somewhere, I've repurposed mine into R-Blade, who is canonically a Jetfire fanboy. And as R-Blade, I actually think the deco and mold works magnificently. Sure, the Air Raid mold would have worked better for even that, but the "just slightly off" aspect works even better for a cosplaying fanboy.
I thik it's the being slightly off in several different ways that's annoying me. Starscream colours on this, I could have gone for because of the Ghost Starscream. SG Starscream colours on Air Raid I could have gone for because nearly Jetfire. This is the worst of both worlds.