These things have less articulation than Action Masters, right? No knee bend?
Reaction has been going for a few years now. The gimmick is 'what if certain franchises had figures in the late '70's/early 80's style?' ie 5 points of articulation. So that will be why the Transformers ones are like that. It's the house style.
Amusingly, since the Reaction line started many *new* action figure lines ie Star Wars have devolved back to the 5-points of articulation style!
Last Edit: Feb 17, 2019 16:25:24 GMT by The Doctor
Ah! They are probably the folk behind the huge stack of "Pulp Fiction" action figures that I saw at the Birmingham Toy Fair last weekend then. Hadn't seen them before, but they had that "knowingly retro" look to both the figures and the packaging.
I realise this didn't bother me back in the day, but I can't see what the point is of a single back and forth rotation joint on the hip. What can you do with it? the figure will fall over unless the legs are straight, so what's the point in having a joint at all? At least with the arms you can pose them vaguely.