If I said the worst one is Cheetor and he's merely miles better than his retail release, you'll get an idea of how much I like them in hand!
Deeseus's Soldier (Ironhide) and Sparkless Bot (Barricade) are both interesting new decos. I'd have preferred a Protect Black Ironhide in colours similar to this but he feels close enough with some interesting touches, the green eyes and missiles tips in the axe. Sparkless Bot is clever.
Star of the show is Blue Deep Cover. Gorgeous. First Siege Sideswipe to majorly deviate from white with the arms & upper legs, if you see grey as majorly, but it looks so so nice and easily repurposed as a new character.
Thought I might finally get a chance to get to a Smyths today. Naturally Glasgow does not have a Cheetor in stock. Not going to be too disheartened, though - whilst all the other Scottish stores appear to have one in, they also only have one in, and this exact same thing happened with Bumblebee, so hopefully as they get closer to opening up again more stock will appear.
Okay so Cheetor is a big improvement over the already impressive Kingdom Cheetor. I get that the cheetah mode was the focal point this time, which is why he lacks blue on his legs. But i don't get why they dropped it on his tail blade, which isn't exposed. Or why they didn't add some color to his forearms to compensate.
Also, Deep Cover being cast in grey but painted blue is a pointlessly stupid decision. Just cast him in blue in the first place! Also, he looks really good with a G2 symbol and g2 style gun.
I went to Smyths in Cardiff today, in the hope of getting Netflix toys. All they had was a single Seeker and as nice as it is, I couldn't justify the £40 price tag. I did, however, find a Shanghai Pursuit down to £15, so not a wasted trip.
Edit. The website's showing a couple of others as in stock for click and collect. Perhaps I should have looked at that first.
I read the email wrong. It was another item I'd ordered that wasn't available. The Transformers were there waiting for me! It's a good thing I had to go there anyway, and I was then able to get the third item from the Asda next door. So all's well!