I am liking the look of Bludgeon a lot. He definitely looks like he is much more aesthetically a Universe toy who has snuck into the wrong line. I think he is both a nice looking design in his own right, and a very nice tribute to the old Bludgeon toy.
Dirge, now that I have seen pictures of his fighter mode I am swithering on a little. It looks like someone on the design team wanted to get as close as the could to an AV8B without actually having to pay Boeing a license fee. It looks a bit square in all the wrong places and the odd v-shape of the stabilisers just doesn't feel right to me. It is a credible attempt though, and it may perhaps grown on me. The humanoid mode looks great, which may more than make up for the limitations of its fighter mode.
Hmm. I've just noticed that the two movie toys I am thinking of picking up of the remainder of the line are the two that look least like they "belong" in the line ...
I'd really have to see the fighter mode before I felt that I had a proper view on it. I'd like to believe that they have fixed the cripling flaw of the smaller Starscream (namely the hands hanging out of the aft section of the fighter mode), but I am less than entirely hopeful at this point in time.
Hmm. Between those and the other pictures I have seen on the net of his fighter mode (or the pile of kibble hanging beneath wings as if looked to me) I can safely say that this toy very much doesn't appeal to me - especially considering the price point it will be at.