Personally I'm not fond of that mold in general. Neither Strafe, nor Blastoff are terribly impressive (though I like the Blastoff version better). Not the worst cw/potp deluxe, but lightyears from the best. The CW Strafe is a better mold, and a much neater looking vehicle mode. I wish it had gotten another use. I'm also not terribly fond of the groove/afterburner/wreck-gar mold, either.
Toolings I wish had gotten more use: CW Strafe First Aid UW Nosecone
I'd be tempted to upgrade on a few but I've come to the conclusion that for me its not worth it. Menasor is not that great and I now want to see what the new one looks like.
I don't know whether to be excited or terrified by the prospect of new Special Teams figures. A good combiner is the pinnacle of any Transformers line for me, but if we're getting a new Menasor next year that starts a new aesthetic/size then they'll have to go on to do the others and all of a sudden the whole Combiner Wars line looks out of place.
Some folk seem to think next year's Commander is an improved Motormaster with additional combiner parts or something. I don't think there's been any evidence of this, but Bogatan knows how to listen in the right places...
If it's a beefed up Motormaster designed to work with the CW limbs, I can really get behind that (although with the Perfect Effect kit, the CW one looks great anyway), but I'm not sure how I feel about it if it means four of the deluxe slots next year are Stunticons. Infact if they're going slavish Sunbow now, the limbs could even be Voyagers. If it's a Motormaster following the Rodimus principle this year, then so be it.
I can't see it being the whole team though. Remember now we're told that classes are a price point rather than a toy size (eg Voyager Hot Rod, Deluxe Cliffjumper), so a Commander wouldn't be five robots because that would make it more Titan class in terms of price.
Its an odd one. Commander class makes sense if they want to do a proper update of MM thats about the size of Leader class Op with trailer. And its more justified being bumped to Commander class than Rodimus as the trailer wouldnt be a mostly empty box. But if they do that MM will be fricken huge in robot mode and the limbs would have to be huge as well. That seems unlikely.
So maybe Leader class Primes cab and trailer size, but MM robot mode, which looks like MM this time and not a black OP, is formed either just from the cab or cab and part of the trailer. The rest of the trailer it to bulk out he combiner mode.
I also hope they continue to use the CW combiner joint, its effective and whatever they replaced it with would almost certainly be largely the same so whats the point?
Unless it's engineered so the cab becomes a show accurate robot/torso while the trailer becomes a base?
I have to be honest, Motormaster would be my number one choice for a Torso redo. Never felt right in any of it's modes. The Stunticon limbs otoh are generally really good and not far off what they should be so I could see them going "Hey kids here's the replacement torso for the toys you bought 8 years ago!"..... if it wasn't for the eight years ago bit!