I'll take toy G1, Marvel G1, or even Sunbow G1 over IDW G1. Cannot stand what Roberts did to Magnus.
And no, we've never gotten a full G1 update. We've gotten two halfassed versions. Classics which is just the optimus repaint, and MP which screwed that part up by only going armor mode. And yes, IDW is G1.
Blown away by this. Cyclonus looks far, far better than he deserves to, and that Magnus! so soon after the MP! he looks fupping awesome! Man, this Combiner Wars line is beyond superlatives! and exclamation marks!
Magnus is just brilliant. They've done him proud. That makes grinning and bearing all the TF Prime ones worthwhile. Look at the head, his entire character is in those eyes. But I bet the cab is smaller than Prime's.
Alright, I'm comfortable enough to admit Magnus looks pretty good. Not as good if the cab were a separate thing (Which would open up for future PM Optimus retools), but much better than I feared. Minimus is a joke, but it doesn't seem to have any effect on Magnus so that can be chunked away or sold.
Cyclonus... I'm genuinely stunned at him. Though I think the concept is folly, and the retooling resources should have been put to something better, it does look pretty good. Not "Replace the perfect Universe version" good, or even "BUY ME!" good, but better than I ever imagined.
THe constructicons look great. I'd feared they dropped the ball on them, but they have not!
Worst. Hobby. Ever. For never being satisfied with what you have only just bought and wanting to have the stuff coming out in six months time. I want that Magnus sooooo much and the flippin Masterpiece one is barely out of his box.