Oh dear. I had thought we had seen the last of the 1-step changers. How many lines have that play pattern now? They are fine for what they are but are so massively overpriced it saddens me. They should be fun pocket money price fiddleformers not deluxe price toys!
Still, they must be selling enough somewhere to keep the concept going!
First look at Soundwave and Blurr. The toys are just very basic redecos of nurid onesteps, but the character art is new. Blurr (Art) looks to be based on his Generations Drift retool rather than any existing iteration of Blurr (original, IDW, armada/cybertron, animated, nurid)
Depends how completist you're feeling. It's possible as this line progresses it'll gain the attention the later RiD Warriors did, but beyond Shockwave having a half decent toy there's not much to get excited about at the moment.
Nice to have a new Shockwave that looks like Shockwave. Being aimed at the younger market it's very brightly coloured but the design is acceptable. Warriors are still shorter than Deluxes, as shown, but there's a reasonable attempt with this to hide hollows and make it look not too cheap. That said, the head and hands don't move and the elbows have massively obvious ball joints. The eyeball being obscured is more irritating than you'd think. No accessories. Also no ties in the blister pack, it's moulded so he won't fall out. All very simplified. Rotating the gun up on to his shoulder brings the pink bits out on a gear, and in alt mode there's a handle you can use to flick one of those back and forth for no real reason.
I bought this because it's Shockwave, and it's nice enough for what it is - better executed than most of the RiD Warriors, but I'd need a really good reason to buy anything else from this line.