warning: I'm a bit biased in the sense I favor the 80s version more.
Starscream as an F16 makes him look too small. At least they should've made him like an f35 like Skyquake and make him look intimidating. Megatron is way too big. Soundwave should speak not 'stand there', he's also too small.
Aracnid is an interesting character, maybe to include a popular Beast Wars character? Though I must say when she fights Arcee, those are some pretty nice fights, as in they don't hold back.
I don't really like that they have some robots that have vehicle modes [only the stuntacons should have vehicle modes]. I think they should have the combaticons there.
For the autobots, why Bulkhead instead of Ironhide? What's the reason for the substitution? Also I really don't like how bulky he looks. It just looks weird. I hate bumblebee makes those beeping noise rather than to talk. That's one thing from the movies they should've changed. Let the little guy speak. Arcee is pretty interesting in losing a few partners. Another aspect that is interesting is that characters do die, pity it was Cliffjumper.
As for the humans, the youngest kid, eh tolerable as well as the other boy. However, the girl, please just get rid of her. She puts herself into so many dangerous situations that it would be best to let her die. She's like friggin Scrappy doo. Always head strong and getting into dangers she can't get out of.
Finally, I like how the tone of the show is darker and they focus on a smaller number of characters and there's a continuation of a storyline than the 80s where they would carry on the next episode as if the previous events never happened. I just hope there's an introduction of the combiners and super transformers like Omega supreme or Fort Max.
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