It's about three days since I watched Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in the theaters. Let's just say I'll leave the all the lambasting, disparaging to the hands of our adept film critics. And I say that with no cycnicism: being a mid-big Transformers fan, I would concur with many if not all of their opinions. Mr. Bay has really squandered the potential he built with the first film, and turned it into a cheap, effects-laden sludgefest embellished with sexual/ethnic stereotypes and horrible acting. I have to admit it was entertaining. BUT, the inner literary scholar just can't let go of the weakly narrated plot and offensive representations. I might reserve my bile for a separate post, but for the time being, let's enjoy this new interpretation of an old favorite: Shockwave (who Mr. Bay hasn't managed to get his grubby paws on...yet).
This will be the first Leader Class toy on this blog; frankly, it's my only Leader Class (shh...what about a certain Masterpiece?) and perhaps my favorite Megatron toy so far. As for the new improved Revenge of the Fallen Movie Leaders (both Prime and Megs), I'll bide my time until either a redecoration with a more metallic paint scheme appears, or the forces of capitalism decide to throw them into punge/expunge discount mode.