I'd be fine with the glasses, its the lack of ears that are killing me. His light-up ears were the coolest character design in g1 outside of Soundwave's voice. I was so happy to get them in the Bee movie so it really sucks that they're gone now.
It's the triple whammy of disregarding the existing design, for a very silly caricature, while all the other returning characters look the same as before. It's all rather "Homer Simpson in Police Cops"-y.
Maybe Covid and having to jugle people's shedules around, as it threw a massive monkey wrench into a lot of production shedules which part of the reason why the last couple of months have been rather dead when it comes to big blockbuster movies!
Not sure exactly what the hell they are going for with these desgins, Nightbird looks the better of the two, thou I expect evenly they'll do a G1 inspired repaint of the figure, Wheeljack, I think he going to be forgotten or something