I dunno, the doctored retro artwork feels kind of disingenuous to me.
If these were G1 reissues, I'd be more interested, but as TR repaints? Less so. But the packaging feels like they're trying to get people to think they're the originals.
They’re trying to pull on that nostalgia without incurring the expense of remaking those old molds. Seems to be working well enough for Star Wars and GI Joe.
Personally, I’m a mark for that retro packaging, but the only one I’m really interested in is Hardhead (with cartoon mouth!). But I suspect I’ll be getting Highbrow and probably Punch depending on availability.
Mark my words though: After how well Hasbro hit it with character remakes the past couple of years, it would not surprise me in the LEAST if a “Retro series” isn’t being actively explored, especially if COVID continues to impact development of feature films. And sadly, there’s more than a few I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in solely for display, much less if the deco is improved/refined.