Cartoon supremacy topped out sometime in 1988, in this humble geek's opinon. Since then, good toons are rare. I'm die-hard Transformer crazy so even if their cartoons blow, I'm gonna find something about 'em I like. Robots in Disguise and Armada both are another in the long line of Japanese imports aimed at the Pokemon childhood. (But as soon as I hear that old transforming noise, thats it for me.) Most cartoons are carbon-copies of the google-eyed manga style these days. They're not so terrible, but I yearn for the 80s. I'm not quite as a pro at toons as some, but in the 90's, for me, Beast Wars and Beast Machines were my favs. They carried on the TF saga and just looked great. Especially BM, smooth, dark and sharp as a razor. At any rate, I just hope Armada gets better and no more of the cutting corners evident by the end of the pilot. Its got 50 or so episodes to impress me, and if it doesn't.. well.. I don't have Snake Eyes swords, but Metal Gear figure Raiden has some pretty pointy ones that'll do the trick.
If you're gonna ride, Dan-O, ride in style.