Yeh, they're using the anime-influenced models from Revenge of Cronos, which means they're a bit beefier. Very interested assuming the price is decent, would be hoping for Deluxe-sized max before the designs would get overstretched.
Nudge nudge wink wink choices there, mind - Eagle Robo (Leader-1) especially was a nobody in Japan and would be a random release among a first half-dozen figures unless they had half an eye on Gobots fans...
Really like the anime aesthetic. I could be very tempted by some if they were small-ish and reasonably priced.
It's good that they've differentiated from the blockier Transformers aesthetic. Because of this I don't think the 3rd party Cy-kill is redundant, if you want him standing with your Transformers IDW-stylee.
And I would have commented on the seemingly odd choice of the drill-head robot if I hadn't have just spent 40 minutes reading about Revenge of Cronos on Cliffy's site... now I want a Monstrous again...
Yeh, from perspective "Fitor" and "Screwhead" make the most sense. "Cy-Kill" and "Tank" have a fair place in a first wave for being the first two figures; "Leader-1" and "Turbo" shows that someone there's watched Gobots.
From the whole Machine Robo range Leader-1 is really an astonishingly bad choice for Guardian leader in terms of design, quality, etc. Turbo really would have been a much better choice. Not that giving the guy a special skill of a forcefield he could hide behind gave him much of a chance.
Looks can be deceiving. I had the first four and sold them all on pretty quickly. The tank one was ok but the rest were pretty ropey: unnecessarily fiddly, floppy and cheap-feeling. The wings on Leader-1's legs project below his feet, making it hard for him to stand. You only need to look at Cy-Kill's shoulders for the wheels to fall off. I'd strongly advise watching video reviews of these guys first before spending your cash.