Fansproject is dead, but revived somehow with a bunch of repaints. They're currently in a drama fight with Maas Toys over money.
Legends or MP stand ins are the hotness now. Iron Factory for IDW/classics legends, Magic square and some others for G1 stuff that's pretty ace.
KO companies have moved to taking hastak molds and making them multiple times better.
Fanstoys are on a downswing but are doing combiners now
Xtransbots/KFC might have stopped being complete shit
Perfect Effect is king of Beast Wars.
Maketoys are going nuts with their own original designs for characters and are dipping into the MP Galaxy Force side of things.
Toyworld was Igear, got fucked by their own designers who left to form Zeta, and had to start over after popularizing pants forming big combiners. They're now tackling some really neat bay/ Bumblebee movie designs, legends scale, some Predaking, they're all over the place.
UT/DX9 kinda fucked up with their G1 stuff but have ventured into bay movie territory with some stand out pieces with easy transformations and minimal kibble.
Fanshobby is new and makes thicc big bois
Waifubot lines on the horizon
MMC is continuing doing IDW and G1 things
Planet X is doing WFC/FOC and IDW now