Thanks. I've only had that banner in my room for, oh, 16 years or so.
Yeah, the Papo's look great in a static pose, but you can't beat something that has the best of both worlds. You would have a blast with the Rex. The tail is a metal wire encased in rubber (I don't know the actual materials), so the tail is poseable without having more than one joint (where the tail meets the hips). I don't recall if you're a huge Bayformers fan or not, but if you like Optimus' design, that Revoltech (or the soon-to-be-released Jetpack version) is a must. Absolutely phenomenal.
I've uploaded a few photos comparing the figures. This gave me a good excuse to clear all of the clutter off my desk and clean it. I apologize that Optimus isn't in more dynamic poses, but I just got in a static standing position that I like, and if I pose him out of that position, I'll never be able to get him back. Once I get the Jetpack Revoltech Optimus, that one will be for super awesome poses.
Yeah, I'd like that. Definitely keep me in the loop.
I love looking at dioramas. That's one of the reasons I used to always keep the cardboard box backs from the boxes that the figures came in, because they always had those sweet-@$$ professional dioramas with figures, accessories, moss, etc.. Just fantastic.
Also, I plan on getting the Revoltech JP Tyrannosaurus Rex. It looks so awesome!