He is probably one of the most anticipated figures left of the line to come out. There has really been no official word on Hasbro of where or how they will release him, but they say they are trying. Though we do have Takara already coming out with him and preorders are selling quick. So which one do you get? Me personally? I prefer Takaras version. I also suggest to go for the import of this version just because who knows what will happen on Hasbros end. Look at Arcee already. Good gravy!!! But let the pics decide which version you like best! Main differences: The faces and "facial hair" Tan plastic, main body color are different shades The gold paint is more gold on Takara and has more of a greenish tint on Hasbro Red versus a peach color, orange red paint apps on arms and body Takara has a silver paint job on side tail fins, where the "missiles" hang on Black vs Purple CON symbol on chest Gold vs Purple CON symbol on side panels by the side wings The black plastic on Takara is more flat vs glossy. Takaras black is more like the black on Voyager Grimlocks arms Heli-blades are more flat black and have a contrast on the blades vs Hasbros glossy blades Tail Rotor: Takara on the left and Hasbro on the right. The tan plastics are of different shade from each other. Also Takaras disc red is, well more red and metallic where Hasbros disc is more of an orange-red. Almost a peach color if you will. These 2 different colors, the red and peach, follow through each figure as well. Alt. modes: Hasbro Takara Bot mode: Hasbro Takara: Comparisons: The blades and contrasts: The wings: Color if tan, reds and gold difference: Black differences on guns, arms, hands and feet: Well that pretty much sums it up!