Howdy, y'all. This is probably one of the stranger questions I've ever asked, but has anyone ever thought of army-building Sharkticons? Yesss... I said Sharkticons. Maybe you want to play out a scene on Quintessa, or have something to meet your Hot Rod, Kup, or heck, Wheelie when you decide to drop them into a tank... In 1986 (and 1987), the original Sharkticons were peg-warmers. While the rest of the Transformers line was filled with popular or semi-cool cars and planes, the animal Transformers (excluding the Dinobots and Insecticons) got no love to speak of. When looking for a Hot Rod, Blurr, or late-issue Starscream, you can't imagine the bummer that came from shelves full of Predacons, Gnaw, and the occasional Sky Lynx. Because this sight was a downer, I felt no remorse -- then -- from passing all of the above up (although I did get Sky Lynx for Christmas... with Metroplex and mail-order Thundercracker). That being said, someone thought my latter-year idea was good... to the point that Sharkticon Gnaws go for higher on the secondary market (*cough*eBay*cough*) than some Thundercrackers and Hot Rods. (I had an easier time snagging Thunderwing -- albeit as individual parts.) So at some point (when I was still unemployed), I thought maybe I could look into army-building Energon Sharkticons. Seeing as they have more in common with Sky-Byte (RiD's answer to Major Bludd), maybe it's for the best only one got 1 (finally). So now to what I have done: I am currently collecting several of the Robot Heroes Sharkticons. I just got my 3rd in the mail, and although I have a Quintesson (Judge), he's "leasing" them out to my Energon Sharkticon, dubbed Sky-Byte. (If you can picture the Predacon prior to scanning a beast mode, it works.) A new problem's come up though... apparently my idea isn't quite as original as it should be... because the 2-pack he's in (with a misnamed Slag) is going for a lot more than I'd want to pay for Robot Heroes of any kind. (Individual Sharkticons are just as high.) Maybe someone wanted a few for Dr. Doom to feed Super Hero Squadies to. I can see a "Hero" Ronan the Accuser asking the Supreme Intelligence if he's "reached a verdict". (Expert testimony from Barricade only cements the prosecutor's case...) My other pet peeve is I'm currently fighting the temptation to paint some of the detailed areas (such as his upper teeth). -- Cybertronian.