I'm not sure how many of you guys know this, but one of my favorite toylines is Car Robots/Robots in Disguise. I loved the cartoon (it was just a fun take on Transformers! I don't try to rationalize any more than that). I loved the toys. Just full of win. . . . and how ironic is it that this line led to the Alternators/Binal Tech line? Well, let's just say that I don't believe in coincidence. I decided to go with "ARTFIRE" instead of "HOT SHOT" just for reasons of distinctiveness (I'm not one of those "everything from Japan is better"). I'll give a spoiler alert and tell you guys that he's not the only custom that of mine that will bear a name from this line, but I really have no plans to make all of the Spychangers (even though I really love 'em!). As much as I like the line, some of the Spychangers suffered from dumb names (Eagle Killer? X-Car? Ox? Oh, and let's not forget "Prowl 2" ). Admittedly, I've never cared for the name "Artfire" either, but I did want to make a specific homage to this guy, so I feel it's the lesser of two evils. I actually started this "homage" with the toy first and essentially shoe-horning the homage within the confines of this toy, then working out the finer details (which is where my work came in). I used a Grimlock head that I modified, added some red details (vent details and panels lines on the legs, and red details on the top of each foot), and of course Autobot faction symbols appropriately placed Here he is! Binal Tech Artfire: alt mode: robot mode: close up of the head: Enjoy!