Not that we need another thread but: I want to hear from folks who are buying both. I'm planning on buying both versions of not-devy, but it seems that so many pour such emotion and animosity into slamming one over the other to convince themselves that they don't want one or the other. Yes, either version might not appeal to someone based on their own personal tastes. But I see them both as offering something uniquely different and deserving of merit on my shelf. Herc's solid almost Voyager sized figures are beautiful bots that will stand alone amazingly on my shelf and the combined form will be massive. With Giant, we see a really seasoned designer, truly thinking about the line of action, stance/pose, proportions of the combined mode much more so than Herc, so Giant has a natural weight to him and is somewhat more aesthetically pleasing. We have yet to see the individual modes, but I have no reason to think that the person who put so much thought into the combined mode, would somehow create terrible individual bots. So many people are slamming Giants individual bots, using that as a basis to choose Herc. (from blurred photos I might add) And then we have the money issue: I understand for some it's a money issue, but Herc is spaced out over 11 months and most likely we won't see Giant hit for at least 6 months or more? Seems plenty of time to cobble together some cash. Also, as had been stated many times on the boards, how much would a custom Devy run you? A grand, maybe more? The price is also high for us Americans with the weak dollar and importing costs. If it were 80 bucks shipped how many people would still skip it, even with their gripes? I wonder. It's like buying a Henkei figure. But maybe for many it's just a combination of both. If it were your dream toy with everything you ever wanted, you might be willing to pay almost any price? Within reason of course. For me, they both are valid and incredibly well executed, yes I do like certain aspects of one over the other, but it doesn't invalidate the other as a result. I'm excited to have both!