I just wanted to take a quick poll to see why we're all here. I certainly wonder if it wasn't for online sites like this and transtopia, would we be so into our little sub-niche of transformersdom. I certainly get excited when I finish something to put it up on display to hear what others think. if it wasn't for these, I probably would've only done a fraction of what I have. I think the first place I ever went was transtopia and was astounded by what I saw. my first custom was armada laserbeak, because I really, REALLY loved the g1 cassettes, and thought the videocamera was neat, just in garish colors. so I redid him in g1 colors, and still think he looks pretty good. but that's part of it--SO MANY of our repaints/kitbashes are taking all of these current figures, and making them look like characters of old. is it because we don't care about the current characterization, and want to give our old friends the shiny new bodies and articulation they deserve? I think that's a good part of why I do it. on the flip side, I give tons of credit for people who think outside of the box and do fan characters and certain ones that never got a figure to begin with. I figure this topic might get people talking about something that we usually don't, so how about it?