I know that hailstarscream will be a bit embarassed, but I was speaking to him recently and I am convinced that Takara was inspired by his paint job for United Megatron. Here is a picture of his Custom Classics Megatron from April of last year. His newer articulated one: Here is a pic of the takara one: This was way before any official images of the United Megatron were announced. You cannot tell from the images, but he even did the eyes in red. The image is not the greatest, but you can see more images in his two threads. He articulated this guy a lot more as well a couple of months later. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/299976-another-megatron.html http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/319332-classics-megs-articulated.html So what do you guys think. If you saw this bad boy in real life it is almost a 1 to 1 to the united. You think someone at takara was checking this site and said, hey look at this, let's do this paint job?