Back in the days of G1, they had a way of drawing characters who were repaints so different, they didn't look like the same robot with a different color scheme. For example, look at Sideswipe and Red Alert. Same toys, just different colors. Yet, you'd never know by looking at the character models. However, it's not really possible to replicate that on your shelf. You can't make them look that different. At least not with G1 toys. Newer toys have more points of articulation/transformation and can sometimes have parts positioned differently to change up the look a bit. Besides toys with two different transformations built in ( classics Sideswipe/Sunstreaker ), what toys that are just repaints do you transform slightly different? ( Pics would be a useful illustration. ) My first example is my TCC Sideburn. I removed his spoiler to help him look different from Hot Rod. I also let Sideburn use the gun, but not Rodimus. Rodimus always just used the blasters on his wrist anyway.