I came across this interesting statement: "TFP Starscream and Soundwave's designs are pretty much similar to Tim Burton's aesthetic! Long, spindly legs, gangly arms and dark/dull colours." http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...on/566823-what-if-tim-burton-did-tfilm-6.html Looking at their designs, I have to agree. http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attach/4/0/5/9/7/9_Soundwave_1293883571.jpg http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attach/4/0/5/9/7/7_Starscream_1293883616.jpg http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/attach/4/0/5/9/7/10_Trooper_1293883314.jpg I mean, wow. Those look so Gothic it's hard not to see them as influenced by Tim Burton. Heck, those Vehicons even transform into a Batmobile-looking car! It's a nice artistic choice/style, if it appears deliberate.