As Regeneration dawns on the horizon, i am more and more swept up with the idea of reading the original g1 comic run. I eventually came to terms with the difference between the Marvel and UK runs (a little confusing at first, especially since i didnt know that UK issues were a smaller format) To further complicate things- there is the older IDW reprints (Classic Transformers), and now the new ones (Transformers classics - more expensive with less issues but remastered colors) and also the UK reprints? I figure Regeneration will not be wholy dependant on having read the original run, but i figure i'll enjoy it more if i do. Is there a substancial difference between the US and UK run (especially in terms of the later issues- ie- the events that exit to Regeneration)? Are all the secondary plots in the UK "side-issues" so engaging that you would recommend them, or are they more like "o, that was cool, not back to the main plot ark" (figuring it will be more expensive for me in Canada to get a hold of the UK reprints as well) For anyone that had the older US run reprints (classic transformers) and the new ones (transformer classics - god what a confusing name switch up wtf?) - are the remastered colors a selling point (anyone know and comparitive pics anywhere?) - - does the inclusion of Marvel copyright character issues make that much of a difference? (so much so that you end up paying five dollars more for each volume. Ultimately, i'd like to get them as cheap as possible (so maybe i should hunt the boards rather than ordering from a comic book shop - and in the same vein the older IDW reprints are all out there and available. There is likely someone with volumes 1-6 looking to sell them - and for the record im not a completionist or rolling in money - so buying each collection of reprints is not an option for me. in some sense im coming to the conclusion that the older reprints will be the way to go for me- but i am still interested in people's opinion in the difference between the US and UK runs, and the difference between Classic Transformers and Transformer Classics?