I cancelled my pre-order on the Encore Devastator recently. I'm considering getting one of the high-quality knockoffs. Tonight, while reorganizing my series 2/1985 collection, I thought I'd review my Devastator's condition. The individual figures all seem to be C-9 or C-9.5, with a loose joint or two each. I also thought I should combine them, and then finally see what this bad boy looks like with all of the Crazy Devy parts I bought put on him. Well, I was quite disheartened and disappointed. Combined he's an unbalanced, floppy mess, just a breeze away from tumbling forward. I put most of the Crazy Devy "Power Parts" on. A little better, but most of the pieces are wasted - putting the rotating mid-torso connector just makes him break in half easy. The heavy gun causes the arm to fall. The articulated hands can't grip tight enough to keep the heavy gun in. The Shoulder piece doesn't add articulation - it just moves the arm to a different position/angle, etc. So, I really don't know what to do. The one comparison review I saw of the reissue didn't address the fact that the combiner is a jittery jumbled mess, and didn't specifically say which joints/moving parts were tighter. In addition, the two reviews I've seen both say that the quality is quite shoddy. Apparently, if I get the high-quality knockoff, some of the CDMW pieces won't work/fit. Are all G1 Devastators incredibly delicate, ready to tumble or come apart or have Long Haul's legs fold down every time Devi is touched? I really don't know which way to jump on this. I'd like to have a nice looking Constructicons set which looks good in all modes and looks as close to the original as is possible.