I've scaled down my collecting quite a bit over the past couple of years. Lately, I've just been focusing on picking up quality vintage G1 pieces from the first couple of years. It all started with Mirage, and now I have a few examples of prerub and rub symbol Mirage. It later spread to some of my other favorite characters like Bluestreak, Prime and Smokescreen. However, one thing I've noticed is that I have an affinity to prerub G1 figures. I think for me, in my mind, I associate a prerub TF being closer to its Diaclone/Microman counterpart versus the rub symbol version. I guess this equates to the prerub figures having few running changes, or modifications, if you will. In many instances, many early prerub figures are Diaclone/Microman repacks So lately, I've hunted down prerub Mirage, Bluestreak and Optimus Prime. However, I wanted vintage versions of Smokescreen and Tracks and those obviously don't come in prerub form. Do you have any preference to prerub or rub symbol? Please do share!