Welcome everyone! Today, I'll be pointing out the differences between the G1 and Encore Bruticus. Just some advance warning, I didn't go to the T.J. Duckett School of Photography. However, I do plan on upgrading to a lightbox and a new camera soon because I do enjoy snapping photos of my collection. With that said, I currently have 2 Bruticus figures in my collection! Now how awesome is that ! So, since I have them both, I thought I'd take this opportunity to compare the two against one another before my vintage set goes to a new home. First up, the group shot. Before we go any further, let me point out these differences. - Rub symbols on the G1 figures have an actual block they are suppose to be placed in; the Encores don't have that. - Detail - The panel lines/ body details on the G1's just pop out at you. The Encore's are there but they don't look as good as the G1's. You will notice this on Swindle and Vortex especially. - Decals - As with most Encores, the Decepticon logos are painted on and not stickers. METAL - G1 Bruticus was available in metal or plastic; the Encore is only plastic Weapons - The Encore's weapons are designed to combine; whereas, the G1's don't have that capability. Now since that's out of the way, lets just dive in! Blastoff Differences - Rub sign is on opposite arm of the original - Eye paint - Bolts on wheels Swindle Differences - Color, Encore is a Mustard yellow - The Vintage Cannon's barrel seems larger than the Encore's - Bolts on wheels BRAWL Differences - The cannon peg on the vintage is a weird size. One peg is larger than the other, whereas, the Encore's are not. Vortex Differences - Helicopter blades seem larger on the G1 Onslaught Differences - Eyes - However, I think the vintage Onslaughts had different color eyes anyway - Back Cannon - The Encore's cannon is not modified underneath. In addition, the Encore's back cannon has uniform pegs that plug into his back. Like Brawl, the vintage has one long peg and one short peg - Hand Gun - The Encore's barrel seems to have been shortened - Ramp Mode Vehicle Launcher - The Encore has a launch feature that never made it stateside; so if you have an American Onslaught, he isn't going to have that. (If you'd like the launcher but don't want to purchase the Encore, pick up a vintage Takara Onslaught!) BRUTICUS Differences - Body part colors Conclusion For what I paid, I'm going to keep the Encore set. I paid nowhere NEAR the eBay going rate of this figure. It's funny how hard it was for retailers to move Encore Bruticus during its initial release but now it's going for 200+ on eBay. The vintage set is 100%, hands down, the better option. I like how the body details pop, Bruticus' body colors, and the metal. Plus, you cannot go wrong with the sub 140 price tag 100% complete Bruticus' figures are going for! So pocket the extra cash and buy yourself the vintage set.