You are correct. Overall IT is a superior product. Better joints, ratchets, heft, solidness. But to me there is something about MP36's face and overall look that I just prefer over IT although the KO IT version is more cartoon accurate in color as well. Maybe it's because I had MP36 TT before (first release) and to me that will be Megatron to me, you know? I'm guessing if I had never had that first then got the IT version things might be different.