Thinking about Faith leader (downsized MP Optimus Prime) I also was wondering about the whole idea of what would be nice 'Downscaled' or 'Upscaled' here's some suggestions : and reasons why.... G1 Sky Lynx (Downscaled). Being smaller he'd fit better with more typical G1 and Classics toys when chillin' with his bro's in bot mode. as well as looking less unweildy in Vehicle mode. G1 Omega Supreme / G1 Scorponok / G1 Metroplex / G1 Fortress Maximus / G1 Black Zarak etc...(slightly Downscaled) Being smaller would allow for them to display better with smaller Transformers like Minicons and Micromasters in the base modes - and in Robot mode he'd be a more Comic Gestalt sort of size rather than the giantness he has in the cartoon sometimes. would complement Ultra's and Voyager well too. and perhaps might even complement the existing tiny fakes of the Aerialbots and others. [Note: I Know there's TF Jnrs and very small fakes of some of those] RID / BEAST MACHINES Optimus Primal. (downscaled) The other BM Optimus Primals have the problem of not looking much like the character they are also a bit ugly - so if like Faith leader they striped the electronics and tweaked it slightly at a smaller size you'd have a potentially perfect Beast Machines Primal toy. Beast Machines 'Scout/ Basic' Tank Drone / Cycle drone / Obsidian / Stryka(Upscaled). The Cycle Drone would make a good deluxe, The Tank Drone a good Mega/ Voyager the Obsidian a Good Deluxe and the Stryka a good Voyager/Mega. [This was already done to great effect with Basic Rattrap/Razorbeast/ and others with Ultra Optimus Primal and perhaps most logically Nightscream] More widely available mini-Nightscream made out of better plastic would be nice too. ------------- I've been thinking about this idea for a while and often think that certain things make sense in other sizes... The TF Cybertron Mincons for example were shown to mass-shift and to carry the kids inside so if they were upscaled to Deluxes they'd work rather well. [I understand there are some oversize minicons already existing mind]. The ones that can combine into weapons also might work as well in a larger size so the weapons then scale to a larger character - a Scout class version of the Perceptor Minicons would make a nice final toy combination. and The Starsaber, or Requiem Blaster would work as a personal weapon for Unicron or Supreme Starscream then for example. I suppose the problem with most Fakes though is that they lack the quality of plastic you'd like to see and are therefore rather fragile. But some ideas to me just seem to be worthy of making such as Faith Leader or the Tiny Sharkticons. And I'm sure there must be some more workable ideas left. Discuss ?