I've had in my mind for a while now of a story that branches between the era of G1 and BW and how the Autobots over time became more compact and efficient until they became what they were in the Beast Era. The autobots have set up a provisional government in Optimus' absence, and although the decepticons are beaten, if someone led them to battle again, it could start the war all over. http://www.cartype.com/pics/4364/full/ford_small-truck_fs.jpg Optimus is roughly based on this design, and I hope you like it. "Perhaps no Autobot has been as greatly affected by the reformatting as their great leader, Optimus. With his long experience of leadership, combined with his new rejuvenated state, Optimus has become unmatched in battle. Although he has resigned as leader and returned the matrix to the core of Primus, he is never far from Cybertron; watching, waiting, and ready for any dangers that may threaten the Autobot cause... if any do arise..."