Often enough (especially on this board) when it comes to the toy line--in regards to the Alternator/Binaltech/Kiss line, you hear a lot of people complain. Well, on just about everything. But in one particular case, you always here one of the largest cry of foul on the repaints. Now forgive me for not having been alive let alone on any message boards when the first line came out in the 80's...But, I'm a big fan of the Gen-1 stuff, and I happen to notice a large portion of them are in one form or another, repaints. Ratchet and Ironhide, Bluestreak, Siverstreak, Prowl, Jazz and Richocet, Bumblebee and Cliffjumper, etc etc etc..The entire line was made of repaints with the occasional mold adjustment. Sure, there were quite a few more original modes back then, but I'm pretty sure they didn't have the licensing restrictions this line up has. Yeah, it would be nice to get all new characters each time, and it is exciting when a new figure does come out with a brand new mold. Peronsally I look forward to repaints, I like seeing the line expand. It's Gen-1, remade.