This idea came about in light of the recent news in other threads of the Smokescreen repaint and the Beast Wars X repaints that are set to appear as part of wave 9 of the Deluxe Cybertron figures. And before I go any further, yes I know my avatar adds a certain bit of irony to this thread. Moving on..... /*Begin Rant*/ Generally, I don't care for repaints of any TF mold. I usually only want one version of a given toy and I don't care what other colors it's available in. That being said, I do make some exceptions when the new color scheme is turned into a different character. I mean, it's not like repaints are a recent trend Hasbro has just gotten into. They were around since the beginning (see the Datsun Z cars and the Seekers from G1). However, if the reason behind the color change is just a "powered up" version of the same character? That's a cop out to me. A new mold should be used then, truly show that the character has changed. The Cybertron Defense toys were a nice example of this. Even Hot Shot, who stayed in the same size class looked like a changed bot. Otherwise, Hasbro should take some of that R&D money they saved and use it to generate some background stories for the new versions. It's not that difficult. Look at the Binaltech storyline. /*End Rant*/ What do you think?