Ladies and Gentlemen, I have made another important breakthrough in the development of my custom ROTF/DOTM Deluxe class Hightower. First, I gave him legs. Now he has… FUNCTIONAL ARMS AND A FUNCTIONAL HEAD!!! The arms are made of LEGO Bionicle parts and the head is from an ROTF KO Yellow Demolishor I bought from KOTOYS.com in late December. As you can see in first 11 pics below, I have modified the rear area (where his ROTF Supreme Devastator connector port is located) in order to install his robot mode “shoulder” joints for his robot mode arms. The twin ball joints on his “shoulders” and “elbows” allow the arms to fold together and fit onto the right and left rear sides of his alternate mode. Now for the pièce de résistance: His robot mode! The poses of him in Pics 12 – 20 are based on the production artwork as seen here: The arms unfold thanks to the twin ball joints on his “shoulders” and “elbows”. The poses of him in Pics 21 – 28 are based on his Legends class figure as seen here: As stated before, the head is from an ROTF KO Yellow Demolishor I bought from KOTOYS.com in late December. I shaved and sanded of most of the plastic around his head to make him look less like ROTF Demolishor and more like the head in the production artwork above and removed the paint apps using 90% Isopropyl Alcohol. Using and modifying the connector peg from a junk Rampage component from the ROTF Supreme class Devastator set, I was able to install his head onto my Hightower’s ROTF Supreme Devastator connector port. Thanks to a little sanding and cutting, I was also able to modify my Hightower’s ROTF Supreme Devastator connector port so that it can still move up (when in robot mode) or down (when in alternate mode) as before despite the modifications I made to the area surrounding it in order to install his new arms. The level of articulation afforded by the new arms twin ball joints, his legs, and the modifications to his “neck” allows my Hightower to transform into an “upright robot mode”. In the last 2 pics, my Hightower’s “upright robot mode” is compared and contrasted in size to another Deluxe class figure, ROTF Interrogator Barricade. Keep in mind that some of the LEGO Bionicle parts that I used here are temporary. They will be replaced by brand new parts that will be modified and/or recolored and there are still more modifications/recoloring/repainting I need to do. When I have fully completed this custom, I WILL make and post a step-by-step tutorial on the making of this custom. But for now, I can take pride in what I have accomplished so far and share it with my fellow TFW2005 members.