I have seen some confusion about this topic, as well as some leaping to conclusions. So I'd like to propose this thread as a center for discussion on this recent phenomenon and it's implications. What We Know (we think): Starting in 2010, many new Deluxe molds have been created with two heads. Lately (Generations and RtS) this has become an extremely common trend. (There are a few exceptions. I believe Tracks lacks predictive instructions, but this is because he got a more extensive retool into Wheeljack, presumably). These new heads have been "previewed" in the instructions for several toys. This has been dismissed several times as "printing errors" but at this point such an explanation insults the intelligence of roughly everyone on the planet. The lovable scamps of the Hasbro Transformers team are definitely teasing us. Here is the list off the top of my head of instances when this has occurred. Lockdown: Instructions showed Axor's head. Axor later released in HftD line. Cybertronian Bumblebee: Instructions showed Cliffjumper's head. Cliffjumper later released in Generations line. Darkmount: Instructions showed Skullgrin's head. Skullgrin later released in Generations line. Thunderwing: Instructions show a different head AND chest piece, speculated to represent G1 Thunderwing's Japan-only remold Black Shadow or A/E/C Megatron. No confirmation of a release. Scourge: Instructions show a different head, speculated to be IDW Ratbat or Liokaiser. No confirmation of a release. Kup: Instructions show a different head, speculated to be several different Autobots, one of whom is Gears. No confirmation of a release. Wreck-Gar: Instructions show a different head that is NOT Scrapheap's (a known E-Hobby release) and strongly resembles the character Junkyard. Wreck-Gar would be able to interact with such a figure. BUT, no confirmation of a release. Optimus Prime: Instructions show a different head. Speculation is just starting to brew but it lacks the characteristic Prime faceplate. Of course, no confirmation of a release. That's EIGHT figures, which is why it's no accident. Moreover, the instructions have demonstrated predictive power three times at least. But note the disclaimers. We can predict that Hasbro plans to release these figures in the future. But we can't say when exactly, or what they will be called, or what color they will be. Moreover, we do not know that they will ultimately be released. Hasbro would not bother if they didn't think there was an excellent chance of reusing the molds...in effect, new heads are a small expense meant to ultimately increase returns. But as we have all seen with Animated, not all of Hasbro's finished toys get a full production run and sale at a major retailer. What I do think this trend represents is a statement of intention by Hasbro to stick with the Generations line (which is easier to re-use molds for than the movie line, which usually is stuck re-using them as the same character. The different-character re-uses are usually more popular among collectors), and to release the teased figures. It's also a sneaky way of communicating with fans outside of the normal channels. However, one never knows, does one?