I'm glad I decided to wait to get Sidwswipe. This repaint, while "lazy", is actually pretty damn awesome. The stripes are cool, but the big change is the AWESOME red windshield. Other changes would be the red knees, and the exhaust is now spring loaded, so it stays in. I don't have the original, so I don't know if there are any other differences. EDIT: I forgot to mention that the torso now locks together solidly.