As I spoke to Shane McCarthy he told me some interesting facts about AHM. 1/ the idea for drift came from his house mate. His house mate is a huge fan of Japanese Drift cars and as Shane thought transformers were created in Japan so why has their never been one. So came the creation of Drift. All other info about the character will be revealed in the 4 part series of Drift. 2/ The cigar that Kup smokes was NEVER meant to have the crystals in it. Shane told me he just felt because Kup was a old veteran transformer that it would be befitting for Kup to smoke it and that it would look good on him. It was the writer for the spotlights that chose to make it for his addiction to those chrystals. I hope this it of info helps every one in learning some thing new today about these two characters in the development of them through out the series.