Sorry but I had tell the tale of my pain to those that understand. Finally after nearly 15 years of being part my beast wars collection my Transmetal Megatron broke in two at the waist where he twists. It happened when I went to put him into beast mode for packing for the move our new home. I admit I knew of the gold paint issues and knew it would happen one day but still wish it made it to my new man cave before it did. perhaps I can fix it later down the road and make it whole again. In either case thanks for lending a readers eye and letting me share.