I love this figure (and the character) but the US release somehow was plagued by a decay over time (as many of you know, no doubt). The Japanese version doesn't have this problem, but it's a bit more expensive. However, the Armada Predacon recolor is pretty easy to come by. I got a junker in an ebay lot for cheap. The burgundy parts of Predacon were dyed black. I had to add paint to the eyes on Megatron's robot mode head and chest, and his robot teeth. I'm incredibly satisfied with the result: a Megatron that won't self-destruct. I found that a number of parts were remolded between Megatron and Predacon. For example, the joint between the upper and lower arms was resized, so my custom here actually has the old middle part of the arms (or else the forearms woul have been all floppy). The funny thing to me is that my Megatron was actually in one piece up until the time I started this custom. However, on transforming/disassembling him, he broke in at least 5 places.