As someone who hasn't been in the hardcore Transformers toy collecting scene for very long, I have only picked up official merchandise and overlooked many 3rd party products and other customs as well. Lately, however, I've been thinking about letting go of my bad habit to only buy official retail products and get something a little more luxurious. After doing a little bit of research I've decided on getting one of the four sets listed below. So for those who own any of these products, care to help me decide? City Commander: In truth, I was never a big fan of Ultra Magnus but this upgrade kit looks stunning. Also, I really like the classics Prime mould so having it enhanced would only make it better. Of course this is probably the most expensive Fansproject piece (of these four sets) and I don't know if dropping around $250 will really have me feeling like my money was well spent. Not to mention the fact that trying to get a classics Ultra Magnus at a decent price is another mess altogether. Explorer & Munitioner: From pure aesthetics, the combined mode for this set is absolutely phenomenal and if money were no object then this would be the set I'd buy in a heartbeat. As far as price, the Fansproject pieces themselves aren't very expensive (at the moment) but the ROTF Bruticus set has skyrocketed to some ludicrous prices. Also, when it just comes down to the single figures themseleves, I'm much more attracted to the look and design of their repaints, Warcry & Flameblast. Protector & Sidearm: I'm a big fan of Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime, but the design of this upgrade set doesn't appeal to me as much as the previous two - I still think it's nice though. Also, after not really falling in love with the MP Rodimus Prime I think this will definitely cheer me up. Price isn't too bad but the figure does seem a little small for what you pay. I do own a Henkei Hot Rod, so I don't have to worry about those high ebay prices in order to obtain one. I will say that regardless of my decision I'll probably still end up getting sidearm just so my Hot Rod can have a targetmaster. Thundershred, Stormbomb & Backfiery: Originally I wasn't very interested in these figures at all, but as reviews and pictures started to pop up, I've been completely sold on them. I especially love the designs of Stormbomb & Backfiery. This is probably the best "bang for your buck" of the four sets here and the fact that they are all stand alone figures is another positive in my book. Also, my classics Decepticon shelf is a bit bare, so adding three more figures there is great.