So far, my thoughts are this. If you have the first one and like it, you will like this one. Especially if you are into black Primes. The red and teal are exactly like Takara paint with a nice deep metallic look. This is a nice throwback to Nucleon Quest Prime but works great with the BLACK Optimus Prime from Takara. I don't have Nemesis Prime from SDCC but I think the red windows look MUCH better. NO mold improvements were made but the extra storage flap becomes a backpack or a shield with bait of parts forming. There is however a new back piece that fits on top of the cab to give him a "flat" top in truck mode. This can stay on with the wind deflector and during transformation. I did get a production sample so I had to shave a little bit off to get the shield handle part to transform right. I didn't pay attention and put a stress mark on it. More pics and video coming. You can see the official pics for more.