Heh since seeing your post that's actually in a way what I've been doing. Both my original and ressue are pretty great as far as QC goes but there's a few imperfections here and there, one of the reissue face plates has some missing gold on one ear so I'm swapping it for the original's. Aside from that it's vastly superior, lovely tight joints and those improved shoulder clips are fantastic. My original is also missing a tab that locks the crotch in place in both modes...is that another improvement on the reissue? The original has a bit of paint damage and bent whiskers from transforming and doesn't have those better shoulders so the reissue will be my bot mode/display figure and the original will be my beast mode/mess about figure.