So I know it's been an ongoing debate in the fandom on whether source accurate decos on Trasnformers matter to anyone other than "hard core" collectors. I have seen opinions range from the average kid or parent doesn't care, to the average kid or parent isn't intelligent enough to know the difference, both of which I find shallow and lazy. So lacking empirical evidence on the subject because I don't feel comfortable walking up to random people in a toy aisle asking how they feel about it, I just shrugged it off and went along with my collecting, and doing my bit of little customizing to fix the sometimes heinous inaccuracies of these decos. Until a few days ago.. My Mother, who knows a little bit about the franchise, but isn't a big time "collector" caught AOE with me in the theater and I picked up a voyager Hound that night on the way home because I liked the character and she took one look at him, still in the box and said "Isn't it the wrong color? Isn't he supposed to be more rusty and brownish?" I said "Yeap, that he was. but Hasbro doesn't put correct colors on things anymore with out it being the second or third release of the mold and usually overcharging for it." She said, in short "Well that's just wrong!" Why yes it is! So I pose these questions to anyone willing to give it a civil discussion.. 1. Have you had any experience with a friend or a family member or just overhead someone in a market who recognized that something was wrong with a Deco on a figure. 2. Do you feel the average consumer and or child is not intelligent enough to recognize when they look wrong. 3. Do you feel if Hasbro did a better of job of keeping things source accurate*, not necessarily to a premium deco level, keeping them as they appear in the show, that sales would be higher or lower in general? For example, sticking out most glaringly in the most recent few lines. AOE leader Prime's windows and sword inexplicably being piss yellow for absolutely NO logical or defensible reason. Beast Hunters Voyager Prime's green windows and weapons, which with a stretch could be passed off as SynthEn, but a Damn far stretch. 4. Have you passed on buying Transformers product because of source inaccuracies in the last 12 months?