Ok so...I was never really a fan of the toy design to begin with although it has grown on me. I never understood all the goldish color, when clearly it needs some red thrown in. At least the added chrome adds another "color" to him. The original had a chrome chest as well, albeit a different color. If I get him be will not be displayed in Dino mode so the odd placement of chrome doesn't bother me translated into that form. Having said all that, I feel that if Hasbro stuck with the original colors, and this were the Takara version, a lot of people would change their tune. Of course there would be a few different paint apps, before ppl jump all over me about this observation. I don't think it makes a difference if his chest and shoulders are chrome. I'll end up with one anyhow.