Before I get started, I have done reviews comparing the figures I have to G1 accuracy ect. But now I have stopped drinking that Kool aid if you will. Also I have taken shots of third party figures next to my MP figures as well. Just setting the tone that I am not a hypocrite. What made come to this stunning query I asked myself when I had a discussion with a fellow collector a few hours ago. We' were talking about tfc's uranos and my secret desire to have custom repainted as actual military plane colors. In my opinion he would've looked way better than he already looks. Then my buddy says this that really blew me away. Who gives a shit about show accurate colors? I mean there's too many fanboys whining about show accurate colors and scaling everything with Master piece, talk about being a tight ass. Not in those words exactly, but it was 'pretty heated' what he told me. Let's just we had a very constructive conversation afterwards. What I am sharing with you and asking you does it really matter G1 accuracy, Mp scaling comparisons and all the rot. Personally: Mp-scaling, G1 accuracy Personally it depends on the character. If the G1 cartoon dictates the character is suppose to towering and thick. Then figure should reflect that. After we're all adult collectors and transformers are a fond memory of a collectors childhood. That's how far it goes with me. I am not real stickler for show accurate perfection. Specifically some figures and combiners do not need the burdensome guideline to follow. Which brings to the following combiners: On the pictures attached to this post are actual pictures I have researched. The purpose of proving my point such as every third party transformer does not have to be show accurate and IDW accurate. As far as Master piece comparison, to me it may apply to how big the character was. Off subject, prime example MMC homage to six shot. He was huge, agile and has a vibe malicious intent! MMC captured all of that and then some. Back to what I was I talking about, I strongly believe the accuracy everyone is hard up on would not apply for these combiners, if they were identical to actual vehicles of today. Warbotron: Airburst in particular if was engineered after the Dassult Mirage five. He would actually fit in with the rest of the team. Warning, this just my opinion to provoke thought not trolling. Also if Warbotrons homage to the combaticons painted like the vehicles in the photo, I shit ya not I still would've bought them. Hell I probably would love Warbotron more than I love the guy now lol. TFC: Uranos Blackbird was made after Tupolev TU-160, Perhaps Black Bird would've been way better than he already is. From perspective betwixt judgement on the first time I had him in hand, Blackbird would've been more eye catching? Or his transformation could've been clever? Colors: Actual military colors for the jets. I've said this to some friends, TFC stuck with military colors, people would still see TFC paid homage to Superion. Stunticons: Who ever is going to do the Stunticons, Warbotron or whoever please oh please go by this picture of Motormaster. Stay away from the G1 accuracy. Look at the vehicles, eye catching, flashy and just imagine them in bot mode. Conclusion/ Discussion: Just want to provoke some thought on the boards. Judging myself first! I would love to see third party companies step out of the box and go into a realistic direction on some combiners or figures. This is where they can really show off skill and talent. As a collector, and being honest with you all. I am not stickler at all. I just want to own figures that are striking!