Hasbro have shown two things with Human Alliance: 1) They intend to repaint at least some of the molds... since Sideswipe is arguably the weakest mold in the line, it might be possible that they're holding the better, or at least more desirable molds back for repaints later. BB will almost definitely get a retool next summer. 2) Their choices for what's released in HA are not necessarily dictated by screen accurate colors, or picking a character currently on show at cinemas. Put these two things together... and i think it suggests the possibility that Hasbro will reuse the HA Mudflap mold between now and next summer. It appears that Skids and Mudflap will get new alt modes next summer, with that in mind Hasbro have a fairly definite time frame in which they can get extra revenue out of the mold. There are probably a few people in Hasbro who are WELL aware of the fact that HA Mudflap had a limited release in some parts of the world, and want to do something about it. Not necessarily just to get extra cash from the mold, but perhaps also to give people a shot at something they'd miss otherwise. ...and if you're watching Hasbro, how about something not TOO radically different... ..maybe a desert themed HA Mudflap with an overall same color scheme, but a few detailing differences?