The 3rd party Mech Ideas Apex and Geminus (Demolition Crue) figures are a fantastic homage to the G1 Jumpstarters Topspin and Twintwist. MI made the G1 pair as well as one set of exclusive repaints representing one of their South American variants but there was quite a few more color schemes they could have made. Of course the most recognizable is in their G1 colors, even though they were never on the cartoon, they did make appearances in the old comics as well as the modern IDW series as members of the elite Wreckers team. I swapped in chrome parts from MI's Robot Manuel X/Prototype X and Robot Basil Z/Project Z exclusives to better resemble the G1 toys. Also added some reprolabels. These two represent their Diaclone "Baku-ten" (Blast flip) color schemes. I got the originals at Botcon 2016 and knew I had to repaint the Mech Idea figures into these colors. These are their alternate Diaclone color schemes as seen in this nostalgic pre-TF commercial. The Jumpstarters were sold in different colors in South America. Salt Man X from the Topspin mold was available in red/white as well as green/white colors. Salt Man Z from the Twin Twist mold had three possible color schemes, blue/yellow (Argentina), black/yellow (Brazil) as well as blue/orange. I'm still working on the third color variant! Robot-Man X from the Topspin mold was available in red/yellow or green/white color schemes. Robot Man Z was only available in black and white. They were sold in Generation 2 styled packaging by a company called Antex exclusively for the Argentinian market. I didn't do too much customizing on these two, as Mech Ideas had made this pair as a Auto Assembly 2013 convention exclusive - I just added some Reprolabel G2 Decepticon faction symbols and some paint/stickers for their eyes. Hope you enjoyed this brief history of the Jumpstarter molds using Mech Ideas Demolition Crue!