Basically, most MP figures either homage the original toy or the cartoon appearance, but let’s face it, not all the original toys were the most interesting aesthetically (Skids) or not very well anatomically proportioned (Seaspray/Cosmos/Powerglide). It’s probably why those, and certain other figures have been left until last to be tackled by anyone, as they issue more of a challenge in generating interest. Completists will most certainly get them, but if the companies want to grab other collectors attention (and that’s difficult with something that was fairly dull to begin with) they need to produce a figure that is reminiscent of the character, but brings something new to the table. Some companies have gone down the routes of updating the looks of certain characters, whether that be IDW or WFC inspired or an updated design all of their own, and these are very much subjective to each collector. For example, I was never a fan of the original Seacons, but I’m loving TFC’s updated versions. My collection tends to be mostly G1, with the rest either IDW or homage updates. A big part of some of my choices has been that IDW have taken a fair few characters and breathed new life into them with updated looks and personalities, the best examples being Skids, Swerve and Tailgate, and although technically they’re not G1 accurate, they feel like better representations of the character than G1 ever did. So, are you a G1 pureist or is your collection a mish-mash of styles?