The last time I regularly imported mainline Takara figures was Car Robots, because I thought (like many of us) the whole toyline was never going to have a U.S. release. I regret what I see as wasting money on Gigatron, Fire Convoy, God Magnus, Black Convoy and others. But knowing what we know now, I'm *really* glad I got Brave Maximus, since he was never released in the U.S. and by the time Hasbro declared definitively that he would not be released, it was too late to buy Brave Max at retail from most stores I knew of at the time. I do and will continue to import any and all G1 reissues and a few e-hobby repaints that I like, such as Anime Astrotrain and Twincast. I don't feel that either Takara or Hasbro is better at Transformers. I will buy the Transformers I like, and price breaks any tie of equal-quality toys. If I lived in Japan, there would be guys I'd import from Hasbro, like Hardtop and Wreckloose. And if Hasbro doesn't release voyager-sized Starscream in show-accurate colors by the end of Cybertron, I'll import the GF. (I have a hunch, we'll see.) But that's an exception to my price-consious philosophy that allows me to collect as many TFs as I have so far.