I remember years ago Hasbro said at one BotCon that they wanted to better plan out repaints/remolds in the future, but Combiner Wars has turned out to be such a mess in this regard. ( We still end up with a mess of LioKaiser, Blast Off getting a NA release very late, Computron being very different all over, and the seacons being high priced exclusives with Snaptrap being a bit of a messy remold. We have strange things like a vague shot at Autobot version of Stunticons, Starscream as a torso and no complete set of seeker limbs despite getting remolds for both regular and conehead seekers with ghost Starscream and Armada Thrust, a Cyclonus/Galvatron torso, and that strange pre-Computron Scattorshot. ) For Combiner Wars they could have... altered some of the figures to be better homages for things like RID flipchangers & spychangers/gobots while simultaneously making better autobot versions of the stunticons. If only those car hoods could form robot chests. They could have better set up a proper 6 man LioKaiser, and then re-used that engineering of 2 smaller figures for the torso for micromaster gestalts. SO MANY micromaster gestalts! If Takara Lightspeed had been more accurate to the original with his feet coming from the other end of the vehicle, they could have also made Wheeljack the same way. That really baffled me. I mean I guess they're both alright, but with the little time I played around with Takara Lightspeed, I didn't see any reason why the alt mode couldn't have been turned around. With the Seacons keeping the line alive, I'm still expecting Takara to one day do a proper LioKaiser. So why haven't they planned better? Maybe the cost of planning these out in advance means that when a line fails, all those plans get thrown out. Though what's the lost cost of that? Paying for remolded heads to be part of the sprues? and the fans are only willing to pay premium exclusive prices for some characters and for so many figures at a time, so not all of those repaint/remold options can be offloaded into exclusives. Though I haven't counted to compare how that's changed, it sure FEELS like there's more exclusives now than there used to be!