Mirage looks great! Even though the end results are only subtly different, I'm impressed with how much of him is new parts. His vehicle mode looks much sleeker with the new arm engine. But the real winner is solid plastic for his legs! He alone made me need to preorder. Grimlock is... okay. The new head looks incredible and I really like the raptor mode using a more "accurate" color scheme. However, his robot mode looks rough. The sharp line from brown to white on his doesn't work well work me and his legs don't seem to match at all. But I'll have to reserve my final judgement until I have in hand to see if it works better in person. And while I'm disappointed about no spots, I don't find that to be a big deal. If I really want them, black dots are easy enough to paint myself! Overall, I like this set and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the BW Recolors with Earthmode Bots.