I don't disagree. But really if you're going to paint is won't be too much tougher even if it's colored. The hardest part of painting transformers is getting at all the parts. It's much easier with the model kits (as long as you do the major painting before you assemble). Also, I have to say I'm shocked how much I like the new Prime after they painted him. I really didn't like the grey pre paint version. Still not positive I'll get him, but chances have increased significantly.