Hey folks, I am curious what you all think about alternative materials to out traditional plastic and diecast metal components. Aside from the recent fleshy anthropomorphic reproductive protrusions. I remember the comicon (RIP) where Beast Machine's episode 1 debuted, the aftermath panel followed the typical "you ruined everything directive." One commenter stood out to me more than any other, he voiced his opinion on weither the artists considered transform-ability of the product line into the actual character design of the Maximals. One of the quin-heads responded overwhelming with the reinforcement of this being a primary objective to Transformers character design. However once the toys came out... well that was an entirely different story. Three versions of Primal and three Cheetors, none of which were faithful to the animation. I always think of ways these characters could fulfill the toy likeness requirement, even though I memory-blocked most of the series. What if the toys incorporated silicon panels that stretched and snapped into required position? Or if they had compressible components which could be inserted into another for mass-shifting? Would they even still be Transformer toys?