Or indeed, the Topspin mould. Christ, that one was an unexpected joy. I haven't taken them two out for a fiddle in ages. Might need to find some excuse to work them into the season 4 photos. Respectfully, but firmly, I have to disagree. Jets ought to be bigger than cars, so he works just fine being a good way larger than his mates. Chromedome and Hardhead are, for me, absolute perfect renditions of their designs in line with modern tropes, and would look weird being any bigger. But conversely a jet has to work hard to look right at that size. Triggerhappy and Misfire are great, being designed for that size class from the beginning (and also by virtue of being one of the greatest deluxe moulds ever) but TR Brainstorm just looks like a weird car with wings. The shape is off, the proportions are off, and it's more a case of a good mould (Blurr) being stretched too far. I didn't like that mould on Nautica either (#justice4nautica). I think the T30 mould beats the TR mould in every single way... apart from the headmaster. I mean I've been trying with these photos, but man, the arms on Arcana are terrible. It was a good idea to have the sides of the head separate into his arms, but in practice the painted-on-the-inside effect is just shite. If T30 Brainstorm was a shade smaller, like just 10%, he'd look fine with a titan master as a head. This is why I ought to run a dodgy knockoff company out of a shady Hong Kong back alley in an industrial estate. I'd put a stop to them releasing Optimus Primes in Captain America colours, and do the lord's work - a slightly smaller version of T30 Brainstorm to be compatible with titan masters. I'd be rich! Rich I tells ye! Hear hear. I've complained about the fan votes plenty of times before but it bears repeating - in their intended form they were shit, as it was an exercise in selecting one toy to be made and the others to never be made, and then they just went ahead and started releasing toys of the losers anyway so voting is made all the more pointless. I doubt there were any definite designs for those at that stage. Arcee, Hound and Magnus seemed to be more fillers than serious contenders. I think in Hasbro's mind it was going to come down to Thunderwing, Megatron or Star Saber, and they were a little peeved when Optimus Primal stormed through. Not that they should have been - it's pretty obvious in retrospect how the G1 vote was split and the BW vote was decidedly not split. (and I'm speaking as someone who loves PotP Primal, even though he's kind of shit) Oh, and I missed the Lego discussion, partly because I've been busily building a Mega Construx viking ship over the last few days. It's not near finished, and is really slow going due to the use of tons of small parts to make the hull, hard-to-read instructions and just a general difference in quality compared to actual Lego products. It really highlights just how much TLG have nailed the 'building experience' part of their brand. They must do tons of revisions, playtests and further revisions just to ensure that at all times building a model remains fun and exciting. Mega Bloks? Not so much. They tell you to put pieces on pieces and couldn't give less of a shit if you're having a nice time. Still, here's a picture of some vikings failing to make robot friends.