This would display in my Optimus/Megs shelf so rarely if ever see Alt mode. Bot mode is a priority. Also, the shelf is pretty tightly packed so no room for guns or swords so those extra's are kind of irrelevant. Though both are talking about display bases and exara weapons etc so I imagine bot will have plenty of added bits. It will come down to which looks better in bot mode - and that judgement really can't be made till we get more pics of each, and maybe even a comparison review from Ben or someone similar. Thats a pretty low res photo, from one angle. He uses a stand - is that required or just there because its a loose test shot? Does he have a massive backpack? Who accurate is the alt mode? Will the finish be glossy and clean or weathered? What's the cost? When's the release? Much too early for me to be making judgement calls on either at the moment.