it's funny because in your review, you talk about how ugly Spartan's tank mode is, but then I get to the picture and it's as awesome as I remember. The Hasbro alt mode is essentially the budget version of Impactor's IDW alt mode. It looks great, to be sure, but the design influence is clear when you see them side by side. To each his own, of course, but Spartan remains one of my favorite toys, third party or otherwise. If you find his transformation lacking, I'd stay far away from Calidus. haha.