CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CURRENT STATUS UPDATE So, it's pretty safe to say that a lot of fans have their own preferences as to what they want out of a figure. Be it Hasbro's toy accuracy or Takara Tomy's cartoon accuracy, what I'm looking for is just whichever versions of each figure bring out their own details the most. Considering how radical the differences are between the toy and show depictions of Bruticus and the Combaticons, I thought these would make for a great study. Looking at each figure in the Unite Warriors UW-07 set and their combined form, I set up a to-do list for bringing out the best of each figure: Bruticus (or all figures) Use Toyhax Reprolabels or other decals to bring back any G1 toy sticker details that have not been molded Onslaught: Buy the Combiner Wars version and spruce up its details to Unite Warriors quality Spray paint all Bruticus parts silver Paint all hubcaps silver Bring back any black details from the G1 toy with either black or gunmetal paint Purchase TCW-01 US version to bring back the G1 toy's leg transformation Blast Off Buy the Prime Wars version, compare PW Blast Off on CW Onslaught with UW Blast Off and Onslaught Brawl Leave as is, maybe buy Reprolabels or Combiner Wars version's head Swindle Buy the Combiner Wars version and apply its head, front torso, thighs, and toes to the Unite Warriors version If the Combiner Wars version is used instead, paint codpiece purple and hubcaps silver Vortex If affordable, buy the Combiner Wars version and paint its thighs and combiner peg to their proper colors, and find a way to install a four-blade rotor Now, on to DAY 1. I've already got a PW Blast Off and a CW Onslaught in my possession along with the UW set, meaning I have plenty of opportunities to customize and compare each one. First thing's first was, as mentioned, adding enough details to the CW mold to make it look on par with Takara's high-end releases (Onslaught, Hot Spot, Dolrailer, Megaempress, etc.). While the most obvious necessary change is to paint the hubcaps, the silver paint I plan to use hasn't arrived yet, so I thought I'd kill time with the next best thing: As you might notice by comparing CW Onslaught directly with the G1 toy, some of the black pieces such as the head and thighs are painted gunmetal while others aren't painted at all. Luckily, it seems that Mr. Hobby Mecha Grey (in other words, the gunmetal color used in Gundam Markers,) bear an uncanny resemblance to Hasbro's choice in paint. As such, I applied this paint to Onslaught's hands, the pistons on his forearms (as per UW tradition), and as another coat on the head for the hell of it. Considering I hand-painted the stuff rather than applying it directly with the marker, the luster on these applications is astounding to see in person, and yet still identical to Hasbro's! The changes are subtle so far, but I'm already quite proud of the results. Next step is to have the "silver" parts repainted into proper silver, both by painting the hubcaps with a paint pen and by spray-painting the larger pieces. I'll provide pictures once that step finally comes underway. Till then, I've already got Bruticus' head soaking in rubbing alcohol to get that gunmetal paint off. That piece aside, I'll provide a comparison of these two couples in combined mode and set up a poll above. Any and all suggestions will be much appreciated. Stay tuned!