- Motto: ""Death is the only way out.""
- Weapon: Sword of Fury
Those are colour swirled plastic, not spray. The dead giveaway is inside BB's roof, if it were sprayed they wouldn't have bothered doing the interior.
Mega Bloks has been doing similar things with their Halo sets for quite a while ("Camouflauge" plastic I believe they called it) and personally I hate it. It makes everything so inconsistent and slapped together looking, especially when you're only applying it to a few parts on the overall figure (BB's Roof, Soundwave's arms and feet, Wheeljack's hood). Granted these things look inconsistently slapped together anyway, with new X-TREME bits on pre-existing molds.
Whether or not this dye-swirled plastic will be a precursor to GPS is anyone's guess, but even metallic flake plastics these days seem to be handled differently enough to make them last... So for anyone looking to get these I'd hazard a guess they'll be safe in the years to come. For me, however, these are a definite pass, and I'm gonna be extra sad if this is how they begin appearing in the show.
Samsonator: Nine years and going strong!