TFSource is now also offering a $20 savings if one orders both the Crossfire set and the Asia Exclusive Bruticus together. I know $20 ain't much, but hey, between that and the free shipping I'll take what savings I can get.
yeah, that pushed me over the edge on these. it cuts down the shipping cost by about half. so now I'm getting the whole thing for about the current price of the original 2 FP toys. I think I like the colours on Blast Off better. I like how Swindle has more paint apps and the chest looks much nicer, just a shame that this one looks more orange than yellow, whereas the first one was more green than I'd have liked. When the specific shade of it is all I can find to complain about though, it's a good sign.
for the Asia exclusive Bruticus, I don't see any difference between the Brawl toy compared to the ROTF (or was it DOTM?) set. Vortex and Onslaught are more to my liking though. Since I won't be using the other tank or copter, it would have been cool to get them coloured crazy like the original Energon releases. I have a real soft spot for the Stormcloud deco of the chopper. As is, I guess I'll have them as generics. They can hang out with the white Explorer repaint I got cheap a while back.
assembling a Neo-G1/TF:TM cast. Please PM if you have (or know of) the following at a reasonable price: Classics or Henkei Prowl, Astrotrain, Ramjet, Skywarp, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Blurr, Perceptor, GDO Wheelie and Springer, or 3rd Party Motobot Arcee, FP Springer, iGear Ratchet and Ironhide, City Commander (and/or Ultra Magnus), Starscream (deluxe) Coronation add-on, or Spike and Daniel in their Exo-Suits.