skipped to the end of this topic, and if I'm not repeating someone, I'll be sad:
Visionaries. Use the revamped 35th/30th anniversary GI Joes style of construction, and add in some translucent plastic for each character's animal. Done. Dusted.
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.