Eh, what toys are you talking about, because I don't know of any main line Takara figures to use any chrome on them other than Convoy and his variants (for the grill and bumper) since the original Henkei Henkei figures. My praise of Takara's figures has almost always been due to the use of metallic
paint (BIG difference between metallic and chrome) and the sheer number of paint apps (like painting in headlights/tail lights and other details that are molded in but conspicuously unpainted in the Hasbro variants from time to time).
Regarding Jetfire, I'm with the others here. I'm going for the Takara version. I preordered it when I saw it come up on BBTS earlier today and I cancelled my preorder for the Hasbro version. Had Hasbro covered all the red bits with red chrome it may have been worth it, but mixing chrome with a different type of paint for details that are supposed to match doesn't look too good in my opinion (I wasn't a big fan of some of the Henkei Henkei figures with their one-off chrome bits either for the very same reason as it just looked out of place).