G2 Sideswipe was a toy I cherished as a kid. As I born in 1984 I kinda missed out on getting any G1's unless they were borrowed from my brother. I did get a few, but most were "you can play with them when I'm not and under close supervision".
So when I got my G2 Sideswipe I was enamoured by it.
I never read the G2 comics so wasn't too excited by the whole Yanigarrrrhhface so decided that when I get the MP toy I would modify it to represent the toy from my childhood as if it had grown with me.
And due to the faceswap Tigertrack is now MUCH more fierce.
Holding the G2 SS now feels like holding the toy from my youth. Quite a funny feeling, really.