I'll be getting 2 of this set for sure, but I'm disappointed by one major flaw: the head looks too much like the original toy. Considering the point of most 3rd party upgrades is to produce something more media-accurate than Has/Tak, I really hoped the face would be accurate to Hardhead's show model head that I was so used to from the G1 comics, and which persisted through his spotlight in IDW. That head has a distinct mouth, connected visor, and a domed forehead with 2 crests. This looks like a hybrid of the toy and model designs, but still leaning too far towards the former
I guess this will satisfy Hardhead fans who lost the official head, but it's not like those are impossible to find. Sure they're expensive, but they're still a tad more attainable than a head that never even existed outside of drawings. Way to go HeadRobots.
Yes, I'm still going to end up buying multiples of everything you put out, because you're more likely to someday produce US/UK comic-accurate heads for Nightbeat and Siren than any other company (whoever did the models swapped them, but you can't just repaint them because the helmet guns aren't interchangeable between their vehicle hoods). You clearly did your homework on all those awesome animal heads Takara drew up back in the day, so I'm sure we can expect better from you in the future. And we're all impressed by a Duros that can kick Lego-ass. But someone had to raise this issue.