Whatever, he looks different because this is twent years later and Marvel has mostly improved in their art style compared to the olden days. Yes, i did just diss the watercolro paints of G1. Deal with it. No, I'm not a better artist, just a consumer who wasn't fond pf the flat art compared to today's stuff like IDW does or DW did.
That being said, I do prefer the more conical shape od his head. This new body gets the torso right, but the new head is awfully Ghost Rider-ish. They gave hima lower jaw, and. Tirned his vent mouth into a mouth with slotted fork over it. It is a cool design though, and its a lot mcore bounty hunterish than his old design, which seemed awfully firendly looking. Some thought might have been given to the feet, but they'll pass for a giant alien robot who doesn't turn into a truck monkey.
He's really more a prop than a character, isn't he? Doesn't have family, friends or romantic relationships... what does he need money for, anyway? Kinda odd.
Well, i think you ruled out the three most expensive things known to man...
for starters, that 55gallon drum of weaponsgrade nucleon he's holding ain't cheap. He may be sentient mechanical life, but this is still a materialistic universe. Ships break, ships need fuel, he needs fuel, place to recharge, the voltage to recharge, (check your monthly electrical bill, now imagine your a forty foot robot sho turns into a semi and plugs into the wall every night)