Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:35 PM
To jump back a bit to the subject of Windcharger... Now that I have my United one in hand and can compare it to the RtS version I want to throw in my two cents. Sorry if I get into this... I'm sometimes something of a color theory freak.
Ok, so first off the red parts are clearly different. There's no debate on that is there?
They're a slightly different hue (with the United version being more of an apple red) and a difference in the plastic's composition. The RtS version had that semi-translucent swirly quality to it, with rivers of metallic mixed in it; whereas the United version is more opaque and has distinct, tiny sparkles embedded in it.
If both are held up towards a light (but not directly at it) the RtS version glows a bit more. (AND LOOKS VERY PRETTY TOO)
Now as for the grays... the light and dark gray plastics are VERY similar on both versions. However the colors on the United version are a little "cooler", color temperature-wise, than the RtS version. Maybe something like 10% cooler? Not a huge amount but literally side by side it's visible.
And the same thing with the paint too.
Although it's impossible for us to say for sure whether it can simply chalked up to a batch variation or if it was a legitimate design choice, but the fact that all three grays (dark, light, paint) have migrated to a cooler gray and by what appears to be the same amount would seem to me to suggest a choice by the United design team. (perhaps if only one had changed, or the changes appeared to be more random... or not all in the same "direction"...)
But whatever the case it's a nice looking figure and I'm glad I got it to replace my messed up RtS version (I minorly F'd up his head mistransforming him! DOH.)
And I paid less for the United version than I did the RtS one too! Ha ha... ::cries:: ( ; ~ ; )
Oh... and the only difference in color on Warpath is the red plastics, and the head being cast red. <- two more of my cents