Fantastic, Pegger! He does look great. That's when the fun starts, right there. I can see the emotion on his face... when they start interacting and paying back the love, that's magic. Enjoy!
Aside, I think I might have an idea why they opted for plastic on the Hasbro Smokescreen - every review I read about the Takara one has people mad about chipping the paint on the metal car during even the most careful transormation. Apparently the damned thing is like a rubik's cube.