I will buy any Transformer named Nightbeat, that much is clear.
I was happy to buy the actual new G1 Nightbeat, despite the lack of ears, but I also picked up that bird/MP3 player Night Beat 7 from the past movie line. And I picked up this Nightbeat, from the Revenge of the Fallen line.
Unlike the random bird Nightbeat, this guy has a bio to match his name. He's a detective, and one who obsesses about solving mysteries. And there's yellow flame deco on his doors! Sounds like a Nightbeat to me!
Though being a redeco of Dead End means that he's sculpted to look like a crazy vampire. His mouth opens into a jagged sea of teeth. His clawed hands beg to be posed melodramatically, like a creature of the night. His bio says "detective" but his appearance says "i wanna eat your brains."
He's not a bad Scout ($8 pricepoint). When I first transformed him, trying to open up his trunk gave me such a pinch. Ow! So I do have a sorta Pavlovian aversion to transforming him, even though I've managed to avoid injury since.