Gears was one of those characters that never really registered on my radars...I was rather indifferent to the character. Just another minibot with a tacky color scheme and well, a so-so personality. Then I read his profile from the MTMTE series from Dreamwave and I immedeately warmed up to the character. He reminded me of this hilarious charcater from SNL, Debbie Downer...someone who always finds the "bad" in everything and is constantly playing devil's advocate...anyway, I thought it was hilarious and made making this guy more fun.
Also, looking back, my original model of Gears sported probably the MOST HORRENDOUS face/head I had ever made! I remember spending so much time on that....I can't believe I actually thought it looked good. Oh well...I hope I've fixed that problem with my new model.