i just picked this guy up at a local specialty store and was pleasantly surprised. i had intended to buy the BT version (which i've been putting off) but picked up the alt version on impulse. despite initially disliking the packaging and flame decals from net pics, ive to say they look much more appealing in person. the packaging looks 'fresh' and the decals look kinda sweet actually. while the scion may not be to everybody's taste, its kinda neat to have a non-car alt, the last being swindle. the bot mode looks sweet too, tho the transformation is a bitch - in particular when hooking up the rear/front portion of the torso. (just to brag i didnt need the instruction to transform skids...except the part where you flip/fold the roof. yay me!) on to the bad. the glitter effect on the screens arent that bad actually. whats bad abt it is the application. on the front windscreen, they have problem finishing the bottom corners and around the wipers. on the sides, the part where the bottom/top tint meets may be less than precise, depending on the sample you pick up. the box, while aesthetically nice, functionally blows. after 2 previous packaging, this time around, the packaging is NOT resealable. i didnt want to spoil the base, so i actually cut the bubble at the 'gable' end (the non-rounded end) so i can put skids back in later. despite the complaints, i'm happy to have a new alt mold, even if its a lame character like skids. at least he gets bath by charlene, lucky git.