A very nice figure. As previously reported, he is in fact a pearly grey, and not almost white as some early shots have suggested. Very tight in both modes, due to many, many ratchet joints in the figure. He pulls very slightly to the right due to his massive cannon, but he's more than sturdy enough to support the cannon. He's a little shorter than the Voyager Starscream fig, which I'd be more upset about if we weren't getting a true Leader class figure. Despite the differences, this is a nice representation of his short-lived Cybertronian mode. Transformation to VTOL mode is fairly simple. Push his arms forward at the shoulders, fold the forearms over his head and tab the cannon into place on his back, fold his legs up to the sides and tab them into the torso, then arrange the little jewel-like bits on his kneecaps to tab together and you're done! The cannon fires the missile a decent distance, about 3 feet from desktop height. Overall, a great looking figure, and fun to boot! Pick it up when you can!!