Well, I just got mine in the mail, and let me tell you that its a pile of crap. Yes, plain and simple its a pile of shoddy crap. There's paint scrapes right out of the package. If they're not enough to get your spirits down, DON'T WORRY... you'll scrape plenty more paint off as you try to transform him into robot mode. Mine came with a particularly annoying piece that was misassembled, throwing off a big chunk of the jet mode. (The right shoulder/missile pod doesn't fit entirely where its supposed to be, so the side of the jet isn't aligned properly) Let's not forget the almost ZERO die-cast metal, and the globby paint apps (Some of his missiles AREN'T even painted inside the pod) Honestly, I could live with the design, and the color, if it were just for some better quality control. Hopefully I'll get some pics up later. So yeah, maybe if this toy was 30 bucks cheaper I wouldn't feel so ripped off. As it stands, this seems to be a sign of the fnancial woes of Takara-Tomy.