I just got this figure in the mail the other day. Here's my two cents: If you have either Sideswipe or Dead End, you know the basics of this figure. I'm not going into detail on the articulation, its the same as the two previous releases. I only have Sideswipe so if these defects are on Dead end, I don't know. The chest area doesn't hold together as well on Sunstreaker as it does on Sideswipe. Also, in car mode, I can't make the doors attatch perfectly to either the front or back of the car. I can't get the hood to fit exactly either. I don't know if this is the same for all or just mine, but I'll be keeping him in robot mode for sure. The paint aps are good, the yellow and the black actually look intimidating to me, just like Sunny should. I think that the paint shades on the metal and plastic blend better than they do on yello BT Tracks. In terms of homage to G1, I think that Sunstreaker works better than Sideswipe in terms of transformation scheme and robot mode. Other than the defects I mentioned, I really prefer Sunstreaker to Sideswipe. I don't have much to say about Junko honestly, I could have done without her. I feel that the figure is very flimsy and falls apart too easily, especially trying to get her to sit in the drivers seat. The space is really a tight fit too.