NOTE: All information and feedback presented regarding Classics Mirage comes from an early release Test Shot variant. Some comments made regarding certain aspects, or components, are likely to change for the final retail version. Images and photos will follow and ideally will be posted soon by myself. VEHICLE MODE: Like his G1 counterpart, Mirage is an F1 styled car. He is a closed canopy racer this time and like most F1 race cars has some sponsor logos on him. He no longer has the CITANES sponorship, but on his front spoiler there is Lithonian Drivetrain, a small Plasma Injection Energy logo on either side near the canopy section, F.P. Racing on the rear quaters and a very prominent Witwicky Sparplugs on his rear spoiler. ROBOT MODE: Transformation to robot mode is very straight forward. Here are the steps I followed, as mine did not come with instructions, to transform to robot mode: 1. Remove the front spoiler gun and set it aside 2. Gently holding the rear spoiler, pull straight backwards. Bring lower portion of legs back up. 3. Flip the rear spoiler halves to form feet and stand the figure vertical. 4. From the position turn around to look at the back or underside of Mirage. Rotate his arms out by 90 degrees. 5. Rotate the upper body by 180 degrees. 6. Flip the arms up, and rotate the piece down that sits under the canopy. 7. Flip out the hands, and flip up the small blue intake on the rear (on top of the canopy in vehicle mode). 8. Pull back on the upper body portion to allow proper alignment. 9. Pull down on the front of vehicle portion to bring down the front and head of Mirage. 10. Put gun in hand, and have FUN! In robot mode, Mirage stands taller then Bumblebee (appropriately so) yet a bit shorter then Optimus Prime. He is the tallest that I have (not including Grimlock, who I don't have) amongst the Deluxe Class of Autobot Deluxe figures. His large "feet" allow Mirage to hold many cool poses and make him very stable to stand on. Some have been concerned with Mirage's waist, but it has not come apart in my test shot version. It is a very tight joint and looks like it will only break if force is applied. It does allow him to have waist articulation. Mirage's weapon is a bit of a letdown as he only has a "crossbow" style weapon from his front spoiler. The original G1 figure had a gun, and a shoulder launcher. Above and behind Classic Mirage's shoulders are his wheels with no real additional hardpoints available for a shoulder launcher. Also, his "grip" has a smaller diameter hole then anyone else and as a result can hold only his gun or smaller weapons. SUMMARY: Overall there are very few complaints that I have with Mirage. He is a very solid figure with a lot of articulation. His head, although he has a ball and socket joint, cannot look up. He does have a light piping feature and his eyes light up when help up against a light source. His gun is pretty weak and doesn't do much for the figure. But, unlike his other "spy" associate Bumblebee, at least he has one! Mirage has quite a bit of articulation and with his large feet he can be put in many cool stances and HOLD them without tipping over.