For starters, I really like this mold, but it does have it's problems. Primarily, the jet is too "thick" in the vertical direction. Almost all Starscreams have an undercarriage that's a mess...so I can't fault that here. But I will fault the sudden increase in vertical thickness going from the nose to the intakes. You hit the robot's shoulder area and, Bam! A 90 degree turn and a big block of plastic hanging down. Not a problem unless you look at the jet from the side. The other major problem with the mold is the null-rays. They're just too big. Waaaaaaaaay too big. I know, child safety laws and all...so it's not even worth disscussing. But it detracts note-the-less. My minor nit-pick of the mold is that there's no "pointy" part of the wing where it melds into the front of the jet body hanging down at the bottom in 'bot mode. All-in-all, for a $10-$12 toy the mold is overall very satisfactory. I don't want this to sound too negative, because it really is a good design. However, the biggest problem with the toy is the deco. It's just a mess. The 'bot mode is confused with too much red from the wing peaking through, gold knees, red stripes on the shoulders, blue around the edge of the cockpit, red in front of the head...it's just not well thought-out. Really kind of an eyesore. Needs more unbroken patches of solid color. Speaking of the colors, the blues are way too saturated and the red leans too far towards orange. It's just off. The jet deco doesn't fair much better. Again, I understand that $10 toys live and die on young kids, and kids won't go for just a plain gray jet. I can't really put any blame on Hasbro because they probably did the right thing as far as selling as many as possible go. I know I was a bit harsh in this review, but let me stress that this really is a wonderful toy. In the end it's an articulated G1 Starscream with a recognizable jet. It succeedes where it counts.