Cybertron brings to us a change in the winds of transformers, the return of physical upgrades, rather than a simple repaint (yeah i know megs to galvy and all that, but its a start). SO how does the first released remold fare? Thats what im here to tell you. In terms of size, Red Alert is a head shorter than scourge, and about the same height as jetfire. He is a fair bit narrower, but thanks to the gigantic missile, he is quite a bit longer. In vehicle mode he is shorter than both scourge and jetfire, as well as narrower. He is taller than jetfire, but shorter than scourge. Dimentions of the guy are good and all, but how is the toy. Well, in short, hes friggin awesome. He has a real presence, thanks to the bulk on the figure. The articulation is amazing below the waist, with a turning waist, and universal joints in the hips, and the knees. The feet are a little weird but keep him up well enough, but there is no ankle articulation which may limit the poses possible (havent run into any standard ones yet that dont work). The arms are the only real problem,as they have no outward movement, and the massive shoulders limit the posses possible with the cannon mount on the left arm. The key gimmicks on this bot are as follows, flip out cannon on left or right arm (cannon can be placed on either left or right arm). Simple stuff, key goes in, cannon goes out. Liek his smaller counterpart, there are accesories that can go on the arm, one being a big friggin hammer, with a sprung head, that is a pain to get out of its holster in the left leg, and a three tined claw, both halves articulated, which is the better of the two attachments in my opinion. The other key gimmick, the main one is the gigantic missile i had mentioned earlier. the missile is removable, if you dont like the look of it, but the launch rack remains, and it is a bit of an eyesore. When activated, the missile splits into a split boom cannon, complete with weak firing missile in the center. I cannot state how much i love the look of this thing. When open, it looks like this guy could take biiig chunks out of unicron's hide with this gun, and even give megatron pause. In short, Cybertron Defense Red Alert is a worthy purchase, a wonderful upgrade to a cool toy, and hopefully a sign of things to come in the transformers world. Now if only someone could figure out how to kitbash some better shoulders onto this guy.