This is my first review ever so...bear with me! Found Crowbar along with its wavemates in a TRU. They were BOGO 1/2 off, but I only wanted Crowbar, so I took both. Sorry, fellow Austin Crowbar fans! Left a couple Leadfoots though (Leadfeet?) SO...in the package, he looks like this: However, his legs are folded in, and expand to twice that length. The effect reminds one a bit of one of the Deluxe Lockdowns, though the effect is not that extreme. He's tall for a Legion, but not enormously so. Proportions are very pleasing. He has ball-joint shoulders and hips, and hinge knees and feet (the latter due to transformation). Uncharacteristically, he also has a 360 degree waist swivel (used in transformation, see below). So...Legend/Legion level articulation, if not a little better. His headsculpt is fantastic. Definitely a Dread, right down to sculpted and painted dreadlocks. Four red eyes, and his mouth is sculpted in a howl. The details on the chest and arms are very pleasing and movie-like. His transformation is simple, but as far as I know unique. His arms, unlike Barricade, form not the sides of the car, but the top of the car. The side is formed from the chest and the legs. Another quirk: his chest is from the front of the car, as usual, but upside-down. Notice how his wheels stick up. The waist turns 360 degrees as a result so that the wheels line up in car mode! One step is tricky. The arms must be pegged into the legs for car mode. It's very tight, and will require some pressure. Then when you go back to robot mode, you MUST perform this step first, and it will require a fair bit of force and wriggling. That's me working to separate the leg from the arm. Note that the arms have already detached from each other. If you pull on that instead of detaching the legs from the arms first, the hip joints will pop right off. Fortunately they are ball joints. It will look like this when you do it right: He's the spiritual successor to Barricade, so let's compare: Keep in mind, Barricade is a damn good Legend by any standard, good enough to be re-used as a main-line Legion this year. But Crowbar beats the pants off him. Legs are much better and more posable, there's much more sculpted detail, the arms look more natural and less like blocks of car. Sadly, Crowbar also beats the bloody pants off of Crankcase: Bigger, meaner, even more detailed, and better dreads! Like all Legions, he can hold accessories: He can only hold stuff in his left hand...how sinister. Sadly, the scale is a bit off when you pose him with the GOOD Crankcase. Back to vehicle mode. He's a very cool looking, if generic, police car. Slightly smaller than the Movie 1 and RotF Legends, and wider and shorter than Crankcase. The paint apps for his front and mirror lights are very well-chosen and make him stand out. In fact the paint apps are very nice overall, and while it's a shame they couldn't do something with the flat black windows, it is fine all around. In summary, if you're going to troop-build one Dread, make it this guy! I just hope we see a police car Dread in the movie at some point. In the novel, Crowbar is a Suburban like Crankcase, so it's hard to say whether they are even going to be different character models. But if this is at all based on a model from the film, I want to see it! Love the idea of Dreads being like the G1 Clones, with minor differences in their robot modes, but different vehicle modes based on what they scanned.