I have to admit that when I first saw pictures of GDO Laserbeak, I wasn't terribly impressed. I didn't have the original toy from HftD, so I knew nothing about the mold, and I didn't particularly like that his alt mode was an actual bipedal robot. I decided to pass on him and not give it another thought. Well, I was in TRU yesterday, and spied him on the pegs. I took him down and had a good look at him, and while I had the initial geewun "NOT A BIRD!!!" moment, I had to admit that having him in hand made him look much more appealing to me. So I took the chance, bought him, and after playing around with him for a bit - I really do like him. I think he's a pretty good classics update to Laserbeak, and if you want you can approximate a bird mode with the "Battle Mode" I suppose. I mean, if I can accept that Frenzy and Rumble are two mini-tanks, why can't Laserbeak have an updated mode? Any thoughts on this guy from the peanut gallery?