Today I got a big box from www.jrstoyworld.com, with none other than the big guy himself; in fact, it came just as I was about to go online to see if he had been shipped yet. As usual, I don't have pics, but Remy's got a ton of them. Bottom line for the lazy, if you get one Transformer this year, it should be this one. A great toy, slightly hindered by gimmicks. One of the big attractions for GF Primus is the box (Or so I've heard), and it is beautiful. It's retro style box, that's great for storage and rather thick, so it can take a bit of a beating and still look good. On the front is a nice big picture, on the back, the art of all the Cybertron leaders and Primus in the background. Also, something that I like having, GF Primus comes with a bio card. I've got a nice small collection of them, this one is like Masterpiece Convoys. (His stats are NA for all, BTW) Okay, onto the toy itself. He comes in Robot mode, with about a dozen twist ties, and a dozen elastic bands keeping him secure, he's fairly easy to get out, and has the Chip Square, an Autobot Force chip (All silver, force code on the back), and 2 missles. He uses small batteries (included) on the Force Square, and requires 2 AA batteries that go on the right side of his waist. Since he comes in robot mode, I'll start there. This guy is a work of art, in that he's got a ton of detail work, I don't think anything is just a surface, they've got lines, etchings, just a ton of stuff, like Vector Prime) He's got a lot of color to him, but in a unified and rather symmetric form, and articulation of a super articulated figure. ankles (sort of), knees (Swivel and bend), double hips, waist, neck, double shoulders, (Swivel and bend) elbows, knuckles, mid finger, thumb. He doesn't have real feet, but he stands just fine on his hawklike feet. His shoulder cannons can rotate and swivel, so you can have them pointed up if you wish, or down to fire. In robot mode, he's well armed. He has double cannons on both forearms, that have a Force Chip gimmick to raise and extend them, shoulder cannons (That are really part of the back plates), and weapon clusters on his shins, and on the side of his legs, with missle pods, chain guns, and whatnot. Also on the legs are deployable crane arms, that have minicon ports on them. He has a very tiny amount of alt mode kibble on him, a bit of a rear "jacket tail" that hangs down behind him, and some of the rear plates behind his arms, but really, it flows very well, and looks real sharp. There's no Unicron planet kibble hanging off him with giant plates that get in the way. He reminds me of a combination of BWNeo Big Convoy and Unicron. (Yes, when it comes to me, I think everything revolves around Big Convoy. ) Transformation, unfortunately, requires the Force Square. A lot. However, transformation is very simple, very fast, and very easy, everything goes right together without fuss and snaps securely in place. In fact, he transforms very similarly to BWNeo Big Convoy Using the Force Square on the leg sockets like a crank to turn the outer shell around (Press in the missles/cities if you haven't). Put the legs together, spin the waist, fold in the feet, missle pods on the legs. Put the arms at the sides, use the force square to slide a lever to lower head, shoulders, chest plates Raise the cannons, and rotate the missle pods to the middle, rotate around and snap into the planet shell. bend at waist, bend at knees, lower half fits into the top half. Fold up knee plates, lower "jacket tail", Use the Force Square on the back to swing the top two planet plates into place. Done. Planet mode is small. I mean tiny. He's a sphere (An actual sphere too!) about 7 inches in diameter. He's studded with little cities, and cannons/spikes, and minicon ports. 9 minicon ports. 1 on each arm cannon, 4 around the North Pole Force Square port, one on each of the cranes, and one that is on the "jacket tail", which I consider in planet mode to be the "front". At the bottom, he's got four hard rubber stands. The only piece of robot mode showing at all is his fingers, the rest is invisible. You can use the force chip gimmick again to deploy the forearm guns, which are now just below his equator. Transdimensional mode is planet mode with the above mentioned forearm guns deployed, and using the Force Square on the North Pole socket to spread the top planet plates which also spring deploys his shoulder cannons. (Once again, like Big Convoy, his third mode is just alt mode with the major weapons showing. ) When the Force Square does this, if Primus has batteries, there's a sound effect, a kind of trilling space engine thing. A few notes. Once you plug in the Force Square, most of the operations can be carried out by hand. You don't have to crank the Force Square like a screwdriver to rotate the planet shell legs, just plug it in, and rotate by hand, use your thumb to move the north pole socket, etc. Each time you plug the Force Square into any socket, it lights up. This means that unless you remove the batteries, you can't store the Force Square in any socket. Unlike Unicon, Primus' eyes only light up when you use the Force Chip to raise the head, shoulder, and pectoral plates, with an accompanying sound effect. There is no button to light them up on their own, or just by plugging in the Force Square to the chest. The Force Square is just like a dead accessory for Force Chips, they snap in nice and secure, but don't do anything to the Force Square. (Guess all the Transformers were lied to, they didn't need to get them to waken Primus. ) Even here there's details, little detail "etch" work on the Square below the Force Chip ports. It would've been nice if there was a button, or it was wired so that when you plugged in the Force Square into his chest, his eyes would light up. It also would've been nice if the Force Square wasn't so integral, and that there was a storage space for it that wouldn't require removing the batteries or draining them. However, in planet mode, the North Pole Force Square Socket slides back and forth to deploy the Transdimensional mode, and there's enough space next to the socket to put the Force Square. While it doesn't fit securely, it is stable and someplace to put it. (Since if you lose it, you're screwed.) In planet mode, I am reminded of the Warworld, or some similar design with all those weapons. (Perhaps even a War TARDIS) IMHO, this is a far better figure than Unicron, so much so, it's not really a fair comparison. However, it's got some nicely detailed cities, and having read and looked around, looks like all the major TF cities are there. At any rate, this is a fantastic figure, and well worth every penny I paid to get him. If you're not inclined to get the Galaxy Force version, I don't blame you, but I would urge you to get the Cybertron version. This has pretty easily become one of my favorite Transformers ever.