Robot Mode: Initially Master Galvatron has a very striking appearance when compared to his previous paint scheme. First off the silver body is a marvelous silver metallic plastic. It is very shiny but not quite chrome, which I hope means it is far more resiliant to scratching. Also by not being actual chrome there should not be any danger of flaking. This is much a welcome improvement over Megatrons grey chest area. Galvatron's black limps with the fire-orange highlights also work well with the rest of his body. His paint aplications are actually different than Megatron's, particularly on the legs. It is also important to notice that they painted Galvatron's nose to match his face. Since I noticed this I cannot help but look at Megatron's unpainted nose, it just looks so odd now. Galvatron's cockpit located in his chest is also painted. The orange plastic, with black and silver paint works well with the rest of the mold and is also an improvement over the lack of any paint in that area and simply clear plastic in his Megatron incarnation. Galvatron's decepticon ignition key is also made from matching translucent red/orange plastic. One other minor differance is that the Destron symbols on Galvatron and Megatron are slightly different shades of purple. Dragster Mode: Again I find Master Galvatron's color selection to be far superior. His front pylons are all grey, with the spikes being black whereas Megatrons are grey with two different shades of purple. The Red/orange plastic is used very sparingly in this form, mostly toward the rear of the vehicle, but also on his cockpit. The Silver and Black in this mode is very appealing. The only short falling is that the front pylons are grey plastic instead of silver like the rest of the figure. One thing you will notice in this mode and in his jet mode is the use of black screws, or rather the lack of silver screws. Look at Megatron and Galvatron's feet/spoilers. On Megatron there are silver screws which are clearly visible, on Galvatron those screws now match the plastic. Jet mode: Again Master Galvatron's Silver and Black color scheme work to make and impressive and threatening vehicle mode. My only complaint with this mode is the fact that Galvatron ends up with a silver rear center and the rest of him is black. The silver center with black elsewhere works far better in his Robot mode than here. It makes it a bit difficult to make out in this form, which is further complicated by the fact I took these images against my black desk. Articulation: In mechanical features Master Galvatron is functionally Identical to Master Megatron. My Galvatron's planet force key features are alot tighter than my Megatron's. Megatron's features often open or active on their own, whereas Galvatron's do not. That could be simply the particular toys I have or the fact I got Master Megatron used whereas Master Galvatron is brand new. Conclusions, if your looking for Megatron you might be better off getting the Cybertron release. Master Galvatron however is an increadable figure which I highly recommend to anyone. He is one of my favorites from the last several years and definately worth picking up.