i got 'im! gotta go so i'll leave y with a quickie; hes a great piece of engineering, flawed as a toy. also, the sea green is REALLY sea green. feng shui! shwoo. okay, proper review: 1st impression, packaging, you gotta give takara props. the graphics look collectible-ish, oh look, they spelled 'the' correctly. i did notice the lightness of the item in comparison when i bought MP01. but i was stoked nonetheless. alt mode - 1st impression, uh...feels like a plane model. also, man, the sea green is hella green. yikes. the booklet art shows the character design with greyer tones. i have a hunch they jumped the gun with the darker colors but couldnt go back ton the decision due to production deadlines. tried to TF it w/o instruction initially...damn the seams are tight, fuhgedaboutit. so i transforms the bia...damn, theres a hella lot of flaps and tabs and shit. but it is impressive how everything is tucked away snug and nice. the mechanism of the torso is ingenious, and for you fiddlers, these kind of things are worth the prce of admission alone. 20min later i end up with the bot mode, including adjustments and fine tuning. the figure is a bit hard to balance, but you get used to it. the sculpt is beautiful and articulation serviceable, but it doesnt seem to be as fiddle-able as mp prime was. the design isnt very robust due to number of kibble and moving parts. conclusion: the toy is design, vehicle 1st (as noted by the accurate detailing and proportion), robot second. its a very different animal from mp prime, which was the reverse. not as fun as prime was, but the effort is commendable, if slightly misguided. also, the design has lots of teeny bits that are easy to break off, like the tailfins spiky bits and tabs here and there, so you tend to hold it with care. like i said, not robust enough as a toy.