I love beating everyone to the punch, and getting something new. Normally I'm the last one to get anything. Alright, enough gloating, time to share. First of all let me thank eBay seller SPX_TOYS. Somehow he has connections to the test shots for the figures. Sure, you'll be paying a price for them, but I think in some situations the price is worth it. Longview is one of those situations. Longview's alternate mode is binoculars. Not any simple pair of binoculars, but one of the high-end digital image enhancement models with a seperate flip up digital viewfinder. Yes, that is right. The piece that forms the robot mode chest flips up and has what looks like a small screen (not painted on the test shot version) along with small directional buttons. Very nice detail. From a sleek and futuristic set of binoculars comes one short and strong robot. Longview's robot mode is really cool and he has broad shoulders and "thick" arms. His head has a single visor and reminds me a bit of Cybertron Red Alert. He has a "traditional" face meaning an identifiable nose and mouth. Thank goodness that not all of the "movie" figures' faces look like the business end of a blender. The only thing that mars an otherwise perfect robot mode is lateral articulation or outward movemnt. His shoulders are on ball joints, but his arms can only move in a limited manner. His elbow articulation allows for up and down movement. He has hands, but they are solid fists. He can't hold any weapons. His feet though have a broad base and allow him to hold quite a few cool poses. Initially I had reservations with the figure because of his alternate mode. Come on, binoculars? But then again, we've seen cassette players, microscopes, and everything else now. I have Longview a solid A and I can't wait to get the other Real Gear figures!