Since I do not have Alternator Wheeljack to make a comparison, I will do this review on Binaltech Wheeljack as he stands on his own. The review in one word: Awesome. The review in more than one word: I really like what has been done here. I would have never guessed that a mold that is a dead-ringer for Grimlock would work for Wheeljack, and I never would have guessed that ditching Wheeljack's red and green in favor of blue would work, but when you hold this figure in your hand there is no doubt it is wheeljack, even in car mode. I might as well get the negatives out of the way: Both arms and both doors pop off quite easily on mine, much easier than my Alt Grimlock. Annoying, yes, but it takes nothing away from the asthetics so it is a minor annoyance in my book. I know others get pissed off to no end over stuff like that so rate it as you will. The other negative is the front headlights. They are painted solid black. The back windows are a transparent tinted dark grey so I don't see why the front headlights can't be as well. I can't get too upset over that because it does look kinda' cool in flat black, it just makes no sense for a headlight. On to the good stuff: Every inch of the car mode is painted. Even the plastic parts. All nice and shiny and glossy. It gives the toy a great finished look that unpainted plastic can't match. Speaking of the plastic parts: there are a lot of them. The only metal to be found is the sides of the front (plastic hood), the doors, and the "knee caps". Take that as you will, but the toy does not feel cheap in any way due to all of the paint as I mentioned before. The head sculpt is great. The eyes are painted a bright blue that give the head that Autobot feel. The face and "fins" to the side of the head are painted metalic silver. I know I said I wouldn't compair it to the Alternator but...dang the unpainted Alt head looks sorta' dead next to the painted Binaltech head. In addition I have just noticed that the Binaltech head seems to be remolded from the Alternator head. The head extends further down past the chin on the Binaltech version eliminating the penicl neck problem. The shape of the head certainly isn't the cartoon Wheeljack head we grew up with. Everything is more angular and sleek. It works very well with the bulky body. And yes, I have to chalk up the blue stripes as a plus as well. When I first saw the prototype pictures I thought it was a mistake for Wheeljack but now...darn it, it just looks good. So in all we have an awesome redeco of the best Binaltech/Alt mold with the best Binaltech/Alt car model. Yeah, I love this guy.