RM Thundercracker and Skywarp I actually got these guys a few days ago, but put off reviewing them due to a lack of time to sit down and write it out. Bottom line for the lazy, unlike the other RMs outside of the figures, and great figures themselves; well worth the money. As usual, I don't have any pics, but finding some good ones shouldn't be too hard, Remmy's got some good ones. The Box. Unlike the rest of the line, they changed the box, to a retro-G1 styled box, purple with the grid, and the labels and everything makes it look like a hidden gem of the G1 line. Though it doesn't go with the rest of the collection of RM, it would be right at home with any G1 toy. The Bio-Card. One thing I have always liked about the Japanese TF's is the bio cards. Neat little tech specs that give the toy a character feel to it, and of course, a nice homage to the original TF tech specs. None of the rest of the Robotmasters came with this, once again differentiating them. Unfortunately we only got one bio card, I would've vastly preferred 2, but the fact that we got one at all is a nice touch. The pin. This is surprising, I wasn't expecting anything but a silly little pin, but this is a quality piece, and I could see people paying $10-15 for a pin with some substance and size to it; a quality design, and coloration like this. As an added bonus, this is a well done add-on. At this point, even though we haven't gotten to the figures yet, there's a feel here that while these are RM, there's something more to this, like it's been finished by someone else who was more concerned for the fans, and who wanted to make sure they got their value out of the set. I mostly ordered this set because I have a soft spot for Skywarp. I don't particularly like the character from the 'toon, but I like his powers, and of the seeker colorschemes, he's by far the coolest. The figures themselves seem to be a recolor of the original Starscream figure (I say this not because I think you're all idiots, but because I don't have Starscream to be 100% certain; there could've been some minor change in the figures), so if you have SS, or Black SS, you already know what the figures are, just imagine them as Skywarp and Thundercracker colorschemes and there you go. The coloration is right on, although the integrated TF has the forearms that were removed originally stay with the figure, which translates to both jets having different colored panels in jet mode around the engines, which looks slightly out of place, but not distractingly so. Also, for some reason, the noses point a bit far down and it looks odd to me, but that's also very minor. For those who don't have Starscream, these is a really rather sharp design, maximizing the old figures look with modern TF design, and integrating it so that there's no spare parts, but looks suitibly like the old characters. In robot mode, the figure has a ball jointed head, swivel shoulders and biceps, hinge elbows and hinge wrists. (There's a plug in socket for a weapon peg from the other RM figures that use the peg and socket style weapons) Legs are ball jointed, and the ankles swivel up. 12 points of usable articulation (not counting the ankles) give you enough to have articulation as an action figure, but it's no Super Articulated figure. Transformation is simple, and very similar to G1; remove the weapons, swivel down the wings, fold the wrists, lift up the nosecone around the torso along with the cockpit, swivel in the arms, peg the cockpit into the shoulders, fold in the legs and connect them to each other, raise the ankles/feet, swivel the rear flaps, lower the wings, secure wings/flaps into the grooves and peg. Attach the weapons to the wings. Transformed. In Jet mode, they've got rolling rear wheels and a dummy front landing gear. Also, as RM's, they have that extra weapon. In their case, it's two pec attached weapons that peg in, and have a swivel of their own, opening up to reveal 6 psuedo cannons, and like some of the other special RM weapons, are vac plated chrome. They plug in rather securely and if you're careful, you don't ever have to remove them to TF; they don't get in the way for most of the transformation, and they don't get in the way of the vehicle mode. Quality. Every now and then, you hear about QC at Takara slipping. I've been fortunate enough to never have had a big problem, but I did have a minor problem with this set, Skywarps left wing was very loose, and would fall off during transformation. However, using a little clear nail polish on the ball and the socket of that joint tightened him right up, and now there's no problems at all to report of on either figure. Also, mostly because of their design, both figures cockpits are somewhat loose, and in jet mode don't peg in to anything, the result is that the cockpits may open up if you're "flying" around the room with them doing combat manuevers. Value. Well, I paid around $35 or so for them. I got two RM figures that's a great mold in fantastic color schemes, a bio card, and a very nice pin. For those box collectors, the box may further intice you, or cause you to complain. As I don't care about the box, and throw them away after I open it, it doesn't bother me. These are my fourth and fifth Robotmasters, and of them, they are my favorite. In fact, I'm pricing Black SS and SS now, because I like the idea of having a RM seeker fleet. Of all the RM figures I've gotten, these have left me the most pleased. If you're a fan of the seekers, or of RM, it's pretty much a must get set; I can't see how you'd be disapointed with them. Anyway, as I was saying, these are great figures, and you get some bonus materials. 2 figures for around $35 is about $17.50 a piece if you treat the card and pin as free. That's actually the cheapest RM figure I've gotten. Lastly, while these are fun with RM displays, or whatever, I believe these are actually close to being in WST Autobot scale. Not show-wise or anything like that, but if you were to compare the actual vehicle alt modes, you'd be pretty close to actually having alt modes in scale with each other. Kinda funny, isn't it? Those tiny little Autobots and those great big Decepticons?