Hrm. I was actually looking for a review or post about this toy so I could compare what was going wrong with mine with other peoples... not a good start for a review. This is my first review I think? So you know. Go easy. To start this off, I like self transforming cars. I really do. I remember a line from Hot wheels that came out years ago called Shogun racers which featured cars that could change with friction motors at the touch of a button. The biggest vehicle from that line was the Shogun Racer ATV which was all kinds of awesome. I've got a review here of this toy, feel free to read it to see what I believe to be a benchmark for transforming cars. So, I went to Argos a UK catalog store and viewed this item, thinking it was going to be total pile of arse. But, in the packaging it actually looked quite swish, and really, the try me aspect of it sold me then and there. It had a few problems transforming, but I thought that because the package was loosely wrapped in a plastic bag that might have something to do with it. At £29.99 its a bit steep for an impulse buy, but like I said earlier, I like self transforming cars. Out of the packaging it looks good, slightly larger than a Voyager class movie figure, and smaller than a Leader. I'd have taken comparison pics, but that would involve me getting down one of my Movie Primes and actually transforming it to truck mode. And seeing as My ROTF Prime is combined with Jetfire... well lets just say I don't have half an hour to spare. On the top of the cab are two buttons, the Autobot symbol and a small button behind it. flip him over and at the bottom is a switch which goes from off/try me/on. On 'try me' both top buttons do the same thing, randomly play sounds and transform it. With the switch on 'on' the Symbol transforms it and the small button plays lights and sounds. The transformation sequence is very cool, the bonnet/hood splits and opens up, smokestacks drop, door like panels swing open revealing guns and detailing, rocket pods fold up and the wheels extend their footprint. While it changes it also plays the classic transformation sounds. Press the sound button and Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) will, somewhat randomly, say phrases ('I am Optimus Prime!', 'Power up!', 'Autobots, transform and Roll out!' You get the idea) or play two different types of laser sounds, or engine sounds and tyre screeches. I say its random, because there doesn't appear to be a particular set pattern. Also, the speaker is in the back, disguised as the enlarged trailer hitch, and its LOUD. Too loud perhaps. There are three lights, one blue LED on the front, and two red LEDs which light up the smokestacks from within. Lights and sounds play in both modes, but the blue LED is obscured in truck mode. Which all sounds great. And really it is. When it works. Which leads me back to my first sentence, 'compare what was going wrong with mine with other peoples'. Basically sometimes, perhaps 25%-50% of the time the truck to battle mode transformation sequence goes wrong. Right at the end it kind of goes crazy and wigs out, clicking and having a fit. I 'think' the problem is the two panels that swing out like doors, transforming back to truck mode they sometimes misalign with each other, so the next time you transform it to battle mode, one door opens out before the other, which combined with the cogs being designed to give way when met with resistance causes the whole thing to go nuts. It seems easy to fix, just realign the door when changing it back, but really? Should I have to? Anyway, my shoulder now hurts from typing all this. Its taken half an hour, ample time to have taken down a Leader class Prime for comparison pics, which I didn't. Its also time enough for my first youtube upload to process! If this works, great. <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/3yVA7HyDAJk?fs=1&hl=en_GB"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/3yVA7HyDAJk?fs=1&hl=en_GB" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object> It if doesn't, well, here's the link. YouTube - RPM Speed Stars Stealth Force Optimus Prime.MP4 Anyway enjoy the vid, you might even hear my wife right at the end laughing at me and calling me a geek. Edit. Awesome. I fail at youtube video embedding. I'm copying and pasting the embedding code right there, buts its not working. Can anyone let me know what I'm doing wrong. Oh and feedback too. That would be nice.