I should preface this review by stating that I am not a Star Wars fan, I know nothing about Magnaguard as a character, and I am completely unfamiliar with the starfighter vehicle. I do not own any other SWTFs, but Magnaguard intrigued me ever since the first promo photos were released. I figured I owed it to myself to at least give this line one chance. In vehicle mode, Magnaguard is a sleek spacecraft. There is absolutely no kibble to be found anywhere on this mode. It has a couple landing pads that fold out, and the guns on the side can launch missiles. Other than that, not much to say about this mode. I assume that most Star Wars fans would be pleased. Transformation pretty basic, nothing too exciting. I was surprised though at the level of partsforming that goes on. All of the vehicle's weapons just pop off for transformation. I don't so much mind the side weapons coming off because they become Magnaguard's guns, but they really should have figured out a way to get those front guns on his shoulders without having to detach. What you end up with for the core robot is this. It's pretty neat actually. It doesn't scream "crossovers!!" to me like some of the other SWTFs and the proportions are good all around. Pretty much no kibble, no gimpy limbs, and no obtrusive gimmicks. Articulation is good but not excellent, and poseability is alright. You can pretty much do whatever you want to with the arms, and the legs are really only lacking a thigh swivel. Once you attach his shoulder pads though, the arms get a little more restricted. I really like his dual hand cannons, makes him look like quite the gunslinger. One of the cooler things about Magnaguard is that those missiles sticking out of his shoulders can come out and become a staff. It makes for some nice weapon variety. All in all, Magnaguard is about as good as I expected, if not quite as good as I had hoped. It was my first SWTF, and will probably be my last, but I'm glad I gave it a try and I'm not disappointed. I'd recommend Magnaguard if you're in the mood for something a little unconventional and want a break from ROTF. And as a bonus, he makes a pretty damn good Spittor.