I'm addicted to these guys now. So cheap, and while certainly lacking Hasbro quality, definitely worth the price of admission. I have three combiners now, and I wanted to talk about them a little bit. First, for all of them... I didn't like the stickers on ANY of them Poorly placed, mostly ugly, and many peeling off already, so I removed them all, or in the case of the first guy I'm reviewing, in the process of removing them all. First Knockoff... is what appears to be a knockoff of a knockoff according to Autobus Prime, or something like that. I don't know anything about the origins of this toy aside from what Autobus said, but if what he said is true, I'm rather interested in how this guy came about. Before the pictures, I have to warn you. My wonderful, awesome camera... doesn't like the cheapo Walgreens brand batteries I got for it. I put in a brand new pair, and my camera says "Charge the batteries!" and turns itself off before I even get a display. So lacking GOOD batteries, I used my mom's old camera, which is kinda funky, so the pictures aren't great. The whites that look yellowish are definitely very white, and very nice looking. The animal modes. The yellow lion and blue wolf (well, he's supposed to be a puma, but I like wolf better) definitely win here. Their animal modes are very nice. Not as articulated as, say, Cybertron Snarl, but the legs do have joints at the shoulders/hips and elbows/knees, allowing for more than just static poses. They look rather nice, overall. Each have back-mounted weaponry, too. The red bird is also pretty cool, but the way the body is shaped, it seems like a 4-legged beast with wings (this something like G1 Flamefeather) would work better. Oh well. The legs feel a little wierd in posing them in animal mode, but the gold vac-metal wings are pretty sweet. The bird headsculpt is definitely the coolest of the four. And finally, the bull. He's actually purple, though you won't be able to tell from these pictures, really. Stupid camera. His rear legs are loose, which is annoying. He splits in two to form the combined bot's arms, however, the big bot's fists are clearly exposed beneath the bull head. The beast legs have one joint each. The shoulder/hip joint. The vac-metal horns and butt panels are pretty cool looking. For now, anyway. The tail doesn't look at all right with its orange color. I may remove it, since it gets in the way for the combined bot anyway. Easily the least cool. Bot modes. Okay. Not gonna lie here. They ALL kinda lose here. While the bird guy looks pretty good, his wings are on the back of his legs piece, and they have to be somewhat extended for his foot to stand flat. The lion and wolf are almost tied (they're nearly exactly the same as far as transformation, just with different molds, think G1 Prowl vs G1 Smokescreen), except that the lion head which becomes the bot's chest, hinders arm articulation to the point of... none. He can't lift his arms at all. The wolf, however, has all the articulation of a G1, and everything works. The back-mounted weapons for these guys And the bull, again, kinda sucks. His head won't stay straight (the bot splits in half to become the arms... the head is tucked away between the two halves, so you have to split him apart, unfold the head, then put him back together), and his body doesn't want to stay connected. The bull head on his chest helps. A little bit. Kinda. However, it kinda blocks his face, and just looks way too big. The cool thing about the individual bots, though, is that they all come with their own weapon and shield, all color-coded (though the purple bull was originally green, but the weapon and shield weren't changed). The weapons are all vac-metal again, which is pretty sweet. The shields are all just plain white plastic. Combined mode. Okay, this is definitely the coolest mode. The bird forms the main body, with the lion's head connecting to the chest and the bull's head forming a "helmet" (if you take it off, his head is nothing more than a face, really). I didn't know until I read one of Autobus Prime's links (which are in the post I linked earlier), but the bird and wolf heads connect to his shoulders, which (along with the rest of the arms) are formed by the two halves of the bull. The lion and wolf bodies form the legs. All four weapons combine to form a Voltron-esque sword, which is really freakin' cool. The four shields also combine into one cross-shaped shield, which, while not as cool as the sword, is still pretty neat. Aside from the arms, everything clips together very well. The arms on mine feel like they're going to fall off, and the bull limbs get in the way. Can you tell I really don't like the bull? All in all... this guy is probably worth the $6 and change you'll pay. It's something different, and from what I understand, is actually an original creation. Most of the plastic feels pretty solid, to me, and I haven't seen any real stress marks yet, though there's lots of "sprue-scars", if you get my meaning. The vac-metal I don't expect to last for terribly long, but it does look REALLY good for now.