Honestly, I hate it. I know there are some instances that a figure either needs to be packed in its robot mode (usually due to the size of the figure in its vehicle mode compared to the packaging, like Leader Jetfire) or its done to make for a more impressive in-package display or something like that. But that doesn't mean I like it. To me the most fun is that first transformation from vehicle mode into robot mode, its like solving a puzzle, or opening up a gift or something ya know? It always just felt more special than going from robot mode to vehicle mode the first time. Plus it just makes it easier going back to vehicle mode the first time. Ya pack something in its robot mode, the surprise is ruined and its just not as fun. I absolutely hate that so many figures are opting for robot mode packaging nowadays. All legends and scouts come in robot mode, some deluxes are starting too, all voyagers are now (at least with the HFTD line), all leaders do...its just annoying.