New movie (that trailer, eh?) and new look for old star that's like his old look when he was new, in those unsuspecting days they called 1984, and when I first read the word "Autobot" you can guess whose card it was written on. He's rotated 180 degrees since then though, deciding to copy Optimus and Ironhide and have his headlights on his chest: Rotate the package 180 degrees, and you will be faced with this: It speaks with unforkèd tongue. Let's let him out! Warning colours and a face-sculpt that's possibly not quite as good as the Camaro one (not sure yet) but I still like it. Shame about the little paint dots on his forehead, will have a go at removing them later. He lacks door-wings, as a Geewunbee should. He lacks proper backs to his legs too, but since he's an alien robot we can pretend that's just the way he's built. Articulation is okay: shoulders are on ball-joints but while they can come inwards across his chest, they can't move outwards very far. Hips are ball-joints and knees are a hinge. Toes dip downwards but that's really for transformation. (Energon Igniters Core not included!) This, of course, is probably the main selling point of this figure... Transformation is fun, less fiddly than the Camaro version, and most importantly produces a rather lovely Volkswagen Beetle. With one wing-mirror on the left-hand side, just as it should be! All the hues of a Herbie banana Jet exhaust? He's not Thrust II, but... He is an Energon Igniter! I like the design of the Core, and it looks suitably Frankenmachineian as a trailer; somewhere Wheeljack is reaching for his pencil. Like his wave-mates, VW Bee rolls very well, and here we see why he needs to... ...he shifts! Sometimes further than others, but he zips enthusiastically along on a flat surface, the gimmick definitely achieving what it set out to do, and without compromising the toy's design either (unless you regard the 5mm hole as a compromise instead of a fun feature that can be used with 5mm posts attached to a myriad other TFnal things; I'd say it wins on points at least, but your mileage may vary). He's a bit shorter than his new future self, which again I believe is movie design-appropriate. CARE BARE BEE STARE, HIVE EYES LIE EVERYWHERE Thanks to @scubaboy31 for pointing this out to me --- GERBEES! Carbees. Honeycombin' the streets, lookin' for the AllSpark. Fresh from the Wasp Factory. Pomiss, Fwank? Which do you prefer? And the cast so far (as my shelves can present them) takes a bow. To conclude, this is a fun and inexpensive toy with an amusing gimmick that works well and my favourite of the new Legions (ahem, EISStobots) so far. Pretty pleased I picked him up!