First, if you haven't seen @Tony_Bacala amazing God Fire Convoy photos, please click here and return later. Hands down, those pictures are high quality and worth your time! Overall, I have a positive impression of these figures regardless of the issues. The Car Robots line will always have a place in my collection because they're some of the earliest examples of Takara's welcomed and needed return to vehicle based alt modes. Now, please don't take that as a disparaging comment towards Beast Wars because it is my favorite series, but we didn't need more Supreme Cheetors clogging toy shelves. The early 2000's was a magical time that rejuvenated my interest in Transformers and introduced me to the world of collecting. Basically, I blame Car Robots for every single figure in my home. If Takara skips the line and jumps straight into Armada, I honestly don't know if I would have even bother collecting anything beyond the occasional G1 and BW figure. Ok, enough talk, what can these figures offer in a world of Masterpiece and 3rd Party figures? Why care when you have Masterpiece Sunstreaker, Toyworld Devastator, or even LG God Ginrai? In my opinion? A LOT and you should care! Box: It's a giftset!! WWWOOOO!!! You receive two trays, figures, and instructions! The God Sword (Is that right?) is packed behind Prime's tray. Figures: Fire Convoy has a subtle but different overall color scheme in comparison to previous releases. The red certainly pops more but the bright whites and darker blue Takara loves using makes it superior in my opinion. If you're familiar with Hasbro's Classics Prowl and Henkei Prowl you know what I'm talking about. Additionally, Convoy is missing many of the Autobot decals Hasbro splashed on him. God Magnus is a great figure by itself. It doesn't suffer power-up robot limits like Victory Leo or God Bomber who were not made to stand alone; Magnus is a figure you can enjoy without having Convoy (but who wants that? C'mon man!). Similar to Convoy, you have brighter whites, darker blues, and fewer logos. God Fire Convoy Nothing has changed over the years, it's big, menacing and has a ton of detail. Check out God Fire Convoy's wrist! That level of detail isn't something we see often.... Size For those curious about God Fire Convoy's size, check the picture below. If you have anyone specific in mind, let me know! Issues I have the normal issues: warped Convoy feet, excess plastic, and random ugly molding issues. Nothing that detracts from the figure significantly but it's something you'll notice. The biggest complaint I have is Magnus' backpack, the screw threading is gone so the piece is loose. Thankfully, Toy Dojo is sending a replacement cab! Purchase? I don't regret my purchase and I'd highly recommend buying one soon if it's on your radar. With the Takara recalls and issues, I don't know if retailers will have replacement parts six months to a year down the road. However, it wouldn't surprise me if it becomes a Black Friday blowout item later this year. The ball is in your court. Upgrades? For the Shapeways and 3rd Party upgrade crowd! If anyone can make articulated hands for God Fire Convoy or even a sword plug adapter, I'd appreciate it! Let me know what you need and I'll help! Parting words Maybe it's nostalgia but this set hits me hard! We all have certain figures we would only sell under dire circumstances and this is it for me. What does this set offer in a world of better figures? It's unique, memorable, and something that hasn't been replicated in retail form. Later and enjoy the Car Robots intro if you haven't heard it in years.