^ Yep! This is exactly what I meant when I said before there has to be another unseen rotation step somewhere to get the shoulders into the properly facing bot mode orientation without being essentially backwards. Something like what you describe here has to be what happens. Either that or those armatures have a double butterfly-esque hinge on them (I can't see under them unfortunately to rule that in or out) so that the shoulders literally rotate around the wheels. But I still think the latter would be insane and that what you describe here is a more likely (and more efficient) engineering solution to his transformation. He really is brilliant for a mainline figure in many ways imho. Also, not in reply to you (or anyone specifically, just in general,) but regarding the head sculpt. I'm not too put off by it personally. He does look a tad too frowny. But in the cartoon Rodimus (unlike Hot Rod) was always a weird, angular face design with a frowning, distorted looking visage. And like every other character, always appeared a little differently depending on the shot and the angle. Note the head crest details, too, which depending on the shot aren't as far off as one might expect. My main criticism personally, as with the cab, is the deco more than anything else. I wish it was beige, grey, or cream rather than metallic silvery or gunmetal or whatever it is they're using here. His face was never reflective like that. They do this all the time in Generations with Megatron and other characters, too. Make things that were more grey or beige in the animation silvery. Still, not anything that bothers me too much.