I only have Megatron so far but he's GREAT. No paint necessary, though if you wanted to paint something, I'd say the faces could definitely use paint (the grey is okay but a little bland). The silver out of the box is nigh-on perfect on him. I'll probably still paint mine at some point but he's a lovely little figure. Articulation isn't amazing but it does what it needs to. My only real issue is the price - it seems just a bit high for what is basically a high grade model which stands barely taller than an SD Gundam.