Mine is the only IF figure with real issues; one of his feet is so tight that I have to use pliers to move it for transformation. I agree, he really is more of their early/transitional phase and shows it. I enjoy his alt modes for what they are but totally understand they would not be to everyone's liking. I think his bot mode is actually pretty good though, with nice articulation. I would like to see IF do an Astrotrain though, and hopefully pull it off a bit better. I don't doubt they would, their releases have been consistently stellar for a while now. I would still get this figure even if IF did one, they fill different purposes for me.