So, quite unexpectedly I was able to find one of these figures at my local Toys R Us while searching for other hard to find figures (namely the unmasked Casey Jones and April O'Neil figures from the Out of the Shadows line) and decided to pick her up. I love Windblade but, despite all I do to try and love the Generations figure, it is just too fiddly and fragile to make it a fun figure. So, how does this figure stack up compared to that? Robot Mode The first thing you notice is that she is missing some paint apps. Her head is VERY red, missing all the blue paint and most of the black paint that is visible on the card imagine. The second thing you notice is holy friggin crap can she stand balanced now! Windblade comes with VERY solid feet that make balancing her very easy to do now. Not fiddly at all. And that is needed because she has a big backpack... there is no denying that. The wings, tail, and nose of the plane hang off her shoulders, and the way the sheathe for her sword is angled that sticks out far too. Thank god the feet are the way they are so I can easily balance her. I can just transform her, set her down, and instantly she is perfectly standing. The sword, as others have noted, is unpainted, which is a shame as the energy blade is her thing. I do wish that was painted as right now it looks VERY plain. The sheathe pegs in VERY snuggly into either side of her hip, so no need to worry about it falling out like in the Generations figure. Overall this is a MASSIVE improvement. I do have a slight issue with the sword liking to pop out of her hand when I am posing but little can be fixed there... that was a similar problem with the Generations Figure and will be a problem for all open-handed figures. Also, I will say that wrist swivels would have been MUCH welcomed. At least she has elbow swivels. Painting/Detailing Suggestions: I plan to paint the sides of her head black and, if I am brave enough, add the blue to finish up her makeup. She is insanely close to the true design but these omissions can be glaring. No idea if a Headswap would work. Vehicle Mode This is your standard jet transformer... basically she lies on her belly and things unfold to hide things. If you are used to the Combiner Wars Aerielbots you are used to this. The head is completely hidden, the legs have the most transformation, but the hands are completely visible. That said, it is a solid jet and doesn't feel like it will become a mess like Generations Windblade. The only issue I do have is, again, the sword... unlike with the Generations figure it doesn't integrate well with the vehicle form at all. It is basically a slender base the figure rides on, which is a same as the Generations Figure did that so well with her sword. Paint/Detailing Suggestions: Paint the wings. I plan to add some black, just to make them pop a bit more. Even if it is just the tips. Overall this is a superior Windblade. Even unpainted as she is she has quickly grown on me. She can easily fit with your Generations Figures as nothing about her is so RID exclusive (like, say, Bee or Sideswipe) that she'd feel out of place. While the transformation is simplistic sometimes less is more. A definite buy if you love the character. And if you do detail work then you can truly make this figure shine. Or spend extra for the TT version.