Skystalker is a scout class Decepticon in the ROTF line. Just like most (if not all) scout class TF's in ROTF, he's also a non-show in the movie. Being part of the ROTF line, packaging is in standard ROTF motif. Being part of the extended ROTF line, there's also a small write-up with him going against other ROTF 'bots. Skystalker is held in place by about 3 twist-ties. Only his instruction sheet is included with him in the packaging. Out of the package, one would immediately come across this figure's major drawback --- there are springs which cause his feet to close like claws. It's a design similar with TFTM Voyager Megatron, but unlike Megatron, Skystalker is a scout class so he's too light to force the feet to remain open. A robot that can't stand by itself out of the box is not a good sign. Skystaker's alt mode is some sort of a stealth plane -- could be a bomber, could be a drone. The matte colors perfectly match the design of the plane. If I didn't know better, he somehow resembles one of those early jet powered crafts the Germans had during WWII. He only has landing gear up front.... ....with the rear having a couple of pegs instead. I believe these pegs are used to dock on to ROTF Mindwipe. Since Skystalker does give this "stealth drone" feel to him, I couldn't resist taking this pic beside a 1/60 Ghost Booster. Believe it or not, Skystalker's instruction sheet actually has an official "GERWALK" mode. Somehow this is what they call his "Battle Mode". I'm not really sure how it's supposed to work but based on what little text is on the back of the packaging, I would say that Skystalker would stealthily sneak behind his opponent and swoop down with his claws to carry him off. This is Skystalker's robot mode. Like what I previously said, the springs on his feet work against him -- he can't stand without the springs pushing him back. Despite what's shown on the packaging, this 'bot is also a chicken-legged mech. His center of gravity makes him back heavy and his ankles can't bend too far to the front. His head sculpt gives him avian features -- something like some bird henchman in a cartoon somewhere. Noticeable in this wave of new ROTF toy molds is that the Decepticons now carry melee weapons. Skystalker is no exception. He carries 2 axes on each hand which can clip on this forearm.... ....and can peg on his hand. Come to think of it, maybe they're not axes but rather sickles! It's a disappointment that out of the box that this 'bot can't even stand on his own. He's got a very unique form with very unique weapons but the springs on his feet and all those ball joints on his arms just get in the way of totally enjoying this figure. I guess the biggest reason to buy this figure is to just combine it with Mindwipe. Well, since I already have the figure might as well make the most of it. I unhitched the springs at the feet -- it doesn't cause any problems in alt mode and makes him stand a lot better. You just end up with floppy feet after. I also decided to pose the wings this way so that they won't get in the way of his arms. For lack of better use for the name, how I wish they would just re-issue G1 Skystalker. *** EDIT: Best reason to get Skystalker -- to combine with Mindwipe!