TL;DR I love this figure. It's funny, as a kid I absolutely loved Galvatron. His rebirth sequence was burned in my brain, I though Galvatron was such an improvement over Megatron (I hated that Megatron turned into a gun for someone else to use, and that he always tolerated Starscream, so Galvatron having an independent alt mode and his first major action to be to eliminate Starscream really scored a ton of points with me), but as a naive kid, I was always upset that everyone got his colors wrong. Gray toys? What is this nonsense, he's purple! When I was in college, thanks to a friend, I rediscovered the franchise through the Marvel comics. Rhythms of Darkness Galvatron was something new and I liked this very different from the Sunbow cartoon take on the character. It was during the pandemic that I finally got around to reading the UK comics, and finally reading Target: 2006 and Time Wars for myself, well, that solidified my love for the alternate version(s) of the character. For far too many years, we didn't have a good Galvatron toy, the less said IMHO about the Classics dumpster fire, the better. At times, I'd use Superlink Galvatron G as a stand in, but that at best was a poor substitute (Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Superlink, but that's what the toy was, a character from a different series). I quite love the Legends Galvatron, thanks to a friend and the upgrade set from ToyHax, I blinged mine out and I'm immensely satisfied with it, but with the themed box sets during Titans Return, I kept wondering, where's my gray Galvatron? Sure Kingdom Galvatron was neat and all, but I really wanted a gray one. (I even started a thread to gauge interest in a gray Galvatron and was surprised at how many felt as I did and wanted one) Then, like a personalized birthday present, just a day or two beforehand, the Selects version was revealed. I eagerly pre-ordered. Yeah, it's toy based, yeah it's not 100% accurate to the original toy. I don't care. One of the design elements that I like on Superlink/Energon Galvatron was the different colored headcrest. So, I was set. Then came the delay, to which I don't blame Pulse for, but it was torment that the figure I've wanted the most was being delayed. Fortunately another poster here turned me on to the Dorkside Toys and before the week was out I had it in hand. Unfortunately, the timing couldn't have been worse, I had a life threatening infection and was in to the ER twice, but after I recovered I thoroughly enjoyed the figure. I had life get in the way, so again the pictoral and this review got delayed (started a new job among other things), but I finally made time for myself this week, so I've taken some photos and made the time for this review. I will note, as an overall, as much as I like Hasbro's Galvatron, the cannon is IMHO, way too big. Thanks to a friend with a 3D printer and some looking online, I have a smaller custom printed cannon on my figures, but I did include pictures with the original cannon. (As an aside, I actually have several cannons, of different colors and materials, as he wanted to give me options, but this is the most recently made and one that I think looks pretty dang good.) As to the figure itself, it has the correct shoulder assembly, I have two figures and they're both very good copies, no issues. Also unlike Kingdom Galvatron, I didn't have to shave any pegs down to fit the head into the torso and get it to close and open without issue. I quite like the transformation, it's that right balance of not being overly simple, but being the right level of complexity to change form. As with Kingdom Galvatron, you can slide the adapter into the holes in the thigh, which effectively hides it from many angles in alt mode. Obviously, I love the character. Yes, I have the cannon on the left arm. He's evil and he's mine. Lots of Pictures incoming! I could easily spam threads with various covers and panels, but that's not really what the feedback forum is for, so just a few pictures for funsies. Out of the box: With custom Cannon: Comparison with Other Galvatrons If there's a deep purple Cyclonus coming as Armada as rumored, I'll get it and have two sets of the unholy trinity. I'm a sucker like that. Some other comparisons: Rhythms of Darkness Cover: Target 2006: Time Wars! Figure of the year for me. Highlight of my collection for sure.