I've written a bit before about this line from Takara Tomy. They are about 2.5 inches tall, have diecast metal torsos and legs, and rubber arms and heads. Articulation is limited to a swivel at the waist and the shoulders and necks sometimes move. Some figures get accessories, but not all. Takara has released a bunch of these for different properties: Star Wars, Marvel movie and comic book versions, DC movies, Evangelion, Pokemon, Hello Kitty, Jurassic Park, and many more. Complete line up can be seen here: メタコレ（メタルコレクション）｜タカラトミー These are not super poseable. In fact, they're barely poseable at all! The charm of the figures is the metal material, so that the toys have a "heft" when you hold them. Paint apps are actually decent for such a small scale. Unfortunately, they're all pretty much the same size, so Stormtroopers are as tall as Darth Vader and Bumblebee is as tall as Prime. They released a few for the Bay designs, but I didn't get them. One cool thing they do is logos. I got the Star Wars logo and it's a solid little chunk of metal! Could really do some damage! Adds a cool factor to the display though. They did Marvel and Jurassic World logos too. So now the G1 figures are finally out....first wave is Optimus and Megatron of course, Bumblebee, and a reversible Decepticon/Autobot symbol. I picked up em all up except Bee, so let's take a look! First a comparison. Here's Prime with the closest equivalent: the SCF figure all plastic figure from 2001. You can see the newer figure has less exaggerated proportions. Paint is really nice actually...even has those infamous yellow triangles on the forearm. Has just a bit of a metallic sheen to the paint. His gun is removable. Overall, I think he's got more of a Sunbow model look to him than the anime-stylized SCF figure. Between them is the Autobot side of the logo, which is painted completely white except for the red and purple of the faction colors. A closer comparison: Now Megatron! He was clearly inspired by the MP design...even has that ever so slight blue tinge to the face. Paint is really nice and I must reiterate how cool having the heavy heft to these tiny toys are. Very cool kind of 70s throwback. Only problem on mine is the fusion cannon is a little warped...I'll blast it with heat and see if it straightens. It's soft plastic after all. His gun barrel on his back is also a removable soft plastic piece. Here he is with the Decepticon side of the logo, and his previous SCF model: It would appear Lazerbeak prefers the new model! Now they're facing off....Megatron has the upper hand! Spoke too soon, Optimus fights back! Comparisons from behind: Now....if you're the type of guy that like your Combiners BIIIIGGGGG (like back in the Dreamwave days) these can be a lot of fun: Remember US Marvel issue 25..."Megatron's Last Stand?" Was that Predaking's only US appearance? Well anyway, recreate that issue too, but with Predaking having a waaaaaay bigger size advantage! These run about $10 in Japan. But once the popular ones sell out, they can really inflate on the aftermarket so I advise buying them early if you think you might want them. As you can tell, I'm a big fan of these! I love the old school charm when not every toy had to be hyper-articulated. Plus metal figures are just plain cool!!