My thoughts on the figure: COLOR - Please correct me if I'm wrong but I think unlike MP Ironhide, Laserwave is mostly unpainted purple plastic. I believe the only painted parts are his feet, side of the shins and the bar that connects his backpack to his back. Photos don't really show his actual 'purple' but I believe it's accurate to the G1 animation in hand. ACCESSORIES - He comes with a pair of regular hands, a pair of clear hands, 2 saluting right hands (regular/clear), 2 laser canon hands (regular/clear), a mini-laserwave and a backpack that doubles as a display stand and as a storage for his accessories. He also comes with a sticker sheet for his Decepticon insignia. I don't plan on using them but it's cool that you can place his insignia either on his arms or his chest depending on your preference. DIE-CAST METAL - Laserwave contains die-cast metal parts. From what I can tell, the bar connecting his backpack to his back and his feet are die-cast. Also, the coil going from his arm to his back is metal, which is awesome! ARTICULATION - WARNING: FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT LIKE RATCHETS, YOU WILL HATE LASERWAVE. He has ratchet joints all over! Ratcheted ankles, knees, hips, elbows and a triple-ratcheted shoulder joint (wait, what?)! I can imagine this joint putting the fear of MP-9 into your hearts as you are turning and posing his shoulders as it puts stress on the middle ratchet joint. SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL. Other than that, his head is on a ball joint so it can move up and down, side to side. He has wrist rotation. His waist can also rotate and has an ab-crunch. GIMMICKS - His mono-eye has very good light piping. He also has a light-up features with his arm cannon (requires 2 LR44 batteries) and with his laser gun mode (requires 2 AAA batteries). TRANSFORMATION - Transformation is easy enough but also very interesting. It's cool how the gun nozzle becomes his backpack with no parts-forming required. His 'Masterpiece Moment' is how his legs turns into the back and handle of his gun mode. Overall, I love MP Laserwave. Granted, it has faults but I still think that he is a good addition to the MP line.