Seeing some comparison pictures of the underside of both the MPM and the Leader, I have concluded that the difference is rather negligible and is more than made up for it with the brilliant robot mode. The more I look at it, the more I fall in love! It seems like each new MPM ends up being my favorite haha As others have mentioned, I do hope the paint apps are fixed for the release. The MPM's haven't been perfect in the paint department lol All in all, I'm very pleased with the results. They checked off three of my 4 major points: integrated back thrusters, accurate sunken cockpit in chest, and correct wing configuration. The only major thing for me was the lack of a clean undercarriage. Oh, and do you all think the 11 inches tall refers to the top of the head or wings? If it's the head, maybe it's when the legs are fully extended? I think he should be closer to 10.5 inches/26.5 cm. Also, for Ratchet, what do you all think are the chances he is released in the 4th quarter of this year? I'm not familiar with how and when Transformers are released, but I did see that none of the release dates for the figures in the image at the top of this page are in the 4th quarter. I hate the idea of having only 1 MPM per year! By the way, now that Ratchet is the only rumored MPM left to be revealed, I wonder when we will get a rumor for the next batch... I'm personally hoping for Brawl and Bonecrusher.