I just got mine today.. Where do I start? Let me just say that the MP-O3 Starscream is a work of marvelous engineering BUT not without its flaws and QC issues:
Mine came with a non-racheting right shoulder joint. Easy to fix if your experienced repairing that sort of problem. (probably just a weak or loose spring) Also the fingers on mine are extremely loose. While these are rarely unheard of especially for takara, I think their merger with Tomy lowered their standards in the Quality Control department. (Or maybe mine was just a fluke?)
This is not an MP.. its more of a alternator fighter jet. IMHO MP's are larger and contain a significant amount of DIECAST. Ofcourse due to its design I didnt think diecast would work in its favor. I.E if the wings were, it would be too top heavy and if the lower legs were, it would be really floppy due to its weight... So I hope if/when this ever reaches the states that they dont sell it as one (an MP I mean) and it wont sell for more than 40 bucks.
Lastly, let me just add that he is extremely easy to transform granted that the ultra tight joints cooperate. With that being said, becareful transforming it. Skip a few of the steps in the booklet just to loosen some parts that are "locked in" then proceed with the instructions. If some pictures seem a little vague please refer here for extra help. Dont get me wrong.. this is a very durable transformer, but I've read in so many forums reporting plastic stress marks already apearing during multiple transforming. so please DO NOT USE UNNECCESSARY FORCE to loosen parts free to avoid stressing the plastic...
Some other facts:
He seems to be 1/60 scale. He is about as long as the 1/60 Yamato VF-0S/A and the 1/48 VF-1J in jet mode (roughly 12") PLUS the Roy Fokker figure (from the 1/60 VF-0) can fit nicely in its cockpit.
Robot mode is a different story, he's a little bit more compact than the Valkyrie Battloids. I say about 9 inches (The battloids being about 12").
He does have a waist joint but it doesnt turn much due a lot of parts getting in the way.
And oh.. He should of been painted like this..