Finally got to open it up and fiddle with it. Pardon the mess. I placed him on the table my first grader uses for homework. Hehe! This thing was a b*tch to transform! Well, I said the same thing when the VF-25 Valks when they were first released.
Finally got mine and opened it up tonight. I like the fighter mode! It's a lot more compact that I thought. The paint is nice. Not looking forward to transforming it. Mainly because it's impossible to find a big enough block of time to properly do it. So in the display it goes for now.
Be careful with the right thumb when tranforming it back into fighter mode. I snapped the thumb off because I don't think I had it in the right position. Here is a pic of how it's supposed to be. DO NOT FORCE IT IN IF YOU FEEL ANY RESISTANCE. I went ahead and purchased a second one because of this. That one is staying in fighter mode.