To the last reviewer, this is not supposed to be the "original". It clearly states 2007 Scorponok, meaning that this is the NEW batch and is depicted in the movie!! ------------
Perhaps I should clear up a bit of the confusion surrounding the various Transformers movie toys. There are several types, or "Class" of each character in shops and online, but which one is right for you?
(Tip; if you are after the newer shape 2008 Camaro Bumblebee, you can get it in Deluxe class upwards, although it is hard to find).
I will give you a brief description of the different "classes" of Transformers toys below. Each class has its own price range & features, in order to suit all budgets as well as specific needs, from children to serious collectors.
1. MOVIE LEGENDS CLASS- Around £3.00-£5.00 each and extremely basic and small. Easy to transform from vehicle to robot and not much detail. Really for kids only. Ages 5 and up.
2. ACTION FIGURE- This is just a basic action figure and does NOT transform. Price ranges from £6.00-£14.00. Ages 5 and up.
3. MOVIE DELUXE CLASS- Usually £10.00-£20.00 each and features more detailing. They look more like the characters in the movie which is good and transform well. A very popular class of Transformer toy because of the nice balance of affordability and quality. Ages 5 and up.
4. MOVIE VOYAGER CLASS- Usually £20.00-£30.00 each depending on the character. Much more detail as you would expect and a bigger size too. Ages 5 and up.
5. MOVIE LEADER CLASS- This is really a great class of toy for real fans! Approx £40.00 each and up to 30cm tall with sound/voice and lights!! The higher price tag also gives you a new feature called "Automorph", whereby an action sets off a reaction! For example, the leader class Optimus Prime character moves his chest down, pops his head up, his eyes light up and he plays a sound automatically upon reaching the last stage of transformation into a robot, by pressing a switch. Leader class Optimus Prime and Leader class Megatron are currently the only two available in this class (as of 30.08.07) and Optimus Prime is much nicer.
6. MOVIE ULTIMATE CLASS- £80.00 each and yes I'm crazy for buying one :-) At the time of writing this (30.08.07) there is only Ultimate Bumblebee available and it is more than 14 inches tall, making it the largest Transformer available. He is featured as the new 2008/2009 Chevrolet Camaro in this version. There are so many features to it that you really need to go to Youtube and type in "Ultimate Bumblebee" and see the videos. He talks, plays music, has animated movements in his head, arms and wings, fires missiles automatically, has engine sounds in car mode that change depending on how fast you roll him, has working headlights, activates tail-lights and squealing brake sound when you stop rolling him and loads more............ Overall, this is the best Transformers toy ever!! Not for children as transformation is very complex and it is more of a Transformers enthusiast's collectible.
I hope this helps ;-)