I got a couple more Magna Guards last night at the local Wally after I picked up Halo Reach at Best Buy.
This figure's truly outstanding.
He rocks ball/socket hips, hinged knees, hinged ankles, ball/socket shoulders, ball/socket elbows, swivel wrists, ball/socket torso, and ball/socket neck.
While ball/socket knees are nice, I'm happy with how they did them. These thin droids just need a hinge to be more stable I think (Though... IG88's fantastic and stable).
The cloak is superb, as is the one Grievous comes with. Some of the coolest softgoods work Hasbro's ever done, plus they feature their patterns on the outside! I figured they'd skimp on Grievous' cloak getting the design on the back, at least.
The removable scarf around the head of the Magna Guard is great, his electro-staff is fantastic, he can hold all his gear. The sculpt and paint aps are superb too. This is truly one of the better figures Hasbro's put out IMO, in a little while. That speaks volumes about its quality I think since they've been knocking many figures out of the ballpark lately.
I can't wait for paint variations of this figure. I'd gladly buy a blue movie deco... Hell, they could go "Shadow Magna Guard" route on this guy and I'd love picking up a number of those too.
If I had one complaint, it would be that I wish you could remove the head and the neckpost so it looks like it was decapitated since they can still fight that way it seemed.
Otherwise, this is just one fantastic figure. I'd like 6 of them so I'm halfway to where I want to be. I may wind up with more though, as time rolls on.