I loved these as a kid, and still do. Shockwave I got for helping a friend at a toy show last year, it had a faulty leg slider, but I was actually able to repair it with some boiling water. Now it is perfect, just waiting on a friend to send me pics of a box for him.
He's a hard figure to get in good shape, my first one was a junker, I ended up rebuilding the arms and torso where the springs had exploded them, plus added more plastic inside the legs so he would hold his own weight. when I was done, he was nicely displayable though. This one on the other hand, I am more than pleased with.
When I sold off my G1 collection, Jetfire stayed. This was one of the very first bots I had bought off L. and being in such good shape, I didn't want to let it go. For people unfamiliar with this mold, it is a redeco of the Macross Super Valkerie. The red, white, and black colourscheme is great.
Without the fastpacks and armor on.
With them on:
Him and Shockwave are some of the most articulate G1 figures. Here is a pic of him without the armor on in bot mode. I much prefer him armored I think.
The Armor takes away the overwhelming amount of white. I think it makes him look more balanced colour wise.
A parting shot of his Gerwalk mode, it seemed to stress the shoulders on him to connect it properly, so I just left them like this. No point in snapping them off for one picture.