If you haven't seen them yet, Ameblo has shots of Thundercracker out of the package and it looks pretty gosh darn good.
The toy is a direct-to-consumer item which, according to most sources, is being made in an edition size based on pre-orders. As such, it could be very large (due to speculators) or very small (due to people NOT speculating.) We hope to get one. Click the image for more, in Japanese.