I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
Yeah, they stay in the boxes. I got an opened TFA (Transformers Animated) Grimlock who just semi-secretly happens to be one of my favorites. I always wished Blackarachnia treated the big lug better!
I also spent six months trying to track down that toy, as I did with Ultra Magnus. (I finally found both, but yes, they are safe in boxes. I would have bought two Grimlocks to open one, but I wasn't going to spend another six months looking for one!)
So i finally has one, and he came without transformation instructions. I was told this but was like no worries, I can find tutorials online. (Transformers fans put them up on youtube. They review the toy, transform it, showing you how, and grade it.)
I took my keys out of my bag and should be looking for it to go to school event. (Not classes, but an event I want to go to.) Instead I've spent a couple minutes turning Grim from alt-mode - dinosaur - to robot mode which obviously robot. So he can hold his flaming sword.
I figured it out on my own. From what I gather, he's one of the easier toys to change but still somewhat proud of myself. Lookit me. Getting into grad school, changing robots on my own. Go me.