The figure is almost identical to the ones sold at New York Comic Con, except these have limited black paint applications. It's subtle - you can see a few of them here.
This figure - which seems to be the Glyos figure to beat for 2013 - was designed by Matt Doughty of Onell Design/Glyos/this blog's Raison d'être fame. You can see his notes here, in a blog post called Maxx Works, which indicate numerous influences and hidden builds ranging from Tomy's various toy lines including Zoids.
You'll also want to see John Doctor Kent's post The Return of Robo Force at the ToyFinity blog, explaining how the return came to be. I need to go read this now myself, so if you'll excuse me. I'm really excited to get my mitts on this one.
Mr. Dr. Kent also had this to share on Twitter:
@Trasufoma @PuppetDevall @toyfinity three minutes! Thanks #roboforce fans. We'll have more in December.
— John Kent (@JohnDoctorKent) October 28, 2013