Bulkhead is not ****. regardless of what you may hear. And saying so, is just plain rude and offensive. But saying its **** implies anybody who likes it likes ****.
Its not the case, Bulkhead is a good figure. The alt mode is very nice, and the robot mode pretty good. Once you own him you get the feel for the panels, and how to position them, and make him look good.
Yes he's nowhere near as good as FE Bulkhead, but he's still a solid figure. Articulation is decent, ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders with a lot of room to move and pose, bicep swivel double jointed elbows. Ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, slightly limited in the knees though.
Transformation is satisfying, but his big massive weapon is just well too bulky in either mode, and since it can't stay open its pretty useless in my opinion.
He was very good light piping, and his jaw moves.
I think he's pretty solid bar his weapon. A good substitute if you can't find FE Bulkhead.
As for the sabers, I don't think a sword stand is a good enough reason to get the voyagers, though know that you mention it, I may just pose my voyager Prime with the saber.