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Masterpiece Movie Series Starscream

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Great & extensive review. Personally, I still love 2009's ROTF voyager Starscream best. Remove his tattoo's and you'll see he's really not that scrawny.

Anyway, I love the movie 1 deco on this 'Movie Masterpiece' Starscream and the movie Starscream design in general... but at Leader size, the actual proportions of this toy jet, are just too thick imo. Especially because the fuselage gets wider towards the rear of the jet, whereas
the real jet gets more narrow towards the rear.

Also, the legs, just sit under there.... That's kind of 'Silverbolt-ish' imo. The torso/clavicle articulation is brilliant though ; and this is exactly what makes his torso design brilliant ; it's not 'just' wide ; it provides his arms even more range of motion ; this is what made him able to rip through those human piloted F22 jets in movie 1, while in flying robotmode.

I have a feeling / hope, the best movie Starscream will be Dark of the Moon's. Still, this is a great
Leader class toy for fans in the meanwhile.

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Posted by knoted on 26 December, 2010 - 18:39
Glad you liked my review. I

Glad you liked my review.

I was less concerned about where the legs ended up, and more disappointed about why their transformation wasn't more intricate & covered some of that undercarriage kibble more.

I had this huge long 20min commentary at the end of Video-1 stating my reasons why I like the visual style of Bayformers, but I re-shot it because it ran so long! I'll be making a Vlog for my own YouTube channel where I comment on that soon.

Right now, there's no word on a Leader-class Ironhide, though I would probably get him if they did! They ARE making a new Voyager-class for him, which is kinda scrawny-looking IMO, but does look a little closer to the CGI model than any previous toy has.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 26 December, 2010 - 18:58
Nice review, as for the

Nice review, as for the figure itself I guess it depends if you like Bay's version of the Transformers (which I don't) but looked at objectively the toy itself is actually pretty nice. How would you compare it too say a Yamato 1/60 VF or a Bandai DX VF-27? I know there for completely different markets with different tastes but just by engineering and design? Personally I can see how taking a pre-existing design like a jet or truck then trying to "reverse engineer" it into a robot can have unique problems like the underside kibble as opposed to a purpose designed jet that transforms into different modes like a VF.

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Posted by CHEN on 26 December, 2010 - 19:24
I don't have any other Valks

I don't have any other Valks [dammit!] beyond five chunky-monkeys, so I can't make that comparison.

Thanks for the compliment, and I'm glad you enjoyed the review.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 27 December, 2010 - 03:43
I really wanted to buy this

I really wanted to buy this figure for my birthday last October, but I thought I should buy the limited RD Eva 00 and save this one for later.

Even thought it doesn't look different than the American release, I like his body clean with no Cybertronian markings. I like this realistic look far better. It makes a good plane model to have on your desk. Too bad it's not as sleek looking as the voyager-class figure, but I liked the popped-out weapons on his hands. Kinda looking what the voyager's hand supposed to be before the budget cuts.

If Starscream is going to to be same F-22 Raptor mode in DOTM, I hope they make a new voyager-class figure fixing its past problems and not a re-release of the same half-finished one.

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Posted by SHINOBI-03 on 27 December, 2010 - 06:05
DOTM voyager Ironhide

Looks good imo :

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/paranoooid/sell/ih_1.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/paranoooid/sell/ih_2.jpg

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Posted by knoted on 27 December, 2010 - 15:29
If I didn't know better, I'd

If I didn't know better, I'd say that looked like a Deluxe-class! It's too simple. I mean, other than the heads, how many ball-and-socket Voyager-class Bayformers can you think of?

Oh, BTW, that giant cannon is part of the new crossover gimmick, called "Mech Tech".

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 27 December, 2010 - 16:35
expense

I really like the look of this version and debated getting it, but it came down to cost. I just couldn't justify paying about four (well, three at MSRP) times as much when I'm okay with the US deco.

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Posted by Signal Lancer on 28 December, 2010 - 19:15
In the comments for Video 1

In the comments for Video 1 is a YouTuber named ZeltraxMillennium, and he does custom TF paint jobs for $20 each. Tell him you want a Leader-class Screamer painted up like this, and he'll tell you how to get the best bang for your buck!

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 28 December, 2010 - 21:06
 
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