Review by Atom
The Transformers Classics are new sculpts of classic Generation One characters. The line came with little fanfare and has quickly been scooped up by collectors and kids alike and becoming difficult if not impossible to find on retail shelves.
Starscream was in the first wave and is not available at retail anymore. You can, however, find him on the aftermarket for triple his original cost. I want to give a big public thanks to Sanjeev for being swell enough to put this in my grubby hands.
In robot mode, he looks fantastic. They manage to make a highly poseable figure while still keeping the look of the cartoon. Starscream has 15 points of articulation and while the hands don’t move the head does turn.
Transformation is very straightforward and very close to the original toy. You can see it for yourself with the video review below.
In jet mode he looks very much like the classic Starscream from the 80’s with the grey, blue and red paint scheme and the arm cannons come off and mount to the wings to fire missiles.
I like this a lot, however with his price just going up and up, I am hesitant to say go out and get him. But if you’re a Starscream fan you really should buy it now while you still can. You will kick yourself later if you don’t.
|Posted 10 August, 2007 - 02:42 by Atom