Wednesday, May 8, 2013

#23: Transformers Generations - Fall of Cybertron Starscream


Remember how I was trying to figure out what Target was up to with their Transformers pricing? Deluxe figures were 18 bucks while voyager figures were only 3 or so dollars more. Target finally realized how insane that pricing scheme was, and have lowered deluxe figure prices to a more reasonable 13 dollars. Soon after, they finally started moving old stock and even got in some new stock! I'd heard good things about this version of Starscream from the Fall of Cybertron game, so when I saw it on the pegs I decided to take it home.

Starscream's robot mode looks pretty faithful to what I remember from the game. The game aesthetic is reminiscent of G1 styles, but with a bit of the movie style influence thrown in. The color scheme and general shape are all unmistakably Starscream. While the chin is narrower than I'm accustomed to, there is the traditional boxy head. His weapon is pretty fun. The two barrels are connected by gears so that if you spin one, the other one spins as well. In fact, the weapon splits into two separate guns. So, you have options there. There are weapon ports on a few different spots on Starscream, so you could load him up with different weapons if you'd like.


Starscream's altmode is a really chunky jet. Most of the bulk is in the rear section, so I guess you could say this is a jet with a lot of junk in its trunk. It's kind of an interesting shape, and somewhat reminiscent of the Cybertronian altmode that the seekers had in the original cartoon. In profile, I get a vulture vibe from the way the cockpit sticks out. It's just so small compared with the rest of the body.

Here, have some size comparisons with the classics version of Starscream from something like 7 years ago.




6 comments:

  1. I liked the look of this one.

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    1. Yeah, it's a pretty cool looking design.

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  2. I saw this in person for the first time yesterday, and was incredibly tempted. I didn't pick it up, but it might even surpass my desire for a Classics Starscream - and yes, your last two pictures are full of want for me!

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    1. It's definitely worth picking up, and it'll be way cheaper than a classics version!

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  3. Ain't him a bit short for a STARSCREAM? I still dig the classic.

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    1. It's too bad that most of the War For/Fall of Cybertron figures are have been deluxe sized. Shockwave particularly would have made a great voyager.

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