Transformers Deluxe Classic Starscream
Transformers Deluxe Classic Starscream
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Series: Transformers More Than Meets the Eye Classics
Release Date: November 2006
Details (Description): Ruthless, cold-blooded, and capable, STARSCREAM makes no secret of the fact that he wants to replace MEGATRON as leader of the DECEPTICONS. The fastest flyer among the DECEPTICONS ranks and one of the most dangerous warriors ever to grace the skies of CYBERTRON, he is still something of a coward. He cares too much for his own skin to ever take the risks the overthrow of MEGATRON would require.
|Package Length:||12.0 inches|
|Package Width:||6.6 inches|
|Package Height:||3.0 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.45 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 21 reviews|
Character from the classic Transformers series
Converts between a jet and a robot
The fastest flyer among the Decepticons ranks
Twin null-ray cannons with firing projectiles in robot mode
Flip-down landing gear in fighter jet mode
|Average Customer Review: ( 21 customer reviews )
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18 of 19 found the following review helpful:
The Decepticon Air Commander Returns Oct 18, 2006
By C. Bedford Crenshaw
"the Rebel Rockhopper"
My first ever Transformer was Starscream (Christmas 1984). I am pleased to say that this Starscream is a nice homage. In robot mode Starscream has some stability issues, but the legs have nice posibility. The main problems with robot mode is that there is no good way to place the wings so they don't interfere in his robot mode, and the airplane tip could have been hidden better.
In jet mode Starscream looks just like an actual F-15, which was the same jet that the original Starscream was based on. My only complaints is that the figure could use some better coloring, and there should have been landing wheels on the bottom. An opening cockpit like the original would have worked wonders.
His "null cannons" can be posted on his arms, like the original toy, or can be put in his fists like regular guns while in robot mode. The cannons attach to the underside of the wings. The missles can launch 3-4 feet away, but need to stay on to look like the original.
The transformation can be begun from several locations, and is of perfect compelxity, and homages to the original's transformations.
All in all, recommended.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Better than the Original Nov 23, 2006
By J. Decelles
This Starscream toy is so much better than the original that there is no comaparison. The jet mode, which is how the figure comes boxed is a very convincing toy jet, unlike some of the more recent transformers figures which only resemble vehicles because they have wheels or wings.
Robot mode is where this toy really stands out, even over the Optimus Prime and Megatron in the same toy series. This version of Starscream is almost a perfect match for the character in the original generation 1 cartoon series. Its amazing ans a shame the other toys in this line are not as close to their animated counterparts.
In robot mode the figure is pretty poseable, the legs have a nice range of movement, as do the arms. the head is a little hard to move because of the air intakes, but it is good enough. The only thing I really have to nitpick about it the length of the arm cannons. They go too far back (up over the shoulder) so that in order for the guns to point straight out you need to bend down the wings.
Another thing that is strange, why the need for firing missiles? In the cartoon they are not missiles, but laser guns. Optimus Prime doesn't have a firing weapon, why does starscream need one? If the guns didn't need room for springs they could have been made to fit the arms closer negating the need to move the wings to have the gun point forward. Not a huge deal, but a little annoying nonetheless and a strange oversight for an otherwise increadible Transformer.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Starscream is "flying" off the shelves and for good reason Oct 22, 2006
By James P. Lysoby
On Tuesday, I was at a local Walmart and saw a full display of the new Transformers Classic line. They had a bunch of both the Deluxe class ($9.99 figures that include Rodimus, Starscream, Bumblebee and Astrotrain) and Voyager class ($19.99 figures of Optimus Prime and Megatron)
On Saturday night, I bought the last 2 Deluxe figures they had.
From what I've heard, these figures have been flying off shelves everywhere.
From my viewpoint, it's with good reason. They've brought us classic characters at a reasonable price and all the figures I have seen so far are very well done. Starscream is no exception.
If you've only seen this one on the shelf, it doesn't do it true justice. The jet mode (which is how it is packaged) is okay, but some of the coloring on it is a bit different from what a classic Transformers fan would be used to. The red and blues are a bit mixed up, but it's close enough.
The robot mode is what really makes this figure shine. One look and I was feeling more than a little nostalgic. In a lot of ways. this figure looks much more like the cartoon and comic character than any figure ever has before. The poseability is very good, about the only thing that it lacks is the ability to bend at the knees but compare it to a 1984 version and it's head and shoulders above. The transformation also is pretty smooth once you get used to it. Finally, one really nice thing is there aren't a lot of parts to lose on this one, again especially compared to the 1984 version.
Now if you're not an old Transformers fan, and just want a cool toy to buy your kids, it fits that role well, also. In fact, it displays very nicely alongside the jets from the Cybertron series. Plus, I always thought fighter jets made for some of the nicest Transformers molds.
I've reviewed some of the other Transformers Classics line if you'd like to take a look.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Awesome! Jan 09, 2007
By Rebecca Anderson
I gave this as a gift to a friend who is a huge fan. I've never seen a 29 year old so happy as he made the whoosh noise as Starscream flew around in jet form. Great quality, durable, and fun to play with.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Almost a perfect remake Jan 28, 2007
By Matthew J. Mcreynolds
I have to say that the redone Starscream was a pleasure to buy. The F-15 fighter looks real and the robot mode is extremely poseable. The only issues I have with it is that the windscreen can be seen when in robot mode and it irritates me. The second is the fact that you cannot move the arms to the full horizontal position since the wings are in the way. Nose landing gear and a canopy that can open would have been nice too. But, overall done very nicely.
WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE ABLE TO GET YOUR HANDS ON RAMJET! HE IS EVEN BETTER LOOKING. He has a few issues himself, especially the beginning of the wings leading edge restricting the full downward position of the arms and no nose landing gear or opening canopy, but I like this one better than Starscream.
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