Activators Starscream Pictorial Review

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Getting back to pictures with my videos, up now is Activators Starscream:

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    Another nice little fig, and about as show accurate as the voyager version. He adds show accurate arm cannons, but also adds non-show accurate jet mode kibble in the form of his entire arm. Still, not bad for such an ambitious little figure:

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    Transformation, again, very simple. Push the button, pull out his legs, unpeg his arms, and flip the cannons around, unfold his feet, flip up the head and landing gear, flip up the shouldpads and fold down his fins on the back of his legs. Robot mode is again, comparable to the voyager. About the only real difference is that the back flaps don't fold out:

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    He's incredibly poseable, just about every joint in on a ball joint, and stable to boot. He's easily the best of the first three activators, and honestly, even better than some of the bigger figures. I know we're getting the Thundercracker repaint at this size, I'm really hoping we see Skywarp and Sunstorm at this scale as well. I wasn;t planning on liking these that much, but after buying Bumblebee and Starscream for my daughter, I had to go back to the store to snag a Starscream for myself. He's that cool!

    Short video review here:

     
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  2. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    That is the activator I have been looking forward to the most. Its like an automorphing g2 cyberjet.

    Also I didn't know which thread to thank you in, but I'll do it here. Thanks for doing the pictorial reviews man! I've read almost all of them and enjoy them.
     
  3. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    You're welcome. I've been bad about doing them lately because I've gotten so much stuff that by the time I've shot the vids, I don't feel like shooting the pics. So last night I just hauled them into work and did them, took about 6 hours.
     
  4. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Thanks for taking the time to do that man! Does Starscream have landing gear towards the front, or just the 2 on his legs?
     
  5. Obvious Prime

    Obvious Prime Purple Repaint

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    I got Screamer a couple days ago. The best out of the Activators so far, IMO.

    Oh, and to answer your question, yeah, he's only got back landing gear.
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

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    This dude ROCKS. He's so much fun. I like posing him with the Voyager or just by himself.
     
  7. Octavius Prime

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    He looks fun, but I'll be waiting to get him for free w/Leader Megatron at TRU. Same with BB and Bulkhead.
     
  8. G1Wheeljack

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    Man, why did I pass this guy up when I saw him, next time I do see him, he's mine.
     
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    It looks great in both modes, and the robot mode is very posable, neat little figure for the price. Very pleased with it.
     
  10. Team Jetfire

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    Yeah this guy pretty well kicks ass.
     
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    I just picked up this little guy today and I suggest everyone do the same :] Excellent review as always
     
  12. General Tekno

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    Just got Activators Starscream.

    And I'm astonished at just how GOOD he is! He's got all the transformation elements of his smaller counterpart and looks great in both modes - he even has LANDING GEAR!!!

    An absolute MUST to get!

    There's only ONE criticism I have with him - he has MOVIE Decepticon insignias on his wings. Ah well.
     
  13. heshanj

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    i have the voyager starscream....n this one looks as accurate! quite surprising, looks a great little figure...i seriously didnt think much of the activators til i saw this
     
  14. Banshee

    Banshee MvC2 online! woot!

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    Bought this yesterday, and it's one of my all time favorite animated figures! It's a tiny little gem.

    I'm so glad they made grimlock and Megs too, can't wait to get them.
     
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    I was not sure when I first saw the Activators on the net. How wrong I was! Starscream (and BB) are great little figures. I recommend them to anyone who likes Animated.
     
  16. planetjacker

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    I got mine a couple of days ago and didn't even notice that. Makes me wonder if there is a version with the standard insignias. Also this line is blowing away the FAB line so far.
     
  17. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Just got one of these today. He's brilliant for such a little figure. I'm almost considering not bothering to get the Voyager class of this guy now.
    All we need now are some playsets for these figures.

    Er, did I say playsets? I meant serious model dioramas... :confused2 

    And although I've only got this guy and Bumblebee and Bulkhead in this size class, they seem to have better applied paint apps and more secure balljoints than the other size classes in this line.
     
  18. Powersa

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    Pretty cute and toon accurate. Getting activators instead of voyagers = save.
     
  19. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    i wonder how hard/easy his torso will be to put back together if i take it apart to paint it. I just picked one up today, and he is truly awesome for his size/p.p.. I wanna get enough to make the clones.
     
  20. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    There are quite a few pins there holding it together. I dunno how hard or easy they are to take out and put back in. Probably wouldn't be fun.

    Sorry - non-answer. :eek: 
     

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