Activators Thundercracker Pictorial Review.

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Got this guy in the mail today after an awesome ebay win from Deceptigtar. There's not much to say about him that hasn't already been said in the many Activators Starscream reviews. Here are some pics:

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    He's a much darker blue than I expected. I know they have to differentiate him from Starscream, but wow. He's a REALLY deep blue/purpley color. His chest details are silver, and all of the other red detailing on Starscream is now purple on Thundercracker. He retains all of the poseability and awesomeness of Starscream, in a different color. The only issue with mine that that the nosecone doesn't like to auto fold out when going to jet mode. It folds up correctly when activating the gimmick, but seems to get disconnected inside the robot mode. Not sure if that's something common to this repaint or just a misaligned gear on mine. Still, the gimmick still functions and he's a repaint of arguably the best activators mold available so far, so he's definitely worth picking up.

    Video is up:

    YouTube - Transformers Activators Animated Thundercracker
     
  2. zeroXII

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    Hmm, he doesn't look as toon accurate as earlier pics would suggest.

    Still, congratz on the score!
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

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    He's plenty accurate for me.

    BFF TC & SS!

    Thanks for the review and pics!


    I have an odd pic request: can you take a picture of them on one or the other's shoulders fighting Leader Megs?
     
  4. G1Wheeljack

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    That dark Blue reminds me of his Armada counterpart, looks nice but a pass for me.
     
  5. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Here you go!

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    And since I couldn't resist:


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    MECHASHIVA! MECHASHIVA! MECHASHIVA!
     
  6. G1Wheeljack

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    :lolol  Mechashiva FTW!
     
  7. trebleshot

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    Nice pics, Peaugh. But I still think that Bumblebee is the best of the Activator molds I own so far, but Ratchet is actually a pretty close second. I still need to pick up Prime to have all of the current molds.

    TC looks more like Skywarp to me. I'll probably call him that unless they release a Skywarp activator (seems like a given, but you never know).
     
  8. Peaugh

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    Yeah, I thought Skywarp at first myself. Getting him into a better lit room helped. He's definitely blue, just darker. I may do a little more silver on him, at least filling in the torso bits.
     
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    I'll just repaint Starscreams, the colors they use are too dark for my liking.
     
  10. jtuarus

    jtuarus Prowls circutsu master TFW2005 Supporter

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    oh come on mechashiva that never happened their just making stuff up now. but really i love this mold and since its a ss clone im getting it.and good job on whooping decep on the ebay win. thats right you decepticon lover you. j/k but i like the paint job.
     
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    Awesome. I'll be buying this for sure.

    Mecha Shiva is from an episode of The Venture Brothers.
     
  12. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    He knows. Read his response in the Monarch's voice. :) 
     
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    Ohhhh.

    I guess he's not a liar with his pants constantly on fire.
     
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    ROFL! Peaugh, you ROCK!

    Now I need TC. :lol 
     
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    We need Venture Bros. Crossovers now, with Hank & Dean combiners to form Mecha Shiva.
     
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    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    hey he didnt whoop me he bought it off me on ebay.
     
  17. Peaugh

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    Yeah, I mentioned the ebay win in the first post.
     
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    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    get more activators starscream repaints and have them try to change a light bulb.
     
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    I kind of hate to bump up such an old thread, but I just got around to picking him up. Anyway, I love this little guy. In fact, I think outside of the exposed hands in jet mode, he's a superior mold to the Voyager Seeker mold; he can even Gerwalk better. :lol  I love that he's filled with ball joints that all offer a nice range of motion, and his autotransform gimmick doesn't impede any mode and it retains nice proportions to it as well. As to the tone of the colors, I actually like it, I was never that fond of the powder blue Thundercracker and always liked the darker colors on TC, even if they are purplish.

    He's arguably my favorite Activator that I've picked up to date, with a slick color scheme, and a lot of fun and "playability" to it. If you haven't picked up an Activator seeker, I urge any doubters to do so! Pick out your favorite color scheme and enjoy!
     

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