Heavy/Scratch: Articulated Cyber Battalion Starscream

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  1. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I managed to find this guy while I was at Universal Sat. A bit pricey at $30 but still better than importing. I knew the articulation limits when I bought this figure and I must say, it's a really nice voyager sized figure. I would have easily bought all three seekers out of this mold if they just added the damn knees. Oh well, used some spare thighs from my junk bin and gave him knee and thigh swivel articulation. Replaced the hands from an old RID Optimus so now he has wrist articulation too. Repainted the legs and added more paint apps to the bot mode. I am very pleased with the results and now he is my definitive version of Starscream In my collection. He's the same size as Galvatron.
     

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  2. Stormvapor

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    Brilliant work bro!
    Cannot find that fig worth a damn, on the secondary market...so annoying
     
  3. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    It is worth it if you're up to fixing the legs. Figure is much better in hands than on pics. I had no interest in the figure when it was revealed. I really lucked out since my wife won the Universal tickets from a local radio station. Shame they didn't have that Megatron though, would have been perfect for a g2 repaint.
     
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    I hear ya bro :) 
     
  5. Furnace

    Furnace The original Starscream

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    Man, that is so awesome!
     
  6. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    Hey how did you go about replacing the hip joints? Just found an extra powerglide to make thisbmod happen.
     
  7. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    It actually fit almost as is. Just have to widen the hole in the hips slightly for it to fit. Had to pry the crotch apart to get to it though. The pin holding it together was a pain
     
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    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    Yea the pin is the difficult part haha. Ill see what i can do.

    Update: i did it! Now just to cut up the old legs and hell be all done i mean other than a paunt job.
     
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  9. Anti Spark

    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    This is Brilliant!
     
  10. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, he really looks great when done
     
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  11. iper3531

    iper3531 Seeker squad

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    I would like to upgrade my sky snake wanna add something can u message me to helps fellow cybertronion for help
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Given their low cost of production ( clearly not as complex or as many parts as the mainline toys of similar size ), and large size, I figured these would be perfect for shelf filler at Family Dollar and Dollar General. Could you imagine these voyager sized figures for $15 ( seekers in all colors ) and the smaller deluxe sized ones for $10? That would be better than the legends sized figures you can buy there now.
     
  13. autobot prowl

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    I wish they would, had to order Megatron online and will do some work on him too. These figures are actually very nice in hand and with a little tlc they make fantastic CHUG figures.
     
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    I have CB Megatron right now and yeah, his articulation could use some improvement. I'd love to see what you do with it!
     
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    Very nice.
     
  16. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    These, like some f the non-headmaster Titans Return figs, seem to have been designed to be more complex/"better" than the final result. I suspect Hasbro realised the potential of these figures, didn't want them interfering with an existing/upcoming line and then "dumped" them in Brazil. It wouldn't surprise me if they were going to be a fully articulated new line, then got canned by a rival design group/exec, in favour of (Titans Return?)
     
  17. PrimeDaddy16112723

    PrimeDaddy16112723 Collecting on a budget

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    Its on aliexpress for 15 i think. im getting one tomorrow .
     
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    PrimeDaddy16112723 Collecting on a budget

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    Only custon i ever did really was paint a chug deluxe prime in nemesis colors with paint pens and it looks admitedly terrible . it looks like the legs come from the chug voyager prime. what tools did you need to pull off this fantastic job?
     
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    PrimeDaddy16112723 Collecting on a budget

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    By the molding on the legs it looks like he was meant to have knee articulation then they just did it one solid piece. had they delayed the line a year or so and really took their time these would have sold millions .
     
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    The legs came from a voyager Powerglide if that helps
     

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