Difference between G1 Starscream 22 and Encore G1 Starscream 04?

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  1. SimonMK

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    Is there a difference between those two?

    G1 Starscream Reissue 22
    http://i.ebayimg.com/16/!BWkOM9g!mk~$(KGrHgoOKkIEjlLmVgL3BKYC,w0QNg~~_12.JPG

    Encore 04 Reissue G1 Starscream
    Transformers Encore 04 Reissue G1 Starscream - ToyArena.com

    I mean, are they from different time? Why one is 22 and the other is 04?
     
  2. heshanj

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    coz starscream was the 4th encore figure released?
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Starscream has been reissued numerous times over the years.

    22 is older (the first one, IIRC), then there are the Hasbro one and TFC, followed most recently by Encore.

    As far as I know, the TFC one is the only one with significant differences.
     
  4. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    22 is the first reissue, and the most faithful to the original toy. The Hasbro reissue has longer missles, the TFC reissue has lighter blue, and the Encore has an orange cockpit canopy.
     
  5. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    I forget, what does that mean again?

    Also, There is one HUGE glaring difference between the two which could really be an issue if you're deciding which to go with. 22 Starscream is the closest to the original mold with the small missiles in their original size and launchers sized to match. Hasbro released him with huge missiles and the holes on the launchers were resized accordingly. Encore has the original sized missiles, but the launchers are the Hasbro ones, creating launchers with holes that are too big for the missiles. They can still hold them, but the missiles wind up angling to the sides a bit and are very easy to set off as a result. 22 is so numbered because that was his Destron number in Japanese G1.
     
  6. SimonMK

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    I see. I am curious, how much would its cost to buy the very original G1 Starscream MISB?
     
  7. SkywarpsNipples

    SkywarpsNipples ホンマおもろい人やね〜

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    Probably a lot more than you can afford LOL
     
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    Maybe, maybe not. I got a G1 original MISB Thundercracker last year for 200.00. Then I opened it and put the stickers on.
     
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    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    before all the reissues I got a mb screamer for 100 stickers unapplied but box opened.

    the other differnece with the encore seekers is the accesroies are slightly "softer" when you connect them (not quite as tight of a connection) also his canopy is NOT orange, it is a differnt tint. the stickers also don't adhere to the metal parts as well as the originals do,
     
  11. Th0r4z1n3

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    Encore Starscream's canopy is a very light gray, almost clear. Also Encore has the Decepticon symbol painted on his wings rather than being a sticker (it does come with the sticker though if you want to cover them up:)  ) The issue with the stickers not sticking to the chest is true of all 3 Encore Seekers too BTW, but a little super glue fixes that right up :D 

    Over all I'm really happy with mine, I do like the stripe pattern on the wings of my TFC SS better than just the plane red stripe on the original and Encore though
     
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    If I Recall Correctly.
     

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