eHobby Sunstorm High Res Photo Gallery w/ a few comparison shots

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  1. GenZhao

    GenZhao Banned

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    Sunstorm has hit retail in China!

    I got my Sunstorm Yesterday. I should get an eHobby Megatron tomorrow so if no one else has uploaded some pics I'll try to get a shit load up for everyone.

    I didnt apply the stickers yet, I haven't even applied them to my encores yet, though I suppose I will one day when I am really bored and playing with my toys

    The only thing that I dont like about him is that the Decepticon logos seem to be put on upside down on his wings, - well im not sure which way is up or down, but they are put on in the opposite direction compared to the encore Thunderscracker and Skywarp and the original reissue Starscream from early 2000, And they are shown the opposite way on the pictures on the card and instructions..... other then that he is AWESOME!

    They are available on ebay here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=280316443410

    Here he is:

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    Regards,
    The General Zhao Ming

    (it never hurts to call upon the gods)
     
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  2. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

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    Looks very nice, thanks for the photos.

    You don't happen to have the original Sunstorm release to compare against do you?
     
  3. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very cool, G1 Sunstorm is pure win.
     
  4. brawl 56

    brawl 56 Aw..crap!

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    Nice man!
    I like this contrast between the orange and the pure white is genious! Love it :D 
     
  5. Liokaiser

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    Very nice, I want one. :D 
     
  6. Terrorcon Blot

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    You take too many redundant photos.
     
  7. GenZhao

    GenZhao Banned

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    its flash and no flash, accessories, no accessories.

    I do it so that the mods here can take the photos they think are best and add them to the news link on the FP.
     
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  8. Foster

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    They put the wing symbols upside down on Sunstorm, I suppose, to match Starscream. His are inverted on both the Encore and the TFC, if I recall.

    They bug me, BTW. Wish they were right-side-up. I'll probably add the stickers to cover the tampos.

    Also, any photos of the pack-in comic?
     
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  9. GenZhao

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    Ill double check but from what I saw there is no pack in comic.

    on my original takara reissue starscream I dont think they are inverted, I forget if those are self applied or what though

    bugs me 2
     
  10. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Well my original one is still sealed...Maybe I will buy this one to open.
     
  11. Galva-Cannon

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    The reason the symbols are upside down is because eHobby Sunstorm was a redeco of TFC-9 Starscream, the anime colours version. In the cartoon, Starscream had his wing symbols on this way, so they did that with the TFC version since it was meant to match the cartoon. Sunstorm just uses the same tampograph scheme, hence the upside down symbols.

    Personally I prefer it that way.
     
  12. Bass X0

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    I wish he had painted eyes. That would have looked a lot better.
     
  13. Jason Blue Boost

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    What noticable differences are there between this version and the E-hobby one?
     
  14. Automorpher

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    Which was what I'm hoping for. Anyone out there has any pics for comparison?
     
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    Yeah, couldn't agree more. The wing stickers are the easiest ones to apply on the figure... the eye stickers on the other hand. Why they've never painted the eyes on all these seeker reissues, I don't know. If anything is screaming out for a paint application instead of stickers, it's the eyes.

    Maybe it's unpaintable plastic or something, but you would have thought they could mold the head it in a different kind of plastic if that was the case. They retooled Omega Supreme's head, but they can't fix the eyes of what is one of the most popular molds ever. I don't get it.
     
  16. payres

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    Surprises me that there's been no Classics/Henkei version of this yet. I only assume someone has got it lined up as an exclusive.
     
  17. Foster

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    Well, they are both e-Hobby versions, but I know what you mean. Differences in the toys? None. The packaging is slightly different and there is supposed to be a pack-in comic in the new version.
    I know! The closest thing there is is a Henkei Ghost Starscream previewed on the last page of the just-released Generations 2009 book, I'm waiting for a preorder of that bad boy at TF Source any day now.
     
  18. diablien

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    The Seeker mold has had a strange sordid past as far as the wing decepticon logos. As stated previously by Galva-cannon, the symbols were drawn upside down on the wings in the show. I believe in real life, planes have the information on their wings to be read from behind. That is most likely why the decision was made to make the symbols "upside down" or "backwards". It's all relative.
    The symbols on encore starscream were altered from the original TFC9 release to align the wing symbols with the nose cone symbol to make a more appealing jet mode. In the end, its all a matter of preference.

    Here's a neat diablo tip: Hasbro HOC Coronation Starscream has the symbols right side up on the wings while the rarer chase version from the TFC PVC line has them upsidedown!

    It's all a matter of perspective and preference.
     
  19. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Man what an ugly toy, glad I ordered one!
     
  20. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    You don't know until you have them side by side, but I have the original and he looks the same as far as the toy goes.

    The sticker sheet has 2008 on it now, and the box is different.

    Randy
     

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