Encore Starscream, or Sky-byte?

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  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Hey guys, well, I have a problem and need help diciding. A while ago, I scored the RID Predacons from SW.ca, and ever since I've been saving money to buy RID Sky-byte to lead them. But Encore Starscream has been on my list for months, and is especialy important since I never owned the mold. I never had Sky-byte (or even Cybershark) as a child, and I've always wanted him and the other Preds. I don't have enough money to buy both, and I'm afraid if I wait I may miss an oppertunity.

    So, my question is, do you think I should buy encore Starscream, or Skybyte?
     
  2. Macross7

    Macross7 Well-Known Member

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    I'd say for for Starscream while he is new & before the price jumps after all stock is sold. Skybyte is 7 years old so I don' think the price is going to change in the time it takes you to get more $$. Most people that want him already have him so you can probably wait on him.
     
  3. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I agree.
     
  4. Lord Megatron

    Lord Megatron FFFF

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    Sky-byte. SS will get reissued in the future.
     
  5. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Seconded.
     
  6. Mike

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    If you've never owned the original starscream mold, I say go for that, its really quite nice :) 
     
  7. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Skybyte!
     
  8. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Starscream. The Transmetal II Cybershark mold really isnt all that amazing.
     
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    Starscream hands down.
     
  10. Bobby Lemain

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    go with what your first impulse was to go with. or in other words, get the one you know you won't end up selling off later on. but if those two don't work, then get the cheaper one. :) 

    or the Sky-byte since you've wanted him for so long. I had the same dilemma over encore soundwave or prime, and I ended up getting soundwave. I don't regret it but after getting the soundwave, now I want prime. again.
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Okay i don't own either figure but i would go with SKYBYTE!
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

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    Actually, Lord Megatron raises a good point. Sky-Byte isn't being made anymore, but SS is sure to be reissued (Takara won't miss the chance to squeeze Skywarp and TC in). I personally love Sky-byte's mold (the colours really do it) but I've always wanted a jet transformer that looks nice in jet mode. I hate Starscream's character, and his robot mode, and Sky-byte is basicly 100% character, plus a nice mold.

    Grrrrr, this is tough, usually I'd just suck it up and get both, but I don't have that option this time.
     
  13. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    If you're only getting SS for the jet mode, then pass on it. Just get Sky-Byte
     
  14. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    LISTEN UP YO'

    Starscream.

    Previous trends have indicated that once a reissue is out there's only a short period of time before the price shoots up. Encore SS is pretty cheap now and he's only going to get more expensive. I doubt future releases will ever be cheaper.

    Sky Byte's value is pretty stagnant. It's not really going to change. It'll never be too hard to get hold of one.
     
  15. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    If you want a jet-former that looks good in jet mode get classics screamer of skywarp.
     
  16. Doctor Ingenious

    Doctor Ingenious Doctorate in Ingeniology

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    Skybyte is more fun. Starscream is great too though. If I didn't have either and planned on getting one I'd go with Starscream. I had both though and it really depends what you want out of them. If you're going to display them then starscream is probably the better due to the nice jet mode you mentioned. Play-value wise sky-byte wins the cake.

    There's always MP-03 starscream if you really want a nice looking jet mode :D 
     
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    Sky-Byte

    I wish you mentioned it earlier too could have sold you him too along with the Predacon 3 pack :( 
     
  18. NGW

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    Go for Skybyte. Much as I like SS....1) He is bound to be reissued again 2) Skybyte is just more fun as a toy IMO
     
  19. SPLIT LIP

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    Yeah, I'm none too smart, but I really didn't have the money at the time, either.
     
  20. Ktulu

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    Skybyte is much more fun to play with and all, but SS has the nostalgia factor. A tough decision, but I say get SS now, and grab Skybyte later.
     

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