G1 Starscream vs Armada Starscream

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  1. azmoday

    azmoday Well-Known Member

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    Just a random question! wondering who you think is a better character? cooler design ? and who you like more overall?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Spoon

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    Armada.
    In every way.
     
  3. MEGAMAN X FAN

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    except figures
     
  4. Spoon

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    Armada has a crazy awesome sword.

    G1 had a munted head, with bug eyes.
     
  5. MEGAMAN X FAN

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    bug eyes ? munted head ?
     
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    I'm currently a bigger fan of G1... but I've never seen Armada so.. grain of salt and whatnot.
     
  7. Lakanl

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    The armada Starscream seemed to be more whiny, where as the G1 Starscream was a little cowardly.

    Personally though, I love all Starscream's, as they are all awesome.
     
  8. Julliant

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    Well Armada is the more updated design but it's a bit much on the kibble since the character models come after the toys. Character wise I prefer G1, excluding thee corny 80's writing. He's a baddy, and is too blinded by his own ambitions to tell if the situation really isn't good for him to be plotting his own success. I think it's out of character for him to suddenly turn kind of anti-hero, and it's feeding the fangirls.
     
  9. Starscreamer95

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    Both of them are 2 out of my 3 favourite Starscream.
    Hmmm... I say "Draw"
     
  10. Spoon

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    Watch 'Cramp', and then not like him more than G1!

    He's the only reason Armada is worth watching!
     
  11. AMG

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    I like G1 Starscream better, but Armada Starscream is a cool character.
     
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    Armada is interesting but I cant help but feel most of his record collection is Nu Metal.... but really A. Screamer I consider to be too different from the classic concept to really be a true Star Scream.

    As for toys I got the ML toy in a comic store discount bin and its ok but Gee Wan has got the null rays and a far less goofy looking jet mode so for me its Gee Wan

    Now I dont get why people are ragging on the G1 toy its like 30 years old and frankly its not that bad for such an old design I personally still enjoy transforming his chest/nose cone because its so unique to me. Now Armada SS was a huge down grade from what had come before when you look at the past Jet formers like Beast Wars 2nd Star Scream and I still don't see why they had to put a diving board on his back in robot mode IMO that whole Minicon gimmick could have been engineered so that it was flat against his back
     
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    G1 Starscream.
     
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    G1, Armada Starscream is a lil bitch seriously.
     
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    G1 Starscream is better than Armada Starscream because he don't mess with a girl.
     
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    G1 Starscream all the way, baby.
     
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    G1 Starscream barnone. Armada SS was a weak, protagonist bitch who deserved to get :bay  .
     
  18. Sol Fury

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    Armada Starscream got more character development than G1 Starscream ever did. He had reasons given for disliking and betraying Megatron, in fact every thing he does in the series plays true to his character. He's one of the best written characters in the series, and the best non-traditional depiction of Starscream ever.

    G1 is not bad, I like his design, but his shallow character left a lot to be desired in light of what came after (Megatron has overslept! I am now your leader! Megatron has gone on holiday for two weeks! I am now your leader! etc)

    The truth is that Armada Starscream actually has a personality that develops over the run of the series while Starscream never truly changes. From More than Meets the Eye to BOT, Starscream's personality is unchanged. Even when he comes back as a ghost, he's still the same old Starscream. Even in Beast Wars.

    The Armada toy is a bit limited though, and could have done with more movement in the arms and hips for proper sword fighting. G1 Starscream on the other hand was magnificent in both modes, although having to add the different parts to transform him loses him marks. But not enough to make him the less impressive toy.


    Overall -

    Character - Armada Starscream
    Toy - G1 Starscream
    Personality - a tie, both have annoying elements and elements that stand out.

    Overall - a tie. They are effectively two very different interpretations of the "treacherous lieutenant" with G1 being in it for himself, and Armada believing in the greater good of the cause.
     
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    Armada had the better design by far, but G1 was the better character IMO.

    Of course, Cybertron Starscream is waaaaaaay better than both.
     

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