iGear PP03T Traitor (MP Starscream)

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  1. megatroptimus

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    Another quality release from iGear. No QC issues, other than maybe the red plastic being slightly light in appearance? I only have Greenscream, so I can't compare the reds. Figure is much more stable in robot mode thanks to the modded legs, but that's nothing new. My wrist communicators show Thundercracker and Thrust. Oh, also, the wheels somehow are white instead of black. Odd but nice.

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    Pictures don't show it well, but he's light grey, not white. The red and blue paint apps and parts really pop out. He also has white stripes on the wings, a silver face, red eyes, silver on the nullrays and some dark grey on the chest and waist
     
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    He looks rather... blank.

    Ah, to hell with it. I'll just say it.

    His sparse paint apps make him look like what he is - a KO.

    I'm sure build quality and plastic quality are fine, but it looks really cheap so bare like that. I can see why Hasbro opted for the weathering now. at the very least, they should have added paint to the canopy on the sculpted parts that aren't supposed to be clear, and on the insides of the air intakes on his shoulders. Also, that silver face should be dark gray, like the official release.

    the parts that connect the arm joints to the body should not be blue. It stands out way too much. thrusters shouldn't be blue, either.
     
  3. Satomiblood

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    A little bit on the plain side, but not bad.
     
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    ^ Pretty much this. I have the iGear coneheads, so I'm sure this shares the good quality. However, paint apps leave MUCH to be desired. For $100 (or whatever the selling price was), I'd expect more.
     
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    Still, going from greenscream to this must have been quite the jump.
     
  6. CZ Hazard

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    Anyone who has any of the Coneheads, or not-T'cracker know that these don't feel like KO's, and the improved hip kibble has made me sell my originals,if you really hate these and prefer the Hasbro / Takara, great. Feel free to check out my ebay listings.
     
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    Nice, I love the simplistic cartoonish deco. I may have to revisit the MP seeker mold with this one. Thanks for the review!
     
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    He was referring to the paint apps (or lack thereof) making it look like a KO, not the plastic quality.
     
  9. megatroptimus

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    Add faction symbols and stickers on the tailfins and you're good to go.
     
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    Hi, actually read my post, thanks.

    Also, another nitpick - a visual continuity issue. knee joints are black, elbow joints are blue. somewhat jarring difference. I think it would look best if exposed joint color was consistent. Make elbow joints black as well, like the official release.
     
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    I'm curious as to how some well-done factory panel lining (not weathering) would've looked.

    :lol 
     
  12. millerman3732

    millerman3732 I remain unconvinced.

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    Oh, I guess that's why Hasbro put the paint wash on it.
     
  13. megatroptimus

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    Yeah. Greenscream is scary to transform, this thing isn't! :) 
     
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    I got him today with igear thundercracker.My starscream has astrotrain and ramjet on his communicators.They are great I have destroyer already ordered.
     
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    I'm a big fan of the iGear seekers (my PP03-T arrives on Wednesday), and in some ways I am disappointed about the sparse look of the latest batch, but in other ways I think it's a good thing. Anyone who owns the coneheads knows there's no doubt that this set has really lowered the bar for deco - where the coneheads had gorgeous plastic and paint apps, these really do look KO-ish.

    But to me, that's a good thing. It's a blank canvas ready for custom apps and labels. Reprolabels is reportedly planning sets for these (minimal effort required, they already did the official ones), and some of the other glaring details I'll fix myself. A few junker Skywarps I have laying around will fix the thrusters and canopy issues. I'll have to see about how the blue armpits look in-hand. I'm just thankful that we have something without the ghastly weathering and orangey-red paint that the walmart version has. I'll panel line it myself.

    From some angles it looks like he does have the grey wing stripe next to the red - does it stand out more in-hand than the pictures show?
     
  16. megatroptimus

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    Unless I'm color blind, I'd say the figure is light grey and that the stripes on the wings are red and white.
     
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    Even better. He looks super-white in pictures, but if he's really grey then I like it even more :D  I'll try to get a comparison pic with Ramjet this weekend
     
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    All of this... and by comparison, I think MP-11 clearly shows how much those kind of small paint details can & do make all the difference. iGear should have left their Seeker rips on a high note with the Coneheads because these new ones just look like cheap home made customs.

    Thanks for the review pics, though!
     
  19. megatroptimus

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    I wonder if there are unused stickers I could use from my MP-03... I don't recall applying any.
     
  20. Robogeek28

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    Nice, now I just need not Skywarp to be released so I can finally get my order for all three from TFSource.
     

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