MP Starscream

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  1. tomboland

    tomboland Well-Known Member

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    Can someone post pictures of both US MP Screamer and his japanese counterpart. id like to see the difference in their paint aps if possible
     
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    I *think* he meant the difference between the us mp starscream, and the tomy anime colored one that's has less weathering... I bought the tomy one and it looks damn near the same, except yes there is slightly less of the grey smokey-ness on the top. I would have preferred none, which is why I went with it. I heard that there was cheaper plastic used on the Japanese one vs. the US, but I've never touched the US version to compare. I didn't hear that until I bought one, but given that they're around the same price, I probably still would've gone with the cleaner looking one. The packaging was exactly the same, plus a sticker, and the instructions were the same from the US release. I don't know of a picture comparing those two, though.
     
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    The different plastic was only on the ORIGINAL (i.e the green Screamer) version of MP-03, I own the Japanese MP G1 colored one and it is the exact same plastic as the US one (i.e. Walmart exclusive, at least that's what i figured through a lot of research and asking around in these forums, since like you, I've never touched the US version), other than the japanese one having less weathering, a decepticon logo on top of the nose and having pointer ends to the wings and stabilators they are the same.

    Also limgrock, here is a link to a thread i started awhile back on that very same subject, hope this helps. :D 

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...takara-masterpiece-stascream-usa-edition.html
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    tomboland Well-Known Member

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    ye, this is the one i ment, not the green one
     
  7. tomboland

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    anyone got any pictures of the 2 side by side? i mean the US version and the Japanese release of the US version. apparently the paint aps are different
     
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    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Windows man, open both galleries/minimize/park pictures next to each other :D 
     
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    and where can i find both galleries?
     
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    I spent ages trying to work this out as well, and ended up picking up a Walmart version.

    Walmart version:
    Starscream (Reissue) - Toy Gallery - Photo #39

    Takara version:
    https://www.silversnail.com/images/gold/full/action0005772.jpg

    Very little between them. Notice the ink wash on the wings. There are a few other minor differences apparently. The Takara version is a repaint of the other Seekers while the Walmart version has some changes. Walmart has less sharp tail wing tips, and I think that some plastic parts are red plastic in the Walmart version and painted in the Takara version.

    Honestly, I spent too much time deciding. It doesnt really matter so much.
     
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    so...the wings on the takara version have the black ink wash colourings on them the same as the back of the jet on both versions?
     
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    I think so, but I dont have the Takara version (yet) and my Walmart is boxed away.
     
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    ok thnx. im scouring the internets atm looking for the cheapest possible i can find lol
     
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    :thumbs2:  Let me know if you find a cheap Takara version!
     
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    why so you can buy it off me?
     
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    So I can get one too if it is in a store.... :D 
     
  17. tomboland

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    oh ok then lol. cheapest so far is round £60
     
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    They are pretty stable at around £54 (including shipping) on eBay, but you will need to pay import tax on that too, which was almost £20 on my Walmart version (£9 tax, £11 'admin fees' - thanks Parcel Force! :thumbdown ).
     
  19. tomboland

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    wait...so...if i was lucky enough to get for for say...£45 ish includin shipping, id still have to pay another 20?

    hope that doesnt count if the item is already in the UK
     
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    No. It only counts for items coming into the UK. If it is already here, there should be no additional charges. It is worth paying an extra £10 for an item in the UK over one from outside.
     

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