Takara Leader Starscream

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  1. Barricade24

    Barricade24 Decepticop Artist

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    I'm trying to decide since Takara is making a Movie 1 leader starscream.
    I'm wondering if they will make a ROTF Leader Starscream so my question is should I wait and see? Or should buy hasbro's version?
     
  2. NGW

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    Just get Hasbro's version.

    No sense in waiting for an unlikely repaint of an unnecessarily overpriced release.
     
  3. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    ^ Yep. Why waste all that extra money?
     
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    I gotta agree. Leader Starscream is an amazing figure and one should not wait to acquire him.

    Hell i got the first one i saw in my area!
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I would say get the Takara, but only if you so hate the tattoo pattern on the Hasbro version it makes you wretch.
    but a bit of elbow grease and alcohol will cure that.

    so get the hasbro, save the dough for something worthy like Predaking or making a lot of pre-orders coming soon. you won't regret it.
     
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    I like the more real-world paint scheme on the Takara version. I'm hoping the import shops here (like Kapow) bring in that version, although none are advertising it, yet.
     
  7. Barricade24

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    Oh no I don't hate the tatoos at all I planned on getting both but you guys are right I'll buy ROTF Starscream on sight!
    And the Takara one at some point.
     
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    Hmmm. This is a tough question.

    The leader figure is outstanding. Second only to Optimus Prime IMO.

    And the best mold of the movieverse character to date...

    Huge bot mode, outstanding details and a nice jet mode, too.

    The Hasbro version has the tattoos. They're OK. I dont mind them. But his head is kinda mispainted. The Voyager mold has a nicer paint job. His blackened eyes look great with the clear red plastic. And the wires in the arms are unpainted, too. Alot of details were missed. Or rushed...

    The figure's color scheme and paint job is less than perfect. Just look at the front to backs of the upper arms and lower legs. So much detail was sculpted, yet two different color plastics were formed around it? It kinda defeats the purpose of all that sweet detail, right?

    But for 50 bucks you simply cant beat it.

    The Takara fig looks very nice. But I am still curiuos about clearer pictures. How do the upper arms and lower legs look? Are they the same color front to back? Or did Takara paint them?

    I like the head deco and the red wires in the arms. Even the panels of the jet and wings look nice. But how much is that worth to you?

    If you have the Hasbro version, I would wait for movie 3.

    If you don't own that figure and want the best possible colors on the mold to date, I'd go with the Takara version. If you've got the spare cash...

    It'll probably cost over a hundred, which I cant invest in right now...

    I own the Hasbro version. So I'll pass on the Takara version.

    Plus a third movie is in the works! So what toys can we expect from that?

    A Starscream repaint? Hmmm...


    Now Buster Prime? Well that's a different story...

    ROTF Leader Prime? Chrome? Silver deco? And a BFG? SOLD!
     

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