TFPrime Entertainment Pack: Bumblebee vs Starscream w/ Silas and Mech solider

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  1. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Received my Bumblebee vs Starscream Entertainment Pack today from Robot Kingdom. This pack features both First Edition molds of BB and SS which have already been reviewed by fellow TFW board members, so this review will focus on the minor deco differences. I'll let the pictures do the talking from here. Enjoy!

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    Bumblebee

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    Comparison with FE Bumblebee (right). The Entertainment Pack BB has a much more orange color.

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    Nice fading detail on the doors:

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    Comparison to FE Bumblebee (right), alt modes:

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    Starscream

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    Comparison with FE Starscream (left):

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    Alt mode comparison with FE Starscream (right):

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    Nice detail on SS weapons:

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    Now, the highlight of the pack:

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    Silas:

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    Mech Solider:

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    For all you Miko haters (poor Miko):

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    Both Silas and Mech are noticeably taller than the other Entertainment Pack figures:

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    All and all, Silas and the Mech Solider are the highlights of the set. Bumblebee is "anotha Bee repaintz! Hasblow!" type of figure, and Starscream is ... a purple highlighted Starscream? I'm not sure where they were going with this repaint. The purple highlights really just kept making me say "Why not just finish the paint job and make a Skywarp?" But either way it still is an awesome mold.

    I will recommend this set if:

    A) You're into the FE molds
    B) You really, really want the human figures and don't mind shelling out the $$$
    C) You're just a Prime junkie


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    Please let me know your questions and requests and I'll do my best in providing any help. Thanks for looking!
     
  2. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    ...first!

    Seriously though, I think a lot of us were waiting on pics like this, and I'm really liking the black to blue transition on Bumblebee's stripes. Along with that, the colour seems like a good medium between the regular FE & NYCC version, which is something that grabbed me from the start. Then when we get to Starscream, I'm overall not too impressed with the way it's been coloured, but its neat to have coloured rubber parts, so... something different? Plus, the Skywarp mentions have been made quite a lot, and you are getting other shit with this pairing as well.

    In other words, I might pick this up & sell off everything besides Bumblebee, but he's really all that interests me outa the set.
     
  3. xion14

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    The eyes on Silas are just so piercing. Combined with his eyebrows and mouth placement I had to laugh.
     
  4. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Hahahahah yeah. Makes him look like the retarded Playmobil convict.
     
  5. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    He is slightly goofy looking :lol  and I think he's even cross eyed ...
     
  6. Jacer

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    That bumblebee vaguely reminds me of the scan series
     
  7. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    SS is a good stand in for a purple air warrior clone.
     
  8. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    ALLSPARK BLUE!!!!!!!!!! KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!


    Actually, looks cool. LOVE Silas :p  Screamer makes me think of when he used the Dark Energon
     
  9. Bountyan

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    Anyone else laugh like hell when they saw Silas' face? Aw jeez.

    And Bumblebee would be great if his stripes weren't that stupid blue color.The shade of yellow and his face are better than the normal FE. And that feel when they paint/mold Starscream's head crest purple, but don't bother making it red on the normal release.
     
  10. Anguirus

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    Was strongly considering picking this up, but I just don't like the base color on Starscream compared to the FE release. I think I will just track down a Starscream to go with Soundwave and (eventually) Megatron.
     
  11. TrueNomadSkies

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    I was thinking that too, except that unlike most of the others, this one's robot doesn't look like he's not wearing pants.
     
  12. PlanckEpoch

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    I actually like these, but I don't like them enough to get this set. The paint apps on the single FE Starscream is much better. It appears that the extra purple paint on him removed the paint on his chest. Bumblebee looks fantastic, I admit!
     
  13. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Hope these are available for under $50 somewhere in the near future, I wouldnt mind having this set. Colors on both look quite good.
     
  14. Pravus Prime

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    I'm interested in the Starscream if only to repurpose as Slipstream. At first I was thinking of adding green to the wings, but given the drastic differences and lack of FE Starscream, I may not even bother.
     
  15. ex dtw2003

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    Bumblebee repaint is an improvement IMHO. Starscream is not (again IMHO).

    Not a bad looking set if you want the humans and think you'd like the better looking 'bee.
     
  16. NICKBOT

    NICKBOT Entitlement? Piss off.

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    GREAT pictorial Matt! So glad we went in on a case of these bad boys, did you get my text message? I gotta get this sucker before the next meet-up, I got a fever and the only cure is more PRIME. :( 
     
  17. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Oh, I'm hoping they bring this over!
     
  18. NICKBOT

    NICKBOT Entitlement? Piss off.

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    Supposedly Hasbro said that was a no-go for the US.
     
  19. FatalT 71

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    Bumblebee looks pretty good, but since I already have three Prime Bumblebees...not too anxious to get another. The Starscream repaint doesn't really thrill me either - the purple just looks weird. I'd rather just have Silas and his soldier, but those two alone aren't worth the price of the set. If anyone wants to get rid of them, let me know.
     
  20. Obakemono

    Obakemono Destron Conquistador

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    Annoyed that bee lost his faction symbol.

    If the plastic colours match up I might just buy this and swap the nice silver painted head onto my Takara Bee for 1 perfect bee (guess ill repaint the otherone)
     

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