Universe vs Classic Starscream

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by shadow panther, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    ok i like the whole geewun aspect of the universe version but the face is so damn dark and the bot mode is very bland, on the other hand the bot mode for classics is very rich and colorful with a wacky paint sceme in jet mode, opinions?

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  2. mineraljane

    mineraljane Gravity Hugger

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    Weird. I have the Universe on pre-order; what's going on with the face? That seems like a good candidate for some parts swapping.
     
  3. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    i would part swap the hell out of this guy but the plastic is different shades. the face looks almost brown on the new version.
     
  4. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I just took a silver sharpie to my Classics Screamer and it looks almost exactly like the Henkei Seekers.

    If I get the new Screamer, it'll be for kitbash parts.
     
  5. Lbsammills51

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    Crap like this is why I'm glad I went and found the Classics Starscream cheap on eBay a month ago. If you rerelease a figure it's supposed to be the same or better, not worse.
     
  6. kylash327

    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    i bet with the classics reprolabels to look even more g1 it would look alot nicer.
     
  7. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    i silvered up the face looks nicer now, still overall bland in bot mode

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  8. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    I find classics Screamer's colour scheme a good fit for the mold. It might seem too flashy to some people, but the original Diaclone F-15, that G1 Starscream was based on, was labeled as an acro-group plane. That's why he has such a flashy colour scheme. It suits an acro-group plane.
     
  9. Samus_Ng

    Samus_Ng Crazy over Revenge

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    I like the new darker face actually, it's nearer to the henkei version if not the same. Got to have a look at it yesterday, looked better than I thought but paint apps are abit lazy indeed
     
  10. Sol Fury

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    I prefer my Classics version. The paint on the legs looks nicer, for one. The wings are a bit strange, but nice enough. Personally, I'd have made the stripes bigger for more variation.

    One thing I'm not so fond of on my Classics one is the random patch of blue in the middle of the jet mode. I'd have liked it more if that was flat gray like the rest and the paint app could have been used for a silver face instead.
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    universe screamer ftw...now i don't need the henkei which saves me money!!!!

    what to do with the classics one....anyone need a classic seeker
     
  12. Solscud007

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    You guys are going about this the hard way. Go get an Acidstorm and swap the head. it is just like Skywarps face. silver paint and all. Much better than the classics starscream face and the new Universe face.
     
  13. shadow panther

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    exactly what i did, universe screamer looks so much nicer with acid storms head.
     
  14. lastmaximal

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    i always took it to mean they were going for his cartoon head.
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    actually the blandness may be stemming from the adherence to the cartoon model.
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  15. megatronkicksas

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    Universe but I'll paint my screamers shoulders golden and blue sharpie the nose cone
     
  16. Samus_Ng

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    Definitely looks like the universe variant was colored based on those pictures, true G1 pure 100% accurate colors. Bad thing bout it is less paint detail compared with the other variations of the mold, but I really think it looks really good nevertheless due to it's cartoon acuracy :thumbs2: 
     
  17. Autobot Burnout

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    Crap, I like both of them. The Classics one looks more colorful and appealing to me, but some reprolabels on the Universe should make the latter look better, too.
     
  18. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    personally I prefer the new one though I am getting the original too so ill know which I really prefer then
     
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    Classics all the way. I love the new deco patterns on the Classics jets much more than the boring retread of the G1 stripes on the Botcon and Henkei Seekers.
     
  20. Silent_Magnus

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    I don't really prefer one of the other.
    Since Universe Starscream is my cheapest option. It's the one I'm going to get.

    Classics Starscream is visually more exciting. While Universe Starscream has a cleaner deco.
     

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