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Old 11-22-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Generations FOC DLX Starscream

Just to get the ball rolling...

PROS

-a new Starscream, dammit! (I'm a Starscream completist)
-headsculpt (and wicked light piping for the eyes)
-multiple weapon mounting options
-weapons can combine
-spinning barrels on the weapons
-clear canopy (could have been lazily painted)
-ankle tilt
-gerwalk mode

CONS

-on the small side
-feels and looks a bit cheap
-somewhat lazy transformation
-so-so paint job (some blue missing on one of the feet)
-floating shoulders























And the mandatory size comparisons...

With CR Brave Maximus



With WST Ravage



Real ones this time...





And the mandatory upskirt shot

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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One of the better figures in this line. Accurate, well proportioned, hollow parts that don't go to the point of annoying me. Will pick up.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Floating shoulders?

These pictures prove to me that I will not hesitate in the least in hitting the 'add to cart' button once they hit HTS or TrU. Really a great design all around.

Any scale shots next to other FoC figures?
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #4
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Floating shoulders?
The arms are not really attached to the body.





It's not a first, but it's no excuse for a poor design either. They could have moved the shoulder plates down and in a bit to connect them to the torso.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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The arms are not really attached to the body.
I think of all the Transformers that have used this basic transformation scheme, only Terradive has bothered to lock the shoulder plates in.

G2 Smokescreen? Nope. Cyberjets? Nope. Energon Starscream? Nope. Cybertron Thundercracker? Definitely not.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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Not a big deal. Still looks pretty tight.

I keep coming back to drool over the pictures. This may be one of the rare times I buy multiples just to do it.
That, and I need to make a Transtech Starscream out of one.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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His chest looks sort of hollow. Can you post a shot from the side, with his arms raised?

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #8
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His chest looks sort of hollow. Can you post a shot from the side, with his arms raised?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #9
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Thanks! That spine piece seems to do a decent enough job filling that void.

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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He looks good enough, buy on sight for me. I hope we get his buddies.
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