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Beast Hunters Deluxe Starscream

Posted on 01-07-2013 at 08:29 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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A poster on ACToys has shared some images of the cross-sells on the bottom of the Beast Hunters Bulkhead and Smokescreen packaging which we saw yesterday. Alongside those two figures and Ripclaw, we have a look at the mystery fourth figure in the assortment whom we can confirm as a new, Deluxe class, version of Starscream! Beast Hunters Starscream like most of the rest of the returning characters features an armored, spikey new design, and seems a bit more squat than the usual tall, slender depiction of Prime Starscream (although it might be the photo angle). Starscream comes with what looks like a capture claw accessory, a long red weapon with silver claws at its tip.

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Images for Beast Hunters Deluxe Starscream

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WWELORD
cool
Valkysas
Mold looks cool, don't know what to think of the colors.
Ra88
Huh. New mold. Didn't expect that.
SoundBlaster7
I really wish they would give us more new beast characters, rather than just retooled versions of the toys we already have. That said, Starscream looks pretty nice. Hopefully we'll see pics of the actual figure soon.
GaussGunner
Trash.
CLM
I BET that is the deluxe number 005.

Chris
SG Roadbuster
huh, new toy. go figure. i was expecting a retooled knockout
Niv3k
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Originally Posted by GaussGunner View Post
Trash.
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Pcm979
What is it with Hasbro and colours? Do they realize every 4 years or so that they have lots of left-over Snot Green, Puke Brown and Day-Glo Orange and decide to clear it all out at once?
Sportimus
New Bulkhead too it seems. Hmmm. Won't pass judgement until I see better pics of these.
jametron
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Originally Posted by Pcm979 View Post
What is it with Hasbro and colours? Do they realize every 4 years or so that they have lots of left-over Snot Green, Puke Brown and Day-Glo Orange and decide to clear it all out at once?
Or it could be they're making shit for kids and trying to keep things fresh and different looking FOR KIDS... Just a thought. Anyway, Smokescreen looks like the ONLY BH fig I'll be getting!
Pcm979
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Originally Posted by jametron View Post
Or it could be they're making shit for kids and trying to keep things fresh and different looking FOR KIDS... Just a thought. Anyway, Smokescreen looks like the ONLY BH fig I'll be getting!
You can go 'fresh and different looking' without going 'this was the only colour we had left in the warehouse'.

Quick edit: But I don't want to argue about this so of course you're right about everything and I'm wrong forever.
orangeitis
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Originally Posted by Pcm979 View Post
What is it with Hasbro and colours? Do they realize every 4 years or so that they have lots of left-over Snot Green, Puke Brown and Day-Glo Orange and decide to clear it all out at once?
Takara has been known for wacky colors too. Look at Superlink and Galaxy Force.

Not that I think that bright colors are a bad thing, mind you. You can't have too much neon orange, IMO.
Thenames9
This looks really bad. I'm hoping he'll look better in hand than these product pictures. Wave 1 is looking much better than Wave 2 right now.
Fort Max
Probably going to be passing on this one .
Pcm979
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Originally Posted by orangeitis View Post
Takara has been known for wacky colors too. Look at Superlink and Galaxy Force.
Gah! I knew I should've said HasTak. But I also knew someone would find a way to nitpick me using that term too (probably with something like "when Energon was being made the company was commercially listed as TakHas"), so whatever.

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Originally Posted by orangeitis View Post
Not that I think that bright colors are a bad thing, mind you. You can't have too much neon orange, IMO.
That's odd. Based on your name, I thought you'd love green!

... That was a joke.
miscreant
My love for Prime Starscream is impairing my judgement on this one.
Ravenxl7
Looks kind of interesting. Considering how different Ripclaw's actual colors look compared to her packaging photo, I'm going to reserve judgement on Starscream for when we get some pictures of the actual toy.
MechaV
This is screaming for a Terrosaur repaint.
Digilaut
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Originally Posted by Mizzinno View Post
Takara exclusive Wildrider
shroobmaster
That Starscream looks too much like Starscream! I was hoping for something CRAZIER.
Pcm979
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Originally Posted by shroobmaster View Post
That Starscream looks too much like Starscream! I was hoping for something CRAZIER.
Your proposition is oddly intriguing. What should he look like to be crazier?

Three heads? Turns into a pink banana? Wears his underpants on the outside?
shroobmaster
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Originally Posted by Pcm979 View Post
Your proposition is oddly intriguing. What should he look like to be crazier?

Three heads? Turns into a pink banana? Wears his underpants on the outside?
Those are all amazing suggestions but no I just wanted something more on the level of Wheeljack where he has a lot of crazy details and translucent wings and etc.

I mean comparing this to the current Deluxe starscream it just looks like he got a little bit spikey around the wings, it's not as crazy as the other upgrades we got so far.
Pcm979
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Originally Posted by shroobmaster View Post
Those are all amazing suggestions but no I just wanted something more on the level of Wheeljack where he has a lot of crazy details and translucent wings and etc.

I mean comparing this to the current Deluxe starscream it just looks like he got a little bit spikey around the wings, it's not as crazy as the other upgrades we got so far.
Oh, gotcha. Well, let's keep 'em in mind for the future.

Well if it's a consolation we haven't seen his plane mode yet, and to me it looks like his chest's different, although I guess that could just be the low resolution messing with my mind.
CelticMutt
If that is a new mold I may just give in a pre-order the full set of 4 whenever TFS or BBTS sets them up. All I really want is Smokescreen and Ripclaw, but Starscream and Bulkhead intrigue me. And knowing those sites, it'll be easier/cheaper to get the 4 together than two alone.
plowking
If that is a retool of the Voyager mold, it'll be an easy pass for me....if it's a new Deluxe mold, I'll have to give it a closer look once it hits the retail stores
Mechafire
Another pass.
Gilgamesh
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Originally Posted by plowking View Post
If that is a retool of the Voyager mold, it'll be an easy pass for me....if it's a new Deluxe mold, I'll have to give it a closer look once it hits the retail stores
It's a deluxe.

The picture doesn't show him very well so I can't really form an opinion yet. He doesn't look unfun, however. It looks like he is his usual gray with gold and purple details.
TriBlurr
Why do a get the feeling his alt mode is going to remind me of the Dino-jet from that episode of Reboot? The wings and chest look like a similar green thats on RTS Lugnut.

Anyway, so this leaves Megatron, Knockout, Arcee and Ratchet without Beast Hunters makeovers so far. Someone on siebertron.com mentioned seeing a deluxe Dreadwing and Cyberverse commander Hun-Grr listings in a Wal-mart computer. But I take that with a grain of salt till we see something. (Though he also mentioned a deluxe Starscream listing before this popped up, so who knows).

God, everything in this line is so freaking wacky, I love it to pieces. My wallet is going to hate me.
MechaV
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Originally Posted by TriBlurr View Post
deluxe Dreadwing
If they scale up the Cyberverse transformation scheme and add a points of articulation (knees and elbows) that could be a really good toy...
Thundershot
I have a strong feeling that the characters aren't going to look like this on the show...

Also I think we're gonna see a deluxe Breakdown.
peaces
another pile of shit to add to the BH line.
grimlockprime
he looks like cybertron brimstone
MechaV
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
Also I think we're gonna see a deluxe Breakdown.
That would be pretty cool.
Grimwing
Nice that starscream gets to armor up again.


I really like the aerial antennae coming off his back. Very cool. The claw weapon is kind of Silly, though it could be a rifle of some sort.

I find the colors alright. The greens are just accents and the red is just to make the weapon noticeable.

Can't wait for better pics. And I'll probably buy one to add to my set.

otherwise
Hopefully they will get clearanced so I can pile up some customs material. there may be potential here in the sculpt once we see more of it.
Driftx3
I saw the BH wave one in a store not two days ago. I am severely addicted to purchasing TFs, and these steamin' turds were the easiest pass ever.

Bring on the Beasts!
Flexx Ark
He looks even more awkward in this mold.
PrimusVsUnicron
Not sure if remold or new mold
Grimwing
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Originally Posted by Driftx3 View Post
I saw the BH wave one in a store not two days ago. I am severely addicted to purchasing TFs, and these steamin' turds were the easiest pass ever.

Bring on the Beasts!
Bring on the photoshoots. There is plenty of time to convert to the way of Predaking.
konrathink
And I'm done.
FatalT 71
Will probably get it just because it's Starscream
zemega
I tought someone here will be saying, it will serve as replacement for Swoop and pair him with Grimlock
DethPike
Craptacular
RedAlert Rescue
I noticed how Soundwave looks like some sort of Fuzorish cross between a UAV and an Eagle - now it looks like Starscream is a cross between a Pterasaur and a jet (in fact he looks a great deal like Armada Terrorsaur don't you think ?).

I have to say I'm really keen to see what a Half animal Megatron would look like !!
deliciouspeter
Odd. These seem so simplified, almost Fast Action Battler-like. Oh well I'm sure we'll see real pics soon enough. Hoping for a beast mode.
peaces
that's the target audience right there.

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Originally Posted by deliciouspeter View Post
Odd. These seem so simplified, almost Fast Action Battler-like. Oh well I'm sure we'll see real pics soon enough. Hoping for a beast mode.
UltimusPrime
We have already of seen 8 figures from the Deluxe Beast Hunters line. Approximately half of what is expected to be released at retail considering Prime R.I.D. Series 01 was 14 figures.

Out of these 8 figures I only plan on buying Smokescreen. I do like the Voyagers though and look forward to Optimus and Predaking. Still on the fence about the other "Predacons".
Puck Hockey
Ew... Ugh... Pass.

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