Alternate head for Earthrise Starscream

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  1. Fenrys

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    the thing is though, it could be for a different character. giving seekers and other repaints alternate faces increases the incentive for customers to buy them since its got a mild amount of remolding. redwing/thundercracker were the same sitaution
     
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    Again, I'm aware of all that, all though I really think this is most likely for a possible exclusive Starscream since that's definitely his screaming face.

    All I was saying is that I would love it if they started giving these alternate options with the same figure like TT does for the higher end Masterpiece figures and Hasbro does for say Legends and Power Rangers. Generations is a pretty tight penny pinching line for Hasbro in comparison, though, so I doubt they will, but I'm just pondering and speculating about the future evolution of the line and what I'd like to see, not coming in and saying "this is what this means!"
     
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  3. Fenrys

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    its really not as penny pinching when you consider that transformers require engineering that stuff like marvel legends and power rangers dont (and black series and gi joe classified dont contain extra heads for the same price as legends and power rangers) and the head sculpt could just as easily double as a sunstorm head since a lot of his artwork shows him screaming too
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    I wouldn't compare a smirk with a wide open mouth asa mild remold.
    That expression is rather limited the "omg" and "full agony" expression is not what I'd like a figure to express all the time.
     
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    what you would like is completely irrelevant to the point i was making, the siege seeker had an alternate face sculpt with a different expression and so does the earthrise mold. there is no reason to automatically assume that the alt head is for a 2nd version of starscream when there are literally dozens of other seekers they could use it for
     
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    Or the Tundhercracker vs Ratchet two pack.
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    Ratchet sure cracked his thunder, if you know what i mean.
     
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    Relax, my point is that the intense difference for the sculpted head might be a dealbreaker. While the smirk is a minor difference. Im interested to see who th e face belongs to. But also pondering if I would get a figure with this.
     
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    Thanks, but I'll hang on to it for now. I can buy another Starscream to get a regular head and just hang on to this one until we see what it's supposed to be used for. If it ends up being an SDCC only thing that I miss out on because it sells out fast, at least I'll have the headsculpt.

    Universe from 2008. Sideswipe/Sunstreaker was the first since they planned it to be both.
     
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    Please explain.
     
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    Good point, I just remember the alt heads being in the instructions during early generations
     
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    it's just a joke, okay.png
    You see, "thunder" is an euphemism for "balls" which Ratchet's kick is "cracking".... Also, his name is "Thundercracker"... I can't believe I have to explain this, Imma head out. *leaves thread*
     
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    Please stay you'll miss something
     
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    *walks back in, sits with a pouty face*
    ….Fine....
     
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    Talk about "extreme expressions."
     
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    Cool variant bro
     
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    Nice find indeed. Seems quite 'Starscream' -ish for sure, designed for this character, and this character only (either the 'coronation' version or the typical 'being punished by Megatron' one).
    Looking forward to seeing if there are more like this. I'd be definitely interested in one! (especially after seeing the H13D NewAge coronation Starscream, with pretty much the same expression...It is just so...Starscream!:D )
     
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    Hard to tell from the pic, is his mouth painted white? That's what it looks like in the picture. If so, I'm pretty sure it's using a color of paint that isn't even used on the regular release's head. Maybe they did a test run then just threw them in boxes as regular figures when done.
     
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    That's just the flash of the camera