STAR TOYS - ST-01 - G1 Blitzwing

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  1. OmegaSupremacy

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    A record 5 days shipped from ShowZ to southern California!!! Here he is with Thomas. Definitely a size difference, but they do look good together in my opinion. My copy feels good overall. A little over painted on my stoic-face visor and the ab crunch has a tendency to come undone due to the backpack heft. All in all though joints are good, his presence is good, and a huge bargain for the price.

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    Thomas's head looks small, but because of his barrel chest, enlarged forearms, and large calves he looks heavier than Blitzy.
    Yes of course there is a height difference, but damn it if they don't look good together. Compliment each other well.
     
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    G1 Sndstorm seems like the best toy version (sadly). Definitely need him done. Though I will also accept Broadside. Or Rotorbolt.
     
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  4. OmegaSupremacy

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    Great points. For sure I'd like them to be the exact same height, but with a little bit of forced perspective you really can't tell. I'm very happy with how it turned out.
     
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    May the Lord Primus forgive both Fans Toys and Star Toys for the sin of violating the holy scale chart.
     
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    I'll stick to my plans and just get this guy. And 2 years from now I'll either buy FT Blitzwing or ST Astrotrain. :lol 
     
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    How's his overall heft and weight, any die-cast in them parts?
     
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    ComputronX Till all are MP

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    My version has finger prints all over the place! :wtf: 
     

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    That might be our best chance to track down the mysterious QC 33!
    (Oh wait, this is gonna open the whole StarToys/FansToys debate again... but so be it :D )
     
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    Only that one? That doesn't bode well for you, sadly.

    Ah, of course. You're thinking of Generations IDW Springer.

    I think BW's head is too big and AT's is fine!
    I don't think they look great together, but I can't figure out why. I think it BW's purple was more matte it would be an improvement.

    He's not as heavy as AT. 709g vs 609g. The only die-cast I've found is a part of his backpack. He feels good though: sturdy and the joints are smooth but stiff.
    Oh that sucks.
     
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    Paint confirmed.
    He does look good with FT Thomas. I'm still going to wait and see if he'll get released in another deco or gets a price drop, but I like what I'm seeing.
     
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    That's not what I said. Speed Star is the one for which I bought stickers. The Seekers didn't need them, as I moved some stickers across from the MPs before I sold those.

    I haven't checked if Toyhax do stickers for TE01, as he's mostly a deskbot for fiddling with rather than looking pretty. MP10 is my real Prime.
     
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    After reviewing Blitzwing compilations on YT I see that he doesn't have missiles in the wings. Hazzah! I can leave those bits out and (1) avoid a really fiddly and annoying part of the transformation to tank (2) not *retch* need to *gag* partsform *swallows bile*.
     
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    Mine cleared customs overnight! Just waiting to see when Evri collect him, now.

    Annoyingly, I'm going away for a few days this week, so probably won't get chance to fiddle with him until weekend...
     
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    Could you use the stickers for MP-52 Starscream since the molds are similar?

    Labels & Stickers for MP-52 Starscream - Toyhax

    I was just going to ask what type of Decepticon sticker would be best to use as I just got my shipping notice from ShowZ. Solid purple or white border?
     
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    Quick, what's the QC number?


    See guys, QC sticker = lack of fingerprints.
     
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    This is unpainted, correct?
     
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    That's a bummer. Maybe test a tiny section on the inside of a panel with some isopropyl to make sure it doesn't effect the purple? If it comes out ok, you should be able to safely get those fingerprints off.
     
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    Why not just just wipe them with a damp rag with soap and water?
    Alcohol can flash plastic.