WFC Deluxe Sunstreaker

Discussion in 'Transformers Feedback & Reviews' started by PlanckEpoch, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    That's good to know. I've got Ironhide in hand and if Sunstreaker is genuinely not as bad, then I think I'll be happier with him than expected.
     
  2. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Wields Mjolnir!

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    Ironhide is way more extreme.
     
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    Just got Sunstreaker delivered from Target. I am baffled by how off the yelllow paint is compared to the unpainted plastic. Yet, i get the feeling that the alt mode would’ve looked very plain had they matched colors. The head was very hard to flip on the first transformation. I started to think it had a release mechanism. But, it eventually budged. The joints are tight enough. The windshield fits flush and secure. Despite the inclusion of the top intake, it feels
    incomplete without a spoiler (maybe it was omitted to avoid further comparison to the Wheeljack mold) or a proper gun. That intake is staying of his back. They could’ve made the intakes fold down, but it looks dumb as a weapon as is.

    Overall, though, it is the best Sunstreaker Hasbro has put out.
     
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    I got this guy in yesterday and he is a neat figure. The chest is still too large for my liking on top of the color match problems but overall he still lands on the better side of things for me.

    I must've gotten a bad one then, because mine looks just like on camera in-person most of the time. It only looked better when I held an led flashlight to it. Maybe warmer lights bring out the worst in him?


    I like those! Might do the same
     
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    So I'm trying to decide which gun to give Sunstreaker and would like opinions. Here are the two different I am leaning towards:

    Generation Chromia's gun

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    Or the combined guns that came with the Fembots that form a large sniper rifle

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  6. Zylly103

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    I don't have mine yet (just hit ship today!), but I'm planning on giving him the gun from Universe Sunstreaker.

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  7. rlmiddleton

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    Man this is doing my nut in on my copy. So frustrating.
     
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    Just got mine.

    Happy to report that the yellows, albeit mismatching slightly, is NO WHERE near how the camera and photos portray it.

    Great figure.
     
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  9. bellpeppers

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    Yeah, the camera makes the yellows worse than they actually are.
    This is a way better figure than I thought it would be.
     
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    I almost thought about passing on Sunstreaker based on these pictures but I'm glad it's no where near that bad in person. In fact, I know there is some mismatch but it doesn't really bother me because he's a pretty solid figure IMO. As others have mentioned, I can't get the roof to tab in properly on my copy either but I can at least angle the roof down abit where the upper windshield sits somewhere flush with the bottom half and I can live with the back part of the roof sticking up a bit.
     
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    I’m going with the opinion that the intake piece wasn’t originally supposed to be a handheld weapon. I bet they either had to cut another planned accessory, or someone further down the production line (marketing) just decided to advertise it as a gun on the package. The fact that it’s meant to go on his back a la the G1 figure, combined with how the peg obviously wasn’t designed to be held by his hands, it just seems obvious to me that calling it a weapon accessory was an afterthought.
     
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    I like it. To me it comes off a lot like ER Wheeljack with some of the stupid aspects removed (namely those windshield chunks that store in Wheeljack's legs and pop off easily.) There are a few issues, like parts of the windshield/cabin and hood don't like to line up flush in car mode, and the use of the not-flat car hood as the soles of the feet mean some extra finesse is required to stand stably. The engine supercharger makes a terrible weapon that SS can't even hold well (and looks like a sci-fi hair dryer regardless), so I leave it as the backpack as God intended. (he could use a better weapon, but another gun doesn't store so easily in car mode with the charger piece in place.

    Regardless, I find Sunstreaker on of the better Earthrise car-bots.
     
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    Got him today, added some black to the shoulders and gave him Universe Sunstreaker's gun. Very nice figure. 20201108_215738.jpg 20201108_221559.jpg
     
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    He's a bit too square shaped around all the edges but his cool poseability remedies it like Wheeljacks.

    Maybe some silver n black in the right places will stretch him out more.
     
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    Oh, that gun does look good with him. Glad to see it!
     
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    I just wanted to post to confirm that IN PERSON the yellow plastic looks awesome! In all the pictures I've seen the plastic looks desaturated and the roof paint looks very vibrant. It must be something about digital camera sensors having trouble with the plastic or something. I was so disappointed when I saw original pictures since he is one of my favorite figures, but so happy to have gotten him in hand to see that he looks great (from amazon). Maybe the cameras are all capturing the "future" where his yellow plastic has faded LOL

    I turned off all lights in the room and took pic with s7 and flash enabled...seems to have done a decent job of showing a closer picture of how he looks in person.
     

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  17. RickyLeeSTF

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    Yellow. AA5CF1B7-976E-4515-951D-DA3CBC83381A.jpeg C77FD66C-A00A-435B-8E62-D4116AFEA7A8.jpeg 8B47ACD9-D999-49A0-AD98-EA639E85C8F2.jpeg 745E2F44-2456-4B4E-A2F5-5B853D32A2AC.jpeg 05DB8A7C-B2F6-4A83-BD10-D95B5E04A2DA.jpeg 462BD12F-CCBA-4A46-9122-B9E5FC14BC38.jpeg
     
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    How did they fuck up the yellow plastic on Sunstreaker so bad?
     
  19. ex dtw2003

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    How come they didn’t paint the whole darn thing?
     
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  20. convoy84

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    Anyone got misassembled shoulders on their copy? You’ll notice that there’s a piece that’s in a half-pipe shape, meant to allow the shoulders to pose easier (I reckon). Well, while one of my figure’s shoulders is OK, and faces up, the other faces the ground and limits posability. Still transforms fine, but it’s a little bothersome in robot mode.

    Anyone got any ideas on a fix? Tried to pull out the pin with my tool set, that didn’t work.
     
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