I was upset about this at first as well.Rated X wrote:Poor choice on Starscream. If he isn’t gonna be huge them might as well keep him the same mold as Skywarp and Thundercracker. Everybody wanted the Silverbolt mold, why didn’t they just deliver ?
But, many have argued against our disdain pointing out that the Terradive mold has the closest head mold to MW Starscream's head as is without having to remold it.
As for it not being a big toy, others have also argued that Transformers fiction has often ignored the size of characters with big toys. G1 Blaster, for example was HUGE, yet the cartoon and comics all depicted him as just a slightly-taller-then-average guy, being on par Soundwave, whose toy was half his size.
MW Starscream being a titan may have applied for the 1997 toy, but since there was no fiction for it back then, there was little-to-no official portrayal of the guy to spell out just how tall the character really is.
For the Unicron Trilogy molds, they wre simply so old and worn out that they had outlived their usefulness.Rated X wrote:Aside from GM and movie licensed molds, I don’t buy into the excuses of a mold not being “available”. What decides this ? If it’s piled up in the back of a warehouse and they’re too lazy to dig it out ?
For the movieverse toys, any mold that was based on a character design created by Paramount is partially owned by Paramount. The Movieverse toys that Hasbro made without Paramount's input are fully Hasbro-owned and more readily useable by Fun Pub since they would only have to deal with Hasbro to use them, as opposed to having to deal with both Hasbro and Paramount to use a more expensive mold.
As for the lack of Universe Silverbolt, again, Terradive already had a convincing-enough headsculpt.
I agree with you on both. I did not want a Perceptor-made Soundwave or three Reflectors either.Rated X wrote:Glad not to see the Perceptor mold on the list. I didn’t want to see them ruin Soundwave my not using the perfect Cybertron Red Alert mold. And I don’t need a 3 pack of huge Reflectors either. The Perfect Effect set is fine for me.