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KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Scaleface » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:06 am

chimungmung has listed it for sale. It's based on the Classic/Heneki seeker mold in yellow. Might also work as a Yellow Rainmaker, if you are a "Sunstorm is Orange/Rainmaker is Yellow" (SIORIY) kind of fan.

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KO Classics/Henkei Sunstorm released!

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:34 am

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Thanks to seibertron.com member Scaleface we now know that the previously announced KO Seeker in Sunstorm colours has been released.
Online toy store Chimungmung has posted its product page and it is now available for order. there are also new images of the toy in both modes.
This might be of interest to all Sunstorm fans who've been waiting for the Classics Seeker mold to be released in this colour scheme.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Court Jester » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:46 am

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Umm yeah, as an avid Sunstorm fan I gotta pass on this. Unfortunate indeed. All the things that make him Sunstorm were ignored. I know the silver replaces that white. I question why not a silver nosecone? I await the KO revision or better yet a Hasbro RTS release - after all the mold originated with the rubsign, I'd like to see it come full circle.

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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Blackstreak » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:00 pm

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The guy wants $28 + $10 for shipping. If I'm not mistaken that's more than an actual figure w/out shipping costs. I would pay that for an actual classics Sunstorm but not a KO.

On the other hand, he looks really good for a KO. The silver doesn't turn me off to it, but it should be white.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby NuclearConvoy » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:07 pm

It looks decent but, personally, I would rather wait for them to release an official version. Also, I passed on Acid Storm because of the weird camouflage look, but if Sunstorm was released officially and had a simillar colour pattern to this I think it would be quite the success.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby It Is Him » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:12 pm

There go our chances at getting a real Classics Sunstorm.

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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Shadowstream » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:23 pm

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I recently started liking the way the Henkei seekers were styled with the particular color layout, and while I can appreciate the same with this KO... eh, the choice of colors that were mixed here just seem kinda off. The yellow is too mellow(rhyme intended), the silver is kinda overbearing, and the gold is completely washed out against it. Also, the nosecone looks like it's been someone's chew toy.

I'd say pass as well, but damn if my seeker mentality will let me sleep at night if I do :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby cannonfodder4000 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:30 pm

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I might have considered this if most of the silver was orange instead. #-o
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby starscream7676 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:40 pm

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am i the only one who noticed the lack of launchers, or am i missing out something here? Also, i agree that the silver should have been of white.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:26 pm

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I'm very sorely tempted by this, but the dodgy choice of colours just doesn't warrent the purchase of a knock-off. Plus those yellow highlights on the silver look really bad.

Come on Hasbro, Takara. Hook the fans up.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby NTESHFT » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:43 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:I'm very sorely tempted by this, but the dodgy choice of colours just doesn't warrent the purchase of a knock-off. Plus those yellow highlights on the silver look really bad.

Come on Hasbro, Takara. Hook the fans up.




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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Julie85 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:50 pm

I've been wanting Classics Sunstorm forever, but I am not buying a KO. Hasbro/Takara needs to make one and not let these rip-offs make a profit.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Relic Dinobot » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:41 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:I'm very sorely tempted by this, but the dodgy choice of colours just doesn't warrent the purchase of a knock-off. Plus those yellow highlights on the silver look really bad.

Come on Hasbro, Takara. Hook the fans up.




Same here.......


Agreed.

When I first read the title I really went "Finally!" Then the pictures loaded and, well, ugh... Looks like a watered down glass of OJ or something. :lol:
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Amelie » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:03 pm

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Having loved multi-coloured seekers since childhood, Yellow-Seeker-From-Arrival-From-Cybertron has always been on my wet-dream list. The colours here are great, even if the yellow on the silver is iffy - the reason they chose orange on the Ehobby is to avoid the clash that comes from it [metals on metals, in this case, yellow on silver].


If I still collected Classics, I'd love to have this.

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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby slip » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:06 pm

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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby OptiMagnus » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:55 pm

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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:06 pm

It's too bad it's not perfect, but I'm now fairly uncertain that Hasbero will ever make a Sunstorm. Thundercracker seems much more likely. So this is good enough for me.

I'd like to give Hasbro my money and buy official ... I really would ... but it's just not in the cards.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Rated X » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:34 pm

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Let me break the chain of negativity here. All yall (including myself) have been begging for a classics Sunstorm for years, and when sombody finally answers your call, you diss him ???

OK I admit the silver instead of white looks crappy, but so did Hasbro's camoflauge Acid Storm and yall bought it. (I did too) And our beloved "Henkei" that everybody sticks up for didnt bother to retool Acid Storm G1 style.

Am I the only one that feels 40 bucks wont make or break me ??? This may be our only chance to get a classics Sunstorm. I say get em while theyre hot !!! :KREMZEEK:
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby NuclearConvoy » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:58 pm

Rated X wrote:OK I admit the silver instead of white looks crappy, but so did Hasbro's camoflauge Acid Storm and yall bought it. (I did too)


You miss the part where I said I didnt buy Acid Storm due to his ganked up camouflage look? :P
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:41 pm

I do like that they've made the guy, but he's very odd. It's obvious that they know who Sunstorm is. And yet they got the colors wrong. Not just the silver, but the yellow too. I'd be similarily disappointed in Hasbro.

However, Suntorm was one of my favorite characters in DW's G1 series. And I'm loving to put a classics style version of him into my collection.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Torneira » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:18 am

I guess I like my own version of Sunstorm better.
Even if it's not as flawless painted as this one, but I like mine use of colours better than that one,
considering though it was my first repaint ever.
And a lot cheaper, that's for sure.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby JaZzTaStIc » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:01 am

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just came on to check up on news and didn't know anything about this KO at all, clicked on the topic drooled over the pictures and almost wet myself.....within 30mins of reading this topic I went straight to the website and brought one. doesn't bothers me one bit its a "KO" as I've waited for the classic seekers mold to be done in these colours for years now and lets face it, hasbro are never gonna release him. the silver to me actaully looks really nice and the price is pretty cheap. I paid easy £40-50 for each henkei skywarp, thundercracker, thrust and dirge even henkei starscream was about £30 so this mold has always been around that kinda price to me. Can't wait for him to turn up within the next few weeks :D:D:D:D:D:D
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Jazz-1982 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:53 am

Horrible horrible paint job.

He's supposed to be orange and white not mustard and grey.

I hope this lets HasTak know that we all want this figure (an official version anyway) along with a better painted Acid Storm unlike the stinker that Hasbro released a couple of years back.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:53 am

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Skyfire-5 wrote:Umm yeah, as an avid Sunstorm fan I gotta pass on this. Unfortunate indeed. All the things that make him Sunstorm were ignored. I know the silver replaces that white. I question why not a silver nosecone? I await the KO revision or better yet a Hasbro RTS release - after all the mold originated with the rubsign, I'd like to see it come full circle.

Edited for bad idea...

If your edit was along the lines of you suck for trying to sell this to us you bad news idiot.
Don't worry you could have left it, as I hate this toy too.

I would also say that, well if you want a Classics style Sunstorm, wait a little longer. Hasbro has proven to us that the mold still exists, they'll want to release the core characters first and then they'll tackle the rain-makers including Sunstorm eventually. It might not be better quality but at least it'll be a 3rd of what this thing is.
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Re: KO Classic Sunstorm/Yellow Seeker released.

Postby Scaleface » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:36 am

According to the KOToys message board "you will get a "ehobby" colored matched version", so those of you who fret this will ruin your chance at an "accurate" colored Sunstorm, don't worry.
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