RM-12 Starscream

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RM-12 Starscream

Postby Cyberpath » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:32 am

I got one today. He looks amazing in person! The most cartoon-accurate looking Starscream toy I've seen so far.

And if his horizontal stabilisers folded like the Henkei version (which I also want) and the nosecone folded all the way to his back the toy would have been even better.

His nosecone in the cartoon was almost always grey, which I prefer, but it is blue in the three AKOM episodes so I'm okay with it. The jet looks great.
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Re: RM-12 Starscream

Postby robotmel » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:15 am

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Cyberpath wrote:I got one today. He looks amazing in person! The most cartoon-accurate looking Starscream toy I've seen so far.

And if his horizontal stabilisers folded like the Henkei version (which I also want) and the nosecone folded all the way to his back the toy would have been even better.

His nosecone in the cartoon was almost always grey, which I prefer, but it is blue in the three AKOM episodes so I'm okay with it. The jet looks great.

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I have been considering the Skywarp version of this mold recently as his Seeker buddies are missing him! :D
I dont know the history of the Robot Master line but it appears the Classics Seekers mold owes a lot to the RM mold? They just seem to be so similar! :-?
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Re: RM-12 Starscream

Postby Cyberpath » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:50 am

All I know is that Classics Starscream (in the Henkei colour scheme) also looks great! Don't have one yet.

The Henkei null-rays are way too bombastic though (and hopfully there's a 3rd party replacment for them) but the jet-mode looks so sleek in the photos -- I can almost hear "Pathetic fools! There's no escape!"
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Re: RM-12 Starscream

Postby robotmel » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:35 pm

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Cyberpath wrote:The Henkei null-rays are way too bombastic though (and hopfully there's a 3rd party replacment for them) but the jet-mode looks so sleek in the photos


These seem pretty handy for the Classics mold?

http://www.shapeways.com/search?q=null+rays
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Re: RM-12 Starscream

Postby Cyberpath » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:27 am

Those look pretty good; thanks for the link!
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Re: RM-12 Starscream

Postby Cyberpath » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:22 am

I got my KO Henkei today! I don't have an original for comparison but this is pretty good for a KO; the reviews had me wary.

As reported the null rays won't stay on in robot mode, but that can be fixed I read. I don't like the Henkei guns anyway, too big. Might get 3rd Party lasers instead.
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Re: RM-12 Starscream

Postby Sinnertwin » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:09 am

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robotmel wrote:I have been considering the Skywarp version of this mold recently as his Seeker buddies are missing him! :D
I dont know the history of the Robot Master line but it appears the Classics Seekers mold owes a lot to the RM mold? They just seem to be so similar! :-?


here's a quick link
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Robot_Masters_%2 ... se%29#Toys

As for the engineering similarities you mention, spot on. The evolution of the design is wonderful

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Re: RM-12 & Henkei Starscream

Postby Cyberpath » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:12 am

They definitely improved leg articulation and transformation of all stabilisers. The nosecone is still just... there. But it's a really great toy.
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