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First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream

Transformers News: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream

Friday, February 21st, 2014 9:25AM CST

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Mere hours after announcing the next wave of figures in the Takara Tomy Transformers Cloud line we have our first toy image! Below we have TFC-D02 Starscream, which is a redeco of the Transformers Generations Voyager Doubledealer mold plus what appear to be the Null Ray weapons from Masterpiece Starscream. This figure will be available exclusively from e-Hobby, while his wave mate Brawn will be available through The TakaraTomy Mall. Check out the image below courtesy of the Autobase Aichi Facebook page.

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Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552616)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:26am CST
Sabrblade wrote:That looks kinda coo, actually.

:shock: He's got new null rays!


And they're shown on the art, see ;)

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And I must say, the mold works well on so many levels.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552621)
Posted by jaws on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:33am CST
Another recolor of Blitzwing, whatever!
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552623)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:36am CST
If this were a standard release, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552625)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:44am CST
It looks like the new null rays are those that came with the Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream mold.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552627)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:48am CST
Odd choice, but actually comes across okay. Also, you can pop and flip the wings for a slightly more G1 look. I do that with my Blitzwing.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552628)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:50am CST
Sabrblade wrote:It looks like the new null rays are those that came with the Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream mold.


Good eye, I looked up the part and the design is a match. Could anybody who has both Blitzwing and Masterpiece Starscream see if they fit?
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552634)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:16am CST
It's uncanny how cool Screamer looks in that body.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552636)
Posted by necr0blivion on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:35am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It looks like the new null rays are those that came with the Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream mold.


Good eye, I looked up the part and the design is a match. Could anybody who has both Blitzwing and Masterpiece Starscream see if they fit?


Using the null rays from the US version of MP SS - yes, they fit.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552637)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:40am CST
necr0blivion wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It looks like the new null rays are those that came with the Masterpiece MP-3 Starscream mold.


Good eye, I looked up the part and the design is a match. Could anybody who has both Blitzwing and Masterpiece Starscream see if they fit?


Using the null rays from the US version of MP SS - yes, they fit.


Ok, to that I'll say...

Well played TakaraTomy, well played. :APPLAUSE:
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552638)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:41am CST
Anybody notice Brawn's headshot in the corner. ;)

Anyway, I know a lot of people aren't liking these because they're repaints, but I think Starscream looks really cool. However, due to the exclusive (and expensive) nature of the line, I won't be getting them. Still, pretty badass.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552639)
Posted by robotmel on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:44am CST
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:-?
Is this the first time a G1 deco has been used on a Voyager sized figure to represent Starscream?
I couldnt see them doing all the seekers as that would be crazy, but a set of G1 coloured Voyagers is long over due! ;)
Make all the Cloud figures Toys R Us releases please!! :grin:
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552640)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:48am CST
robotmel wrote:Is this the first time a G1 deco has been used on a Voyager sized figure to represent Starscream?
There was that G1-colored 2007 Movie Voyager Starscream:

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Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552643)
Posted by Rated X on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:15am CST
Horrible. They might as well repaint rhinox into ramhorn. What cloud are they on anyways ? Cloud 9 ?
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552648)
Posted by Ravage XK on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:24am CST
Blimey, shoehorning Starscream into that body works pretty well!
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552652)
Posted by cruizerdave on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:30am CST
Gotta be honest, I don't hate it!
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552664)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:14pm CST
looks pretty cool, disappointing that its another blitzwing repaint but surprised this hasnt been done before.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552667)
Posted by Moonshot on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:29pm CST
That Starscream actually looks pretty sweet. :CON:
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552668)
Posted by frogbat on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:36pm CST
better looking that i'd have thought. however i still think it would make a better megatron since he's had both tank and plane modes. would have needed a detachable arm canon and a bucket head...
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552669)
Posted by leokearon on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:37pm CST
Nice repaint but will they fix the shoulders?
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552670)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 12:51pm CST
leokearon wrote:Nice repaint but will they fix the shoulders?


Don't count on it. :-(
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552672)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 21st, 2014 @ 1:02pm CST
It just dawned on me what the possible logic behind this might be:

Starscream's ghost possessing Blitzwing.

Because Blitzwing was originally supposed to be the main character in that episode before Flint Dille revised it. (And in an interview, he admitted that he ruined Megeen McLaughlin's story due to running out of time)

Not sure if the original script ever surfaced, or if there would've been any reason for Starscream to possess anyone besides Cyclonus, but a new micro-continuity is a new opportunity to homage more 'What-If's of TF history, yes?

Maybe going out on a limb, but it's something.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552677)
Posted by rpetras on February 21st, 2014 @ 1:35pm CST
For some reason this gives me the vibe of that old Leader-1 model kit made from an Alpha Veritech.
It just mixes things in an odd way.
Not a BAD way, mind you, just odd.

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Now that Brawn from Bulkhead is still all kinds of fail. :SICK:
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552685)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 21st, 2014 @ 2:02pm CST
That Starscream repaint looks slick. The deco works very well in all three modes too. Well done, Takara! I'm glad the cancelled GDO Generations Brawn will still see a release, although with a revised deco (that will probably look better, or at least more G1 accurate than the GDO version originally proposed). I'm glad I bit the bullet and ordered Optimus Prime and Megatron from TFCC a few months ago. I may just have to get the entire Transformers: Cloud subline if the second half of the offerings are at least just as inspired.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552690)
Posted by mooncake623 on February 21st, 2014 @ 3:29pm CST
Screamer looks sick. I might have to get this.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552705)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on February 21st, 2014 @ 4:51pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:It just dawned on me what the possible logic behind this might be:

Starscream's ghost possessing Blitzwing.

Because Blitzwing was originally supposed to be the main character in that episode before Flint Dille revised it. (And in an interview, he admitted that he ruined Megeen McLaughlin's story due to running out of time)

Not sure if the original script ever surfaced, or if there would've been any reason for Starscream to possess anyone besides Cyclonus, but a new micro-continuity is a new opportunity to homage more 'What-If's of TF history, yes?

Maybe going out on a limb, but it's something.


a thought occurs to me, this is Takara Toy Bio continuity right? the continuity wherin the Quintessons have built Guiltaur and Overcharge drones yes? who's to say that Screamer hasn't possessed an Overcharge?
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552706)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 21st, 2014 @ 4:53pm CST
I'm all for Brawn, might even consider giving him a shot.

But Starscream... I don't know what to think of him. Why they would use the Blitzwing/Doubledealer mold with MP Seeker null-rays is beyond me. I don't hate it, but, as a Starscream nut, it definitely doesn't look right.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552709)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2014 @ 4:57pm CST
SG Roadbuster wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:It just dawned on me what the possible logic behind this might be:

Starscream's ghost possessing Blitzwing.

Because Blitzwing was originally supposed to be the main character in that episode before Flint Dille revised it. (And in an interview, he admitted that he ruined Megeen McLaughlin's story due to running out of time)

Not sure if the original script ever surfaced, or if there would've been any reason for Starscream to possess anyone besides Cyclonus, but a new micro-continuity is a new opportunity to homage more 'What-If's of TF history, yes?

Maybe going out on a limb, but it's something.


a thought occurs to me, this is Takara Toy Bio continuity right? the continuity wherin the Quintessons have built Guiltaur and Overcharge drones yes? who's to say that Screamer hasn't possessed an Overcharge?


Nope, Cloud is an all new continuity altogether. It's similar to TFCC's TransTech one, down to designations for alternate timelines. It limits itself to the G1 and BW cartoons (or Primax alpha streams for you TransTech nuts) for now however.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552738)
Posted by ausbot on February 21st, 2014 @ 6:49pm CST
This line is becoming interesting, I do love creative repaints.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552745)
Posted by wewyllenium on February 21st, 2014 @ 7:58pm CST
Starscream works for me. I want!!!!
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552754)
Posted by El Duque on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:36pm CST
....and here's Brawn! The Transformers Cloud info has been coming fast and furious over the past 24 hours. Just last night e-Hobby announced wave two would feature Starscream and Brawn. Starscream coming from the Transformers Generations Voyager Doubledealer and Brawn being the previously cancelled GDO Voyager Brawn, a redeco/retool of Transformers Prime First Edition Bulkhead. Then earlier today we got our first actual toy image of TFC-D02 Starscream. Now we have our first toy image of TFC-A02 Brawn! This image also gives us a nice good look at their faces.

TFC-D02 Starscream will be available through e-Hobby and TFC-A02 Brawn will be available through the TakaraTomy Mall. Pre-order will open on the 24th.

Check him out below:

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Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552755)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:37pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:It just dawned on me what the possible logic behind this might be:

Starscream's ghost possessing Blitzwing.

Because Blitzwing was originally supposed to be the main character in that episode before Flint Dille revised it. (And in an interview, he admitted that he ruined Megeen McLaughlin's story due to running out of time)

Not sure if the original script ever surfaced, or if there would've been any reason for Starscream to possess anyone besides Cyclonus, but a new micro-continuity is a new opportunity to homage more 'What-If's of TF history, yes?

Maybe going out on a limb, but it's something.
Or... maybe just the "chest cockpit"/"wings on back"/"fighter jet altmode" combo clicked it to mind. :-B
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552756)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:41pm CST
Now that we finally get to see Brawn, now I'm not feeling him as much. I guess it's because the torso looks... bulky (Swear to God, Sabrblade. You better not do it.). Head is spot on, so I will give him that.

I'll wait until we get some in-hand images.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552758)
Posted by Mkall on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:55pm CST
Can't say I'm all that interested in this. If this is how they're introducing the GDO Voyager molds in Japan, I'm curious to see what the others will look like.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552759)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 21st, 2014 @ 8:57pm CST
Mkall wrote:Can't say I'm all that interested in this. If this is how they're introducing the GDO Voyager molds in Japan, I'm curious to see what the others will look like.


I can see it now: GDO Hot Spot as IDW Pyro (which... actually wouldn't be a bad idea).
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552760)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:00pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Mkall wrote:Can't say I'm all that interested in this. If this is how they're introducing the GDO Voyager molds in Japan, I'm curious to see what the others will look like.


I can see it now: GDO Hot Spot as IDW Pyro (which... actually wouldn't be a bad idea).
Many people do wish that the Hot Spot tooling had existed at the time that BotCon 2010 had its Pryo figure. ;)
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552762)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:08pm CST
looks like pinhead from puppet master
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552766)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on February 21st, 2014 @ 9:40pm CST
Wow. All I can say is thank you takara, this will not be missed in my collection and if you all think they have fixed the shoulder pad issue. You are in for a big disappointment
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552773)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 21st, 2014 @ 10:08pm CST
I WANT THAT STARSCREAM!!!
Brawn looks cool too.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552791)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:24pm CST
Brawn's proportions are terrible.

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On Starscream: I can't believe it. Takara took a terrible mold...

...and made it even crappier!
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552795)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:37pm CST
i liked better the gdo deco, specially the clear blue windows, but this one? doesnt look that good, starscream though looks better than spected
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552796)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 21st, 2014 @ 11:39pm CST
Starscream looks a little better than I first thought, but still not something I'd buy. Brawn, on the other hand, I think looks awful. Wouldn't buy that at all. Had it come out during the GDO when it was supposed to, I'd have bought one to keep as spare parts in case my Bulkhead had ever broke, but that's it.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552799)
Posted by Triptykon on February 22nd, 2014 @ 12:06am CST
Not feeling these. As much as I like the paint on Screamie, I have the originals these are based off, and with all the great figures out there I still want, can't justify the purchase. The heads look really, really cool though.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552803)
Posted by K2vox on February 22nd, 2014 @ 12:48am CST
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Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552816)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 22nd, 2014 @ 4:02am CST
As a Starscream fanboy, I REALLY want that thing... Especially to display him in TANK MODE! :lol:
However, I'm not sure I'm ready to pay the price. :-(
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552852)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:36am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Mkall wrote:Can't say I'm all that interested in this. If this is how they're introducing the GDO Voyager molds in Japan, I'm curious to see what the others will look like.


I can see it now: GDO Hot Spot as IDW Pyro (which... actually wouldn't be a bad idea).
Many people do wish that the Hot Spot tooling had existed at the time that BotCon 2010 had its Pryo figure. ;)


Some have put the Hot Spot head on their BotCon Pyro, incidentally enough. >:oP

The final two GDO Voyagers, Hot Spot and Powerdive/Ransack... who could they be repainted into?
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552855)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:58am CST
yeah these repaints are just weird. i dont see a starscream when i see that mold. i mostly see blitzwing and a bit of doubledealer. and brawn bulkhead looks bad. its not a brawn mold at all. just sthap TF cloud. sthap. the megatron and prime were alright but its like they are not even trying.
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552857)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 22nd, 2014 @ 8:06am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Mkall wrote:Can't say I'm all that interested in this. If this is how they're introducing the GDO Voyager molds in Japan, I'm curious to see what the others will look like.


I can see it now: GDO Hot Spot as IDW Pyro (which... actually wouldn't be a bad idea).
Many people do wish that the Hot Spot tooling had existed at the time that BotCon 2010 had its Pryo figure. ;)


Some have put the Hot Spot head on their BotCon Pyro, incidentally enough. >:oP
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Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552863)
Posted by T-Macksimus on February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:13am CST
So absolutely, positively suck-tacular it could strip the chrome off a trailer hitch. Way to go Takara. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552931)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:11pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Mkall wrote:Can't say I'm all that interested in this. If this is how they're introducing the GDO Voyager molds in Japan, I'm curious to see what the others will look like.


I can see it now: GDO Hot Spot as IDW Pyro (which... actually wouldn't be a bad idea).
Many people do wish that the Hot Spot tooling had existed at the time that BotCon 2010 had its Pryo figure. ;)


Some have put the Hot Spot head on their BotCon Pyro, incidentally enough. >:oP

The final two GDO Voyagers, Hot Spot and Powerdive/Ransack... who could they be repainted into?
If they went even more extreme than Brawn and blew Minicons up into Voyagers...

Firebot and Makeshift?

Firebot already got Hot Spot's deco once, and Makeshift's the first dual-rotor that springs to mind who isn't Highbrow or Obsidian. The latter also deserves to be honored as the best original name to come out of Armada by finally having it attached to a non-tiny toy. (No, Prime Wheeljack doesn't count)
Re: First Look at Transformers Cloud TFC-D02 Starscream (1552964)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on February 22nd, 2014 @ 11:14pm CST
Not interested in the Starscream, though the colors do pop, but I will acquire the Brawn. He will do nicely in filling in my Prime expanded universe Autobots.

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