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In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream

Thursday, July 4th, 2013 3:48PM CDT

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Courtesy of TFW2005 user Jigga we have in-hand images of the TFSS figure Slipstream, a redeco Transformers Prime First Edition Starscream with a newly sculpted head. According to the poster a few of these have found their way to market in China, so don't get too excited and expect this figure to show up in your mailbox anytime soon.

Note the figure's polybag plainly states "BOTCON 2013', which backs up what we were told during the TFCC panel regarding the TFSS delay. They stated during the panel that there was some miscommunication with the manufacturer. The factory was under the impression that the TFSS figures were to be released at BotCon 2013, and thus why they were in no hurry to get the figures shipped to TFCC. They assured us during the panel that this has been straightened out, and this should not be an issue for next year's TFSS 2.0. We've mirrored a trio of images below, the rest can be found by clicking here.


In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream

In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream

In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream
Credit(s): TFW2005 user Jigga
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Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500754)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 4th, 2013 @ 4:07pm CDT
10/10 would repurpose as Generation One Slipstream. :x

Absolutely love Slipstream. She and Scourge are the winners of this year's TFSS group.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500759)
Posted by Mkall on July 4th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
That is much cooler than I feared she would be. I'll be keeping this one on my shelf beside Lockdown and Lugnut.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500761)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 4th, 2013 @ 4:19pm CDT
Post-op Slipstream :lol:
I hope we eventually get a real Slipstream.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500763)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 4th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CDT
my god her face is hideous :SICK:
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500772)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2013 @ 4:55pm CDT
Needs more "lipstick".
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500778)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 4th, 2013 @ 5:25pm CDT
I wanted to like this figure, i really did; it's slipstream for god's sake, but this, this is just terrible. Funpub really just painted themselves into a corner on this figure. As horrible as it sounds, I dare say the FE starscream is seriously misused in its use for the figure, due to it's physique. (buy your torches and pitch forks here.) Although FE starscream has stilettos for feet, his willowy physique doesn't necessarily translate to femininity. No i'm not one of those who thinks all gynoids should have double D's, however a slightly more feminine structure is more suited for slipstream. Prime starscream isnt actually that feminine, his shoulders are high, he's hunched over, he's built like a willowy man, rather than a willowy woman. Granted it wouldn't be possible for a club figure to completely remold a figure, which is why I wish Has/Tak actually made a new figure for the character, but i digress. Also the new head sculpt manages to make her look more masculine compared to TF primes starscream's gaunt features. Also her face looks like it keeps doing this -3-
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500779)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 4th, 2013 @ 5:37pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:I wanted to like this figure, i really did; it's slipstream for god's sake, but this, this is just terrible. Funpub really just painted themselves into a corner on this figure. As horrible as it sounds, I dare say the FE starscream is seriously misused in its use for the figure, due to it's physique. (buy your torches and pitch forks here.) Although FE starscream has stilettos for feet, his willowy physique doesn't necessarily translate to femininity. No i'm not one of those who thinks all gynoids should have double D's, however a slightly more feminine structure is more suited for slipstream. Prime starscream isnt actually that feminine, his shoulders are high, he's hunched over, he's built like a willowy man, rather than a willowy woman. Granted it wouldn't be possible for a club figure to completely remold a figure, which is why I wish Has/Tak actually made a new figure for the character, but i digress. Also the new head sculpt manages to make her look more masculine compared to TF primes starscream's gaunt features. Also her face looks like it keeps doing this -3-

Hahaha @ -3-. But yes, you hit the nail on the ugly head.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500780)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 4th, 2013 @ 5:42pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Hahaha @ -3-. But yes, you hit the nail on the ugly head.



I guess Slipstream had allot of botox and half it wore out on one side. :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500782)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 4th, 2013 @ 5:52pm CDT
There's something off about that as a female, and I can't quite place it. I can accept Strika out of Warpath and Crasher (Fracture?) out of Mirage, but there's something missing out of Slipstream here. I think it may have something to do with the face, like too long of a chin or too awkward of an expression or still looking to similar to Starscream or something.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500783)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2013 @ 6:02pm CDT
From Allspark.com, a Photoshop that shortens her chin, widens her head overall, and gives her black lips:

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Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500784)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 4th, 2013 @ 6:06pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:From Allspark.com, a Photoshop that shortens her chin and gives her black lips:

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See if that were the head sculpt, i would start to consider shelling out 100 bones plus for this figure, but alas it's not.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500785)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 4th, 2013 @ 6:17pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:From Allspark.com, a Photoshop that shortens her chin, widens her head overall, and gives her black lips:

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That is a million times better. But the body still doesn't click for me. She needs to have a chest thats angled outwards from the neck. Starscream's chest is too caved in. I dare say that even with the old (current) head, if the chest was a bit more lady-like, it would help a ton. It's why I think Fracture(Mirage) doesn't work, but Strika (Warpath) does. Even Rip-claw; There's nothing really female about her at all, especially in the face, and yet I can buy that she's a she, and I attribute that to her having some form of chest... and a narrow'ish waist doesn't hurt much either.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500787)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2013 @ 6:26pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:That is a million times better. But the body still doesn't click for me. She needs to have a chest thats angled outwards from the neck. Starscream's chest is too caved in. I dare say that even with the old (current) head, if the chest was a bit more lady-like, it would help a ton. It's why I think Fracture(Mirage) doesn't work, but Strika (Warpath) does. Even Rip-claw; There's nothing really female about her at all, especially in the face, and yet I can buy that she's a she, and I attribute that to her having some form of chest... and a narrow'ish waist doesn't hurt much either.
This better?

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There were more pics from the TFW2005 thread not mirrored here.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500788)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 4th, 2013 @ 6:31pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:This better?

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Aye, thats much better. If it had that photoshopped head, my complaints would be reduced to 0.

Even though I would still prefer more bustiness.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500789)
Posted by SentinelA on July 4th, 2013 @ 6:32pm CDT
$99 on BBTS. Kinda of expensive for me but I would like one
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500794)
Posted by Mkall on July 4th, 2013 @ 7:38pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Even though I would still prefer more bustiness.

Ain't that true for most men?
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500797)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 4th, 2013 @ 7:47pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Even though I would still prefer more bustiness.

Ain't that true for most men?

My answer is... http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b201/ReyReyM/psc/Bouncy.gif
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500801)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 4th, 2013 @ 8:32pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:From Allspark.com, a Photoshop that shortens her chin and gives her black lips:

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See if that were the head sculpt, i would start to consider shelling out 100 bones plus for this figure, but alas it's not.

Here's hoping some 3rd party makes that head a reality.

To make the Slipstream I REALLY want, however, Hasbro needs to expand the trend of enlarged Legends that just started with Beast Hunters and give us a 3X of Activators Starscream repainted into Animated Slipstream. Well, they'd have to remold her head and wings too, but it'd at least be different enough from the Voyager mold to start with.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500805)
Posted by Metrosuplex on July 4th, 2013 @ 9:11pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:I wanted to like this figure, i really did; it's slipstream for god's sake, but this, this is just terrible. Funpub really just painted themselves into a corner on this figure. As horrible as it sounds, I dare say the FE starscream is seriously misused in its use for the figure, due to it's physique. (buy your torches and pitch forks here.) Although FE starscream has stilettos for feet, his willowy physique doesn't necessarily translate to femininity. No i'm not one of those who thinks all gynoids should have double D's, however a slightly more feminine structure is more suited for slipstream. Prime starscream isnt actually that feminine, his shoulders are high, he's hunched over, he's built like a willowy man, rather than a willowy woman. Granted it wouldn't be possible for a club figure to completely remold a figure, which is why I wish Has/Tak actually made a new figure for the character, but i digress. Also the new head sculpt manages to make her look more masculine compared to TF primes starscream's gaunt features. Also her face looks like it keeps doing this -3-


Pretty much sums it up for me.

Although, I would like to add how confusing it is to use SS body as both "male" and "female". He already looked somewhat feminine... making him into Slipstream just begs for a cross-gender fanfiction! :shock: :SICK: :shock:

I get they're "robots" and not anatomical... but I'd still like to jump on the "let's make em a little more female, please" bandwagon. It's not giant boobs that make a bot feminine, so let's not let disagreements turn stupid. :roll:
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500807)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2013 @ 9:19pm CDT
I still want the toy, regardless. Why? Because the mold itself is GLORIOUS! I LOVE the FE Starscream mold. I even bought it six times over as the same character (so, no Arms Micron Skywarp or Thundercracker... yet) just to use as Starscream and his five one-episode clones. 8)
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500808)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 4th, 2013 @ 9:25pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:I get they're "robots" and not anatomical... but I'd still like to jump on the "let's make em a little more female, please" bandwagon. It's not giant boobs that make a bot feminine, so let's not let disagreements turn stupid. :roll:


My thought is that TF gynoids at the least should be "shapley" or "curvy" compared to male TF's

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credit Uwall of deviant art
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500809)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 4th, 2013 @ 9:27pm CDT
This...could have been better. >:oP

She's still one of the three that I'm keeping.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500825)
Posted by Flashwave on July 4th, 2013 @ 10:47pm CDT
I can certainly see the complaints of a TF being too gender neutral (wait, what?) but Slipstream is the reason I haven't touched a Prime Starscream. Had the chance, but gave one to a friend as a gift because I was waiting for Slippy. Now, I only have to wait for another six months!

C'mon, you don't think she'll really be next, do you? people'd be dropping the subscription right and left, no one really want's Circuit or Jackpot as much as they did Slipstream and Scourge. One of them to whet our whistles, and the other will be used to make us stick around. mark me on this. Funpub might be dumb on occasion, but they ain't stupid.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500876)
Posted by Heckfire on July 5th, 2013 @ 9:55am CDT
Flashwave wrote:C'mon, you don't think she'll really be next, do you? people'd be dropping the subscription right and left, no one really want's Circuit or Jackpot as much as they did Slipstream and Scourge.


...actually, Jackpot IS one of the ones I'm waiting for (to go with my custom Hubcap), but I get your point. Personally, I'm assuming Ultra Mammoth will be the final one, since it's the only non-Deluxe in the bunch.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500924)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 5th, 2013 @ 1:48pm CDT
Somehow, she looks even more masculin than Starscream ... 8-}

Yea, that photoshoped head would be much better, but it would also need a new chestpiece to look more boobish, SS is just to flat.
It's kinda sad, but also hilarious how most heads by them look horrible, especially this, Counterpunch and Nightbeat.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500976)
Posted by ILL-Star on July 5th, 2013 @ 6:44pm CDT
I'll save my criticism on the head sculpt for when I get it in hand. Pictures don't do all figures justice. It may not be as bad as it looks. But even if it looks the same, I still think she looks pretty good.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1500983)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 5th, 2013 @ 8:00pm CDT
ILL-Star wrote:I'll save my criticism on the head sculpt for when I get it in hand. Pictures don't do all figures justice. It may not be as bad as it looks. But even if it looks the same, I still think she looks pretty good.

OOHH my poor friend in denial.
j/k :P You are very right about pictures not doing figures justice though. Best of luck with your buyer's satisfaction.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501302)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on July 7th, 2013 @ 5:37am CDT
Well I've already got 5 versions of this mould, I might as well make it 6!

I would love for a 3rd party to redo the head-sculpt, here's hoping :)
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501321)
Posted by joevill on July 7th, 2013 @ 8:46am CDT
That's one sexy toy!
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501351)
Posted by El Duque on July 7th, 2013 @ 11:46am CDT
Also from the HK-TF forum was have some additional in-hand images of the TFSS figure Slipstream, a retool/redeco of Transformers Prime First Edition Starscream. The figure should ship out from TFCC at some point between now and the end of the year. For now enjoy the images mirrored below.

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Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501362)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 7th, 2013 @ 12:32pm CDT
I see what they're trying to do, but this mold just strikes me as still being too masculine for a Slipstream.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501366)
Posted by RAcast on July 7th, 2013 @ 12:50pm CDT
They had the perfect mold.
They had the perfect deco.

And then someone passed that head sculpt. WHO thought that was a good idea!

Also, it just occured to me that Slipstream has DUCK LIPS. WHY? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501375)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 7th, 2013 @ 12:58pm CDT
RAcast wrote:Also, it just occured to me that Slipstream has DUCK LIPS. WHY? :BANG_HEAD:


You ever see the Dolan meme? That's what her her head sculpt looks like to me.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501376)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 7th, 2013 @ 1:00pm CDT
Is she sniffing his nipple?

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Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501377)
Posted by RAcast on July 7th, 2013 @ 1:04pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Is she sniffing his nipple?

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That would be silly, [Prime] Starscreams don't have noses.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501379)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 7th, 2013 @ 1:08pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Is she sniffing his nipple?

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That would be silly, the majority of Prime characters don't have noses.


Fixed. ;) :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501386)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on July 7th, 2013 @ 1:24pm CDT
IMHO I don't think this head sculpt is all that bad really but to each their own. If the people at Dr.Wu are seeing all this maybe they'll deliver us a more accurate Slipstream head sculpt. After all they did one for Optimus. :VEHI:
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501393)
Posted by Yweggo on July 7th, 2013 @ 1:52pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
RAcast wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Is she sniffing his nipple?

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That would be silly, the majority of Prime characters don't have noses.


Fixed. ;) :lol:


Urrmm yeah they do. The noise is the bump-thing in the middle of their face coming out of their helmets, so this thing.
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Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501396)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 7th, 2013 @ 2:01pm CDT
Yweggo wrote:
Urrmm yeah they do. The noise is the bump-thing in the middle of their face coming out of their helmets, so this thing.



here let me lay down this beat, see if you pick it up. While it's debatable as to whether or not TFP character models have noses, a majority of them don't. (the majority of autobots come to mind). Those that have "noses" are dubious at best because they can look like part of the brow, or are barely noticeable. Slipstream is one of the latter, her "nose" look more like it's part of the bridge and mostly her brow.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501407)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 7th, 2013 @ 2:55pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Image
"May I have this dance?"
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501512)
Posted by ILL-Star on July 7th, 2013 @ 11:54pm CDT
These pics are better than the ones from the other day. Her face actually looks quite a bit like Arcee's I think. And I believe Arcee has even made that duck lip expression from time to time. Definitely fits in with the Prime line very well.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501514)
Posted by njb902 on July 8th, 2013 @ 12:04am CDT
Eh this is a very easy pass for me. That face......... That face.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501522)
Posted by Manterax Prime on July 8th, 2013 @ 1:11am CDT
Best figure for this mold. EVER! This mold(and it's voyager counterpart) has always been fembot material, so Slipstream is the perfect character for it.

njb902 wrote:Eh this is a very easy pass for me. That face......... That face.

Nothing wrong w/ her face as far as I can tell.

BTW, no, she has no nose and she does NOT have duck lips, RAcast.
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501533)
Posted by RAcast on July 8th, 2013 @ 5:00am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Best figure for this mold. EVER! This mold(and it's voyager counterpart) has always been fembot material, so Slipstream is the perfect character for it.

njb902 wrote:Eh this is a very easy pass for me. That face......... That face.

Nothing wrong w/ her face as far as I can tell.

BTW, no, she has no nose and she does NOT have duck lips, RAcast.

It's deceptively less bad from angled shots (which most of these are), but find a shot of the face straight-on. It's horrifyingly bad with her mouth-half-open-duck-lips. I honestly don't know why they didn't just go with a regular smirk, as it would have look so much better.

[Third picture on the first page is a straight-on picture]
Re: In-Hand Images: TFSS Slipstream (1501673)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 8th, 2013 @ 4:10pm CDT
I like her, but I wish they had used the Voyager mold. With the exception of Transmetal 2 Blackarachnia (and the repaint into Arcee) I can't think of a single female Transformer bigger than a Deluxe.

Ah well, kitbash time I supposed!
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