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KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released!

Transformers News: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010 11:36AM CST

Categories: Toy News, Knock Offs
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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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Credit(s): Scaleface, Chimungmung
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Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155677)
Posted by Anonymous on December 9th, 2010 @ 11:46am CST
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...
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155681)
Posted by Blackstreak on December 9th, 2010 @ 12:00pm CST
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.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155685)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on December 9th, 2010 @ 12:07pm CST
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.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155686)
Posted by It Is Him on December 9th, 2010 @ 12:12pm CST
There go our chances at getting a real Classics Sunstorm.

Oh well.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155688)
Posted by Shadowstream on December 9th, 2010 @ 12:23pm CST
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:
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155690)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on December 9th, 2010 @ 12:30pm CST
I might have considered this if most of the silver was orange instead. #-o
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155693)
Posted by starscream7676 on December 9th, 2010 @ 12:40pm CST
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.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155703)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 9th, 2010 @ 1:26pm CST
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.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155727)
Posted by NTESHFT on December 9th, 2010 @ 2:43pm CST
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.......
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155730)
Posted by Julie85 on December 9th, 2010 @ 2:50pm CST
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.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155774)
Posted by Relic Dinobot on December 9th, 2010 @ 5:41pm CST
headsortails wrote:
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:
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155804)
Posted by Amelie on December 9th, 2010 @ 7:03pm CST
[color=deeppink]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.

*edit* I'm tired and my sentence structure is a disaster area.[/color]
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155805)
Posted by slip on December 9th, 2010 @ 7:06pm CST
"YOU! This is all your doing! Despite my offer of redemption, you where unable to resist temptation, sacrificing me for the slightest taste of power!"

Sunstorm DW G1 #6

So yeah that's about how i feel. My first attempt at my own generations Sunstorm was more likeable. Perhaps i should just purchase another Mp Skywarp and comission a repaint.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155820)
Posted by OptiMagnus on December 9th, 2010 @ 7:55pm CST
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO =P~
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155825)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 9th, 2010 @ 8:06pm CST
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.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155839)
Posted by Rated X on December 9th, 2010 @ 8:34pm CST
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:
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155842)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on December 9th, 2010 @ 8:58pm CST
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
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155856)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 9th, 2010 @ 9:41pm CST
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.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155906)
Posted by Torneira on December 10th, 2010 @ 1:18am CST
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.
Re: KO Classics / Henkei Sunstorm released! (1155948)
Posted by JaZzTaStIc on December 10th, 2010 @ 5:01am CST
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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