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Thursday, September 25th, 2008 1:40PM CDT

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ACToys.com has posted new pictures of the Universe Starscream repaint. This repaint is, of course, none other than the Classics Starscream, repainted in more traditional G1 animation colors.

You can see the original thread here and the images are shown below.

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Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795013)
Posted by Counterpunch on September 25th, 2008 @ 1:42pm CDT
This toy is sexy.

word up.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795019)
Posted by Hard Hacker on September 25th, 2008 @ 1:46pm CDT
Not the hottest use of the mould.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795035)
Posted by -Genocide- on September 25th, 2008 @ 2:03pm CDT
This definitely turns me on. I can't believe I want to buy him after owning the first Classics, and the Henkie version.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795044)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 25th, 2008 @ 2:07pm CDT
This really makes me wish I'd known about this before I ordered the Henkei. Sure it's less detailed but it fixes the major problems, and doesn't have the lame chrome.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795045)
Posted by Sunstar on September 25th, 2008 @ 2:07pm CDT
MORE starscream love.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795046)
Posted by dragons on September 25th, 2008 @ 2:08pm CDT
this starscream it would have to be if i see him instores ill pick him up but if i dont see him in stores and they stopped having him stock ill get henkei either way i dont car to much hasbro & takra figures look slightly identical to each other if you dont look that closley at the details butthats it.

i know im going to get for this bue here it is on certain figures but i just did a comaprison of this starscream and takrar starscream if you big on detail get henkei, if you just want the figure no matter how he lokos get hasbro version what gives hasbro is a big toy company but they bad job sometimes when painting some of the figures.????
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795051)
Posted by Sid Burn on September 25th, 2008 @ 2:16pm CDT
Pass, I still say the original Hasbro Classics paint scheme is the best of the bunch.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795062)
Posted by Kryptikore on September 25th, 2008 @ 2:32pm CDT
Yeah I'm going to have to pick up this figure! Considering the original was crap and my Henkei has the retarded backwards knee!
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795077)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on September 25th, 2008 @ 2:51pm CDT
i dont care if i have the first classics starscream i want this one too!!!!!!
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795108)
Posted by SimonMK on September 25th, 2008 @ 3:20pm CDT
Definetly going to buy it. Even if I already have the crappy Classic SS. But I am still waiting for a Sunstorm repaint. :-(
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795138)
Posted by Mirage22 on September 25th, 2008 @ 3:50pm CDT
I missed out on him with the first Classics line. Now's my chance! And now I'm glad I didn't get him first time around. This one is beautiful!
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795158)
Posted by Soundwave__Superior on September 25th, 2008 @ 4:11pm CDT
oh hell yes
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795183)
Posted by Pyrostrata on September 25th, 2008 @ 4:31pm CDT
Yes! Will score that bad boy for sure!
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795188)
Posted by BlackMagnus on September 25th, 2008 @ 4:34pm CDT
Pyrostrata wrote:Yes! Will score that bad boy for sure!

Seconded!!
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795198)
Posted by ponycorn on September 25th, 2008 @ 4:45pm CDT
MMMMMMMM :oops:

I was still kicking myself for not buying the previous funny striped Classics Starscream for $30 at a recent toy show.

G1 accurate plus half the price and off the shelf? :mrgreen: I'm in!
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795214)
Posted by Tyrenol on September 25th, 2008 @ 5:09pm CDT
And there go the holes.

I'd put money on the new Starscream. My wish is that Hasbro would've released him with 86 cartoon colors before instead of messing around with us. Damn.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795261)
Posted by Sledge on September 25th, 2008 @ 6:07pm CDT
How am I supposed to break it to my Classics Screamer that he's going to be replaced? He's still getting used to Classics Megs turning up and replacing him as head 'Con, now he's not even going to be head Screamer.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795280)
Posted by RiddlerJ on September 25th, 2008 @ 6:30pm CDT
Nice, but aren't there still some seekers missing that this mold could be used for? Where's the rest of the rainmakers?
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795286)
Posted by Sledge on September 25th, 2008 @ 6:37pm CDT
The rainmakers can bite my shiney metal ass. I'm really not bothered about a couple of jets that had thirty seconds screentime in one epsiode. Seriously, what's the big deal with them?
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795295)
Posted by breakthru on September 25th, 2008 @ 6:48pm CDT
I'm afraid this one's a pass for me. I already have the Henkei version which I prefer.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795435)
Posted by omega666 on September 25th, 2008 @ 8:08pm CDT
This looks awesome! WAY better than the Classics. Classics 2.0 Starscream is better than Classics 1.0 Starscream. I might actually sell my repaint that I did and get this.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795447)
Posted by Maldroth on September 25th, 2008 @ 8:12pm CDT
That's worth spending $10 again, I like that the face looks bolder as it does with the other seekers.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795490)
Posted by Archatron on September 25th, 2008 @ 8:41pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Nice, but aren't there still some seekers missing that this mold could be used for? Where's the rest of the rainmakers?


Not only that but the plastic is predominantly WHITE, perfect for dyeing either blue or black to make Thundercracker or Skywarp. Try that with an Acid Storm. Really don't do that, I did with terrible results. :sad: I missed the first version myself and am glad they made this one besides the point of it being excellent repaint/kitbash fodder. Looks great and I already got one off ebay I like it so much. :grin:
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795494)
Posted by Firebird on September 25th, 2008 @ 8:44pm CDT
I will be getting this for 2 reasons, I like the minimal paint apps in both the robot and jet modes. And he finally has a painted face.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795500)
Posted by OPTIMUS MAGNUS on September 25th, 2008 @ 8:48pm CDT
I own the Henkei and I love it. Imo, it's the best of the bunch...and Habro KNOWS it had to make up for the classics version :lol: I will pick a few of these 25th's up for the hell of it. Just can't get enough seekers...
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795512)
Posted by SimonMK on September 25th, 2008 @ 8:59pm CDT
I am still waiting for Sunstorm. :-(
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795521)
Posted by ChronosWar on September 25th, 2008 @ 9:13pm CDT
SimonMK wrote:I am still waiting for Sunstorm. :-(


I'll join you and the poster further up and third this one. I mean they did a titanium ww sunstorm, it's not like they've abandoned the character. But I think his shade of yellow would look great on the classics mold, not to mention the bitchin' white nosecone

all that having been said, this starscream looks pretty boss. not sure which material they're using for him, though i hope any cheap plastic won't be one of the intolerably bad kinds.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795538)
Posted by JEDI ALCHEMIST on September 25th, 2008 @ 9:35pm CDT
:shock: WOW! :APPLAUSE: :D :mrgreen: 8) That is freaking awesome! :D
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795566)
Posted by DavidT on September 25th, 2008 @ 10:34pm CDT
ChronosWar wrote:
SimonMK wrote:I am still waiting for Sunstorm. :-(


I'll join you and the poster further up and third this one. I mean they did a titanium ww sunstorm, it's not like they've abandoned the character. But I think his shade of yellow would look great on the classics mold, not to mention the bitchin' white nosecone

all that having been said, this starscream looks pretty boss. not sure which material they're using for him, though i hope any cheap plastic won't be one of the intolerably bad kinds.



.
Personally I would love to get a Classics Sunstorm, but I prefer the orange color rather than the yellow.

It looks like they may use this mold as much as they did with G1 Prime over the years. We are gonna have a whole battalion of seekers.


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Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795577)
Posted by SentinelA on September 25th, 2008 @ 10:50pm CDT
Already got Henkei, several Classics but I'm still going to get this one. Maybe more than one.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795591)
Posted by rpetras on September 25th, 2008 @ 11:28pm CDT
DavidT wrote:It looks like they may use this mold as much as they did with G1 Prime over the years. We are gonna have a whole battalion of seekers.


I'm OK with that!

Seeker repaints are OK in my book.

And the sad part is, if they did them all as voyagers, I'd buy 'em all again. I'm such a sucker.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795596)
Posted by Kryptikore on September 25th, 2008 @ 11:34pm CDT
Dido! Que in Sunstorm! NOW! I wish I got my hands on the E-hobby version. :sad:
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795598)
Posted by Maldroth on September 25th, 2008 @ 11:37pm CDT
you know this does have me thinking, though not to drag up a flame war

Wasn't it unlikely we'd ever see this mold again in other colors because why would parents want to buy the same toy over again with small variations in color? I'm just saying.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795613)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on September 26th, 2008 @ 12:15am CDT
I'll end up buying it. I don't love the Classics version's paint scheme. Plus, this'll probably be cheaper than Henkei Starscream.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795866)
Posted by DavidT on September 26th, 2008 @ 12:15pm CDT
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A member at TFW2005.com posted this in-package pic of the new Universe G1 Starscream.
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ge-165893/

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Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795872)
Posted by Silver Galvatron on September 26th, 2008 @ 12:25pm CDT
Simple, yet stunning.


Seibertron Still Rocks.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795921)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 26th, 2008 @ 1:46pm CDT
Updated News!

Previously, we had news of Universe Starscream's deluxe repaint in alt mode, and robot mode, sporting a little more animated look.

Now another picture has shown up that shows this toy in its package.

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You can view the original thread with source S250 here.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795926)
Posted by Prime Evil on September 26th, 2008 @ 1:50pm CDT
rpetras wrote:
DavidT wrote:It looks like they may use this mold as much as they did with G1 Prime over the years. We are gonna have a whole battalion of seekers.


I'm OK with that!

Seeker repaints are OK in my book.

And the sad part is, if they did them all as voyagers, I'd buy 'em all again. I'm such a sucker.


QFT!!

That's one mold that they can repaint till their hearts desire and I'll still buy them in Lilac, Teal, and Mauve!! I'm a sucker for seekers and will always be one.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795961)
Posted by Dead Metal on September 26th, 2008 @ 2:43pm CDT
Prime Evil wrote:
rpetras wrote:
DavidT wrote:It looks like they may use this mold as much as they did with G1 Prime over the years. We are gonna have a whole battalion of seekers.


I'm OK with that!

Seeker repaints are OK in my book.

And the sad part is, if they did them all as voyagers, I'd buy 'em all again. I'm such a sucker.


QFT!!

That's one mold that they can repaint till their hearts desire and I'll still buy them in Lilac, Teal, and Mauve!! I'm a sucker for seekers and will always be one.

Yea they are nice, especially that mold, I would love a few of these.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795981)
Posted by Dread_Wing on September 26th, 2008 @ 3:25pm CDT
I love this new repaint. I am a little peeved I bought the Henkei version now, the bright white looks nicer than the pearly grey. If I see it on sale I will grab it and give it the Henkei launchers so it fits in with Thundercracker.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795982)
Posted by rpetras on September 26th, 2008 @ 3:27pm CDT
I am a little PO'd I just bought henkei screamer just before this was announced. :-(

But, whatever, I know I'll buy it. :P
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (795990)
Posted by Pyrostrata on September 26th, 2008 @ 3:34pm CDT
rpetras wrote:I'm OK with that!

Seeker repaints are OK in my book.

And the sad part is, if they did them all as voyagers, I'd buy 'em all again. I'm such a sucker.

Right there with ya! I am another of those types that'll buy seekers by the truckloads....big, small, whatever....I generally love the molds! Color matters little, they could be PLAID and I'd buy it! :lol:
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (796001)
Posted by Dagon on September 26th, 2008 @ 3:41pm CDT
Sledge wrote:The rainmakers can bite my shiney metal ass. I'm really not bothered about a couple of jets that had thirty seconds screentime in one epsiode. Seriously, what's the big deal with them?



I love repaints, I love new and unusual characters, I love Seekers, but I must agree with Sledge. The Rainmakers? Seriously. Are we really that excited about some background characters or animation errors that we must clamor for their figures? I know, I'd buy them for the reasons I stated above, but is there no character so minor that we can sit back and agree doesn't require a plastic version? It's like Star Wars figures for guys no one even noticed were in the movie (not EU stuff, like each of the Senators from the prequels, etc.).
If we're really going to get the Rainmakers, how long until someone starts to cry that we haven't gotten a Soundwave that transforms into that lightpost or whateverthehell he was in the first episode of the G1 cartoon for all of .8 seconds?
(That's my idea....don't none of you vultures go stealing it.)
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (796006)
Posted by Soundwave__Superior on September 26th, 2008 @ 3:43pm CDT
DavidT wrote:.
A member at TFW2005.com posted this in-package pic of the new Universe G1 Starscream.
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ge-165893/

Image


=P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (796010)
Posted by Sledge on September 26th, 2008 @ 3:47pm CDT
HE'S EVEN GOT UPSIDE DOWN INSIGNIA IN ROBOT MODE!!! =P~

Dagon: G1 Soundwave can do a street light mode. :P
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (796121)
Posted by Stormrider on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:21pm CDT
This is a pretty good deal for those who missed out on the 1st issue or who wanted the Takara version but couldn't afford it. However, compared to the Takara version it lacks detail in the paint job.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (796140)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 26th, 2008 @ 7:53pm CDT
I do like the egg shell white thing he's got going on.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (796173)
Posted by Firebird on September 26th, 2008 @ 9:47pm CDT
Starscream has a smirk instead of a dull surprise!

Thats just classy. Now I can replace my broken Classics Starscream.
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (796257)
Posted by omega666 on September 27th, 2008 @ 12:19am CDT
Does this mean we'll see Universe Optimus, Megatron...? :-?
Re: New Images of Universe G1 Starscream (796317)
Posted by SimonMK on September 27th, 2008 @ 6:20am CDT
omega666 wrote:Does this mean we'll see Universe Optimus, Megatron...? :-?


Well there a 25th Anniversary Optimus Prime, which is a re-issue of G1 Optimus Prime.

Megatron... if the HTS (Hasbro Toy Shop) exclusive Megatron is part of Universe, then yeah there a Megatron. Same for HTS exclusive Optimus Prime.

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