Powerizers / Voyager Class Starscream Video Review
Friday, April 27th, 2012 1:50AM EDTCategories: Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Autobot032 Views: 22,187
Click here to view the video or embed above to check out this highly anticipated figure. After watching, feel free to join the discussion and add your comments on the figure.
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Posted by CrimsonPrime on April 27th, 2012 @ 2:21am EDT
1) That back-kibble is hideous >.>
2) I dont like the fact he's the same height as Megs.
3) The FE version is far superior in terms of bot mode.
Nuff said .
Posted by Autobot032 on April 27th, 2012 @ 3:23am EDT
Posted by Manterax Prime on April 27th, 2012 @ 4:57am EDT
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 27th, 2012 @ 5:05am EDT
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 27th, 2012 @ 9:08am EDT
It's ironic that the Deluxe version does a BETTER job of hiding the legs in alt mode. And that weapon is such a waste. It's a terrible weapon for Optimus and looks even worse with Starscream. And what's with all the kibble on his feet? Ugh.
Posted by Gearslide on April 27th, 2012 @ 11:58am EDT
Single missiles on arms (still unpainted, just like the FE mold)
Fake chest cockpit (real one is on his back), foot kibble, wing kibble, back kibble, translucent arms, out of scale with other figures, out of proportion with character model (god, those munky arms), awkard face mold, horrible powerizer, worse than FE mold at hiding legs.
Posted by omega666 on April 27th, 2012 @ 12:35pm EDT
Posted by noodles2go on April 27th, 2012 @ 1:49pm EDT
Posted by Actar on April 27th, 2012 @ 2:08pm EDT
Posted by Autobot032 on April 27th, 2012 @ 2:09pm EDT
noodles2go wrote:I have to say I'm surprised each time I open up one of these guys. As far as toys, they are pretty fun. Quick transformations and decent articulation, perfect for the younger crowd...
Ehh...not quite. And that's the problem I have with PRID figures. First Edition figures are rather complex, especially compared to PRID, but PRID figures tend to have a complexity all their own.
They're very fiddly and I'd imagine that can be a chore for some kids, as well. For example, Knock Out. Great figure, but he has two transformations, and both are a pain to get the first time.
There's the official one (which is just an absolute mess, in which hardly anything locks together and secures itself) and then there's this one:
^ THIS is the correct way to transform the figure. In fact, everything fits so well, you'd swear this is what was actually intended, but at the last minute, they decided to dumb it down. Which can ruin an excellent figure. Knock Out is an excellent figure. Perfect? No. But he is absolutely sechsy and he knows it. (His unofficial anthem, btw.)
I really can't understand why Hasbro/TakaraTomy would scrap pre-existing molds to create these when some of them can have just as much complexity as their FE counterparts. Starscream's transformation might've been simplified in some areas, but extended and made ridiculous in others.
Logic, do you have it HasTak?
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 27th, 2012 @ 5:10pm EDT
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 27th, 2012 @ 10:40pm EDT
I know the single arm-mounted missile is more show accurate, but on this size of figure it looks a little puny. I like the cluster missiles more.
Posted by Fenrir Prime on April 28th, 2012 @ 1:04am EDT
Posted by prowl123 on April 28th, 2012 @ 8:06am EDT
Posted by kirbenvost on April 28th, 2012 @ 4:30pm EDT
omega666 wrote: These plus the smaller sizes and the price increase (Target had deluxes for $16 and voyagers for $24 now) is bringing me closer to ending my collecting.
The higher prices are due to the weak USD. We've been paying $16.99 for deluxes and $29.99 for voyagers in Canada for as long as I've been collecting. However, the smaller sizes do suck.
As for Powerizer Starscream, I freaking love it, and I already have the FE version. The leg kibble is atrocious and I'll pretend he doesn't even come with the mechtech weapon, but I really love the look of him in both modes. Super sexy jet mode and impressive looking bot. I just can't display him with the rest of my Prime figs because he's too big, oh well. Good thing I have a Powerizer Prime I got CHEAP to trade. One more thing, I'm glad the hips are not ball joints, but it's unfortunate the shoulders are. Oh well.