A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons

A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 9:46am CDT

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Seibertron will be providing an image filled written review of each Toysrus Robots in Disguise Exclusive Warrior Figure. We got the Thunderclash-esque redeco of Power Surge Optimus Prime yesterday and now we will look at the totally new Robots in Disguise Starscream toy.

What I was dreading when I first saw this toy was that it would have a fake chest, with lots of back kibble in robot mode and be a "bot under a jet" in vehicle mode. Turns out this is not the case at all. My problems with this toy are not ones I could predict. While the design and transformation are interesting and new for Starscream, the toy just feels very cheap. The plastic used is not hard plastic like the Power Surge Prime Warrior figure. It bends and the wing has a tendency to pop off during transformation. But it does so much right as well. So let's take a look.

Here is his vehicle mode and I did not catch it from previous photos, but it is not an earth jet. It looks far more like Combiner Wars Cyclonus with a very long and narrow front section that fans out in the back. The design also shares similarities with Windblade who has the legs fold up and become part of the back of the jet. However, this is executed so much better because the resulting gap is very small.

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review
Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Cyclonus Gallery

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

While the shot above might make you think there is a ton of kibble under there, it is not the case. Its just his shoulders which I think the designers were hoping would be flush under the wing to give the illusion that these become part of the wing in alt mode.

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

As you can see, it is not a bot under a jet.

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Everything tabs in really well in alt mode, with some of the loudest snaps I have heard in the line so far. I also like how the hands fold into the arms through a hollowed out design very much like Dark of the Moon Shockwave's hands.

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Here are some alt mode comparisons with RID Decepticon brethren and Prime Starscream. He is far beefier than the later.

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

As I mentioned previously, there is no fake chest here. The transformation is much better than either Cyclonus or Windblade. It is more complex than either and all the robot bits are tabbed in securely and better disguised as well.

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

The robot mode is also different than previous starscreams with him having his wings folded down to give the idea of a cape. This royalty theme is further emphasised by the large shoulderpads which reference his look when coronated. You can play with the wings ad how they look in robot mode.

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

What might be the biggest difference between this and other G1 themed Starscream toys would be his accessories. There are no null rays or rockets to tab onto his arms. Instead you get these very straighfrward pistols, which are nicely painted (gun metal over blue plastic). I was hesitant but this change in accessories totally changes the feel of this toy in robot mode. And they plug on his arms as well. I totally went John Woo on this guy!

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Here are some comparisons with other wariors and deluxes. I brought in an older WFC deluxe to give an idea of height for those who might not be collecting Robots in Disguise.

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

Yeah, he did shrink a bit, but the legs are thicker, so it's a give and take

Transformers News: A Ton of New Images of the New Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review

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Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806762)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:51am CDT
Loved the review Will. I can dig this guy, he really isn't all that terrible. He's pretty good looking actually, and the royalty wings are a nice touch
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806763)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:53am CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Loved the review Will. I can dig this guy, he really isn't all that terrible. He's pretty good looking actually, and the royalty wings are a nice touch

Thanks! And he's not terrible at all. There is nothing wrong with the look, design, poseability or anything of the sort, its just the plastic I have an issue with.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806765)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:56am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Loved the review Will. I can dig this guy, he really isn't all that terrible. He's pretty good looking actually, and the royalty wings are a nice touch

Thanks! And he's not terrible at all. There is nothing wrong with the look, design, poseability or anything of the sort, its just the plastic I have an issue with.

Hopefully he makes his way down south here soon.

and who knows: maybe Starscream is actually among the ruling of Cybertron in RiD, much like his IDW counterpart became one, hence the royalty wings
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806766)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:57am CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Loved the review Will. I can dig this guy, he really isn't all that terrible. He's pretty good looking actually, and the royalty wings are a nice touch

Thanks! And he's not terrible at all. There is nothing wrong with the look, design, poseability or anything of the sort, its just the plastic I have an issue with.

Hopefully he makes his way down south here soon.

and who knows: maybe Starscream is actually among the ruling of Cybertron in RiD, much like his IDW counterpart became one, hence the royalty wings

And hence the cybertronian alt mode.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806767)
Posted by Cobotron on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:57am CDT
This guy looks fun. I like hid funky elongated head, and love that they kept the signature shoulder stack thingies.
Nice reviews Willy! ;)^
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806769)
Posted by Black Hat on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:58am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Loved the review Will. I can dig this guy, he really isn't all that terrible. He's pretty good looking actually, and the royalty wings are a nice touch

Thanks! And he's not terrible at all. There is nothing wrong with the look, design, poseability or anything of the sort, its just the plastic I have an issue with.

He's certainly a neat design but the fact that they went so far as to hollow out the head is...pretty lame. I just really hope we don't have a slump back into the dark ages of the FoC line in terms of quality/hollowness.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806770)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:59am CDT
Cobotron wrote:This guy looks fun. I like his funky elongated head, and love that they kept the signature shoulder stack thingies.
Nice reviews Willy! ;)^

Thanks! Paralon will be tomorrow.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806773)
Posted by Scramjet on July 19th, 2016 @ 10:01am CDT
Very nice write up! It definitely deserves it's place on the front page ;)^
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806776)
Posted by Seibertron on July 19th, 2016 @ 10:18am CDT
william-james88 wrote:While the design and transformation are interesting and new for Starscream, the toy just feels very cheap. The plastic used is not hard plastic like the Power Surge Prime Warrior figure. It bends and the wing has a tendency to pop off during transformation. But it does so much right as well.


Hasbro's explanation for this in the past will make you think about the "flight" based Transformers differently going forward. A lot of the Transformers toys with airplane or flight alternate modes are made this way because kids actually "fly" the toys, as in toss the toy through the air to make it fly. Reading your comments totally goes in line with that. The wings pop off easily so that when the toy impacts the ground, they won't break as easily. The softer plastic used also coincides with this.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806777)
Posted by Tyrannacon on July 19th, 2016 @ 10:20am CDT
Overall I would say this is a decent figure for the RiD Warrior Class line. If even it does look a little cheap.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806778)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 19th, 2016 @ 10:23am CDT
Huh, I actually really like this! It really looks a lot like Transformers: Animated Starscream.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806779)
Posted by King Kuuga on July 19th, 2016 @ 10:30am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Image

Great review, but.... did you lose Prime Starscream's missile pods?
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806782)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2016 @ 10:40am CDT
That Bot wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Image

Great review, but.... did you lose Prime Starscream's missile pods?

No, but I didnt want weapons in the way as I compared the two figures.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806785)
Posted by Scramjet on July 19th, 2016 @ 10:56am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Hasbro's explanation for this in the past will make you think about the "flight" based Transformers differently going forward. A lot of the Transformers toys with airplane or flight alternate modes are made this way because kids actually "fly" the toys, as in toss the toy through the air to make it fly. Reading your comments totally goes in line with that. The wings pop off easily so that when the toy impacts the ground, they won't break as easily. The softer plastic used also coincides with this.
That makes total sense now.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806786)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2016 @ 11:01am CDT
itscramtastic wrote:That makes total sense now.

Yeah, big time.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806787)
Posted by Kyleor on July 19th, 2016 @ 11:03am CDT
So I guess you need two so you can have wings out and in-hand swords :D
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806788)
Posted by Scramjet on July 19th, 2016 @ 11:04am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:That makes total sense now.
Yeah, big time.
Doesn't explain the non-flight ones though :lol: :lol:

"All robots can fly, especially if they can't." :lol: :lol:
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806789)
Posted by Cobotron on July 19th, 2016 @ 11:09am CDT
itscramtastic wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:That makes total sense now.
Yeah, big time.
Doesn't explain the non-flight ones though :lol: :lol:

"All robots can fly, especially if they can't." :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: Especially if you're 6!
The same theory of non-breakage applies to ball joints.
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806790)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 19th, 2016 @ 11:11am CDT
itscramtastic wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:That makes total sense now.
Yeah, big time.
Doesn't explain the non-flight ones though :lol: :lol:

"All robots can fly, especially if they can't." :lol: :lol:
No no, that's "All GoBots can fly..." ;) :P
Re: A Ton of New Images of Robots in Disguise Exclusive Starscream Warrior Figure with Review and Comparisons (1806791)
Posted by CommanderShadowmus on July 19th, 2016 @ 11:13am CDT
This... THIS is what Starscream SHOULD have looked like in TF Prime! Heck, if somebody walked up to me with a TFP FE Screamy for free, and an RiD Warrior Screamy for 10 Euro's, RiD Screamy it is! 8-)

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