American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review

American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review

Saturday, March 13th, 2021 10:33pm CST

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Transformers Kingdom core class Megatron and Starscream have been found in the US at Target, which means the entirety of Kingdom wave 2 has been found in the US before the end of this year's first quarter. They were found in Canada at Walmart a little while before that. We have a video review for both of these toys below in case you want to know more before going on the hunt looking for them.

Also, for those curious, there are wave 1 repacks in this second wave of core class figures. Here is the box breakdown:

3x Megatron
1x Vertebreak
3x Starscream
1x Rattrap

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Starscream is the best smaller scale Transformer I've handled in a very long time, I look forward to buying this mold several times over in a rainbow of colors. Megatron is actually better than I thought, I just thought the silver would be a little brighter but the gunmetal coloring is still cool. Both figures would make great additions to your collection.



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Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098119)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 13th, 2021 @ 10:59pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:lazy toys like ER Starscream
I don't think that's a fair characterization. Just because the classics figure had already utilized that transformation previously, and because Kingdom Cyclonus is different from Universe Cyclonus it doesn't make ER Screamer lazy. It's still a pretty good figure, I dare say the transformation works better for him than it did for the classics version (which I never liked).
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098121)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 13th, 2021 @ 11:06pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:lazy toys like ER Starscream
I don't think that's a fair characterization. Just because the classics figure had already utilized that transformation previously, and because Kingdom Cyclonus is different from Universe Cyclonus it doesn't make ER Screamer lazy. It's still a pretty good figure, I dare say the transformation works better for him than it did for the classics version (which I never liked).
Yeah, if ER Starscream is lazy, then so are Energon Starscream and FOC Starscream for reusing G2 Smokescreen's transformation (I would have said 2010 Terradive as well but he actually added a few extra steps to the same core transformation process, so he makes an effort to be a bit different).
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098131)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 14th, 2021 @ 4:16am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:lazy toys like ER Starscream
I don't think that's a fair characterization. Just because the classics figure had already utilized that transformation previously, and because Kingdom Cyclonus is different from Universe Cyclonus it doesn't make ER Screamer lazy. It's still a pretty good figure, I dare say the transformation works better for him than it did for the classics version (which I never liked).
Yeah, if ER Starscream is lazy, then so are Energon Starscream and FOC Starscream for reusing G2 Smokescreen's transformation (I would have said 2010 Terradive as well but he actually added a few extra steps to the same core transformation process, so he makes an effort to be a bit different).


I'm not talking ONLY about the transformation. I'm also talking about the overall look of everything, down to the same kibble going at the same place. It even have the same sternum collar! We are far passed having the "same skeleton". ER Starscream could have been totally reinvented... like the unexpected Core Class Starscream.
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098132)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 14th, 2021 @ 5:18am CDT
Yeah ER Screamer only shares a transformation, with a few steps different (like the feet, and the way the arms fold). It's a bit unfair to bash him for it when there's really no need to redesign the wheel.

And universe Cyclonus wasn't trying to be toon accurate anyway (resembling more his IDW look at the time) so of course there was going to be a bigger difference.
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098138)
Posted by aronjlove on March 14th, 2021 @ 9:56am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:lazy toys like ER Starscream
I don't think that's a fair characterization. Just because the classics figure had already utilized that transformation previously, and because Kingdom Cyclonus is different from Universe Cyclonus it doesn't make ER Screamer lazy. It's still a pretty good figure, I dare say the transformation works better for him than it did for the classics version (which I never liked).
Yeah, if ER Starscream is lazy, then so are Energon Starscream and FOC Starscream for reusing G2 Smokescreen's transformation (I would have said 2010 Terradive as well but he actually added a few extra steps to the same core transformation process, so he makes an effort to be a bit different).


I'm not talking ONLY about the transformation. I'm also talking about the overall look of everything, down to the same kibble going at the same place. It even have the same sternum collar! We are far passed having the "same skeleton". ER Starscream could have been totally reinvented... like the unexpected Core Class Starscream.

From what I am getting, you're not saying it is a bad figure, just already done in its entirety. The ER Starscream mold is awesome to me but if I had a figure from a few years ago that was practically the exact same figure with the difference being the new one is in scale, to current figures, I'd get it but I wouldn't think much of it either. Lazy doesn't necessarily mean bad.
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098140)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 14th, 2021 @ 10:37am CDT
aronjlove wrote:From what I am getting, you're not saying it is a bad figure, just already done in its entirety. The ER Starscream mold is awesome to me but if I had a figure from a few years ago that was practically the exact same figure with the difference being the new one is in scale, to current figures, I'd get it but I wouldn't think much of it either. Lazy doesn't necessarily mean bad.


Exactly. But still, things come to taste a bit stale when it's always the same old, same old. For me, the Siege seeker is superior because he was totally FRESH.
There's nothing wrong with "comfort foods." But trying new things is much more rewarding.
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098143)
Posted by sol magnus on March 14th, 2021 @ 12:04pm CDT
Picked up Airazor and Huffer x2 at Wally World today!

@aronjlove - "It is no longer just your Ultra Magnus, Airazor and Huffer. Or something."
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098147)
Posted by aronjlove on March 14th, 2021 @ 12:22pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:Picked up Airazor and Huffer x2 at Wally World today!

@aronjlove - "It is no longer just your Ultra Magnus, Airazor and Huffer. Or something."

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Glad you got the deluxes!
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098165)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 14th, 2021 @ 5:42pm CDT
Just saw Roddy. I honestly could have done without the standalone car mode, I don't think it was really necessary and the aesthetics of the camper mode suffer slightly because of its existence.

But he's still "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" Or will be when I have the money, anyway.

And I'm glad to see that it looks like I was wrong: seems he doesn't do the faux-parts hood chest.
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098167)
Posted by joevill on March 14th, 2021 @ 5:58pm CDT
Looks so much better!
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098174)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 14th, 2021 @ 8:54pm CDT
John Warden took to Twitter to respond to Rodimus's scale:

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Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098175)
Posted by sol magnus on March 14th, 2021 @ 9:01pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:John Warden took to Twitter to respond to Rodimus's scale:

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The logic is pretty obvious.
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098177)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 14th, 2021 @ 11:06pm CDT
Hmm... Looks like he might be a bit taller. He better be taller, since ER Optimus is in fact undersize.

But in any case, up yours Hanna. Kingdom Roddy is a lot more solid, he has a lot more invested in the engineering and mass.
Plus, y'know, there's this whole not-inconsequential essential part of him:
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:roll:

:evil: So many of you people have been paying through the nose for 3P figures for their extra crap and lack of hollowness and all that for years and chanting their praises for making "better Transformers," and how dare anyone complain about the aesthetics of some of them. You demand quality, you pay a premium for quality... And yet the second Hasbro dares to make an accordingly-expensive ultra-premium toy, it's "charging $80 for a Voyager." You're complete and total smegheads. :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098178)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on March 14th, 2021 @ 11:11pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Hmm... Looks like he might be a bit taller. He better be taller, since ER Optimus is in fact undersize.

But in any case, up yours Hanna. Kingdom Roddy is a lot more solid, he has a lot more invested in the engineering and mass.
Plus, y'know, there's this whole not-inconsequential essential part of him:
Image
Image
:roll:

:evil: So many of you people have been paying through the nose for 3P figures for their extra crap and lack of hollowness and all that for years and chanting their praises for making "better Transformers," and how dare anyone complain about the aesthetics of some of them. You demand quality, you pay a premium for quality... And yet the second Hasbro dares to make an accordingly-expensive ultra-premium toy, it's "charging $80 for a Voyager." You're complete and total smegheads. :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:


Agreed! Well said
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098179)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on March 14th, 2021 @ 11:13pm CDT
I felt bad for the guy that had to respond on Twitter with so many people pretty much shitting on his work

Saving money is great but thats what the stimmy's are for!
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098180)
Posted by aronjlove on March 14th, 2021 @ 11:28pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Hmm... Looks like he might be a bit taller. He better be taller, since ER Optimus is in fact undersize.

But in any case, up yours Hanna. Kingdom Roddy is a lot more solid, he has a lot more invested in the engineering and mass.
Plus, y'know, there's this whole not-inconsequential essential part of him:
Image
Image
:roll:

:evil: So many of you people have been paying through the nose for 3P figures for their extra crap and lack of hollowness and all that for years and chanting their praises for making "better Transformers," and how dare anyone complain about the aesthetics of some of them. You demand quality, you pay a premium for quality... And yet the second Hasbro dares to make an accordingly-expensive ultra-premium toy, it's "charging $80 for a Voyager." You're complete and total smegheads. :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:

Truer words have not been spoken...
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098181)
Posted by sol magnus on March 14th, 2021 @ 11:37pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Hmm... Looks like he might be a bit taller. He better be taller, since ER Optimus is in fact undersize.

But in any case, up yours Hanna. Kingdom Roddy is a lot more solid, he has a lot more invested in the engineering and mass.
Plus, y'know, there's this whole not-inconsequential essential part of him:
Image
Image
:roll:

:evil: So many of you people have been paying through the nose for 3P figures for their extra crap and lack of hollowness and all that for years and chanting their praises for making "better Transformers," and how dare anyone complain about the aesthetics of some of them. You demand quality, you pay a premium for quality... And yet the second Hasbro dares to make an accordingly-expensive ultra-premium toy, it's "charging $80 for a Voyager." You're complete and total smegheads. :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:

:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098183)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on March 15th, 2021 @ 4:13am CDT
Well, looks like Kingdom Galvatron is starting to leak. Link in spoilers in case you want to avoid seeing it

https://media.discordapp.net/attach...35402/SPOILER_image0.png?width=481&height=640
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098184)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 15th, 2021 @ 4:15am CDT
Zelda being all or nothing ag...
Looking at my ER Optimus Prime with it's basically 200$ upgrade kit.
........oh.........

But seriously Zelda, that's exactly it. Roddy may be as tall as Optimus, or just a wee bit taller. But he IS "meaty" and that trailer is way more full and complex than ER Optimus's "Tupperware".
Re: American and Canadian Sightings for Kingdom Core Class Megatron and Starscream + Video Review (2098185)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 15th, 2021 @ 4:16am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Hmm... Looks like he might be a bit taller. He better be taller, since ER Optimus is in fact undersize.

But in any case, up yours Hanna. Kingdom Roddy is a lot more solid, he has a lot more invested in the engineering and mass.
Plus, y'know, there's this whole not-inconsequential essential part of him:
Image
Image
:roll:

:evil: So many of you people have been paying through the nose for 3P figures for their extra crap and lack of hollowness and all that for years and chanting their praises for making "better Transformers," and how dare anyone complain about the aesthetics of some of them. You demand quality, you pay a premium for quality... And yet the second Hasbro dares to make an accordingly-expensive ultra-premium toy, it's "charging $80 for a Voyager." You're complete and total smegheads. :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:

Lister approves this post ;)^ ;)

Seriously though, I agree and it's nice to see Warden stepping in to defend. I can see the op replied mind underneath him, ne interesting to read if they dropped the issue or doubled down hard.

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