Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon

Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon

Monday, July 18th, 2016 2:13pm CDT

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I was able to purchase the three Toysrus Exclusive Clash of the Transformers 2016 figures from the Robots in Diguise Line: Power Surge Optimus Prime, Starscream and Paralon. Pictures with comparisons to others toys, along with a written review of each will be posted later and in the meantime I wanted to point out the box assortment and post some clearer images of the art and official stock images found on the boxes, which also showcase the transformation.

Here is the box assortment, where we can see that Starscream makes up half of the box (with two Primes and two Paralons). This may be an indication that Hasbro is aware of how sought after this toy would be and that this is indeed the first planned release of this mold and the main release of this character in the warrior class.

Transformers News: Box Assortment and Clearer Box Images of Exclsuive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream

Below you will find the box bar codes along with the side art. Only Starcream's art is accurate. Optimus is reused with no change in colour (unlike the toy) and Paralon has the wrong head.

Those images are followed by the back of the box of each of them, which showcases Hasbro's 3d rendered stock images which will probably be featured when these figures are officially revealed. You can also see the transformation steps.

Transformers News: Box Assortment and Clearer Box Images of Exclsuive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream

Transformers News: Box Assortment and Clearer Box Images of Exclsuive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream

Transformers News: Box Assortment and Clearer Box Images of Exclsuive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream

Transformers News: Box Assortment and Clearer Box Images of Exclsuive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream

Transformers News: Box Assortment and Clearer Box Images of Exclsuive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream

While it seems Starscream has the least steps, he actually turns out to be the most complex. We will dive into this more with the upcoming pictorial reviews so stay tuned.

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Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806567)
Posted by Cobotron on July 18th, 2016 @ 2:15pm CDT
Will, not sure if you've opened them yet, but does it look to you like Optimus's forearms are the same as the previous Warrior toy's? Wondering if they would need that same fan mod.
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806570)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on July 18th, 2016 @ 2:18pm CDT
Man, the stock photos make 'Scream look a lot worse than he is...that's why I look for in hand pictures and reviews, the stock photos often make a good toy look awful...
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806572)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 18th, 2016 @ 2:20pm CDT
They do not. The new warrior Power surge Primes have the truck grill end up on the shoulder pads, so the fists are no longer blocked by kibble. no fan mod needed here
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806573)
Posted by william-james88 on July 18th, 2016 @ 2:21pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:Will, not sure if you've opened them yet, but does it look to you like Optimus's forearms are the same as the previous Warrior toy's? Wondering if they would need that same fan mod.


They arent :DANCE:

I will be showing comparison pics tonight. For now, just look at the shoulders, you will see how far they extend which means there is a smaller panel on the forearms.
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806575)
Posted by william-james88 on July 18th, 2016 @ 2:24pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:Man, the stock photos make 'Scream look a lot worse than he is...that's why I look for in hand pictures and reviews, the stock photos often make a good toy look awful...

Well for Starscream, the stock photos are pretty accurate. he doesnt look better than that in hand. The vehicle actually looks a bit worse in hand, this angle is very misleading.
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806579)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on July 18th, 2016 @ 2:29pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:Man, the stock photos make 'Scream look a lot worse than he is...that's why I look for in hand pictures and reviews, the stock photos often make a good toy look awful...

Well for Starscream, the stock photos are pretty accurate. he doesnt look better than that in hand. The vehicle actually looks a bit worse in hand, this angle is very misleading.

Oh...my bad. Must've been misremembering the in-hand pictures from a few days ago...
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806587)
Posted by william-james88 on July 18th, 2016 @ 2:38pm CDT
Sadly, of the three toys, Starscream is the most frustrating, but he has his Pros! Working on written reviews now.
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806626)
Posted by SureShot18 on July 18th, 2016 @ 6:25pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Sadly, of the three toys, Starscream is the most frustrating, but he has his Pros! Working on written reviews now.

That's unfortunate, when we first saw the initial photos I really liked him, but as better in hand photos were shown he kind of became just an alright looking figure to me. I'd have to get the figure on sale to pick it up. I could definitely go for a different headsculpt though. I look forward to your reviews!
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806691)
Posted by william-james88 on July 18th, 2016 @ 11:16pm CDT
Seibertron will be providing an image filled written review of each Toysrus Robots in Disguise Exclusive Warrior Figure. The first one up is the Thunderclash/Ultra Magnus themes redeco of Power Surge Optimus Prime.

While this is a white themed redeco of Power Surge Optimus Prime, it has been released first, so this is our first experience with the Power Surge retool of the RID Warrior Optimus mold.

For starters, here are quick comparisons between this particular Toysrus Exclusive redeco of Power Surge Prime and the upcoming wider release of Power Surge Prime.

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As you can see, he is principally a retool of 2015's Warrior Optimus Prime and when looking at this toy I can't help but feel a bit retroactively jipped. It mostly deals with the paint apps, plastic used, and accessories.

Firstly, this toy uses a lot of clear plastic while none of the other versions of this mold do. Clear plastic is used on the entire torso (both front and back pieces), the two swords/wings and the removable shoulder blasters.

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What says clear plastic means more paint and Optimus has a lot of paint on his chest to give the wanted design against the clear plastic. This figure has a significant amount of paint apps. My favourite actually has nothing to do with clear plastic, it's actually his feet which are painted in two different colours (white and silver) and it's a great result.

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The last thing that makes me feel a bit cheated about purchasing the original mold are the accessories. All previous released only came with one unpainted axe that didnt store anywhere in robot mode. Yet here at the same price point you get two clear plastic wings/swords that can be stored well in vehicle mode (and hide his obvious legs better) as well as in robot mode where they can serve a dual purpose. What is really awesome is that even though the wings can be pegged and unpegged easily, they were designed in a way that you can rotate them simultaneously without unpegging them and they would never block eachother. You also get these boosters/blasters that peg behind his head in robot mode. This clear plastic piece, which does have some pant as well, can also be stored elegantly under his vehicle mode. And to add insult to injury, he also comes with the same axe. Of course, this is all good news since you get way more bang for your buck here, but it really makes any previous release feel cheap in comparison.

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Now onto the retooling.

With the legs, it is only the outer flap piece that is retooled. There are no wheels on that piece for this retool. There is also a hook which I am at a loss as to what its purpose is. It makes the legs look different from any side view.

The chest is where most of the retooling is. The chest and back are basically different pieces entirely from the first warrior.

The arms and shoulders, which turn into the cab, are also changed from the previous mold uses. The panels under the arms are smaller with more of the cab piece present on the shoulders, extending them a bit. This makes the hands more evident.In vehicle mode, that just means that the connection between the arms and shoulders is further down the grill. I find it very cool how they fixed a big problem with no change done to the visuals of the alt mode.

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While I didn't care much for the initial release of the mold, I think there is very good value here with good paint apps and a great amount of accessories and I love when I see feedback taken into consideration and a toy improved through it. If you don't have the mold yet, I would suggest giving this guy a try.

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Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806696)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 18th, 2016 @ 11:35pm CDT
I will need to hunt down this version. This looks like a really good Prime!
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806717)
Posted by OptimusPrimeval on July 19th, 2016 @ 6:46am CDT
I quite like the white. This may be the toy I need to connect Transformers Prime Prime to Transformers Go ExPrime on my evolution shelf.
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806737)
Posted by galvatron00 on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:00am CDT
Now I feel retro-jipped. Dang it!
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806740)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:13am CDT
itscramtastic wrote:Now I feel retro-jipped. Dang it!

Glad I know I am not the only one. I was pissed off about the old figure but happy about the new figure at the same time. I found it hilarious how they still gave him that unpainted axe, as if just to show "yeah, we know its worthless so here have another one!" :lol:
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806744)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:21am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:Now I feel retro-jipped. Dang it!

Glad I know I am not the only one. I was pissed off about the old figure but happy about the new figure at the same time. I found it hilarious how they still gave him that unpainted axe, as if just to show "yeah, we know its worthless so here have another one!" :lol:

In defense though, the original axe has the orange painted blade. the Clash Prime on has used the unpainted one
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806757)
Posted by kurthy on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:42am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:Now I feel retro-jipped. Dang it!

Glad I know I am not the only one. I was pissed off about the old figure but happy about the new figure at the same time. I found it hilarious how they still gave him that unpainted axe, as if just to show "yeah, we know its worthless so here have another one!" :lol:


I can always steal it from my son's collection and give some diversity to repaint wars.

Now I have to track down the TRU release and paint the head a darker blue and the legs red.
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806759)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:43am CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
itscramtastic wrote:Now I feel retro-jipped. Dang it!

Glad I know I am not the only one. I was pissed off about the old figure but happy about the new figure at the same time. I found it hilarious how they still gave him that unpainted axe, as if just to show "yeah, we know its worthless so here have another one!" :lol:

In defense though, the original axe has the orange painted blade. the Clash Prime on has used the unpainted one


Ah right, thanks!
Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (1806760)
Posted by william-james88 on July 19th, 2016 @ 9:44am CDT
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 wold 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.

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Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Cyclonus Gallery

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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.

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

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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 hallowed out design very much like Dark of the Moon Shockwave's hands.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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Re: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (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: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (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: Box Assortment and Clearer Card Images of Exclusive Transformers Robots in Disguise Starscream, PS Prime and Paralon (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

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