New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker)

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The next gallery update here on Seibertron.com brings us back to Takara Tomy Transformers, their Legends macro-line, and a Seeker which is definitely not Thundercracker: check out below a sample from the latest addition, LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode!

Using the basic Generations mold with a mostly blue deco and red face, the toy homages the Armada cartoon's powered-up mode for the character, and retains all of the accessories and features, of course. Click on any of the images below for the full gallery.


Transformers Legends Armada Starscream Super Mode

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker)

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker)

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker)

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker)


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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1768772)
Posted by Mkall on February 22nd, 2016 @ 2:46pm CST
I love this figure. The colours are so very nice (or maybe I just like primary colours).

The only thing I wish was different is the colour of his swords.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1768834)
Posted by kurthy on February 22nd, 2016 @ 5:51pm CST
=P~
So....this year we get Armada Skywarp and Armada Ramjet from the club, Armada Thundercracker and Armada Thrust from TT. Who is going to split the difference and make Armada Dirge?

P.S. My autocorrect was very amusing typing this up. #-o
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1768839)
Posted by Seibertron on February 22nd, 2016 @ 6:43pm CST
Free Energon goodies to the first person to find the surprise in Thundercracker's gallery.

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1768840)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 22nd, 2016 @ 6:46pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Free Energon goodies to the first person to find the surprise in Thundercracker's gallery.

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You've already got yourself a tfcc ramjet?
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1768844)
Posted by Microraptor on February 22nd, 2016 @ 8:11pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Free Energon goodies to the first person to find the surprise in Thundercracker's gallery.

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You've already got yourself a tfcc ramjet?


I'm stealing one of those goodies.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1768867)
Posted by Emerje on February 22nd, 2016 @ 9:49pm CST
My "Thundercracker" should be here any day now. Very excited, that looks fantastic. I still need to renew my tfcc membership for Ramjet and Skywarp, but these are all looking great! I guess I should breakdown and by a CW Armada Megatron now. I suppose I should also finally pick up a Universe Hotshot, but Dion left me underwhelmed by the mold. I've got a pre-order in for the Grand Galvatron set as well so I'm all in for Armada remakes. I wasn't kidding when I said before I want Titans Return Sideways and Overload.

Emerje
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1768878)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 22nd, 2016 @ 11:01pm CST
For those wondering what's going on in Starscream's pack-in comic, before I get into that, there's a three-page prequel that was posted on Takara's website that I'll go into first, along with summaries of the prequel's events (click each pic below to see them at full size):

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"LG-18 Armada Starscream Super Mode Prequel 1" (LG-18アルマダスタースクリームスーパーモード前日談1)

Having lost his old part-time job, Armada Starscream is lamenting having to find a new one when he witnesses Windblade collapsing nearby. She tells him she can't go to work in her condition, so he offers to take her place, only to learn once he gets there that her job is at a maid café. He's left regretting his fate in life once more while the manager, the local Starscream, berates him for not welcoming customers loudly enough.

Armada Starscream questions why they agreed to hire a man at a maid café to begin with, so Legends Starscream reveals that he's not actually running a little sister-themed café: they're normally a little brother café featuring male maids. He explains that he only hired Windblade because he felt sorry for her, lost and confused as she was, and Armada Starscream admits that his counterpart is actually a nice guy. He then notices Windblade arriving and prepares to leave, but Windblade isn't her usual self... she's regained her memories, and seeks to destroy the Legends Universe again!


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"LG-18 Armada Starscream Super Mode Prequel 2" (LG-18アルマダスタースクリームスーパーモード前日談2)

Having come to her senses again, Windblade tells Starscream about the Legends Universe's creation at the hands of the Zamojin, further explaining that it's an experiment in "spirit energy" that lets the Zamojin absorb the spirit energy of its residents to grow stronger. This energy is generated by desire, and Armada Megatron's recent unquenchable thirst for Transformers toys is threatening to make the Zamojin strong enough to take back control of Windblade. As she despairs to Starscream that she doesn't want to become her old self and destroy the world she's grown to love, the two are approached by the glowing form of Swindle.

Swindle tells them that he's a Mini-Con native to the Legends Universe, where his people live disguised as toys, and wants to help them protect his world. Starscream recognizes the Mini-Con as a toy he'd had on him—Megatron had given it to him earlier as a reward for a job well done, an occasion that had felt strangely familiar to him. Swindle then lends Starscream the power of the Mini-Cons, powering him up into a new form. He valiantly sets out to put stop to Megatron's aspirations, but not without promising Windblade that if she does fall under Zamojin control, he's ready to give up his life to stop her. Meanwhile, in another world, Alexis is at the beach with her friends...

And now for this figure's pack-in comic, with the conclusion of this little story:

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Having tired of collecting mere Mini-Cons, Armada Megatron has moved on to stealing all kinds of large and rare Transformers toys from the people of the Legends Universe. As he's announcing his evil plot, he is attacked by Armada Starscream, who asks him to give up on his ambitions, explaining that the spiritual energy generated by his desire only serves to power up the Zamojin who created this world. Megatron refuses to stray from his chosen path or give up his collection, instead accusing Starscream of betraying him, and the two do battle. Suddenly, Starscream's worst fear comes to pass: everyone's spirit energy has strengthened the Zamojin enough to restore Windblade's original purpose as a tool for destroying the Legends Universe!

Refusing to let this happen, Starscream readies his Null Laser Cannons in an attempt to destroy Windblade. Armada Megatron recognizes the situation, explaining that Starscream was once killed channeling all his energy into this same attack while fighting a great evil in their previous dimension, so if he goes through with it, both he and Windblade will die. Fortunately Alpha Trion has a solution, using his ultra-drill to summon someone close to Starscream from his home universe—Alexis. The sight of the human girl causes Starscream's memories to resurface, and he calms down and accepts her offer to return home with her. Sick and tired of the Legends Universe, Armada Megatron follows suit through the portal, leaving his stolen toys behind. With Windblade back to normal and the toys returned to their rightful owners, everyone's happy... until G1 Megatron asks for the original owner of Armada Megatron's ultra-rare Unicron of Light, and everyone present tries to claim it.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1768911)
Posted by Rated X on February 23rd, 2016 @ 8:37am CST
How did you get hold of the ramjet version of the mold so early? Is that one of those taobao finds that got taken from the factory or did fun pub hook you up? ;)

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Transformers Legends Thundercracker (Armada Starscream Super Mode) Gallery
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1768930)
Posted by ScottyP on February 23rd, 2016 @ 9:50am CST
Sabrblade wrote:For those wondering what's going on in Starscream's pack-in comic, :proceeds to explain in detail:
That was excellent. Brb, gonna go put an Armada Megatron-proof lock on the door to my house so he doesn't steal my toys.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1769005)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 23rd, 2016 @ 2:12pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Free Energon goodies to the first person to find the surprise in Thundercracker's gallery.

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You've already got yourself a tfcc ramjet?
And a gallery for it. :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1795939)
Posted by Va'al on June 8th, 2016 @ 3:49pm CDT
We have newsed this figure before, you might say, as part of the Generations line inspired by the IDW Transformers comics - the theoretician and innate learner from the Lost Light Skids features all the way back here, in Alex Milne's interpretation of the character.

And yet, despite the lack of anything IDW beyond All Hail Megatron in Japanese, Takara Tomy took to their Legends line again to give LG-20 Skids the most comic-accurate paint job, replacing the light blue with a darker shade, adding black and brighter red, and some neon pink highlights! Also included in the gallery, which you can access by clicking on any of the images below, are images of the comics accompanying the figure, comparison shots and more. Check it out!


Transformers Legends Skids (106 images) - Deluxe Class

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1795949)
Posted by MaverickPrime on June 8th, 2016 @ 4:46pm CDT
Gorgeous! But...why the hell is the :BOT: off-centered? It really bugs me.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1795968)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 8th, 2016 @ 8:19pm CDT
This guy is beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous :MAXIMAL:
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1796031)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 8th, 2016 @ 10:25pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:And yet, despite the lack of anything IDW beyond All Hail Megatron in Japanese, Takara Tomy took to their Legends line again to give LG-20 Skids the most comic-accurate paint job,
It's not too surprising when Hayato Sakamoto, the guy behind the Legends line, has also done work for IDW as the artist of several MTMTE issues.

At BotCon 2016, lots of people were wanting him to draw Nickel and other MTMTE characters for them.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1796120)
Posted by RNSrobot on June 9th, 2016 @ 1:49am CDT
Beauty. I rarely feel the need to go for a Takara version over Hasbro, but I sold my chug Skids awhile back (too floppy). Now I want him for Lost Light crew display, and this just... it just looks so much better.

Plus I'll pretty much pay about the same to reacquire gen Skids. ^^

I think the darker blue is what really knocks him out for me. And it's a small thing, but I like that silver detailing right above his wrists. It breaks up the blue matte of his arm/hand.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1796134)
Posted by Va'al on June 9th, 2016 @ 4:31am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:And yet, despite the lack of anything IDW beyond All Hail Megatron in Japanese, Takara Tomy took to their Legends line again to give LG-20 Skids the most comic-accurate paint job,
It's not too surprising when Hayato Sakamoto, the guy behind the Legends line, has also done work for IDW as the artist of several MTMTE issues.

At BotCon 2016, lots of people were wanting him to draw Nickel and other MTMTE characters for them.


You could argue the same for Italy and Guido Guidi, but we don't even get the toys to begin with. [-(
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1796609)
Posted by Road Turtle on June 10th, 2016 @ 12:10pm CDT
Not bad for a heavily armed day-dreamer (theoretician), who's prone to distracted driving .
Bumping into things at 60 miles per hour?! We don't call that "bumping" where I'm from. Bots don't let Bots think and drive!
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1828486)
Posted by Bronzewolf on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:33pm CDT
Seibertronians, it's time again to add our ever-growing collection of Transfomer toy galleries! This time we'll be taking a look at Takara Legends Legends LG-03 Tankor, LG-04 Roadbuster and LG-05 Whirl! Check a hand-picked, locally grown selection below, and click on any of the images to be taken to the full galleries!

Transformers Legends Whirl (114 images) - Voyager Class

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Transformers Legends Roadbuster (123 images) - Voyager Class

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Transformers Legends Tankor (133 images) - Deluxe Class

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1828492)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 25th, 2016 @ 10:35pm CDT
Seriously can't wait to get Roadbuster whenever I finally ship him. I have a nice Wreckers insignia for him too
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Legends LG18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) (1828502)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 25th, 2016 @ 11:03pm CDT
Tankor's legs are backwards in the gallery (his knees bend backwards).

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