Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07

Video Review for  Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07

Friday, September 4th, 2015 1:36pm CDT

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We just heard yesterday that Hasbro's Transformers Masterpiece Starscream was found at Toysrus and now we have a video review. It is brought to us by TheTFReview on youtube.

You can then check out the gallery of the original Japanese issue to see what the changes are. Let us know what you find on the boards!

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Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1723786)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on September 4th, 2015 @ 1:40pm CDT
KnightAero wrote:TRU Secret folks... Always buy with a coupon and buy on Thursdays with your TRU Credit card...

I did this with Devastator, and MP Bluestreak... Devastator I managed to get under $100... Bluestreak I got for around $38.
Devastator I happend to have a 25% off coupon, I signed up for the Credit Card and got an additional 15% off, and finally used $10 TRU Bucks... Bluestreak I could have gotten less had I found a 25% off coupon, but seemingly non-existant this month...

Without that initial signup TRU has 10% off on Thursdays. Rumor mill says that they are going to do this for Saturdays during Christmas time again. :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

Credit cards yes are evil, but if you pay it off... This strategy can literally save you more money than waiting for Amazon, HTS, or any other online retailer.


Where'd you get the 25% of coupon :shock:
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1723796)
Posted by Jones on September 4th, 2015 @ 2:19pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:We just heard yesterday that Hasbro's Transformers Masterpiece Starscream was found at Toysrus and now we have a video review.

You can then check out the gallery of the original Japanese issue to see what the changes are. Let us know what you find on the boards!




Starscream looks as good as he should. 8-)


While a good review in general, there are two things that need to be pointed out:

1) You don't need to take off his null rays to transform. That's why they're on the double ball joint. Once you fiddle with them a bit, it's easy to do without popping them off and on every time.

2) Reviewer never flipped out the heel that's tucked in to the topside of his engines, which gives Starscream an actual stable set of feet to stand on. Watching Starscream almost fall over for half that video was painful. LOL #-o

Can't wait for my preorder to come in. :DANCE:
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1723846)
Posted by dragons on September 4th, 2015 @ 6:12pm CDT
Jones wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
2) Reviewer never flipped out the heel that's tucked in to the topside of his engines, which gives Starscream an actual stable set of feet to stand on. Watching Starscream almost fall over for half that video was painful. LOL #-o

Can't wait for my preorder to come in. :DANCE:


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Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1723883)
Posted by .... on September 4th, 2015 @ 9:57pm CDT
Jones wrote:
william-james88 wrote:We just heard yesterday that Hasbro's Transformers Masterpiece Starscream was found at Toysrus and now we have a video review.

You can then check out the gallery of the original Japanese issue to see what the changes are. Let us know what you find on the boards!




Starscream looks as good as he should. 8-)


While a good review in general, there are two things that need to be pointed out:

1) You don't need to take off his null rays to transform. That's why they're on the double ball joint. Once you fiddle with them a bit, it's easy to do without popping them off and on every time.

2) Reviewer never flipped out the heel that's tucked in to the topside of his engines, which gives Starscream an actual stable set of feet to stand on. Watching Starscream almost fall over for half that video was painful. LOL #-o

Can't wait for my preorder to come in. :DANCE:


I agree with you. My biggest pet peeve, is when a reviewer gets something wrong, and blames the figure for it. ARRGGG it's so painful to watch! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1723919)
Posted by william-james88 on September 4th, 2015 @ 11:23pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:
I agree with you. My biggest pet peeve, is when a reviewer gets something wrong, and blames the figure for it. ARRGGG it's so painful to watch! :BANG_HEAD:


The reviewer also agrees so here is his extra review to make up for what he missed:

Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1723931)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on September 5th, 2015 @ 12:32am CDT
Good, he also figured out the tabs on the wings to fit into the slots on the back of the robot mode. That was killing me, watching the wings on his figure flop around every time he breathed the wrong way.

Also, the hologram pilot is apparently opaque black plastic instead of translucent blue in Hasbro's release. I haven't noted any other deco differences quite yet. Even the wing striping seems to be identical.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1723932)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on September 5th, 2015 @ 12:40am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Good, he also figured out the tabs on the wings to fit into the slots on the back of the robot mode. That was killing me, watching the wings on his figure flop around every time he breathed the wrong way.

Also, the hologram pilot is apparently opaque black plastic instead of translucent blue in Hasbro's release. I haven't noted any other deco differences quite yet. Even the wing striping seems to be identical.
is it just me or does the blue seem to be a different?
This is all I want confirmed haha.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1723934)
Posted by william-james88 on September 5th, 2015 @ 12:46am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Good, he also figured out the tabs on the wings to fit into the slots on the back of the robot mode. That was killing me, watching the wings on his figure flop around every time he breathed the wrong way.

Also, the hologram pilot is apparently opaque black plastic instead of translucent blue in Hasbro's release. I haven't noted any other deco differences quite yet. Even the wing striping seems to be identical.


You mean aside fro the nose cone right?

The Blue and red is said to be 2 toned. Like how the hands have a different shade of blue than the forearms. Was that also the case with Takara? Also, his missile pods are painted while I dont think Takara's was.

Here are some in hand pics from various sources (if you see your pic, let me know!)

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Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1723937)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on September 5th, 2015 @ 1:01am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Good, he also figured out the tabs on the wings to fit into the slots on the back of the robot mode. That was killing me, watching the wings on his figure flop around every time he breathed the wrong way.

Also, the hologram pilot is apparently opaque black plastic instead of translucent blue in Hasbro's release. I haven't noted any other deco differences quite yet. Even the wing striping seems to be identical.


You mean aside fro the nose cone right?

The Blue and red is said to be 2 toned. Like how the hands have a different shade of blue than the forearms. Was that also the case with Takara? Also, his missile pods are painted while I dont think Takara's was.


Yes, except for the nosecone. I thought everyone already knew about that from the first promotional pics. :P

Yes, the reds and blues are of two tones on Takara's as well. This is due to some parts being cast in red or blue plastic and other parts being presumably light gray plastic painted over red or blue. The colors match VERY well on Takara's, I don't know if that is the case or not for Hasbro's. With Takara's you can tell what is paint and what is plastic, because the paint is shiny metallic or glossy, while the plastic has metallic flaking in it. Also, Takara's does have painted missile pods, presuming you're referring to his "12 robot nipples" under this chest turbines. They're even painted the same color: white.

I've got a question now, based on an alleged China-only release of MP-11 from 2013. It's said to have a nosecone cast in light gray plastic instead of blue plastic painted gray, attributed to the Takara version. My version, which is supposedly the pan-Asian release (not exclusive to China), has a nose cone that is DEFINITATELY cast in gray plastic. You an see light through it when you open it up to reveal the radar dish. However, it can't be the Chinese version, because it still has the dark gray painted panels on the top of the jet fuselage. Those panels are supposedly light gray like the rest of the fuselage on the Chinese version. So, is it only the first run of the Takara release that had a blue plastic nosecone painted light gray, or is the person on tfwiki who recently added that sorely mistaken in his information?
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1724018)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 5th, 2015 @ 1:53pm CDT
I'm really torn but I think I'm just going to try and hunt down a Takara MP-11. Granted I have a Japanese imported Wal-Mart MP-03, with the coronation add on, so I'm in no real rush.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1724157)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on September 6th, 2015 @ 2:06am CDT
Side by side comparison, at last!

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The Hasbro version is on the left. The Takara version is on the right.

Looks like the Hasbro version has a silver trim around the Decepticon logos on the wings that Takara's version lacks. Also, though it may be a trick of the lighting, it looks like Hasbro went with a darker blue metallic paint than the Takara version, creating more contrast with the blue plastic molded parts. Takara's blue paint and plastic seem to match a lot better. The cockpit on the Hasbro version seems to be a lighter amber color too. Of course, let's not forget either the blue nosecone on Hasbro's versus Takara's light gray and the opaque black holopilot instead of translucent blue. It's interesting that Hasbro couldn't help but fiddle with Starscream after being so good with sticking to Takara's paint masks and colors with MP Prowl, Bluestreak, and even Grimlock. Oh well, I guess.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1724306)
Posted by william-james88 on September 6th, 2015 @ 1:30pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote: It's interesting that Hasbro couldn't help but fiddle with Starscream after being so good with sticking to Takara's paint masks and colors with MP Prowl, Bluestreak, and even Grimlock. Oh well, I guess.


I found this release to be very similar to the Grimlock one where there are only very slight changes especially wth the clear plastic for the chest:

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Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1724320)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on September 6th, 2015 @ 2:16pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Side by side comparison, at last!

Image

The Hasbro version is on the left. The Takara version is on the right.

Looks like the Hasbro version has a silver trim around the Decepticon logos on the wings that Takara's version lacks. Also, though it may be a trick of the lighting, it looks like Hasbro went with a darker blue metallic paint than the Takara version, creating more contrast with the blue plastic molded parts. Takara's blue paint and plastic seem to match a lot better. The cockpit on the Hasbro version seems to be a lighter amber color too. Of course, let's not forget either the blue nosecone on Hasbro's versus Takara's light gray and the opaque black holopilot instead of translucent blue. It's interesting that Hasbro couldn't help but fiddle with Starscream after being so good with sticking to Takara's paint masks and colors with MP Prowl, Bluestreak, and even Grimlock. Oh well, I guess.


Hasbro probably thought fans wouldn't mind going with a darker blue. I don't think anyone has complained about the change like they did with there mp-10 release.
As long as there isn't a hidden LTC Joe "BIG DADDY" Kyde anywhere, I am sold.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1724510)
Posted by Kyleor on September 7th, 2015 @ 10:35am CDT
william-james88 wrote:We just heard yesterday that Hasbro's Transformers Masterpiece Starscream was found at Toysrus and now we have a video review.

You can then check out the gallery of the original Japanese issue to see what the changes are. Let us know what you find on the boards!




I never knew nipples were up on your shoulders.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1724813)
Posted by nycPrime on September 8th, 2015 @ 10:27am CDT
Any folks successfully find Starscream on the east coast? I tried a few in NYC over the long weekend but all I saw was a ton of Bluestreaks and 1 Sunstorm.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1725024)
Posted by futonboy8 on September 9th, 2015 @ 11:14am CDT
@nycPrime: I've been checking Queens, LI and the flagship TRU in Manhattan since the article was posted and nothing but SunStorm and BlueStreak. I've also got a buddy out in AZ looking around also. If I find the store that has one, I will post it here immediately.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1725066)
Posted by nycPrime on September 9th, 2015 @ 3:09pm CDT
futonboy8 wrote:@nycPrime: I've been checking Queens, LI and the flagship TRU in Manhattan since the article was posted and nothing but SunStorm and BlueStreak. I've also got a buddy out in AZ looking around also. If I find the store that has one, I will post it here immediately.


Awesome, thanks futonboy8! I'll post here if I find any as well. I've mostly checked the ones in Brooklyn. I did stop by the flagship on Sunday and it was sad. First off, I couldn't even find the TF figures, as it was all Star Wars. I asked 2 workers who also didn't know! When I did find it, it was all RiD, CW legends (though they did have Blackjack), and a large number of YOTG Soundwaves.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1725151)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 10th, 2015 @ 12:00am CDT
nycPrime wrote:
futonboy8 wrote:@nycPrime: I've been checking Queens, LI and the flagship TRU in Manhattan since the article was posted and nothing but SunStorm and BlueStreak. I've also got a buddy out in AZ looking around also. If I find the store that has one, I will post it here immediately.


Awesome, thanks futonboy8! I'll post here if I find any as well. I've mostly checked the ones in Brooklyn. I did stop by the flagship on Sunday and it was sad. First off, I couldn't even find the TF figures, as it was all Star Wars. I asked 2 workers who also didn't know! When I did find it, it was all RiD, CW legends (though they did have Blackjack), and a large number of YOTG Soundwaves.


First off NEW YORK CITY REPRESENT!!!! WHAT, WHAAAAATTT!!!!!!

Secondly, for those of you looking for MP Starscream, if the release is anything like Thundercracker from a few years back the instructions will be exactly the same MP-03. I would recommend checking out a video review to be caught up on the new transformation steps. Don't wanna break your new $60 figure now.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1725192)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 10th, 2015 @ 10:44am CDT
nycPrime wrote:
futonboy8 wrote:@nycPrime: I've been checking Queens, LI and the flagship TRU in Manhattan since the article was posted and nothing but SunStorm and BlueStreak. I've also got a buddy out in AZ looking around also. If I find the store that has one, I will post it here immediately.


Awesome, thanks futonboy8! I'll post here if I find any as well. I've mostly checked the ones in Brooklyn. I did stop by the flagship on Sunday and it was sad. First off, I couldn't even find the TF figures, as it was all Star Wars. I asked 2 workers who also didn't know! When I did find it, it was all RiD, CW legends (though they did have Blackjack), and a large number of YOTG Soundwaves.


Where did they put the Transformers? Couldn't find any When I went to TRU at Times Sq last week.
Re: Video Review for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Starscream MP 07 (1725196)
Posted by futonboy8 on September 10th, 2015 @ 10:51am CDT
@mooncake623: Not sure if they moved the single sad stand where the transformers where dumped...but it was on the 2nd floor back by the Jurassic park toys. This was last Friday. Again not sure if they moved it elsewhere.

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