Transformers Universe G1 Series StarScream – Robot mode

Starscream is abit of mix view even in its robot mode it equally good and bad.

Starscream front view

Starscream front view

Proportion wise it is ok, torso is good propotioned, but it has large legs and small hands short hands with 2 oversized cannons.

The pelvic area is only good when look from the front. From the view of the side, you will realized that the pelvic region is just a thin piece of plastic.

Starscream side view

Starscream side view

From a closer view up at the sides, the transformation from F16 to robot left a big open gap that gives a representation of a hollow torso.

Starscream side view

Starscream side view

Head detailing is commendable, the scuplt of the robot face is closely resembles the G1 Starscream Transfomers

Starscream face details

Starscream face details

Back of the robot is less desirable, the nosecone of the F16 can be spotted connected to the back of Starscream head. Fortunately, the wings of the seeker is G1 animation accurate.

Starscream back view

Starscream back view

Gimmick wise of this figure is very limited, it only has a pair of cannon which is able to shot out projectiles. Unfortunately, there is no spares, if the projectile is missing, the Starscream will look like battle damaged. Too bad, the do not make actual projectile but the barrel of the null cannon itself is the projectile. 🙁

Starscreamś null cannon

Starscreamś null cannon

Articulation wise, its torso area has no articulation. Articulation is limited to head, arms hips and legs.

Starscream pose hindered by cannons

Starscream pose hindered by cannons

Arms articulation is very limited by the null cannons at the arms. Removing the cannons can improve the articulation of the arms.

Starscream arms articulation improved

Starscream arms articulation improved

Starscream is able to made to stand on 1 leg, unfortunately the loose hip joint causes the pose to show very funny result.

Starscream pose standing with 1 leg

Starscream pose standing with 1 leg

Articulation of the head is limited to twisting the head from left to right and right to left. The limitation is due to the toy design in which the nosecone is attached to the head of Starscream.

Starscream head turned

Starscream head turned

Overall Starscream is an OK toy. The reason to get it is the Starscream factor. Sculpt is properly details but paint job is bad, lots of smudges. Articulation is hindered by the toy design. Very obvious hinderance to articulation is its null cannon, nosecone as well as very loose joints. Not to be repetative, the only redemption for the toy is because it is Starscream.

Starscream pose with null cannons

Starscream pose with null cannons

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