by Takara Tomy
This item is discontinued and is not expected to come back into stock.
This is a completed action toy designed for collectors.
Decepticon/Destron Air Commander Starscream returns with a show-accurate repaint version of MP-03 Masterpiece Starscream using the same molds while presented in new packaging! This USA edition, imported by Takara Tomy for the Japanese market, is the same as the Hasbro release in the US, with the exception of two Japanese stickers (one on the front and another on the bottom) applied to the packaging.
Starscream's jet mode is a very accurate representation of an F-15 with excellent recessed and darkened panel line detail on the entire figure. In addition, the jet engine nozzles are nicely detailed, and the nozzles can be moved in all directions, simulating thrust vectoring. The jet's radar dome can be removed to reveal the mechanism inside, and the flaps and ailerons are moveable, too!
Since this is a Masterpiece figure, the transformation process from jet mode to robot mode is fairly complex and will take some time to accomplish on your first couple of tries. When fully transformed, Starscream stands approximately 22cm tall and is amazingly well-articulated, right down to the moveable fingers. Starscream's chest can be lifted to reveal missiles, just like in the TV animation series, and his face part can be turned to reveal a sinister, smirking expression. The only metal parts on this figure are some key joints and the base frame. The rest is made of ABS plastic.
Accessories include a nicely detailed custom display base with stand, missiles to replace the nullray guns in jet mode, and a figure of Dr. Archeville from the TV animation series to sit in the pilot seat.