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Transformers GDO G1 Movie Leaders Starscream’s voice!

Here’s a silly quick video I shot of my current work Starscream set up and the voice sound bytes from the new import GDO Leader Starscream toy. I believe these are new sound bytes exclusive to this toy. It used to say “No one can defeat Starscream!” Now it says “DECEPTICONS…” and “STARSCREAM!!”

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Attention idiots: Kingdam 6 Starscream is a KNOCK-OFF and not a Diaclone

Knock off Diaclone starscream kingdam 6 robojet

You have got to be fucking kidding me

I came across this listing today on eBay by seller kill4satan.

Seems like a pretty killer price for a genuine 30+ year old pre-transformer Diaclone Jetrobo (aka G1 Starscream).  They have been creeping up past $500 for a few years now.  They are incredibly rare and it’s difficult to find them in great shape outside of Japan.

Except this isn’t a genuine Diaclone Jetrobo, it’s the ever-so-common 30+ year old Kingdam6 knock off of the original.  This thing is a piece of crap.  It’s made of even shoddier plastic than some KO’s today and the box is so blatantly a forgery of the original that even today, people are stupid enough to spend $600+ on one thinking it’s legit.

I used to scour ebay in search of auction listings attempting to cash in on the Kingdam 6 by claiming it was a genuine Diaclone.  I would report every auction I found.  This however, seems to be a seller that did not attempt to mislead his potential buyers, at least not completely.  He put Kingdam6 in the title, but then included Diaclone and Jet Robo.  If you read the box, the kingdam 6’s always say “ROBOJET” along the black side of the box, because Jetrobo was the actual name of the toy.  This can be confusing because the box still says “JET ROBO” across the top.  There are also two versions of this KO, a silver and a light gray version.  The silver version comes in a similar box but it has thundercracker’s box art. Kingdam 6’s are not worth more than $30, although idiots are still out there buying them for $100 at times.  This post is meant to help kick those people in the balls.

Kingdam 6 KO vs diaclone jetrobo

Hmmmm which one would I want to get...?

Here’s a list of identifying features of the Kingdam 6 KO if in the market for a Diaclone:

  • “KINGDAM 6” written in red on the wings
  • Thundercracker box art but the toy looks like Starscream
  • “JETROBO” written in English on the top of the box
  • “ROBOJET” written in English at a 90 degree angle on the side of the box
  • Lack of any Japanese writing on the box, especially across the box art
  • Lack of any old school Takara logo

 

Here’s a list of identifying features of an authentic Diaclone Jetrobo:

  • “DIACLONE” written in red on the wings
  • Japanese writing appears across the box art
  • Japanese kanji logo at the top of the box
  • “JETROBO” written in English at a 90 degree angle on the side of the box

That’s about all the help I can muster for any of you would-be super collectors out there.  If the guy who bought this fake from kill4satan could come forward, I would love to have a chat.  I mean seriously, who spends $600+ and doesn’t do a bit of research?  Kingdam Starscreams are a dime a dozen and you should really be ashamed of yourself.

PS: Dont’ forget there are OTHER official Diaclone Starscreams that seem strange but are completely legit.  Italian GIG Diaclone Starscream comes to mind, and it has bopper missles!  There’s also a Joustra version that has Thundercracker-esque box art.  These are pieces of beauty, and maybe someday… someday I’ll share mine with you.  Ta!

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He’s a Firestarter – TakaraTomy Masterpiece Sunstorm MP11-S announced

Transformers Masterpiece Sunstorm MP11-S

"Hey guys, here for the party! What? Not who you were expecting?"

Curve ball number 905 for 2012 – MASTERPIECE SUNSTORM IS COMING! Will he have a cape? I sure hope he does. He is Starscream’s brother afterall. Definitely picking this mother up when it comes near. Be careful, he’s hot!

Oh yeah, some other toy was announced today too.

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G2 Sandstorm and G2 Night Attack Starscream prototypes discovered amidst ancient relics in China, now on Taobao for a shitload of money

Transformers Generation 2 Sandstorm prototype found in China

"Hello, is it me you are looking for?"

Years ago, a bunch of rare Transformers artwork was put up for sale by a dealer who found a huge bulk of it from a few Hasbro employees. Pieces included original box art, the original air brushed autobot and decepticon symbols, back of box art, you name it! Also included was production artwork for never-before-seen Generation 2 figures including a purple Sludge, Black Starscream, and a desert-camo themed Ramjet. These were apparently scrapped like many other figures from the line and thought to have never made it past the employee-created custom mock-up phase. However yesterday, history was rewritten!

Generation 2 Black Starscream artwork

Why didn't I buy this when I had the chance?!? Oh right, I was a college grad and I didn't have any god damn money to waste.

Apparently someone searching the great pyramids of China stumbled upon a treasure greater than any ancient aliens theorist could’ve imagined – prototypes of some of the un-released G2 figures!!! These include a real G2 Sandstorm, a black prototype of G2 Starscream, a spray-painted mock-up of G2 Sandstorm and some boring G2 Stunticons. Pff, like those are worth anything…

Transformers Black Generation 2 Starscream nightscream night attack

Black Death or Night Attack Starscream?

Whomever is selling these relics ain’t no dummy either. With prices like 10,000 and 20,000 Yuan, we are talking well over $1000 USD for either of these prize items. It’s taking everything in my being to stop from purchasing that G2 Black Starscream… only time will tell.

Transformers Generation 2 Prototype seekers copyright stamps

Too legit to quit

So with great discoveries like this, who knows what may still be out there? Purple Sludges? Skywarps with purple missiles and nose cones? BLUE BLUESTREAKS?!?! Keep your eyes peeled Collecticons, Unicorns are still out there.

Transformers Generation 2 prototype aliens

I'm not saying it's aliens...

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Cotton Candy Leader Starscream is mine

Cotton Candy Prototype Starscream

Tastes as sweet as it looks!

Finally! Talk about persistence. Took almost 6 months, but I got this fancy prototype from China for my price. Woot!

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Starscream body pillow will not be part of my collection – nice try Alkaline

Custom G1 Starscream body pillow

the horror

Just a note to my beloved Chicago TFW brothers, this monstrosity will not be added to my collection.  Thanks for the laugh!

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MP-11 is a new seeker mold – Masterpiece Coronation Starscream with cape, crown, and new parts

Transformers Masterpiece 11 Coronation Starscream

Lorda-mercy!

Dear lord, the entire Masterpiece line appears to be gaining a reboot! This figure apparently has a bunch of remolded parts, hopefully fixing the issues with the hanging kibble. It will also be a sort of Coronation Starscream version. It’s funny because the first Masterpiece figure was the Prime mold, followed by the seeker mold… so what’s next? We clearly do not need a new Grimlock or Rodimus… but Megatron? Could MP12 be a new Megatron? Let us not worry about such things for now. Just cast your eyes upon the image above.

So how do you feel now that you’ve purchased your stupid KO seekers from iGear? Huh? Not going to fit in the collection so well now, will it? Feel the shame.

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The Death of Starscream – get it on your chest from RIPT Apparel!

The Screamer from RIPT Apparel t-shirts

Oh the huge manatee!

If you check out RIPT Apparel’s Tumblr page, you might sometimes catch a glimpse of the shirt designs before they are available. Tonight that is the case as I got to see “The Screamer” before it’s for sale. This design by Ninjaink mashes-up the famous “Scream” painting with the iconic Death of Starscream from the Transformers animated film.

This sick tee is only available today, Tuesday October 4, 2011 so get on it and head to RIPT Apparel for some cool limited edition t-shirts!

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Decepticons hittin’ the town

Decpticons cosplay costume starscream soundwave megatron

3 Bad Bots


Coolest dudes ever? Sarcasm?

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Megaman versus Movie Masterpiece Starscream!


Megaman vs Transformers – Watch more Game Trailers

This video is simply incredible. It also features my #1 Transformer from 2010!