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Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:36 pm
by diathesis
We picked up this transforming robot/spaceship for my son when he was little at a Value Village, not thinking much of it, and I've been curious to identify it.
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It doesn't have any obvious Transformer markings (e.g. Decepticon, Autobot logos, at least), although it is marked:
"(C) 2004 HASBRO INC
(C) TAKARA 2004
MADE IN CHINA"
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There's a battery compartment and the rocket launcher-y things on his shoulders light up and make firing noises if you press a nearly-invisible button on one of the two.

I haven't had much luck figuring out what this might be on my own, and I thought this group of people might be able to set me straight or at least point me in the right direction. ;)

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:02 pm
by Sabrblade
Supreme class Starscream from the 2005 Transformers: Cybertron toyline. Albeit, missing his wings, shoulder weaponry, crown, missile, and two key accessories.

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Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:54 pm
by Wing Saber
Those pictures gave me flashbacks...

Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:58 pm
by Sabrblade
Which reminds me, I wonder how Takara's gonna handle their Asian exclusive release of this mold.

Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:25 am
by diathesis
Thanks, Sabrblade; I thought a couple times that it might be a starscream, but I couldn't find one that looked right and I expected to find a decipticon logo somewhere (apparently on the missing pieces).

I'm sure he'll be pleased to hear it's a Starscream, since he's been watching a lot of Transformers Prime. There's a fair amount missing, but for the $2 or whatever my wife paid, and the sheer size of the figure, I'm pretty pleased in retrospect. ;)

Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:21 pm
by Wing Saber
diathesis wrote:I'm sure he'll be pleased to hear it's a Starscream, since he's been watching a lot of Transformers Prime. There's a fair amount missing, but for the $2 or whatever my wife paid, and the sheer size of the figure, I'm pretty pleased in retrospect. ;)

That's a great deal, actually. If I remember correctly, that toy was $50 when it came out.

Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:58 am
by cyberwuss
I think that could actually be the smaller voyager/ultra size one that didn't have the crown. Not sure.

Just reread it, when you said, size, it makes sense its the supreme.

Ya, Cybertron is easily one of the best lines they ever did as far as toy quality.

I've got nearly every single TF from that line except for Primus and a few of the beastbots like Cryoscourge, nearly every one of them is top notch.

Don't think I have a large version of Vector Prime yet either :(

Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:38 am
by Sabrblade
cyberwuss wrote:I think that could actually be the smaller voyager/ultra size one that didn't have the crown. Not sure.
A key difference between the Voyager and the Supreme mold-wise is that the Supreme's nosecone folds inward (as seen in the third pic) while the Voyager's doesn't, as well as the Supreme having purple shoulder vent tubes while the Voyager has golden tubes. ;) :smile:

Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:09 pm
by OptimusPhillip
Sabrblade wrote:
cyberwuss wrote:I think that could actually be the smaller voyager/ultra size one that didn't have the crown. Not sure.
A key difference between the Voyager and the Supreme mold-wise is that the Supreme's nosecone folds inward (as seen in the third pic) while the Voyager's doesn't, as well as the Supreme having purple shoulder vent tubes while the Voyager has golden tubes. ;) :smile:

He also mentions electronic features, which were not present on the Voyager.