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

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

Postby diathesis » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:36 pm

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

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:02 pm

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)?

Postby Wing Saber » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:54 pm

Those pictures gave me flashbacks...
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Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:58 pm

Which reminds me, I wonder how Takara's gonna handle their Asian exclusive release of this mold.
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Re: Identify: Not-Quite Transformer (HASBRO/TAKARA)?

Postby diathesis » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:25 am

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

Postby Wing Saber » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:21 pm

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

Postby cyberwuss » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:58 am

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

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:38 am

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

Postby OptimusPhillip » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:09 pm

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.
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