Blog #699: Toy Review: Transformers Masterpiece Sunstorm

Transformers Masterpiece Sunstorm

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I’m not going to bother go over the mold as I have done so before.  For more info please see my previous reviews of Masterpiece Starscream (Japanese), Masterpiece Thundercracker, and Masterpiece Acid Storm.  I’m only going to talk about his colors.

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These colors are deplorable.  He’s a mustard yellow as opposed to the tangerine color Sunstorm is supposed to be.  Looks dreadful.  His brown head should be black.  They got his white hands correct, but did not do the sides of his chest and vents in white, instead leaving them yellow like most of the rest of him.  It looks like someone decided that they wanted to do Sunstorm without doing the same toy that had been released in Japan.  As the Japanese release was the only appropriate way to do Sunstorm, they shouldn’t have done it at all.  They should have done Skywarp, the only jet not available in this mold previously.  If you aren’t aware, they did a complete retool on the original Masterpiece Starscream mold a few years ago creating the current MP jet mold.  This one is much more G1 than the original.  They released that retool as Starscream in Japan, and as Thundercracker in the USA, but no Skywarp.  That one people would have wanted, I’m sure.  Unfortunately, the mold seems to be showing it’s overuse.  On mine I had to force his shoulders apart to lower his cockpit into his chest.  I never had that problem on any previous releases.  Could be I just have a bad one.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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3 Responses to Blog #699: Toy Review: Transformers Masterpiece Sunstorm

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