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Thundercracker - Dark of the Moon - Figure

Seekers. Not since the Armada series have we had all three G1 seekers represented with the same mold and in the same series. It's quite the contentious issue amongst the fanbase. With Dark of the Moon, we may finally get that chance. After the release of Deluxe class Starscream, we now get a Thundercracker repaint.

Bio

Starscream thinks highly of Thundercracker. He tries to instill the less experienced Transformer with attack strategies and weapons information for the day when he finally usurps the throne from Megatron. Thundercracker is a quick learner and a serious threat to any Autobot that dare engage him in battle!

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Intelligence
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Endurance
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Courage
Fireblast
Skill

Alt Mode

Whereas Starscream keeps more of a Movieverse look, Thundercracker is more of a G1 tribute. Along with the medium blue paint job, he is flanked with red and silver stripes along the fuselage and stabilizers. The cockpit trim, leading edge of the intakes and engines are painted silver.

The weapon pairing for Thundercracker is somewhat odd. He retains the static cannon/sword from Starscream, but gets a repainted MechTech weapon originally made for Roadbuster. What's worse, there isn't enough clearance to activate the chainsaw while attached to the wing. You either have to turn the weapon 60 degrees away or take it off the peg completely.

Alt Mode Summary: Nice repaint, but the choice of weapons is confusing.

Alt Mode Specs

Length:6.75in/171.5mm
Wingspan:5.13in/130.3mm
Height:2.38in/60.5mm
Scale Ratio:110:1 (est)
Wheels:3 retractable, molded
Detailed cockpit:Semi-detailed, pilot seat

Transformation

Identical to Starscream.

Robot Mode

The medium blue motif continues in robot mode, with some black added on the shins and forearms. The head sculpt hasn't changed, but the eyes are now more noticeable. That is likely due to the mostly black head.

Both weapons still peg to the forearm. The weapon arrangement is a bit more plausible in robot mode. However, the static sword/cannon has no interaction with the MechTech weapon this time around.

Articulation

Feet:Stationary (Technical)
Knees:Screw hinge, 45 degree bend. Slide tab below knee for unlimited lower leg rotation.
Hips:Ball joint, 195 degree bend and 90 degree spread.
Waist:Stationary
Shoulders:Ball joint, unlimited rotation and 90 degree spread.
Elbows:Rivet pin and ball joint, 180 degree bend and unlimited lower arm rotation.
Hands:Dual rivet pins, 180 degree bend.
Head:Pinned for unlimited rotation

The lower half of the figure still has it's limits.

Robot Mode Summary:A nice repaint.

Robot Mode Specs

Height:5.25in/133.4mm
Width:4.25in/108mm
Depth:2in/50.8mm
Supplied accessories:(1) Null ray cannon/sword, (1) MechTech weapon.

Value

Thundercracker will obviously call out to the Seeker fans and/or G1 lovers of the world. For anyone else, this is simply a repaint with a recycled MechTech weapon. Therefore, value is based on nostalgia alone

Summary

As with the Walmart racing specials, this is purely fan wank. However, it's something that could potentially set up Hasbro for more ranting. The question going forward will be "Are they smart enough to release a Skywarp repaint?" Because if they don't, then they truly have learned nothing.

Final Verdict:

Class:Deluxe

MSRP:$12


ReviewerBlitzwing  
DateJune 21st 2011  
Score 8 stars (8 out of 10)  
Reads8446
LinkThundercracker via Movie Database  


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superman2k
2011-06-24
6:12 am

I would totally buy a Ford Model T transformer. LOL 
AnimatedPlastic
2011-06-23
4:01 am

I don't like any of the movie Starscream molds EXCEPT this one. Although I still don't overall like the Mold because he is short and wide....he is a very nice mold and a very nice tranformation. If I really cared about the MechTech Weapons on these molds I would agree that they should ha... read more 
Breaker
2011-06-23
12:59 am

Don't buy them. The Bayverse Seekers consist of Jetfire and a bunch of old unnamed other bots. 
Dr Traveler
2011-06-22
11:09 pm

It's an awesome paint job on a very good bot. I know the mech tech is a repaint, but once you get looking at it the weapon is a good fit. I just wished the second weapon had been compatible with it somehow, or that they'd just given me two of the mech tech weapon. 
superman2k
2011-06-22
6:18 pm

I think deluxe Starscream is my second favorite mold next to leader class. He's just so solid overall. I kinda want Thundercracker, but the fact that I would have to pay import prices for Skywarp is making me think twice. I do want my Bay-verse seekers.....what to do? 
Scruffy the Janitor
2011-06-22
4:55 pm

seems like i saw on bbts the other day that the skywarp repaint was going to be a japanese exclusive. of course they could just be saying that to sell more overpriced imports, when in fact the repaint will come stateside....who knows? actually saw thundercracker the other day in target, sadly sti... read more 
MikePrime
2011-06-22
3:37 pm

It's a gun first, then a chainsaw. 
Tfboy
2011-06-22
3:11 pm

I saw him at Walmart a few days ago. Not sure why he has Roadbuster's chainsaw though.  
Breaker
2011-06-22
2:53 pm

A sword and chainsaw combo seems redundant lol. 
MikePrime
2011-06-22
3:36 am

I really like Thundercracker and this deluxe class version of the movie jet is well made. I wouldn't touch the movie deco Starscream to burn it. I hope that Skywarp does get released by Hasbro. A G1 colors Starscream would be nice too. 
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