Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mastermind Creations (MMC) KM-05 Screecher (Hearts Of Steel Starscream)

Mastermind Creation (MMC) KM-05 Screecher (Hearts Of Steel Starscream)
Probably the best 3rd party creation of Starscream in terms of quality.
Had to get this just because he is Stasrscream. Do i need another reason to get this?
I must say, the quality is really good on this one.
There are places which seem flimsy, but its not. It's really tight and fitting.
Of coz, one has to take care of the small joints where you clip and remove parts from.

Box art is normal...definitely not as good as TakaraTomy...Come'on, who can be beat original toymaker's art? The box and packaging really works out for screecher...the internal box is not just a card outline but an actual box. Don't know if anyone understands, didn't take a picture of the internal box, but just think of another brown cardboard box inside the artwork box.

The following pictures you can see that there are lots details!
The paint job is one of the best, probably even better than TakaraTomy...comparing to the recent series of FOC (Fall Of Cybertron) toys, etc. Even small little details are painted.

A rough comparison of the size with United Ultra Magnus. I would safely say voyager sized.

 More highlights on the molding, details and the paint job.

The alternate mode. A train kinda of jet kinda bat?!!!

There is even a warning leaflet to inform collectors of the hazards of the toy (lots sharp edges!), parts that can be broken if we are not careful and areas on the toy that have gears (yes! the gears work!), that may be damaged should we force it in the wrong method.

The comic cum instruction booklet.

The 2 hip pieces can be removed. (Take care on the removal!) and combined to form a double bladed sword. Darth Maul! yeah!

and if you explore further, the wings and hip pieces can be combined into a big blade shield that will freakin shred autobots and Megatron into pieces!

My personal verdict: lotsa playability. very crisp molding. Detailed and excellent paint job. This piece will gives TT a run for their money. I highly recommend collectors to get this piece, not because its Starscream, but for the value that it brings. No doubt the price is probably double of a normal voyager, you'll have to see it, feel it and play it to see the point. It's really really very nice. If i really want to pick out something bad about this, it'll have to be the artwork. That's about all that i can complain.

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