WAR WITHIN SEEKERS
Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Sunstorm
Review by Xion:
Hi fellow TFU-Fans. Today we once again have some great figures for you, this time it's the Titanium War Within Seekers, Starscream, Thundercracker, SDCC Skywarp, and Sunstorm. So without further ado, let's look at the figures.
As you can see in the pictures above I had them all standing in a row. The transformation of the WW Seekers is about 95 percent identical to that of Cybertron Starscream or Cybertron Supreme Starscream. The jet modes especially make it evident that, yes, we're looking at repaints here, none of them has a different mold from the others.
Let's start with Starscream, the leader of the Seekers. He was the second version of this mold, but the first of the Seekers to be sold under the "War Within" label. Thundercracker, the first Seeker in Titanium, was sold as a "normal" Titanium figure. But back to Starscream. Everyone who knows him will probably start by saying: Starscream doesn't look like that, he looks different! Right, but Hasbro got the idea to base the Titanium Seekers on their appearance in the War Within comic book series by Dreamwave. Here you can also see that Starscream and Thundercracker have the same grey-coloured head, while Sunstorm and SDCC Skywarp feature a different one. Hasbro probably figured that the heads of Thundercracker and Starscream were a bit too lightly-coloured.
Thundercracker, as I mentioned above, was actually the first of the Titanium Seekers that came out. So he, too, has the grey head instead of the black one. The black head only debuted with WW Sunstorm and was used again for Skywarp.
Sunstorm was the second War Within Seeker after Starscream. And, as you can see, the first one to use the black head.
SDCC 2008 Skywarp was the last of the War Within Seekers and unfortunately he's an exclusive figure, available only for those attending the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2008. Well, not quite. Bigbadtoystore.com got its hands on the figure and, as of this review, still has them for sale. But probably not for much longer.
In closing I can say that, even though these are but repaints, they're pretty good figures. But I can't honestly say that they're as good as the Classics Seekers, despite their die cast parts. So they get the following rating from me:
Rating: 8 of 10 points