Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Transformers Universe Silverstreak



This Silverstreak is a replacement for the one I broke and ultimately traded off a couple years ago. He was such a cool figure, if a bit fragile, and I felt bad for trading off what was a very thoughtful gift. So, I scoured the internet for a few months until I came across one on eBay for a price that wasn't as ridiculous as all the others. A few days later, and Silverstreak was back in my possession.


He is a really cool figure, even if he does have some trouble standing on his own. Much like vintage Star Wars figures, it takes a little finesse to get Silverstreak to stay up on his own. I'm also happy to report that I was able to transform him without any parts breakage this time. Sadly, he'll never be changed back to his Sports Car Mode, because I just don't want to take any chances.  I'm sure if I had to go looking for him again, he'd probably cost me a couple hundred dollars. Thankfully, he doesn't come with much in the way of accessories, just one blaster and that's it. There's less to lose that way. Most of the newer figures have much better articulation than their G1 counterparts, and Silverstreak is no exception. He may even be more articulated than the newer G.I. Joe figures. When you consider that most G1Transformers only had one or two POA's, it's rather impressive.


Silverstreak's card gives us a short biography on the character, as well as his tech specs. Apparently, he's the blabber mouth of the Autobots, since he never shuts up and will talk even while he's charging. That's right, Silverstreak even talks in his sleep. We also get a good view of his alt mode. I think he changes into a Nissan 350Z, which is fitting since the figure he's based on originally turned into a Datsun Fairlady Z. It's a sharp looking car, and I'm actually a little tempted to find a real used one that I can repaint and rebadge with an Autobot symbol. I'd probably be the only person that got it, but that's really nothing new for me.


Who knows, maybe they'll figure out how to make real cars and trucks transform by then..

9 comments:

  1. Like so many G1 characters whose original names dropped out of copyright ownership, I prefer to refer to this guy by his G1 name 'Bluestreak.'

    I have the Prowl version of this one. Same toy, but Prowl has a policecar light bar on top. I really love these updated G1 Transformers. I hate myself for passing up on Hound when he was released!

    BTW I only made the connection between Bluestreak's name and penchant for speaking too much a few years ago. Duh!

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    1. I'm torn on this one's name. One the one hand, I like the fact his original name reflected his character. On the other, Silverstreak kinda made sense due to the toys' color scheme.

      I was tempted to pick up Prowl, because he was actually the cheaper version for a while. Now they've both about the same.It's crazy how quickly these modern toys jump in price. I'm guessing it's due to lower production numbers these days.

      I just figured out the meaning of Bluestreak's name last night. I had heard the phrase before, but for some reason never connected the two. Yep, that was quite the "Duh!" moment.

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  2. Nice Chris! After getting that Micromasters set recently my mind is set on picking up a few more Transformers once i find ones i want.

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    1. Your Micromasters post set me on my way to acquiring some of my old figures. Thankfully, the Micromasters having gone up that much in price, and can still be found reasonably easy. It also helps that I never really bought many Transformers, so my collection of them was rather small.

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    2. There's a nice big lot of Micromasters for sale over at NerdRageToys.Com you should check out Chris.

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    3. Funny that you mention that. I've been starting at it for a couple weeks now, and have been very tempted to pull the trigger. I'm tempted to email them to see if they'll break it up, because I mainly want to get the four that I used to own.

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    4. Nerd Rage also has a Ebay store too Chris worth checking out.

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  3. I love this guy! He has a better Poseability then a lot of the other transformers.

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    1. That he does. I just wish he balanced a little better. It's weird, you would think he would be more front heavy, but he always wants to fall backwards.

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