So when it came time for the seeker party to start in Animated I decided I wasn't going to attend. It doesn't help anything that I don't really like the Animated Starscream mold. It seems clumsy and unstable to me. But I was in Target one day and I just couldn't resist the dirt cheap Sunstorm exclusive sitting on the shelves. Then when I was at Botcon I went into total Animated fever, buying up every figure I hadn't yet picked up: Sentinel Prime, Oil Slick and yes, Skywarp. Somewhere along the line I also picked up the Activator Thundercracker without really realizing it. As they say, in for a penny in for a pound, so I figured why not go ahead and get Dirge as well. Unfortunately I couldn't find the domestic release of Dirge, but I found a great deal on the Japanese one!
I do like the activator seeker mold much better than the voyager mold, since you don't have to deal with those arms getting in the way. So now I am only missing Ramjet, another Activator repaint; but since he was a Japanese exclusive it may be a while before I can find him at a good price.
|Dirge and Thundercracker|
|You can see the major differences here between the two size classes.|
|Yup, still like the activator better.|