The third and last Seeker I ever bothered with (Acid Storm who? Sun Storm what?) happens to come as a repaint of the latest Starscream mold. In keeping with tradition, like my previous Starscream and Skywarp, this Thundercracker is an American-exclusive release with strong callbacks to the original G1 cartoons.
Finally getting around to the big O himself – I remember coveting this release for the longest time before finally snagging a used version on eBay as part of a bundle set. New versions were going for obscene prices ($300~) since this was before the recent reissue. As such, I didn’t really have any qualms buying a used item as long as it was complete; didn’t really miss the box or packaging.
The Autobot’s most iconic little yellow scout finally received the Masterpiece treatment, and while I think a lot of us have come to expect big things (literally, looking at you Ultra Magnus) from this line-up, Bee was for sure underwhelming for many.
Release info for Wheeljack was released alongside Bumblebee, if I recall correctly. People had been betting on a Masterpiece Bee since Starscream, but I’m sure Jackie here was much more of a surprise.
Australia’s pride and joy in 2025 – the Mark V Striker Eureka finally received its official statue debut from Sideshow Collectables over a year after Pacific Rim saw release.
I remember pre-ordering this piece almost a year before it was actually scheduled to come out from Sideshow’s official website. It felt good, buying officially from Sideshow and all, though it was no small price.