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Sunstar's Seeker Sanctuary, or S3, is a website that is primarily focused on Starscream, the Seekers and the Decepticon faction. We are a collector's archive of Starscream figures, statues and toys new and old. Within these pages you will find the odd and Unusual toys and the Starscream's Shrine Collection which contains over two hundred examples of Starscream figures to date from all series.
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All hail lord Starscream and Over 30 years of Transformers..
Sorry, it has been a while.
So stuff has been going on behind the scenes.
I have taken some new photographs, I have not yet posted them. They are legends class and a few random extras – I should be doing the Kreo and the “Carscream” (alternity). That should encompass most if not all of the non movie figures.
Next I will be tackling the movie figures – then looking at the few Knock off ones I got.
Some of the behind the scenes stuff will also include my news archive page - its being a bit of a PITA though.
But what I have been doing is sorting out my parts into baggies (most of which are) then labeling them with the same system I have been marking the figures, instructions and photographs. I then place the parts into bins that match a code on the books that have the instructions.
I picked up the shoe box sized bins at the local supermarket. They fit my storage nicely.
On top of the stuff going behind the scenes, I have had a heavy work week coupled with some severe seasonal Migraines – those can be rough.
I should be getting a few items from BBTS in a few days. I think one is going to be a double - Tfcon fodder then. I'll post them when I get them.
For now, Check the new News link (not much going on but its there) and my New Wanted Page in the Starscream's Shrine.
Pleae click on the below image for a larger – more legible copy of my want list.
Few more things went up.
The only information I have on this rocket is that it's from Hong Kong. There is no other information regarding where it was released, what year, and if it was Hasbro or Takara originally. Or if it is in fact a legitimate transformer toy at all. If you have any information On this toy, please contact Sunstar.
More stuff is up.
SDCC Titans Guardian Starscream, Construct Bots, Hero Mashers, Mr. Potato Head and Act 1 SCF Starscream. I won't be posting pics, but they can be found in the Non Transforming section - including construct bots.
Stuff is coming along.
Why is it the Children's Transformer toys are always so much more awkward than the ones were made for Adults?
So I have been revisiting the G1 page, and added to the Mix Cloud Starscream - A repaint of Blitzwing, ergo a triple Changer. I'd like to discuss this particular figure in a bit more detail.
When I was unpacking the weapons I stopped to stare at them. These were very familiar. I have drawn this design before in my Thunderstruck comic, and that was based on the MP-03 Figure weapons. So off I trot to my collection to remove MP-3G's weapon to compare. Its identical. The only differences were type of plastic and the peg that attaches the weapon to the arm was a bit longer.
I also added the Combiner Wars “King” Starscream. I actually have two of these figures and one was given to me as a gift by a co-worker during Christmas 2015.
And finally I added Generations Cyber Battalion Starscream - which is a simple transformer – albeit the sucker that caused me some grief in its transformation.
So what's next? I keep saying Kids Logic... shall I do that one?
Edit: Hey look! Kids Logic
February is drawing to a close and I have seen a very productive month of updates. I get a couple days off Monday and Tuesday, so I hope to have another large grouping. What shall it be? I'll take a look and see which ones want attention in the morning.
So I did get the Classics, Henkei, Universe and Generations figures up. Although I am wondering if there are actually any Generations Starscream out there. Follow this link to the Classics Line Figures . All Photos are new. Debating on whether or not to include the undersized EZ kit figure which is based off the Classics design.
I will be including 3rd Party addons in the third party section soon. For example, shortly after transforming MP-11, I switched his hands to the KP-14S set by KFC. I am tempted to get the clear set for the ghost. I really like these highly articulated hands. Not just for the sake of Starscream flipping the bird - although that is what happened...
And I injured my finger at work again. So two photos need to be retaken when they are a little more healed - again.
Lets me touch back on the Masterpiece Lines.
First of all just to note, I am refering to MP-3 as Starscream and not the Hasbro Grimlock.
I have to date four Masterpiece Starscream figures. The orignal MP-3, Walmart G1 Coloured, MP-3G Ghost and MP-11 Coronation.
MP-3G is easily a pretty figure transparent plastic, although it creaks and squeaks funny, it feels solid. I do have concerns about the transparent figures – specifically after my E-hobby one got pretty yellowed. That was due to improper display on my part. So I am in the market for a new E-hobby Ghost at some point. Lesson Learned Keep figures out of sunlight.
MP-11 is very similar to the MP-3 figure, but it has seen some retooling. First thing to note is that its more based on G1 than the original MP-3. The feet are more square and less “gundam”, The tail is attached at the feet as opposed to the hip. The head is larger – with “ears” that press inward. This removes the ability to have smirky and scowling face. The wings also longer along the body. The weapons also swivel between wings and arms during transformation. The latter being something that I had seen during the early MP-3 designs before the MP-3 was released. It also comes with a different pilot, having stepped away from Dr. Arkeville to a “Hologram” pilot.
I will say Transforming MP-11 was a pure joy. I really had a great deal of fun with him. I cannot help but wonder why these were so easy to transform and yet a toy designed for a child was a total nightmare.
So what do do next? Perhaps Classics or some other G1 figures.
Okay - That was grueling.
Please Welcome Tfprime, Beast Hunters and Fall of Cybertron to the site.
If you look into the Collection drop down menu you will find TF:prime and Fall of Cybertron. The latter links to the same page as the former, just down the page some. It was too small a collection to justify giving it its own page. Hopefully there are few interesting tidbits to be found within those links.
Those are the last two series that needed a place of their own. I will be working on completing the other sections, possibly breaking some into their own pages - depending on how big and out of control it gets.
I believe I will be focusing on the G1 pages for the next while. I will go to the movies later, but as far as I am currently concerned - the movie pages will frustrate the hell out of me. It'll get done. Actually the G1 pages probably will annoy me equally.
I am considering actually doing the Masterpiece figures next - depends on how my thumb feels. I cut it at work and it has made transforming my figures somewhat difficult and frustrating.
I would like to get some of my statues done, such as the Kid Logic figures. Anyhow. Please enjoy.
New Section Live: Robots In Disguise – RID in the drop down menu
More Sections will be coming – maybe even later today.
Welcome to the first set of actual gallery updates. The Armada Gallery is now current, so head on over.
What I have in store today are:
Photo Tent has been ordered. I have chosen a 32” tent, it comes with different backdrops and has lights. Its a professional tent - will be a better rig than I had before which was a black desk, poster card, fish tank lights.
Its a lot bigger than I anticipated. I might order a smaller tent for smaller figures. But all in all it can take the largest in my collection which was why I got it so big. In fact, I can sit inside it.
SO this means Photos coming soon of figures.
I am just getting some things setup right now. I should have photos within the next day or so. I have a 3 day weekend.
I am a little bit tickled pink today.
So my collection needs dusting - it ALWAYS needs dusting. But I thought I would take a quick snap so anyone checking this site out gets an idea of how this collection is displayed.
I plan on covering my display and my reasoning for my choice sometime in the near future.
But for now....
I was out at walmart the other day. I really try to avoid going there but my mother wanted British sweets. So off I wander to the toy are and found the transformers Tiny Titans Series 5. “Oh great! There is a Coronation Starscream in this lot.” So I feel around until I found something Distinctly smooth and “triangular” I decide its the cape. I feel around and only find this one figure. So I picked it up, and one at random. When I finally pay for my item and sit in the car I start to “Hee! Heee! Hee!” because I found the right figure.
When I was looking the Tiny Titan figures up, I learned all I needed to do was press the plastic to the card, its thin enough the name can show through. DUH!
So we now have a new coronation Starscream
Overall this little figure is cute but has a poor paint application, due to that I will be getting a second one so I can paint it up the way it should be.
I want to do photos but I need a photo tent.
I also wish to bring up that my site at one point said we had 75 Starscream figures in this collections. I now have over 200. This includes transforming figures, and non transforming items as well. This is why logging my collection is going to become a hell of a chore.
Soft Launch is tonight.
I will start to say that there have been things removed for the time being. Not everything was deemed essential and they can be added at a later date. Photos of Figures from the past 10 years will be added over the next few months. I may break the toys pages down further if anyone indicates loading time is an issue. I would have to make some modification to the code.Upcoming Plans
I am also contemplating adding some of my thoughts and essays about Starscream and his various comic/show/movie incarnations.
Thanks to Paul Thurman for poking at the site and helping reveal some errors.