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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 35 years of Transformers..
Originally released with movie Decepticon insignia which features diamond shaped eyes as opposed to the traditional Generation One insignia which has triangular eyes. The Movie insignia is also typically narrower and slightly longer.
Out of the blue, it became apparent that there was a silent update on the figure changing this insignia from the Movie style to the Generation One style.
I've been on the lookout for this updated figure and finally I have obtained one.
It's kind of difficult to determine if you have the updated figure, just use your cellphone and borrow someone with sharp eyes to see if the optics are triangular or diamond. You can spot the symbol on the inner wing surface, but its very small.
Other than a simple update on the insignia, there are no other apparent changes in paint application, plastics used or even the packaging.
And now I have four Siege Starscream figures. One is fated for a repaint.
I finally got my room back in order. - more or less. The Mannequin has her costume on, this time with the beautiful purple cape. I decided to attempt a new panoramic picture and this time I am pleased with the results. Either than getting the fish eye bulge in the middle, I stood at the end and rotated - this action gave the room its depth and shows how tiny it actually is.
I shall describe what furnishings I have in this room, most of which I have picked up from Ikea. I used to say I was not associated with Ikea, but I am now, I work there, as a cook. Not being paid to promote it and I promote it because, for my purposes, the product has always been good.
To the left hand side is are three full billy bookcase cabinets and a single half one at the end. The doors are being switched over to new ones, which do have some issues, but I have found a hack to make it work. I'll discuss that later. I'm moving to full doors because, as you can see, the room is very small and expanding my display is nearly impossible.
To the right are a pair of display detolfs, a small table and a round table which holds the statue. The round table is described in the The imaginarium arts Coronation Starscream Statue review
Lighting in this room is 100% LED, displays and ceiling lights. As well as some holiday lights to spill blue splashes across the ceiling. Most of the lights are operated by remote. The window at the end is nearly away closed to protect the collection against damaging UV light from the evening sun.
The mannequin herself was a lucky snag when I worked at the mall. She was disposed off in the compacter room. I took her home and started to arrange my favourite garments on her. Now she plays host to my costume.
So anyway, enjoy the collection. I do have an octane sitting on a shelf somewhere, not in the primary collection, and a Windblade hanging out with Starscream – to keep him in check. Other than that, its all Scream. This is Starscream's Shrine!
Enjoy your day!.
Well, that's it folks, Tfcon 2019 done for the year. And wow, just wow – did we have a lot of fun.
I did not find a lot of Starscream that I did not have, and I did pick up a couple duplicates for reasons of wanting an altmode version of the toy. I also wanted the reprolabel set for siege Starscream and I just did that this evening – I am not disappointed.
Also picked up, a second alternity “Carscream” so I can fight it into its robot mode. Seekers Ace Set. Heerotoys's Glow in the dark G1 and G2 Starscreams. A knock off TG 28 starscream – I will do comparative pictures at some point in the near future, and one more flame toys model kit that I can paint up. I managed to get a single Keshi Starscream figure - purple and a couple TF:TCG Siege Starscream cards.
I also picked up a load of small gun accessories for my MP Starscream figures. I have this wild fantasy that he has loads of weapons he's collected over time.
At Tfcon, I participated in the cosplay contest and placed third in the humanformers division. In spite of nearly taking out the microphone as I left the stage.
I was Hearts of Steel Starscream last year, this year I became coronation Hearts of Steel. My cape looked great!
I also entered (impulsively) into the Faction Feud Contest and by the will of Primus, somehow I actually won the whole thing. I flew by the seat of my pants, barely knowing enough to get my by. Knowing just enough actual shows that had transformers or cut scenes from it in to make it to the end.
We joined in with the slushy run, which is a tradition that attracts more and more people every year. This year we had 57, last year we had 50. This year a paramedic who was refuelling took a photo of us, and we even had a curious police officer Peek in. Likely checking to see if the group is being a problem or not. The group that Guber leads is a good group, perhaps one of the most well behaved crowds I have ever been with.
We ended the weekend with a meal at the Swiss Chalet, A swim at the pool and my spouse and I hosted the room party with a great games of cards against humanity and Unstable Unicorns.
All in all this was the best Tfcon we had to date
Anyhow, Sunstar is signing out.
Not terribly long since my last post - this is positive!
Lots of new things have happened in the sanctuary recently. New toys, new art and.... new statue!
Lets start with the latest acquisition – The Statue.
Like my last statue, this one is also an Imaginarium Arts creation, its details are virtually identical to the previous one, except its about 12 inches smaller, and weighs a load less. It is by no means less beautiful. The paint job on it is beautiful – so it makes a fine addition to my steadily growing collection.Please check out the link in the image.
Another three items were added to the collection last week. Siege Starscream, Kabaya 1985 candy (mint green) and a Metal Earth metal kit. I have ordered 4 more of the Kabaya ones in hope to get other colours. I streamed the unboxing on twitch.tv/sunstar_seeker. I hope to get my transformers streams posted on youtube one day.
I also got a commission from GrungeWerXshop a couple weeks ago, it kinda relates to something I am working on.
My fanatic Blood of Primus is coming along swimmingly, I hope to have it finished by July. Then I will focus on getting it, and inverted insignia posted to this site.
Other things happening in the sanctuary these days is an upgrade to my displays. And an awkward one at that. I plan to have a detailed outline of my process on how I got new doors on my billy bookcase system. Its not as easy as just switching them out. I actually had to modify the cabinets to accept the doors but it worked well. With that in mind, I will try to get the old billy article I had written posted and then add the modifier to the page as well.
Also added to my display is the second Detolf. I know I sound Ikea mad, its not because I work there – I have always liked their products, but its also across the road and is easy to get to.
So have yourselves a great, day, night, morning, kumquat and see you all soon!
All Hail Lord Starscream
Well, once again, a long delay between my postings. - it's a bad habit I know.
So what has happened in the past year. For one, I recently had a change of employment. I quit my job at the restaurant to work in a more institutional style of cooking, read cafeteria. This new job actually allows the staff to have proper breaks and lunches. Which, after working 13 hour shifts without, is amazing.
Due to this change of employment, I have had my creativity restored, energy to do more than just work endlessly for people who would rather exploit, use and ultimately abuse you, in order for them to make a buck.
A number of things have been coming to fruition, such as: Basement reno – although its pretty basic, just walls, white paint, my basement is turning into more of a living space and less of a storage room. Our computers have been moved to where we originally planed to have them two years ago. I am also planning on building a small bar as well.
My fan fiction, Blood of Primus, has been fully written out, and its been in editing stage since the end of March. -so Check out Deviant Art for those postings. I need to post Inverted Insignia up on this site, and then I can start adding Blood of Primus. I had been so mentally blocked because of my former job, so fatigued I could not even dream of finishing it.
We got a cat. She's a black cat, her name is Snowflake. Snowflake Obsidian is her full name. She's a sweetie, a psycho, who will probably kill me in my sleep.
And my collection is steadily growing. Although I gave up hunting for siege Starscream locally, and ordered it online with a couple other things. More things are set to come down the pipe, such as another gorgeous statue.
The other thing I have been doing, is Streaming games. I have launched into the world of live streams, mostly playing Creativerse, however I have been playing a variety of games – I hope to get some of these posted on my YouTube channel. Please explore the communications tabs for the links to twitter, twitch, YouTube, discord and Deviant Art. It's 2am and I do not intend to post the links in tonight, please forgive me.
Anyhow and good night
All Hail Lord Starscream
Happy Day after April Fools!
I never did get around to posting about it, but remember that imaginarium art statue I ordered? Well I did get it back in late Feburary. I even made a whole post about it.
Since I "hate" it so much (j/k), let me feature the object of my “story”.
Also, Now you can also Chat with Sunstar on Discord. With any of her live chats, the topic must be kept clean and PG 13 at all times. Sunstar has no qualms about removing unsavoury people.
So please stop by and say hello!
All Hail Lord Starscream
All Hail Lord Starscream
Earthdate: 20.12.2017Till All Are One Annual
The prophecy of the Chosen One has come to a close. Starscream did it! He managed to unite Cybertron and its lost colonies – but it was not as I had anticipated...What is happening in the Sanctuary
I understand it has been quiet as of late, and that is mostly because, life has found a way to be in the way of some of my interests. Well that and I have been writing a large fic called Blood of Primus, We did a Move, its the Christmas holidays, Tfcon, hunting for Toys, and trying to find things to take Photos with.
You've might have heard of a large Coronation Starscream statue that is limited to 400 pieces, I have preordered this beast. I look forward to having it in my room with the other - at the moment - 254 other things. It shall be fun.
Finally, if I do not get to post anything before the end of the year, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or whatever you celebrate, I hope its a safe one, and a fun one. And Happy New Year.
All Hail Lord Starscream
So what has been going on lately...
45 days to move house without a truck. A lot of doing stuff and not much time to do the things I had wanted to do, such as take photos (still too disorganised for that) to write (getting there) and to update fics (Oh hey!).
About the Fics
If you turn your noses toward the fictions section, and down to Starscream Chronicles you may notice a new addition. An Inverted Insignia and an updated (read fully completed) Purple Light. Another fiction is in progress, you can follow it on my Deviantart – The Blood of Primus and will be posted on this as soon as I get Part One published there.
Brief overview of An Inverted Insignia This story takes place right immediately at the start of the Great Cybertronian War and at the Cybertron War Academy. This story is not like any other current canon, but it may reference any and all existing universes and ideas. Essentially this will be the first book in the series, however, considering how old I have pegged Starscream in this story, I can easily write even earlier ones. Do not expect him to act or to behave as G1 or even IDW G1 behaves at this point. Check the list in Starscream Chronicles page to get the best reading order. I suggest setting aside some time as well, most of these fics are not short.
Please read, if you feel like taking the task of helping edit, contact the email at the bottom of the page.
Sorry for the lack of posts, here is why:
I have been in the middle of a home move so my photo tent is pack and I am getting my collection packed for both Tfcon and the move, but I have something to discuss today.
I have two third party figures in my possession, One is the DX9 – War in Pocket Usurper and Iron Factory Tyrant's Wings Red (Starscream). I won't have proper photos until after my move - but I may get them at the convention - they will be at the convention.
I am going to focus on Iron Factory's because I am impressed. For such a small figure, I am impressed by the attention to detail. Beautiful metallic paint applications, beautiful face, and accessories! But what grabbed my attention was the unexpected addition – I term this bling and its bait to buy the rest, and I will gladly buy the rest. (TC, Warp and the Conies).
As I opened my package and pulled out the inset, I was experting a long insert I discovered the coronation cape (expected) and an unexpected torso and wings in clear plastic! Ghost of Starscream torso. I wasn't sure if this was missing parts or if this is chase, but it appears that Thundercracker and Skywarp have the arms and legs to complete this figure.
So to get 4 figures you buy three at $40 USD a piece and it works out to 30 dollars each. There is apparently parts to Sunstorm also in Skywarp and Thundercracker with The torso being in one of the Coneheads - an interesting way to get people to buy the product. I will bite. We are called Sunstar's Seeker Sanctuary and I occasionally will buy a set of Seekers if I like them.
See you all at Tfcon, view my collection - what fellows I bring, and buy some of my extras.
About the site:
Sorry about that, work has been hectic and I have also been planning to move. Yes - the Seeker Sanctary's home is being moved from its current location in a high rise to a town house quite literally across the street. - However the ceilings are low and that means I cannot have the second level of my shelves on. But this does mean my collection will have its own room – maybe shared with Warhammer - space depending. My official move out date is July 31 – this means Tfcon is smack dab in the middle of the grand move.
As a result, and I am packing now because I have to go through 14 years of junk, my photo tent and sundry have been packed away. My boxed stuff will be sent over to the house as soon as my mother gets the keys. This means I won't have the rest of my movie figures photographed until after I move.
I will have toy extras for sale at the Tfcon - Starscream or otherwise.
Til All are One - Spoilerish
But what I wanted to mention is my thoughts on the Comic Series Till All Are One by IDW. I have to say so far, so fantastic! We see a well written Starscream slowly changing - but imperfectly. I have seen a number of fics - hopefully not mine - where Starscream is converted to good. I know a number of female fans (In particular) want to see that Arrogant Son of a Cessna all nice and nice like, but that destroys him. With this “ghost” of Bumblebee - which could be bee trapped in the singularity and some how able to communicate with Starscream - who is trying to get the old con to adapt to a more civil kinder way. Some how this Bee feels that Starscream is redeemable. Starscream doesn't believe it. Either he doesn't believe it or he doesn't want to. Starscream is stubborn like that. All in all what came out in TAAO #9 was simply amazing.
I think in general the whole idea of letting Starscream muddle through leadership is great. Its something that should have been explored before. The route that IDW has taken in general with the Transformers series, breaking away from the normal - and somewhat over done, relentless battles between Autobots and Decepticons and exploring how they can cope post war. How the issues with not being in combat affects individuals. What they did with Megatron although startling to say but to actually read the books and see the change - it works. Likewise it works to have Starscream lead.
It shows us how difficult it is for him to lead, his fatigue is almost tangible in the drawings. You can see he is tired out of his mind - there are times he is clearly fed up. However he loves his world – that could not be clearer. He absolutely loves his world and has gone as far as standing his ground in the face of lethal danger. He also took the care to get non essentials off world, those who are ill or injured and cannot fight in the battle. He seemed to spark to life in a time of combat because he knows this.
However he seems to be unable to shake the weight of resistance by other groups and this Elita one. I am intrigued to see how this all pans out - particularly since two of the three prophecies have come to light. Well done!
So, sorry for the delay in posting. I apologise deeply.
A number of my movie figures and merchandise went up yesterday. I posted it early in the afternoon then got sidetracked by life.
Strong possibility we'll be doing a move this summer. This means its more important than ever to get my slag together with this enormous collection. It may also mean my collection will get a dedicated “geek” room. Where my things like Starscream and Warhammer can go to and be displayed.
But what did I put up tonight? It will be found in the Movie Transformers page, so I will post just the one link. Movie restaurant promo toys went up for both Burger King and McDonalds. Movie Legends toys were added, including the Orbital Assault Carrier. RPM's, a random chess piece who looks like he's gonna punch you in the face if you call him a queen and a Croc shoe charm. There are a few others up as well. But those were the ones worth mentioning.
Not sure how much I will get done tomorrow as it will be busy for me.
Anyhow keep safe and enjoy.
Happy day after April Fools Day!
I had some stuff written up but honestly, I had to wait because I really had no jokes to do on site and I didn't want everyone thinking I am full of slag. So not it's the day after, I am fully happy to post my stuff.
What is new? Well if you look to the upper right hand side of the screen, you'll find Daily Energon at the end behind Communications, and About 3S got pushed back into Communications. I wonder if I should rename Communications as Contact us, but nah. Communications was how I did it before.
The Archive for Site news has been placed in there and I added a new section. That new Section is under Site Ramblings - this can change at some later date when I get more rambles in there. Currently there are two ramblings to be found: Organisation of a Collection & An Interpretation of an IDW prophecy. February's Archived site ramblings has been shunted over as well.
I haven't added any new toys yet. This week has been tiring a lot of late nights, a lot of no sleep, so I wrote most of what I wrote in a groggy state of mind.
Since I hate it so much, let me feature the object of my “story”.
So that sums up the work I did since my last post – I will touch on displaying in the near future and what UV can do to a figure. I might even post up my ramblings about how I see the autobots as the real evil faction in the series (G1 Cartoon based)
I Think I found a way to accept Battle Master Starscream into my heart.
Lets look at the possibilities of what he is. Maybe he is an avatar fighter, chosen to represent Starscream. Maybe he is the battle suit - look at the apex armour in Transformers Prime... or Maybe he is an autobot pretending to be Starscream taking the mickey out of his name. Okay, lets choose that one...
What if we say that this Autobot is actually Cliffjumper. I mean he looks like Cliffjumper in colour, and he is kinda car-like. More car than Jet, so yeah Cliffjumper.
So imagine, if you will, Cliffjumper has got himself suited up and chooses to fight a guy in the pits and he walks into the arena, waving his arms and saying “Grrr! I am Starscream, Emperor of Energon!” The crowd would probably laugh. I am pretty sure the opponent also had a heck of a laugh. SO the fight goes on and of course Cliffjumper wins - but little did he know, Starscream was in the arena and witnessed the mockery.
I could imagine that Starscream would be furious and plotting his revenge. Jump ahead to the 21st century and Starscream has just hauled in a Cliffjumper as a prisoner. They exchange some words and Starscream never forgetting the humiliation, kills him.
the TL:DR version: Its Cliffjumper pretending to be Starscream which is why Tfprime Starscream killed him.
Small novelisation aside, it is my least favourite figure - mostly because there was no effort to make it look like Starscream. Only that it seems that it was chosen as Starscream because they happened to have it on hand at the time.The other figures I took pictures of today are: Unite Warriors Ghost Starscream. Sky Snake – By Shapeshift Inc. (Third Party)and..... Oh I think that is it. I have gathered together a number of the Movie Starscream figures. I may break it into a page of Transforming and Non Transforming (merchandise include. But the figures I have in my bin behind me are currently the Legends Class, restaurant Promo figures and some other pieces.
Since I hate it so much, let me feature the object of my “story”.
I think its probably time to write an article – Coming Soon Recording and Displaying
The page's coding really irritated me tonight - It kept breaking up on me and I had to figure out which way was up. So here is what happened tonight:
I took photos of all but two remaining figures. One I actually loathe - that's the battle masters thing that looks nothing like a Starscream at-all-what-so-ever. Only in name. The other I actually simply forgot. Not a problem, I probably will get to it tomorrow. I did do alternity Starscream, you'll find him in the G1 Misc section, but there is no bot mode for him. He seems to be the most difficult figure to understand. I got as far as the arms and was confused as to what the directions was trying to tell me before I returned him to car-mode.
Actually what it comes down to is this remaining pile gave me some degree of difficulty in converting them. The Kabaya figures were more a case of pull apart and rebuild. Even D-22 gave me a bit of a problem that caused me to scratch my head because - its a Generation One Starscream - its not the toughest figure to transform around. Must have been a bad moon tonight or something.
As I had D-22 out, I felt like doing some comparison shots between it and Commemorative II Starscream figure, to show the affect modern North American toy safety measures have affected how things look overall. I understand having a launched missile over 3 inches, but surely there could have been something they could have done for the rocket to make it look a little less ridiculous. Still opening a figure that has been in package for 17 years was one of those moments I absolutely enjoy. Being the first person to handle and touch it made me grin ear to ear.
One Example of todays uploads
SO if I remember tomorrow – if I have time, Unite Warriors Grand Galvatron Ghost Starscream, Mr. Fugly and maybe I will start movie figures
Time to play with my legos - err Kre-os
I have several of these guys - but again this is not a complete set, there are a few I still lack, but for now I have gathered together the 9 I have to post up on the site finally.
As much as I like the Kre-o Jet, I will not be pulling it apart to put into robot mode. SO my intention will be to get a second one for that purpose. I also dubbed the holo pilot for the jet “Chris Eagle.” Which is the name of a character in a fanfic – Christopher Eagle” I am currently writing.
Updated Page is: Kre-o.
Photos of The Kre-o Jet and Kreons
Figures left in the G1/Misc Section: Alternity, D-22 (Takara) and Grand Galvatron's Ghost – I think that is it.
Movie Screams should be next.
New Starscream arrived Yesterday
As I suspected I got a duplicate of the RID ones, ergo, Tfcon fuel.
The new Figure sort of reads like Engrish. Its from Japan and reads MB-08 Starscream. “Movie the Best”. The figure is based on the Mech Alive Moving Gears toys from back in 2009. Its still a rather nice figure - for a movie toy. I cannot say I like the movie figures all that much. But they are part of our history now.
Also added up are my Legends Class Figures, A few non transforming figures and the Mimobot Starscream thumb drive and the Bot shots Collection.
If you play Earth Wars, I have suddenly become Commander of Seibertron II team, feeder team for Seibertron. Looking for players who want to play but not be stressed out by having to do nothing but play. I use Line and can be found under 3s-sunstar
Hopefully I shall get some movie figures started soon.
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.