Though I've never been the most avid fan of the Transformers cartoon, I have always enjoyed the Starscream character. Hell, I even wrote a poem about Starscream 3 years ago (my how time flies) for X-E that was accepted to the International Library of Poetry! Starscream had the coolest voice, too. Chris Latta (sadly died in 1994) gave him a great screechy vocal style that was sinister and hilarious at the same time. (You may have also heard Latta's work in GI JOE as the inimitable Cobra Commander).
Anyway, when one of our new advertisers, ACTION-HQ.com, that sells a ton of cool rare asian market collectibles sent a Takara Starscream figure to review, I was ecstatic.
So anyway, bla bla bla, how the hell can you win this for free? Well, I'll tell ya, its really rather difficult. Just go to action-hq.com, browse around, and then send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your favorite item they have for sale there with the link pasted in the email by October 5th. The winner will be chosen at random. Hell, you might even want to buy something there! Their shipping is FAST and the service is excellent, so give 'em a try.
Its a wonderful toy that comes in a nice display box with a velcro'd door that makes him easy to show off if you're one of those freaks that doesn't like to open your toys. What makes this Starscream unique is that unlike previous versions of the toy, he sports the original colors from the cartoon, if that matters to you.
By the way, for those few people who've never visited X-E
before, its a great pop culture site with a bit more of an 80s bent to it that I
cut my teeth on before coming here. Good ol' Matt, who runs the site, has
written some fine Transformers articles through the years that are worth a look.
He's reviewed the
Transformers Movie, done an
Tribute, and the classic
Don't Mess With
Megatron, among others.
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