Following on the footsteps of last year’s Transformers Classics, the fine folks at HASBRO have reintroduced G1 characters updated with modern transformations, articulation and detailing. The final figure in wave 1 is a bundle of yellowey goodness of Sunstreaker.
Packaging: Packaging is pretty much the same as Prowl and Tankor. I really dig the bubbles, the embosed symbols are just a nice little detail. Though I’ve got to admit, more dynamic artwork would really make the packaging stand out.
Car Mode: As with his fellow wavemates, Sunstreaker is an update of his classic form. As such, he is a yellow Lamborghini. Of note is that no logos or hood emblems, I mean, this isn’t an Alternator. Best detail of the car mode is Sunstreaker’s custom tags which state “WE R 84”.
Transformation: Fun, straightforward transformation sequence. The best part is when you rotate the roof to make the head pop up.
Robot Mode: Sunstreaker is the best of the wave. Only detraction is that the engine block tends to pop off. Not a whole lot to say, except that Sunstreaker is sure to spend plenty of time looking at himself in the mirror.
Overall: Sunstreaker sets a new bar for awesomeness. A perfect update of a true classic. 10/10.