Starscream has fantastic articulation, on par with Arcee’s. His head, shoulders, and hips are all ball joints. He has swivel biceps and a waist. His elbows and wrists are double hinged, while his knees and ankles are single hinged. The figure already hunches forward slightly in robot mode, with the rest of these joints he can easily bow in subservience. His double jointed wrists also make for great gesturing and give the toy quite a bit of personality.
I don’t usually care much about a Transformers’ vehicle mode, but Starscream’s jet is equally as fun to play around with. Even though there’s a bit of leg kibble on the bottom, I’m still impressed how such a tall figure can crumple down into such a small jet. The jet itself looks terrifically sleek and I think it’s a great update to the bulkier G1 design, and it definitely blows the flat triangular movie design away.
Starscream comes with two accessories: two missile racks, each holding three missiles. These missiles are designed to connect under his wings in jet mode, or onto his forearms in robot mode. They’re a bit bulky in robot mode for me, and I really wish the individual missiles were removable, but in jet mode they’re perfect.
Even if you’re not a huge Starscream fan, you still might want to consider picking this figure up. Not only does he have a unique design, but the amount of personality that the articulation brings to this figure is insanely cool. I already know I’ve been suckered into buying any of the other Sweeps they make.