Thundercracker Voyager Transformers Siege WFC-S39
Part of the fourth wave of Siege Voyager Class figures, Thundercracker is a redeco and slight head retool of Starscream, transforming from a heavily Generation 1-inspired robot to a Cybertronian “tetrajet” based on the Seekers’ appearance in “More than Meets the Eye, Part 1” and back; the jet mode has the robot legs prominently sticking out from the undercarriage. He includes two “HPI Null-Ray Laser Launchers,” which can mount on his upper arms, or under the wings in jet mode. His face was retooled with a smirk based on the one Starscream sported when he tossed Megatron out of Astrotrain in Transformers: The Movie. Unlike the rest of the Seeker mold, Thundercracker doesn’t sport the Decepticon sigil under his wings.
Fitting with the rest of Siege, Thundercracker has 5 mm posts on his biceps, forearms, shins, under his feet (thrusters), and wings. The 3 mm pegs on his shins, forearms, left bicep, and the tips of his Null-Rays can accommodate effects parts sold separately. Like the rest of Siege, his robot mode focuses on articulation, with double-jointed elbows, knees that bend at nearly 180 degrees, ankle rockers, and waist articulation, being notable articulation points for a Seeker toy. Being a rather heavy shellformer, Thundercracker can easily be separated into both a wingless robot mode and a nearly-complete tetrajet, via a friction hinge.