This little beauty totally snuck up on me. Beyond the fact that I didn't know this figure was in stores, I had no idea this character even existed. The Transformers of the Kre-O universe are actually considered different characters than the other properties. Most of the time the difference in negligible. But this time, there's a total name change that probably threw a lot of collectors off her scent. Slipstrike is the Kreon version of Slipstream, who is a female clone of Starscream from Transformers: Animated. Starscream made a lot of clones of himself, but it seems that Slipstream had the most staying power - making cameo appearances in video games and comics and even getting a Botcon exclusive toy (basically a repainted Starscream with lips). I've been in a Transformers kick lately with the introduction of all these new fembots in the comics (and the new Windblade mini-series starting this coming Wednesday 4/16) so discovering this cool little lady was kismet. Let's check Slipstrike out in detail below!
Like a typical Kreon, Slipstrike comes with instructions for a simple "bellyflop" transformation into a jet. In fact, each figure in this series comes with a giant foldout paper that shows every character's transformation instructions. I can't remember if previous Micro-Changer series' have been like this or not.
Here are some images of Slipstream.
And here's a clip from Transformers: Animated just for good measure.
Time for some Comparison Pics!
Here she is with her fellow Decepticon, Airachnid (from Series 01)
And here she is with classic Arcee.