Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Transformers Earthspark - SKYWARP!

Transformers: Earthspark - Warrior Class Figures - Skywarp - Hasbro 2023

I love the inclusion of female Seekers in the Decepticon ranks. For quite a few years, we only had Slipstream, but in the past few years we were introduced to the newly gender-inconsistent Nova Storm and Skywarp. And in the new Transformers: EarthSpark series, they are both decidedly female. Unfortunately, these characters will rarely get a unique sculpt so they have historically mostly been simple repaints of Starscream. And this new Skywarp is no exception. So I made a quick edit to this figure. To me one of the most prominent features of Skywarp in EarthSpark is her dark lips and wicked grin. There is also a precedent for giving this (male) mold a darker lip to feminize it. The Slipstream figure from a few years ago used the same Starscream mold but had a slightly red lip and looked great. The sculpt itself it pretty androgynous, so the tiniest detail can make a big difference. I took my smallest brush and darkened her lip and suddenly she looked like Skywarp from the show. Let's check her out below!

These first three photos show Skywarp before I touched her up. 
As just a direct repaint of Starscream, she appears distinctly male.

The rest of her photos are after a quick swipe of black paint on her lip.
I think it's amazing how it transformers her whole face. Even her eyes suddenly look feminine and I didn't touch them.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Elita-1 with the other Warrior Class lady in the EarthSpark line, Elita-1.

And with the Twitch figure from the EarthSpark Deluxe Class line.

Here she is with the Cyberverse Slipstream figure. They share the same mold and this figure gave me the idea to paint Skywarp's lips.

And here she is with the only other female version of her character, the 2020 Cyberverse Adventures Skywarp (a simple repaint of the Cyberverse Adventures Starscream).


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