Screecher

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Screecher
Mastermind Creations character
Airbornesquadscreecher-box.jpg
Screecher box
Created by

Mastermind Creations
Release number

KM-05
Information
Aliases Air Screech
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Eliminators
Alternate mode

Flying machine

Screecher is a fictional character made by Mastermind Creations in 2012 as a third-party Transformer. He is an homage to the form Starscream took in the Transformers: Hearts of Steel comic series.

Mastermind Creations

Screecher is based on Starscream from the Transformers: Hearts of Steel comic series. Initially advertised as Air Screech, the toy was released under the name Screecher.

Other third-party homages to Starscream include the Phantom of Screamer Set and Screamer.

Development

Air Screech was teased at the Third Party Panel at TFcon 2011.[1]

Mastermind Creations announced this mold as Air Screech in February 2012.[2]

In March 2012 Mastermind Creations released color images of this mold as Air Screech, Stormer and Warper.[3]

An as April Fools 2012 joke Mastermind Creations announced that the mold for this toy would come in three sizes.[4]

The Air Screech prototype was displayed at Botcon 2012.[5]

Screecher was released in October 2012.

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for February 23rd, 2012 selected the teaser for Air Screech as one of the New Picture Picks.[6]

The [email protected] podcast for March 15th, 2012 selected a picture of Screecher, Stormer and Warper as one of the New Picture Picks.[7]

In the TFormers.com News Desk podcast for August 2nd, 2012 images of Screecher were covered as a topic.[8]

Mastermind Creations comics

Screecher appeared in the Mastermind Creations comic story "Cyclops' Plan". In the story Screecher, Stormer and Warper attack the White House in the year 1869, intent enslaving humans to serve the Eliminators. Cyclops contacts Screecher and orders him to wait, as humans have not advanced enough to be any use to the Eliminators. Screecher disobeys, so Cyclops sends Annihilator and an army of Screecher clones called the Crow Batallion. Although Screecher and his companions defeat the Crow Batallion, they are defeated by Annihilator. Screecher yields and follows orders from Cyclops to use organic robots to create terror and war on Earth, thus advancing human technology in mere decades to levels that would have taken centuries.[9]

Stormer appears in the "The Rising Storm", a comic that he came packed with. In that story Vladimir Lenin returns home to Petrograd, Russia in March of 1917 after his exile to Switzerland. On the way he meets with Cyclops about releasing the April Theses. Cyclops assigns Screamer, Stormer, Warper and the Crow Batallion as his personal guards, who will remain hidden. As Lenin continues the socialist revolution Stormer grows bored and flies off. He is met by a the Steelian Courser, who is concerned that Cyclops and Lenin have enlisted the African warlord Conrad Jony to raise an army. The Stellian convinces Stormer that Jony's practice of using women and children as shields in war lacks honor. As the Steelian is unwilling to kill humans, Stormer kills Jony for him, ripping his limbs off and spelling out "UNCIVILIZED" with the blood. When Lenin discovers Jony's fate he decides to delay the socialist revolution until October.[10]

Toys

  • Mastermind Creations Knight Morpher Airborne Squad Screecher (2012)
A recolor of Awakening. Comes with two guns and a comic book/instructions.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrUozfRdYUg
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/km-05-air-screech-announced-and-teaser-image-174457/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13199
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/official-images-of-mastermind-creations-knight-morpher-seekers-174571/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13199
  4. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/mcc-terminus-hexatron-cyclops-and-air-screech-prototype-images/24428/
  5. http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/botcon-2012-coverage-thirdparty-items/24722/
  6. Vangelus (February 23rd, 2012). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/556783-wtf-tfw-188-february-23-2012-a.html. 
  7. Vangelus (March 15th, 2012). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/568975-wtf-tfw-191-march-15-2012-a.html. 
  8. Peter Van (August 2nd, 2012). "TFormers.com News Desk". http://tformers.com (Podcast). TFormers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE_1aRxASdo. 
  9. Penguin One (w), Jordy Wong (p), Edmond Zhou (i). Cyclops' Plan (October, 2012), Mastermind Creations
  10. Penguin One (w), Jordy Wong (p), Edmond Zhou (i). The Rising Storm 3 (December 1st, 2012), Mastermind Creations

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