Up for review is the Transformers Classics reboot Thundercracker. He is an all around update to the awesome G1 seeker for Starscream's original jet squadron and my personal favorite of the original jets. He is truly a sight to see.
His alt-mode is a great representation of an F-15 Eagle and has perfected grooves, etching, engine ridges, exhaust fans, missiles and anything you could hope for. He has a yellow/orange tinted opening cockpit and a painted on set of red and white stripes to give him a striking look over his vibrant blue paint job. His nose has a rubberized black pointed tip and he has two firing missile pods that fit on the underside of his wings. The Decepticon logo is nicely displayed on the overside of the wings as well.
Transformation is smooth and fixed the nagging issue I had with the G1 rendering of having to physically take off his wings and stabilizers and reposition them between alt and bot modes. Everything is connected and transitions into place nicely. The only thing that comes off are the rocket launchers which can either be positioned on his forearms or in his hands as blasters to add some variety. He has nice extended legs that bend at the knee and has pivoting arms with bendable elbows which add for some nice poses as shown.
As a bot, he is amazing. Beautiful face mold although his head doesn't move nor does he have light-piping. He's got a nice paint scheme on the chest with two exhaust fans for breastplates which are a great touch. They even included the two red triangles on his shoulder guards like the G1 model. Articulation is very satisfactory and as I'm repeatedly talking about touches and paint on the wings and body, yes, it is all paint now. No stickers anywhere and the application of the paint is welcome and extremely well placed.