Sometimes, making these titles accurate means they’re too long for their own good.
If you haven’t already read the post about the HOC Sunstorm figure, read that first, because it explains a lot about this toy repaint that I don’t feel I need to re-tread. Also there are going to be a lot of these Heroes of Cybertron repaints in the future.
So! Transformers Generation 2 was a thing that happened!
Transformers debuted in 1984, but by the end of the decade, enthusiasm in the brand had all but fizzled out – be that due to declining toy sales, too many new play gimmicks, maybe too many toys, other new franchises (TMNT, Real Ghostbusters, etc.), too many factors.
So in 1993, Hasbro tried to re-invigorate the line by re-releasing a lot of the original toys in slightly altered color schemes, and calling it Transformers: Generation 2 (this, incidentally, is why all the original 80s Transformers stuff is called “G1” or “Generation One” — Because you can’t have a “2” unless something came before it!).
“G2” Starscream got some weird camoflauge patterns on his wings, as well as purple-and-grey deco replacing a lot of the original blues. So I tried to capture as much of that as I could, while still keeping with the simplified design of the Heroes of Cybertron aesthetic.
I think it worked pretty well, all things considered.