Thank you so much!
We couldn't agree more about how the "real" Starscream should be portrayed.
After all, he may have some comical moments, but he did
survive everything life threw at him. One doesn't become a survivor if one doesn't have the right stuff: and the "qualities" and skills are all there for everyone to see.
Our main models are the War Within one (which was a bit unlucky, but always managed to get out alive) and the Animated one: an ironic, "self-aware" character who's never the real victim of a joke.
And of course the G1 character: do you remember that incredible episode "Auto Berserk"? In just 20 minutes, Starscream was cast off the Decepticons, took control of Red Alert, conquered a highly secure Autobot bunker and went very close to destroying Megatron. Talk about personality!
Also, the S3 "ghost" and the Beast Wars cameo were greats!
Well, I'm ranting now, but we really love the clever incarnations of Starscream throughout all the ages and we hope to deliver an Act 3 in 2012, with the Starscream/Scorponok/Ratbat triangle