So as many of you know, Siege Starscream was plagued by bad tolerances on the chest hinge which caused the piece to constantly fall off. In addition to that, his tampographed Decepticon symbols were the movie-style symbols and not the classic symbols. So with that purported "running change" that showed up on Twitter with a pin supposedly added I passed on Starscream for a long time in hopes that a fixed version would hit shelves. Well, after months with no further sightings of pinned chests it was looking pretty clear that one off on Twitter was either a hoax or one that was modified and returned to the store where it was repurchased.
But after buying Red Wing and having no such issues with the chest I decided I would be on the lookout for Starscream. Yesterday I spotted three at Target alongside three Soundwaves (so seemingly not from the Springer case assortment). I decided to take a peek inside the box at the wing symbols and lo and behold, they were G1 'Con symbols! I checked out the other two on the shelf and they also had G1 symbols and not movie ones. So naturally one came home with me and I'm happy to report that like Red Wing, the chest holds on the hinge perfectly fine through transformation.
You may look a bit strange peering inside the box for a look at the wing symbols, but they can be seen without opening the toy, and while there's no guarantee the chest hinge tolerances were tweaked at the same time the symbols were updated, I think it's a decent bet Starscreams with G1 symbols will also have chests less prone to falling off. I've included a few pictures as well as the date stamp on the package—91441.