War for Cybertron: Siege Appreciation Thread

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  1. PrimalFury

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    If you look closely at Primes chest in both modes, it looks as if it opens, anyone know if he has a matrix in there?
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    If he does, that'll be a clencher for me buying it.
     
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    I'm still skeptical about the supposed "opening chest" that people keep seeing on Optimus. I think by now that feature would have been revealed.
     
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    I'm kinda with you on this. I see the lines where it looks like it could open, but I'm not seeing any hinges and would think they'd have shown this off by now as well.
     
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    Would be cool. But a trailer would be cooler.
     
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    This had been discussed in the past but it is believed to not open and the cavity is where the head goes in alt mode. I believe that was the consensus anyway.

    As far as Shockwave's "submarine" mode, even though I am child of the 80's who grew up with Transformers, I have never been partial to gun-based alt modes. It never has made sense to me. More power to those who like it, but I prefer something more realistic like jets, tanks, or artillery. When I get him, I, for one, will simply observe how well the mode works and then continue to let it be the space jet it is. The combined mode looks very much like a Cybertronian cruiser to me, which I feel fits Shockwave's personality better. It's not like he can't fire a big laser out the tip of his ship mode....but now he won't need someone to aim him!

    And on this note, I wish Siege Soundwave turned into a spy satellite and the lamp sensor. I loved the idea of satellite Soundwave in Revenge of the Fallen, being able to deploy his minions with precision from Earth's orbit. It was a very cool concept and really worked for Megatron's spy and reconnaissance lieutenant. Soundwave as a a car, truck, or "transport shit" just doesn't work in my mind. The fact that Siege Soundwave looks so perfect in bot mode, is Voyager scale, and has the lamp sensor mode allows me to completely overlook the flying box mode.
     
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    Agreed. Soundwave as a satellite was uber cool and the best update a boxy Soundwave could have.
    Prime Soundwave may actually be cooler than G1 Soundwave, I can't really choose between the two, but for a boxy Soundwave, satellite is the best updated altmode. None of that half-assed MP3 loading dock nonsense or 4x4 stuff for me.
     
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    If it does, I'm putting the PoTP matrix in there.
     
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    I looked closely and I don't see how it could open. The gap under the window pecs doesn't suggest that they open. If you look at the other corners, it looks to be one solid piece
     
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    That would be nice, but the problem with those was none of the figures from POTP could actually hold them! Very disappointing that they basically only there for display purposes. Even the Hand/Prime Armor was more functional than that. It was a half-assed gimmick unfortunately.
     
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    I had actually cut the bottom off my Rodimus matrix to test that if it was just the 'pegs' of the handle they could hold it. Nope, too large sadly. :/ Matrix gimmick really wasn't well thought out if nobody can literally hold it.
     
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    To be fair, Optimus has a hover mode they haven’t shown yer
     
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    They still revealed that feature, despite having no images of it. I think they'd want to let us know if Optimus could carry the Matrix.
     
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    Not talking about this pic specifically, it was just the only one on here
     
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    Here you can see the midline seam, hinges on both sides etc

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    Oh OK. Generally speaking the Pic that's posted would at least show some type of hinge system.
     
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    There is a seam down the middle, in other videos and pics is more open or closed, there are hinges on the side not related to the panel on the side which has it's own lateral hinge
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    OK I see what you're talking about now. Honestly the chest could open to hide primes head in alt mode. There could be an Easter egg similar to the vector Sigma key in, I forget which, Megatron.
     
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    Yeah that's a possibility, it could just be for the head transform but if we look closely at the chest is vehicle mode, that may provide some clues
     
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    Look at it in truck mode and comparing it to bot mode, I've made a few conclusions. The parts outlined in blue are the legs. The part circled in white is his crotch. The part I circled in red appears to collapse into his back which then gets covered by yellow circled roof. Green is his arms and black is his bot chest. OK so I'm sure everyone can figure this out but what I came to the conclusion is that the chest does house his head as his abdominal area most likely does a 180 for transformation. Meaning due to mechanisms, there wouldn't be much room if to fold his head backwards similar to potp prime. Also in bot mode there is a visible joint, maybe a hinge, just under his head and above windshield.
     
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