Siege Astrotrain, Apeface, Spinister and Crosshairs revealed!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Knightsword, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Segor

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    Same here, I can't believe that guy is considered a leader figure.

    I think I will be getting just Omega and Jetfire from this collection, possibly Impactor, other than that, I'm shifting to MPs
     
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    I wanna agree that maybe its an engineering thing, but Springer shows we can have triple changer engineering for a Voyager price point. I think if its getting to a point where people have to literally weigh the figure to figure out if its worth the money, maybe its not worth the money.

    I think thats the issue entirely, there arent. Its impossible. The shows had such inconsistent animation and scale that even just refrencing the Sunbow chart, there so many different heights and widths of characters that just slotting them into leader-voyager-deluxe sizes is really difficult. there were more than 3 sizes of transformer in every series. even when the animation was more consistent its difficult to size out everyone. Lets look at Masterforce, I think some charts say that Overlord and Ginrai were the size of combiners! Now does that mean a Titan class overlord to scale with the Titan Devy from 2015? or is it the more commander class size? Even our combiners were on massively different scales.

    (Now im thinking about how tasty a Commander class Overlord would be a-la FH Double Evil and i'm salivating.)
     
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    idk i just dont see enough accessories to justify a leader price. i'm all for smaller leaders with more complicated engineering or crazy accessories but i feel like astrotrain could have included more when compared to others leader that do the same/similar.

    now having a better idea of their height makes my criticism of their lack of wrist swivels a bit stronger
     
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  4. Smokeyoreo18

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    Now I hope they make a blitzwing toy either him or hotrod, wheeljack, Jazz, drift or any of the combiners 
     
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    Might be hefty, but still looks puny as a leader class figure
     
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    Shoulda been a Commander Class
     
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    Like most of you here, I am disappointed but would still get this figure. He is a great looking bot and I really like the G1 homage even on some of the transformation, even incorporating some MP/3P elements in there. Just really wish he is the size of an actual leader class like what they did with Galaxy Upgrade Optimus and Ultra Magnus. He is the same as Shockwave. Barely a Voyager sized bot with lots of unnecessary parts. They could have incorporated his cart/trailer to extend his actual legs, not just a freaking pair of slippers. Here\'s hoping for an OS Version from Wei-jiang. 
     
  8. orangeitis

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    Or it's just that people appreciate different things.
     
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    That will be mine!
     
  10. breaux man

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    IMO, Transportation Captain wins.
    carry on...
     

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    So when is hasbro gonna get back to doing actual leader classes?
     
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    Somebody should Photoshop this tiny travesty to be as big as Jetfire. I'd really like to get a glimpse of what a good Astrotrain would've looked like.
     
  13. Shin Densetsu

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    Astrotain just beat MP44 for biggest backpack of the year. Hope there's a way to keep the extra parts on in shuttle mode.
     
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    They'll just kill the leader-class line. If its not profitable, it'll get terminated. That's just my assumption of course.
     
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    Okay? People do appreciate different things, but nostalgia sells. It always has, and unfortunately, it always will.
     
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    I mean, that's your opinion. My take is that Siege has been delivery awesome molds. Nostalgia plays a very big factor but if the line was full of ugly molds, it would have cratered. There's a reason that people are going crazy hunting all the Siege Seeker repaints and it ain't just nostalgia. The new Seeker mold is one of the best Starscream molds, if not the best mainline Generations mold ever.
     
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    i mean... of course he would. He's more than double the price and is a masterpiece alike? what point are you making here?

    It's like saying you think Siege prime isnt as good as MP44, its comparing apples to eels.
     
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    The point I'm making is...for me, Transportation Captain is my CHUG Astrotrain...you may have missed the picture with Toyworld's Hegemon...as far as double the price?...I guess it depends on where you got him.
    carry on...
     
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  19. Anti Spark

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    I thought the theme in seige was cybertron modes?

    This is clearly a chewchew & a retired space shuttle.
     
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  20. RustedCross

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    I love this.
    Best Astrotrain since G1.
    And I love the homage to his ridiculously huge G1 gun.
    Can’t wait.
     
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