Siege g2 sideswipe and slam dance !

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Kane prime, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Starscream Gaga

    Starscream Gaga Protoformed This Way

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    Meh. If there was ever a character who was deserving of losing an alt mode and being a retool, Slamdance is it. Flywheels works pretty perfectly for him anyway, even if he does end up being upside-down.
     
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    Following so I know when/where these go up for order lol
    Not even a huge G2 fan, but they got me with That CH Megatron and now Sideswipe
    Hope someone makes the ammo belt and spiked tires shoulder pads for him .
     
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  3. DutyBeforeAll

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    Yes, they are very nice figures.
    That are also completely oversized compared to Masterpiece Soundwave. Correct sized bot mode or chest storage, pick One.
     
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    Honestly I think having them be iPods/iPhones connecting to Soundwave as a speaker dock was the best way to update them for the modern age. I think with a better budget those could have turned out a lot better, but like you said by limiting to the cheaper price point getting those better versions is impossible.

    I do like the Micromaster approach, too, I think they turn out all right, but I know Hasbro isn't likely to do Rumble/Frenzy or Ratbat molds let alone even start in on the Autobot cassettes, so if Slamdance has to be a Duocon now in order to exist then so be it.
     
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  5. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    This, I have to agree.

    You know the feeling is like me looking at my Superlink Rodimus figure (wearing Grand Convoy as his pants) & yet calling him Grand Convoy.

    Except that with Superlink, I could easily reverse the order so I could end up with Rodimus or Grand Convoy (depending on which combination I settle for) but for Siege Slamdance, I couldn't. :lol 
     
  6. DeceptiTom

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    My Only complaint is I wish we had Sunstreaker before we got G2 Sideswipe.
     
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  7. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    That would require a whole new toy.
     
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    I think it's helpful to get the obvious repaints out of the way before going on to new molds. I would welcome a Siege style Sunstreaker. I also hope a third party company makes a custom Bandolier belt for G2 Sideswipe (preferably one that can transform/break apart so it can also be part of his car mode).
     
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    True. I keep forgetting that Sunstreaker is a different mold. They shared one in the pre-combiner wars generations days. I just keep focusing on the fact they are brothers
     
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    I'm willing to bet we'll get Streaker in either this line, or next year's (assuming they're still going to stick to Cybertronian alt modes in 2020)
     
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    This. One hundred percent this.
    With all those ports it should be within reason. Where you at Dr. Wu?!
    Also a set of ignorantly sized 90s weapons! And a sword! Lol
     
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  12. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    I understand. Hasbro intentionally made the Universe mold able to convert both ways to represent both characters. But generally speaking, they're different toys.
     
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    actually that was a happy accident
    "Hasbro's early plans for Sunstreaker and Sideswipe had the two as straight redecos of each other, only differing in their head sculpts besides their colors—namely, Sunstreaker would have just been Sideswipe in yellow with a different head. It was TakaraTomy designer Hisashi Yuki who suggested an alternate transformation by turning the upper body by 180 degrees (and swapping the hands to accommodate the different upper body orientation), thus providing more individual robot mode looks for the two characters that resemble their respective Generation 1 designs more"
    Sideswipe (G1)/toys - Transformers Wiki

    it was just kind of happenstance that the figure was capable of an alternate transformation. sunstreakers bot mode for the universe figure is basically an official fan mode of the design
     
  14. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    Fair enough. Learn something new everyday.

    “Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now” - Bob Dylan
     
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    Normally I\'d have little interest in repaints, but G2 Sideswipe is an instant buy for me as a Marvel TF comics fan! I got the normal version today and was just wishing for a G2 version when I saw this post! But where are the bandoliers, spikes and SWORD! It\'s the 90\'s, folks! C\'mon! :( 
     
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    If he comes back as a cassette, he can get his original configuration and colors back. As it is, it’s like Wingwaver being released as Waverwing.
     
  17. DutyBeforeAll

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    To be fair, that is a better name.
     
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  18. Purple Heart

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    That is subjective.
     
  19. Thundershot

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    Well, you just reverse the bots to get Waverwing :p 
     
  20. SunSwipe5

    SunSwipe5 Twin Hellion Masters Of Jet Judo

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    Someday his preorder will go up. Until then, I have Siege Barricade preordered :cool: 
     
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