Siege g2 sideswipe and slam dance !

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

  1. lordcryotek

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    He comes packed with stickers to emulate the original's shitty stickers. I loved the original, but they sure were shitty stickers. I definitely wish he had green paint apps instead.
     
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    It's about respect to the source material man. It's that simple. It's not rocket science. People were unhappy with the stickers in Titans Return because they were garbage tier and came off at the flick of a dust grain. Reprolabels/toyhax doesn't swim in orders because collectors hate stickers. I always took it that sticker mess in TR was a failure in quality and execution, not necessarily in concept. If they had left said stickers on the sheet and give people the choice to apply them it would have been a whole different outcome.

    Tossing in a little sticker sheet with the green labels for this set would have been a good nod to the collectors and true to the spirit of G2. I'm blown away this is something you're arguing this intently.
     
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  3. tigatron2002

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    im not really trying to argue the idea, but for hasbro its a damned if they do, damned if they dont scenario. hasbro stickers will pretty much never be reprolabels quality, so if they include stickers then they are horrible and doing a disservice to fans because the stuckers are crappy. if they dont include the stickers then they are horrible for being cheap. if they do paint instead of stickers then they are horrible for putting neon paint on such a good looking figure. the only things it seems this fandom can ever agree on at large is that kiss players sucks, energon sucks and hasbro sucks haha
     
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    It's like Emgo says. Options are good. Given the choices, an unapplied sheet of labels, even if garbage tier is a physical bonus item in the box. It at least gives the appearance of added value.

    And to be honest.. I really liked the top bottom combiner gimmick in Energon! It was like getting more figures out of your bunch.. but again, a failure in execution, not necessarily concept. Maybe that truly is the legacy of Hasbro, glorious concepts, inconsistent execution.
     
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    Guys this set looks fantastic. That's all that's important.

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  6. Oniconvoy

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    Love this set.

    Will be buying a ton of 3P spiked-wheels, guns, swords, and stickers.
     
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  7. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Besieged by Rising Hasbro Prices!

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    I dunno... I'm kind of enjoying the conversation! :D 
    :lolol 

    And you said this conversation was going nowhere, Tigatron! :D 

    You know what's going to actually KILL TFs? The day a 3P makes a successful cartoon to go with their product. Because the TF market is starving for a proper, adult version of their favorite brand, and Hasbro is NOT the company to bring that. It's been 35 years or so, right?

    It's a matter of time. Eventually, a 3P will come along with the right connections to a media company that will make a better program. It won't have Optimus or Megatron (man-tears flow like mad! :cry ), but it could evolve the Transforming toy concept properly. Because Hasbro will continue to re-invent the brand (for children) every few years, with middling success. Hasbro TFs are more likely to evolve into strictly media concepts (as Hasbro evolves into a media corporation that does not sell toys). That's how I see it. :) 
     
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  8. Primal Sabbath

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    Well i mean.... We got that Siege series coming to netflix soon-ish.
    TFP wasn't that long ago either and it was pretty mature as far as "content adults want to follow, too".
    I wouldn't count them out of the toy making game. What I would like to see more from 3p is new original characters that can interact with what we already have.
    Anyway. Day 4967 of no G2 Sideswipe preordeds. Starting to shake profusely. ;) 
    Been a long time since I've been excited for a mainline release :) 
     
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    not a problem, happened to stumble on to it this morning and figured id share :) 

    same, plus set email notifications for when its available. unfortunately couldnt find skywarp yet
     
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  14. tigatron2002

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    heres hoping, tried to find skywarp as well but no such luck just yet
     
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    Well this is a U.S link, It isn't The U.S link. This is the UK Global store link, it's actually the way the community found out about the UK pre-orders. So be warned if you add this to your wish list and when it restocks it will not be from amazon U.S most likely, but from Amazon UK.

    When Amazon U.S puts their actual listing up it will most likely have a completely different link.

    Explanation:
    This ASIN is attached to a EAN (european article number) so this link is really only good for Amazon UK, DE, FR, etc... When amazon U.S puts theirs up. It will have a different ASIN attached to a UPC with a new link, good for Amazon U.S, CA, and AU.

    This is the reason people were seeing the set on amazon U.S for $69.99 plus shipping on the U.S site earlier in the week. It was because it was the being sold by the Amazon UK global store.

    Example:

    UK global store listing for WFC Ironhide on the U.S site
    https://www.amazon.com/Transformers...words=Tra+wfc&qid=1559575695&s=gateway&sr=8-4

    Actual U.S link
    https://www.amazon.com/Transformers...ords=Ironhide&qid=1559575756&s=gateway&sr=8-1
     
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    Good to know
     
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  18. Dinobot Snarl

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    And now I have my seeker solution.
    I'll be getting Skywarp. No silly Smirk on this guy!

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    I will never get over her lemon-lime chiffon-ness. Also, G2 Swipe reminds me of Wild Rider a little.
     
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    Venixion Member of the notorious Pew-Pew Posse

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    He's severely constipated and about to flush 10 years of memories down the crapper. He's so not okay.
     
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