Siege Rainmakers in-package and found at US retail.

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  1. BBJazz

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    Damn that was me, I heard somewhere they were only making six this year. In my defense however, the packaging of these rainmakers doesn't look like Selects packaging.
     
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    Sunstorm and Nova Storm are two different characters even though they look very similar.

    In terms of this announcement, I am looking forward to trying to pick one up when I can. They will be a nice addition to my seeker collection. ymca_seeker_style_by_cascadiasci_dbizna0-fullview.jpg
     
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  3. Fenrys

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    ehobby toy yes, toon he was darker yellow and white
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    minimum of 6 selects, no upper limit and yea these arent selects anyway
     
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    If they made the G2 Seekers and Actionmaster Thundercracker, I'd like them to go the route of Siege's G2 Sideswipe and make them new characters. I'd be quite happy to see G2 Ramjet renamed as Slipstream and G2 Starscream as Blitzwing.

    What's going on? Next it'll be dogs and cats living together. Mass Hysteria!!

    Is it wrong that I think those names should be on repaints of a Bumblebee mold?

    Like the Seekers in the Bumblebee movie which had me pull out my Armada and Cybertron deluxe Seekers to be led by Siege Starscream.

    A Seeker can't have a Triple Changer's name...cough Blitzwing cough. (By the way, I love G1 and had no problem with the Seeker in Bumblebee being called Blitzwing.) As I type this I remember Starscream and Blitzwing have shared a mold, those double dealers...

    I was just thinking to myself yesterday that Siege Starscream has been my favourite new mold of 2019 so when I saw this news this morning I was ecstatic.

    I was sceptical about Starscream before I bought him but Primus it didn't take long for him to win me over. A fantastic mold. I fully intend to pick up the Rainmakers, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Red Wing and any other repaint this mold gets.

    I'd love to see it get a new head and be painted as Actionmaster Skyfall and G2 Tornado. A few head retools. Give us Windsweeper, Needlenose, Whisper, Groundshaker, Stormcloud and Skyhopper.

    In fact, I'd love to see another set based on the Collector's Club comic where they used the CHUG Seeker model for Hooligan, Hellbat and Gaihawk. Slag it, give us TFCC Leozack and Skyquake too. Oh and Jhiaxus and the good Starscream that could have been from the IDW comics.

    Now for the controversy, if we get the Coneheads, I don't want them to be Coneheads, just normal headed Seekers as the G1 toys were intended.

    Judging by this thread, most of us have been saving for a Rainy day...

    P.S. if the chest is still detachable, the people who aren't happy with the colour schemes could try swapping them around.
     
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  5. BBJazz

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    Yeah I may have misinterpreted that
     
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    yea, the 6 selects figures was only because we knew the first 2 and 6th figures, nothing ever said they wouldnt go past 6 :) 
     
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    I mean, this mold is hot garbage, but it looks decent enough in robot mode despite the entire alt mode hanging off it's back that the idea of having a set of true, first party Rainmakers for display is probably too tempting. Hopefully with these simplistic paint jobs and the replicated mold getting it's 5th, 6th and 7th release the MSRP is a tad lower then 3x$30. $75 would be about right.
    (remember when major retail exclusives used to be less then their individual components, since they are buying them in bulk and you are using less packaging? i do...)

    If it's $100 Hasbro can suck it.
     
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    Ooooh i'd consider buying that trio if Hasbro packed them with some appropriate Battlemasters.
     
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    a flame thrower battlemaster would be pretty hot (see what i did there :p )
     
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    The deco on these three is so unimaginative. Yes, I know this is how they appeared in the cartoon, but I still think it would've been nice to see some complementary color choices used.
     
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    Just a bit.

    But I'm totally serious. You've got a flamethrower, a shotgun, and Sunstorm is either using his null rays or holding a gun funny. Would lend itself to fun marketing by being able to advertise them in the same pose as the Wiki screencap (and I'm pretty sure Hasbro is aware of it)
     
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    I'm not that fond of these decos. I'm also not very good at digi-bashing but here is my attempt to fix the colour schemes with minimal changes

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    It looks pretty real but at the same time it could be fake beacuse it cam out of knowhere
     
     
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    its not fake, first the phamduc leak and now this? nope its legit
     
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    @tigatron2002 Sunstorm Is Actually Orange, Even Though Some People Call Him Yellow....
     
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    Sunstorm is usually mostly yellow in fiction, but with a bit of orange and white in a different color layout.
     
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    is he really though? or did ehobby screw up the colors? because hes had more figures that are yellow with orange accents than he has had orange figures
    800px-MPtoy-Sunstorm.jpg 800px-TRU-Masterpiece-Sunstorm.jpg TitaniumSeries-Sunstorm.jpg
    plus the appearance in the show is a dark yellow
     
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  18. G.B. Blackrock

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    See, my thought is, if they didn't have the weathering, they might have had more paint budget for something else.
     
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    I like to imagine he is the same character as Battle Gaia Sandstorm and has a repaint of Blitzwing to resemble both his alternate modes.
     
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    These small changes make all the difference.
     
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