Siege Rainmakers in-package and found at US retail.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Chaos Convoy, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. ca12nag3

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    Full price for floppy mess and no paint! Just as fans like it! Just so they can own a figure that is obscure and no background whatsoever that is a blatant money grab.
     
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  2. ca12nag3

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    It kinda bugs me... knowing that Thundercracker sometimes "with obvious anime errors" looks too similar in the show.
     
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  3. Knightsword

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    It honestly depends on the monitor and tv's color settings, but for many of us he's more orange than yellow. So ehobby really didn't screw his colors up.
     
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    Acid Rain? Expected.

    But Ion Storm and Nova Storm? Unexpected.
     
     
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    *looks at these
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    *looks at them
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    *looks up comments saying they are too plain

    Seriously? They are exactly like the cartoon. It's not like there's any other media to base them off of...
     
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  6. G.B. Blackrock

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    Part of the problem here is that the back of the box isn't the same as the figures themselves. Specifically, the red stripe on the wings seems to have been replaced by a dark one (apparently same color as other paint apps).
     
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    Eh. That's kind of being nitpicky, IMO, when the rest of the deco is 95% spot on.
     
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    We do not. However, if we hope for separate wing toolings for each of the Seekers, we should expect each tooling to get re-used. Ramjet's tooling can be used for Sandstorm (G2) and Ramjet (G2). Nacelle uses the Thrust tooling. I'm going to guess, just based on all this, that Wheezing Arrow (or whoever - there will be more Seekers) looks like Dirge.
     
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    :jawdropper:  OMGS they're beautiful! Want want want!
     
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  10. T-Hybrid

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    What if all of the Seeker reuses are building up funds to compensate for the hit they'll take doing a bit of extra tooling to give Coneheads their unique wings.

    Especially since the jet mold we have today is a folded up robot wearing a jet on its back. They could easily reuse that for Coneheads, Windblade, and Slipstream to cut costs as needed to fit everyone in. Fold up a new robot mold and have a multitude of new shells to slip over them.
     
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  12. G.B. Blackrock

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    FWIW, it's not really a problem for me, personally. The stripe color could be more accurate, but these ARE supposed to be fairly bland, and I'm more for accuracy than anything else.

    The weathering (NOT an accurate detail!) bothers me far more.
     
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  13. Obsidian X

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    Hey Hasbro! That midriff is not supposed to be light grey/white! Needs to be more monochrome! ;) 

    Nah, it's fine. A shame the red detail on the wings are gone - guess I might add it myself when I get these - cuz come hell or high water these will be mine.
     
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    Usually in Shattered Glass, the character just has their colour scheme changed. Plus if you put G1 Sandstorm's colour scheme on a Seeker, it'll look very like Sunstorm.

    Of course there is some fiction that suggest G2 Decepticon Smokescreen is the G1 Autobot having defected so it's possible G2 Sandstorm could be similarly treated.
     
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    I’m not saying to put G1 Sandstorm’s color scheme on a seeker. I’m saying to repurpose Battle Gaia Sandstorm and the unreleased concept art of seeker Sandstorm as Shattered Glass Sandstorm. Basically just because their names are Sandstorm and they’re Decepticons.

    I want Hasbro to repaint Titans Return Blitzwing as Battle Gaia Sandstorm and seeker Sandstorm.
     
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    To be fair, Early Shattered Glass also tends to use Unicron Trilogy toys to represent their Mirrorversed G1 counterparts, along with using unused ideas, Like SG Sideswipe being based on the unreleased Universe Drench toy with a few color alterations.
     
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    Well, now Ion Storm just looks like Thundercracker.
     
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    It kills me that there are no Conehead Seekers yet.
     
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    You know what's funny? I was concerned that there wasn't enough to differentiate Ion Storm and TC. (Keep in mind, I personally haven't paid too much attention to the voyagers until CH Megs and Redwing)

    I think I might have to fold and grab TC and SS as well, considering how Red Wing is tons of fun to mess with, as well as Skywarp within my radar for the Battlemasters.

    Downside: I need to repurpose the FOC seekers since THEY were my main 3.
     
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  20. Kaynowa

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    Yes, they're just like the cartoon, but to me, that's ugly. Black on the biceps and thighs to break the body up would've been all I wanted to not need shades to just look at them
     
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