Siege WFC-S63 35th Anniversary Soundblaster

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  1. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    You'll want to read WFC Siege Soundwave as Soundblaster and Soundwave are, as always, virtually identical. As such there's not really a lot that can be said to review such a toy apart from to concentrate on the changes.

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    Colour swaps: blue becomes black and a the lightpipe yellow becomes a lovely orangey red that catches the light even better than Soundwave's already suoerb lightpipe did.

    Functionally the only change here is the tape drawer, which now protrudes out from the chest:

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    One tape fits into the cavity in the enlarged tape drawer and a second slots in behind it. It's been a while since I owned an original Soundblaster, but IIRC he stores his tapes in a similar manner.

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    The only problem is there's just two tapes out at the moment and I now have chest space between them for THREE!

    I forgot to take pictures of the space brick mode but, let's face it, he's going to be in robot mode for most of us.

    The Spaceship mode kind of reminds me of a blocky version of Titans Return Alpha Trion, who I liked, But I just can't get enthusiastic about this.

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  2. ultramagnus1

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    Looking good. Not sure ill get him but a good looking figure.

    Does this mean soundwave will die and be rebuilt as soundblsster in the comic
     
  3. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I've never liked the thicker tape deck door gimmick...it just looks ugly to me.
     
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  4. iacon45

    iacon45 Missing: One Custom Title

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    Great pics!

    I'm not a fan either. To be honest, I didn't even know Siege Soundblaster was going to have an expanded door slot. But aside from that the mold does look pretty good with the black and the red light piping. He's not as high a priority as say 35th Anniversary so I didn't bother to pre-order it at Walmart.com but if I see him in the store, I might pick him up if there is nothing of higher priority released at the time.
     
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  5. RetrogradeMercury

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    I didn’t mind it much on Soundwave, but here I wish the scratches on the chest were removed. It distracts from the transparent red plastic.
     
  6. DrTraveler

    DrTraveler Wheeljack, Wheeljack, Wheeljack

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    Wit, can he fit two or three tapes? How many can Soundwave hold?
     
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    He means to say between Soundwave and Soundblaster he can store 3 tapes at one. 1 in Soundwave and 2 in Soundblaster.
     
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  8. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    I've clarified that
     
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  9. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    Does he not come with the extra band gun?
     
  10. Predakwon

    Predakwon ...Green Lantern's light!

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    can't wait.....for Walmart.com to bring down the price again.

    Then I shall get this guy.

    Soundblaster was a white whale for me back in my G1 hunting days....
     
  11. Venixion

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    Arghh! He looks so coool! And his eyes look really angry too which cracks me up.
     
  12. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    The grey one? yes, it's one his back in the robot mode pictures and mounted on the side of the vehicle which is obscured in the rear views
     
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    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    Oh yeah I see it now. Thank you for clearing that up!
     
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    Got Soundblaster, the color scheme works really well with the battle damage, much better than Soundwave's (I don't own Soundwave, just going off pics & seeing him in-store). And that light piping is incredible.

    I feel this toy's biggest fault is the lack of ports in alt-mode. You have a guy who carries his own personal army around with him, who as part of the Siege gimmick turns into shields, & they can't even shield him? Pretty big design flaw imo.

    Speaking of his little buddies, what is the proper way to get them in his chest? It's a really tight fit. Am I missing something? Is there a certain order that works better? Afraid of breaking the door.
     
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  15. Depthcharge

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    Just opened mine up and after transforming him I discovered that the panels which fold out of his legs and become the very front of his spaceship mode are wrong. Mine has two left panels instead of a left and a right, so the front of the ship doesn't close up right and while it's initially very hard to tell that there's a slide angle to the front normally, you can really tell when the angle is wrong on one side.

    Anybody else have the same problem and does anyone possibly have 2 right side panels?
     
  16. PrimalFury

    PrimalFury The Chosen One

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    Thanks for sharing, any mold degradation that you can tell? Do the arms peg in ok? I know on Soundwave that was an issue for some
     
  17. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    Never noticed an issue with him feeling different to Soundwave or any problems with either toy
     
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  18. GavynN.X.

    GavynN.X. I want AM thundercracker

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    I am going to put toyhax black chest sticker over the stupid weathered chest. Hope it pops
     
  19. ex dtw2003

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    The colors really pop here. I’m going to pass myself as I don’t need two of this mold and I don’t have any affinity for the character, but he definitely pops IMHO.
     
  20. Depthcharge

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    Ok so here's the update that I promised.

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    This is how it looks when both front pieces are the same.

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    And here's another way to tell when things are wrong. Compare the molded detail along the top edge of that front piece. The piece on the left in this image is correct while the piece on the right is incorrect.