War for Cybertron: Earthrise Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Purple Heart, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette Ironically didn't own a yellow-colored Corvette

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    My local hobby store put up some miscellaneous TF figures on sale online (Probably an online clearance sale for preparation of stocking some upcoming figures) with a huge discount, including ER Optimus Prime here....

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    Instead of the MSRP price, I got mine for a heavily discounted price of only MYR 136 (Around USD 33). After opened mine up and messing around with it for a bit.... I glad that I picked one up for such a price, but paying the full MSRP price for what this entire package offers? No way.

    As from someone who owned both Siege and SS-38 Optimus Prime..... ER Optimus Prime was both better and worse than them. The OP figure itself is perfectly fine (And the inclusions of gimmicks like the opening Matric chest chamber is a nice addition) with good possability and look, but there are enough small pet peeves with this figure that makes me not completely prefer this ne over either Siege or SS-38 Optimus Prime.

    The trailer itself..... it's hard to deny that the trailer itself was probably the weak link of this entire package. It does its bare minimum job as a trailer, but that's about it.

    ER Optimus Prime's trailer lacks paint, too small to fit most ER deluxe figures, only does the barest minimum when it comes to features and it's undoubtful the weak link of the entire package of ER Optimus Prime; Especially when you consider that SS-44 DOTM Optimus Prime also features more weapons and a trailer that can at least transforms into both a weapon storage rack and a jetpack for Optimus, ER Optimus's trailer seems very phoned in by comparison.

    I don't hate this figure, and there are some cool stuffs with this figure that I like..... but paying the full MSRP price for everything this figure offers does feels like a stretch.
     
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  2. Preach Starscream

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    I find it so odd that is nowadays seen as a negative. Isn't that what we're paying for? For figures and accessories to do their job?

    The only way it should be a negative is if it didn't do its job.
     
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    I can take absolutely zero credit for this amazing Skorp configuration, as I saw it on FB (apologies I don't recall the creator) but WOW it's awesome!

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  4. YellowCorvette

    YellowCorvette Ironically didn't own a yellow-colored Corvette

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    TBF, I don't dislike ER Optimus Prime at all. The OP figure itself is fine, has some good features and was probably one of the best mainline Optimus figure we would ever got in a while.

    But for the intended MSRP price point, I just think the trailer was lacking and could've been a lot better; Especially when having the trailer in-hand, the trailer just feels small.
     
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  6. Mardroid

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    I think YellowCorvette means it does the bare minimum to get the job done. It would have been nice to have a trailer a bit larger with more of the blue console stuff and roller. Like the G1 basically.

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    Edit- as they explained themselves above. I started this waffle post before they posted that.
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    Personally I really liked ER Optimus. The main figure itself is smashing, possibly my favourite Optimus Prime figure aside from MP-10*, and I think I prefer the smaller scale of ER. While I’d have liked a bit more from the trailer, it was fine. (Of course if I didn’t have MP-10, maybe the smaller size and lack of features would bother me more.) And they did do something that even the MP-10 didn’t do by making the trailers fold up robot (what is I actually called?) detachable so you can fit it on Prime’s back like a separate automated weapons platform. It looks a bit silly, but it’s a nice feature.

    *I own three Optimus Primes; MP-10, Siege and Earthrise. I actually like them all in different ways, so picking a favourite isn’t easy. MP-10 has a nice big size and all the features. ER robot is an almost perfect voyager sized rendition, close, but possibly improving on the original G1 toy. (Blasphemy?) Siege has a great different, yet pretty faithful look from the front (back looks weird) and has the better looking weapons, I think. A more alien looking cybertronian vehicle mode may have been nicer, but they may have had to change the sculpt more dramatically for that, and I think they wanted him identifiable in robot mode with the G1. I guess the Siege Leader Ultra Magnus retooled version works in providing a more alternate cybertronian look, both cab-bot and armoured up, but his vehicle looks a bit too much like a fire engine for me. I regret not picking it up a bit, though. He’s not G1 at all but he has an interesting look.
     
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    ER Starscream isn't quite as much fun to fiddle with as Siege Starscream, but he certainly is a good looking bot in borh modes.

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  10. gbm

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    Well done @Robots78, I'll be picking up a set for Ratchet for sure!
    Thank you again. He looks sooooooo much more appropriate for an ER Ironhide now.

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    I'm a bit disappointed in Sunstreaker - the mis-matched yellows are one thing, but he's also woefully under-accessorized. No gun, no missiles (or even a missile-hand, like what trailbreaker comes with), and no spoiler. There's even a place to attach the spoiler, and yet, still doesn't come with it. It's almost as if Hasbro said "Nah, it's too much, take the spoiler out."
     
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    I didn't have time for pictures but I just got Skorponok and I gotta say, he's pretty awesome. Only got to transform him to each mode once but I can see myself enjoying him a lot in the future.
     
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    For anyone who missed out on Wave 2 at retail as Wave 3 randomly appeared. Aldi's are getting a case or two! (Screen, Arcee, Airwave, Allicon)
     
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    It seemed a little goofy to me, but iirc, you can take off his engine block and it splits into two ... um... "guns" I gave him a real one from another ER carbot, but I have some stuff coming today from nonnef that will remedy the situation :D 
     
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    My retailer got the Allicon for 16,99€, I took two :D . Awesome figures.

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    Got him!! What a cool mold. Shocking how compact that car mode gets—he even fits in the Earthrise trailer! Excited to mess with this and get him posed with the boys later.
     

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