War for Cybertron: Earthrise Appreciation Thread

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

  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Earthrise Sky Lynx may just be the best Transformers toy I've handled in quite a long time. I've had him for about a week and I just can't put this toy down.

    I can't believe almost every joint outside the tail is ratcheted. I didn't even get floppy wings on mine! It's hilarious how much more detail and quality has compared to his rival POTP Predaking, whom I've already pitted him against, but of course Sky Lynx always was superior to those grubby Predacons. Half the size but twice the toy.

    Siege Jetfire was good, but he really just felt like a big Transformer toy without much fanfare (and a bucketload of useless accessories) which is fine, that's what Jetfire is, but Sky Lynx doesn't feel like he could've been anything but a Commander. His size is perfect, his transformation is perfect, the added base mode is a wonderful bonus and doesn't intrude on the design one bit (even enhancing the Lynx portion with ramps/doors for passengers) and the articulation is astounding. The wings, man, so many joints for any pose. It's almost like they over-articulated him just to have every possible base covered. Like each leg having double-jointed knees. Will I use them often? No. Will I use them at least ones for some kind of sitting pose? Absolutely, because the toy lets me. The freaking Lynx head, buried in a metal turtleneck, can swivel side to side. Not a lot, but it can, and that's amazing. I can't honestly think what articulation I'd add. Maybe a swivel on the base of the tail? I have no idea.

    This has made me positively giddy for Rodimus. I hope he's this quality.
     
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    It's going to be interesting.

    I don't have a clue how they'll manage making him as a commander.
     
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    Joburg Guy Tracks simp

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    They definately need to make it interesting enough and different enough from SS86 Hot Rod, or many collectors, like myself, won't consider it. I don't think of Rodimus as an 'essential' character despite his major role in the Sunbow/G1 fiction, a great Hot Rod meets my shelf needs, so a commander Rodimus has to bring a LOT to the table and not just a playset trailer (as some have suggested) although many others would like this.
     
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    Ratchet - "Come on Trailbreaker, stop being such a baby! We've all got to be inoculated! It's just a shot!"

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    That perspective wizardry makes me almost reconsider my stance on Warpath... Too bad I still know he's a smol boi. :D 
     
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    Such a great range of figure types we can get these days.
     
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    Just got Grapple! Late to the party, but he's pretty sweet! He looks good in both modes and the transformation isn't a pain the ass. :) 
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    Alt mode with the pegs barely pegged in. :p 
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    Master Builders! :D 
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    Cyclonus - "So what's your area of expertise again?"

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    well...sea of rust is kinda like a desert...
     
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    But Earth has plenty of deserts?

    Like it is the Earthrise Seeker mould, with an Earth jet mode.
     
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    Finally completed the Seeker trio!!! I'm so happy :) 
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    Still doesn't sound very sandy to me.
    If I see him built on Earth I'll buy that!
     
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  16. Revoticus

    Revoticus Still a Big Combaticon fan

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    Would be cool if Hasbro made a wolverine deco from it for their X-men crossover to go with the X jet.

    In the meantime...
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    Yes I'm pleased...
     
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    Gigawatt with Vector Prime
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    The power of Vector Prime make Gigawatt immune to time anomalies and/or paradoxes.
     
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  18. Revoticus

    Revoticus Still a Big Combaticon fan

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    Gigawatt has Optimus Prime's gun?
     
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    If I remember correctly Gigawatt’s gun resembles Optimus Prime’s but is Gigawatt’s own.
     
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  20. Revoticus

    Revoticus Still a Big Combaticon fan

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    Interesting and I just realized it looks like he transforms very similar to Siege Sideswipe.
     
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