War for Cybertron: Siege Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by barry, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Cosmoglide

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    it's funny because in your review, you talk about how ugly Spartan's tank mode is, but then I get to the picture and it's as awesome as I remember. The Hasbro alt mode is essentially the budget version of Impactor's IDW alt mode. It looks great, to be sure, but the design influence is clear when you see them side by side.

    To each his own, of course, but Spartan remains one of my favorite toys, third party or otherwise. If you find his transformation lacking, I'd stay far away from Calidus. haha.
     
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  2. gbm

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    hmmmmm, to Ebay or not to Ebay.... lol
     
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  3. barry

    barry Like a Kind of Matador

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    Someone over in the Uk thread (hi @mark_h ) pointed out that Spartan's alt mode is based on one of the tank's from 'Metal Slug', which I know nothing about but nonetheless made me appreciate the alt mode more.

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    And I'm always glad when somebody likes someone that I've not been a fan of. Vive le difference always!

    Duly noted on Calidus. I'm giving that a wide steer!
     
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    Don't bother with Ebay if you can avoid it. The prices will come down. I put my name on the waitlist for these on the Chosen Prime.
     
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  5. Cosmoglide

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    haha. i love Calidus but his alt mode is gappy as heck. his bot mode is primo, though.

    i forgot about Impactor's alt mode being Metal Slug inspired! Probably because I have little more than a passing knowledge of those games, myself.
     
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  6. Chareos

    Chareos The last in line

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    Off-topic, but does the waitlist on TCP ever pan out? I've put myself on waitlist for a couple of things, but don't know its success rate.
     
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    This is one of the worst reviews I'v ever seen. I'm really not sure if it was a tor review or a guy showing off how harry his arms are.
     
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  8. gbm

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    UUUUUGH I'm tired of "reviewers" showing items incorrectly!!!
    In bot mode, he has the Ape head just dragging along the backside, like a head coming out of his arse! lol
    It's meant to be folded up into the hollow nosecone space; just like it is in jet mode.

    Come on already!!!
     
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    I noticed that. It made me think that some of the figure’s awkwardness is caused by the fact that it’s mistransformed. At one point he states you just rest a pair of tabs on top of the nearby back piece for ape mode. I can’t believe that. There has to be somewhere you plug the tabs in to anchor the back, which I bet will solve the problem of his ape head section not locking in.
     
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    If you haven't played Metal Slug, you really should. Easily one of the best Neo-Geo games and brings back memories of the Contra series.
     
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    I've been notified about stuff coming back in stock, so it does indeed work.
     
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    EXACTLY - that was my issue a page or two back. You can't tell me we've gotten all these awesome figures for Siege that have locked together so well, with not one wobbly one I can think of and they drop the ball that hard this late in the line. It just doesn't make sense and is pushing even my willing suspension of disbelief past the breaking point.
     
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    All the in hand pics of Autobot Impactor have me super torn on which version I want now. I originally was going to pass on the character all together but was sold when I saw the IDW head on the Decepticon version. Now seeing how good the Autobot version looks, I might have to get both.:eek: 
     
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    ..... How odd. Oh well, still would have loved that IDW head but glad to have the figure nonetheless (juuust couldn't afford MMC's Spartan right now:D ).
     
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    Luckily I have Misfire. But Blowpipe also didn't show up in any of my local stores. As well as the entire first wave.
     
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    Am I the only one likes the mainline retail head on Impactor?

    I can imagine someone asking him " Howd you get those scars, tough guy? Eating "pineapple"?
     
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    Yes. Please seek the services of a good optometrist.
     
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    Thingiverse has a free gap filler for him as well. Look, I'm just nitpicking really, it's a handsome bonce, just not the angry broody one I came to love from IDW.

    Also - minor custom WIP