Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by barry, Jul 17, 2018.
"I am inevitable."
Thanos x Omega Supreme Crossover
It's pretty obvious Prime is in production right now and this figure is off that production line, so I'd say it's more final than images taken months ago using a preproduction sample.
I think Fulcrum would’ve also made a cool toy in the Siege line, mostly just so that all the Scavengers would have toys.
I'm guessing you're referring to Rung, Astrotrain, and Spinister, but who's the last one of those? A Micromaster set?
So I have the Fan Vote 3-pack on the way, so I could get Decepticon Impactor and Holo Mirage... For those of you who have both versions of Impactor, Which one is the better one? Going by the pictures I've seen, I like the addition of the caution stripes on the Decepticon version but I only have the Autobot one in-hand so I can't make an accurate judgement yet.
Agreed about Red Wing. He's the best looking of the bunch by a fair margin. Second for me would be Starscream, followed by Skywarp.
I hope they milk the new mold just as much, because it's such an easy repaint to sell. I just hope the Siege purchases don't dissuade the Earthrise purchases made by the impatient Siege/G1 collectors who would have otherwise preferred the Earthrise mold.
Then again, they can rationalize some of the characters as the Siege mold, with the G1 guys as the Earthrise mold. I know I'm going to be okay with Hoist in Earthrise and Lift Ticket as the Generations mold just to differentiate the molds, as an example.
I'm having serious quality issues with Siege.
It's the only transformers line where I've had multiple breakages, pieces that don't stay connected and apparent factory errors.
Nightbird's black crotch area cover keeps falling off and the front part of her vehicle mode that folds under the back portion in bot mode broke since the connecting point is paper-clip thin. I'll buy a new one after the holidays.
Soundwave's gun/cannon has a piece that apparently wasn't glued and so it just falls off randomly.
My first Apeface's head was actually missing the connecting piece for the headmaster function. Second is fine. (I do wonder why they went with that type of white plastic for him, it doesn't seem nearly as solid as Starscream's so I constantly want to paint him)
Typical Starscream hinge issue, but I've got one without the problem now.
Ironhide's fold-down leg parts are so loose they just randomly fall off. Haven't managed to find a Ratchet yet since Walgreens with new exclusives in stock are a rarity but I'm already tempted to install a metal pin in place.
The extended magazine to Hound's gun won't stay in place where it should in alt mode.
My first Ultra Magnus' non-armor head wasn't attached. No idea what was going there but it was just floating in his chest.
I don't transform Megatron since he always feels like he's going to break during the transformation.
I love most of the designs but so far, Shockwave, Voyager Optimus, Sideswipe and the fixed Starscream are the only ones I have no real reservations towards. I just got Jetfire and he seems solid so far but I haven't even transformed him yet. I do like the Weaponizers though. I think they could've done more with them if they tailored them more towards upgrading bots rather than just being weapons. They really have the potential to be able to turn Deluxe-Voyager bots into something more like the new Leader class considering the leaders all have some form of armor/accessory that bulks them up.
I think my biggest like for Siege is being able to phase out some of the figures from the Combiner War trilogy. Optimus Maximus and Sky Reign in particular (and the bots that comprise them) never really had a decent spot in my collection and getting new figures for their component bots is a definite plus. I'm definitely looking forward to a new Sky Lynx figure around Jetfire's size/price point. Hopefully they'll do new Cyclonus and Galvatron figures.
Retool and repaints...
Rumble n Ratbat.
Some appreciation for Siege Ultra Magnus's inner core figure, or "Ultrion" as I like to call him:
It sounds like mostly rotten luck, I'm afraid.
Although 2 nights ago I got Apeface and as I pulled him outta the package his wing busted right off. But Super Glue seems to be holding strong so far!
I had the same clip issue with Hound's gun, so I just gave him a new gun. Lol
But I know how disappointing it is to spend money on this stuff and have these weird QC issues. It can really ruin the experience.
But have hope! Maybe your string of bad luck is over....?
For the most part I've liked the quality on Siege, with a few nitpicks, but those are a given.
Jetfire is definitely one of my favs, but even he has some noticeable nitpicks. But transform him and enjoy! Share some pics when you do, man.
Some new acquisitions on my yearly toy hunt!!!!
Ratchet - For a repaint / remold, it is absolutely amazing. The deco works perfectly imho. The weapon is cool, especially considering the wrench part. Works amazing for a CHUG iteration in Siege.
Mirage - I really enjoy the uniqueness. Possibly the Siege toy closest to G1 iteration. The setup, including the missile launchers, work really well. Also nice to be able to mount shoulder cannons on both shoulders. The new international packaging with the 8+ and bilingual text is meh. A slip was included in the box of only other languages, but otherwise no biggie.
Offroad Patrol Highjump and Powertrain - Who's Highjump? Which one is Powertrain? *checks box* The one I have transformed, cool. Highjump and Powertrain, just like Mirage, are extremely unique. I'm going to call Powertrain Orange Optimus. XD. Can't wait for Irontread and Ricon in the Micromaster 10 Pack that will inevitably be here soon.
Sports Car Patrol Blackjack and Hyperdrive - Yay! I got the correct Blackjack. A lot of people have a Blackjack that is a direct repaint of Swindler, but it's supposed to have a new head and chest design. Blackjack has a bit of poor QC in hip / legs area, but oh well. Hyperdrive is a pretty nice design, only other design it echoes would be Nightbeat. Like the choice of gray at the shins.
Came through in the clutch last night and managed to get the Battle Squad, Spy Patrol 2, and Sports Car Patrol with the Target B2G1 deal - plus another $1 off with the Redcard. (The Offroad Patrol would have been more ideal than the Sports Cars, but c'est la vie.)
Nice to see more photos of that one here. I've come to appreciate him as much as Siege OP. In fact, I actually like the torso better.
The more I think about it, it's kind of surprising that he isn't a white Optimus clone, given how heavily Siege draws from G1 (for robot modes, anyway).
Why am I hearing “Please put down your weapon. You have 15 seconds to comply.”
Need some opinions. Do you guys thing Siege Ratchet's body would be a good base to make a Siege Strongarm? I an thinking put the Rid head on it, paint some blue and black, and it would make a great figure. Thoughts?
I really like this deco for this mould.
This line has been nothing short of outstanding. Absolutely amazing. It has caused me to dump alot of my Classics and CW/TR/PotP figures because the quality and engineering are so much better on Siege.
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