War for Cybertron: Siege Appreciation Thread

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

  1. barry

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    I would totally not begrudge or interrogate anyone that liked PotP screamer better and, seeing as I'm passing on Siege Jetfire as he doesn't fit my shelf-cannon and just sticking with the T:30 version, I have nothing but respect for head cannon.

    I mean, PotP Screamer still make me cringe personally and I doubt I'd ever change my mind about that, but I'm glad that someone digs him.
     
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    Best way to headcanon POTP Starscream would be that it is his Combiner form, from the Machinama... I actually bought doubles of the Dreadwind duo to be his limbs,sSo at least it isn't completely irrelevant now, and my Classics Seekers can be alt mode representations in my display.

    Has anyone else noticed that a lot of the weapons in Siege are NOT blatantly hollow with detailing inside? Examples of hollow ones would be Ultra Magnus Magnums (yes that is what I am calling them), Optimus's Ion Rifle, and Ironhide's hammer launcher. But if you look at the above photo of POTP and Siege Starscream side-by-side, you can easily see how Siege's Null Rays are actually very solid, while POTP's are basically thin wafers with raised detailing. I personally appreciate weapons that are not blatantly hollow to save plastic, something that became more prevalent as the Prime Wars Trilogy progressed. I already miss the days of Generations missile launching weapons (yes, I loved that gimmick), and I still think that Gen 30 Springer's weapons are some of the best accessories we have seen. Also, honorable mentions to the WFC/FOC weapons, Sideswipe's Pathblaster in particular.
     
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    Siege Starscream's cannons are actually cast in two parts, so they have some substance to them.

    I personally can't enjoy Magnus' black cannons, and it's one of the many reasons I'm skipping the Cybertron version of Prime. Those giant hollow boxes really look bad.

    On the other side of it, all the weapons for the Deluxes and Voyagers are fantastic for build quality, aside from the aforementioned few.
     
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    Yes, I saw that, but they still aren't noticibly hollow. I hope that HasTak will do this more often instead of what we have been getting. I also agree on Magnus Magnums. The 1 sided hollowness just ruins an otherwise awesome design. You can pose him at an angle for photos where you can't see, but for display, I just leave them on his hips, hiding that gaping emptiness.
     
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    But no one cares about movieverse gears ...
     
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    The black guns from Leader Magnus and Prime remind me a bit of Construct-Bot parts.
     
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    You guys think after Omega Supreme, instead of doing Scorponok, Hasbro will make WFC versions of the already released combiners at Devastator/Predaking height? Would solve the "Jetfire is almost as tall as combiners" thing.
     
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    Highly doubtful
     
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    With Three parts to this story arc / toyline, I cant see how hasbro cannot redo the combiners to fill out the line at some point. I fully expect to see them coming back at some point
     
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    superion, defensor, bruticus, menasor, computron and abominus would have to be done, which would take a minimum of 6 years to do, plus the individual members would be out of scale. at titan combiner size they wouldnt be filling out a line, they would be taking up the single titan spot per year
     
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    I would imagine Scorponok is next on the list, and then probably Sky Lynx. What I really would like to see is some re-releases, starting with Metroplex. They could milk the molds further, and keep the Titans relevant for those who started collecting after HasTak started making them.... Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part though as I missed out on Metroplex, I don't want to pay aftermarket prices, and frankly the Takara version with its chromed face and high import price just don't work for me.
     
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    Yep. POTP Starscream is so bad I abandoned it in a park after receiving siege Starscream.lol.
     
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    Megatron with his creation
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    Been asking 3agesup for my wave 2 order for weeks since theyre pretty much available everywhere including amazon for a while. Told them it didnt bother me but i needed it for this sathurday for my son's birthday. They have now the leaders and voyagers in stock, the megatron selects and the cassettes i had bought but dont have the deluxes yet so i told them screw it ship everything you have i really need it for my sons birthday.

    Well the order without the deluxes came 20$ short from 200$ and free shipping so they billed me the shipping, cant believe it lol

    After all this fiasco they still go ahead and bill me the shipping and I now wont even receive it in time for my son's birthday after asking it for weeks.

    I just canceled my deluxes and every preorder i had from them (all wave 3, 4, omega, jetfire etc..) Freaking ridiculous.

    Now whats the best place to preorder in canada? Amazon i suppose?
     
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    I'm expecting Sky Lynx to be a Commander class figure, not a Titan class figure.
     
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    Since Siege is loosely based on G1, and in G1 the combiners were all built after the Transformers arrived on earth (unless you count the plot hole with Devastator). While Siege isn't fully G1, I would imagine Hasbro will stay away from combiners for this line. Or maybe they might introduce new pre-earth combiners.
     
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