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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Sledge » Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:28 am

This has been on my list of "I must get one" for so long. :( One day, one day...
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Nickolai » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:15 am

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Ah, Skowl, you forgot one of the best points about Cannonball - he comes in a 2 pack with Downshift, making it perhaps the best value for money 2-pack ever made.
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby olokin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:49 am

This is a great figure! Very useful in keeping up with the hidden gems of the 25 years of the Transformers line. Wicked first review too. Will this be weekly or monthly?
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Skowl » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:30 am

olokin wrote:This is a great figure! Very useful in keeping up with the hidden gems of the 25 years of the Transformers line. Wicked first review too. Will this be weekly or monthly?


Hopefully weekly. We couldn't do it on a monthly basis since that would mean we could only do 12 reviews in a year, and there are more great figures than that! We got 25 years worth to cover!
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:00 am

Nickolai wrote:Ah, Skowl, you forgot one of the best points about Cannonball - he comes in a 2 pack with Downshift, making it perhaps the best value for money 2-pack ever made.


Yup, and you can still get that 2-pack for a fair price on eBay. I got it just recently for $20, including shipping! And Downshift is even cooler than Cannonball, IMO! So, yeah, it probably is one the best TF 2-packs ever.
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Skowl » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:09 am

GuyIncognito wrote:
Nickolai wrote:Ah, Skowl, you forgot one of the best points about Cannonball - he comes in a 2 pack with Downshift, making it perhaps the best value for money 2-pack ever made.


Yup, and you can still get that 2-pack for a fair price on eBay. I got it just recently for $20, including shipping! And Downshift is even cooler than Cannonball, IMO! So, yeah, it probably is one the best TF 2-packs ever.


For the record, I was not even aware that two-pack even existed. Most of those value packs were never released in Canada, so I never got to see them in stores. But yeah, it's great added value, especially since Downshift is also a brilliant figure.
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby dragons » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:36 am

cannonball i dont like to much suv pirate with lights i undestand the lights on his vehical mode have to do with anything ma look better if they took the lights off.

eye patch i took it as a two face thing going on there he look like his face was half burned or damaged

crankcase right now is the only rpaint i like so far detail bio everyything he looks like red alert evil twin with differnt colors.
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Overcracker » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:00 pm

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While I liked Red alert, I simply don't think the Mold is that good.
It does have its good points mostly his little accessories, I still think the execution could have been a lot better.

With that said, I think the Cannonball deco is really original, and really makes the mold completely different from Red Alert. But I don't particularly like it.

But as someone already said I think Crankcase is a better repaint.
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Kryptikore » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:18 pm

It took me awhile to pick up Cannonball and as soon as I got and opened it I fell in love with it. I like the way Cannonball transforms because it's so unique. The color scheme really brings out the detail of the figure unlike Red Alert. It does lack some movment, but all and all still a great figure!
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby 8 bit » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:11 pm

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Skowl wrote:Hopefully weekly. We couldn't do it on a monthly basis since that would mean we could only do 12 reviews in a year, and there are more great figures than that! We got 25 years worth to cover!

This is exciting stuff! Can't wait to see who's next!
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Psychomud » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:24 pm

I could not agree more! This figure is a TRUE buried treasure!!!!

My fiancee nabbed him for me as a gift. I never even knew he existed. In fact when I first saw him as she gave me the gift I thought "meh, well it's one figure I do not currently have."

Then I opened up the packaging - from there on out I was sold - hands down a really FUN figure that a lot of folks passed on! I am amazed and grateful I got this one - cannonball is SO fun! Yet so underrated! :mrgreen:
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Riotflea » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:09 am

I'm so going to get these two on eBay, then swap out the ugly tan/gold on Cannonball with the darker colors from Red Alert.

...Then I'll... ...I dunno', stick firecrackers all over Red Alert's body lol.

EDIT: Oh, oh, and THEN I have to get the other repaint of him, Crankcase... just for the cool, trans-purple Decepticon planet key!

I can give Crankcase Cannonball's gold parts, Crankcase giving his blue arms and silver legs to Red Alert who... once again winds up with firecrackers on him.

Oh well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad...
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Ravage XK » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:06 am

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This review prompted me to open my Cannonball and have a look.

Glad I did, it is a good little figure with an interesting transformation and a good look. Nice and stable and the feet are pretty adaptive to allow a number of different action poses. My only gripe is the head showing in alt mode.
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Psychomud » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:48 pm

Ravage XK wrote:This review prompted me to open my Cannonball and have a look.

Glad I did, it is a good little figure with an interesting transformation and a good look. Nice and stable and the feet are pretty adaptive to allow a number of different action poses. My only gripe is the head showing in alt mode.


Fantastic! Didn't know what you were missing right? That fig is awesome! ;-)


As for the head in alt-mode - it can be seen via the wide front window right? Personnally, I love it when the toy developers set them up like that. I know a lot of folks don't like that, but I think it's fun - and funny. ;-)
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Valandar » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:34 pm

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Psychomud wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:This review prompted me to open my Cannonball and have a look.

Glad I did, it is a good little figure with an interesting transformation and a good look. Nice and stable and the feet are pretty adaptive to allow a number of different action poses. My only gripe is the head showing in alt mode.


Fantastic! Didn't know what you were missing right? That fig is awesome! ;-)


As for the head in alt-mode - it can be seen via the wide front window right? Personnally, I love it when the toy developers set them up like that. I know a lot of folks don't like that, but I think it's fun - and funny. ;-)


Nope - the top half of the head is clearly visible between the 'alarm lights'.
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:08 pm

There's a Cannonball vs Downshift up on eBay for cheap:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0363311481
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:15 pm

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Valandar wrote:
Psychomud wrote:
Ravage XK wrote:This review prompted me to open my Cannonball and have a look.

Glad I did, it is a good little figure with an interesting transformation and a good look. Nice and stable and the feet are pretty adaptive to allow a number of different action poses. My only gripe is the head showing in alt mode.


Fantastic! Didn't know what you were missing right? That fig is awesome! ;-)


As for the head in alt-mode - it can be seen via the wide front window right? Personnally, I love it when the toy developers set them up like that. I know a lot of folks don't like that, but I think it's fun - and funny. ;-)


Nope - the top half of the head is clearly visible between the 'alarm lights'.


But the face is obsured inside the car, making the top half of the head nothing more than a rigging for the lights on the side of his head.

It's pretty non-offensive.
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby goshjosh95 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:36 pm

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I never really got into the Cybertron series before, but based on the recommendations I picked up Cannonball on eBay for $5 (new!). After getting a chance to fiddle with it in person, I'm totally in love with the vehicle and robot modes! Great paint scheme and a fun, posable robot. I also decided to pick up Cybertron Downshift, based on some comments to this post as well; love that 70's muscle car alt mode and perfect paint scheme. Both are totally worth the money. Thanks for the great buried treasure review, and keep 'em coming!
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Re: Introducing Seibertron.com's "Buried Treasure Reviews"

Postby Cybertronian » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:18 am

1337W422102 wrote:The vehicle mode does nothing for me. It's an ugly riced-out SUV with crap sticking out the top.

Robot mode is terrible-looking. The 'eye patch' looks like a paint error and that shade of brownish-orange is literally nausea-inducing. Plus, it retains the limited poseability of Red Alert.

The figure is, at best, an 'I see what you did there' figure, and certainly not a WIN.

Riced-out? No, no... this is a royalty-proofed version of the Dodge Magnum. The taillights are only painted on the Crankcase version but the lower profile back end makes it obvious.

I will agree on the eye patch, and the yellow-ish brown is a bit weird.

I looked at the rear flashers on Red Alert, and I'm wondering if they were originally intended to be powerlink points. The air hole is the perfect diameter for a Mini-Con junction. If you broke the interior hole on one of your older ones, try installing the broken Mini here.
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