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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:32 pm

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I think they did the smart move making those seekers a 2 pack. Siege had a retail Starscream and Thundercracker, if anything Earthrise should have had the retail Skywarp. Those 3 have come out enough that at least 1 and maybe 2 should be exclusive, they can make room for others.

I also say this as someone with no interest in the 2 pack or Screamer
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:45 pm

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I think the ER seekers could have been held on for the 3rd and final chapter of the current trilogy. Just so the Siege ones could be "digested" completely and making the next wave of seekers more desirable.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby adamage1 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:49 pm

Nemesis Primal wrote:...that being said, I'm also still annoyed that the ER Seeker mold is a thing not even a year after the excellent Siege one, let alone that I think it looks bad in every form we've seen it so far (not counting the mistransformed leaked Thrust, since we haven't really seen it in it's proper form), so this isn't an argument I actually have stake in.

I had much the same response.... until I had these figures in hand. They are far away the best “feeling” figures in the main line in a very long time. The plastic has a heft and feel unlike even the Siege line did. The joints are extremely stable and tight without being immovable, the paint is fantastic, and even the weapon “C.O.M.B.A.T.” ports are tighter than the tetrajet versions, which were rather loose on both Starscream and Thundercracker. The gaps in the sides of the abdomens are a bummer, but other than that they look phenomenal on the shelf, and they are definitely the best looking mainline seekers ever released.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Bombshell0001 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:50 pm

Any luck in the mid atlantic states ? Alos Target emailed me saying they were back in stock and a minute after the email still said not in stock . Really they fumbled this .
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby adamage1 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:56 pm

Bombshell0001 wrote:Any luck in the mid atlantic states ? Alos Target emailed me saying they were back in stock and a minute after the email still said not in stock . Really they fumbled this .

I found mine in the Midwest towards the end of last week, so I am not certain how the rest of the country is looking. Have you looked at Brickseek?
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ChrisRiss » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:05 pm

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Bombshell0001 wrote:Any luck in the mid atlantic states ? Alos Target emailed me saying they were back in stock and a minute after the email still said not in stock . Really they fumbled this .

In NC with no luck, been watching Target and Brickseek's websites. Yeah, I got two of those emails, and they were sold out instantly both times. Now they aren't shipping from Target's website at all it seems. Keeping up some hope that we will see them in stores soon.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Bombshell0001 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:07 pm

That is why it is stupid to have 2 major characters as an exclusive . Brickseek and the other one is all out of stock . I just emailed Hasbro about it too .
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:36 pm

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It's a big mistake comparing a two pack of popular characters to a more expensive three pack of nobodies. It's unlikely these guys will be sticking around in stores for long, especially if you're like me and only have access to one Target that everyone in my area will HAVE to go to if they want one. I don't really trust the website to tell me what's in stock and I can never find anyone to help me get stuff from the back, and they've now turned off all of their price scanners so I can't even check for myself. I was there Monday, couldn't find this end cap people are talking about and there's no place set aside for them in the Transformers section. Plus they just restocked their one peg for WFC Deluxe with Siege Deluxe and their one little row for WFC with nothing but Siege Megatron and Thundercracker. Guess I wont be going there for Earthrise stuff.

Meanwhile, it looks like angry fans are review bombing the set on Target.com. Currently has one written review of 5.0 and eight unwritten reviews of unknown amount bringing the overall score down to 3.3. Target doesn't break down their scores like Amazon does and there are probably a few legit ones, but also probably a bunch of 1 stars.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Tuned Agent » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:42 pm

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Nemesis Primal wrote:In all seriousness, it's highly likely these two are exclusives like this because that was the only way for them to be released. This is just how most of the repaint characters get sold now, due to the limited nature of the mainline slots, as we've seen with half of the Siege Datsuns and 6/8 of the Siege Seekers. It's either this 2-pack, or we lose Snapdragon and Thrust or some other combination of Voyagers to make room for these two, and then the ones that got replaced become exclusives or don't get made.

...that being said, I'm also still annoyed that the ER Seeker mold is a thing not even a year after the excellent Siege one, let alone that I think it looks bad in every form we've seen it so far (not counting the mistransformed leaked Thrust, since we haven't really seen it in it's proper form), so this isn't an argument I actually have stake in.

^^ This. There's only so much space in the mainline, especially given that HasTak wants to produce all of the seekers in the same line. Gone are the days when the Classics seekers were released over a 4-5 year span - 4 years from now we'll probably be looking at another new "definitive" seeker mold.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Delta Supreme » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:29 pm

Tuned Agent wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:In all seriousness, it's highly likely these two are exclusives like this because that was the only way for them to be released. This is just how most of the repaint characters get sold now, due to the limited nature of the mainline slots, as we've seen with half of the Siege Datsuns and 6/8 of the Siege Seekers. It's either this 2-pack, or we lose Snapdragon and Thrust or some other combination of Voyagers to make room for these two, and then the ones that got replaced become exclusives or don't get made.

...that being said, I'm also still annoyed that the ER Seeker mold is a thing not even a year after the excellent Siege one, let alone that I think it looks bad in every form we've seen it so far (not counting the mistransformed leaked Thrust, since we haven't really seen it in it's proper form), so this isn't an argument I actually have stake in.

^^ This. There's only so much space in the mainline, especially given that HasTak wants to produce all of the seekers in the same line. Gone are the days when the Classics seekers were released over a 4-5 year span - 4 years from now we'll probably be looking at another new "definitive" seeker mold.


Probably not the "truly definitive" F-15 style, but I can see the next set heading back to F-22 style...
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby adamage1 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:37 pm

That endcap display people have been mentioning was finally erected at the Fargo Target. They had one Seeker 2-Pack available on the shelf. It was indeed nowhere near the standard action figure aisle, which also still had quite a few TF figures displayed there as well. This was located near the toddler/young children toy aisles.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ChrisRiss » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:42 pm

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adamage1 wrote:That endcap display people have been mentioning was finally erected at the Fargo Target. They had one Seeker 2-Pack available on the shelf. It was indeed nowhere near the standard action figure aisle, which also still had quite a few TF figures displayed there as well. This was located near the toddler/young children toy aisles.

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Still nothing in the Triangle area of NC.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Bombshell0001 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:43 pm

Yes 2 Targets by me have the end cap set up but no product . I contacted Hasbro about it and they did not reply yet .
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby AcademyofDrX » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:28 pm

... what do you want Hasbro to do ...
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:03 pm

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Bombshell0001 wrote:Yes 2 Targets by me have the end cap set up but no product . I contacted Hasbro about it and they did not reply yet .
Target corporate is probably the more useful entity to contact about it.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Sowndwave76 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:17 pm

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Had a similar experience with Target's "Your Items are Back in Stock" emails... Got 2 of those, and although I couldn't check the website right away, they were sold out again really fast.

These are two figures I really want... I found ER Starscream at my local Walmart, so who knows, maybe I'll start stopping by Target more often to check.
It'll be a pretty big letdown if I can't get those guys.

Has it been confirmed that the coneheads are being made?
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:23 pm

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The closest we have gotten to confirmation is some art of Thrust on a previous figure's box.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Sentinel_Primal » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:37 pm

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I mean, I'd argue the stolen/leaked Thrust figure is also confirmation, just not official
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:40 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:The closest we have gotten to confirmation is some art of Thrust on a previous figure's box.
Uhh... /:)
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Sowndwave76 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:43 pm

Motto: "They wanna play my emotions, but I'm like the ocean-- too calm to get upset by somebody's notion."
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Rodimus Prime wrote:The closest we have gotten to confirmation is some art of Thrust on a previous figure's box.


Just did a little digging and looks like all three are on Sky Lynx's box art...
I mean, I'm not surprised this is most likely happening considering the other 3 seekers have been released.
Just hadn't kept up with ER news lately.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Sowndwave76 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:47 pm

Motto: "They wanna play my emotions, but I'm like the ocean-- too calm to get upset by somebody's notion."
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Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:The closest we have gotten to confirmation is some art of Thrust on a previous figure's box.
Uhh... /:)


Oh wow... Thanks!
Man... Couldn't tell if I liked that Cyclonus robot mode enough to bite (didn't mind the beefy alt mode), but looks like I'll be in the market for 5 seekers and Soundwave sooner than later.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:32 pm

Motto: "Why are Beast Hunters Ultimate/Dragon Attack Optimus' sword and shield so hard to find?"
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:The closest we have gotten to confirmation is some art of Thrust on a previous figure's box.
Uhh... /:)
Not to mention the leaked listing.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:53 pm

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:The closest we have gotten to confirmation is some art of Thrust on a previous figure's box.
Uhh... /:)
Not to mention the leaked listing.


It was an actual shelf tag, so even more of a confirmation than a listing.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:13 am

Motto: "Why are Beast Hunters Ultimate/Dragon Attack Optimus' sword and shield so hard to find?"
I think perhaps you should do a reminder news article.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:13 am

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I think perhaps you should do a reminder news article.

Looks like it, people keep bringing it up.
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