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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:38 am
by Cobotron
blackeyedprime wrote: cybertronian seagull splatter.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Cybgull? :-?

I figured I was finished with Siegeekers, but darn it if I'm not a sucker for black and purple.
If I can ever leave the house, I'm likely to grab this one.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:53 am
by Tuned Agent
william-james88 wrote:
Tuned Agent wrote:I wonder if Hotlink would make a good base for a custom Skywarp. :-?


it would be since his base colour is indeed black plastic. So you could use whatever custom people do to remove the paint where you don't want it and you'll pretty much have a skywarp.

Nice! Getting purple out from his greeble could be a bit difficult, but it's sure better than paying aftermarket prices for Skywarp. I'll probably add a bit more of his secondary colors too. Thanks for the pictorial review!

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:14 am
by william-james88
Tuned Agent wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Tuned Agent wrote:I wonder if Hotlink would make a good base for a custom Skywarp. :-?


it would be since his base colour is indeed black plastic. So you could use whatever custom people do to remove the paint where you don't want it and you'll pretty much have a skywarp.

Nice! Getting purple out from his greeble could be a bit difficult, but it's sure better than paying aftermarket prices for Skywarp. I'll probably add a bit more of his secondary colors too. Thanks for the pictorial review!


Always a pleasure, getting onto Megatron!

ZeroWolf wrote:Isn't that the two pack he mentioned in his post though? Or was there two two-packs mentioned?


It was indeed, I just wanted to show that it didn't say which seeker it was. So it could be anyone.
I still think we'll get skywarp and thundercracker regardless.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:18 am
by ZeroWolf
I do as well, watch hasbro swerve our expectations and give us the recently named seekers from G2 :lol:

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:14 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
william-james88 wrote:
Tuned Agent wrote:I wonder if Hotlink would make a good base for a custom Skywarp. :-?


it would be since his base colour is indeed black plastic. So you could use whatever custom people do to remove the paint where you don't want it and you'll pretty much have a skywarp.

ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Tuned Agent wrote:Isn't most of him cast in black / dark gray, though?
No. Not even close. Hotlink is cast in purple plastic, which was clear even from the heavily blackened prototype version.


To reuse your words: No. Not even close. Hotlink is cast in dark grey/black plastic.

I have him in hand and put the pics in the review above.
Okay, I guess I was wrong.

And I also guess I'll be writing to Hasbro "Wrong! Do it again!" because that is really slagging stupid. :-x :BANG_HEAD:

I had been wanting to get Hotlink, but with how stupid they decided to be maybe I'll get and repaint an extra Starscream instead..

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:54 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
That is a great looking Hotlink! I'm excited to get mine

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:31 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
I don't like how much of him is black instead of the purple that should be his main color, especially now that I know he's actually cast mainly in black. Why in Primus' name did you do that, Hasbro? Why? Ugh... :BANG_HEAD:

On a lighter note... As a Battlestar Galactica fan, I can't help but giggle at Reflector's trademark-dodge name in this line.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:35 pm
by sol magnus
I'm kind of sold on this Hotlink AND Megatron, but I'll have to get the Hotlink off the shelf since I didn't pre-order him.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:38 pm
by william-james88
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I don't like how much of him is black instead of the purple that should be his main color, especially now that I know he's actually cast mainly in black. Why in Primus' name did you do that, Hasbro? Why? Ugh... :BANG_HEAD:


Purple is still his main colour though, it's simply painted instead of cast. Granted I do understand how he should be all purple rather than 75%. Personally, I think he looks great.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:39 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
william-james88 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I don't like how much of him is black instead of the purple that should be his main color, especially now that I know he's actually cast mainly in black. Why in Primus' name did you do that, Hasbro? Why? Ugh... :BANG_HEAD:


Purple is still his main colour though, it's simply painted instead of cast. Granted I do understand how he should be all purple rather than 75%. Personally, I think he looks great.
I don't... And thanks to the purple being what's painted, one can't exactly strip off the excess black.

Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:47 pm
by william-james88
The Walmart exclusive Netflix Series voyager three packs are out in Canada and your fellow news editor found them while getting some milk today. Since these are all simply redecos, I felt in hand images would be all that was needed for a review since all of these molds have already been released multiple times.

This review will be for Megatron with Battlemasters Captive Lionizer & Captive Pinpointer (yes, that is their names, Megatron has imprisoned these guys).

Firstly, as a multipack, I much preferred this one over Hotlink's simply due to wanting all these toys. Lionizer is the orange redeco we always wanted. It is a perfect G1 homage to the bot that came with action master Rad. And while Pinpointer does feels cheap, with the barrel detaching rather easily, I do like that we are getting the targetmaster that goes with Crosshairs.

Now onto Megatron, while I still don't fully get what Hasbro is going for with the spray paint effect, I do prefer him much more than the other versions of this mold. For one, they fixed something with the ankles. I can't tell for sure what it is mechanically, since it does still look the same, but there's no longer the idea of locking and unlocking his ankles. And once unlocked, they don't feel loose. It results in a more satisfying time posing him with ankle pivot.

While the paint seemed to be the biggest difference at first glance (especially due to cameras picking up that silver in an oddly lighted room), I find the change in plastic itself to be more significant to the overall look. It is leagues better than on the original, now that I have them to compare. The "black" plastic on the original had a rust/brown tinge to it but here, it is actually black. It looks especially great on his legs since it created the perfect contrasting look to that spray painted silver on the front, which gives it a G1 toy homage. This adds to the G1 homage that was already on the original toy, with those red highlights in the joint areas and sword, and of course that silver paint and darker grey plastic all add to that theme.

This makes this particular version of Megatron truly shine (ha!) as a more specific homage compared to the original version which was more of an amalgamation. Also, he fact that the inner tank treads are unpainted on this new version makes them less obvious and easier to ignore. You instead get a more Megatron-like silhouette created through the colour contrast of the two different plastic colours.

The spray paint scheme is purposefully uneven, though I don't really know why (this is the case for all these Netflix series redecos). You end up with half his helmet painted. It actually reminds me a lot of that Friends episode where Ross gets a spray tan and through some mishap only gets the spray done on one side of his body. But as you can tell from the images, it still makes for a decent look. It actually ends up emphasizing effectiveness more so creating a cell shaded effect naturally.

The only thing I actually have against this deco is that they just could not resist putting that battle damage splatter somewhere. It has been greatly reduced from the original toy, but it's all focused on his crotch. It would be nice to go one year without attention being given to Meg's crotch (for a recap: MP 36 and 36+ had octo crotch, and last year we got several shots of Beast Wars Meg's broken crotch).

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:54 pm
by ZeroWolf
Great review Will! I do like the sheen of this Megs.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:59 pm
by Wolfman Jake
It's too bad they couldn't have done Lionizer's legs in gray plastic, or painted them gray. He would have been spot-on G1 perfect then. Oh well!

Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:03 pm
by Sabrblade
william-james88 wrote:Lionizer is the orange redeco we always wanted. It is a perfect G1 homage to the wolf bot that came with action master Rad.
/:)

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:13 pm
by Sarahthecutevixen
Soon we may see ultra magnus in his sspoiler pack if this is accurate he will arrive next week
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Re: Pictorial Review for Exclusive Transformers Netflix Series Toys Megatron with Lionizer & Pinpointer

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:29 pm
by william-james88
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Lionizer is the orange redeco we always wanted. It is a perfect G1 homage to the wolf bot that came with action master Rad.
/:)

I knew it felt weird when writing it, but I was looking at both this and the G1 toy and it really looked more like a wolf. Was it ever confirmed what animal it was imitating?

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:37 pm
by JomasterII
...isn't LIONizer a LION though, not a wolf? :P

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:11 pm
by Lore Keeper
Seeing as we have had TWO Lionizers released for WFC, I hope maybe we'll get a non-action master Rad sometime soon. In fact, I'd love to get all of the action master originals as fully fledged Transformers, as well as their partners. I'm also curious to see how they might reimagine the pretender characters to be more appealing to buyers than their last go-around. I'm thinking attachable armor to go over their inner robots. It would make them more than just a dinky Transformer hidden inside a dinkier action figure.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:35 pm
by blackeyedprime
Kinda wish the silver was all over him but it's still a nice look and makes the figure seem more megatronish somehow. Alt mode is still lackluster but might be one of those things that can't be improved on no matter the paint scheme.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:14 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Lore Keeper wrote:Seeing as we have had TWO Lionizers released for WFC, I hope maybe we'll get a non-action master Rad sometime soon. In fact, I'd love to get all of the action master originals as fully fledged Transformers, as well as their partners. I'm also curious to see how they might reimagine the pretender characters to be more appealing to buyers than their last go-around. I'm thinking attachable armor to go over their inner robots. It would make them more than just a dinky Transformer hidden inside a dinkier action figure.

See, i like this because we got Crosshairs and then 2 potential Targetmasters for him (Trenchfoot with the Firestormers pack can work, it's what i use/Pinpointer with Neflix Megs). It would be awesome to actually get Rad, seeing as how I think he is the only bot who didn't get an upgrade yet but who's -master did

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:26 pm
by carytheone
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:It would be awesome to actually get Rad, seeing as how I think he is the only bot who didn't get an upgrade yet but who's -master did
If they released Rad or any other Action Master, would you want them to transform or would you want them done right?

Mega silver paint is awesome. Kind of a shame they keep pairing desirable Target Masters with exclusives. I wouldn't mind those two.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:35 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
carytheone wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:It would be awesome to actually get Rad, seeing as how I think he is the only bot who didn't get an upgrade yet but who's -master did
If they released Rad or any other Action Master, would you want them to transform or would you want them done right?

I would not mind either way, but I think I would prefer to give Rad a vehicle mode. MTMTE gave several action masters alt mods at last, and I wouldn't mind those being used.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:39 pm
by o.supreme
Sorry if this has already been covered but....Are these walmart exclusives? Also if anyone is interested in selling just the Battlemasters at a fair price PM me.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:39 pm
by Sarahthecutevixen
Yes they are walmart exclusives

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:02 pm
by SpikeyTigertron
Not sure if it’s been mentioned but wasn’t expecting the size difference in size on Starscream.... on the fence with which I like better