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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:56 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
A different face sculpt for Barricade would have been nice. Make him stand out a bit more than having a 'reverse-Prowl' colour palette.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:59 am
by Decepticon Stryker
I am.... slightly disappointed in Barricade. I'm glad that he's not an exact repaint of Prowl, and instead uses Smokescreen's head, but I wanted him to have his own, unique headsculpt. Love that vehicle mode though. Here's hoping a 3rd party will release a unique head for him.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:01 am
by mentre83
Thumbs up for the new Micromasters, even the almost-only-repainted ones are good.
About Barricade... meh. I was fully prepared for a simple Prowl repaint, yet I was hoping for something a little more original. The movie character is probably one of the most memorable 'cons, it's a shame they didn't try to add a little more personality to this toy... they could at least include its trademark saw blade.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:01 am
by Amelie
I think the inspiration for using Smokescreen came directly from Guido Guidi himself, with this old classic bit of art.

g1_barricade___black_version_by_guidoarts-d4mthyr.jpg


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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:07 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
A mouth plate or a partial mouth plate ala Optimus Primal, would have worked a lot better though.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:09 am
by Amelie
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:A mouth plate or a partial mouth plate ala Optimus Primal, would have worked a lot better though.


I agree. I actually think a new mold that could be Barricade and Strongarm would be a much better mix, but I have a feeling we won't be seeing Strongarm again in a very long time.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:11 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
Amelie wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:A mouth plate or a partial mouth plate ala Optimus Primal, would have worked a lot better though.


I agree. I actually think a new mold that could be Barricade and Strongarm would be a much better mix, but I have a feeling we won't be seeing Strongarm again in a very long time.



Yep, same thought I had about the Coneheads to be fair. Barricade is based on a Movie character, so his face shouldn't look like the default.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:17 am
by Albatross250
Whadda ya know, Barricade is a Recolor of Red Alert!

Much better than Prowl now!

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:22 am
by Amelie
Albatross250 wrote:Whadda ya know, Barricade is a Recolor of Red Alert!


:-? I think you got your wires crossed there, bud...

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:23 am
by Albatross250
Now if Astrotain is Leader, why not Leader Blitzwing as well? (With Animated Face changing Gimmick?)
And a Silver Shockwave? :lol:
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:27 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
Albatross250 wrote:Now if Astrotain is Leader, why not Leader Blitzwing as well? (With Animated Face changing Gimmick?)



Sans naff face change gimmick. Blitzwing doesn't need to be reduced to Transformers' Man-E-Faces anymore.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:44 am
by Ironhidensh
We knew it was coming, and we know repaint are a fact of life, but it is still such a massive let down and disappointment to see.

My kids have been asking for, and I've gotten them most of siege, but Barricade will be one I refuse to pay money for on general principal.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:45 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
Barricade is kinda disappointing. I was hoping for something closer to his Movie or Evergreen face, but instead we get a repaint of the lamest of the heads from the Datsum bros. That Smokescreen head isn't my favorite, and I so wish they had gone a different path for his head.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:51 am
by Randomhero
I love this for months people were wanting to see barricade waiting and expecting him to be a black prowl and there he is and people are complaiming that that’s exactly what he is and wanted.

Transformers fandom. Textbook definition of bipolar syndrome

Re: Australian Toy Fair 2019 Transformers: Seige Official Images & Barricade Reveal

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:55 am
by -Kanrabat-
Amelie wrote:
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Wait.. that's Barricade?
...
So, Barricade is just "Nemesis Prowl".

Errrrhhhh....... ¯\_(⏓ヘ⏓)_/¯

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:55 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
A case of when expectation meets reality, more likely. Barricade maybe a Police Car, hence Prowl comparisons. But I think even when first announced the expectation was for more than just Black Prowl. The fandom ate up mere palette swaps back in the 80's. More is expected now.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:58 am
by ZeroWolf
So that's barricade eh? About what I was expecting, okay I thought it would use the Prowl head. I love the Micromasters, even if only a few of them have decent combined modes.

What toys are we waiting for reveal wise now? Just the other exclusives?

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:59 am
by D-Maximal_Primal
Randomhero wrote:I love this for months people were wanting to see barricade waiting and expecting him to be a black prowl and there he is and people are complaiming that that’s exactly what he is and wanted.

Transformers fandom. Textbook definition of bipolar syndrome

I think this is more a case of people expecting a different more movie head, not a Smokescreen pretool head.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:02 am
by ZeroWolf
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:A case of when expectation meets reality, more likely. Barricade maybe a Police Car, hence Prowl comparisons. But I think even when first announced the expectation was for more than just Black Prowl. The fandom ate up mere palette swaps back in the 80's. More is expected now.

Well apart from when it's expected to be a redeco like the seekers ;) or Frenzy and Rumble etc..

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:02 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
You don't need to do much to make a Palette Swap stand out, but a little effort is better than none.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:03 am
by -Kanrabat-
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Randomhero wrote:I love this for months people were wanting to see barricade waiting and expecting him to be a black prowl and there he is and people are complaiming that that’s exactly what he is and wanted.

Transformers fandom. Textbook definition of bipolar syndrome

I think this is more a case of people expecting a different more movie head, not a Smokescreen pretool head.


I expected a completely different head. Something unique and EVIL looking. But here, it's just lazy. As for the Prowl body, why not? That was expected. But that head ruin it. 3P upgrade kits to the rescue!

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:30 am
by Ironhidensh
Randomhero wrote:I love this for months people were wanting to see barricade waiting and expecting him to be a black prowl and there he is and people are complaiming that that’s exactly what he is and wanted.

Transformers fandom. Textbook definition of bipolar syndrome



Expected it maybe, but nobody wanted it. Try again.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:40 am
by Sabrblade
blackeyedprime wrote:Omegas art doesnt even resemble the toy, the toys faction symbol is too low down among other things.
You're looking at the wrong art. He was talking about the art on the box seen behind the Titan class toy in the first pic. He posted the second image because he said that the box art reminded him of the old WFC video game Omega from 2010.

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:41 am
by steals_your_goats
I mean I wanted him to be a new Datsun brother who turned to the decepticons. If you want him to be the movie incarnation then buy the studio series one or one of the other iterations of movie Barricade. This isn't movie Barricade this is a generations take on the character. If the accepted excuse for the movie designs is "it's a new take on the character" then why isn't that okay here?

Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:47 am
by Carnivius_Prime
I wish they'd stop with the Micromaster 'weapon' modes. They all look garbage. The figures themselves are ok and it's cool seeing the Off-Road patrol appearing cos those were the main ones I had as a kid (along with the Air Strike Patrol)

Would have expected a new head for that 'Barricade'. The colour scheme is cool cos you can't go too wrong with mostly black with some white and purple. But yeah it just looks like Night-Prowl rather than Barricade.