Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:28 pm

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blackeyedprime wrote:Meanwhile wave 2 deluxes for retail here have been cases of only Smokescreen. Doesn't bother me much as I'm only wanting the Allicon and it makes sense to get the quint pit of judgement first depending how it is offered over seas (pulse con is doing general sales for us/Canada on the 2nd day and first day is for paid pulse members).
Fingers crossed it's not through Amazon.


Do you have a pic of a case with just him in it? Because confirming he is being shipped in solid cases could be interesting.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby sol magnus » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:38 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:Meanwhile wave 2 deluxes for retail here have been cases of only Smokescreen. Doesn't bother me much as I'm only wanting the Allicon and it makes sense to get the quint pit of judgement first depending how it is offered over seas (pulse con is doing general sales for us/Canada on the 2nd day and first day is for paid pulse members).
Fingers crossed it's not through Amazon.


Do you have a pic of a case with just him in it? Because confirming he is being shipped in solid cases could be interesting.

Yeah, I thought that was kinda crazy, too. Smokescreen doesn't have his own SKU number.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby triKlops » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:09 pm

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o.supreme wrote:What a long strange trip it's been, just to get Airwave



I was in the same boat for this guys as well; almost mirror image of circumstances. Finally got him yesterday, opened him today.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby triKlops » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:18 pm

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Flashwave wrote:So, first step in the process is that Product goes from Customs to a Hasbro warehouse. No clue where that is, surely they have a west coast facility because most sightings seem to ahow up there, but Providence is a safe guess.



Just a quick correction on this.
I live in RI; Hasbro has not had a functional warehouse of scale here since the late 80's - 90's.
The corporate offices are located in Pawtucket and Providence, with a small mold works in Central Falls.

Otherwise, the distro warehouse that does service the US, specifically east of the Mississippi River and generally east of the Rocky Mountains, is in Jonestown, PA.
That was the site of the Omega Supreme blowout not too long after his release.
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Not sure about a west coast location; Long Beach, CA or that vicinity would make sense due to the proliferation of the docks there.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:02 pm

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o.supreme wrote:What a long strange trip it's been, just to get Airwave



I was in the same boat for this guys as well; almost mirror image of circumstances. Finally got him yesterday, opened him today.

I like him more than I do Ironworks which surprised me. I even figured out how to make a proper tank mode out of him for the Hothouse repaint which makes me very happy since none of the stock photos suit him.

My Allicon was supposed to arrive today from Target, but FedEx is cruelly teasing me. On his way to Maine he went up from CT to NH, but then today he went back to CT. :BANG_HEAD:

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby blackeyedprime » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:26 am

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blackeyedprime wrote:Meanwhile wave 2 deluxes for retail here have been cases of only Smokescreen. Doesn't bother me much as I'm only wanting the Allicon and it makes sense to get the quint pit of judgement first depending how it is offered over seas (pulse con is doing general sales for us/Canada on the 2nd day and first day is for paid pulse members).
Fingers crossed it's not through Amazon.


Do you have a pic of a case with just him in it? Because confirming he is being shipped in solid cases could be interesting.


Sadly no, a store worker might be able to provide one. Has to be the erm.. Case... It is the only deluxe of the wave that Smyths has had in store online/in store. Its not as though any of the others have been sighted/available to buy and they are showing different dates for his wave mates (allicon etc) to arrive on their website.
I know picking staff could have been lazy but the chances of them only picking loads of only smokescreen for fifty plus retail stores over sending out sealed assortment cases is unlikely. Siege Smokescreen wasn't available at retail, so its not as though his wave mates have been used to fill preorders and left loads of just him available.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby AcademyofDrX » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:55 am

Emerje wrote:I like him more than I do Ironworks which surprised me. I even figured out how to make a proper tank mode out of him for the Hothouse repaint which makes me very happy since none of the stock photos suit him.

Can you share how you did this? I tried to pull that off with my copy and I didn't like anything I came up with. Both airport modes and the robot mode are fine, but I didn't like the G1-style rocket base, plus it's not a good fit for Hothouse anyway.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby aronjlove » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:41 pm

Has anyone else used Megalopolis.toys? I ordered Exhaust and Greasepit back before they were actually revealed and they shipped out right away. Now, however, I've been waiting for a month for ER Starscream and Sky Lynx to actually ship. I emailed them and they said they were waiting on a case of Screamers to show up but that was a week ago. I saw Sky Lynx at Target today and wanted to grab him but I've seen on Twitter that others have had issues with canceling orders from them.

Along with Sky Lynx, there were four ER seeker sets, 3 Cyberverse seeker sets, and three MPM Starscreams. A bunch of Grapples, Hoists, and Wheeljacks were on the pegs. Oh, lol, and about five Siege Shockwaves. Grapple will keep him good company I think.

No wave 2 at my Targets and I was hoping I'd see an Allicon as that is probably the one wave 2 figure I don't have on order that I'd like to get.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:40 pm

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On Ebay there are quite a few sellers that are selling the Conehead Seekers box alone...empty. So what is the deal, what am I missing? :???: :VEHI:
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:48 pm

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Nemesis Destron wrote:On Ebay there are quite a few sellers that are selling the Conehead Seekers box alone...empty. So what is the deal, what am I missing? :???: :VEHI:


Some collectors who like to keep the box had theirs sent with no outer box. It was straight up slapped with a shipping label and sent on its way. The first people to get theirs seems to be the only group to have theirs shipped like that, people like myself who got theirs a week later got theirs shipped in boxes with no trouble.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby sol magnus » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:53 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:On Ebay there are quite a few sellers that are selling the Conehead Seekers box alone...empty. So what is the deal, what am I missing? :???: :VEHI:


Some collectors who like to keep the box had theirs sent with no outer box. It was straight up slapped with a shipping label and sent on its way. The first people to get theirs seems to be the only group to have theirs shipped like that, people like myself who got theirs a week later got theirs shipped in boxes with no trouble.

One theory I saw was that Prime members got the outer box (I did), but a buddy of mine just got the package art with a label on it (and doesn't have Prime).
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:29 pm

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aronjlove wrote:Has anyone else used Megalopolis.toys? I ordered Exhaust and Greasepit back before they were actually revealed and they shipped out right away. Now, however, I've been waiting for a month for ER Starscream and Sky Lynx to actually ship. I emailed them and they said they were waiting on a case of Screamers to show up but that was a week ago. I saw Sky Lynx at Target today and wanted to grab him but I've seen on Twitter that others have had issues with canceling orders from them.

Along with Sky Lynx, there were four ER seeker sets, 3 Cyberverse seeker sets, and three MPM Starscreams. A bunch of Grapples, Hoists, and Wheeljacks were on the pegs. Oh, lol, and about five Siege Shockwaves. Grapple will keep him good company I think.

No wave 2 at my Targets and I was hoping I'd see an Allicon as that is probably the one wave 2 figure I don't have on order that I'd like to get.


I've tried Megalopolis and have found them to be completely terrible. They had Snapdragon listed as in-stock when in truth they were waiting for the shipment. Because of this I couldn't cancel the order without incurring a 15% restocking fee. Long story short I had to open a complaint with PayPal to get my full money back. I wasn't the only one to have this problem.

sol magnus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:On Ebay there are quite a few sellers that are selling the Conehead Seekers box alone...empty. So what is the deal, what am I missing? :???: :VEHI:


Some collectors who like to keep the box had theirs sent with no outer box. It was straight up slapped with a shipping label and sent on its way. The first people to get theirs seems to be the only group to have theirs shipped like that, people like myself who got theirs a week later got theirs shipped in boxes with no trouble.

One theory I saw was that Prime members got the outer box (I did), but a buddy of mine just got the package art with a label on it (and doesn't have Prime).


Mine came in an Amazon box with a shipping label still slapped on the packaging box. Makes no sense.

Speaking of Amazon I don't even have an ETA on Smokescreen even though come Sunday I'll have the rest of the figures of the wave. The going theory is Amazon is getting straight cases of individual figures.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:42 pm

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sol magnus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:On Ebay there are quite a few sellers that are selling the Conehead Seekers box alone...empty. So what is the deal, what am I missing? :???: :VEHI:


Some collectors who like to keep the box had theirs sent with no outer box. It was straight up slapped with a shipping label and sent on its way. The first people to get theirs seems to be the only group to have theirs shipped like that, people like myself who got theirs a week later got theirs shipped in boxes with no trouble.

One theory I saw was that Prime members got the outer box (I did), but a buddy of mine just got the package art with a label on it (and doesn't have Prime).


Not exactly an accurate theory seeing as I don’t have Amazon Prime but got my set in a shipping box. :-?
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:27 pm

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Nemesis Destron wrote:On Ebay there are quite a few sellers that are selling the Conehead Seekers box alone...empty. So what is the deal, what am I missing? :???: :VEHI:


Some collectors who like to keep the box had theirs sent with no outer box. It was straight up slapped with a shipping label and sent on its way. The first people to get theirs seems to be the only group to have theirs shipped like that, people like myself who got theirs a week later got theirs shipped in boxes with no trouble.
Mine came weeks after the first people to get theirs got theirs, and it too had the shipping labels directly on the box with no outer shipping box.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby sol magnus » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:21 pm

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sol magnus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:On Ebay there are quite a few sellers that are selling the Conehead Seekers box alone...empty. So what is the deal, what am I missing? :???: :VEHI:


Some collectors who like to keep the box had theirs sent with no outer box. It was straight up slapped with a shipping label and sent on its way. The first people to get theirs seems to be the only group to have theirs shipped like that, people like myself who got theirs a week later got theirs shipped in boxes with no trouble.

One theory I saw was that Prime members got the outer box (I did), but a buddy of mine just got the package art with a label on it (and doesn't have Prime).


Not exactly an accurate theory seeing as I don’t have Amazon Prime but got my set in a shipping box. :-?

That's why I said theory. With the extremely limited sample size, it made some kind of sense, but I didn't exactly adopt it. Don't know enough collectors to call that solid evidence.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby aronjlove » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:32 pm

Here is a link to ER Bluestreak on Amazon that can be used for email notifications and adding to a wishlist.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:22 am

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aronjlove wrote:Here is a link to ER Bluestreak on Amazon that can be used for email notifications and adding to a wishlist.

So even in the US he's going to be an Amazon exclusive? So much for Walgreens. So then who's the Walgreens exclusive?

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Emerje wrote:I like him more than I do Ironworks which surprised me. I even figured out how to make a proper tank mode out of him for the Hothouse repaint which makes me very happy since none of the stock photos suit him.

Can you share how you did this? I tried to pull that off with my copy and I didn't like anything I came up with. Both airport modes and the robot mode are fine, but I didn't like the G1-style rocket base, plus it's not a good fit for Hothouse anyway.

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I wish the gun was offset (and Selects Hothouse's gun wasn't painted black), but at least it can tilt up and down like the original.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby AcademyofDrX » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:13 am

Thanks so much! Not sure if I'll use it, but it's definitely a better fit for Hothouse than Airwave's default. My MM bases will probably spend most of their time in their city modes anyway.

I appreciate that you took the time to take pictures!
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby o.supreme » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:47 am

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Well my Airwave made it to MO, getting slightly closer. Friday cant come soon enough. In other news. I guess we have our first official sighting of ER Wave 3 BM Doublecrosser yesterday.


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I went to my closest Target this morning, and they were completely out of BM's, and the employee I asked said the next shipment is due Tuesday the 15th, so I am trying to figure a way I can take an early break from work, and run down there when doors open...I know there is no guarantee (It could be ER wave 1 or 2 again, or another Siege Wave for all I know)
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:52 pm

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Sowndwave76 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:37 pm

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aronjlove wrote:Here is a link to ER Bluestreak on Amazon that can be used for email notifications and adding to a wishlist.


Thanks for sharing this... I had started checking Walgreens.com. :lol:
I've passed on a ton of stuff from these two recent lines, but I'm really wanting this guy.
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Flashwave » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:56 pm

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My biggest gripe with OS's blast effects was how heavy the smoke effect was on them. I immediately gave all but the three small flare bursts to Supreme and he looks much better. Sky Lynx himself uses the three smaller bursts as thruster flames, but truthfully I am not a huge fan of the Blast Effects as a gimmick so no love lost there.

On fist inspection, I noticed what I thought was a seam around the cockpit windows. For a small moment I had hopes that you could open his cockpit and put a TitanMaster in side like you could Skyfire. You can't, its just the way the cabin is molded, but man that woulda been a bice nod to us if they had continued the Master playability now three lines later.

All of the joints are solid, and the ratchets are wonderfully appreciated. I have had two mushroom pegs slip off, that seems to be a growing issue with Hasbro's figures *cough*WheeljackElbow*/Cough* but they went right back in. I popped the lynx head off the ball joint by accident but that was 100% my fault. There is either a white plastic showing through or the side of the ball joint socket is stressed there. Hopibg its the former. Its not in an easy spot to see so I suspect its just a spot of unpainted plastic.

My only real gripe is the way the wings come to the shuttle body. The joint just does not feel natural right there. CW Sky Lynx pulled off some good wing joints, but this just doesnt quite hit the right notes. The wings themselves however are fine.

I thought I would never use the Dino Bird mode but I find myself posing it more than the combined robot mode. Its really grown on me.

I need to break out my DW Voltron combiner, the Lynx is BEGGING for some Voltron playmates.

I hope some 3rd party comes up with the rocket boosters for the Shuttle mode. Maybe something like DoubleDealer's missile for the big orange fuel tank and then something to do with the rockets just for grins and giggles. Double down on the space shuttle motif

On the topic of CW SkyLynx, I liked that he had the three tail design and that Hasbro took some liberties with the shuttle mode. Its cool that this one is licensed, but it makes for a blander look. My CW Lynx is using the G2 Aerialbots as the "Third Air Strike Division".
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Grahf_ » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:58 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:I'd like to see some comparison shots with TR Arcee.

I finally got around to it, sorry it took so long. I also have a few more shots with my other bubblegum flavored Arcee figures. I'll add all the pictures I took to a dedicated post as to not bog this one down with a bunch of pictures. For right now though, it's a pic each of TR and ER Arcee together in robot and vehicle modes as well as a pair for Animated and Cyberverse Arcee. The last picture is one of ER Arcee with Weijiang Alcee mainly showing how ER Arcee should've handled her kibble to form a hoverboard or even a riot shield. The front center of the vehicle should've detached from ER Arcee along with the back as it does with Alcee. It could then collapse or fold up and over in some way as to hide the seats in the center with the windshield folding down to help accomdate. This way the hoverboard would have a front to it making it actually look somewhat like a hoverboard and not like the detached back half of a car like vehicle as it currently does. I might have to pick up a second ER Arcee and see if I can't somehow cut off the aforementioned hood piece and somehow attach it to the rest of the kibble like Alcee. I think just gluing the part onto where it needs to be for vehicle mode would work and it wouldn't need anything any fancier like added pieces. It should still be able to transform properly as well just now it will have the hood as an insect-like abdomen or coat tails not unlike Animated Arcee. The weapon storage slot for vehicle mode will slightly get in the way while cutting though but it doesn't look to be something that's too difficult to make happen.
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Transformers Earthrise Wave 3 Battle Masters Found at US Retail

Postby william-james88 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:40 pm

Motto: "'till All Are One"
We have news that Transformers Earthrise Battle Master class wave 3 has been found at US retail. TF fan Shark Jumper Daimao found them at a Target in Southern California. They were priced at 5.99. Cybertronian Doublecrosser is the only new toy in this wave, here are the full contents:

2x Soundbarrier
1x Slitherfang
3x Doublecrosser

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Earthrise Discussion Thread

Postby Flashwave » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:57 pm

Motto: "Our society's downfall will not be this war. The war IS our society. That which will get us will be the little things. Some humanoid race, some tossed cannon, the little things that no one looks out for. THAT is for what we must be vigilant."
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Why is Slitherfang shortpacked? He's the only one of these I want and I have not seen him yet
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