Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages

Transformers News: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages

Friday, February 1st, 2019 9:00PM CST

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It's difficult for toy packaging to stand out in the aisles these days. And while the current Transformers Siege line has seen some the most radical departures yet (Deluxes in boxes? Madness!) their most intriguing feature is barely visible to the naked eye. If you tilt the side of Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader class boxes with the character art on it you can just make out hints of something that's "more than meets the eye".

Thanks to Seibertronian Lunatic Prime and a UV light we're getting our clearest look at all the hidden details on Voyager Optimus Prime and Megatron's boxes. This goes beyond the "simple" hidden messages found on promotional Siege posters last year. Revealed under the right lighting not only do we get code words that can be used on the Transformers website (though strangely the code on Optimus Prime's box is written as "Lacon" instead of "Iacon"), but also several new character details, faction symbols, and the character's name at the bottom. But more than anything it's just a really cool feature!

Transformers News: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages

Transformers News: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages

Transformers News: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages

Transformers News: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages

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Credit(s): Lunatic Prime on the Seibertron forums
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Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007783)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on February 1st, 2019 @ 10:58pm CST
So I really dig each “Prime” has his own silhouette. The Neme-Pax even has that lanky evil vibe. Was shocked their cabs all scaled decently. Bonus point. Magnus and PotP trailer scales too!
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007785)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 1st, 2019 @ 11:00pm CST
My optimus and Megatron dont have this. They were picked up online when the first few showed up back in november. I dont know if it was just a fluke, or if some of those early wave figures just didnt have them, because a one friend got them early too, and he doesn't have it eithet, while another friend got his just a couple weeks ago, and they do have the blacklght bits.
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007789)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 2nd, 2019 @ 12:12am CST
Immortal Starscream wrote:My optimus and Megatron dont have this. They were picked up online when the first few showed up back in november. I dont know if it was just a fluke, or if some of those early wave figures just didnt have them, because a one friend got them early too, and he doesn't have it eithet, while another friend got his just a couple weeks ago, and they do have the blacklght bits.


Interesting. I wonder if we'll see a revision that corrects the "Lacon" lettering on Optimus Prime's Voyager box. This kind of stuff will sure drive completionists crazy. :lol:
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007798)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on February 2nd, 2019 @ 5:20am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:Honestly, Walmart is just a crapshoot nowadays. You're much more likely to find what you're looking for, sooner and more consistently, at Target.



Yeah that reality has been a constant for a loooong while now IMO. :BANG_HEAD: :VEHI:
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007810)
Posted by GeekyGamer Gal on February 2nd, 2019 @ 9:39am CST
Nemesis Destron wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Honestly, Walmart is just a crapshoot nowadays. You're much more likely to find what you're looking for, sooner and more consistently, at Target.



Yeah that reality has been a constant for a loooong while now IMO. :BANG_HEAD: :VEHI:


I will say Walmart is still good to watch out for, just because I've had some rather interesting luck there. Mainly with the POTP stuff, but I've had the early stock before release Roddy Unicronus, the only place to get wave 2 Sludge and Snarl, and just released half priced clearance on OP and regular Roddy.

Otherwise, Walmart so far has been rather disappointing as all of them I've been in do not have even a tag for Siege leaders, Studio Series, the trading cards, or Botbots. They've only had low quantities of the weaponizers and pegs full of deluxe class.
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007818)
Posted by starrhero on February 2nd, 2019 @ 12:49pm CST
TonTon Reviews just uploaded their review on Siege Leader Cybertron Optimus Prime. He actually goes into detail comparing the Siege figure with the original Cybertron version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxCuap0yVlc&t=28s
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007819)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on February 2nd, 2019 @ 12:50pm CST
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007825)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on February 2nd, 2019 @ 1:24pm CST
Ugh... I was really hoping those cannons would be removable if nothing else but for the C.O.M.B.A.T. system. Still really like the look of him though. Wish he had compared him to Ultra Magnus though. And I was hoping the base head would have been more like the normal head from the old figure rather than just G1, but yellow eyes
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007828)
Posted by RobRobRobRobRob on February 2nd, 2019 @ 1:55pm CST
Finally concluding our saga of leaks, today we received quite the shocking review of the yet-unconfirmed (by HasTak) WFC Siege Leader Class Optimus Prime, courtesy of TonTon Review! This serves as easily our most thorough look at the Unicron Trilogy-inspired Prime yet, as TonTon’s mechanical monologue goes into detail regarding the figures articulation, paint and mold detailing, vehicle modes, robot modes, weapons, Six-Gun compatibility and size comparisons against both Siege Deluxes and the Cybertron original! We also see some unfortunate things, such as the Super Mode head being visible in alt mode (upside down or not), and that the wheels must be partsformed when converting to robot mode.

We also cannot understate how unusual this truly is, as not only has there been no reported sightings of this figure yet, but there has also never been an official statement directly from the mouths of anyone at either Hasbro or Takara even confirming this figures existence, let alone visage. This seems to suggest that some retailer may have accidentally released the figure early, in which case the hunt is most certainly on for Siege fans everywhere, or that TonTon is a HasTak employee. If you happen to be as lucky as TonTon and find this bewildering figure, be sure to let us know in your area’s sightings forum.

Special thanks to Riley Hoffman, Survivefan23, and Powermaster Ultra Prime for all sending this review our way!



Seeing as this is our first in-depth look at the figure, be sure to discuss your thoughts on the figure (as well as how TonTon may have acquired the figure) in the forums below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers news and reviews!
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007832)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 2nd, 2019 @ 2:07pm CST
Actually, I wouldn't say this came from a retailer...more like from the factory itself, as its just like the case with studio series #38 Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime...i would think we were supposed to have seen this for the first time at toy fair for a wave 2 leader release.
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007835)
Posted by Agent 53 on February 2nd, 2019 @ 2:19pm CST
You'd think that, given that this figure and BB Optimus have been so thoroughly leaked at this point that Hasbro would've just done the official "reveal" on social media, like they did back... however long ago now it was they revealed the FOC Combaticons and the likes of Prime Knockout.
I mean I know they'll have planned some big Toyfair reveal for these figures, and I'm sure there will be some surprises (Siege Omega being properly revealed fingers crossed) but they have to know by now that the gig is up. These figures exist and anyone who cares knows it.
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007837)
Posted by TAAO on February 2nd, 2019 @ 2:29pm CST
Thanks for the video. He looks ok, I guess. There's just something off about it to me. I think the most distracting part for me would have to be the unpainted "wing wheels" on the outside. I know they were going for the aesthetic of the Cybertron version, but if they were at least not molded to look like wheels on the outside, I think it would have looked better. And I think the "hollowness" of this mold, primarily the cannons, also really makes it standout from the rest of the Siege line. Not necessarily in a good way. Just my two cents. :D
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007842)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 2nd, 2019 @ 3:03pm CST
Man, someone at HasTak has got to be pissed.

But man, that thing looks good.
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007849)
Posted by Z3ROhour on February 2nd, 2019 @ 3:29pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:HAS ANYONE NOTICED
Optimus Prime
smoke stacks & rifle

a bit too... underwhelming?

OIIJM?
:-?

I rh8nk his rifle is the perfect size to satisfy any fan.

Image

:lol:
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007856)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 2nd, 2019 @ 4:06pm CST
Shame he didn't take the opportunity to compare him with the regular Voyager...

The smaller robot has to be the weaker of the modes, like Ultra Magnus, a bit chunkier (tho not Energon bad) than I would have liked and the G1 style vs. Cybertron... It makes me wanna yell:

"Armor Time! Galaxy Force!" :lol:
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007859)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 2nd, 2019 @ 4:18pm CST
As a owner and fan of the Cybertron original, the Siege leader Optimus is a solid PASS for me. It's fake-overkill and it's just a pale hommage to the original. It's even more of a pass because I plan to get Siege leader Ultra Magnus.


Still, look like a solid toy for those who don't have the Cybertron original and/or don't plan to get Siege Magnus.
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007863)
Posted by Skritz on February 2nd, 2019 @ 4:40pm CST
I suspect only those interested in the very specific details of the figure, such as wanting a Galaxy Force/Cybertron Optimus or those who just want a Siege Optimus with a super mode. That said, it being a Leader Class Optimus mean it should still do decently at retail in spite of it's flaws.

If only his smaller robot head was that of the mouthed Cybertron Optimus. Then he'd actually shoot up a couple point up for me but as he is right now, it somewhat stink of compromise to appease TEH GEEWUN. I'm really tempted to get one for custom fodder, however.

Edit: Beside people saying it could work as Nova Prime, I want to turn mine into neo-G1/Aligned Prima by painting him white, light blue and silver.
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007865)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 2nd, 2019 @ 4:53pm CST
Skritz wrote: I'm really tempted to get one for custom fodder, however.


That's a good idea. And the fact that the super mode is 100% partforming open an infinity of possibilities.
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007868)
Posted by Vic Zanzibar on February 2nd, 2019 @ 5:18pm CST
I like that this figure exists, but I already have the black-ish repaint version wearing the '07 movie Wingblade as a backpack and that is more than good enough for me. Actually, that figure was the first Prime I ever got and is among the first Transformers I ever got at all. Feels kind of weird that it is old enough now to be remade.
Re: Get a clear look at the extra hidden details on Siege Voyager packages (2007870)
Posted by Survivefan23 on February 2nd, 2019 @ 5:28pm CST
Honestly, I think TonTon got him from a overseas seller or off of a Ebay seller. Remember with lines like ROTF & Animated? Back in the day, some well known YouTube reviewers like Peaugh got figures early before their release. That, I think, is how TonTon got him.

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