Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet

Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 3:38pm CDT

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There is now a video review for the Earthrise Conehead set. This is an Amazon exclusive and can be preordered there right now and it will be released in two weeks in the US. The review comes from Wotafa and is in Japanese, but it does give us our best look yet at the deco and details, plus it lets us know what the final deco truly is. Horus shared it on our boards and e-mailed us to let us know, along with other fine Seibertronians. We thank you all for these news tips.

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Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074675)
Posted by DeathReviews on August 2nd, 2020 @ 4:55pm CDT
Coneheads! Will consume mass quantities!
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074697)
Posted by Bombshell0001 on August 2nd, 2020 @ 6:08pm CDT
I can't wait for these guys to get here !!!! I hope they do Thrust right they did not make him right in the classic line .
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074715)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on August 2nd, 2020 @ 7:04pm CDT
Maybe we'll get lucky, and there will be an early running change to the Coneheads that amends the cockpits.
Or better yet, a proper release that amends the cockpits.
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074726)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 2nd, 2020 @ 7:46pm CDT
I hope the cockpits stay orange. They have them in their TFU profiles, so that makes them acceptable. And they look better. I can't wait to have all 6 of them lined up on the shelf together.
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074733)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on August 2nd, 2020 @ 8:33pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:I hope the cockpits stay orange. They have them in their TFU profiles, so that makes them acceptable. And they look better. I can't wait to have all 6 of them lined up on the shelf together.


I don't know that I'd say they look better. I don't know that I'd say I like them that color... But in the grand scheme, they're sure as shizz not a deal-breaker.
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074736)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 2nd, 2020 @ 8:46pm CDT
I might be tempted to snip off the strip that's covering the cockpit in bot mode for the ER seekers.
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074748)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 2nd, 2020 @ 9:52pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:I hope the cockpits stay orange. They have them in their TFU profiles, so that makes them acceptable. And they look better. I can't wait to have all 6 of them lined up on the shelf together.


I don't know that I'd say they look better. I don't know that I'd say I like them that color... But in the grand scheme, they're sure as shizz not a deal-breaker.
Well to each our own, I guess. I like them better because I think the white clashes too much with the dark colors of the chests, and because the OG seekers also have orange cockpits abd this way they match. Just looks better to me when they're all together. But it's just my choice, if you like white or clear cockpits, that's your choice. :)
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074750)
Posted by william-james88 on August 2nd, 2020 @ 10:22pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:I hope the cockpits stay orange. They have them in their TFU profiles, so that makes them acceptable. And they look better. I can't wait to have all 6 of them lined up on the shelf together.


I don't know that I'd say they look better. I don't know that I'd say I like them that color... But in the grand scheme, they're sure as shizz not a deal-breaker.
Well to each our own, I guess. I like them better because I think the white clashes too much with the dark colors of the chests, and because the OG seekers also have orange cockpits abd this way they match. Just looks better to me when they're all together. But it's just my choice, if you like white or clear cockpits, that's your choice. :)


I too preffer the idea of all of them having similar coloured cockpits to create a uniformity among the decepticon ranks.
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074751)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on August 2nd, 2020 @ 10:29pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:I hope the cockpits stay orange. They have them in their TFU profiles, so that makes them acceptable. And they look better. I can't wait to have all 6 of them lined up on the shelf together.


I don't know that I'd say they look better. I don't know that I'd say I like them that color... But in the grand scheme, they're sure as shizz not a deal-breaker.
Well to each our own, I guess. I like them better because I think the white clashes too much with the dark colors of the chests, and because the OG seekers also have orange cockpits abd this way they match. Just looks better to me when they're all together. But it's just my choice, if you like white or clear cockpits, that's your choice. :)


I too preffer the idea of all of them having similar coloured cockpits to create a uniformity among the decepticon ranks.

I don't mind the Coneheads' cockpits being orange, but I think I slightly prefer them being white/clear (in addition to all the other subtle differences that Hasbro actually put in the effort to include this time, different chest, different knees, etc.) to further differentiate the Coneheads from normal Seekers, because they already feel like a different type in some ways, like maybe heavies or special forces or something.
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074752)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on August 2nd, 2020 @ 10:30pm CDT
Honestly the renders that have the smokey grey cockpits make me glad they went orange. It gives a nice pop of color, and definitely helps improve the design in my opinion.

Though, I hope that the Coneheads aren't as much of a pain to get as Skywarp is if you don't pre-order them. I might decide to throw in a pre-order, but I'm very hesitant to do so as I've got some other projects I'm working on, and God Neptune and Super Megatron are already going to be a big chunk of money. (Thank Primus I don't collect MPs :lol: )
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074756)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on August 2nd, 2020 @ 10:36pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sowndwave76 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:I hope the cockpits stay orange. They have them in their TFU profiles, so that makes them acceptable. And they look better. I can't wait to have all 6 of them lined up on the shelf together.


I don't know that I'd say they look better. I don't know that I'd say I like them that color... But in the grand scheme, they're sure as shizz not a deal-breaker.
Well to each our own, I guess. I like them better because I think the white clashes too much with the dark colors of the chests, and because the OG seekers also have orange cockpits abd this way they match. Just looks better to me when they're all together. But it's just my choice, if you like white or clear cockpits, that's your choice. :)

Sorry if my response came across as harsh...
Individually I think clear would’ve looked great. But I agree to make all 6 look more cohesive, I have no problem with them being Yellow-Orange.
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074784)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 3rd, 2020 @ 2:06am CDT
No, it was fine. I just wanted to make sure I didn't come across oppressive with my opinion. As for the color difference serving as another tool to differentiate between the Coneheads and OG seekers, I think it's a minor detail that is dwarfed by the cone heads themselves as well as the aforementioned different knees, as well as the shapes and placement of the wings. But it is nice to have little details like that to give the figures further nuance and individuality. ;)^
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074800)
Posted by Emerje on August 3rd, 2020 @ 8:30am CDT
I said it before and I'll say it again, I wish all WFC exclusives went to Amazon. It's such a night and day difference in experiences. Even Walmart isn't that bad. For the Coneheads I just had to go to Amazon and order them, couldn't be easier and they're still available. But the Target Seekers, forget it! Still haven't shown up in my local store and I got THREE emails this morning telling me they were in stock on Target.com. But was I able to buy one?



NOPE! The first time I got all the way to the very end to finalize my order, but then got an error and it was removed from my cart. Clearly they did have more and could have completed my order because they went back into stock shortly after, all three within an hour and half. But the next two times I couldn't even get past the big red order button.

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This set has really become a lesson in frustration. Hopefully these show up in the local store soon, I do see they've finally shown up in MA so at least they're in New England now.

Emerje
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074850)
Posted by Starseeker on August 3rd, 2020 @ 3:12pm CDT
Well the dynamic duo is complete. Not sure I dig Krunk forming the lower jaw on Snap, and I feel like his beast mode overall could have been done better. His bot and jet modes though are on point. I'd have to say I think Apeface is the better figure. For all the complaints about his plastic, I really like it. When you pick him up you can feel he's a solid figure, has some weight to him.
Still, I love them both and I'm excited to have them!
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074858)
Posted by sol magnus on August 3rd, 2020 @ 3:42pm CDT
Starseeker wrote:Well the dynamic duo is complete. Not sure I dig Krunk forming the lower jaw on Snap, and I feel like his beast mode overall could have been done better. His bot and jet modes though are on point. I'd have to say I think Apeface is the better figure. For all the complaints about his plastic, I really like it. When you pick him up you can feel he's a solid figure, has some weight to him.
Still, I love them both and I'm excited to have them!

Nice! I eagerly await seeing Snapdragon in a store! Insta-purchased!
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074860)
Posted by o.supreme on August 3rd, 2020 @ 3:57pm CDT
Well in my vain search to find a single Slitherfang I finally spotted the clones 2-pack, and a Target that had a TON of Snapdragon/Starscream (probably 10 each)...

It's odd, because Brickseek is great for finding Scorponok & Skylynx that have their own DPCI, but is almost useless for BM, deluxe, voyager & leader since they share the same DPCI.
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074862)
Posted by Starseeker on August 3rd, 2020 @ 3:59pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:
Starseeker wrote:Well the dynamic duo is complete. Not sure I dig Krunk forming the lower jaw on Snap, and I feel like his beast mode overall could have been done better. His bot and jet modes though are on point. I'd have to say I think Apeface is the better figure. For all the complaints about his plastic, I really like it. When you pick him up you can feel he's a solid figure, has some weight to him.
Still, I love them both and I'm excited to have them!

Nice! I eagerly await seeing Snapdragon in a store! Insta-purchased!


Yeah I was really surprised to find him today. I had just gone to Target to see if anything new was out, and of course there wasn't. And for some reason, my gut told me to check out Walmart in the next town over, and there he was! Made my day for sure!
Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074886)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on August 3rd, 2020 @ 6:44pm CDT
Well, Starseeker, Krunk forming the lower jaw was the best way to adapt the original gimmick:
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Trying to have him form the whole head would result in a comically tiny beast noggin :P

I personally think the beast mode looks good, probably as good as could be got on a retail toy without throwing out either the jet mode or the resemblance to the classic design.
And they did a good job consolidating the robot legs and beast mode tail/jet fuselage; compare to the original toy where the robot legs are just hanging off the T. rex chest:
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Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074893)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 3rd, 2020 @ 7:16pm CDT
Scored a Sky Lynx at Target today! Damn, he is majestic

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Re: Japanese Video Review for Transformers Earthrise Dirge and Ramjet (2074896)
Posted by NTESHFT on August 3rd, 2020 @ 7:24pm CDT
I can't wa0it to get the coneheads

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