New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad

New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 5:22pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, Thundertron, dropped us a line to let us know that fellow Seibertron user and YouTube toy reviewer, PrimeVsPrime has uploaded a brand new Transformers review to their YouTube channel: Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad! This is an update to the G1 Micromaster combiner team of the same name, despite only containing Phaser and Blast Master. The team is the second and last Micromaster Combiner update in War for Cybertron, following the Battle Squads release in Siege.

We've embedded the review below for your convenience.



What do you think of this pair? Have you been collecting all the Micromasters so far? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

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Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075717)
Posted by aronjlove on August 11th, 2020 @ 5:25pm CDT
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Just found this pic on Twitter
Look at the head...
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075718)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 11th, 2020 @ 5:46pm CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron users, aronjlove and CyclonusG1 have alerted us to the presence of a new image of in box Transformers Earthrise Bluestreak! The image comes from UK based toy website, InDemandToys, or more specifically, their Facebook account. The image shows that contary to renders that have been doing the rounds on the internet, the figure will use the Prowl version of the mold, as seen in the Amazon exclusive Transformers Earthrise Autobot Alliance two pack.

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It is still unclear on how Bluestreak will be released with certain rumours suggesting he could be this years Walgreens release, a spot taken in the past by Siege Ratchet and Power of the Primes Wreck Gar. We will likely know more when Hasbro fully unveil the figure themselves.

Will you be adding Bluestreak to your collection? Are you glad that the renders were wrong? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075719)
Posted by aronjlove on August 11th, 2020 @ 5:52pm CDT
It would be interesting if he is a Walgreens exclusive, the couple of Walgreens I got to semi-regularly have pretty much stopped stocking Transformers outside of the Cyber Battalion line, and even then it is always Prowl or Shockwave.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075723)
Posted by Notimus Crime on August 11th, 2020 @ 6:06pm CDT
Well that looks a lot better than that render that was floating around at the very least (the Smokescreen head and weird baby blue legs had me worried). Which is good because Bluestreak's my favorite deco out of the datsun brothers. Actually now that I'm thinking about it I can't decide who I like more between Bluestreak and Prowl. Oh well whatever I'm going to try to get both of them anyways.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075724)
Posted by Tuned Agent on August 11th, 2020 @ 6:17pm CDT
Yeah, I never believed that earlier render was the real deal, this makes so much more sense. And man, the deco on this 'Streak looks fantastic, easily the best of this mold, imo. Metallic silver plastic!

Also, it seems the packaging rules out him being a selects figure.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075728)
Posted by Microbot on August 11th, 2020 @ 6:41pm CDT
So with the new image of Bluestreak, wave 4 of Earth Rise is real!

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... eak/45108/

:BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075735)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 11th, 2020 @ 6:57pm CDT
Microbot wrote:So with the new image of Bluestreak, wave 4 of Earth Rise is real!

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... eak/45108/

:BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:

Not really. Bluestreak is more than likely a Walgreens exclusive like Ratchet last year
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075736)
Posted by Microbot on August 11th, 2020 @ 6:59pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Microbot wrote:So with the new image of Bluestreak, wave 4 of Earth Rise is real!

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... eak/45108/

:BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:

Not really. Bluestreak is more than likely a Walgreens exclusive like Ratchet last year




:BANG_HEAD:
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075744)
Posted by o.supreme on August 11th, 2020 @ 7:58pm CDT
What about Voyager Thrust and Deluxe Runabout? They all can't be exclusive, besides someone did some sleuthing and the map that shows 4 waves is still not complete accounting for everything not selects.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075746)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 11th, 2020 @ 8:02pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:What about Voyager Thrust and Deluxe Runabout? They all can't be exclusive, besides someone did some sleuthing and the map that shows 4 waves is still not complete accounting for everything not selects.

I'm guessing both are more exclusives. That is the trend right now.

Plus, almost the entire Takara run of figures are TTMall exclusives, so there is precedent for the amount of exclusives.

Oh and a bunch of the smaller classes are reissues. there are only 3 Earthrise original molds in the battlemaster class, and only 4 micromasters.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075749)
Posted by Lore Keeper on August 11th, 2020 @ 9:19pm CDT
Anyone notice that his artwork uses Prowl's head? I guess that means that they either based the art off of Siege Prowl, or ER Prowl had his own head sculpt at some point. What could have been..
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075753)
Posted by william-james88 on August 11th, 2020 @ 10:08pm CDT
We had some Micromaster news today and we are now topping it off with a sighting. Wave 2, which includes the Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad have been found at Target in New York City. This was posted on Reddit. The Earthrise repack of Transformers Siege Micro Masters Direct-Hit & Power Punch aka the Battle Squad. They were found at a Target in Columbus Ohio by Spartan Prime, who posted it on the TFW2005 forums. It is unclear if these are part of wave 3 (or even wave 2) or just a solid case to put extra stock on the shelves.
If you would rather buy wave 2 online, some were in stock earlier at Entertainment Earth and they are being restocked soon. Those are the Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad. You can see the listing here.

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Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075756)
Posted by Flashwave on August 11th, 2020 @ 10:28pm CDT
Bluestreak looks like the best deco of the mold hut I am gonna have to see the vehicle mode. As it stands, I still prefer Siege's chest hood proportions and I really dont yave any sentimwntality to Smokescreen or Bluestreak. I'll get Prowl because I wabt Ironhide and I will like him, but not planning on the complete trio
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075757)
Posted by sol magnus on August 11th, 2020 @ 10:39pm CDT
See? That's Bluestreak's head! I guess since he got Prowl's last time, what goes around comes around. I might have to get two of these to swap the Siege head as well.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075760)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on August 11th, 2020 @ 11:41pm CDT
So Double Dealer just arrived from Amazon.... pretty happy with him. The legs are still very weird to me. Think the “bird” mode is my favorite. Interesting that he was marketed as a decepticon but does indeed have a mercenary faction symbol on his insert.

I haven’t heard many folks complain about the parts forming on him. But both his accessories and his ramp/tail do have to come off and be reattached.

It is interesting that the instructions have you attach the tail to the missile instead of the main body.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075764)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 12th, 2020 @ 12:33am CDT
Microbot wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Microbot wrote:So with the new image of Bluestreak, wave 4 of Earth Rise is real!

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... eak/45108/

:BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:

Not really. Bluestreak is more than likely a Walgreens exclusive like Ratchet last year




:BANG_HEAD:


WFC-E32, that lands him in the exclusive section before Wave 3, with Pounce & Wingspan at E30 and Ironhide & Prowl at E31. Wave 3 starts at E34 with Trailbreaker.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075775)
Posted by Praxiusprime77 on August 12th, 2020 @ 6:50am CDT
I wish we knew what Barricade looked like. I wonder if they retool his alt-mode? I think it would cool if they made him look a little like the Bay-verse version of his police car
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075797)
Posted by First-Aid on August 12th, 2020 @ 10:30am CDT
Wave 2 micromasters? I haven't seen wave 1 yet!
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075805)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 12th, 2020 @ 11:59am CDT
They've been out for some time now, if you're frustrated you might just want to order online. I've seen wave 1 at Targets, and Amazon has the cars in stock now. Specialty retailers are also an option. Anyway, they're out there.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Micromasters Astro Squad (2075823)
Posted by MECHdirge on August 12th, 2020 @ 3:36pm CDT
I’ve had some difficulty finding exclusives at Target and Walgreens, although I was able to attain Ratchet at my local store. I’ll grab Blue Streak, although I’m crossing my fingers I don’t have to pay the scalper markup. I missed Red Wing because my Target Red Card expired from lack of use (and it was never in my local store). Thus far, I’ve resisted paying $80 to a scalper, although I did pay the a small scalper markup for the Rainmakers and Villains 2 pack. *Shrugs*

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