New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters

New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters

Friday, August 14th, 2020 7:24pm CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Following on from the new reviews we recently posted about the Astro Squad Micromasters, fellow Seibertron user and YouTube toy reviewer, Chuckdawg1999 has let us know that he's done a review of both the Astro Squad and the Race Track Patrol Micromasters!

Special thanks to fellow Seibertron user, Thundertron for reaching out to us about the review as well.

Here's what Chuck has got to say about these two Micromasters teams and you'll find his review embedded below!
Chuckdawg1999 wrote:I have to say I'm impressed. Usually, when I review Micromasters there's one set I just don't enjoy, but in this case, both the Astro Squad and Race Track Patrol are really, really fun. The combined form of the Astro Squad makes for a cool looking NASA approved shuttle while the Race Track Patrol has the best-combined weapon of any car based Micromaster team yet. Both sets get a high recommendation from me.




What do you think about these Micromaster updates? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): Chuckdawg1999, Thundertron from Seibertron


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Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076032)
Posted by Emerje on August 14th, 2020 @ 8:59pm CDT
Do we know if the Earthrise repacks of Micromasters Direct-Hit and Power Punch have new map pieces or if they're repeated from another release? For that matter have we seen any of the map pieces repeated? I don't think we have, but it doesn't hurt to ask. I don't mind buying them a second time, I just don't want to miss the map piece.

BTW Entertainment Earth has Micromaster wave 3 listed as just wave 1 again (Boo, those guys are peg warming at Target) and Power Punch and Direct-Hit which is good for those that missed the Siege line enders, though I really have to wonder what Hasbro has against Rumble and Ratbat being easy to get. A little alarming that these are showing up at Target now before wave 2.

Emerje
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076041)
Posted by aronjlove on August 14th, 2020 @ 10:00pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:
aronjlove wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
aronjlove wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:Coneheads have shipped and arrive tomorrow!!!! :DANCE:

What?!?! Mine says Wednesday :-(

Mine, too.

My order updated and now says tomorrow. Looking forward to my first set of Coneheads.


I JUST got an order update saying delivery tomorrow!!
Can’t wait to have these new cone heads!!!!!!!!!!

I find it hilarious as they have the little cone on their heads which goes into the big cone of the jet. I don't know if that was a feature on the original toys but it is kinda cute :lol:

And I still can't believe I almost skipped this mold angrily because of the Siege Seekers. Maybe if a Seeker wasn't revealed until Wave 2 it wouldn't have been bad. But seeing Starscream revealed only a couple of months after completing the Siege trio irritated me.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076055)
Posted by Emerje on August 15th, 2020 @ 12:21am CDT
My Coneheads are still showing Wednesday on Amazon. Hasn't even shipped yet. :(

Emerje
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076059)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 15th, 2020 @ 12:35am CDT
Emerje wrote:My Coneheads are still showing Wednesday on Amazon. Hasn't even shipped yet.
Same here. Hopefully that's an overestimation.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076067)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 15th, 2020 @ 2:25am CDT
I just got notice that my Conehead 2-Pack should be delivered by Amazon on Sunday. :)
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076069)
Posted by Emerje on August 15th, 2020 @ 4:21am CDT
I finally got around to opening Ironworks and noticed something about his box art.

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I guess the artist was given all of Greasepit's parts to draw as well.

My Coneheads still haven't shipped...

Emerje
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076092)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 15th, 2020 @ 10:23am CDT
Pulse just charged me for Scorponok today. A full 2 weeks before they said they would. Getting past the unexpected $170 bill, hopefully they actually ship the big guy out and I'll get him next week. And Amazon says the cone heads are unavailable now, so hopefully at least they filled my preorder, even though they haven't charged me and the order says 'not shipped.'
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076094)
Posted by Buck2814 on August 15th, 2020 @ 10:31am CDT
Found these 2 this morning at my usual Target. Appeared to be the only ones left. They also had a Scorponok which I left since I already have mine from BBTS.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076100)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 15th, 2020 @ 12:25pm CDT
FYI for those of you getting the Coneheads; three people as of this writing have gotten the set and Amazon just put a label on the packaging and shipped it like that. One of the three had the box come so damaged that Dirge was broken.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076102)
Posted by william-james88 on August 15th, 2020 @ 1:03pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:FYI for those of you getting the Coneheads; three people as of this writing have gotten the set and Amazon just put a label on the packaging and shipped it like that. One of the three had the box come so damaged that Dirge was broken.

Care to share some links and pics?
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076103)
Posted by aronjlove on August 15th, 2020 @ 1:18pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:FYI for those of you getting the Coneheads; three people as of this writing have gotten the set and Amazon just put a label on the packaging and shipped it like that. One of the three had the box come so damaged that Dirge was broken.

Care to share some links and pics?

Mine should be showing up in the next four hours according to the Amazon app, I'll definitely let you all know if mine shows up like that.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076105)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 15th, 2020 @ 1:27pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:FYI for those of you getting the Coneheads; three people as of this writing have gotten the set and Amazon just put a label on the packaging and shipped it like that. One of the three had the box come so damaged that Dirge was broken.

Care to share some links and pics?


It's coming from the Amazon forum on the TFW2005 boards and the reviewer Baltmatrix's Twitter.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076107)
Posted by aronjlove on August 15th, 2020 @ 1:33pm CDT
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Image from Baltmatrix's twitter. This is some BS. I ordered all three of the Siege Amazon exclusives and none of them shipped this way. But, technically Amazon told us it would ship this way, look at the attachment for the ER Autobot two-pack. Amazon lists if the packaging is just the original box.

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Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076108)
Posted by aronjlove on August 15th, 2020 @ 1:39pm CDT
Needless to say, but I just canceled my order for the Autobot two-pack and re-ordered so I could choose the Amazon packaging option. It is still in stock so I suggest others do the same, just make sure to complete a new order before canceling the previous in case it goes out of stock.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076113)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 15th, 2020 @ 2:29pm CDT
I've had selects sent that way with just a label slapped on them but cant remember from where. Amazon uk usualy finds a box that is ten times the size of the itm and sends them in that (which will probably be down to staff having to meet targets/bonus). I'm half expecting scorponok to turn up in a box the size of a bungalow.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076114)
Posted by o.supreme on August 15th, 2020 @ 2:59pm CDT
Ok, so a new shipment did indeed show up at my local Walmart this morning, however they were more Wave 1 deluxes. :BANG_HEAD:
Both Hasbro Pulse and my Target pre-orders still show 9/1 as the supposed release date for wave 2, just a little over 2 weeks away you would think some places might get them earlier...I guess with what's goin on it will be miracle if they show up on 9/1.

Also that makes everything else way more disproportionate. If wave 1 started showing up around March, then if we get Wave 2 in Sept, Wave 3 in Nov and Kingdom wave 1 by end of year.....
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076121)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on August 15th, 2020 @ 4:17pm CDT
I think this must be some thing where Amazon fails to make the instructions about "ships in original packaging" clear enough to their employees, because every time there's an Amazon exclusive Transformers figure this happens to some amount; what "ships in original packaging" is supposed to mean is that is ships in the Hasbro shipper box (that has the product name on the outside, thus why the asking to ship in Amazon packaging option is framed as obscuring what's in the box), and a lot of people get it that way as they're supposed to, but there's always some amount who receive it and it's literally the actual figure box with a label slapped on, probably meaning either the wording to the employees about whst "original packaging" means is overly vague, or it arrives at some Amazon warehouses without the shipper box, and the employees aren't told in those circumstances to put it in an actual box.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076122)
Posted by aronjlove on August 15th, 2020 @ 4:19pm CDT
Jeddostotle7 wrote:I think this must be some thing where Amazon fails to make the instructions about "ships in original packaging" clear enough to their employees, because every time there's an Amazon exclusive Transformers figure this happens to some amount; what "ships in original packaging" is supposed to mean is that is ships in the Hasbro shipper box (that has the product name on the outside, thus why the asking to ship in Amazon packaging option is framed as obscuring what's in the box), and a lot of people get it that way as they're supposed to, but there's always some amount who receive it and it's literally the actual figure box with a label slapped on, probably meaning either the wording to the employees about whst "original packaging" means is overly vague, or it arrives at some Amazon warehouses without the shipper box, and the employees aren't told in those circumstances to put it in an actual box.

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You could be right. Mine showed up in an Amazon box. I checked my order and I did not select gift packaging. Interesting.
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076123)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 15th, 2020 @ 4:20pm CDT
Jeddostotle7 wrote:I think this must be some thing where Amazon fails to make the instructions about "ships in original packaging" clear enough to their employees, because every time there's an Amazon exclusive Transformers figure this happens to some amount; what "ships in original packaging" is supposed to mean is that is ships in the Hasbro shipper box (that has the product name on the outside, thus why the asking to ship in Amazon packaging option is framed as obscuring what's in the box), and a lot of people get it that way as they're supposed to, but there's always some amount who receive it and it's literally the actual figure box with a label slapped on, probably meaning either the wording to the employees about whst "original packaging" means is overly vague, or it arrives at some Amazon warehouses without the shipper box, and the employees aren't told in those circumstances to put it in an actual box.


On what planet does slapping a label on the actual packaging make sense? More importantly how do the people who are supposed to deliver the packages accept them like that?
Re: New English Video Review of Transformers Earthrise Race Track Patrol and Astro Squad Micromasters (2076124)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on August 15th, 2020 @ 4:21pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:I think this must be some thing where Amazon fails to make the instructions about "ships in original packaging" clear enough to their employees, because every time there's an Amazon exclusive Transformers figure this happens to some amount; what "ships in original packaging" is supposed to mean is that is ships in the Hasbro shipper box (that has the product name on the outside, thus why the asking to ship in Amazon packaging option is framed as obscuring what's in the box), and a lot of people get it that way as they're supposed to, but there's always some amount who receive it and it's literally the actual figure box with a label slapped on, probably meaning either the wording to the employees about whst "original packaging" means is overly vague, or it arrives at some Amazon warehouses without the shipper box, and the employees aren't told in those circumstances to put it in an actual box.


On what planet does slapping a label on the actual packaging make sense? More importantly how do the people who are supposed to deliver the packages accept them like that?

It doesn't, at all, but given what conditions are like for Amazon warehouse workers, I really don't blame them for not thinking about it much.

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