New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More

Monday, September 9th, 2019 8:33PM CDT

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Takara has new images for the upcoming Transformers War for Cybertron Siege voyager Apeface, deluxe Crosshairs and Micromasters combiner Direct Hit and Power Punch. These give us our best look at the finished deco and what that might look like in unfavourable lighting conditions, as you will see. While Apeface's white may look too off white, it might just be that it is pearlescent. We also see what the battle damage will look like on his legs, along with a good look at this jet mode. As with all triple changers, one mode will always get the short straw and as with his G1 toy and any Braodside toy, it is the jet mode. We do get to see exactly what the Titan Master turns into. Crosswise is a redeco of Ironhide with a new head and sports some pretty cool tampographs that give callbacks to the original toy.

These are due out for the 2019 holiday season at all retailers that carry

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More

Transformers News: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosswise and More
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Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037584)
Posted by SgtNateV on September 9th, 2019 @ 8:53pm CDT
*Crosshairs
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037585)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on September 9th, 2019 @ 8:56pm CDT
Crosswise? :???:

I think Apeface continues to look good, save for the white looking weird in that lighting and his ape neck being mistransformed by the looks of it. I'm still a bit hesitant to use Takara's stock photos as proof of final color schemes though, after the unpainted guns they showed with Magnus and Brunt.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037586)
Posted by Quantum Surge on September 9th, 2019 @ 9:00pm CDT
Only want Apeface.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037587)
Posted by Microbot on September 9th, 2019 @ 9:13pm CDT
Apeface and Crosshairs look great! Want! the duo minicon...no thanks....look ugly...the weapon mode is just put them on a shoulder in car-mode...no, thanks! Harbro can make it better IMO
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037588)
Posted by DeathReviews on September 9th, 2019 @ 9:40pm CDT
Sigh... I wanted to like Apeface. I had the G1 version back in the day. But after 30 years, this was seriously the best they could do? Lawful heart, that off-white plastic looks like badly melted cheese.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037591)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 9th, 2019 @ 9:52pm CDT
DeathReviews wrote:Sigh... I wanted to like Apeface. I had the G1 version back in the day. But after 30 years, this was seriously the best they could do? Lawful heart, that off-white plastic looks like badly melted cheese.


We will have to wait for the in-hand pictures to she his real colors. Maybe that candle-wax white will not be so bad.

Also, after playing around with Siege Ratchet, I really want Crosswise and Ironhide. That mold is awesome in it's simplicity.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037601)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 9th, 2019 @ 11:26pm CDT
Will, you accidentally called Crosshairs "Crosswise" at one point. I'm pretty sure he is not a monster-hunting Bugatti Veyron

That is DEFINITELY a pearlescent white on Apeface. Only pearlescent plastic has that sheen. It should look just fine in person. I mean, it looks great on this guy:
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As for the chunky jet mode... Since they were going for resemblance to the G1 design, there was no helping it on account of the twonk who designed the original giving him oblong beast limbs. A larger wingspan would probably help the looks, but price point strictures are a thing.,, All the same, Apeface is still a "Shut up and take my money" toy for me.

Speaking of "Shut up and take my money"...
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Recently acquired Springer, and I find him a joy to look at and play with.

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As far as I'm concerned regarding Springer: SIEGE Rules, Thrilling 30 drools!

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Well, okay, the transforming rotor sword is nice. But occasionally lending that to SIEGE Springer is the ONLY thing keeping me from putting the T30 version (which I only bought as filler) up for trade.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037607)
Posted by Stargrave on September 9th, 2019 @ 11:55pm CDT
Powertrain, Highjump, and Red Heat are lacking Autobrands. What the hell time to commit or get off the cyberpotty now come on troops.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037608)
Posted by Stargrave on September 9th, 2019 @ 11:57pm CDT
Shockwave stands in solidarity as the only Siege figure to not have red on him. I’m telling you Siege is like 70% red.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037611)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on September 10th, 2019 @ 12:04am CDT
Anyone else notice that bizarre double sided Headmaster? Or am I just seeing things?
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037612)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 10th, 2019 @ 12:07am CDT
Stargrave wrote:Shockwave stands in solidarity as the only Siege figure to not have red on him. I’m telling you Siege is like 70% red.
What about Holo Mirage?

Stormshot_Prime wrote:Anyone else notice that bizarre double sided Headmaster? Or am I just seeing things?
You're not. But it's actually to be expected with Spasma!
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Part of the Horrorcons' design schtick was that their Headmaster partners formed both the robot head and the beast head. However, the need to be interchangeable with other Titan Masters means that SIEGE Spasma can't fit the full gorilla muzzle on his back, so he only has the optic band and plugs in to complete the gorilla head (much like Revolver does for TR Six Shot's wolf head, only even more important). This also keeps the gorilla head from being undersized.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037617)
Posted by Stargrave on September 10th, 2019 @ 12:56am CDT
Dude good call! I don’t have holo Mirage yet.

He’s the only redless force that can withstand Shockwave’s redless onslaught.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037627)
Posted by emlit on September 10th, 2019 @ 6:16am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:As for the chunky jet mode... Since they were going for resemblance to the G1 design, there was no helping it on account of the twonk who designed the original giving him oblong beast limbs. A larger wingspan would probably help the looks, but price point strictures are a thing.,,

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As far as I'm concerned regarding Springer: SIEGE Rules, Thrilling 30 drools!


IDK, those alt modes for Thrilling 30 Springer are really great. And I even have a G1 Springer, so Siege gets nostalgia points.

My take on Apeface is why those blocky shoulders? All it needed was some angled intakes like the original. It’s sad for me, too, as Apeface’s spaceship design was one of my G1 favorites.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037628)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 10th, 2019 @ 6:30am CDT
I think T30 Springer's helicopter mode is a mess, and my copy is rather uncooperative when it comes to things lining up right in altmode.

Why those blocky gorilla shoulders on Apeface? To make room for the joints. And honestly, given where the original's intakes were and the way SIEGE Apeface's gorilla arms transform, your question should be "Why those blocky gorilla forearms?"
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037630)
Posted by frogbat on September 10th, 2019 @ 6:37am CDT
still to receive my springer. Looking forward to him cos I definitely prefer the g1 sequel look over the thrilling 30s (I appreciate sandstorm more). Of this next batch, think I've ordered the lot except for the Micromaster which wasn't available but am looking forward to getting him too.

Apeface looks ok - not exceptional, but a good attempt. the plastic will probably look better in hand.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037633)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 10th, 2019 @ 7:09am CDT
I much prefer the G1 reimagined look of T30 Springer, far more dynamic and fits the original theme of classics but of course different design teams have different visions and at least people have official options depending on their own tastes.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037635)
Posted by Emerje on September 10th, 2019 @ 7:33am CDT
Siege Springer is a much more complex figure than he looks in photos. The conversion from car to helicopter isn't nearly as straightforward as it appears.

Emerje
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037637)
Posted by emlit on September 10th, 2019 @ 7:48am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Why those blocky gorilla shoulders on Apeface? To make room for the joints. And honestly, given where the original's intakes were and the way SIEGE Apeface's gorilla arms transform, your question should be "Why those blocky gorilla forearms?"


No, my question is still “Why those blocky shoulders?” The joints could still be easily accommodated after adding a slope reminiscent of the G1 model. That would help the winged toaster aesthetic immensely, IMO.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037644)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 10th, 2019 @ 8:38am CDT
Think I prefer the thrilling 30 Springer, Sieges copters a bit off and not sure about car mode. Robot mode, legs could have done with being longer so it looks less clunky. Yet to pick one up so I'll see if I still feel the same when I have him.
Re: New Stock Images Showing Final Deco for Siege Apeface, Crosshairs and More (2037649)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 10th, 2019 @ 8:55am CDT
emlit wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Why those blocky gorilla shoulders on Apeface? To make room for the joints. And honestly, given where the original's intakes were and the way SIEGE Apeface's gorilla arms transform, your question should be "Why those blocky gorilla forearms?"


No, my question is still “Why those blocky shoulders?” The joints could still be easily accommodated after adding a slope reminiscent of the G1 model. That would help the winged toaster aesthetic immensely, IMO.

:roll:
Take a proper look at SIEGE Apeface:
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And now look at the original:
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Notice the color difference of that spot? On SIEGE Apeface, that spot is made from the gorilla forearms, not the back of the upper arms. So it's the gorilla forearms that would need the slope.
Adding a slope onto the shoulder itself that projects past that point wouldn't work, because it would block the arm's outward movement.

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