New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack

New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack

Monday, September 21st, 2009 7:38pm CDT

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Seibertron's galleries have been updated with three Revenge of the Fallen figures who all have alternate modes that you don't always get to see in the Transformers fandom. The first is Leader Jetfire, who is a SR-71 Blackbird with a storied past. The figure can combine with RotF Leader Optimus to create Power Up Optimus Prime, an illustrious combination that will be featured in Seibertron's galleries shortly. The second is Scout Depthcharge, a Concept Lockheed Martin Littoral Combat Ship, who has no relations to a Beast Wars character of the same name, although they are both nautical. The last addition is Scout Ransack, who is the most unique taking the form of a German Albatros D.III Bi-plane. You can check each figure's gallery in the links below.

Leader Jetfire:
New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack

New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack

New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack

Scout Depthcharge:
New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack

Scout Ransack:
New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack

Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more galleries and updates!

New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack

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Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001008)
Posted by Convotron on September 21st, 2009 @ 7:56pm CDT
Jetfire and Ransack: Clash of the Geezers
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001015)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on September 21st, 2009 @ 8:08pm CDT
Boy I haven't seen Jetfire in Western NY anywhere...
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001034)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on September 21st, 2009 @ 8:56pm CDT
Ransack is one of the coolest figures out now. Reminds me so much of a gobot. That was the only reason why i bought him. Jetfire i still dont like. Saw the figure the other day in TRU and even in person its not impressive. Depthcharge is pretty cool, my friend picked it up when it came out. Only problem is his legs. Its a little hard to stand him is different stances. Im waiting for the repaint.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001082)
Posted by Blurrz on September 21st, 2009 @ 10:30pm CDT
I'm skeptical to get Jetfire now, or wait for a repaint. I just want I nice looking Jetfire + Optimus Combination XD.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001087)
Posted by DevastaTTor on September 21st, 2009 @ 10:41pm CDT
Very nice galleries but still not sold on Jetfire. His alt mode with a robot hanging off the bottom kills it for me. Ransack is pretty cool-wish they'd do the Model T concept too.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001099)
Posted by shonenfan4 on September 21st, 2009 @ 11:19pm CDT
Love the reference to the novels with Jetfire stepping on Ransack.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001121)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on September 21st, 2009 @ 11:55pm CDT
This seems as good a place to ask this as anywhere. I'm not terribly on the idea of picking up ROTF Prime just to combine it with Jetfire, so is there anyone out there who can tell me if Jetfire is backwards compatible with 2007 Prime?
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001143)
Posted by shonenfan4 on September 22nd, 2009 @ 12:45am CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:This seems as good a place to ask this as anywhere. I'm not terribly on the idea of picking up ROTF Prime just to combine it with Jetfire, so is there anyone out there who can tell me if Jetfire is backwards compatible with 2007 Prime?


I'm gonna say no.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001158)
Posted by Convotron on September 22nd, 2009 @ 1:06am CDT
shonenfan4 wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:This seems as good a place to ask this as anywhere. I'm not terribly on the idea of picking up ROTF Prime just to combine it with Jetfire, so is there anyone out there who can tell me if Jetfire is backwards compatible with 2007 Prime?


I'm gonna say no.


This is correct. Leader Jetfire has securing components that only work on Rotf Leader Optimus Prime. Mainly the shoulder and bottom of the feet securing points.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001219)
Posted by Ravage XK on September 22nd, 2009 @ 3:04am CDT
Depthcharge is a great Scout figure, was never really fussed about Scouts until I picked up Depthcharge.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001267)
Posted by olokin on September 22nd, 2009 @ 8:59am CDT
are Jetfire and Ransack in alt mode in 1:1 scale with each other?
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001273)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on September 22nd, 2009 @ 9:25am CDT
Convotron wrote:This is correct. Leader Jetfire has securing components that only work on Rotf Leader Optimus Prime. Mainly the shoulder and bottom of the feet securing points.


Way to bilk people out of an extra $65 bucks, Hasbro.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001324)
Posted by Seibertron on September 22nd, 2009 @ 10:57am CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
Convotron wrote:This is correct. Leader Jetfire has securing components that only work on Rotf Leader Optimus Prime. Mainly the shoulder and bottom of the feet securing points.


Way to bilk people out of an extra $65 bucks, Hasbro.


??? Congrats to Hasbro for figuring out how to give us a way to combine these two figures. Not the best implementation of the concept but the customization that it allows is a lot of fun to tinker with. Why in the world would Hasbro make Jetfire work with the first movie Prime? That doesn't make any sense at all.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001326)
Posted by Convotron on September 22nd, 2009 @ 11:01am CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:
Convotron wrote:This is correct. Leader Jetfire has securing components that only work on Rotf Leader Optimus Prime. Mainly the shoulder and bottom of the feet securing points.


Way to bilk people out of an extra $65 bucks, Hasbro.


To be fair, RotF Leader OP is a great figure in most people's judgment. I have both the 07 and RotF Leader figures and they both are great in their own ways.

Also, just to let you know, DB, automatontoy.com is selling RotF Leader Optimus Prime for $39.99 CAD and has $9.99 flat rate shipping for Canadian shipping destinations. They also have RotF Leader Megatron for the same price. I may pick one up if it's still in stock when I have the money set aside.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001358)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on September 22nd, 2009 @ 11:51am CDT
olokin wrote:are Jetfire and Ransack in alt mode in 1:1 scale with each other?
i dont know but judging by the cockpits pretty close
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001377)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on September 22nd, 2009 @ 12:25pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Why in the world would Hasbro make Jetfire work with the first movie Prime? That doesn't make any sense at all.


Actually, it makes perfect sense. See, since ROTF Prime is basically 2007 Prime retooled, most people aren't going to want to rebuy it. (I'm talking about general people here, not hardcore obsessive completists.) And since the major selling point of Jetfire is the combining gimmick with Prime, most people are going to want to buy it. Therefore, it would make sense to ensure that it's backwards compatible with the first movie Prime as well, since most people aren't going to want to honk out an extra $65 for a figure they techincally already own.

Convotron wrote:To be fair, RotF Leader OP is a great figure in most people's judgment. I have both the 07 and RotF Leader figures and they both are great in their own ways.


I've seen ROTF Prime. I agree it's a great figure. But for those who already own 2007 Prime and don't want to sell an arm and a leg to get him again, it makes more sense for Jetfire to work with the previous Prime figure as well as the new guy.

Convotron wrote:Also, just to let you know, DB, automatontoy.com is selling RotF Leader Optimus Prime for $39.99 CAD and has $9.99 flat rate shipping for Canadian shipping destinations. They also have RotF Leader Megatron for the same price. I may pick one up if it's still in stock when I have the money set aside.


In other words, since Leaders typically go for somwhere between $49.99-$59.99, you're more or less paying the same amount of money for it either way.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001388)
Posted by Mkall on September 22nd, 2009 @ 12:38pm CDT
I think I've been sold on Depth Charge.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001404)
Posted by Convotron on September 22nd, 2009 @ 1:04pm CDT
The problem with making RotF Leader Jetfire backwards compatible with 07 Leader OP is that its design isn't even perfect for combination with RotF Leader OP. It works well enough but to also include extra structural points on Jetfire to make it work with 07 Leader OP is impractical and poor toy design because it's just adding more obtrusive components for the sole purpose of connecting to 07 Leader OP.

Jetfire's compromised toy design is already largely criticized, adding more compromises to it would make it even more clunky than it already is. This is coming from someone who loves the figure.

I can't see how RotF Leader OP could be called a retooling of 07 Leader OP, though, considering it's an entirely new toy design, albeit of the same character. The placement and design of components, the size of the figure, as well as its transformation design are totally different.

I think the Automaton Toys pricing will save a decent bit of money. I bought my Leader OP for $59.99 CAD plus taxes locally. Sure, you're not getting a Leader OP for half the price but to me, something like $5 or $10 is still worth saving.
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001508)
Posted by Seibertron on September 22nd, 2009 @ 3:56pm CDT
Darth Bombshell wrote:Actually, it makes perfect sense. See, since ROTF Prime is basically 2007 Prime retooled, most people aren't going to want to rebuy it. (I'm talking about general people here, not hardcore obsessive completists.) And since the major selling point of Jetfire is the combining gimmick with Prime, most people are going to want to buy it. Therefore, it would make sense to ensure that it's backwards compatible with the first movie Prime as well, since most people aren't going to want to honk out an extra $65 for a figure they techincally already own.


Actually, it still doesn't make any sense at all. I think you might be confused about the new ROTF Optimus Prime which is a 100% brand spankin' NEW toy. There's absolutely nothing retooled about it. The figure is brand new from the ground up, has a completely different transformation. It's a completely separate toy. The ROTF toy is much more accurate to the movie Optimus Prime than the first one was. I didn't realize how much so until I transformed the original movie Prime and compared them side-by-side.

Image

Here's a series of photos I took comparing the first movie Prime to ROTF Prime:

http://www.seibertron.com/toys/gallery. ... &start=143
Re: New Toy Galleries: Leader Jetfire, Scouts Depthcharge and Ransack (1001580)
Posted by shonenfan4 on September 22nd, 2009 @ 6:29pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Darth Bombshell wrote:Actually, it makes perfect sense. See, since ROTF Prime is basically 2007 Prime retooled, most people aren't going to want to rebuy it. (I'm talking about general people here, not hardcore obsessive completists.) And since the major selling point of Jetfire is the combining gimmick with Prime, most people are going to want to buy it. Therefore, it would make sense to ensure that it's backwards compatible with the first movie Prime as well, since most people aren't going to want to honk out an extra $65 for a figure they techincally already own.


Actually, it still doesn't make any sense at all. I think you might be confused about the new ROTF Optimus Prime which is a 100% brand spankin' NEW toy. There's absolutely nothing retooled about it. The figure is brand new from the ground up, has a completely different transformation. It's a completely separate toy. The ROTF toy is much more accurate to the movie Optimus Prime than the first one was. I didn't realize how much so until I transformed the original movie Prime and compared them side-by-side.

Image

Here's a series of photos I took comparing the first movie Prime to ROTF Prime:

http://www.seibertron.com/toys/gallery. ... &start=143


Well, with the comparison pics, they sure look a lot different. The 2007 Movie seems to have more kibble on the sides.

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