New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack

New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack

Saturday, August 8th, 2020 10:35am CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, -WonkoTheSane-, has let us know that Seibertron user and YouTube toy reviewer, PrimeVsPrime, has uploaded a new video review of the forthcoming Amazon exclusive Transformers Earthrise Autobot Alliance two pack! In this set is Earth Mode Ironhide (a retool of Siege Ironhide) and Earth Mode Prowl (a retool of Earthrise Smokescreen). Now while we've previously had a review of Ironhide, this gives us a proper look at Prowl, giving him a chance to shine.

We've embedded the review below for your convenience.



What do you think of these two? Are you replacing your Siege versions or having them stand side by side? Let ys know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): -WonkoTheSane-, PrimeVsPrime from Seibertron


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Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075373)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on August 8th, 2020 @ 10:51am CDT
Replacing the Siege versions? Nope, they'll be replacing the Universe 2.0 versions! ;)
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075374)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on August 8th, 2020 @ 11:03am CDT
I wasn't interested in this before the video. I have Siege Ironhide, and he was enough for me. But now I really want that Earth Rise Ironhide just so I can give him Siege Ironhide's hammer. Ironhide strikes me as a hammer and shield type.

I'm kinda cold on that Prowl is the problem. I'm not really into the head design as much as the Siege one. Also: this might sound weird, but his vehicle mode is kinda boring. Much like the Siege Prowl. To be honest, I don't even think it's that there's anything wrong with the Earth Rise Prowl, if I had missed Siege Prowl and gotten Earthrise instead, damn skippy I'd like it as much as I like the Siege one. They're equal to each other to me I guess.

Do I need it? No. Am I going to get it? Yes, but only so I can have that Ironhide. Damn these two-packs.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075375)
Posted by LordBludgeon on August 8th, 2020 @ 12:45pm CDT
I cannot wait for my set to come in the mail! I pre-ordered as soon as they went live! I'm happy I at least managed to pre-order this set, but upset I missed out on Soundwave set. Again... Wal-Mart exclusives let me down. No Soundwave set, no Gigawatt. :'(
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075383)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on August 8th, 2020 @ 1:55pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I'm kinda cold on that Prowl is the problem. I'm not really into the head design as much as the Siege one. Also: this might sound weird, but his vehicle mode is kinda boring. Much like the Siege Prowl. To be honest, I don't even think it's that there's anything wrong with the Earth Rise Prowl, if I had missed Siege Prowl and gotten Earthrise instead, damn skippy I'd like it as much as I like the Siege one. They're equal to each other to me I guess.

Do I need it? No. Am I going to get it? Yes, but only so I can have that Ironhide. Damn these two-packs.


I think Siege Prowl's car mode is pretty cool, and in some ways better than the ER car. But I definitely like the ER both mode better.
I didn't buy much of anything from the Siege line, but it would've been nice if there would've been some sort of heads-up as to which characters would be released in both lines.
Personally I'd be pretty unhappy if I had bought Siege versions but liked the ER ones better.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075384)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on August 8th, 2020 @ 1:58pm CDT
LordBludgeon wrote:I cannot wait for my set to come in the mail! I pre-ordered as soon as they went live! I'm happy I at least managed to pre-order this set, but upset I missed out on Soundwave set. Again... Wal-Mart exclusives let me down. No Soundwave set, no Gigawatt. :'(


I'm looking forward to this as well...
And don't give up hope on Soundwave yet, but there's a chance you may have to check out a couple stores to find him. I mean, keep an online eye out, but I won't be surprised if I end up getting him at the nearby Walmart. If I see the Netflix Bumblebee, I'll probably get him too.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075387)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 8th, 2020 @ 2:29pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:Personally I'd be pretty unhappy if I had bought Siege versions but liked the ER ones better.

*Looks at seeker trio, Datsuns, Prime, Ironhide, Ratchet, 2 Megatrons, Soundwave, 2 Ultra Magnuses*
... Eh.

Some of these bother me more than others. I definitely feel like they did too many redecoes of the leaders, and I never would have gotten Bluestreak, Smokescreen, and Ironhide if I'd known slightly modified earth modes were coming. But Prowl and Ratchet have different visual designs that match their IDW2 comics and Siege versions, and even if they're not perfect, I like having a bunch of Tetrajets opposite the female Autobots. While I'll probably unload a few of the duplicates, most will have a permanent place in my collection as characters from other media while my ER lineup will be the definitive classic G1 collection.

I really want an earth mode Magnus, and though it might be in SS instead of ER, I'm guessing it'll happen. I don't regret the Netflix variant, but I never should have gotten the regular Siege one.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075388)
Posted by Tuned Agent on August 8th, 2020 @ 2:31pm CDT
Sowndwave76 wrote:
LordBludgeon wrote:I cannot wait for my set to come in the mail! I pre-ordered as soon as they went live! I'm happy I at least managed to pre-order this set, but upset I missed out on Soundwave set. Again... Wal-Mart exclusives let me down. No Soundwave set, no Gigawatt. :'(


I'm looking forward to this as well...
And don't give up hope on Soundwave yet, but there's a chance you may have to check out a couple stores to find him. I mean, keep an online eye out, but I won't be surprised if I end up getting him at the nearby Walmart. If I see the Netflix Bumblebee, I'll probably get him too.

Yeah, I wouldn't worry too much yet, I'm sure the Soundwave set will make it's way to stores in the next couple months, just like Megs and Hotlink.

As for the two-pack, I don't really care about Ironhide. I have the Siege version and I really like him, and this version doesn't have a great alt mode. Prowl isn't perfect either, his doors could use "highway patrol" on them, his pelvis could use a little paint detailing to break up all the solid black, and he has Bluestreak's headsculpt. But the more I look at Prowl, the more I like him. His deco is otherwise very nice, I especially like the black detailing around the windows in alt mode. I don't have a Prowl in my collection, so I might get this set just for the Prowl (before the secondary market prices skyrocket, as Amazon exclusives tend to do).
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075392)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 8th, 2020 @ 3:27pm CDT
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Why give him Smokescreen's head, when Prowl has his head? I call bs.


I still think if :TAKARATOMY: / :HASBRO: were smartER they would use CW Club Subcription Bluestreak's colors for this mold. I would so throw my money for that...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075397)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on August 8th, 2020 @ 5:43pm CDT
Tuned Agent wrote:But the more I look at Prowl, the more I like him. His deco is otherwise very nice, I especially like the black detailing around the windows in alt mode. I don't have a Prowl in my collection, so I might get this set just for the Prowl (before the secondary market prices skyrocket, as Amazon exclusives tend to do).


Dude, that's a good call. I don't think these ER figures are the best there will ever be, but taking in consideration both the past and what's been recently available, they're really pretty good, at least in terms of appearance.
I have one opened figure from the Siege line, so I can't really speak to transformation enjoyment, overall QC, etc., because I have very little personal frame of reference.
So maybe there are issues that will make it easy for some to pass on a lot of these ER figures.

But if you don't have a Prowl in your collection, I'd go for the 2 pack. Even though you like your Siege Ironhide, the ER version's bot mode is pretty on point. Not sure how you display your collection, but maybe have the Siege IH in alt mode since it's relatively unique, and have the ER IH in bot mode.

These are already overpriced imo. All of them. Yeah Ironhide's a large deluxe, so I'll call that a win.
But when all the other deluxes are $20+, assuming you already have your favorite character(s) it will sting quite a bit to have to buy any later on when getting them for original release price is either a hassle or just not likely. Wait for a sale and who knows if you'll get what you want.
I buy what I really like, but I can't imagine paying anywhere close to $30+ for one of these deluxes.
The average price for Siege Skywarp on the 'bay is $70 (& in most cases that's not including the shipping cost you're covering).

When Amazon runs dry, I'm betting the price for Prowl & Ironhide is $65-$80.
I'd bite now.
Oh, and don't forget you'll have until November to cancel if you change your mind.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075401)
Posted by Starseeker on August 8th, 2020 @ 6:20pm CDT
Today online I saw that a Walmart 7 miles from where I work had Airwave as being in stock and with a tag saying "pick up today." I excitedly went over there to find none on the shelves, but they had a bunch of pallets on the floor loaded with toy boxes ready for pack out.
I asked a guy that had an assistant manager tag on if someone could help me get the figure and showed him the webpage that showed in stock. The guy looked at me like he didn't want to be bothered and said, "see all these pallets? We're just unloading the truck. I don't know if it'll be here today or tomorrow, but if you check back tomorrow you'll probably find it, so thats why it says that."
If I really wanted to be a jerk, I would have asked for the store manager and demanded not to leave without the toy. But I took the high road and I'll check back tomorrow.
The service at these retailers is getting worse and worse though. Don't have it in your website that the figure can be picked up today and then have some wise guy tell you to come back tomorrow.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075403)
Posted by o.supreme on August 8th, 2020 @ 7:28pm CDT
I had the same experience last weekend. There is something seriously screwed up with Walmarts website. If you go directly to it, you can't even find wave 2 deluxes, but if you look them up independently starting with Google for example,it says several stores in my area have them in stock, which is completely false.

They may be coming sooner than later, bit I'll be shocked if the first sighting is tomorrow. I thought for sure it would be last weekend being the beginning of the month, but was proved wrong. I had a lady tell me at one store thenext shipment of deluxe's was coming 8/12, another store said 8/14, but I think it could just be more siege Netflix....do all deluxe's have the same item number now? I can't remember....
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075408)
Posted by DeathReviews on August 8th, 2020 @ 8:25pm CDT
Yay! Doublecrosser - another neat Battlemaster for Hasbro to NOT put in stores anywhere for anybody to find! Yet more grist to feed the scalping websites and mess over collectors everywhere through utterly incompetent production and distribution! Whee, whee!
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075414)
Posted by o.supreme on August 8th, 2020 @ 10:35pm CDT
Well since I cant find Slitherfang anywhere, I just went ahead and put together all the AIRLOCK Transformers I have so far, pretty cool, but now I realize my even more ambitious project (all the TR and Legends bases), will require more space. I finally have them, all, just working out the logistics of how I can display them all in base modes for photos down the line...
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075418)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 8th, 2020 @ 11:39pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I'm kinda cold on that Prowl is the problem. I'm not really into the head design as much as the Siege one.


It's actually Bluestreaks cartoon head design, not Prowl's: the "ear muffs" are missing. Payback for Siege Bluestreak reusing Prowl's head?
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075427)
Posted by Triggerdick Megatron on August 9th, 2020 @ 4:08am CDT
Starseeker wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Sky Lynx is seriously an incredible figure, he is so much fun! And has so much play value!

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Also, I put my engineering degree to good use and built a spaceport! Omega is currently buried in one of my upper shelves at the moment, otherwise he would be there too

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Looks awesome, nicely done!
I have some designs in mind for a big Decepticon city/spaceport built around Trypticon/Overlord/Sky Shadow which incorporates these Earhrise guys once I get them. I'd also like to build a "pen" for the beast mode 'cons that factors into it somehow, but I'm still working on it in my head.



Yes, I'm absolutely loving Sky Lynx too. It has a lot of detail, so many modes and endless possibilities :)
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075433)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 9th, 2020 @ 6:08am CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I'm kinda cold on that Prowl is the problem. I'm not really into the head design as much as the Siege one.


It's actually Bluestreaks cartoon head design, not Prowl's: the "ear muffs" are missing. Payback for Siege Bluestreak reusing Prowl's head?


All that head talk remind me of a light custom I'm about to make. Turning Combiner Wars Prowl into CW Red Allert by painting his helmet black and using a Repro sheet of G1 Red Alert.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075438)
Posted by Starseeker on August 9th, 2020 @ 9:53am CDT
If anyone is looking to pre order Airwave, Gamestop has him listed for $19.99 with an arrival date of 8/24. I jumped on that after my experience at Walmart yesterday. Snagged Greasepit on Gamestop as well for the same price. Looks like they're more ahead of the curve than BBTS who has all these things listed as pre order for the last couple months with no change and they want to charge $2.00 more for a deluxe.
Easy decision for me to make about which route to go.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075441)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on August 9th, 2020 @ 10:12am CDT
I got very lucky this morning. Stopped by the local Target and found the big guy sitting there on the shelf. What a find! Cannot wait to pose him with the rest of my Titans I have. In addition, I picked up Slitherfang as well. Was hoping to see Sky Lynx but no luck.

SGM
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075442)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on August 9th, 2020 @ 10:14am CDT
SGMLordMirage wrote:I got very lucky this morning. Stopped by the local Target and found the big guy sitting there on the shelf. What a find! Cannot wait to pose him with the rest of my Titans I have. In addition, I picked up Slitherfang as well. Was hoping to see Sky Lynx but no luck.

SGM

You're lucky, seems there's only one target in a large part of illinois that is carrying him :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Autobot Alliance Two Pack (2075443)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on August 9th, 2020 @ 10:22am CDT
I know, in the southern part of Missouri, seems between Springfield and Branson there is only two stores. For some that's more than what they have. When I was stationed in Virginia, shoot there was five Targets within 50 mille radius.

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