New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer

New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer

Friday, July 10th, 2020 11:31am CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! If the video reviews of Deluxe Class Arcee and Allicon weren't enough for you, fellow Seibertron user, LinaNui, has let us know that YouTube toy reviewer, TonTon, has reviewed another Wave 2 Deluxe! This time, its Airwave's turn. Just like Wave 1 Ironworks, Airwave is an update of one of the Micromaster bases from late G1 and is a modulizer to allow for different layouts and connect to other tf bases! As with the weaponisers from Siege, he can also become armour for compatible figures.

Thats not all though as fellow Seibertron user, Grimmtrigger, has also done a review of the new leader Class Doubledealer! This is an update to one of the original Powermasters from G1 and can triple change just like the original, going from missile carrying truck, to giant bird, to robot mode. While he has lost the powermaster gimmick of his original toy, he does have compatability with the cassette gimmick that Soundwave enjoyed back in Siege.

Check out both reviews below:

TonTon Reviews Deluxe Class Airwave



Grimmtrigger reviews Leader Class Doubledealer



What do you think of these toys? Looking forward to owning them? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): LinaNui, Grimmtrigger from Seibertron, TonTon Reviews on YouTube


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Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071127)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on July 10th, 2020 @ 11:49am CDT
Also keep in mind that Wave 1's original date was March 1st and the dates for waves 2 and 3 were set in late Feb/early March when they were first revealed. I believe Hasbro indicated they were planning for a disruption/delay due to Covid-19 when setting those dates, so the 6 month gap between waves 1 and 2 followed by a 2 month gap was probably their best guess in Feb/March on where Covid-19 would slow things down and then pick up again. I would not be surprised to see wave 2 move up a little bit now that wave 1 appears to have hit saturation in most of the US.

Looking at my old toy haul photos, I just realized that the target exclusives have leapfrogged both waves 2 and 3 as compared to last year. I found the Rainmakers relatively early at the end of July last year and had the wave 3 deluxes and Smashdown by then.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071128)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 10th, 2020 @ 11:53am CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I really do think they should have made her a Titan Master to balance out the shortcomings.

Total agreement here. It wouldn't have made the figure better overall, but it would have made her different. Different enough to be more worth the effort.

It was a convention/retailer exclusive with confusing distribution, but we just got a Titan Master Arcee three years ago. The TMs we've gotten in WfC were the last of the standard headmasters, they're exceptional. I'm disappointed in the figure, but valuing G1 accuracy with removable kibble is more consistent with the overall line than another Headmaster would be.

Unlike Scorpinok, you mean? ;)

Titan Master Arcee is a pink Blur. I mean, it exists. But it's not really a great representation of Headmaster Arcee.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071129)
Posted by sol magnus on July 10th, 2020 @ 12:06pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:
sol magnus wrote:According to Walmart .com Wave 2 is supposed to be available 9/1/2020 and Wave 3 11/1/2020. I realize these are probably floating dates, but even if that's true Wave 2 is going to be short. Seems like those guys (whatever I'm getting for myself and my son) will have to be gotten pretty quickly.

Time between initial distribution of waves /= length of distribution of those waves.

I'm aware of that. However, we do have the final installment of the trilogy to look forward to, and there may be some butting up against the timeline for release of that sub-line. I'm just going by the dates - which TDLR don't necessarily mean anything, but also could mean something.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071130)
Posted by Black Hat on July 10th, 2020 @ 12:07pm CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I really do think they should have made her a Titan Master to balance out the shortcomings.

Total agreement here. It wouldn't have made the figure better overall, but it would have made her different. Different enough to be more worth the effort.

It was a convention/retailer exclusive with confusing distribution, but we just got a Titan Master Arcee three years ago. The TMs we've gotten in WfC were the last of the standard headmasters, they're exceptional. I'm disappointed in the figure, but valuing G1 accuracy with removable kibble is more consistent with the overall line than another Headmaster would be.

Unlike Scorpinok, you mean? ;)

Titan Master Arcee is a pink Blur. I mean, it exists. But it's not really a great representation of Headmaster Arcee.

QFT. TR Arcee is just not very good. Not even because she's not that accurate, but rather because she's so obviously just Blurr in very bad cosplay. Also the attempt to meld Blurr's cockpit chest with Arcee's traditional torso design makes her look like she's wearing a see-through top, which is admittedly rather funny.

Honestly, I'd rather we just got a redesigned Arcee at this point. If Megatron can be a tank (which I wholeheartedly support) I see no reason why Arcee can't have a robot mode that can actually transform without just being a retool of a guy. Someone posted a redesign of Arcee, and I have to say I quite like it.
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Still looks feminine without just looking like a non-transforming gynoid wearing a backpack.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071132)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 10th, 2020 @ 12:27pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I really do think they should have made her a Titan Master to balance out the shortcomings.

Total agreement here. It wouldn't have made the figure better overall, but it would have made her different. Different enough to be more worth the effort.

It was a convention/retailer exclusive with confusing distribution, but we just got a Titan Master Arcee three years ago. The TMs we've gotten in WfC were the last of the standard headmasters, they're exceptional. I'm disappointed in the figure, but valuing G1 accuracy with removable kibble is more consistent with the overall line than another Headmaster would be.

Unlike Scorpinok, you mean? ;)

Titan Master Arcee is a pink Blur. I mean, it exists. But it's not really a great representation of Headmaster Arcee.

QFT. TR Arcee is just not very good. Not even because she's not that accurate, but rather because she's so obviously just Blurr in very bad cosplay. Also the attempt to meld Blurr's cockpit chest with Arcee's traditional torso design makes her look like she's wearing a see-through top, which is admittedly rather funny.

Honestly, I'd rather we just got a redesigned Arcee at this point. If Megatron can be a tank (which I wholeheartedly support) I see no reason why Arcee can't have a robot mode that can actually transform without just being a retool of a guy. Someone posted a redesign of Arcee, and I have to say I quite like it.
Image
Still looks feminine without just looking like a non-transforming gynoid wearing a backpack.

That's a pretty nifty design, I think it works quite well. I'd be all for that, honestly G1 Arcee as she was, is perfect fodder for the R.E.D line. She'd be perfect there.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071133)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on July 10th, 2020 @ 12:27pm CDT
I'd kind of like to see Arcee as a helicopter.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071134)
Posted by Black Hat on July 10th, 2020 @ 12:36pm CDT
If we're talking different alt modes for her I'd love to see her as a Daihatsu Copen...
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...Or maybe an Autozam AZ1?
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For added fun, add back some of the black from the T30 release, increase the white, give her a red light and boom, world's cutest police car, and also stealth homage to the pink vehicle from Power Rangers SPD/Dekaranger!
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Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071137)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 10th, 2020 @ 2:13pm CDT
Her existing altmode, when properly shaped, is pretty close to being a Corvette.

Gauntlet101010 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I really do think they should have made her a Titan Master to balance out the shortcomings.

Total agreement here. It wouldn't have made the figure better overall, but it would have made her different. Different enough to be more worth the effort.

It was a convention/retailer exclusive with confusing distribution, but we just got a Titan Master Arcee three years ago. The TMs we've gotten in WfC were the last of the standard headmasters, they're exceptional. I'm disappointed in the figure, but valuing G1 accuracy with removable kibble is more consistent with the overall line than another Headmaster would be.

Unlike Scorpinok, you mean? ;)

Titan Master Arcee is a pink Blur. I mean, it exists. But it's not really a great representation of Headmaster Arcee.
Not to mention, it's rarespensive.

Black Hat wrote:QFT. TR Arcee is just not very good. Not even because she's not that accurate, but rather because she's so obviously just Blurr in very bad cosplay. Also the attempt to meld Blurr's cockpit chest with Arcee's traditional torso design makes her look like she's wearing a see-through top, which is admittedly rather funny.
Eh, "very bad cosplay" would be if they hadn't given her the new shield, upper arms, and hand covers. They weren't going to make an entirely new Deluxe mold for an exclusive, and out of all the Titans Return molds, Blurr was the most suitable.

Black Hat wrote:Honestly, I'd rather we just got a redesigned Arcee at this point. If Megatron can be a tank (which I wholeheartedly support) I see no reason why Arcee can't have a robot mode that can actually transform without just being a retool of a guy. Someone posted a redesign of Arcee, and I have to say I quite like it.
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Still looks feminine without just looking like a non-transforming gynoid wearing a backpack.
The thing is,the recent tank Megatrons have still preserved the Walther-based legs and and arms for the sake of still resembling the cartoon design. And Arcee's design ended up with humanoid legs... The fact that she has a curvy car mode as well as a curvy robot mode means that it should be possible to make that design transformable (unlike Elita's squad, where they'd be better off giving up on most of the bot mode curves because of the boxy, angular altmodes). The T30 toy already proves that better integration is possible (and doesn't idiotically go out of its way to try vanishing the wheels), and I'm certain there are ways to improve beyond that... I reiterate that it would help if she'd gotten a toy in 1986 like she was supposed to, because then designers would have that as a baseline to work off of instead of just the animation model.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071139)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on July 10th, 2020 @ 2:34pm CDT
All I'm saying is, we got Apeface and Snapdragon and Skorponok because they were skipped in Titans Return. Arcee only got a minor retool, but she still got a figure. It wasn't her turn.

Think of it this way: if we had gotten a proper Headmaster Arcee, how many people would instead be complaining that the T30 figure was overdue for an update?
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071141)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 10th, 2020 @ 3:19pm CDT
That's an odd way of looking at it considering vanilla Arcee already had a figure that was a G1 robot mode with a G1 vehicle mode. Either way it's a retread.

It's not like Earthrise is a line that's afraid of retreading characters.

Although we're getting away from talking about the figures themselves now...
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071143)
Posted by Tuned Agent on July 10th, 2020 @ 3:52pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:If we're talking different alt modes for her I'd love to see her as a Daihatsu Copen...
Image
Image
...Or maybe an Autozam AZ1?
Image
For added fun, add back some of the black from the T30 release, increase the white, give her a red light and boom, world's cutest police car, and also stealth homage to the pink vehicle from Power Rangers SPD/Dekaranger!
Image

I've always thought a Dodge Viper would be a pretty sweet alt mode for Arcee.

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Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071144)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on July 10th, 2020 @ 4:03pm CDT
Hmmm...
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071190)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 11th, 2020 @ 5:51am CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! The flood of video reviews continue as we have two new ones for you all to look at!

The first comes from Jon Toys Reviews on YouTube and is the final Wave 2 Deluxe, Smokescreen! This is an earth mode version of the character that was released as part of Generations Selects last year, as a redeco/retool of Siege Prowl. This time round it looks like Smokescreen nabbed the retail spot while rumours have it that Prowl is the exclusive.

The second review is of the Target exclusive Decepticon Clones two pack, and comes from Seibertron's own, Chuckdawg1999.

Here's his thoughts on these releases:
Chuckdawg1999 wrote:They're TWINS! The Decepticon clones are one of those, or two of those, rare almost forgotten teams from the later part of G1. Originally released under the Titans Return banner, this set is a US release of the Japanese decos. They're simple figures that can be fiddly at times, but really don't move the needle one way or the other. If you had them as a kid like I did You'll probably be moved to pick them up.


Check out both video reviews here!

Jon Toys Reviews Earthrise Smokescreen



Chuckdawg1999 Reviews Target Exclusive Decepticon Clones two pack



What do you think about these reviews? Are you planning on getting them? Do you already have some of them? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071197)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 11th, 2020 @ 8:23am CDT
So the headlights will be blacked out on Smokey. Wonderful. >:oP
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071206)
Posted by sol magnus on July 11th, 2020 @ 8:50am CDT
The gray guns with Smokescreen point to a Bluestreak or Prowl for sure.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071210)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 11th, 2020 @ 8:58am CDT
sol magnus wrote:The gray guns with Smokescreen point to a Bluestreak or Prowl for sure.

Well we do have plenty of rumours that Prowl is coming in a two pack with an Earth mode Ironhide.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071212)
Posted by sol magnus on July 11th, 2020 @ 9:01am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
sol magnus wrote:The gray guns with Smokescreen point to a Bluestreak or Prowl for sure.

Well we do have plenty of rumours that Prowl is coming in a two pack with an Earth mode Ironhide.

Of which I eagerly await confirmation.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071217)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 11th, 2020 @ 9:12am CDT
I'd imagine it'd be when Ratchet would be announced, otherwise our first look at a new mould would be part of an exclusive set.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071234)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on July 11th, 2020 @ 10:17am CDT
So glad they fixed the feet issue with Smokescreen. My biggest gripe with the Siege mold was that the feet didn't seem to lock in place, they kept slipping back into alt mode position. Hopefully there's some truth to those Earthrise Prowl rumors, cause I'm definitely going to upgrade.
Re: New Video Reviews of Transformers Earthrise Deluxe Class Airwave and Leader Class Doubledealer (2071240)
Posted by Tuned Agent on July 11th, 2020 @ 11:24am CDT
The more I look at the ER datsun mold, the more it grows on me. It's starting to go from a pass to a maybe.

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