Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 8:55AM CST

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We have a lot of news regarding the Transformers Siege line. CMD store, a collectables shop in Canada, has 3 new listings which each give us new confirmations:

- There is a preorder for a voyager War for Cybertron Siege Apeface figure. No image and while it has a ridiculous price ($60 CAD), CMD store is known for it's very high markups. The product is said to be out in December.

- There is a preorder for leader class Astrotrain. Also out in December.

- There is a preorder for the wave 4 deluxe figures from Siege which confirm that Barricade is the wavemate for Mirage and Impactor. There is no image of the actual toy provided. It will be out in October.

Finally, we have in hand images of Starscream and Soundwave. They can all be found at the snakas blog but we included some below. The big takeaway is that a boombox/tape deck/tape recorder - like mode for Soundwave is possible. It is unknown if this was intentional or not form Hasbro.

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More

Transformers News: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More
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Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011559)
Posted by Ominous Sand on February 20th, 2019 @ 9:00am CST
Fingers crossed for ApeFace. Hope they do Snapdragon as well
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011560)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 20th, 2019 @ 9:01am CST
Starscream's Decepticon insignia looks weird but it looks like a Seeker type Decepticon now. 8-)




ON THE OTHER SIDE APEFACE, UGH FINALLY, ITS BEEN 4 YEARS. :x :CON:
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011561)
Posted by Cobotron on February 20th, 2019 @ 9:04am CST
That robot mode for Starscream is sexy AF!

For me it's enough to make up for any short comings in his alt mode.
Which for me personally, isn't that bad either.
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011563)
Posted by william-james88 on February 20th, 2019 @ 9:06am CST
for those keeping track, almost all the wishes from this top 5 list are coming true:
https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... nes/41252/

And I mean, they should, those were the glaring omissions in the generations line.

All we need is Deathsaurus and Snapgradon and my list will be fullfilled
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011564)
Posted by Big Grim on February 20th, 2019 @ 9:07am CST
Apeface?!? Ooooooooooooo, if it's good, it'll join Skytread on my desk!
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011567)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 20th, 2019 @ 9:13am CST
william-james88 wrote:It is unknown if this was intentional or not form Hasbro.

Well, it's Warden, so, yeah, it was intentional ;)
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011568)
Posted by GeekyGamer Gal on February 20th, 2019 @ 9:14am CST
william-james88 wrote:Image


Anyone else notice the nod to Prime 'Screamer here with the heels?

I do like the idea of extra support around the turbine, and the little visual reference to my favorite variation of Starscream.
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011570)
Posted by william-james88 on February 20th, 2019 @ 9:24am CST
GeekyGamer Gal wrote:Anyone else notice the nod to Prime 'Screamer here with the heels?

I do like the idea of extra support around the turbine, and the little visual reference to my favorite variation of Starscream.


That reffers to the MP starscream which predates Prime Starscream
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011573)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on February 20th, 2019 @ 9:56am CST
Astrotrain being Leader Class instead of Commander class feels like a missed opportunity. Will be interesting to see how they work in the armor gimmick if at all.

Although... what if LC Siege Astrotrain is a retool of VC TR Astrotrain with transforming armor? Sounds pointless maybe, but they could turn that around and recolor it as Leader Class Sentinel Prime with the Apex Armor from Megatron: Origin.

Edit: 35th Anniversary line already has Soundblaster, right? Probably means we won't get a 'clean' version of Soundwave with red optics. Also, after all these years, why has Soundwave never gotten a G1 Marvel inspired deco?
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011576)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on February 20th, 2019 @ 10:02am CST
william-james88 wrote:
GeekyGamer Gal wrote:Anyone else notice the nod to Prime 'Screamer here with the heels?

I do like the idea of extra support around the turbine, and the little visual reference to my favorite variation of Starscream.


That reffers to the MP starscream which predates Prime Starscream


I knew that's why.

I really like both of these. Soundwave looks awesome, and Starscream is great. I thought Starscream would have a kibble backpack, but it actually cleans up quite nicely. Although, I have seen pictures of those thrusters on top, and that they can rotate to sit against his back, and even that doesn't look kibbly at all.

Soundwave and Starscream are both gonna be awesome, and I hope to get them both.

I hope that Astrotrain and Snapdragons are confirmed, because that excites me :DANCE:
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011583)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 20th, 2019 @ 10:27am CST
something about Starscream looks like he's kinda melted or made of cake or something. I dunno how to explain it. They all have something like that about them but it just seems more noticable on him with all that white and red looking kinda tasty... Not sure why he's even got that earth jet cockpit in bot mode either but whatever

Soundwave's 'boombox' mode looks pretty much like any robot that can fold it's legs up like that. It's not quite up finding out the rather awesome bat-mode of RotF Mindwipe or anything.

I just wanna see how tall Springer is and comparisons with other figures now he's confirmed a voyager and not the deluxe i was kinda hoping for.
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011585)
Posted by Cheetron on February 20th, 2019 @ 10:32am CST
Starscreams backpack killed him. I was hoping it wouldn't end up sticking out an inch. Pass for me now
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011588)
Posted by Soundwave-Superior on February 20th, 2019 @ 10:45am CST
It looks like Soundwave's arms were pulled off to achieve that "boombox" mode - they have no joint that would allow them to fold back and leave room for the legs.
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011597)
Posted by Cyberpath on February 20th, 2019 @ 11:44am CST
Carnivius_Prime wrote:something about Starscream looks like he's kinda melted or made of cake or something. I dunno how to explain it. [snip]
I see it now! :HALUC:
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011607)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 20th, 2019 @ 12:26pm CST
Soundwave-Superior wrote:It looks like Soundwave's arms were pulled off to achieve that "boombox" mode - they have no joint that would allow them to fold back and leave room for the legs.

I think you may be right judging from the pictures :-?
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011612)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 20th, 2019 @ 12:35pm CST
Image

Soundwave is giving some serious side-eye. :shock:

Getting back to the newly leaked Apeface listing and a possible Snapdragon to follow, how do we think Hasbro is handling the Horrorcons this time around? Will they be completely compatible with the Titans Return system of play? If so, it's hard to imagine the Headmaster units would retain their original G1 gimmick of forming both the robot mode head and the beast mode head. I assume that if TR backwards compatibility is important, Spasma and Krunk will only form the robot mode heads. Which route would you rather they take, or are there other ideas on how to either compromise on these gimmicks or alternatively to have it all?
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011624)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on February 20th, 2019 @ 2:00pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:Image

Soundwave is giving some serious side-eye. :shock:

Getting back to the newly leaked Apeface listing and a possible Snapdragon to follow, how do we think Hasbro is handling the Horrorcons this time around? Will they be completely compatible with the Titans Return system of play? If so, it's hard to imagine the Headmaster units would retain their original G1 gimmick of forming both the robot mode head and the beast mode head. I assume that if TR backwards compatibility is important, Spasma and Krunk will only form the robot mode heads. Which route would you rather they take, or are there other ideas on how to either compromise on these gimmicks or alternatively to have it all?

Personally, I feel like it might not be backwards compatible to Titans Return, but maybe back to Thrilling 30 Brainstorm. Just for the head to look normal sized. But, considering this line is about returning to the original gimmicks, I'd be surprised if they weren't pulling double duty, and backwards compatible
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011629)
Posted by Skritz on February 20th, 2019 @ 2:40pm CST
Apeface?! NOW?! Hoooolyyyyy craaaaap this better be real and there better be a Snapdragon coming along. :shock:
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011630)
Posted by carytheone on February 20th, 2019 @ 2:46pm CST
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Getting back to the newly leaked Apeface listing and a possible Snapdragon to follow, how do we think Hasbro is handling the Horrorcons this time around? Will they be completely compatible with the Titans Return system of play? If so, it's hard to imagine the Headmaster units would retain their original G1 gimmick of forming both the robot mode head and the beast mode head. I assume that if TR backwards compatibility is important, Spasma and Krunk will only form the robot mode heads. Which route would you rather they take, or are there other ideas on how to either compromise on these gimmicks or alternatively to have it all?

Personally, I feel like it might not be backwards compatible to Titans Return, but maybe back to Thrilling 30 Brainstorm. Just for the head to look normal sized. But, considering this line is about returning to the original gimmicks, I'd be surprised if they weren't pulling double duty, and backwards compatible
I doubt they will ever go back to the T30 BS headmaster size (one off size figure) and be much more likely to stick with TR titanmasters (Jetfire is already compatible). My guess is maybe the beast modes heads would have a helmet type gimmick like the TR leaders did. So the new head/titan masters would form the robot head and plug into a beast helmet or mask type scenario.
Re: Siege News Roundup: Astrotrain Confirmed, Voyager Apeface Listing, Soundwave's Boombox Mode and More (2011639)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 20th, 2019 @ 3:31pm CST
carytheone wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Personally, I feel like it might not be backwards compatible to Titans Return, but maybe back to Thrilling 30 Brainstorm. Just for the head to look normal sized. But, considering this line is about returning to the original gimmicks, I'd be surprised if they weren't pulling double duty, and backwards compatible
I doubt they will ever go back to the T30 BS headmaster size (one off size figure) and be much more likely to stick with TR titanmasters (Jetfire is already compatible). My guess is maybe the beast modes heads would have a helmet type gimmick like the TR leaders did. So the new head/titan masters would form the robot head and plug into a beast helmet or mask type scenario.


Yeah, since we've got an "easter egg" for Titan and Prime Masters being able to ride in Jetfire's cockpit, I would assume Hasbro would stay with that standard for any additional Headmaster gimmick characters for the foreseeable future. That said, I like the idea of the beast mode heads being a helmet or mask that pops out and covers the Titan Master head or face, akin to some of the Voyager and Leader Class figures in the Titans Return line. Let's just hope Hasbro has learned from the mistake that is Voyager Galvatron's "mask," though.

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