Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 10:53AM CDT

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We've got a treat for you today, fellow Seibertronians! Our own forum member Sabrblade has found a fun little stop-motion animated short on the official Taiwan Hasbro YouTube channel, featuring several of the Transformers: War for Cybertron - SIEGE figures released over the past several months. The 2 minute long short is done in a "fighting game" style of presentation, complete with a character select screen. Among the feature characters are Deluxe Class Hound, Skytread (a.k.a., Flywheels), and Cog, with a surprise guest appearance by none other than Voyager Class Starscream! Most of the laser fire is done with special effects instead of the soft plastic "effects parts" that come with the Battle Master figures of the SIEGE line. Take a look for yourself at the short below.



What do you think of this marketing effort by Taiwan Hasbro? Do you wish we could see more things like this from Hasbro in North America or other parts of the world? Has it sparked your imagination for your own epic battles among your Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE figures? Let us know in the comments below, and stayed tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
Credit(s): Sabrblade, YouTube.com (Taiwan Hasbro)
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Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2018938)
Posted by -Crossfire- on April 14th, 2019 @ 11:46am CDT
That is probably the coolest Flywheels has ever been and ever will be. Also, did Cog just use his own arm as a melee weapon? That's awesome.
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2018942)
Posted by SkyFire Prime on April 14th, 2019 @ 12:26pm CDT
Dahm that flywheels,
love the second reattachement!....might buy Flywheels now lol
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2018957)
Posted by transformers_va on April 14th, 2019 @ 10:00pm CDT
That, by itself, was a million times better/cooler than ALL the Bay films put together :lol:
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2018960)
Posted by KVO Prime on April 14th, 2019 @ 11:38pm CDT
HOLY HECK AWESOMESAUCE!!
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2018962)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 15th, 2019 @ 12:47am CDT
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That's much better! After getting Aimless finally, I went ahead and swapped his arms with Blowpipe to give both much more original toy (and correct character model) accuracy. The gray plastics are a perfect match for lucky Blowpipe. The blue plastics aren't a perfect match for Aimless, though. Still, they coordinate very well with each other and the slight difference in hue I think actually makes Aimless look more defined as a figure, as opposed to having his entire torso and arms all be one uniform color with almost not other paint details or colors to break them up.

I intend keep buying these humanoid Battle Masters up, increasing my cache of weapons blast effects, Frankensteining together a nice Nightstick to go with the upcoming Ricochet, fixing up Firedrive with some proper gray parts instead of the stark white he has now, and using the left over pieces to make some original characters, perhaps. Unfortunatley, I'm at a loss as to how to "correct" Caliburst, other than to buy another Aimless, keep all his parts as factory assembled, and make him Caliburst, lol! The lack of pins on this size class and the modularity of the parts, including the gun barrels, is a customizer's dream come true.
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019051)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 15th, 2019 @ 8:25pm CDT
If :HASBRO: / :TAKARATOMY: where smart they should put out a weapons effects pack of some kind and maybe include a Targetmaster/Micromaster with each pack. C'mon :HASBRO: / :TAKARATOMY: what say you?


I picked up Ironhide and he's yet another epic figure in this amazing line. So by when can we expect Ratchet? Is he suppose to be a Walgreen's release or is that still TBA? :VEHI:
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019052)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 15th, 2019 @ 8:26pm CDT
transformers_va wrote:That, by itself, was a million times better/cooler than ALL the Bay films put together :lol:



:)) :APPLAUSE: :VEHI:
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019066)
Posted by william-james88 on April 15th, 2019 @ 11:07pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:If :HASBRO: / :TAKARATOMY: where smart they should put out a weapons effects pack of some kind and maybe include a Targetmaster/Micromaster with each pack. C'mon :HASBRO: / :TAKARATOMY: what say you?


The weaponizers in this line are weapon packs that can.combine into a robot.
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019067)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 15th, 2019 @ 11:23pm CDT
I was boasting above about how wonderful it was that the Siege Battle Masters were so interchangeable with one another after I swapped around Blowpipe's and Aimless' arms. Well, I found out that it's certainly true of the legs of all the humanoid Battle Masters, but NOT their arms and weapons, thanks to Firedrive. He's got larger ball joints for his shoulders, so the arms from Blowpipe and Aimless won't fit on him (and visa versa). The same goes for the gun barrels, which are also not compatible, due to major design differences. Firedrive's gun barrel attaches via holes that fit nubs on the back of the figure, while with Blowpipe and Aimless, their gun barrels attach via numbs that fit in holes on the backs of their figures.

So, this throws a wrench into a lot of my parts swapping plans. I'm going to have to look into repainting some of these figures instead to make the special characters I want. Does anyone know if these figures are made of the dreaded "unpaintable" plastic?
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019068)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 15th, 2019 @ 11:33pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:So, this throws a wrench into a lot of my parts swapping plans. I'm going to have to look into repainting some of these figures instead to make the special characters I want. Does anyone know if these figures are made of the dreaded "unpaintable" plastic?


I only know of one confirmed case of POM or PA (aka nylon): Lionizer's black parts. I can't really tell which plastic is which, but here's a list of the most common types used plus some features:

Plastic on TFWiki.

Finally, POM and PA can still be painted, but with specialised paints I'd imagine. Ask at Game Workshop :P
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019071)
Posted by Skritz on April 15th, 2019 @ 11:47pm CDT
I just wish we'd get the Targetmasters for Blurr and Kup so Hot Rod doesn't look too lonely.
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019076)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on April 16th, 2019 @ 2:26am CDT
Skritz wrote:I just wish we'd get the Targetmasters for Blurr and Kup so Hot Rod doesn't look too lonely.


Maybe we will further on in the WFC trilogy, along with the '87 Autobot Targetmasters we're still missing (and maybe hopefully the '88 Double Targetmasters).
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019090)
Posted by Cyberpath on April 16th, 2019 @ 9:25am CDT
So, are the blades "permanently" attached to Siege Megatron's gun?
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019092)
Posted by Cobotron on April 16th, 2019 @ 9:29am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:So, are the blades "permanently" attached to Siege Megatron's gun?
Well, yes and no? Looking at mine, the gray parts are on a mushroom peg that connect to the black hinge parts. Looks like one could remove the blades but they'd be left with those black nubs on the sides. I haven't tried myself, but I've seen others have done it.

Guess you'll have to open him to find out! :lol: ;)^

I saw you got him in another thread.
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019094)
Posted by mordhelm on April 16th, 2019 @ 9:52am CDT
The blades on Megs are removable like a standard plastic mushroom peg. I did that and reattached no problem
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019109)
Posted by Skritz on April 16th, 2019 @ 11:39am CDT
Jeddostotle7 wrote:
Skritz wrote:I just wish we'd get the Targetmasters for Blurr and Kup so Hot Rod doesn't look too lonely.


Maybe we will further on in the WFC trilogy, along with the '87 Autobot Targetmasters we're still missing (and maybe hopefully the '88 Double Targetmasters).


I'm hoping too because I've ended up with a mostly-complete set of the original Targetmaster characters via mostly Titans Return (and Combiner Wars for Cyclonus). Right now we're missing an update to the three new Autobot characters: Pointblank, Sureshot and Crosshair. As futuristic vehicles they'd work fine in the WFC trilogy.
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019113)
Posted by o.supreme on April 16th, 2019 @ 11:53am CDT
Jeddostotle7 wrote:and maybe hopefully the '88 Double Targetmasters.


Hasbro has developed an interesting conundrum with these. T30 Scoop did come with his 2 TM Partners, but obviously TR Quake did not. Then there's TFCC Needlenose & Spinister that did...but then again they were club exclusives.

I wonder if Hasbro would release 2 TM's in a pack as part of their Micromaster line? If for nothing else to get Quake his partners in some modern form. Then all we would need are modern updates of Landfill & Quickmix, along with their respective TM's.
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019114)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on April 16th, 2019 @ 12:05pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:and maybe hopefully the '88 Double Targetmasters.


Hasbro has developed an interesting conundrum with these. T30 Scoop did come with his 2 TM Partners, but obviously TR Quake did not. Then there's TFCC Needlenose & Spinister that did...but then again they were club exclusives.

I wonder if Hasbro would release 2 TM's in a pack as part of their Micromaster line? If for nothing else to get Quake his partners in some modern form. Then all we would need are modern updates of Landfill & Quickmix, along with their respective TM's.


I think Hasbro would also want to make a new Needlenose and Spinister for the people who couldn't get the Club ones (the majority of collectors), evident with how Needlenose was part of one of the options for the Siege fan poll.
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019171)
Posted by Autobot N on April 16th, 2019 @ 9:46pm CDT
Jeddostotle7 wrote:evident with how Needlenose was part of one of the options for the Siege fan poll.
So was Spinister
Re: Stop Motion Animated Short Featuring Transformers: War for Cybertron SIEGE by Taiwan Hasbro (2019172)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on April 16th, 2019 @ 9:55pm CDT
Autobot N wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:evident with how Needlenose was part of one of the options for the Siege fan poll.
So was Spinister

Oh, you're right. I thought he might have been when I wrote that comment, but wasn't sure.

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