Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada

Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 10:28am CST

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We have news that Transformers Earthrise leader class Optimus Prime and Astrtotrain have been found at Canadian retail. Primetyme from Cybertron.ca found them in Ontario and provided pictures. Fans report having seen them at both Toysrus and Walmart. They were priced at $69.99. For those wondering, Earthrise Astrotrain is identical to Siege Astrotrain, right down to the dirt effects.

If you have found them, share your sightings with our community in the sightings section and on our boards in your region related thread.

Most of this line has been found in the US aside from the Battle Master class, so if you find that please let us know. And if any international members find the Earthrise figures, let us know.

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Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052181)
Posted by Microbot on February 13th, 2020 @ 11:52am CST
No one has the new Starscream yet? I am just curious about his transformation :-?
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052183)
Posted by aronjlove on February 13th, 2020 @ 12:01pm CST
Am I wrong for having no interest at all for the new seekers. The only two who I care about personality wise is Skywarp and Thundercracker, so I don't see myself picking up figures with less articulation and a boring alt-mode. No offense to those who love the F-15 Eagle design but I just find a plane jet boring.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052184)
Posted by ScottyP on February 13th, 2020 @ 12:04pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:
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You're the best at collecting and we should all learn from this wisdom.

william-james88 wrote:For those wondering, Earthrise Astrotrain is identical to Siege Astrotrain, right down to the dirt effects.

Most of this line has been found in the US aside from the Battle Master class, so if you find that please let us know. And if any international members find the Earthrise figures, let us know.
Has anyone bought both and taken pics? Honest question. I never trust a repack to be only a repack until it's proven to be.

For the Battle Masters, see Counterpunch's post on the previous page.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052186)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on February 13th, 2020 @ 12:10pm CST
ScottyP wrote:Has anyone bought both and taken pics? Honest question. I never trust a repack to be only a repack until it's proven to be.


I don't have both, only the Siege version, but comparing that to the photo Will posted, they look to be completely identical, down to the plastic tie going through both of his fist holes.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052187)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on February 13th, 2020 @ 12:16pm CST
aronjlove wrote:Am I wrong for having no interest at all for the new seekers. The only two who I care about personality wise is Skywarp and Thundercracker, so I don't see myself picking up figures with less articulation and a boring alt-mode. No offense to those who love the F-15 Eagle design but I just find a plane jet boring.


I'm on the fence personally. I ordered mine with the Hasbro Pulse black Friday 20% off coupon, and that is probably the only thing that is keeping me from cancelling it. I love the Siege version, and I've gotten myself to a point where I don't want that many repeats of the same characters, and don't really care about a faithful G1 altmode. So I may very well end up cancelling by the end of the month before he ships.

Besides, we are certain to get repaints of other seekers, so I'll still get to enjoy the mold assuming we get some seekers that weren't part of Siege.

Plus, now that I see how much of a discount you can get if you play the waiting game with Amazon and Walmart, I'm actually thinking that may end up being a better deal than Pulse, and if I miss out, ho Well, I already have a Screamer that I love.

Yep, just talked myself into cancelling on Pulse.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052188)
Posted by Tuned Agent on February 13th, 2020 @ 12:49pm CST
Microbot wrote:No one has the new Starscream yet? I am just curious about his transformation :-?


Here's a video review if you want a look at his transformation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmIl3A_DQw0

Also, is this news? I don't remember video reviews for Starscream or Grapple being previously posted.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052189)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 13th, 2020 @ 12:49pm CST
Tuned, a lack of waist swivel is sadly the price of putting the G1 Seeker design in a retail toy because of where things end up. I also don't see how you can call the wings less articulated when they A. still rotate and B. have that hinge in the middle. And the tradeoff for losing the unified back-and-forth ankle tilts is having more functional sideways ankle tilts (which are more important, for my money. Especially with the C.O.M.B.A.T. system.)

I'm excited for what Earthrise offers and hopeful for a "submarine" Leader Megatron to go with Optimus. I just have misgivings about the timing considering the distribution problems with SIEGE in my area.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052190)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 13th, 2020 @ 12:54pm CST
Also at least Earthrise Starscream can't be seperated from his alt mode the same way you can with the Siege Seeker mold ;)

As ZeldaTheSwordsman pointed out, the articulation is the way it is because of the more involved transformation, so its a trade off.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052192)
Posted by Tuned Agent on February 13th, 2020 @ 1:12pm CST
Yeah, given the way his arms transform there was really no way to implement a waist swivel. And again, if Siege Starscream is the standard we hold all figures to (articulation wise), we will be disappointed 99% of the time. Earthrise Screamer hits all the important articulation points, even if he doesn't have some of the "gravy" ones. And on the flip side, his alt mode is definitely superior to the Siege mold, it's one of the best jet modes we've ever gotten.

And what I meant about the wings is that the ER mold can't angle its wings up in robot mode like the Siege mold can. Very minor nitpick that I only bring up because that's how I like to pose the Siegekers.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052193)
Posted by william-james88 on February 13th, 2020 @ 1:18pm CST
ScottyP wrote:Has anyone bought both and taken pics? Honest question. I never trust a repack to be only a repack until it's proven to be.


I saw that written on the boards where this latest picture comes from and I also saw in the image that his legs still have all that gunk. That was good enough for me.

Tuned Agent wrote:
Microbot wrote:No one has the new Starscream yet? I am just curious about his transformation :-?


Here's a video review if you want a look at his transformation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmIl3A_DQw0

Also, is this news? I don't remember video reviews for Starscream or Grapple being previously posted.


Yes it's news, could you please send it to the news staff team? Just click the submit news button at the top of the seibertorn web page on the right.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052194)
Posted by Tuned Agent on February 13th, 2020 @ 1:28pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Yes it's news, could you please send it to the news staff team? Just click the submit news button at the top of the seibertorn web page on the right.


;)^
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052199)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 13th, 2020 @ 2:37pm CST
Greetings Seibertronians! Thanks to the efforts of fellow Seibertron user, Turned Agent, we have discovered two new video reviews of the first wave of Earthrise Voyagers! These are of course Earth Mode Starscream and Grapple. These are slowly making their way into general release, with some already into eager buyers hands.

These video reviews are done by YouTuber, JCM45. We have embedded the videos for your convenience below.

Earth Mode Starscream



Grapple



What do you think of these reviews? Does it wet your appetite for these Voyagers? Are you holding out for a different Seeker recolour? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052201)
Posted by ScottyP on February 13th, 2020 @ 2:55pm CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Has anyone bought both and taken pics? Honest question. I never trust a repack to be only a repack until it's proven to be.


I don't have both, only the Siege version, but comparing that to the photo Will posted, they look to be completely identical, down to the plastic tie going through both of his fist holes.


william-james88 wrote:I saw that written on the boards where this latest picture comes from and I also saw in the image that his legs still have all that gunk. That was good enough for me.
So the answer is "no" then, got it. I mean, yes a straight repack appears to be the intention and 99% likely to actually be the case, but hearing assumptions like that thrown around as fact for years on some Superlink and Galaxy Force items that were merely very similar but not identical after all scarred me.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052206)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 13th, 2020 @ 3:21pm CST
ScottyP wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Has anyone bought both and taken pics? Honest question. I never trust a repack to be only a repack until it's proven to be.


I don't have both, only the Siege version, but comparing that to the photo Will posted, they look to be completely identical, down to the plastic tie going through both of his fist holes.


william-james88 wrote:I saw that written on the boards where this latest picture comes from and I also saw in the image that his legs still have all that gunk. That was good enough for me.
So the answer is "no" then, got it. I mean, yes a straight repack appears to be the intention and 99% likely to actually be the case, but hearing assumptions like that thrown around as fact for years on some Superlink and Galaxy Force items that were merely very similar but not identical after all scarred me.


It's ok Scotty 2 Hotty, we're here for you.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052223)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 13th, 2020 @ 6:09pm CST
once upon a time, long long ago. so long in fact that the evidence may be gone from the big server wipe from back in the day, but I was the first person to drop a review on the original Classics starscream. Pictorial review, but first regardless. One of the pics I took was of the classics Screamer blasting, then standing on the corpse of the robot masters screamer, with a caption of something like, "you're no longer needed" or good enough or something like that. I'm Picturing this screamer doing the same thing to the classics screamer.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052226)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 13th, 2020 @ 6:57pm CST
Well, Classics Starscream can at least furnish Earthrise Screamer with working launchers.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052242)
Posted by Skritz on February 13th, 2020 @ 7:57pm CST
If we get coneheads in Earthrise I guess their added pointy heads would make the slight difference in height between them and the Siege seekers mold so minimal as to almost be non existence. Really hoping we get those (or some other Seeker we haven't gotten, like Sunstorm or Slipstream) rather than Thundercracker and Skywarp. I'm aware this statement could piss some people but it would make sense Starscream is the only seeker in this trilogy to be done twice purely because of how big a seller he is and how he's one of the 'household' names in the series.
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052243)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 13th, 2020 @ 8:16pm CST
Skritz wrote:If we get coneheads in Earthrise I guess their added pointy heads would make the slight difference in height between them and the Siege seekers mold so minimal as to almost be non existence. Really hoping we get those (or some other Seeker we haven't gotten, like Sunstorm or Slipstream) rather than Thundercracker and Skywarp. I'm aware this statement could piss some people but it would make sense Starscream is the only seeker in this trilogy to be done twice purely because of how big a seller he is and how he's one of the 'household' names in the series.

I agree, we have gotten the main 3 seekers in 4 size classes over the past 6-7 years, let us have coneheads again finally. I still need all of them
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052244)
Posted by ScottyP on February 13th, 2020 @ 9:04pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Has anyone bought both and taken pics? Honest question. I never trust a repack to be only a repack until it's proven to be.


I don't have both, only the Siege version, but comparing that to the photo Will posted, they look to be completely identical, down to the plastic tie going through both of his fist holes.


william-james88 wrote:I saw that written on the boards where this latest picture comes from and I also saw in the image that his legs still have all that gunk. That was good enough for me.
So the answer is "no" then, got it. I mean, yes a straight repack appears to be the intention and 99% likely to actually be the case, but hearing assumptions like that thrown around as fact for years on some Superlink and Galaxy Force items that were merely very similar but not identical after all scarred me.


It's ok Scotty 2 Hotty, we're here for you.
Y'all ain't here until you produce Astrotrain comparison pics :lol:

... dang it I'm gonna end up buying the one up the road for science aren't I?
Re: Transformers Earthrise Leaders Found in Canada (2052245)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 13th, 2020 @ 9:10pm CST
Me, I would like to have Skywarp and Thundercracker from this mold as well as the coneheads. I don't think the CW Leader seekers should count against them getting toys from _this_ mold because that mold was a wrong try.
With regards to this mold... Frankly, I think they should have lead with Skywarp or one of the Coneheads rather than Starscream because of SIEGE Starscream lingering.

I don't want a Sunstorm redeco. Sunstorm should be a redeco of the SIEGE mold, IMO. Now, I wouldn't say no to a Slipstream redeco

ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Has anyone bought both and taken pics? Honest question. I never trust a repack to be only a repack until it's proven to be.


I don't have both, only the Siege version, but comparing that to the photo Will posted, they look to be completely identical, down to the plastic tie going through both of his fist holes.


william-james88 wrote:I saw that written on the boards where this latest picture comes from and I also saw in the image that his legs still have all that gunk. That was good enough for me.
So the answer is "no" then, got it. I mean, yes a straight repack appears to be the intention and 99% likely to actually be the case, but hearing assumptions like that thrown around as fact for years on some Superlink and Galaxy Force items that were merely very similar but not identical after all scarred me.


It's ok Scotty 2 Hotty, we're here for you.
Y'all ain't here until you produce Astrotrain comparison pics :lol:

... dang it I'm gonna end up buying the one up the road for science aren't I?
Well, I can't help. I haven't even seen SIEGE Astrotrain on shelves, let alone Earthrise grumble grumble

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