Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews

Transformers News: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 2:35PM CDT

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Fellow Seibertronians, there's been much ado about the newly released Transformers: SIEGE Wave 2 Deluxe and Voyager Class figures, but let's not forget about "Ze Little Ones!" Seibertron.com member nath wayne has provided us with English language video reviews of Transformers: SIEGE Wave 2 Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless, straight from his own YouTube channel, Ham-Man Reviews! The Ham-Man gives us a good look at both of these figures in terms of sculpt, paint apps, articulation, transformation, and their special effects parts, as well as how figures of other size classes can wield them for exciting battle play! Be on the look out for an epic battle between Optimus Prime and the greatest threat he has ever faced, a cat! Take a look at these new additions to the Battle Master ranks in the Transformers: SIEGE line below.

Pteraxadon



Aimless



Will you be adding these reimagined "Targetmasters" to your growing SIEGE collections? Tell us what you think in the comments below, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
Credit(s): nath wayne (Seibertron.com), Ham-Man Reviews (YouTube)
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Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014490)
Posted by Emerje on March 13th, 2019 @ 3:22pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:That said, given GameStop's business position, I don't think it's a very smart move to replace a bankrupt retailer with a struggling one.

I agree, but for whatever reason that's the horse Hasbro is backing right now. They've given them the Ectotron exclusive and in Canada they've become their default store for exclusives to stores that don't exist in Canada.

Emerje
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014501)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on March 13th, 2019 @ 4:54pm CDT
I just got my hands on Ironhide and Sixgun, and they're both great. The right leg panel on Ironhide doesn't like to stay tabbed in bot mode, like someone already said (I think it was Ironhidensh?), but otherwise I have no issues to report. I kinda wish Sixgun had wrist articulation, but Cog didn't have it either, so I guess it makes sense. Plus, the two make an awesome combo:
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Also, for anyone who's curious, Ironhide's code is TRITHYLLIUM, and Sixgun's is METROPLEX (no surprise there).
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014503)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 13th, 2019 @ 5:21pm CDT
So Chromia is fun-er in person. Definitely an improvement over the Combiner Wars/PotP mold. May have to dig out her T30 to compare that.
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014507)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 13th, 2019 @ 5:42pm CDT
Curious if they’ll re-issue T30 Arcee or a tweak of the Titan Master version
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014509)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 13th, 2019 @ 5:51pm CDT
I am praying for a Shattered Glass repaint of Siege Prime. I love that guy, I need more of him
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014530)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on March 13th, 2019 @ 7:18pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I am praying for a Shattered Glass repaint of Siege Prime. I love that guy, I need more of him


I'd be plenty satisfied with a Nemesis Prime version, but any repaint of thus awesome mold would be hella awesome :x
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014546)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on March 13th, 2019 @ 7:37pm CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Curious if they’ll re-issue T30 Arcee or a tweak of the Titan Master version


I'm liking the way those fire blast effects from Firedrive look on Chromia's back thrusters in alt mode. Have you tried experimenting with her transformation yet to find a suitable "big gun" mode for a combiner like Elita Infin1te/Orthia to hold?
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014605)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on March 14th, 2019 @ 9:40am CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:I'd be more impressed if Siege Jetfire has waist articulation since he has that huge column of jet nose all the way down his front.


It is tough to tell if he has waist articulation or not. All of the Hasbro digital renders have him mistranformed. The nose of the jet is supposed to fold under the cockpit but it isn't in the official renders (so very Hasbro). The Takara official photos have him correctly transformed, but I can't tell if there is a waist swivel or not.


An you're right. I mistook the crotch area for the nose of the jet but now I've looked closer at the stock photos of the bot and jet it looks like it's a different more detailed piece compared to the blank area of the nose and that waist articulation could indeed be possible. That seems quite clever improving on the functionality of the G1 design while still looking very similar.
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014610)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on March 14th, 2019 @ 10:03am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Carnivius_Prime wrote:I'd be more impressed if Siege Jetfire has waist articulation since he has that huge column of jet nose all the way down his front.


It is tough to tell if he has waist articulation or not. All of the Hasbro digital renders have him mistranformed. The nose of the jet is supposed to fold under the cockpit but it isn't in the official renders (so very Hasbro). The Takara official photos have him correctly transformed, but I can't tell if there is a waist swivel or not.


An you're right. I mistook the crotch area for the nose of the jet but now I've looked closer at the stock photos of the bot and jet it looks like it's a different more detailed piece compared to the blank area of the nose and that waist articulation could indeed be possible. That seems quite clever improving on the functionality of the G1 design while still looking very similar.


As a bonus, someone else posted a photo from Toyfair confirming the waist swivel. :DANCE:
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014611)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on March 14th, 2019 @ 10:08am CDT
https://youtu.be/RcHlPNhGxhM

The end of the nosecone folds down, so the cockpit in the chest is the same from the alt-mode, but the part below the waist is not.
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014615)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 14th, 2019 @ 10:43am CDT
This line has grown on me and really ended up impressing me far more than I expected it to.

That being said, I cannot see it as anything other than a soft reboot of Classics/Generations. Everything has a consistent design and also seems subject to a 0.75x multiplier on the height/size of deluxe and voyager figures.

I feel like some figures from Siege kind of have the option of floating up or into the older Generations territory. Skytread, Cog, Brunt, Reflector...but the more mainline characters are dwarfed by older incarnations or characters who they should otherwise be paired with.

All of this is cool btw. Not being critical at all. I'm an adamant Generations collector and honest reflection on the line and scope says that it's pretty much drawn itself to a close.

I also think that there are some interesting releases from the past few years that are somehow forwards compatible with Siege. PotP Dinos, for instance, were definitely too small to be paired with other traditional Generations displays...but they scale damn well to Siege.

Honestly, after so many years, I think it was kind of just difficult to come to terms with starting a whole new Generations style display. But with a lot of thought into it, there's a lot of fun ahead.
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014618)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on March 14th, 2019 @ 11:00am CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
As a bonus, someone else posted a photo from Toyfair confirming the waist swivel. :DANCE:


AcademyofDrX wrote:https://youtu.be/RcHlPNhGxhM

The end of the nosecone folds down, so the cockpit in the chest is the same from the alt-mode, but the part below the waist is not.


Yeah. I mean I don't care for myself cos I'm not collecting this line and never been fond of boxy Jet/Skyfire but I like that Hasbro designed it that way for those who are going to be spending quite a bit of money on that figure. :)
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014623)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 14th, 2019 @ 11:30am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Curious if they’ll re-issue T30 Arcee or a tweak of the Titan Master version


I'm liking the way those fire blast effects from Firedrive look on Chromia's back thrusters in alt mode. Have you tried experimenting with her transformation yet to find a suitable "big gun" mode for a combiner like Elita Infin1te/Orthia to hold?


I have not yet, but nothing really jumped out at me during transformation
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014624)
Posted by carytheone on March 14th, 2019 @ 11:32am CDT
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but is it just me or does Siege Ultra Magnus have some lame ass weapon names?

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Simulacrum Blaster - so it's like a blaster? It blasts likenesses?

Stethoscopic Detector - looks like a rifle to me, so what is it detecting?

Magnetic Inducer Launcher - ok a fancy way of launching rockets - cool!

I love that Siege names all the weapons and outside of these silly names, they are a lot of fun. Magnus's weapons are very customizable.

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Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014625)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 14th, 2019 @ 11:33am CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:I am praying for a Shattered Glass repaint of Siege Prime. I love that guy, I need more of him


I'd be plenty satisfied with a Nemesis Prime version, but any repaint of thus awesome mold would be hella awesome :x


I need a Nemesis Siege Prime and a Nova remold of Galaxy Prime
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014626)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 14th, 2019 @ 11:36am CDT
I’m a little miffed they used the Galaxy/Cybertron cab bot in the comics.... I suppose stands out more/matches the siege style better. Regular siege prime is still pretty vanilla G1. Though the more I play with him.... the more I prefer him to Magnus (cab) or the pics/reviews I see of Bumblebee Prime.
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014629)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 14th, 2019 @ 11:40am CDT
carytheone wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned, but is it just me or does Siege Ultra Magnus have some lame ass weapon names?

Image

Simulacrum Blaster - so it's like a blaster? It blasts likenesses?

Stethoscopic Detector - looks like a rifle to me, so what is it detecting?

Magnetic Inducer Launcher - ok a fancy way of launching rockets - cool!

I love that Siege names all the weapons and outside of these silly names, they are a lot of fun. Magnus's weapons are very customizable.

Image


I agree some of the names are weird. Soundwave’s are weird too.

Back to Magnus. I’m on the fence if I like the black guns... they feel off.... attached to the silver gun. And using them by themselves they feel way too tall. They do make good leg armor/flip guns though.
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014632)
Posted by carytheone on March 14th, 2019 @ 11:53am CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Back to Magnus. I’m on the fence if I like the black guns... they feel off.... attached to the silver gun. And using them by themselves they feel way too tall. They do make good leg armor/flip guns though.
They look cool, but feel unnecessary. I wish they could peg together to make one thicc gun. I found that if you peg them into the backs of his legs, they just disappear.

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Another user shared this clever use for them as well.

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They'll end up in my un-loved accessory drawer ultimately though.
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014633)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 14th, 2019 @ 11:54am CDT
Not a bad stand-in for less than half the price
Re: Transformers: SIEGE Battle Masters Pteraxadon and Aimless English Language Video Reviews (2014638)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on March 14th, 2019 @ 12:13pm CDT
carytheone wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Back to Magnus. I’m on the fence if I like the black guns... they feel off.... attached to the silver gun. And using them by themselves they feel way too tall. They do make good leg armor/flip guns though.
They look cool, but feel unnecessary. I wish they could peg together to make one thicc gun. I found that if you peg them into the backs of his legs, they just disappear.

Another user shared this clever use for them as well.

They'll end up in my un-loved accessory drawer ultimately though.


I've found that they scale well as a set of pistols for a combiner. Mine in particular are going to the Elita-1/Orthia Combiner, if/when Greenlight and Lancer ever show up.

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