Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review

Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review

Friday, July 26th, 2019 10:33pm CDT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Nemesis Primal we've learned that TonTon has posted a new video review of the War for Cybertron Fan Vote 3 Pack Decepticon Impactor!

Note the hazard stripes on Impactor's chest hearkening back to his thematic origins as a fellow miner with Megatron before turning sides to the Autobot cause. Also of note is the height of this bot clocking in taller than Ironhide who himself is almost as tall as a Voyager.

But we all know it's the headsculpt on this guy that has all the fans swooning. Impactor is looking like he's fresh off of an IDW comic page with that now iconic Centurion styled helmet. Most fans are feeling this is a better representation of the character than his Autobot release which has a head much more reminiscent of his original appearance in the UK comics.

But which side do you fall on: Autobot Impactor or Decepticon?

Enjoy the review and share your thoughts with the Seibertron crew in the forums. And as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

Credit(s): TonTon Reviews on Youtube


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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031842)
Posted by Deadput on July 26th, 2019 @ 10:49pm CDT
I wonder if this version of Impactor was Megatron's former second in command.

I know in IDW he was never a Decepticon and was simply just friends with Megatron which is probably the basis for this figure, but I mean in this new version.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031846)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on July 26th, 2019 @ 11:10pm CDT
Is attaching Brunt's chest like that official?
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031850)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 27th, 2019 @ 12:43am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:I'll concede that comparing Siege Jetfire to RoTF Jetfire was a bit harsh. He's not as bad. But close. Looking at the underside, I see arms, shoulders, legs, knees.

You can see all those on the T30 figure even more prominently, plus the robot mode head and the faux-cockpit chest. I think they blend much better on the SIEGE figure and don't look any more out of place than, say, those of Classics Jetfire or the Classics Seeker mold. And at least on SIEGE Jetfire the arms and legs are actually properly integrated or at least tucked into the altmode (unlike T30 Jetfire), and the altmode cockpit is actually integrated into the robot mode. That's the sticking point for me, is your dismissing him as "A robot laying down with a plane draped over him" when he has that much integration. If you can write that off as "A robot lying down with a plane draped over him", then you're writing off every jet mold ever aside from maybe Cybertron Jetfire and ROTF Dirge.
To put it another way, I think the label of "A robot laying down with a plane draped over him" should be reserved for extreme cases, those where if you subtracted the plane bits you'd still have most of the robot.
As I said, that was a bit harsh and inaccurate. I take it back. His head, hands and feet fold up, so it's not as bad as the other figure. But it's still easy to see there's a robot body under there.
Rodimus Prime wrote:Look at all those gaps. Just as bad from the side view. On an $80 Commander Class figure it is unacceptable to have these errors in engineering. There should have been panels to cover them up, or at least have the transformation fill them in.
Now that remark I take no issue with, because there really are some annoying gaps and no mistake. The altmode leg gap in particular is the absolute stupidest; they should either have had a panel that extended from the backpack, or made the inner faces of the legs more square (at least at the back). I personally don't find the side gaps as bad. I mean, it would have been nice to have them covered, but it does pose the question of where you'd put the panels and what would be sacrificed for them.
My main gap-gripe is with the side view. When he's in jet mode sitting on a shelf it's hard to see underneath, unless you look from a specific low angle, but the sides are easily viewed. And there are a lot of open spaces, especially between the shoulders and the waist. He almost looks like 1 of those cargo helicopters that has a big open space between the cockpit and the tail. But I do agree, it would be hard to come up with the proper panels to cover them up. But I'm also not a designer.
Rodimus Prime wrote:Because of the difference in size, the gaps are more prominent in Siege Jetfire than Generations Jetfire. That figure is by no means close to perfect, which is why I haven't bought it yet, but it looks better than this.
Less gappy, certainly, but it has far more painfully visible (and unintegrated or badly-integrated robot bits) so I'd say it's a tradeoff. And he doesn't have the cartoon altmode either... Honestly, I'd say that if SIEGE Jetfire doesn't float your boat then you're better off with either the original toy or the Classics version.
The original looks good in jet mode, and the Classics is just...ugh.
Rodimus Prime wrote:I bought the Siege figure even after watching reviews, because the robot mode looked good on screen. In hand? Not as good. Not bad, but not as good. Too bland.
Honestly, I'd put that more down to his color scheme being "Overall white with minimal red, black, and blue accents" than anything else. A super-detail paintjob would probably mitigate that, but regular release mainstream TFs never have those (they'd be half again as expensive if they did, if not moreso). Maybe try panel-lining him, even if it's just with a ballpoint pen, see if that helps?
The lack of colors isn't even a big deal to me, I just brought it up because I was already annoyed with the figure and I was just piling it on.
Rodimus Prime wrote:Bottom line for me (and again, this is just my opinion, I'm not stating facts so don't have an aneurysm) this is a disappointment for the money spent and the size and space it occupies.
Alright then, be disappointed. Although I feel I have to reiterate that the money spent is largely because of the space it occupies :P
I am disappointed. But he's been sold already and I got my money back, so I feel better.
Rodimus Prime wrote:I mean, this is halfway to a Titan-sized figure, and it looks like someone enlarged a deluxe figure.
Eh, leaving aside the simplicity of G1 character designs I think he's too articulated and feature-laden for that. Especially compared to these bozos:
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Those would be $80 too if they were to be sold today.
And they wouldn't be worth it either. Especially Prime.

As for Nightbird, I'm probably going to get it because I like the mold, but I think she would have been perfect for the deluxe TFP Arcee bike mold, even if it's a completely different line.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031854)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 27th, 2019 @ 2:44am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:Well this is easily the best this mold has ever looked, and I've never had access to the Legends figure, so I'm getting this. Plus once I explained Nightbird to my girlfriend because of this, she's now very excited about her too, so there's that. I am curious what she'll have in terms of accessories though, as Chromia's buildable sniper rifle doesn't really fit for her.
A buildable sniper rifle doesn't suit a ninja? What about a silenced pistol? Or grenades?

Gauntlet101010 wrote:She looks alright, but I like the Legends version I already have.

They need to make another female TF mould. Seriously. Or even just tweak an older one they already have more substantially as the did for the first Chromia. All the female TFs don't need to share a mould.
Well, in Nightbird's case she was never a Transformer to begin with. Just a curvy female ninjabot. And she's technically only sharing a mold with Chromia here. Chromia shares a lot of engineering with the PotP Moonracer mold, but almost every part is new tooling.

But yes, more female TF molds - including non-curvy oines - is a good thing. I wish that they had done a new one for Firestar or at least made an effort to reshell her into being a truck like she is in the cartoon. I wonder how hard that would be to kitbash...

to be honest i would rather have all the fembots with their proper altmodes than have them combine
after getting all of them im not impressed by the combiner so much
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031886)
Posted by Stargrave on July 27th, 2019 @ 7:32am CDT
I’m loving Brunt on Megatron. Totally gave him a Predator-styled articulated shoulder canon:
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031894)
Posted by ThunderThruster on July 27th, 2019 @ 8:18am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:Well this is easily the best this mold has ever looked, and I've never had access to the Legends figure, so I'm getting this. Plus once I explained Nightbird to my girlfriend because of this, she's now very excited about her too, so there's that. I am curious what she'll have in terms of accessories though, as Chromia's buildable sniper rifle doesn't really fit for her.
A buildable sniper rifle doesn't suit a ninja? What about a silenced pistol? Or grenades?

Gauntlet101010 wrote:She looks alright, but I like the Legends version I already have.

They need to make another female TF mould. Seriously. Or even just tweak an older one they already have more substantially as the did for the first Chromia. All the female TFs don't need to share a mould.
Well, in Nightbird's case she was never a Transformer to begin with. Just a curvy female ninjabot. And she's technically only sharing a mold with Chromia here. Chromia shares a lot of engineering with the PotP Moonracer mold, but almost every part is new tooling.

But yes, more female TF molds - including non-curvy oines - is a good thing. I wish that they had done a new one for Firestar or at least made an effort to reshell her into being a truck like she is in the cartoon. I wonder how hard that would be to kitbash...

to be honest i would rather have all the fembots with their proper altmodes than have them combine
after getting all of them im not impressed by the combiner so much


You mean the "cars" they turned into? Lancer and Greenlight have no on screen alt-modes nor any official alt-mode designs, Moonracer is only a stretched version of her design and works as a good update, so that only leaves Elita-1 and Nova(Fire)star, of which the latter just isn't a flatbed.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031927)
Posted by Unicron Magnus on July 27th, 2019 @ 12:51pm CDT
I know this probably won't happen, but I'd really like to see that Optimus in the colors of the Galaxy Force redeco: Image
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031930)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 27th, 2019 @ 1:40pm CDT
Unicron Magnus wrote:I know this probably won't happen, but I'd really like to see that Optimus in the colors of the Galaxy Force redeco: Image


I'd like one as well, either as a Siege multipack or as a Selects release.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031933)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 27th, 2019 @ 2:42pm CDT
Never say never these days
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031944)
Posted by Latebrus-K on July 27th, 2019 @ 3:26pm CDT
The big question is whether they would add the cyber key emblems, and whether the inner robot could be repurposed as a guiltaur
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031945)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2019 @ 3:31pm CDT
Latebrus-K wrote:and whether the inner robot could be repurposed as a guiltaur
His name's Gilthor (he finally has an actual English spelling of his name, straight from Masumi Kaneda himself, but the H is silent so it's still spoken like "Gill-tor").
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031949)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 27th, 2019 @ 3:36pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Latebrus-K wrote:and whether the inner robot could be repurposed as a guiltaur
His name's Gilthor (he finally has an actual English spelling of his name, straight from Masumi Kaneda himself, but the H is silent so it's still spoken like "Gill-tor").

Indeed, because Japan tends to go with the original pronunciation of "Thor"
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031955)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 27th, 2019 @ 3:50pm CDT
Ready for some Flaming hammers?

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Smashdown's effects make for excellent punching visuals!

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Transformers: Prime callback

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also, Brunt can do this:

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031958)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 27th, 2019 @ 3:59pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Ready for some Flaming hammers?

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Smashdown's effects make for excellent punching visuals!

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Transformers: Prime callback

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also, Brunt can do this:

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Someone's having fun with the Effect Parts ;)

ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Latebrus-K wrote:and whether the inner robot could be repurposed as a guiltaur
His name's Gilthor (he finally has an actual English spelling of his name, straight from Masumi Kaneda himself, but the H is silent so it's still spoken like "Gill-tor").

Indeed, because Japan tends to go with the original pronunciation of "Thor"


The original/domestic pronunciation of any given loanword really. It doesn't have to sound English all the time you know? :lol:
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031960)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 27th, 2019 @ 4:17pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Someone's having fun with the Effect Parts ;)

Oh yeah, I love having these things. It makes battle scenes more clear in photos!

And also Smashdown effects just mean another reason to love Smashdown and buy many of them.

But now, we go behind the scenes of the photo shots:

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Alright Reflector, let's see what you can see:











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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2031963)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 27th, 2019 @ 4:43pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Transformers: Prime callback

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Also works as a Cybertron callback.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2032019)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on July 27th, 2019 @ 10:30pm CDT
There was some chatter a while back wondering if the next commander could be a deluxe scaled Devastator; and yes I know Omega is scaled to the current Titan.... but it got me curious and well.... I wouldn’t be too mad at Hasbro if they’re planning on keeping the siege scale going forward.

They’re (the constructicons) are still MP scale which I love- but not so much the *new* scale.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2032025)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on July 27th, 2019 @ 10:47pm CDT
Oddly enough I still feel the combined devastator scales about right too; at least as imposing as he was in siege on Autobot City on the movie
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2032028)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 27th, 2019 @ 10:54pm CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Oddly enough I still feel the combined devastator scales about right too; at least as imposing as he was in siege on Autobot City on the movie
It's because of the cartoon's thing of the combiners becoming larger than the sum of their parts.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Decepticon Impactor Video Review (2032029)
Posted by william-james88 on July 27th, 2019 @ 10:57pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:

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