Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us

Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us

Saturday, July 20th, 2019 9:28AM CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Fresh from his recent appearance at SDCC, Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet has been found in a Toy's R Us in Hong Kong! And it wasn't just one that was found either but a whole shelf full. The sighting appears couresty of fellow Seibertron user, TFanPage101, who found it on the Snakas blog, who presented the picture. According to Snakas, the image was posted to the HK-TF Facebook group.

Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us

It's been known for a while now that Siege Ratchet was going to be a Walgreens exclusive in the USA, but was unclear what that meant for fans elsewhere but this does mean they could show up at other stores. We'll have more news for you as we get it.

Siege Ratchet is a redeco and slight retool of Wave Two Deluxe Class Ironhide. Instead of coming with Ironhide's weapon, he comes with his own unique weapon and has a third mode of sorts where he can fix Micromasters.

You looking to get Ratchet? Does this spell good news for you? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Credit(s): TFanPage101 from Seibertron, Snakas Blog, HK-TF Facebook Group
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030563)
Posted by sol magnus on July 20th, 2019 @ 9:42am CDT
But we can't get it until Christmas?
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030566)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on July 20th, 2019 @ 9:58am CDT
I can't wait for Ratchet. I hope they fixed the hinges though
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030568)
Posted by Cobotron on July 20th, 2019 @ 10:02am CDT
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030570)
Posted by sol magnus on July 20th, 2019 @ 10:07am CDT
Cobotron wrote:
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?

I hope so, especially since the pre-ordering with Walgreens was bunkum.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030571)
Posted by Microbot on July 20th, 2019 @ 10:29am CDT
Cobotron wrote:
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?



Any possibility for the "outsiders" can't get him in USA? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030573)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 20th, 2019 @ 10:41am CDT
Microbot wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?



Any possibility for the "outsiders" can't get him in USA? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:


Takara release import?

They did it with POTP Wreckgar, so that's a possibility.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030583)
Posted by Skritz on July 20th, 2019 @ 11:38am CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Microbot wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?



Any possibility for the "outsiders" can't get him in USA? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:


Takara release import?

They did it with POTP Wreckgar, so that's a possibility.


Don't forget Grotusque and Repugnus in a two-pack since Japan did not get these retool initially, being TRU and Amazon exclusives.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030592)
Posted by william-james88 on July 20th, 2019 @ 12:20pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?

Not from walgreens, been that way for years now.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030597)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on July 20th, 2019 @ 1:27pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?

Not from walgreens, been that way for years now.


Yep, definitely won't see him in Walgreens until they reset the stores ahead of Christmas. Was that way with Brainstorm, the Clones and Wreck Gar. Most other countries that will be getting him will have him a few months ahead of the US. Robot Kingdom should have them pretty early as well. I remember seriously considering pulling the trigger on the clones from robot Kingdom because of how the tail end of TR was winding down and not wanting to miss them. Glad I waited, as they were everywhere once they showed up. Hell one store by me still has one on the shelf.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030599)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 20th, 2019 @ 1:37pm CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Microbot wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?



Any possibility for the "outsiders" can't get him in USA? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:


Takara release import?

They did it with POTP Wreckgar, so that's a possibility.

we could possibly see him for order at robotkingdom soon
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030605)
Posted by Vic Zanzibar on July 20th, 2019 @ 3:28pm CDT
I'm glad so many of y'all love the new Astrotrain, but I'm gonna be skipping him. All of the extra bits just seem like stuff that will need to be stored outside of the shelf he'll be displayed on like has happened for me with Siege Shockwave. Also, without a lot of that mass, he presumably won't be much larger than the already very well-designed TR version that I am a huge fan of. Thus, there is no reason for me to spend $50 for a figure who won't be an upgrade over what I have.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030606)
Posted by Emerje on July 20th, 2019 @ 4:05pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?

Not from walgreens, been that way for years now.

We first found out about the 2018 Wreck-Gar in July 2017 and our first look at the figure was finished figure in March 2018 and was in Taiwanese stores in July 2018 (at which point Hasbro still hadn't officially announced him yet), yet we still had to wait until November to buy him. Definitely not coming early.

Emerje
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030607)
Posted by sol magnus on July 20th, 2019 @ 4:18pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
sol magnus wrote:But we can't get it until Christmas?
Maybe more like Oct-Nov?
I wonder though, if these are already produced, could we see them earlier?

Not from walgreens, been that way for years now.

We first found out about the 2018 Wreck-Gar in July 2017 and our first look at the figure was finished figure in March 2018 and was in Taiwanese stores in July 2018 (at which point Hasbro still hadn't officially announced him yet), yet we still had to wait until November to buy him. Definitely not coming early.

Emerje

Contemplate this...on the Tree of Woe.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030615)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2019 @ 6:01pm CDT
John Warden interview:



Among the things discussed...

* Siege has been so popular that Hasbro added a Wave 5 to the line.
* Leader Astrotrain is based directly on the G1 cartoon model sheet with cartoon-accurate colors. Included with him is a weapons box that holds a lot of weapons and becomes a tender for the steam train mode and opens up to become a launch gantry in shuttle mode.
* The launch gantry is indeed compatible with the likes of Omega Supreme, Fortress Maximus, and Titans Return Soundwave.
* Warden calls the two Decepticon Micromasters who combine together in vehicle mode "Duocons"
* Warden acknowledges Rung as the popular IDW character that he is, along with Rumble and Ratbat (yes, this Rumble toy is RIRFIB/FIBRIR)
* The Battle Master next to Spinister is identified as Singe
* Confirms Apeface to be completely backwards-compatible with Titans Return Titan Masters.
* Warden pronounces Orthia's name as "Or-THEE-uh"
* Warden calls Ricon a "brand new truck Transformer", suggesting him to be an all new character despite everyone else in the set being a preexisting character.
* He also pronounces Ricon's name as "Ry-con"
* Omega Supreme is expected to ship in the Fall, contrary to some places listing him as an August release. They wanna make sure that Omega is done right, so he's set for a Fall release, not August.
* Warden says Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime is based on the "Armada series"
* Voyager Thundercracker is said to be in the lighter blue of the cartoon
* Confirms that Soundblaster can hold two tapes inside his chest
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030616)
Posted by Latebrus-K on July 20th, 2019 @ 6:03pm CDT
Anyone know who is re-shipping with Apeface and Astrotrain in wave 5? My guess is Voyager Optimus and Leader Magnus, so families can have big-name :BOT:s for the holidays, but I'm still hoping Voyager Springer or Leader Optimus have a shot.

Why does this matter? Repacked figures seem to have better chances of getting marked down, like most of the PotP Leaders, PotP Jazz, TR Wolfwire, some Prime Masters, and even Siege Shockwave a few days ago.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030618)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 20th, 2019 @ 6:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:* Warden says Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime is based on the "Armada series.
In other words, Warden says "Please bap me over the head, Aaron Archer." :P
Speaking of Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime, I got him at Target today and am having some serious buyer's remorse.. :( #-o :BANG_HEAD: I passed up Hound and Red Alert to get him, and in hand out of package I'm finding him very "meh". Is it too late to exchange?
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030648)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 21st, 2019 @ 2:09am CDT
Since Wave 5 was added in then, I wonder if the likes of Astrotrain and Ape face etc were supposed to debut in the next part :? Though I'm a bit confused by it, since Siege is popular because of the toys, not because of the name, so why add a wave five? As long as the toys are of the same quality, what does it matter?
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030649)
Posted by Cyberpath on July 21st, 2019 @ 2:26am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:John Warden interview:

Among the things discussed...

[...]

* Leader Astrotrain is based directly on the G1 cartoon model sheet with cartoon-accurate colors. Included with him is a weapons box that holds a lot of weapons and becomes a tender for the steam train mode and opens up to become a launch gantry in shuttle mode.


Not the final model it seems. The one TOEI Animation used had purple wings. Takara made the same "mistake" with the Legends deco.

Image


Have to say that the storage-box/launchpad/rails gimmick is pretty cool, but the look of the alt-modes put me off the figure.





Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030652)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on July 21st, 2019 @ 4:21am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Confirms that Soundblaster can hold two tapes inside his chest


I'm just happy that Soundblaster has red optics. My plan since his leak months ago was to switch his with Soundwave's to give Soundwave the cartoon accurate colored eyes, IF they were indeed red instead of yellow. Anyone know how easy it is to pop the light piping plastic out of Soundwave's head? I hope it's not glued in there.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet Found in Hong Kong Toys R Us (2030655)
Posted by TFanPage101 on July 21st, 2019 @ 6:39am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Greetings Seibertronians! Fresh from his recent appearance at SDCC, Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Deluxe Class Ratchet has been found in a Toy's R Us in Hong Kong! And it wasn't just one that was found either but a whole shelf full. The sighting appears couresty of fellow Seibertron user, TFanPage101, who found it on the Snakas blog, who presented the picture. According to Snakas, the image was posted to the HK-TF Facebook group.


I'm glad I could help. I hope to find this figure out here soon. We don't have Walgreens and the store that's supposed to sell them in Canada doesn't usually get them here. It's weird.

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