Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review

Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 2:13PM CDT

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Scoring another win is our own Chuckdawg1999 with a video review of the brand new Transformers War for Cybertron Off Road Patrol with Powertrain & Highjump! Chuck's also included a comparison with their Target Ten-pack counterparts for you. We've also been alerted that this two pack has been spotted at UK retail thanks to the TFW2005 board member Sol Fury. They were spotted at a Toys UK in High Wycombe.

Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review

Make sure to report in as soon as you find them in your neck of the woods as any fellow Micromaster fan is itching to complete their Siege Micromaster collection. Let us know your thoughts in the forum and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!


From Chuck:
"The Siege Micromaster Off-Road Patrol are ok robots, great vehicles, and a weapon mode that should be burned with fire. The combined blaster had the potential of being great but the tightness of a peg and hole connection, as well as no real way to lock the legs in, leaves it wanting. If you have or are interested in getting the Target exclusive 10 pack then I don't think you need to pick this set up."
Credit(s): ChuckDawg1999 at Seibertron/Sol Fury at TFW2005
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034681)
Posted by SGMLordMirage on August 15th, 2019 @ 2:23pm CDT
That’s awesome!

SGM
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Posted by triKlops on August 15th, 2019 @ 6:31pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Good to, Thank you ;)^ . I just remember working for a retailer back in the mid-late 90's, and seeing those cool purple-banded Hasbro Boxes with Pawutucket RI on them (yeah like you said 20 years ago). It was neat seeing Beast Wars toys come case fresh. Too bad I only ever purchased a select few.

Cool that you have a positive memory of Pawtucket. Even better that its due to Transformers! :HASBRO:

Stargrave wrote: That’s such a cool story thanks for sharing! ;)^


Thank you, "The Bucket"" is a unique place with a lot of unique stories. :CYBERTRON:

TF-fan kev777 wrote:I got my ship notification as well and will end up getting mine tomorrow as well. I also suspect Wolfman will be getting his ship notification today and getting his tomorrow or Saturday. I'm assuming pretty much all of us ordered right when it opened, so first come, first service won't 100% explain how quickly or slowly some of us will be getting our ship notifications. Since Amazon ships from multiple distributions centers, I'm assuming all the pre-orders are split up regionally first and then first come first serve from there. The actual ship notifications go out once it is in package and has a tracking number, so if one regional distribution center is starting earlier than another, it can explain why some of us are delayed more than others. But overall it should even out where pretty much everyone that ordered right when they posts became available should be getting theirs tomorrow or Saturday.


I don't disagree with any of your ideas with this. Regional FIFO is where i was starting my theory about this but Nothing of what I am saying is definitive. It would be interesting to pin down an Amazon rep involved with Hasbro/ TFs to explain their preorder distribution process. Sounds like an interesting Seibertron exclusive article topic! :-?
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034715)
Posted by DeathReviews on August 15th, 2019 @ 10:23pm CDT
These have been an easy pass for me. Not much lure...
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034729)
Posted by Emerje on August 16th, 2019 @ 2:59am CDT
Got my Jetfire at Walmart and my Rainmakers at Target today. Jetfire is well worth the price I think. When you have one in hand you can really see how much care the design team put into him. They did so many little things that we don't see enough of in Transformers today and if it took this price point to make it happen then I don't mind. The wings alone have way more moving parts than people realize just looking at photos, all to make them a little smaller in bot mode. Such a fun figure, I can't wait to see what the next new mold Commander looks like!

Emerje
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034754)
Posted by william-james88 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:18am CDT
While it's exciting that both Amazon exclusive Siege sets are shipping and arriving to American consumers, several fans are now reporting a very specific breakage issue for Deluxe Class Slamdance, which comes in the pack officially titled Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Deluxe WFC-S26 Autobot Alphastrike Counterforce 3 Pack - Final Strike Figure Series: Part 1. Slamdance is also packaged with Deluxe Class G2 clone Sideswipe and Battle Masters Trenchfoot.

The breakage with Slamdance is on his left ankle, which you can see in the images below. This problem has been reported several times to the Seibertron.com news staff as well as several Transformers fans on Twitter. Apparently the breakage is caused because the feet are very tight and it's the same plastic material on those parts as Flywheels which are susceptible to stress from the get-go. The figure needs to be handled carefully to avoid the breakage, though it is not clear at this time if even that will prevent breakage.

Here are a handful of twitter posts showing the defect and more reports are coming in as people get them:

https://twitter.com/N0tsofriendly/status/1162089529328701440?s=19
https://twitter.com/UnderscoreZeus/status/1162116742727868417/photo/1
https://twitter.com/KPAutobotX/status/1162140505616068612

Good luck to all of you with your Slamdance! Please let us know if you experience any problems with your Slamdance figure so that we can continue to share this information with other Seibertronians.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034755)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:25am CDT
Next stage of Siege's battle damage gimmick: Broken toys!
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034756)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:26am CDT
william-james88 wrote:We have some bad news.
The breakage in on the ankle, specifically the left ankle, as you will see in images below. The feet are very tight and it's the same plastic material on those parts as Flywheels which was susceptible to stress from the get-go. Gotta handle it really gingerly.

Good luck to all of you!

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Well crap, I'm going to be opening him tonight, good to know to be careful. Are there actually 2 breakage points? The first and last photo show the ankle breaking, but the middle photo looks like the knee might be suspect as well.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034757)
Posted by o.supreme on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:30am CDT
I have 2 thoughts....

1. I'm seeing this more and more on the *second use* of any particular figure type, I wonder what the reason is? Definitely causes concern for pretty much all the 35th anniversary packaged figures, Ratchet etc...

Has anyone who purchased Red Alert yet had similar issues?

2. I'm glad they delayed Omega Supreme. I know he is a brand new toy, but taking extra time to QC everything is worth it IMHO.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034758)
Posted by wolverinetodd on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:36am CDT
The question to ask is "What is Hasbro doing to rectify this to customers' satisfaction?" This is a rather expensive exclusive set for one of the figures to be defective and end up broken after a couple of transformations. It's not like one can take the defective figure back to the retail store and exchange it for another figure. Will Hasbro send out replacement parts? Will Hasbro do partial refunds?
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Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:41am CDT
wolverinetodd wrote:The question to ask is "What is Hasbro doing to rectify this to customers' satisfaction?" This is a rather expensive exclusive set for one of the figures to be defective and end up broken after a couple of transformations. It's not like one can take the defective figure back to the retail store and exchange it for another figure. Will Hasbro send out replacement parts? Will Hasbro do partial refunds?


No and no to your questions. I don't ever recall a case before where replacement parts were sent out, it is usually a replacement or a refund. And since this was an Amazon exclusive, Amazon will offer replacement or refund and then work it out directly with Hasbro.

I'll be opening mine right when I get home from work today to see if I ended up with a bad one, and if so, package it right back up for Amazon.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034760)
Posted by joevill on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:45am CDT
Nooooooooooooo! Mine arrives Monday
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Posted by william-james88 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:49am CDT
wolverinetodd wrote:The question to ask is "What is Hasbro doing to rectify this to customers' satisfaction?" This is a rather expensive exclusive set for one of the figures to be defective and end up broken after a couple of transformations. It's not like one can take the defective figure back to the retail store and exchange it for another figure. Will Hasbro send out replacement parts? Will Hasbro do partial refunds?


Hasbro will send you an item of equal value but you have to send them every component of this set first.
You are better off to just return to Amazon for refund.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034762)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:50am CDT
o.supreme wrote:I have 2 thoughts....

1. I'm seeing this more and more on the *second use* of any particular figure type, I wonder what the reason is? Definitely causes concern for pretty much all the 35th anniversary packaged figures, Ratchet etc...

Has anyone who purchased Red Alert yet had similar issues?

2. I'm glad they delayed Omega Supreme. I know he is a brand new toy, but taking extra time to QC everything is worth it IMHO.


It doesn't seem to be happening with the Seekers. And there's 7 uses of that one. Skytread had issues with his ankles on some of the figures too. It sounds like it's a problem with this specific mold, not a line wide issue.
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Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:54am CDT
o.supreme wrote:1. I'm seeing this more and more on the *second use* of any particular figure type, I wonder what the reason is? Definitely causes concern for pretty much all the 35th anniversary packaged figures, Ratchet etc...

Has anyone who purchased Red Alert yet had similar issues?


Do you have any specific examples? The only recent one that comes to mind for me is Red Swoop.

Red Alert is just as solid, if not more than Sideswipe for me. All the Siege seekers after Starscream have been better than Starscream. Ricochet and Combat Hero Megs were equal to Jazz and reg Megs for me.

The Skytread mold already had issues right from the start, so I wonder if they actually adjusted the mold to fix one issue and instead caused another one. Or it could be nothing to do with the molds themselves and rather be an issue with the plastic material used.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol UK Sighting and Video Review (2034764)
Posted by Ultra Markus on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:55am CDT
Better keep some plastic bonder ready
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Posted by Stargrave on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:30am CDT
They’re just taking the battle damage aesthetic to the next level, jeepers. I know Slamdance ‘shoots himself in the foot’ sometimes but this is ridiculous.

My Red Alert is a tad just a smidge looser in the legs but honestly pretty solid.

I know what you mean about that curse of the second use of the mold but with him it’s not so much the case. Thundercracker will be my second Seeker so I’m really curious to see how it holds up. I love Starscream I’m feeling I won’t be disappointed everyone’s loving the Seekers for the same reasons I am.
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Posted by william-james88 on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:32am CDT
I dont think its a second mold use curse, I havent seen that trend. Skythread was the siege deluxe suffering from the most QC issues from the get go, so its no suprise that of all the redecos, its this one that also has issues.
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Posted by Stargrave on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:39am CDT
william-james88 wrote:I dont think its a second mold use curse, I havent seen that trend. Skythread was the siege deluxe suffering from the most QC issues from the get go, so its no suprise that of all the redecos, its this one that also has issues.


I had to shave down his heel pegs just to get that tank mode to work and it’s still a little eh, you know? He’s otherwise a win though I love how chunky he is and the jet mode is way cool. I reversed his wings and place the long barrel on his back to give him a junior Blitzwing vibe.
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Posted by Randomhero on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:42am CDT
william-james88 wrote:I dont think its a second mold use curse, I havent seen that trend. Skythread was the siege deluxe suffering from the most QC issues from the get go, so its no suprise that of all the redecos, its this one that also has issues.


Exactly. It’s not mold degradation. It’s privet just a bad batch of red plastic and that spot where it’s breaking is just a really weak spot.
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Posted by o.supreme on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:45am CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Do you have any specific examples? The only recent one that comes to mind for me is Red Swoop.


I don't like to dredge up old beefs but since you asked...yeah my Red Swoop and Ricochet were pretty much garbage. But this seems to be less frequent than some others (though I know for certain I was not the only one who had issues with these). Glad to know Red Alert is good, also Combat Hero Megs, since that was a selects release and I had my concerns.

Although I wont be getting Bluestreak or Selects Smokescreen, it will be interesting to see what the overall QC of these is. I'm not saying its a *second mold curse* just an observation. being in QC/Auditing is what I'm all about ;) . Something happens twice, it's a red flag, 3 or more times, and it's a trend that needs to be corrected.

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