Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Thundercracker Reviews
Monday, July 22nd, 2019 12:27am CDTCategories: Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Stargrave Views: 16,443
What better way to down shift from the Seeker revealing madness that was this last week than to sit down and appreciate one of the original three. This is one of the nicest regular retail versions of Thundercracker to come around in quite a while, so if you're a fan of the dog owning, script writing, charming and witty bot in blue who found more beauty in humanity than any other bot in the IDW-verse, then you should enjoy this review.
"Thundercracker is a repaint with a new head of Starscream, that was repainted and released earlier this month as Red Wing. Other than the new head Thundercracker sports the same battle damage pattern as the other two released seekers but a classic blue paint scheme indicative of the G1 character. Since Thundercracker is a mainline release it's a tad easier to recommend it over Red Wing, who just became a Target Redcard exclusive."
And if you're hungry for even more then visit Soundwave 8084's review which has been up for a few weeks now. Both are great rundowns of this G1 original.
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Posted by Ultra Markus on July 22nd, 2019 @ 12:47am CDT
Everyone else seems to be getting them already
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 22nd, 2019 @ 12:50am CDT
A comparison between G1 Red Alert's gun and SIEGE Red Alert's gun, showing that there are indeed corresponding details. Not as strong as with Prowl's gun but still.
Posted by Stargrave on July 22nd, 2019 @ 2:07am CDT
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 22nd, 2019 @ 2:12am CDT
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 22nd, 2019 @ 2:36am CDT
Posted by pcgc on July 22nd, 2019 @ 4:33am CDT
I'm a portuguese Transformers G1 fan. I have some toys from childhood but I want to start a new one.
I'm looking forward for this WFC Siege collection, particularly the voyager class.
I have some doubts, and you guys might help.
1- Is the voyager class a good bet? Short and long term?
2- Should I wait for american limited editions (like walmart Optimus and Megatron) or these voyager "rusty painted" transformers are ok too?
3- Are the sizes compatible with deluxe and titan class? (just saw an Ultra Magnus Leader class and look a bit bigger than it should, near to Prime)
Thank you!! G1 for Life
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 22nd, 2019 @ 4:46am CDT
william-james88 wrote:I escaped quite a bit of taxes with ages 3 and up, check out that sweet total:
Just preordered mine before I saw your post and effectively, we only have to pay the TPS. No Quebec tax at all. So instead of paying 4.50$ in taxes, it was only 2$.
Too bad about the 10$ of shipping but eh...
Regrettably, all their regular TF are more expensive for reasons. Still a nice... Source... in finding 3P and such.
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 22nd, 2019 @ 5:25am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:Tfsourçe needs to get off their ass and ship the damn seige figures that are supposed to be released in June and July
Everyone else seems to be getting them already
heh, yeah, only ordered one thing from them, and noticed this, and haven't ordered from them since
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 22nd, 2019 @ 7:09am CDT
Thew summarized the line best with this
Posted by william-james88 on July 22nd, 2019 @ 8:35am CDT
This figure will be coming to Walgreens in the US in the 2019 holiday season and as for Canada, EB games are currently taking in store preorders. This toy is already out in Hong Kong, exclusively at Toysrus.
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2019 @ 8:38am CDT
Posted by Dr. Caelus on July 22nd, 2019 @ 8:55am CDT
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 22nd, 2019 @ 9:00am CDT
As for med bay mode, I would probably just open up the back panels of van mode (the ones that reveal the additional ports) and plug in the weapons onto the arms.
Posted by Sabrblade on July 22nd, 2019 @ 9:06am CDT
Lots of other parts on Ratchet are different as well.Nathaniel Prime wrote:Haven't noticed that Ratchet had a different front end from Ironhide before.
Posted by sol magnus on July 22nd, 2019 @ 9:09am CDT
Dr. Caelus wrote:Just for fun.
The Refraktor is amazing, man. Just amazing.
Posted by joevill on July 22nd, 2019 @ 9:20am CDT
Posted by o.supreme on July 22nd, 2019 @ 9:21am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:John Warden interview:
Among the things discussed...
* Siege has been so popular that Hasbro added a Wave 5 to the line....
Yes but the Generations lines from past years have been popular as well. I thought the issue was that stores weren't ordering later waves because they thought it was the *same product*, thus the need to label change every 12 months instead of 18...??
John Warden interview wrote:* The launch gantry is indeed compatible with the likes of Omega Supreme, Fortress Maximus, and Titans Return Soundwave.
Nice, looks like I'll be getting my first new leader figure in two years. , and the Cybertron City Project Grows.
Posted by Stargrave on July 22nd, 2019 @ 9:49am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Transformers Siege Ratchet was revealed officially at SDCC 2019 but only now are we getting the official images that were first shown in the Transformers panel. While he is essentially the same mold as Ironhide, with different sculpted details, the designers went an extra step with Ratchet and showed that he can have a third mode. This third mode is a repair station, to homage his G1 sled. His new weapon becomes a surgical tool and attaches itself onto this repair station where you can place a bot who is in dire need of help. Well either that or he is operating on himself, you choose. The images come from Autobase Aichi.
This figure will be coming to Walgreens in the US in the 2019 holiday season and as for Canada, EB games are currently taking in store preorders. This toy is already out in Hong Kong, exclusively at
So stoked for this release thanks William!!
Posted by Stargrave on July 22nd, 2019 @ 10:54am CDT
I tell my wife all about it and the camera mode and everything. It's when she says stuff like "Sooo, you realize you have to get two more of them now..." that I just want to remarry her all over again.
She's such an adorable enabler.
Posted by leokearon on July 22nd, 2019 @ 10:55am CDT