Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed

Sunday, November 11th, 2018 1:24PM CST

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The new War for Cybertron Siege Micromasters have just been found at retail. With the Battle Masters, voyagers and deluxes already found at retail, that makes the leader class the only class left to be found at retail in the US. Yesterday Seibertron user Hellscream9999 nabbed the Airstrike Patrol and Autobot Battle Patrol. They were found at a Target in Oswego, Illinois using the DPCI: 087-16-3983. Thanks to the reciept, we see the price to be $9.99. Speaking of prices, private souces have confirmed that the MSRP for this line is the same as for the Studio Series meaning that the MSRP for deluxes is $19.99, $29.99 for voyagers and $49.99 for leaders. Retailers of course can price them as they wish so prices may vary.

So what do you make of these little guys? Let us know your thoughts and whether you'll be purchasing them in the comments below.

Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed
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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993599)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 11th, 2018 @ 1:28pm CST
Lionizer's a lot of fun, but I wish you could hold it like a rifle, because the blade seems really stubby compared to the hilt, more like a bayonet than a full fledged sword... the 'swooshing' effect is great though, he definitely changed my mind on them for the melee weapons at least
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993600)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 11th, 2018 @ 1:33pm CST
I maaay get the Air Strike guys cos i had the original Micromasters (I won them from the Marvel UK comic when they did a competition) but I certainly won't use them in that goofy sword mode (the Star Saber from Armada was bad enough... what idiot thinks a bunch of smooshed jets could possibly work as a sword? There's so many things wrong with that and this combined form here just looks like Storm Cloud flew right into the back of Whisper) and they chose my fave two from the team of four for this double pack though Storm Cloud doesn't look great in either mode (the original toy looked better).
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993603)
Posted by william-james88 on November 11th, 2018 @ 1:35pm CST
Continuing with new galleries for War for Cybertron SIEGE, we now bring you galleries for Battle Masters Blowpipe, Firedrive and Lionizer. These little guys are at the core of the line since they provide both the firepower and blast effects for you to recreate the War for Cybertron. Each effect can be added to the weapon to simulate it firing or it can be used creatively across your bots, like to show someone getting shot or even simulate the speed of the small Micromaster cars (Lionizer's effect is perfect for that).

While the Battle Masters are meant as a recreation of the Target Masters (all of these being new molds and not rereleases of Takara's recent offering of Target Masters), Hasbro uses this size class to bring back other aspects of this line's history such as Lionizer who is a modern version of the transforming accessory that came with the Action Master Rad. You can see a comparison between the two below.

Clicking on any of the following images will bring you to the full gallery of each Battle Master, enjoy!

War for Cybertron: SIEGE Blowpipe (150 images) - Battle Masters

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War for Cybertron: SIEGE Firedrive (162 images) - Battle Masters

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War for Cybertron: SIEGE Lionizer (88 images) - Battle Masters

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993605)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 11th, 2018 @ 1:46pm CST
Having a couple of those Lionizers be SS Lockdown's Steeljaws for sure.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993610)
Posted by william-james88 on November 11th, 2018 @ 2:03pm CST
The recent Seibertron galleries have shown the Transformers Siege toys to be smaller than previous incarnations. For instance, Siege Megatron and Hound are shorter than Titans Return Megatron and Combiner Wars Hound respectively. But does that mean we are getting ripped off? Especially since the MSRP is now $19.99 for deluxes and $29.99 for voyagers? Well ‎TF Fan West Lee, on Facebook, chose to look at this from a mass perspective. Figures in the past might be tall but if they are hollow, a very common complaint from fans, then maybe fixing that aspect might mean more material and thus lower the overall height for this line. And he found that this line offers more in terms of mass (and thus meterial) than previous lines. Here is what he had to say along with the images showing that Siege Megatron, for instance, has much more material than most other voyagers.

Not sure if I will news this or not.
Have you seen the complaints that WFC-S figures are smaller than the previous figures? Well are they smaller? In terms of height, some Siege figures are slightly shorter yes, but in terms of mass? Well let's use facts here, people say that TR Megs is bigger than WFC-S Megs, well in terms of mass (g) the latter is bigger. Here are a few other comparisons. Based on the weights, the figures have NOT decreased in mass at all. The unified scale is the explanation as to why some are shorter. All in all, Siege is a massive improvement.

There is a misconception of cost / height, the height of a figure in relation to cost, saving, cutting etc is irrelevant, the weight is relevant, pay per gram not per inch, raw materials go by raw weight.


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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993613)
Posted by Emerje on November 11th, 2018 @ 2:13pm CST
I'm curious what Ironhide weighs, articulation aside he looks like a Cyber Battalion figure from behind.

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993615)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 11th, 2018 @ 2:16pm CST
Hm have to say I'm more into how well they display with other figures as part of a collection, than I am about how much they weigh (their weight means nothing to me when gazing at them on my shelves).
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993618)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 11th, 2018 @ 2:30pm CST
If they're going to have more mass I think they should stretch it out more. I would happily take hollow sections (which EVERY regular line has had in some form and which people IMO people make too much noise about) if it ensured they didn't literally come up short next to Unicron Trilogy, mainline movieverse,and past CHUG figures. Hound isn't too bad compared to Universe Hound, but Sideswipe...

Carnivius_Prime wrote:Hm have to say I'm more into how well they display with other figures as part of a collection, than I am about how much they weigh (their weight means nothing to me when gazing at them on my shelves).

Agreed. Here I was looking forward to Siege Sideswipe as a cheaper alternative to the Universe one. But now...

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Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993622)
Posted by Skritz on November 11th, 2018 @ 2:47pm CST
Can't wait to get a matching Targetmaster for my Triggerhappy and Hot Rod.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993639)
Posted by Mkall on November 11th, 2018 @ 4:13pm CST
I'm curious how this matches the mass of other Voyagers from previous Generations lines.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993641)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 11th, 2018 @ 4:38pm CST
Skritz wrote:Can't wait to get a matching Targetmaster for my Triggerhappy and Hot Rod.

Oh yeah. Cog and the Battle Masters are still very definitely "Take my money!" Even if Firedrive needs a mod right out of the package (migrating the barrel mount to the back of his knees) I'm still excited for him.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993650)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 11th, 2018 @ 5:12pm CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Skritz wrote:Can't wait to get a matching Targetmaster for my Triggerhappy and Hot Rod.

Oh yeah. Cog and the Battle Masters are still very definitely "Take my money!" Even if Firedrive needs a mod right out of the package (migrating the barrel mount to the back of his knees) I'm still excited for him.


That would make him more similar to Pinpointer:

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Transformers G1 1987 Pinpointer Gallery

But I see what you're going for. Still, G1 toy accuracy isn't all that's "crack"ed up to be (ha ha):

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Transformers G1 1987 Peacemaker Gallery
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993668)
Posted by deliciouspeter on November 11th, 2018 @ 6:37pm CST
Fun. I hope someone weighs the leaders too.

They look great, but man those deluxes are short.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993671)
Posted by Combat Zero on November 11th, 2018 @ 6:50pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Continuing with new galleries for War for Cybertron SIEGE, we now bring you galleries for Battle Masters Blowpipe, Firedrive and Lionizer. These little guys are at the core of the line since they provide both the firepower and blast effects for you to recreate the War for Cybertron. Each effect can be added to the weapon to simulate it firing or it can be used creatively across your bots, like to show someone getting shot or even simulate the speed of the small Micromaster cars (Lionizer's effect is perfect for that).

While the Battle Masters are meant as a recreation of the Target Masters (all of these being new molds and not rereleases of Takara's recent offering of Target Masters), Hasbro uses this size class to bring back other aspects of this line's history such as Lionizer who is a modern version of the transforming accessory that came with the Action Master Rad. You can see a comparison between the two below.

Clicking on any of the following images will bring you to the full gallery of each Battle Master, enjoy!

War for Cybertron: SIEGE Blowpipe (150 images) - Battle Masters

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War for Cybertron: SIEGE Firedrive (162 images) - Battle Masters

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War for Cybertron: SIEGE Lionizer (88 images) - Battle Masters

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I'm liking the slash effect on Lionizer.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993676)
Posted by omega666 on November 11th, 2018 @ 7:12pm CST
Ok. Now weigh an $20 voyager Classics Optimus with this new $30 Optimus.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993677)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 11th, 2018 @ 7:18pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
Skritz wrote:Can't wait to get a matching Targetmaster for my Triggerhappy and Hot Rod.

Oh yeah. Cog and the Battle Masters are still very definitely "Take my money!" Even if Firedrive needs a mod right out of the package (migrating the barrel mount to the back of his knees) I'm still excited for him.


That would make him more similar to Pinpointer:

Eh, not really. As is very clear in that image you showed, Pinpointer's barrel mount is located on the backs of his feet, not the backs of his knees.

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On Firebolt, the barrels are definitely attached to the back of the knees.

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:But I see what you're going for. Still, G1 toy accuracy isn't all that's "crack"ed up to be (ha ha):

Maybe not, but I think it's important to have the general arrangement of things right, especially with the Targetmasters' gun modes since that's all they've got. As-is, Firedrive's gun mode... Forget the details, it's got the barrels sawn off and stuck to the lower back of the stock compared to the original! :-P

...I may have obsessively studied the details of Fracas, Nightstick, Recoil, and Firebolt with an eye to building homemade ones for myself. Just maybe. :-B :WHISTLE:
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993679)
Posted by Skritz on November 11th, 2018 @ 8:03pm CST
I'm not too bothered by the transformation scheme on the gun-base Battlemasters. I imagine this was just some cost-cutting mixed with shared engineering. Make me wonder if people won't 3d print new gun parts to make custom targetmasters. :-D
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993681)
Posted by william-james88 on November 11th, 2018 @ 8:14pm CST
omega666 wrote:Ok. Now weigh an $20 voyager Classics Optimus with this new $30 Optimus.


If it was $20 in 2006 then it would be at least $25 today when considering inflation.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993686)
Posted by YoungPrime on November 11th, 2018 @ 8:26pm CST
Not feeling the height of these Voyagers. You can tell that Starscream isn't even all that big which is those ports on his shoulders are so ridiculous tall.

Can't really defend more G1 characters or find a good enough reason to replace a lot of the CHUGS you already have when Hasbro is half@ssing everything but their prices.
Re: Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Wave 1 Micromasters Found in US at Target and MSRPs Revealed (1993698)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 11th, 2018 @ 9:20pm CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Agreed. Here I was looking forward to Siege Sideswipe as a cheaper alternative to the Universe one. But now...

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The Universe 2008 Sideswipe/Sunstreaker mold is REALLY big for a Deluxe Class figure, even back in the day, when all size classes were generally larger than they are now. It really makes what are essentially current par for the course sized figures look small by (unfair) comparison. Just judging by the comparison pics in the Seibertron galleriers, I can assure you that Siege Sideswipe is not as short as he seems next to his Universe 2008 counterpart, and out of context with contemporary Deluxe Class figures. He'll scale very nicely with anything from Thriling 30 onward.

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