Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade

Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 6:41pm CDT

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Thanks to both Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 and Youtuber PrimevsPrime, we have a pair of video reviews to share with you today for the newest Decepticon addition to the Siege family: Barricade!

Barricade is a retool of Siege Prowl, featuring a new head that is the basis for his repaint and Selects release, Smokescreen. He also features a pair of new guns that can serve as shoulder cannons or combine to form a new hand held weapon. Barricade is an homage to the Movie Barricade, and is the realization of long running fan customizations of Smokescreen into a G1 version of Barricade.

Barricade is part of Wave 4 of Siege, and should be widely available right around the time of this writing, along with his wave mates Impactor and Mirage, the 2 winners of the Siege Fan Vote. You should be seeing them shortly coming to stores near you.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Barricade is a repaint of the Generations Selects Smokescreen figure and it is gorgeous, the best looking Transformers figure that I can remember in a long time. My favorite aspect of the figure's deco has to be the gray/lavender combo that's used on the limbs. Highly recommended.




Credit(s): chuckdawg1999, PrimevsPrime


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Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040202)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 1st, 2019 @ 8:18pm CDT
Just got mine from Amazon today
Indeed it is beautiful ;)
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040205)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 1st, 2019 @ 8:23pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:Just got mine from Amazon today
Indeed it is beautiful ;)


The clear purple plastic is glorious, isn't it. Especially the legs in bot mode, they just seem to have a glow to them.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040261)
Posted by angtre on October 2nd, 2019 @ 4:56am CDT
Looking forward to a repaint of MP Smokescreen in these colours.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040262)
Posted by Rainmaker on October 2nd, 2019 @ 5:14am CDT
mentre83 wrote:Looking forward to a repaint of MP Smokescreen in these colours.


good luck, there won't be

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040268)
Posted by angtre on October 2nd, 2019 @ 6:48am CDT
Rainmaker wrote:
mentre83 wrote:Looking forward to a repaint of MP Smokescreen in these colours.


good luck, there won't be

:MAXIMAL:

What a mean thing to say, shattering one's little wish like that. :-(
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040302)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 2nd, 2019 @ 2:08pm CDT
mentre83 wrote:
Rainmaker wrote:
mentre83 wrote:Looking forward to a repaint of MP Smokescreen in these colours.


good luck, there won't be

:MAXIMAL:

What a mean thing to say, shattering one's little wish like that. :-(


Who knows what TakaraTomy may do, they're known to be cheeky with their releases.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040326)
Posted by bodrock on October 2nd, 2019 @ 6:17pm CDT
I’d love to get Barricade — dig the colors, but I hardly buy online these days. Skyfire was certainly my most recent exception ;)
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Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040370)
Posted by william-james88 on October 2nd, 2019 @ 11:29pm CDT
While we almost had a year to get acquainted with the fact that the price points in the Transformers Siege line are not indicative of the size of the main robot, some people were still wondering just how high Siege leader class Astrotrain would be. It was expected that he would be almost voyager height, maybe slightly shorter than the faction leaders and that is exactly what is happening. He will be about the height of fellow Decepticon Shockwave from what we can gather in the images below. Now remember, as with Shockwave, he can be given boots to be taller and of course comes with many accessories that can interplay with all his 3 modes. These are the first in hand images of the toy and they come from Transformers Overdrive on Facebook. The toy should be hitting shelves in December.

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Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040371)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 2nd, 2019 @ 11:38pm CDT
To anyone getting him in: comparisons with TR Blitzwing and Octone, or their moldmates Megatron and Optimus Prime please?
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040372)
Posted by Skritz on October 2nd, 2019 @ 11:43pm CDT
In 2024, Leader price tag will be Deluxe sized! :lol:
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040374)
Posted by bodrock on October 2nd, 2019 @ 11:45pm CDT
That Astrotrain is way too cool to pass up!
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040375)
Posted by Deadput on October 2nd, 2019 @ 11:54pm CDT
Besides a few characters like Overlord most characters were way to damn big in the leader size class, at least in generations, Titans Return Blaster/Soundwave being an example.

Would people really want a Shockwave or Astrotrain that was way taller then Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave?

The Leader size point also allows them to be less hollow and more solid.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040376)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on October 2nd, 2019 @ 11:59pm CDT
Deadput wrote:Besides a few characters like Overlord most characters were way to damn big in the leader size class, at least in generations, Titans Return Blaster/Soundwave being an example.

Would people really want a Shockwave or Astrotrain that was way taller then Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave?

The Leader size point also allows them to be less hollow and more solid.

I agree on most of your points, but honestly I would've loved an Astrotrain at full leader size. Since he's sometimes a transport unit for the entire Decepticon army I think it would make sense if he was a giant bruiser. I know it wouldn't be accurate to G1 but I like some more exaggerated size differences like MTMTE or Animated characters.

Love Shockwave just how he is, though. :CON:
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040385)
Posted by YoungPrime on October 3rd, 2019 @ 7:06am CDT
Deadput wrote:Besides a few characters like Overlord most characters were way to damn big in the leader size class, at least in generations, Titans Return Blaster/Soundwave being an example.

Would people really want a Shockwave or Astrotrain that was way taller then Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave?

The Leader size point also allows them to be less hollow and more solid.
I didn't ask for Astrotrain to be a Leader class to begin with. Him and Shockwave are rip offs. I'm sticking with the Takara Legends Astrotrain since Spinister is the only wave 5 figure that stands out in these pictures.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040386)
Posted by blackeyedprime on October 3rd, 2019 @ 7:30am CDT
Deadput wrote:Besides a few characters like Overlord most characters were way to damn big in the leader size class, at least in generations, Titans Return Blaster/Soundwave being an example.

Would people really want a Shockwave or Astrotrain that was way taller then Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave?

The Leader size point also allows them to be less hollow and more solid.


It would be nice not to have the hands the size of a toddlers to hold shockwave in gun mode, so if ended up being bigger than megatron I'd be fine with it. Same if they do Galvatron or megatron with his gun mode. Even TR six shot could have done with being a little bit bigger than he was.

The TR soundwave/blaster may be oversized (and look cool in alt mode with titans) but at least its getting value for money instead of being ripped off with siege leaders for the most part price wise.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040387)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on October 3rd, 2019 @ 7:42am CDT
I love the fact that Hasbro has made such a big deal about keeping characters in scale, though I am not a fan of voyager size figures being leader price points.

that said though, I love shockwave a ton, and astrotrain looks just as fantastic. so much so that I will get him and replace classics astrotrain on my shelf, which is my favorite classics figure, so thats saying something

back to scale however, astrotrain is a character who's scale seemed to fluxuate from episode to episode. like in the episode the god gambit he is huge, sometines shown much bigger then starscream, then in tripple takeover hes the same size as starscream.

this happened with Grimlock a bit too. hell, in season 3 he was the same size as rodimus is some episodes

... and now I want a new grimlock in the same scale as siege jetfire

decepticons are all about as tall as megatron. megatron and optimus were the same size, autobots were all smaller then optimus... yet somehow austobots were also the same size as the decepticons. Mass shifting isn't just for transforming (I know this isn't true across all episodes)
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040391)
Posted by mattysan on October 3rd, 2019 @ 9:08am CDT
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040399)
Posted by NTESHFT on October 3rd, 2019 @ 11:15am CDT
Why didn't they just sell him as a Voyager class to begin with?.....I may not get him now now...just pass on him like I did Shockwave...I do not feel like paying 50 bucks for a Voyager class with extra parts...just like Shockwave..I feel this is a RIP off....
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040410)
Posted by YRQRM0 on October 3rd, 2019 @ 12:09pm CDT
I guess with his car attachment he's worth the price...but I hate to see how small his bot mode is all the same. I regret Shockwave because I really don't care for his extra parts, so I'll probably be passing on Astro sadly.
Re: Video Reviews for Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Barricade (2040419)
Posted by william-james88 on October 3rd, 2019 @ 12:40pm CDT
Deadput wrote:Besides a few characters like Overlord most characters were way to damn big in the leader size class, at least in generations, Titans Return Blaster/Soundwave being an example.


Those leader class figures werent meant to scale with the others, just with themselves as Budget MPs. But that reminds me, now they all feel ultra redundant since I have MPs anyway, might be time to sell.

I think people are more pissed at the idea that it says leader class and isnt a big toy, regardless if it would scale or not. Might be time to revert back to 5 years ago where there was at most 1 leader class toy a year.

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