War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail

Transformers News: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail

Friday, September 13th, 2019 6:16PM CDT

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Thanks to our very own Nathaniel Prime, we have evidence that the final of the original Seeker trio, Thundercracker, has shown up at brick and mortar retail in the U.S.! While he had been originally thought to be in a Wave with Springer, he was delayed to his own Wave instead.


Transformers News: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail

Thundercracker was found at a Walmart in Daytona Beach, Florida. Do you plan on completing the original Seekers? Gonna take a pass on this one? Let us know below! If you've found a new or highly sought after figure, and haven't seen a news story about it, please let us know, with photographic proof, and happy hunting one and all!
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Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038186)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 13th, 2019 @ 7:57pm CDT
Since when was Omega not able to link to TR bases? :(
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038187)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on September 13th, 2019 @ 8:32pm CDT
Not sure if this has been mentioned before but BBTS has the Rainmakers in stock at the moment if anyone wants them. But, for some reason they're $120??? Geez BBTS, that's quite the markup...
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038188)
Posted by william-james88 on September 13th, 2019 @ 8:36pm CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned before but BBTS has the Rainmakers in stock at the moment if anyone wants them. But, for some reason they're $120??? Geez BBTS, that's quite the markup...

Thays because they are just resellers, not getting the product directly from Hasbro.
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038209)
Posted by Flashwave on September 13th, 2019 @ 10:57pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Since when was Omega not able to link to TR bases? :(

Since Never? There are several slots along the track and a flip out latchg on his calf that will hook in. There are aso ramps off his thigh that have the connector, but as they are INSIDE the base it doesnt really do any good
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038249)
Posted by william-james88 on September 14th, 2019 @ 7:23am CDT
Shockwave640 wrote:I hope my email was received when I too had reported this news about a day or two ago ;m; -Jay Hutchison

Amazing figure though! By no means perfect in either alt mode (though Train wins for me this time) he looks stunning and a great update to the character. I love TR Astrotrain but he isnt all that rememorable.

Yes, you and 5 other people reported the same review.
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038255)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 14th, 2019 @ 7:38am CDT
The single thing I don't like about Siege Leader Astrotrain is the shuttle mode. Especially the part behind the "legs" where there's just "hollow damage" that desperately beg for a panel to cover that mess. I expect Shapeway or someone else to make such a cover. Plus the part could be stored easily in the train wagon, or be used as a shield in bot mode.

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Regardless, I LOVE Astrotrain and that leader is fantastic. Especially because it nail the look (despite the shuttle flaw) and it mostly transform like the original G1 toy! :APPLAUSE:
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038260)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 14th, 2019 @ 8:31am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:The single thing I don't like about Siege Leader Astrotrain is the shuttle mode. Especially the part behind the "legs" where there's just "hollow damage" that desperately beg for a panel to cover that mess. I expect Shapeway or someone else to make such a cover. Plus the part could be stored easily in the train wagon, or be used as a shield in bot mode.

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Regardless, I LOVE Astrotrain and that leader is fantastic. Especially because it nail the look (despite the shuttle flaw) and it mostly transform like the original G1 toy! :APPLAUSE:

Honesty I'm ok with a weaker shuttle mode, since every astrotrain toy ever has prioritized that mode. It's finally time for the steam loco to shine
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038262)
Posted by Ironhidensh on September 14th, 2019 @ 8:35am CDT
I love everything about Astrotrain, except for his price. Jetfire was really my last straw. I am so tired of paying these high ass prices, and then finding them cheaper later. I’m gonna keep a close eye on ‘train sales, so as soon as I see him drop to 30 or lower, I can pounce.
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038270)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 14th, 2019 @ 8:54am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:I love everything about Astrotrain, except for his price. Jetfire was really my last straw. I am so tired of paying these high ass prices, and then finding them cheaper later. I’m gonna keep a close eye on ‘train sales, so as soon as I see him drop to 30 or lower, I can pounce.


Glad to have that 3 months price warranty with Club R membership at Toys R Us! :BOWDOWN:
This way, I can buy now, not missing out, and possibly STILL save.
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038272)
Posted by william-james88 on September 14th, 2019 @ 9:07am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:The single thing I don't like about Siege Leader Astrotrain is the shuttle mode. Especially the part behind the "legs" where there's just "hollow damage" that desperately beg for a panel to cover that mess. I expect Shapeway or someone else to make such a cover. Plus the part could be stored easily in the train wagon, or be used as a shield in bot mode.

Image

Regardless, I LOVE Astrotrain and that leader is fantastic. Especially because it nail the look (despite the shuttle flaw) and it mostly transform like the original G1 toy! :APPLAUSE:

Honesty I'm ok with a weaker shuttle mode, since every astrotrain toy ever has prioritized that mode. It's finally time for the steam loco to shine


I thought the shuttle mode was the weakest part of the G1 and classics toy.
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038275)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 14th, 2019 @ 10:23am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
I thought the shuttle mode was the weakest part of the G1 and classics toy.


I agree that Classic shuttle sucked because of the two very obvious train parts sticking on both sides. However, G1 Astrotrain had solid vehicle modes, including the shuttle. G1 had a dinky bot with his ridiculous T-Rex arms.

Ah, the eternal law or triple changers where one mode must always be sacrificed.
Is there any official triple changers out there that have ALL of its 3 modes legit perfect?
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038301)
Posted by emlit on September 14th, 2019 @ 12:46pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
I thought the shuttle mode was the weakest part of the G1 and classics toy.


I agree that Classic shuttle sucked because of the two very obvious train parts sticking on both sides. However, G1 Astrotrain had solid vehicle modes, including the shuttle. G1 had a dinky bot with his ridiculous T-Rex arms.

Ah, the eternal law or triple changers where one mode must always be sacrificed.
Is there any official triple changers out there that have ALL of its 3 modes legit perfect?


Thrilling 30 Springer for me.

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Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038302)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 14th, 2019 @ 12:53pm CDT
emlit wrote:
Thrilling 30 Springer for me.

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Oh yeah. That's one. But T-30 Sandstorm have the edge for me. I still have that pretty much perfect toy.
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038309)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 14th, 2019 @ 1:20pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Is there any official triple changers out there that have ALL of its 3 modes legit perfect?
Do Transmetals count with their Transport Modes that are intentionally designed to be vehicular beast modes?
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038311)
Posted by carytheone on September 14th, 2019 @ 1:28pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Is there any official triple changers out there that have ALL of its 3 modes legit perfect?
Well that's a tall order. What bar are we measuring against? G1 accuracy, that's a low bar. Real world accuracy, that's a high bar. Personal preference, not even going touch that.

I'm just going go ahead and say it; T30 Springer is overrated [-( Mine had loosey goosey parts and didn't peg well in any mode. Sandstorm is my preferred version and has much better tolerances in all modes, but non of his alt-modes are G1 accurate or real world accurate and the dune buggy is just silly looking. I do find it a fun mold to tinker with and I love the VTOL backpack Image I've sent T30 Springer to the isle of unloved toys and wouldn't mind sending Sandstorm there as well if a "better" version was produced.

I scanned around my room a bit and all the triple changers show signs of compromise and I don't think there is anyway around that. Nature of a triple changers I guess.

Siege Springer does a pretty good job of hitting that modern "G1 done better" trick and everything pegs in well. Bot mode and transformation are fun. That's my measuring stick: how well does this evoke G1, is it fun? With that said, I'd toss TR Blitzwing into the ring. Siege Astrotrain seems to also fit my standards.

BTW, define "perfect".
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038313)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 14th, 2019 @ 1:32pm CDT
I love T30 Springer and all his alts....so there's my choice :-P I also see his non-G1 accuracy as a feature...
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038317)
Posted by carytheone on September 14th, 2019 @ 1:41pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I love T30 Springer and all his alts....so there's my choice :-P I also see his non-G1 accuracy as a feature...
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Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038318)
Posted by ZeroWolf on September 14th, 2019 @ 1:43pm CDT
Having said that, I would happily pick up Astrotrain as Shuttle alt modes are my weakness (hence why I hope Takara follows up their redone Armada Prime with a Jetfire...)
Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038322)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 14th, 2019 @ 1:50pm CDT
In other news, Omega Supreme's backwards compatibility with TR Base Mode toys is not what we expected it to be. He has not one but two different types of connectors in his base mode. The TR-compatible ones are located on the outer circumference of his track pieces, right near the middle of each piece. The rest of his connectors everywhere else are an all new type that cannot work with TR bases.

Here's a pic (from here; it's not mine) that shows where one of the TR-compatible connectors are:

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Re: War for Cybertron: Siege Thundercracker Found At U.S. Retail (2038340)
Posted by Epsilon Delta on September 14th, 2019 @ 2:51pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:The single thing I don't like about Siege Leader Astrotrain is the shuttle mode. Especially the part behind the "legs" where there's just "hollow damage" that desperately beg for a panel to cover that mess. I expect Shapeway or someone else to make such a cover. Plus the part could be stored easily in the train wagon, or be used as a shield in bot mode.

Image

Regardless, I LOVE Astrotrain and that leader is fantastic. Especially because it nail the look (despite the shuttle flaw) and it mostly transform like the original G1 toy! :APPLAUSE:

Honesty I'm ok with a weaker shuttle mode, since every astrotrain toy ever has prioritized that mode. It's finally time for the steam loco to shine


I wish they would have made the cargo car attach over the "open shuttle back" to cover it up and complete that look.

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