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Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Post by Denyer » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:40 pm

The Aoyi Mech Sai Star Commander KO of SS 38 Bee Prime, which adds die-cast and was less than twelve quid shipped... had to straighten and reinforce with glue antennae as it was shipped unboxed (should've spent the extra quid, but it pulled through). Excellent quality. Currently facing off against Thundernock.


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Post by HeavyArms » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:12 am

Received my copy of the Cybertronic Spree Kickstarter album, it's actually more techno-ey than I thought it would be.

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Post by Tantrum » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:41 pm

I've had some good luck finding exclusives this week.

Siege Ratchet (Walgreen's) - A bit underwhelming. The bot mode looks good, except for the bland panels on the sides of the legs, and more battle damage dirt than most figures. It wouldn't be so bad if the battle damage was on the leg panels as well, so they blended in better with the rest of the figure.

Vehicle mode is a bit of a let down. Mine doesn't roll very well. There's no effort to conceal the upper arms. It's a case where cybertronian alt mode just means you can still see robot bits. The medical bay is just bad.

The weapons are good, though. He's got a wrench, a gun, and a cannon thing with two hinges based on the weapon mounted to the sled of the G1 toy. That weapon's two 5 mm pegs are spaced so they fit in the shoulder and forearms holes in veicle mode.

Siege Bluestreak (Walmart) - I haven't opened this guy yet. The Walmart I found him at had a 35th anniversary display with Bluestreak, Soundblaster, cel shaded Optimus, cel shaded Megatron, and a few regular releases by the clearance section, nowhere near the toy section. If you're looking for any of these guys, you might want to wander the store a bit.

Kreon Animated Sentinel Prime - From a comic shop in a bag with 7 other, mass-release kreons missing their microchanger parts, 7 HFGs including all of UW Menasor's, a Deluxe Prime armor, CHUG Ravage that came with Hound, several other CW weapon, 2 Titanmasters, and 2 weapons tha Titanmasters can sit in.


I also bought Rust Dust and some Energon era blue motorycle at the same comic shop. I finally picked up Siege Sixgun to go with Red Alert, since they share a color scheme.

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Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Post by Skyquake87 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:32 pm

TLK Berserker
Horrible looking robot mode with some nice paint apps, and a right royal pain to transform. I can't get any of the panels to properly peg in, or get the robot limbs folded up underneath to behave. It's got all the tabs in the world, but none of them in the right places. A frustrating figure.

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Post by Denyer » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:42 pm

HeavyArms wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:12 am
Received my copy of the Cybertronic Spree Kickstarter album, it's actually more techno-ey than I thought it would be.
Cool. Never heard about it, but hopefully there'll be a general release now it's out to backers.

Looks pretty cool --
https://www.outrightgeekery.com/2019/09 ... ckstarter/

Currently listening to -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McW-oYPdHtA

More enthusiasm than anything, but fun.

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Post by ganon578 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:23 pm

Siege Ratchet (Walgreens): Ordered this one online and paid the $6 for shipping since I didn't feel like traversing around to several Walgreens to grab one. I have the same sentiments about him like Tantrum mentioned. Mine doesn't roll terribly well either, but my Ironhide was about the same. A little bland, so Toyax may be in order to spice him up. It's good to have a Ratchet on the shelf again - the last one I had was the Universe SUV one.

Siege Galaxy Upgrade Optimus: As a gift. Nice figure, and something I wouldn't have bought on my own. Magnus wears the mold better, but this one is still pretty fun. The trailer is a bit wonky getting fiddled into place. The smaller bot mode is a bit chunkier than Magnus, but still works pretty well. There's quite a few options for the armor to play with, which I think works just a bit better than on Magnus. All in all, this is a pretty great toy that I'm glad to have.

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Post by HeavyArms » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:16 pm

Siege Ratchet & Bumblebee Movie Promotional Cassette Tape - A mate sourced for me a the Ratchet from Hong Kong, I believe, and when he shipped it to me I asked if he could send me the cassette as well.

The cassette was a free promo that could be found in kiosks near some Australian train stations, some were also sent to specific people in the Australian Transformers fandom.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:27 am

Siege Sixgun
Saw Sixgun in Smyths and thought he looked to be the best of the bunch (my choice was between him and Barricade. I should be more excited by the Impactor toy... but I'm not. Probably in part due to Hasbro's confused marketing and a lsightly rubbish alt mode. He's a Decepticon now???). His robot mode is fantastic. I love how... roboty he looks. Lovely bunch of colours too - all cheesecakey with white, red and black.The alt-mode is decent, if not terribly exciting. Dug out Sideswipe and he makes a superb set of armour for him. I didn't think I'd be in to these weaponizer figures, but they've easily been the figures I've most enjoyed out of the line. The only problem I have with them is wanting to use them with figures with simialr colour palettes, otherwise they just look wrong to me.

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Post by Denyer » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:05 pm

Yeah, really like Sixgun as the Siege representative in a line of CW Strafe, TR Hardhead, and POTP Ricochet (although the latter-most needs a TM to have a purpose). He's the only one out of the mixed two waves of deluxes on the shelves at that point I'd not got and would have regretted a bit not picking up. Earthrise is going to be that Micromaster base guy.

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