Today I wanted to take the time to talk about the Siege line that has most, if not all of the TF Fans going berserk. I for one is high on the plastic crack that they have been releasing. I almost never buy redeco's of any bot, unless it's a mold I absolutely love. In the Siege line...I must have them all!! The partnership between Takara, and Hasbro is phenomenal thinking. They have finally combined to give us the best of the best toys ever to be produced. Hands down this line is the best. It gives us the accuracy that we have been waiting for, for a very, very long time. Yeah, the "war paint" silver splashing could have been done away with, but it works! It actually has a certain characteristic look that has given the bots they have never had. It's war people! They have been fighting for galactic cycles to save their world from the one another.
The quality is excellent. I have yet to have that "breakage" look when transforming. Past lines, no doubt I was squeamish about transforming my bots. The masterpiece line...forget it! I didn't want to take them out of the boxes I was so afraid lol.
The characters that are being released is mind blowing! We have gotten or will be getting ones that have never been released since their G1 ancestors. OMEGA SUPREME!!! This line also gave us the last of the fembots. If I remember correctly, Greenlight, and Lancer also have never been produced. I know for a fact we were eagerly awaiting their releases to complete Orthia.
I am on pace to collect the entire Siege/Generations Selects line (minus the battlemasters) I don't care of them right now. I will look back, and say I wish I collected them lol
As most if not all of you know that Redwing is a Target exclusive that you could only buy using your REDcard. I know other sites like Robotkingdom, Ebay, TFsource are selling him, but at that moment when he was released you could ONLY acquire him through Target REDcard purchases. Me being a Transformaniac...HAD to have him immediately! Thank you life for giving me a family, otherwise, I wouldn't have a REDcard. Since then he's been chilling next to Starscream. Recently, Toyhax gave him a nice needed upgrade to break up the red colored jet.
I've been chasing Shockwaves forces for 3 weeks straight now! I read online that someone had found them in a local store (Target Exc.), and I bolted faster than you can imagine to get a hold of them. Total bust! I was angry...I asked the stock boy what was the deal, even to the point of giving him the stocking number. They didn't exist. Hmmmm.....I wondered if they were a myth at one point. I was going there on a daily basis. I went to a few Targets A LOT. I gave up on chasing them for a couple of days. I made sure I researched anybody that was acquiring him, or even selling them. There were a few on Ebay, but they wanted $130-$180!!! Come on people that just isn't right! Scalpers suck. They ruin the run of chasing bots, and just make the TF fans angry when we know we can find them for stock price at some point. All that put aside, I have the rainmakers in hand! Phew! Not sure how long these boys are going to be around, it's nice to get these quadruple jets over, and done with early.
Exact same bot, but two different names. Japan calls him Stepper, US calls him Ricochet. Honestly Ricochet sounds much cooler lol. Here is my Ricochet with Toyhax labels. Excellent job! I highly recommend this set. The gold finish makes this the perfect looking Ricochet to be made outside of his G1 model.
New edition Lancer added to the party! I figured I needed to incorporate all the female autobots, so I added Windblade from the generations line also.
WOW!!!! I'm sure the whole TF Universe has seen this bad boy with eyes like Tom & Jerry hahaha
The deal is that Hasbro needs to have 8,000 commitments by August, 31st to start production. The big issue is that he is going to cost you $575!! I'm assuming that is not including shipping. That is a very hefty price tag on a figure that is 27" tall!
Don't get me wrong; he is absolutely amazing!!! The detail is incredible, the colors, the size, everything about it is what we have ever imagined the king of destruction should be. I'd love to display him behind all my masterpieces looking down on them with complete disgust ready to annihilate their population. Too bad that isn't going to happen...I'm hoping (along with many of my TF friends) that someone will 3rd party him, and cost much, much cheaper. In my opinion, if he was around the $300 price tag A LOT more people would be interested. Hell! I would be a "backer" 1st in line! Either case he is currently reaching the 1k mark of backers right now. With 46 days left it will be interesting if he makes it to production. I don't think there are that many out there that are willing to shell out that kid of cash for him. Who knows...I'll be watching it every week.
Here are the 6 of the 7 female Autobots for the Generations line over 5 years in the making. Arcee being the 1st when she was released in 2014 part of the thrilling thirty line. Unless they release another one this is the closest you are going to get to a G1 generations scale accurate Arcee. Only 4 of them are the combiner parts to make up Orthia. Once Lancer shows up, I will add her to the party, and re-post it.
We have been patiently waiting for over a year now to complete our first ever G1 female combiner. If i remember correctly we got Eltia-1 first. Moonracer, and then Novastar (aka Firestar). TF fans were definitely getting excited because we knew we were getting a female combiner FINALLY of all the G1 women! Well then chromia comes out...what a disappointment. They retooled her to not have the combiner port. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!??? And that excitement became anger...What are you thinking Hasbro!? You were given the perfect opportunity to finish this up, and you blew it! So months later out of no where Greenlight shows up on an Amazon Exclusive buy! WOW! Buy, Buy, Buy!! Not only did she have the combiner port, she comes with a battlemaster! Awesome one too! Here we are today with 4 of the 5 combiner girls:
Of course, just in, we get a shining light from the TF gods that we are getting this little lady
The final piece to our female combiner!!!!!! Poor Chromia shes just going to have to sit this one out. I'm sure someone will figure out how to make her the 6th part of Orthia as a weapon of some sort. No details as of yet. But this is living proof that we can finish Orthia off without using other transformers combiner bots. Stay tuned as I will be updating pics of the currently released female bots.
Soundwave...my favorite transformer of all time. This line FINALLY got it right with making him true to his G1 homage. Besides the masterpiece bot, this is by far as close as you're going to get to a G1 Soundwave. He is just absolutely amazing! The bot mode I have no complaints about. He comes with the right weapons FINALLY!! The shoulder cannon, and the blaster in one package! There is another gun they added, not sure the purpose of it, but why not, MORE WEAPONS! Now his alt modes are a little funky. He turns into some alien spaceship. Hasbro promotes that in packaging, and on the instructions. People have found 2 other modes: Lamp post mode, and his G1 tape deck mode. Both of which are weird to me. They knew TF fans like us would figure out how to get him to look like his original, so why didn't they incorporate that into this mold. Instead we are left with this awkward looking tape deck. It's not bad, you get the idea. Just not as fluent as it should be. Either way, I'm still super happy about this mold! He is a MUST buy for you collection. Of course, I have Toyhax labels on mine. It definitely brings him out further than you have imagined.
My newly acquired SS. Toyhax labels once again out did themselves. His alt gets all the love in this set. Best part is the fin to give him the pointed top like he is SUPPOSED to have Takara, and Hasbro!! Are you guys listening here?!! A simple little add on makes a great difference when you're trying to replicate something of its past time.
Me? I'm a Transformaniac through and through. I've been collecting for over 20 years and my collection is starting to outgrow "The Vault"! I collect, maintain and refurbish my Transformers and I am always looking for new (and old) ones to add to my 1000+ plus collection. Feel free to check out my collection, as it's ever-growing and I'll be updating my blog with new Transformers as soon as I get them.