It's a bit late, I know! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Takara/Hasbro gave us a stellar year of bots. Ones that will never be forgotten. Others that were super hard to get a hold of (Siege Astrotrain). Some were just OK...like another prowl. But I guess without prowl we wouldn't have gotten Barricade, Bluestreak, and Smokescreen. All of which have the same mold.
I am thrilled to say that I did end up completing the entire Siege line!! Every single bot in stores, and exclusives from every site. All of the generations select bots, also! Lancer, and Red Wing were probably the most difficult to your hands on if you didn't buy them immediately online!
In the wild, I'd say that Astrotrain was by far the hardest. Honestly, don't think the east coast got a single one put on the shelf. Extremely disappointing on the distribution of wave 5 of every line Hasbro put out in the last 8 years! I would rank Thundercracker, and the Rainmakers the second hardest to find. For some reason, I didn't get a hold of Thundercracker until way into wave 3, probably closer to wave 4, when we was released part of wave 2. If you were collecting the Siege line you would know that the rainmakers were maybe, if you were lucky, one per store. I believe they were Target exclusives too. That made it much harder, cuz my Target is awful at stocking Transformers to begin with.
Overall, I am stoked with the line! Great job!! What makes this difficult now is that I wanted to only collect the Siege line...Earthrise is looking more promising than Siege!! We have a Quintesson coming!!! I am most excited that we will get a first ever since his G1 release, a titan, SCORPONOK!!!!!! How can I pass them up? The quality has been unbelievably better since Hasbro/Takara teamed up. I feel like the figures have been produced in ways we have always wanted them. We are being given weapons that rightfully belong with each of the figures. We got screwed hard on a lot of the combiner wars/titans return/power of the primes. I am still upset that the Dinobots didn't get their swords!
Welcome 2020 to the Earthrise line. Stayed tuned...
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.