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Old 08-13-2019, 09:53 PM   #31
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Re: Siege Springer

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Many of us are still waiting for the Toy Gods to deliver Siege Springer into the retail outlets so we may exchange our $40+tax and thus participate in this highly spirited debate.
I know, right?

I'm dying to see what all the hubbub is about.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:46 PM   #32
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No more flame warsy stuff or I'm just going to lock the thread.

Play nice, or it get's locked up.

But in the spirit of conversation, I also don't really care for Siege Springer. I loved the look and the idea of getting it when it was announced but getting it in hand just wasn't fun. The tabs were far too tight and led to a less than enjoyable transformation. After a back and forth with the transformations, I set it up to display in robot mode... only to have the figure fall over under it's own weight. The ankles just can't support it. I used a little bit of FS on the pivots, and it helped, but not enough for me to say that this is a good figure.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:56 PM   #33
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Re: Siege Springer

Just want to say I heard so many things about this Transformer THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY that I really hope to find him and judge it myself. Has anyone found him in Ontario lately? I never found him in the wild yet. Hopefully I'll find him one day but until then Happy hunting everyone and Good Luck
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:43 AM   #34
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Re: Siege Springer

In sincerity:

Springer is one of my favorite characters in the tf franchise, full stop. His original g1 toy is not great but whatever, it was g1. We went basically three decades without getting a proper triple changer Springer toy. Thrilling 30 voyager is, simply, one of the best mainline toys in the entire chug line. The sandstorm retool tightens it up and improves it, but it doesn't have the charm or character that Springer does. He's a lean, poseable, svelte toy that honors the original design, takes cues from Nick Roche's utterly fantastic illustrations, and adapts it all into a wonderful update. It's a fun, big car mode and a solid chopper.

For my tastes one of the more uninspiring aspect of potp and now siege is the seeming emphasis on "g1, but with more articulation!" That isn't as interesting to me as creative updates of the characters. It's just rehashing.

I haven't handled siege Springer. I've seen him in hand. I'm disappointed in just how boxy he is. It's like an exaggeration of the original toys simplicity. But... That's also not necessarily g1 Springer. Tf:TM and s3 Springer isn't a chonking square of chunk. The deco is good, nice greens, good contrast...

Until they cover him in what to my eyes appears to be the biggest "battle damage" deco of the line. It's a line-wide choice that doesn't improve the look of any figure, imo. Maybe Soundwave has more, but it doesn't look so horrible. YMMV. For my money it ruins any appeal the toy might have. It looks like he has been sprayed by a sewage truck. It's not battle damage, it's poo spray. Fine. Mud spray if you must. It's ugly and unnecessary.

I can't speak to if he is or isn't fun to play with; I'm not going to buy like, my favorite character,because he looks like shit and I already have a fucking tremendous toy to represent him. Enjoy him if you do! Don't if you don't! For all my cheek, i do have reasons.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:34 AM   #35
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Just took my first crack at transforming him and it wasn't easy nor fun. Will try again later but yes there's a lot of tabbing and parts swinging around. Obviously will get easier as it's done more often, but he'll probably stay in robot mode mostly which is a shame for a triple changer.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:09 PM   #36
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Has anyone found him in Ontario lately?
Found mine last week at Barrie North Wal-Mart. Good luck!
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:24 PM   #37
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Found one here this week. I dig him. Haven't had any issues with the tabs or loose joints. He's pretty nice. I have the thrilling 30 one too. He's great too. I like both. Ah well, one is IDW the other is old school. All good.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:02 PM   #38
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Ah well, one is IDW the other is old school. All good.
I think that's what I like between the two lines. They are different because they aren't aiming to be the same thing.

I just got mine Tuesday, haven't opened it yet, so I can't say I like him or not. But I like the look.

It'll be tough to beat the Thrilling 30 one though.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:31 PM   #39
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I think that's what I like between the two lines. They are different because they aren't aiming to be the same thing.

I just got mine Tuesday, haven't opened it yet, so I can't say I like him or not. But I like the look.

It'll be tough to beat the Thrilling 30 one though.
As you write, it doesnt really matter if it beats it or not since it serves a different purpose. I did find the thrilling 30 one far too tall for my season 3 cast. This one will scale beautifully with the inner hot rod "rodimus" figure we got with last year's leader.
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:18 PM   #40
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He does look good with the others. Wish I had gotten legends Blurr.
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