Time for a quick look at two recently released Transformers War for Cybertron Siege figures! To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the brand, several repaints are being released in special packaging. Two of those are the cell shaded Optimus Prime and Megatron figures. These are straight up repaints of their Siege counterparts with a paint deco to mimic the cartoon look. They don’t quite fit in with the rest of the Siege line, BUT, they are super clean and I found them cool enough to justify a double dip on the molds so close together. In the US, these are Walmart exclusives along with Soundblaster and Bluestreak. They are also available via some online retailers via other markets. Check out the links below to see the full galleries courtesy of TFSource. They’ve since sold out, but you can check their other Siege and Earthrise offerings.
Unyielding resolve has no conqueror. Nor does Omega Supreme! The mighty Titan has finally touched down and Omega Supreme joins the Siege! I’ve personally been waiting for this guy ever since the fan vote back in 2015. He was my choice, but I’ve had to hold out and bite my tongue as other Titans got their turn. In the end, it was a good thing as technology and attention to G1 detail have grown a lot in the Generations line since then. Siege Omega is a solid figure all around, a great homage while not being a slave to nostalgia. It has modern features and engineering going on, a more complex transformation yet still keeps nods like the arms being the rocket and the launch pad tank and track. Colors are dead on G1, and he is BIG, worthy of the Titan class name. He also has articulation galore, allowing for more posing options in this big size than some Leader figures had years ago. And, he’s got big beefy legs so you can plant him in a dynamic pose and he’s staying there (looking at you Metroplex).
I’ve been super happy with the Siege line so far, it’s the first Generations line I’ve been regularly getting in a long time, and Omega Supreme is the capper to a great run. There are still a couple more to drop, and Earthrise looks to continue things next year. Bottom line, Omega is a winner, so pick him up if you can! He’s in stock now and shipping from site sponsor TFSource!
Click the link below to check out the full gallery of over 90 HD images, we’ve also included some with this story after the break.
I feel like there is a Siege on my wallet this year with all these awesome Generations figures! Today we are taking a look at the freshly dropped Amazon exclusive Decepticon Phantom Strike Squadron 4 pack. The set contains Siege Skywarp, which is a repaint of Voyager Starscream, along with 3 *masters – Terror-Daxtyl, Fracas and Shrute. The crew is shipping now and if not already at your doors, should be soon. Right now this is the only way to obtain Skywarp, so if you want a trio of the classic G1 Seekers on your Siege shelf then you’ll need to pick him up. Thundercracker drops later in the year by himself. The set is well done, with awesome blast effects for the Masters that can be used in various ways on other figures, including Skywarp. Paint is well done on the big guy, capturing the original black, grey, purple tones.
Check it all out for yourself, we have over 45 HD images hot of the presses at the link below! We’ve also shared a couple key shots with this story.
Time for another round of Transformers War for Cybertron Siege galleries here at TFW2005! Today’s primary gallery is for the recently dropped Refraktor – aka Reflector (damn copyrights). Refraktor is technically a single deluxe figure with his own space ship like alt mode. However, if you buy 3 of them – you can combine them into a space camera! This is a throw back to the classic Reflector figures from G1. Does it make sense? Who cares, space camera! Overall the figures are well done individually, capturing the feel and colors of the cartoon Reflector from the past with a splash of modern upgrade. The camera mode is great, each one of their shields is a third of the camera lens, and each of their weapons is a third of the camera tripod. Really great way to update the original gimmick.
In addition to the Refraktor update we’ve added very basic updates for two more Siege figures – Galactic Man Shockwave and Deluxe Red Alert. You can find their stub galleries below, we may add more shots to them over time.
Read on to check out all three figures courtesy of site sponsor TFSource!
You can check out each gallery below in our dedicated gallery system, the most awesome area for today’s sets – REFLECTOR@TFW2005!
Time for another round of Siege galleries! Today we are taking a look at the recently released Transformers War for Cybertron Siege Commander Class Jetfire! Jetfire is in a class all his own, towering over Leader class figures so he can stand in scale with his Siege brothers and sisters. He is very faithful to his G1 cartoon look, in both modes. As a bonus, there are modern versions of his original toy mode present with a snap on gear and battle mask. To cap it all off he comes with blast effects that can be used on the weapons or his thrusters in jet mode. All in all he is an impressive piece that touches that G1 nostalgia while upgrading him for modern times. There have been a couple before this but none compare, this is the definitive version of Jetfire hands down. We’ve run him through a gallery with over 100 HD images showing what he can do. Click the image below to view the full gallery, or read on to check some key shots.
You can grab your copy at TFSource!
More WFC Siege! I wasn’t joking when I said I was actually grabbing off the shelf main line figures this year 🙂 Today we are sharing the gallery for Deluxe Sixgun, a recently released Deluxe wave 2 figure. He comes packed along with Ironhide, Chromia and Prowl. I was looking forward to Mr. Sixer specifically though because I was/am a big fan of Generations Metroplex, he’s been a centerpiece on the top shelves for a while and always thought he deserved his crew. Now we have Sixgun and Scamper, so come on Hasbro, give us that Slammer. 🙂 Sixgun has a traditonal robot mode with lots of inspiration from the original, breaking down into more than six guns this time, lots of weapon based parts can be reconfigured and attached to other Transformers. He also has a vehicle mode this go round too. Really great upgrade that homages the original gimmick.
On top of Sixgun which is more fresh, we also added base shots for Voyager Optimus Prime and Deluxe wave 1 Hound. I’ve had these here for a bit and decided to at least run some basic shots since I was in a full Siege shooting session.
Hit the links below to check out over 100 HD images after the break courtesy of TFSource! You can also check a select few shots after the break.
They’re in stock and shipping now!
Time for another round of War for Cybertron Siege galleries! Today we are looking at the recently dropped Voyager Wave 2 set – Starscream and Soundwave. We couldn’t do Soundwave without his buddies though so we are also tossing in some shots of the Micromaster Spy Team Ravage and Laserbeak two pack! All of these are dripping with G1 flavor while switching it up a bit for their alt modes. Starscream is a Cybetronian TetraJet and Soundwave is a space cruiser of sorts, with unofficial street lamp mode! He can also kinda maybe turn into a cassette player if you really try and squint. In robot mode, they look like modern versions of the characters we know and love, with shape, color, scale and key features present everywhere it counts. When these are coupled up with Shockwave and Megatron, that 84 line up is looking pretty sweet.
We’ve run them through a session, hit the links below to check out over 100 HD images after the break courtesy of TFSource! You can also check a select few shots after the break.
They’re in stock and shipping now!
Next up in our Siege galleries is Ultra Magnus‘ wave mate – Shockwave! Shockwave is leader class like Magnus, and features the armor based up-sizing of a core voyager figure as well. In combined mode, Shockwave features a ton of armor that beefs him up, giving him multiple extra Shockarms a backpack and some boots. Where he really shines though is in his stripped down mode. Here, he’s roughly Voyager Class size and looks/feels very G1 Shockwave-y, space gun style. I got interested due to Magnus and got Shockwave on a whim since it was in the same case, but Shockwave was way more fun once in hand. I am not a fan of the default beefy Shock with all the armor, but I do dig his hovercraft mode, I can totally see him floating around on Cybertron barking orders with that thing.
We’ve run him through a session, hit the link below to check out over 60 HD images after the break courtesy of TFSource! You can also check a select few shots after the break.
He’s in stock and shipping now!
I can’t deal with that now – Siege Ultra Magnus just showed up! … is what I told everyone when this beauty arrived. First off, yes, I am shooting a non Masterpiece figure. War for Cybertron Siege caught my eye when we got first looks at SDCC 2018. Specifically, Ultra Magnus, because of his homage to RID 2001 Ultra Magnus (RIDFOREVER!). Some how they got the vehicle mode to rep RID Magnus and the robot mode to rep G1 Magnus, with an inner white cab-bot. Pure magic. From there, I figured why not, Shockwave looks cool and I grabbed the case. Then I saw Prime and Megatron in person at a big box store, so why not again. But wait, Starscream and Soundwave look on point, ok order them too. Oh and the tapes, need those for Soundwave, ordered. Reflector Refraktor, camera-bot with a tripod, I’m in. Then Omega and Jetfire get shown, what the heck is going on, I’m collecting Generations / main line figures for the first time in over a decade!
Bottom line, Siege looks great in person, feels good in hand, and has a ton of updated retro feels. A little smaller than I would prefer in every size class, but once you get past that they are solid. No hollow bots, great sculpts. Homage colors, stance and likenesses are there for those that need them without being a slave to the source material. The weathering is not as good as the hand painted samples, but it’s grown on me and I’m fine with it at this point. It’s been the most fun I’ve had with retail toys in a long while. If you haven’t, pick up one of the Voyagers+ and give it a whirl, worth it.
So today I’m sharing out my run of Leader Class Ultra Magnus. Shockwave and more will be coming soon. Check out the full gallery of 70+ below!
He’s in stock now and shipping from TFSource!
Transformers Siege is here – and with it an all-new Megatron for our collections. Siege Megatron is a part of Voyager Wave 1 with Optimus Prime, and is designed to homage the look of Megatron as he appeared in the original Generation 1 cartoon. We’ll be taking a detailed look at Megatron along with sharing our first impressions of the Siege line as a whole based on this first release, but for those who want us to cut to the chase, the short version is he’s good. Real good. Not perfect, but what is?
For those who like some visuals with their reviews, we have over 150 photos of this new Megatron now online in our gallery:
Read on for the detailed thoughts.