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Thread: Toy Review - WfC: Siege Springer

  1. #11
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    Yeah the battle damage makes him look like he's got better things to do than die tonight.

    I like mine, the transformation is a little tricky sometimes snapping in the arms while lining them up, but I like his alt modes, they're pretty true to the original G1 cartoon/toy.

    My only complaint is the knee area, seems to come undone when you try an pose him. Besides that he's a solid toy.

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    I was expecting Siege Springer to supplant T30 in terms of favouritism, if not in my '86 movie verse shelf - he's certainly more robust looking, and much more the vision of Springer from my youth. But alas, I still find the T30 figure just a little more elegant.

    Siege Springer is a more simplified transformation - in a good way, not dumbed down as such, more like he's not complicated for the sake of being complicated. I'm not keen on the battle damage paint apps, they wash out the colours way too much. And I probably would have liked him just a tad bigger.

    Still a very cool toy though!

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    I feel like I'm going against the grain here, but I'll take the previous version over the one. Yeah the Siege toy is really following the animation model, but the car is too boxy for me and - this is the real killer - I hate the splashes of battle damage all over it. I've already gone and removed that stuff from my Ultra Magnus & Flywheels... but I can see removing it from the (painted) yellow shoulders will be impossible.

    Each to their own & the OP review is good, but yeah, this one ain't for me.


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    The battle damage is my biggest criticism of this toy and of the Siege line in general. What compounds the issue is that, aside from the chest, the battle damage is applied over paint which makes it impossible to strip off with rubbing alcohol. If they're going to do the "battle splatter" then at least do it on coloured plastic over painted areas to give people the option to remove it (Siege Ultra Magnus is a good example of this). So aside from the chest and possibly lower legs, most of the splatter will need to be painted over rather than removed which causes more expense to the owner, both in terms of money spent on paints and brushes, as well as time taken to apply the paints.

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    I got Springer last week, and I find it's quite a good figure. The 'loose' ankles may be down to variation between figures - mine aren't loose, but I can see how they can be problematic if they were a bit looser. The transformation joint halfway down the lower leg is an issue (the joint on my figure's right leg is loose), especially since the knees on mine are quite tight, but again, this could be down to variation in tolerances during mass production.

    One thing that isn't clear in the instructions is that the grey bar that swings the front end of the vehicle forwards and backwards is actually meant to click and lock into place, and on mine it required a bit of force to push past what felt like stopping points at each end to get it to 'lock' in the forward or backward positions.

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    Got Springer today, and he’s really good. Robot mode is stunning aesthetic wise and I was honestly not distracted by the battle damage one bit, despite being quite heavy on the shoulders. He oozes that cartoon goodness that makes the T30 look super stylised in comparison, which isn’t a good or bad thing.

    I did have a bit of trouble with the transformation into either of the alt modes, but hopefully it’ll become more second nature as I fiddle with the toy more. The modes themselves are perfect, and remarkably different.

    Not sure if I’m missing something simple, but the knee-leg assembly doesn’t seem to have a way to lock in securely. The ankles are fine on mine but the knees come out of the little divet they’re in a little more than I’d like. Other than that, no loose bits or anything on mine, and I usually get the short end of the stick on loose joints. My T30 Springer had a super loose left shoulder socket that made the figure way less enjoyable for me until I fixed it for the most part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bidoofdude View Post
    He oozes that cartoon goodness that makes the T30 look super stylised in comparison, which isn’t a good or bad thing.
    Both CHUG Springers are highly stylised. T30 is stylised to Nick Roche's design, whereas Siege is stylised to Floro Dery. Choose your poison.
    I choose Roche, but neither is really better or worse than the other. Whatever floats your helicopter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    Both CHUG Springers are highly stylised. T30 is stylised to Nick Roche's design, whereas Siege is stylised to Floro Dery. Choose your poison.
    I choose Roche, but neither is really better or worse than the other. Whatever floats your helicopter.
    I’d say stylized more that the Dery look is a lot plainer, while Roche is more angular and jagged. Both great designs and toys.
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