View Poll Results: Worth getting?

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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.

  2. #12
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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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