Cyber Battalion Sideswipe and Shockwave

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  1. Joey_Santana

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    Just saw this on FB - @daimchoc Reports
    It seems like we can see some slightly different color scheme here ??

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    I've gotten confused ~ just to clarify:
    Cyberbattalion, Cyberverse and Authentics/Evergreen
    these are all separate things right? Because they feel like they are all sort of hitting that same "emerging market/Dollar store audience, or have i missed some details...

    Confusing as they all seem to have a similar foot in the G1 design language....

    (also, pretty funny that Sideswipes art is full on G1 ~ i presume that's from one of those mobile digital card games ~ and his CyberBattalion robot mode is anything but)
     
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    Evergreen = generic g1ish designs

    Cyberverse = new cartoon, basically uses a variation of the evergreen designs

    Cyber battalion = emerging market stuff, also uses a variation of evergreen designs it seems
     
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    This is so that his head should be on the trunk or it mistransform?
     
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    So, Shockwave now has an official "Scourge" mode :lol 
     
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    Cyberverse is the new toon.
    Cyber Battalion on the other hand is still a form of Evergreen line. It was the evergreen line before authentics and is still continuing.

    Evergreen isn't a name of a line, it's a type of line. So this and authentics are both a type of evergreen line. Evergreen means always relevant. As in it has no strictly adhered shelf-life expectancy because it's a line that can constantly sell from brand and character recognition.

    Cyberverse is a toon line. But it taps into the cross marketing of evergreen by presenting the always relevant characters, while also giving a chance for families to share in the lore together with new stories. Because kids like it when they can bond with their parents or adult figures in their lives on something.
     
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    Looks like we got another CW Hot Spot moment.  Not as funny as Hot Spot\'s, though.
     
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    Yeah, i guess i was losing it with the "simplified G1" thing between all the brands. Still feels a touch... scattershot to have 4 lines going simultaneously, even if they are for different markets, with the G1 thing leading the design way, especially without trying to make them semi-complementary
     
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    They are complimentary. That's why they're all G1 heavily influenced, and will likely build from there over time. Like how the batman evergreen line started with only batman but then branched out to other DC characters.

    It also taps that market of gift purchasers. A universal constant. By offering cheaper outlets with bigger versions and similar naming, it works on that same essence as Asylum mockbusters, but this way a kid is still getting the character they want. Brand name confusion used to benefit the end gift receiver in a way.

    This is also why Hasbro is moving away from some beast era stuff, or will likely rename older other series characters. It'd be annoying to a child or other gift receiver to ask for Silverbolt and get a winged puppy instead of the plane, or the plane instead of the winged puppy. Or for that matter, getting Armada Smokescreen instead of G1 Smokescreen, or G1 Smokescreen instead of Armada Smokescreen.

    But if you're a kid and tell the gift purchasers you want Shockwave, that robot in that cyber cartoon, would you complain if you got this instead of the deluxe one? Both really cool in their own ways, and even if the kid had to wait to get the other, they still got a really cool plane that's a bigger one to play with. Which could lead to less being upset when getting it than character name confusion that are two distinctly different characters with the same name.

    *Edit* And now I want an overtly cutesified winged puppy silverbolt. Plushie style even.
     
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    I have Cyber Battalion Optimus Prime, and frankly, I love the simple and sturdy toy feel. Whereas my POTP figures are displayed, and MPs hardly touched, I constantly transform this guy and put him anywhere. Prowl was also great, forget scale though. And though I sold him and Bumblebee, I'm def interested in these two. I have G1 and MP Sideswipe and Shockwave. But these guys just feel toy-cool. Importantly, Cyberverse does NOT give me the same impression, at all.

    Something about these figures appeals to me as an adult Collector. Let's not forget that they are Generations figures and at $17 with an easy scalper bump to $30 online. Just like POTP, but also just like the new MAS line, these are, after all, Generations figures. Cyberverse is not Generations.
     
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    Voted least likely to show up in the "Alt Mode Appreciation Thread"
     
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    The cyberverse version it is then.
     
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    I hope to find this soon! As a big Shockwave fan , I can get past the lack of knees (Seriously guys , this figure is meant for budget stores. I was not expecting a full articulated Voyager , and was happy Hasbro made a new Shockwave in the first place) and the hybrid G1 robot mode/FoC vehicle mode design actually works , though a CHUG Shocky besides his CW Legends figure would be welcome
     
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    Design wise, it's a decent Shockwave. But for me the articulation (or lack there of) is a deal breaker.

    Now watch the next Generation's Skockwave be a goofy looking Leader class with a Power Master chest or some other dumb gimmick it didn't need!
     
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    Nice design, bad articulation.
     
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    Why don\'t they just use ball joints on the elbows and knees? That way Shockwave could have two axes of movement in the elbows and knees and make for decent pseudo bicep and leg swivels, too.
     
  18. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Oh no he's got to go! go go my budget!

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    hmm not bad may have to try to snag one. Not perfect but not bad either
     
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    What is the msrp on this? I didn’t see it in the thread 
     
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    Looks pretty good.
     

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