Cyberverse Ultra and Ultimate packaging stock photos

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  1. Nevermore

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  2. Bass X0

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    Remember when we had good decent toys aimed towards little kids? Hasbro doesn't.
     
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  3. Yaujta

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    How are these not good and decent to be aimed at kids? They're big, chunky, transform and have gimmicks.
    Not being aimed at collectors doesn't make them bad for kids.
     
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    This was once aimed at the same age bracket as the toys above.

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  5. Yaujta

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    Smaller, diecast parts, choking hazard hands, limited articulation and arguably more fragile than new stuff.
    It was also a different time, with different economics and mindsets.
     
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    And it was as malformed, the bot modes badly proportioned and even LESS articulated than modern toys.

    Old toys had advantage of different economy with things like rubber or diecast being cheaper.


    Dat Kibblebee tho...
     
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    I personally see the Cyberverse line aimed more at the little ones that liked the large 'titan' figures with four POA's. It's like a step or two up, and could be considered a gateway line to the more advanced Generations stuff.
    Just because we may not like or collect them doesn't mean they're bad. If they bring more fans into the fold, and hold the attention of budding fans, then I'm all for them.
     
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  8. Nevermore

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    So were these:
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    Indeed, along with many other gimmick-laden figures. And G1 Optimus Prime is as simple as any of the Cyberverse figures we've seen (and less articulated).
     
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    First: OH GOD, Grimlock\'s face!  Why do they keep insisting on giving him a face?  It looks weird
    Second: Might get that Grimlock if he\'s priced well.  Like the new design (save for that mouth, ew...)
     
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    Grimlock looks better than the PotP one, so depending on the final product it may be a purchase.
    Megatron looks good, and Optimus looks decent. Depending on articulation, they may be worth a look as well.
     
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    Exactly. They're aimed at very young boys. Maybe 5 or 6. Much older and they tend to want the Generations stuff. I might grab the Scouts for desk toys to fidget with, but I get these aren't aimed at me. Heck, most of the things made by Hasbro and 3P aren't aimed at me. It's okay. They're just toy robots.
     
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    Like Optimus, Megatron and Starcream.

    Man, we always need the same characters, again and again and again. :D 
     
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    Yeah, it was aimed at kids the same bracket THIRTY YEARS AGO

    Your observation isn't constructive at all.
     
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    I like his mouth. Gives him a badass look!

    Back in the 80s, they reduced the animation budget by giving them faceplates and therefore eliminating the cost of animating the mouth. With computer graphics nowadays, it does not cost much to animate mouths. Therefore, they go for open faceplates to deliver emotions much better.
     
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    I think adult life has me too tired to care.

    (But i'm gonna go give FT20 a hug)
     
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    Buy the toys aimed at older kids then, problem solved.
     
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    The faceplates were generally there because the toys had them. Personally, I think faceplates look better on some characters; like Optimus, Bruticus, Sandstorm and Grimlock. Adds a lot of character to certain characters.
     
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  19. CleverNamePendingatron

    CleverNamePendingatron Just an ordinary cassette. Nothing to see here.

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    That Bumblebee is, um, something alright. The rest look descent though. I’m really digging that Grimlock in particular.

    They already look better quality than the majority of RID’s output, so that’s a plus. None of them scream “buy me!”, but hopefully kids will like them.

    The thing that annoys me is the G1 aesthetic. I’m sure some people are into it, but in my opinion, G1 has been done to death over the last few years. How many Optimuses have we gotten recently that use the same basic design as this one? Dozens. Do we really need another? I miss when they used to shake things up. Now it’s all the same.
     
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    I found this partial sentence interesting. Is Cyberverse Bumblebee some sort of meta-Cybertronian? Hmm....
     

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