Cyberverse Ultra and Ultimate packaging stock photos

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  1. Blam320

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    He lost his memory, and we've seen that Cybertronians in general have extraordinary abilities. He probably forgot he could transform.

    So no, I don't think Bumblebee is a "super-Cybertronian."
     
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    Cyberverse certainly seems like an intermediary between Rescue Bots and whatever else Hasbro has planned for War for Cybertron.

    But, as someone who grew up with Beast Wars, R1D, and Armada, yes, the toys are more simplified, don’t dare say otherwise.

    Then again, I think CHUG is simplified some times, and I’m mostly an Iron Factory fan as it goes for my collecting...

    So, I’m mostly taking these as cues as to whether or not to watch Cyberverse in the first place! :p 

    Now, Bumblebee is the only one who looks really hideous as he explodes out from his shell, and Megatron’s eyes, especially, and face sculpt as a whole look off.

    I would also complain about Starscream’s new role as Decepticon Gatorade specialist, or maybe those are salt and pepper shakers on his wings! :oops: 

    But, my kidding will all be worthwhile if Cyberverse features some Itano Circus scenes with Starscream firing ridiculous amounts of missiles! :eek: 

    We also don’t see Grimlock’s Dino mode, which seems more important given how doofy the first promos for Ultra Class Grim seemed to suggest. At least, the faceplate remains on the toy, though, while Grim flaps his gams in show.

    I don’t mind TFs having mouths; heck I even like Megatron to have a wry cackle on his face. Still, I generally prefer faceplates on my figures.

    Next time, I hope we see what’s up with Slipstream... :D 
     
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  3. Mudslide

    Mudslide Spring's ok, for now.

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    :lol 
     
  4. Galva Prime

    Galva Prime Abominable fusion of Autobot and Decepticon

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    "But my one year old plays with my Masterpiece figures and thinks Generations are too simple" :D :p 

    Seriously, though, they fit the niche, I don't know what it is with older fans wanting everything to appeal to them, These don't seem any worse or 'lazy' (people keep using this word as if it's a lack of effort rather than budget restraints) than anything from A/E/C. OK, so maybe the plastic isn't as sturdy as it was back then, but that applies to all the current Transformers lines, regardless of who they're aimed at. These look like they'd be fun, which is the point of toys really.
     
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  5. rlmiddleton

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    I have come to the conclusion that really complicated transformations aren’t for me anyway. They’re just not fun. It depends what you want out of them I guess, each person has a valid preference for themselves.
     
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  6. DOTM Bumblebee

    DOTM Bumblebee I must be some kind of nut...

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    These all look fairly good, though I expect I'll be sticking to the Warrior Class toys. Really, the only stinker is that Ultra Class Bumblebee. What captures me more is the bio. By the sounds of it, Bumblebee will be again the young and impulsive character (yay), but a little more vain like Animated Bumblebee (less yay). I don't hate Animated Bumblebee at all, but I much prefer the more humble, self-doubting character he was originally, and has been in Prime/RID and the IDW comics. Still, I'm going to give this show a chance. It's obviously meant to be more kid-friendly, and as long as it has smart writing packed into those 11 minutes, I will be very happy indeed.
     
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  7. Powerglide1991

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    Armada was Simple as hell, Remember Hotshot? Demolisher? Heck even Megs and Prime were pretty damn basic. Most of that line were gimmicky bricks, and this is coming from someone who loves the cartoon.

    look at this guy ffs xD

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Philip164

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    This line looks fine, we can't really judge it with pictures only.
     
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    Ummm... that's not really correct. You have been misinformed. In fact, it actually ends up being sort of the exact opposite.

    The G1 cartoon tended to give faces to characters whose toys didn't even have them. Bumblebee, Brawn, Windcharger, Huffer, Gears, Trailbreaker, Ratchet, Ironhide, Tracks, Jetfire, Omega Supreme, Bonecrusher, Mixmaster, Beachcomber, Perceptor, Fireflight, Skydive, Sandstorm... all characters whose toys had faceplates, but were given full faces for the G1 cartoon. Just about the only character I can think of who GAINED a faceplate was Superion. And even with a character like Optimus Prime, they still animated his faceplate so it moved when he spoke.

    However, "faceplate" characters continued to be iconic and beloved by children... Optimus, Grimlock, Soundwave, Shockwave, Wheeljack, the Combaticons, etc. Speaking from the perspective of children in the 1980s, faceplate characters were awesome and cool.

    So it had nothing to do with animation budgets and the advantages of CGI over old cel animation.

    zmog
     
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  10. SilverOptimus

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    Interesting. Thanks for the cool info. I now stand corrected. :) 
     
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    ALSO, speaking from the perspective of kids in the 1980s... sure Transformers back then were simplistic and awesome, but you know what would have made them even more awesome? ARTICULATION.

    That had to be the #2 toy daydream for me and my friends back in the day - that all these Transformers could be as poseable as they were on TV, or at least as articulated as GIJOE figures. When Hasbro was moving towards more and more blocky, simplistic designs, we used to make fun of them, and compared them unfavourably to the earlier stuff.

    Now, admittedly, the #1 toy daydream was to have Transformers that could automatically transform themselves, so... :lol 

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    You can tell Bumblebee will be a leader one day because he's got crotch circles just like Prime and Megatron, but his won't have color until he matures.

    Poor Starscream. It's never gonna happen for him.
     
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    Huh. Assuming this is the birth of a new continuity family, I need to find the best representation of Optimus/Megatron/Classic Pretenders...

    The Warrior versions of Bee and Starscream will likely suffice. The Ultra figure remind me of those big RID15 3-step figures. Ultimate Prime and Megatron... they look like they might be ok.. Grimlock I may just get the Ultra and call it a day. I'd much rather have a Warrior one, but we haven't had one announced yet, and I'll need a representation of him...
     
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    I’d like the figures to be more detailed than complicated, @Powerglide1991

    So, I’m not pining for a frustrating transformation but something that has more paint apps, at least, and definitely a better head sculpt for Grimlock in Dino Mode.

    I think that V1 Armada Scream is still a great figure that seems more colorful than his Cyberverse iteration. And, I doubt they actually have the exact same paint applications, and, instead, I suspect the former got a little more attention. Then again, I think that Armada figure might be bigger so maybe this just isn’t a fair comparison :oops: 

    Of course, I’d really prefer the Ideal Forged Spark Starscream that Windblade scried out of him on their Psychonautical adventure at the climax of Til All Are One.

    More importantly, I just love Mairghread Scott’s TAAO :D 

    MakeToys’ Galaxy Meteor also seems cool, but I’d hope they’d get around to the above.

    Still, the art on the packaging looks fine, so maybe the show will warm me up to a Grimlock at least... or I’ll just wait for Master Mind Creations’ Trux.

    Lastly, my Iron Factory (Combiner Hunters) Arcee, Windblade and Sunstorm or DX9’s Sonic Wizard are not at all more complicated but they do about as much as these figures in a much smaller space, so the tampoing is more prominent.

    I grant, though, that Iron Factory’s War Giant is on a whole ‘nother level :p 
     
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  15. PrimalFury

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    All Bumblebee all the time, they do have other characters right? Bumblebee is cool and all but he's had more than enough staring roles, isn't It time to give someone else a chance? Maybe Hot Shot, Hot Rod, Arcee, heck even Windblade. This series and toy line are aimed at younger kids yeah but kidd will like more than just Bee given the chance
     
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    How big are these guys in inches. Is this just renaming deluxe and Voyager for a new line like how RID was
     
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    I noticed on Prime's artwork, he has blue on the back of his hands, and lacks white paint detail on his torso.

    Although not visible in the packaged pictures, but visible in the Ultimate CGI picture from a few weeks ago; Prime has unpainted wheel detailing on his side, behind the grill.

    Further confirming these designs are based on the same unseen designs, that the Evergreen toys are also based on.
     
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    Windblade and Slipstream are in Cyberverse, @PrimalFury, and, so far, that’s why I’ll be tuning in!
     
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    True.
    Bumblebee is popular because he overexposed and marketed as THE Transformers character.
    Any other TF character would be as popular with kids given the same treatment.
     
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    I can. These somehow look WORSE in-package than out! :lol  I think it's because they're open-package style, so it gives off a cheap-ish impression. TFs, by and large, are closed - either in boxes or sealed bubble blisters. Whenever I see an open toy like this, I kind of cringe. It's just a weird way to "try before you buy". :sly: 
    To be fair, TFs aren't so popular with kids as they are with collectors. I know Hasbro (and some fans) CLAIM kids are all over these toys, but... really?

    When does a figure sell out? When it's shortpacked, artificially rare, or hyped online! And who buys them? OH! THE KIDS! Cause we know kids care about obscure characters like Moon Racer? :confused: 

    It's true that Hasbro will spam movie line 1-step's, RB, and RID (all arguably for kids), but it's also true stores never quite sell out of them - and it's not because they get regular shipments (as evident by the stagnant inventory you see day-to-day!).

    No, let's try and make the ADULT FANS happy - because they're the ones buying these for THEIR KIDS. And I can tell you this much: RID did not sell the brand like Hasbro expected. If my kid gets a TF toy? Yeah, it's because I'm pushing the brand on a generation more interested in tech or whatever Summer movie is out.
     
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