Transformers Cyberverse Toys Revealed!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by payres, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2002
    Posts:
    7,368
    News Credits:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +3,374
    Ebay:
    https://io9.gizmodo.com/these-new-transformers-cyberverse-figures-are-fantastic-1823007404

    cx8jazexgyzdlzuvfqqd.jpg

    "The Transformers have been reborn again and again since the toys first hit America in 1984, including appearances in several animated series. But if you grew up with the original toys, and were left confused and disappointed when Optimus Prime was turned into a gorilla, the toys from the latest series, Transformers Cyberverse, will definitely appeal to your nostalgic side.

    Premiering later this year in an 18-episode run, Transformers Cyberverse follows Bumblebee as he tries to fix his damaged memory chips and remember what his mission, and purpose, on Earth is. Each 11-minute episode will focus more on character development and Transformers mythology and will feature bot designs very reminiscent of the original G1 line.

    That’s being carried through to its accompanying toyline as well. In robot mode, the Transformers Cyberverse figures will bring back warm memories of the characters from the original animated series, even if the vehicle modes now feature radically different designs. Meanwhile, a new action feature called Action Attacker adds a bit of life to each toy."

    Ultimate Class Optimus Prime and Megatron

    The vehicle or “alt” versions of the $30 Ultimate Class Optimus Prime and Megatron figures seem to deviate most from the G1 toys. But the robot modes, which can be reached in 11 or eight steps, respectively, will be more familiar to kids of the ‘80s. The posing potential of each figure—important for nostalgic collectors—looks great, but each toy also figures those animated attack modes, including the Fusion Mega Shot Action Attack for Megatron, and the Matrix Mega Shot Action Attack, which finally puts that Matrix of Leadership in Optimus’ chest to better use than just a plot point."

    jrgq1djow62l2sq5nyh9.png

    "Warrior Class Starscream and Decepticon Shockwave

    Outranking the Scout class is the Warrior Class Cyberverse toys featuring modernized versions of fan-favorite baddies Starscream and Shockwave. They’ll both be available in the Fall for $15, with Starscream requiring seven steps to transform, and Shockwave needing nine. With both figures the final transformation step triggers a unique attack move; the Wing Slice Action Attack for Starscream, and the Wave Cannon Action Attack for Shockwave—although the unblinking stare of Shockwave’s Cyclops eye is intimidating enough for me."

    tuxn9w3w16xq6ry0qwsx.jpg

    "Ultra Class Grimlock and Bumblebee

    Given he’s the star of the new animated series, it’s not surprising to see a couple of toy versions of Bumblebee being released. The Ultra Class version of Bee adds an extra transformation step over the Scout Class, but with a vastly improved vehicle mode, and an alternate Hive Swarm Action Attack move that’s triggered when the transformation is complete. Ultra Class Grimlock provides a little more of a challenge, with 14 steps needed to turn him into a T-rex, and a Rocket Roar Action Attack move. Both figures will sell for $20 when they arrive here on Earth in the fall."

    hmi0dcmu6gtspn9zwlwe.jpg

    "Scout Class Bumblebee

    To differentiate the amount of detail, transformability, and sizes of the toys in the new line, the Transformers Cyberverse figures are now broken down into classes, starting with the Scout Class Bumblebee. At $8 this kid-friendly version of Bee requires just six steps to go from robot to vehicle mode but still includes a Sting Shot Action Attack move with a blade that automatically pops out when triggered."

    q2jcedj9foyiplfmhs0m.png

    EDIT 2018_02_16: Transformers Cyberverse Toyline Additional Images - Transformers News - TFW2005

    Ultimate Class

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Ultra Class

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Warrior Class

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Scout Class

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2018
    • Like Like x 18
    • News Credit News Credit x 1
  2. Darkshift

    Darkshift The Devil's Advocate

    Joined:
    May 25, 2014
    Posts:
    986
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    Is it Hot or Cold, Oklahoma
    Likes:
    +1,211
    Twitter:
    Definitely more kid focused, so I'll pass.
    Tell ya what though. Shockwave as a fucking tank-walker-thing is something that'll be in my collection for damn sure!
     
    • Like Like x 21
  3. Haywired

    Haywired Hakunamatatacon

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2014
    Posts:
    4,819
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,420
    So it's esentially NuRiD style of engineering with a more Generations look? Looks OK. Pity that Seekers will be Deluxe-sized but those are fantasy made-up "Cybertronian" jet modes so I can live with it.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  4. werkrobotwerk

    werkrobotwerk Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2018
    Posts:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Likes:
    +40
    So... Shockwave transforms by doing the crab walk?
     
    • Like Like x 23
  5. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Posts:
    7,614
    News Credits:
    185
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +2,050
    I'll take a Skywarp please!
     
    • Like Like x 4
  6. bumblebeej8

    bumblebeej8 Pinpoint Doodle User#3

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2014
    Posts:
    9,299
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +919
    Facebook:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Ultra Megatron and Warrior Shockwave look cool and they’ll probably end up in my collection.

    I want to see Warrior Bumblebee for sure though.

    I don’t know how I feel about Optimus Prime’s alt mode though
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Fc203

    Fc203 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2016
    Posts:
    442
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Location:
    Texas
    Likes:
    +749
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    Capture+_2018-02-15-08-49-40.png
     
    • Like Like x 29
  8. T-Hybrid

    T-Hybrid Undersea Warrior

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    12,475
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +5,308
    Interesting to see them going back to the days of each figure having unique action gimmicks. I can get behind that if they want to differentiate themselves from a line-wide gimmick like we've seen in Prime Wars.

    Probably not my cup of tea, but will wait till we see this in "person" later this week.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Posts:
    10,562
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,604
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Oh my god, that Grimlock is the cutest thing. Look at his little face!
     
    • Like Like x 6
  10. Mudslide

    Mudslide Hate summer, hate summer, HATE SUMMER!!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Posts:
    1,100
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +239
    :lol :lol :lol 
     
  11. General Tekno

    General Tekno Self-Styled #1 Lugnut Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Posts:
    10,467
    News Credits:
    230
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Location:
    The Teknodrome
    Likes:
    +1,081
    Hmmmm. Feels like they did what RID maybe should have done with rejigging the price points to be more kid friendly.

    That said I’m not totally feeling these for some reason - I dunno WHY given I do like the designs. Maybe it’s the cost cutting endemic of trying to hold the line to SKUs while maintaining profit margins.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. tigatron2002

    tigatron2002 Wrecker

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    13,672
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +11,242
    Ebay:
    that shockwave looks pretty decent as far as bot mode goes, and that starscream looks a lot like the cyber battallion design
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. NemiMonkey

    NemiMonkey Whippin Dem Fungals

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Posts:
    7,747
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Location:
    NY
    Likes:
    +1,766
    Well first thought would be eeeeewwwwwwww for most of those designs. That said I really dig Megs tank alt, has a very Warhammery vibe to it that I absolutely love. Tank walker alt for old Shocky is a bit of an odd one but I do dig the robot mode so far. Would gladly add him to the collection if he turns out to be good, just kind of worried what's up with the cannon for his walker mode. Looks like there is some sort of gimmick. Just pray there's no bloody auto-morph gimmick. Always hated those because they hindered otherwise excellent figures( 07' Movie Wreckage).
     
  14. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2002
    Posts:
    7,368
    News Credits:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +3,374
    Ebay:
    None of the toys in the first photo crop up elsewhere in the article!

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Posts:
    24,875
    News Credits:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +6,263
    Now that's cool.

    If only there was a Soundwave or Wheeljack.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. tigatron2002

    tigatron2002 Wrecker

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    13,672
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +11,242
    Ebay:
    i assume that prime is the ultra one with matrix blast
     
  17. Niv3k

    Niv3k 'Fe Li Na'

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Posts:
    3,615
    News Credits:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Likes:
    +1,536
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    YouTube:
    The designs look good. The figures are too simple for my taste (detail, articulation and probably transformation).
     
    • Like Like x 4
  18. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2002
    Posts:
    7,368
    News Credits:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +3,374
    Ebay:
    Yeah, you're right, the Ops are the same. But not the other 3.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. denebian

    denebian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2015
    Posts:
    433
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Location:
    Mississippi, USA
    Likes:
    +695
    Interesting they chose the Animated Shockwave/Longarm design for Shockwave.
     
  20. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    24,755
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Mineral Ridge, OH, USA
    Likes:
    +4,481
    Ebay:
    If Generations is targeting the older collectors, then why do the sales blurbs for this scream nostalgia so much?

    Im in for a Prime and a Megatron, at least, but these seem have the same kind of simple engineering of the RID15 line.
     
    • Like Like x 8

Share This Page