Transformers Cyberverse Toys Revealed!

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  1. payres

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    "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."

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    "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."

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    "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."

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    "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."

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

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    So... Shockwave transforms by doing the crab walk?
     
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    I'll take a Skywarp please!
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Oh my god, that Grimlock is the cutest thing. Look at his little face!
     
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    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.
     
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    that shockwave looks pretty decent as far as bot mode goes, and that starscream looks a lot like the cyber battallion design
     
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    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).
     
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    None of the toys in the first photo crop up elsewhere in the article!

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    Now that's cool.

    If only there was a Soundwave or Wheeljack.
     
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    i assume that prime is the ultra one with matrix blast
     
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    The designs look good. The figures are too simple for my taste (detail, articulation and probably transformation).
     
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    Yeah, you're right, the Ops are the same. But not the other 3.
     
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    Interesting they chose the Animated Shockwave/Longarm design for Shockwave.
     
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    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.
     
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