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March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design?

Transformers News: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design?

Monday, February 10th, 2014 10:28PM CST

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IDW Publishing has updated their Facebook page with their subscription variant covers for March, and we have two Transformers Dark Cybertron covers. Dark Cybertron Chapter 12 features Shockwave and Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #27 Sky-Byte. Time for a bit of speculation. Remember that list of figures that came out of Hasbro customer service back in November? It's been pretty accurate so far (looking at you Leader Class Jetfire) and it included a listing for a Voyager Sky-Byte. As we know Hasbro and IDW are currently working hand in hand to bring comic designs to toy form. The subscription cover below features a new design for Sky-Byte that may very well be the design for his upcoming Generations toy. Take that with a grain of salt of course, and hopefully we'll know more about his possible figure after this weekend's Toy Fair. For now check out the covers below.

TRA GEN VOYAGER SKY BYTE A6681


Transformers News: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design?

Transformers News: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design?
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Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549620)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:36pm CST
That is totally a toyetic design. I love it!
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549621)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:36pm CST
I see no reason not to believe this will be translated into toy form. As ED touched on, The Big One has yet to be proven false; its accuracy is as good as Sabrblade's infinite knowledge.
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549622)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:38pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:I see no reason not to believe this will be translated into toy form. As ED touched on, The Big One has yet to be proven false; its accuracy is as good as Sabrblade's infinite knowledge.
"Infinite" is an overstatement, tbh. :oops:
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549629)
Posted by Mkall on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:58pm CST
One more Botcon figure that will end up back in it's box.

If this turns into the toy, that's going to be amazing.
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549630)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:04pm CST
Hmmm, hinge the shoulder plates back instead of up, then move the shark face from butt to chest...yeah, those are the logical first steps to fixing the floppy, easily-removed-and-lost kibble problems of the TM2 Cybershark mold. And it's been 3 and a half years since his last toy, so it's about time.

Looks like the ex-spark-crystal in his chest rotates up and back so he can still have an aerodynamic shark nose.

Awesome as it'll be to have R.I.D. get its due representation in Generations, would Beast Wars fanatics also get to count him as continuing that recent parade of homages?
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549632)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:13pm CST
but this redesign has been already used(though not exactly the same colors)
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Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549635)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:16pm CST
The Body Reminds me of Sideways
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I Know there's no possible way they'd reuse the engineering, but it's an odd resemblance
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549636)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:17pm CST
A simpler Sky-Byte!
But both faces look wonky
Probably bad art
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549637)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:18pm CST
f-primus-unicron wrote:but this redesign has been already used(though not exactly the same colors)
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Nor the same design, either.

Oh, it is similar, yes, but this one's more stylized in a toyetic sense. ;)
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549638)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:20pm CST
Toy.

Now.
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549645)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:50pm CST
I don't know about this one, guys. To me, TM2 Cybershark/Skybyte is already a voyager sized figure; and other than his kibble and lack of rotating right wrist (say that five times fast), that figure is still pretty good by today's stamdards.
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549646)
Posted by Henry921 on February 10th, 2014 @ 11:51pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Toy.

Now.


Seconded.
Re: March 2014 IDW Subscription Variant Covers - Possible First Look at Upcoming Sky-Byte Figure Design? (1549730)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on February 11th, 2014 @ 10:51am CST
Noideaforaname wrote:A simpler Sky-Byte!
But both faces look wonky
Probably bad art


*sees what you did there
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