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The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 6:24PM CDT

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Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark ...

Earlier this week, we featured G1 Sharkticon and his cute little Robot Heroes figure as well as the Predacon Sky-Byte. Today, we take a look at Maximal Cybershark in his various forms through the years.

To celebrate Cybershark and his various incarnations here on Seibertron.com this week, we have updated the gallery for all 3 of his figures. The images in these galleries have been updated to have larger images than they previously had. The "large" 800 pixel wide images have all been replaced with larger 1200 pixel wide images for your viewing pleasure.


Beast Wars Deluxe Cybershark (Hammerhead Shark)

First up is none other than the original deluxe class Cybershark figure from the Beast Wars toy line. He transforms into a threatening Hammerhead Shark. While this version of Cybershark might not be as well known as his Transmetals 2 version, he still is known as the first Beast Wars shark. This figure would later be remolded into the Beast Wars II Hellscream character.

Just when the Predacons thought it was safe to go back in the water. Cybershark rises to the surface for a fearsome feeding frenzy! Like a turbo-charged torpedo speeding through the sea, Cybershark searches the ocean depths for Predacon enemies. Upon finding the enemy he launches his robotic hammerhead to knock 'em out cold, the finishes the job in robot mode by filleting his prey with his switchblade tale.


Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark


Beast Wars Mega Transmetals 2 Cybershark (Great White Shark)

Next up is arguably the more well known version of this character known as Transmetals 2 Cybershark. Unfortunately, this version of Cybershark wasn't as popular as its Sky-Byte repaint. Below are the tech specs and some sample images of Transmetals 2 Cybershark.

"The Ocean Depths conceal all intentions."

Detecting Predacon activity from over 20,000 fathoms below the ocean surface, Cybershark hunts his enemies at over 600 knots. From there, little room is left for escape. Armor-piercing, jaw-mounted sonar tracer torpedoes have water-to-air capabilities. Spin-drive tail boosts speed and acts as quad-blade razor weapon in attack and robot modes. Also deploys thruster jets for higher speed and limited low-level flight. A fierce warrior, Cybershark honed his skills while bounty hunting a rogue band of Cybertronian space pirates. Fully dedicated to the Maximal cause, he often follows his own methods to the frustration of his commander, Depth Charge. Calculating and fearless, he gives Predacons a good reason to stay out of the water.


Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark


Beast Machines Basic Hammerstrike

Our third rendevous of Cybershark is a version of him that many fans might not realize is actually supposed to be a new version of this character. Behold ... Beast Machines Basic Class Hammerstrike! His tech spec quote is even the same as his Transmetals 2 version. This Cybertronian Hammerhead Shark figure makes Cybershark one of a small handful of Beast Era characters to get a basic, deluxe and mega class sized figure. Beast Wars Rattrap is another figure to get the same treatment.

"The ocean depths conceal all intentions."

Not known for his intelligence or cunning, Hammerstrike is the best there is at what he does-destroy Vehicons. Of all the Maximals, Hammerstrike is the most battle hungry. Insatiable appetite for combat; devastating "frenzy" assault leaves few Vehicon survivors. Knows no fear, feels no pain and has an endurance second only to Cheetor. Calculating and fearless, Hammerhead gives the Vehicons a good reason to stay out of the water.


Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

Transformers News: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark

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Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1598863)
Posted by griftimus prime on August 12th, 2014 @ 7:05pm CDT
they should make a new beast wars toyline just because. soo many great figures. i would love to see new ones.
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1598865)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on August 12th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
That first Hammerstrike mold is pretty fun. I have the Sharp Edge version of it. One of those over the top Beast Wars molds that just leaves a lasting impression.
Delta Magnus wrote:Is it worth watching RID in Japanese or is the dubbed version perfectly acceptable?
Some people are really elitist about dubbing so it's up to you. But it's not like the Unicron Trilogy, it's well dubbed. In fact some elements of the english dub probably make more sense to a western Transformers perspective. Not that I've watched the Japanese series, but I get the impression that it's a bit more convoluted.
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1598887)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 12th, 2014 @ 8:56pm CDT
I do not believe I have the original Cybershark. Looks pretty neat, might have to look into it. That Beast Machines Hammerstrike on the other hand is horrific.
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1598889)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 12th, 2014 @ 9:22pm CDT
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A hammerhead AND a goblin shark, how do I not have this?!?!
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1598940)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 13th, 2014 @ 7:03am CDT
I love the first cybershark mold (though mine is missing a fin). His transformation is reminiscent of the basic molds in that line, but it's still fun. I didn't realize though it got repainted though, how hard are they to come by?
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1598945)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on August 13th, 2014 @ 8:09am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I didn't realize though it got repainted though, how hard are they to come by?
Certain Japanese Beast Wars toys are pretty cheap to get MISB. I got a Sharp Edge and Hardhead 2-pack from BBTS for like $20 just a couple of years ago. I'm pretty sure Hellscream is quite rare though. Or at least alot more expensive than Sharp-Edge
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1598960)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:47am CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I didn't realize though it got repainted though, how hard are they to come by?
Certain Japanese Beast Wars toys are pretty cheap to get MISB. I got a Sharp Edge and Hardhead 2-pack from BBTS for like $20 just a couple of years ago. I'm pretty sure Hellscream is quite rare though. Or at least alot more expensive than Sharp-Edge


Fortunately, Hellscream got a US release in the form of Universe 2003 Overbite, Target Exclusive.
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1598989)
Posted by khrome on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:58am CDT
Wha.. how could you NOT include pics of G1 Sharkticons..?
Shame on you.
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1599036)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on August 13th, 2014 @ 1:52pm CDT
khrome wrote:Wha.. how could you NOT include pics of G1 Sharkticons..?
Shame on you.


G1 Sharkticon already had pics on the first day of SHARK WEEK.
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1599118)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 13th, 2014 @ 8:45pm CDT
That Cybershark (the one Sky-Byte is based on) looks great. Love that colour scheme.

And Beast Machine Hammerstrike looks mean! I don't care if he was sold as a Maximal, in my book he's a Predacon. Now all he needs is a Gigeresque gloss black and sea green repaint- he could be called "Abyssiator".
Re: The Return of Transformers SHARK WEEK continues with Maximal Cybershark (1599655)
Posted by Seibertron on August 15th, 2014 @ 3:21pm CDT
Sorry for the delay with Shark "Week" everyone ... life got in the way. I'll finish up the next few Shark Week entries starting on Monday or Tuesday next week.
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