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First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet

Transformers News: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 9:42PM CDT

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We have another previously unannounced toy now found at retail (always a fun surprise). This is from the Cyberverse line, which Hasbro does not promote. It Ramjet, which is a new entry into the ultra Energon Armour class. These are voyageur-ish height and simple enough for 6 year olds. The energon armour on this one is rather interesting since it looks like Divebomb. This toy comes with two gun accessories.
BattkeUpSaber found it at a Takashimaya store in Singapore.
You'll let us know what you think.


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Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114122)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 25th, 2021 @ 10:00pm CDT
And Skullcruncher's shipping again? Awesome! I kept putting off getting him before, and then suddenly he was nowhere to be found in any Target.

Maybe there'll be some reason for the Divebomb homage in the last two Cyberverse specials (or not), but I'd have been happier with Energon Armor resembling Nosecone or Zetar for an Animated homage, and a more functional look. Still, just nice to have a Conehead Cyberverse Seeker in a decent size!
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114127)
Posted by BattleUpSaber on August 26th, 2021 @ 4:05am CDT
Hi,I'm the one who first sighted this and posted it on TFW. I found it at a Takashimaya store in Singapore.

Thanks!
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114130)
Posted by william-james88 on August 26th, 2021 @ 5:44am CDT
BattleUpSaber wrote:Hi,I'm the one who first sighted this and posted it on TFW. I found it at a Takashimaya store in Singapore.

Thanks!


Cool, we'll give you credit.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114258)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 27th, 2021 @ 12:28pm CDT
I never thought I'd get Skullcruncher but I did. And no regrets even at full price because he's AWESOME!

Sure, he's hollow and light. He pose well enough and surprisingly, he's incredibly well balanced!

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The armor gimmick is clever and even have a "chomping action"!

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The transformation is clever and fun. The Croc is superb looking from all angles.

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Cyberverse Skullcruncher may not be a headmaster, but I think he's way superior than the Titan Return deluxe.

I highly recommend him. ;)^
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114489)
Posted by william-james88 on August 28th, 2021 @ 10:21pm CDT
Many fans have been posting images of the barren Transformers section of their local Target. Even if there are no toys one may be specifically looking for, it's nice to know there are some toys of our favourite brand around for anyone who may want some, be it kids or collectors. Well, it seems Target is in full swing for restocking their Transformers section. Right now, the latest Transformers toys being released by Hasbro are all from the new Dinobots Unite subline of their Cyberverse line. While that means it is mostly for kids with many reissues from the previous year(s), there are some items that fans of any age might like. For instance, deluxe Cheetor is being found on shelves now. We also have wave 5 of the Tiny Turbo Changers. Wave 5 is all repacks but it helps fans get another chance at characters they may have missed in the past since the distribution of these toys was pretty rough for people.

Any restocking is good news, so we wanted to share that with you. You'll let us know if your local Target is getting restocked too and if you are picking up any of these new toys.

The image below is from a Target in Costa Mesa, California, and was taken by Shark Jumper who posted it on the TFW2005 boards.

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Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114491)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on August 28th, 2021 @ 10:44pm CDT
Glad to know my local Targets aren't the only ones that have been lacking in non-Buzzworthy Bumblebee stuff. It's also kind of depressing to know that too...
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Posted by Cheetron on August 29th, 2021 @ 12:29pm CDT
I have people hunting in 4 states for the world's collide 4 pack. Its good to know I'm not the only one running into barren empty shelves and echos in the aisles.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114554)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 29th, 2021 @ 5:38pm CDT
Kanra, that Skullcruncher is a fun toy, I love it! I'm hoping that once the Den is reassembled, Cyberverse will have more room and I can spread them out so Crunchy can be in alt mode.

I'm going to have to start hunting that Cheetor now, me wants it.
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Posted by darthravage07 on August 29th, 2021 @ 6:07pm CDT
Even though I have found the stuff I am looking for by going multiple times a day, its ridiculous the slow rate be it at Target, Walmart, Walgreens...the brick retailers are showing us their bare bricks. Its sad to say but I am starting to believe this may be the end of retail period.
Stores dont order as soon as its sold, has it tied up in automation, or dont have enoough staff to work the stock they get in.
Its time to figure out the disconnect before there is only online and thats no fun as I enjoy the thrill of the hunt.
Stay safe, be well, and have a good week out there all.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114596)
Posted by william-james88 on August 30th, 2021 @ 8:05am CDT
Transformers Cyberverse deluxe Cheetor was found in US retail a few days ago and now we have some in hand images to share for those curious. While the robot mode looks very show accurate, this gives us a much better look at the cheetah mode and, well, you'll see. The stock images had only showed us the cheetah mode with armour and we never saw a view from the side. These pictures come from AGMagnus who posted them, along with a quick written review, on the TFW2005 boards.

Here are the images followed by a slightly edited version of the review:

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As a figure, he's alright. Not a Masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but fans of the character might appreciate having a more show-accurate Cheetor on their shelf.

Naturally, Cheetor turns into a cheetah. No surprises there. He's a bit kibbly due to the robot mode arms, so it's not the cleanest cheetah mode we've gotten. It doesn't help that there's a lot of sharp angles that make it look much more messy than it otherwise would be.

In lieu of effect parts, Cheetor comes with a set of translucent green armor, which clips over the face and tabs onto the front paws. The sword placement seems to reference Night Slash Cheetor from the Beast Machines line, which I found to be a nice homage. It's just a bit annoying that the shades of yellow don't match.

Robot mode is where I think this guy displays best. It's much more show-accurate than the Spark Armor figure. I just wish the tail folded up against his back or swiveled around to the side, since detail for this character's signature tail belt (which I think is one of the best aspects of his design) is present. The collar is a bit tall, but that's also a byproduct of the character design.

The armor attaches in robot mode too, but it's more decorative here. What's particularly annoying is that the tabs in the claw armor are too small for the forearm slots, so the opportunity to have Wolverine claws was totally missed.

The articulation is nothing mind blowing, but it's at least functional.

Overall, he's okay. He's not the best Cyberverse Deluxe, but I think he's one of the better ones in the line. Unless you're as crazy as I am about being completionist with this line, need a representation of Cyberverse Cheetor in your collection, or you just HAVE to have every toy of Cheetor out there, your money is better off going to a Generations figure.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114641)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 30th, 2021 @ 4:39pm CDT
That Cheetor have a very clean bot but the cheetah mode suffer a bit due to "donut chest syndrome". Otherwise, he's still very interesting and I'm sure to pick him up.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114658)
Posted by blackeyedprime on August 30th, 2021 @ 7:12pm CDT
Still better than kingdoms to me but tbf that's not hard to do. I like the design despite its alt mode flaws but Reds probably going to fit better with the bots I already have.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114659)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 30th, 2021 @ 7:18pm CDT
I don't think that Cyberverse gets enough credit for how stylized its designs are. Granted, it isn't anywhere close to Animated, but it's not just plain G1--or in this case, plain Beast Wars. I'm on the fence for this one since it doesn't come with blast effects or a BAF, but it's a nice alternative to the very organic-looking Kingdom one.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114697)
Posted by Emerje on August 31st, 2021 @ 2:05am CDT
Not crazy about the brown. It isn't cartoon accurate and just makes him look like he's been running through deep mud. Otherwise, pretty great looking figure, will definitely buy one if I see him in stores (I only saw Starscream and Prowl once and never saw Soundwave so there's no telling).

Emerje
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114714)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on August 31st, 2021 @ 7:07am CDT
Emerje wrote:Not crazy about the brown. It isn't cartoon accurate and just makes him look like he's been running through deep mud. Otherwise, pretty great looking figure, will definitely buy one if I see him in stores (I only saw Starscream and Prowl once and never saw Soundwave so there's no telling).

Emerje

Starscream and Soundwave tend to go for a considerable mark-up on eBay now as a result. I know I should expect it, but I'm always surprised when the more kid-friendly product goes the collectible route.

(I've been stalking them because I got it in my head to collect all of the blast effects, which is one of the dumber ideas I've had for my collection.)
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114775)
Posted by william-james88 on August 31st, 2021 @ 7:43pm CDT
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Emerje wrote:Not crazy about the brown. It isn't cartoon accurate and just makes him look like he's been running through deep mud. Otherwise, pretty great looking figure, will definitely buy one if I see him in stores (I only saw Starscream and Prowl once and never saw Soundwave so there's no telling).

Emerje

Starscream and Soundwave tend to go for a considerable mark-up on eBay now as a result. I know I should expect it, but I'm always surprised when the more kid-friendly product goes the collectible route.

(I've been stalking them because I got it in my head to collect all of the blast effects, which is one of the dumber ideas I've had for my collection.)


I get surprised too. That Robots in Disguuse Ratchet has become a white whale to many
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114801)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 1st, 2021 @ 1:34am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Emerje wrote:Not crazy about the brown. It isn't cartoon accurate and just makes him look like he's been running through deep mud. Otherwise, pretty great looking figure, will definitely buy one if I see him in stores (I only saw Starscream and Prowl once and never saw Soundwave so there's no telling).

Emerje

Starscream and Soundwave tend to go for a considerable mark-up on eBay now as a result. I know I should expect it, but I'm always surprised when the more kid-friendly product goes the collectible route.

(I've been stalking them because I got it in my head to collect all of the blast effects, which is one of the dumber ideas I've had for my collection.)


I get surprised too. That Robots in Disguuse Ratchet has become a white whale to many


The retool of Strongarm?
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114809)
Posted by william-james88 on September 1st, 2021 @ 7:02am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Emerje wrote:Not crazy about the brown. It isn't cartoon accurate and just makes him look like he's been running through deep mud. Otherwise, pretty great looking figure, will definitely buy one if I see him in stores (I only saw Starscream and Prowl once and never saw Soundwave so there's no telling).

Emerje

Starscream and Soundwave tend to go for a considerable mark-up on eBay now as a result. I know I should expect it, but I'm always surprised when the more kid-friendly product goes the collectible route.

(I've been stalking them because I got it in my head to collect all of the blast effects, which is one of the dumber ideas I've had for my collection.)


I get surprised too. That Robots in Disguuse Ratchet has become a white whale to many


The retool of Strongarm?


Yup
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2114840)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 1st, 2021 @ 3:12pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Emerje wrote:Not crazy about the brown. It isn't cartoon accurate and just makes him look like he's been running through deep mud. Otherwise, pretty great looking figure, will definitely buy one if I see him in stores (I only saw Starscream and Prowl once and never saw Soundwave so there's no telling).

Emerje

Starscream and Soundwave tend to go for a considerable mark-up on eBay now as a result. I know I should expect it, but I'm always surprised when the more kid-friendly product goes the collectible route.

(I've been stalking them because I got it in my head to collect all of the blast effects, which is one of the dumber ideas I've had for my collection.)


I get surprised too. That Robots in Disguuse Ratchet has become a white whale to many


The retool of Strongarm?


Yup


As I remember it was very floppy in the hips and the side kibble would often get in the way. If you don't have it you're not missing much.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115102)
Posted by william-james88 on September 5th, 2021 @ 8:59pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:As I remember it was very floppy in the hips and the side kibble would often get in the way. If you don't have it you're not missing much.


Yea I had never heard great things either. And man makes me hate myself more for wanting one still. It's just a character missing from my collection. I have neither Prime nor RID Rather (which is the same guy). At least I have the Legion class one, which is a great toy.

Moving on, I have a question for you guys. I have been playing a lot with my 3 year old and the two toy lines he likes best are G1 and Cyberverse for the exact same reason: they are easy to transform. And they are easy for the same reason too, they both lack a lot of articulation points, meaning that folding arms away and the like is much easier. You'll always end up at the right angles to lock in certain elements on the first try making the transformation much easier (even though there may not necessarily be less steps).

This further reinforced my idea that Cyberverse truly is a G1 redo. Both the show and the toys and the way the toys are rereleased and how how the same chracter could appear again in a toyline but with a different gimick (like in G1). Both lines just have a lot of paralels. And both lines are really just for kids with not a rat's butt given to appeal to any higher age group. The scale is all over the place too, like with G1. Oh and its the same characters with similar designs. I just see a ton of similarities.

My only worry about writing such an article is that some fans might feel triggered. Do you see that happening?
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115103)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 5th, 2021 @ 9:11pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:As I remember it was very floppy in the hips and the side kibble would often get in the way. If you don't have it you're not missing much.


Yea I had never heard great things either. And man makes me hate myself more for wanting one still. It's just a character missing from my collection. I have neither Prime nor RID Rather (which is the same guy). At least I have the Legion class one, which is a great toy.

Moving on, I have a question for you guys. I have been playing a lot with my 3 year old and the two toy lines he likes best are G1 and Cyberverse for the exact same reason: they are easy to transform. And they are easy for the same reason too, they both lack a lot of articulation points, meaning that folding arms away and the like is much easier. You'll always end up at the right angles to lock in certain elements on the first try making the transformation much easier (even though there may not necessarily be less steps).

This further reinforced my idea that Cyberverse truly is a G1 redo. Both the show and the toys and the way the toys are rereleased and how how the same chracter could appear again in a toyline but with a different gimick (like in G1). Both lines just have a lot of paralels. And both lines are really just for kids with not a rat's butt given to appeal to any higher age group. The scale is all over the place too, like with G1. Oh and its the same characters with similar designs. I just see a ton of similarities.

My only worry about writing such an article is that some fans might feel triggered. Do you see that happening?


Actually, the characters is where there's a bit of a difference between G1 and Cyberverse. Re-releasing characters was something G1 did not do on a huge scale, in fact G1 was quite shy about that until the Action Masters. True, the ones re-released did have gimmicks (pull-back motor for Goldbug, Powermaster for Optimus Prime, and Pretender Shells for Bumblebee, Jazz, Grimlock and Starscream), but that's more finding a gimmick line to fit them in and less finding a gimmick to use on them :lol:
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115104)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 5th, 2021 @ 9:12pm CDT
I don't think that comparing Cyberverse to G1 is really fair for two reasons. G1 is like a strange chimera spawning at the very least a whole decade. There were bots that were simple and easy to transform, sure, but many others were fairly complicated. Thanks to all those different companies that were "fused". Also, lets not forget that the tech were limited at the time and not as advanced as it is today.

One key constant though. Indeed the less points of articulations the bot have, the easier it is to transform. I would also add that recognisable Earth vehicles are easier to do than Cybertronian forms, where the goal is obvious.

The sure thing is for gameplay, even for adults, one step changers are way more fun for play (meaning vroom, zoom, pew pew pew!) than your average WFC or SS. MP and most 3P are instantly disqualified.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115106)
Posted by william-james88 on September 5th, 2021 @ 9:26pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Also, lets not forget that the tech were limited at the time and not as advanced as it is today.


That's for sure, but the result is still the same which is that the Cyberverse toys are similar to G1 in the way that they have less articulation. One may not be intentional while the other is, but the ease of transforming in both cases made it easier for kids to get into the brand.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115107)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 5th, 2021 @ 9:40pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Also, lets not forget that the tech were limited at the time and not as advanced as it is today.


That's for sure, but the result is still the same which is that the Cyberverse toys are similar to G1 in the way that they have less articulation. One may not be intentional while the other is, but the ease of transforming in both cases made it easier for kids to get into the brand.


Exactly. Too many fans forget that Cyberverse and Rescue Bot are an essential part of the brand to ensure it's longevity.
I could even argued that those lines are it's heart.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115109)
Posted by william-james88 on September 5th, 2021 @ 10:09pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Also, lets not forget that the tech were limited at the time and not as advanced as it is today.


That's for sure, but the result is still the same which is that the Cyberverse toys are similar to G1 in the way that they have less articulation. One may not be intentional while the other is, but the ease of transforming in both cases made it easier for kids to get into the brand.


Exactly. Too many fans forget that Cyberverse and Rescue Bot are an essential part of the brand to ensure it's longevity.
I could even argued that those lines are it's heart.


Well I think the Cyberverse line is the main line at the moment. Since G1, the main line is the line that is made with media to support it. And right now that would go to Cyberverse. They are the line adhering to the old "show is a toy commercial model" and also the main line that is only targetting kids/parents.

With the WFC lines (and Prime wars line before it), I think they are also very prominant but I don't think there are as much being made. The age group targetted is higher (8 years old and up, which at that point has a lot of entertainment options competing with it) and the cartoons are not made to support the line. They are instead made as a reaction to the line, if that makes sense. And you can see that with the fact that the toyline made to go with the show was the exclusive Netflix line as opposed to the actual WFC line.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115110)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 5th, 2021 @ 10:23pm CDT
I feel like the G1 comparison for Cyberverse would be more comparable for more people if the G1 molds had never used diecast or rubber, and had always been all-plastic, in the first place.

Just imagine how different the G1 Optimus mold would have felt if it had been a completely plastic truck with no diecast or rubber tires. It'd probably feel a lot closer to some of the Cyberverse Optimus toys, or even Optimus toys of the Cyber Series or Authentics lines.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115116)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 6th, 2021 @ 1:35am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I feel like the G1 comparison for Cyberverse would be more comparable for more people if the G1 molds had never used diecast or rubber, and had always been all-plastic, in the first place.

Just imagine how different the G1 Optimus mold would have felt if it had been a completely plastic truck with no diecast or rubber tires. It'd probably feel a lot closer to some of the Cyberverse Optimus toys, or even Optimus toys of the Cyber Series or Authentics lines.


Already been done with the Ginrai/Powermaster mold. The G1 original and Powermaster do feel really different in hand for sure.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115117)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2021 @ 1:40am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I feel like the G1 comparison for Cyberverse would be more comparable for more people if the G1 molds had never used diecast or rubber, and had always been all-plastic, in the first place.

Just imagine how different the G1 Optimus mold would have felt if it had been a completely plastic truck with no diecast or rubber tires. It'd probably feel a lot closer to some of the Cyberverse Optimus toys, or even Optimus toys of the Cyber Series or Authentics lines.


Already been done with the Ginrai/Powermaster mold. The G1 original and Powermaster do feel really different in hand for sure.
Except the Ginrai version (and all its reissues, both Takara and Hasbro) used diecast. ;)
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115120)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 6th, 2021 @ 2:23am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I feel like the G1 comparison for Cyberverse would be more comparable for more people if the G1 molds had never used diecast or rubber, and had always been all-plastic, in the first place.

Just imagine how different the G1 Optimus mold would have felt if it had been a completely plastic truck with no diecast or rubber tires. It'd probably feel a lot closer to some of the Cyberverse Optimus toys, or even Optimus toys of the Cyber Series or Authentics lines.


Already been done with the Ginrai/Powermaster mold. The G1 original and Powermaster do feel really different in hand for sure.
Except the Ginrai version (and all its reissues, both Takara and Hasbro) used diecast. ;)


Where is the diecast? On the feet? Mine is in God Ginrai mode and I'm don't feel like disassembling everything.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115126)
Posted by Emerje on September 6th, 2021 @ 6:50am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I feel like the G1 comparison for Cyberverse would be more comparable for more people if the G1 molds had never used diecast or rubber, and had always been all-plastic, in the first place.

Just imagine how different the G1 Optimus mold would have felt if it had been a completely plastic truck with no diecast or rubber tires. It'd probably feel a lot closer to some of the Cyberverse Optimus toys, or even Optimus toys of the Cyber Series or Authentics lines.


Already been done with the Ginrai/Powermaster mold. The G1 original and Powermaster do feel really different in hand for sure.
Except the Ginrai version (and all its reissues, both Takara and Hasbro) used diecast. ;)


Where is the diecast? On the feet? Mine is in God Ginrai mode and I'm don't feel like disassembling everything.

The entire front of the truck is also diecast, plus they added in the clear windows.

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Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115129)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 6th, 2021 @ 7:53am CDT
Oh yeah, I completely forgot about that.
Sarblade is right about if both of these Optimuses were full plastics, they would feel like Cyberverse toys.

So this make me think. What if some Cyberverse Ultra and Warriors would have some parts swapped for diecast and the cars had rubber tires? Would they feel like classic G1? :-?
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115138)
Posted by william-james88 on September 6th, 2021 @ 1:03pm CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:As I remember it was very floppy in the hips and the side kibble would often get in the way. If you don't have it you're not missing much.


Yea I had never heard great things either. And man makes me hate myself more for wanting one still. It's just a character missing from my collection. I have neither Prime nor RID Rather (which is the same guy). At least I have the Legion class one, which is a great toy.

Moving on, I have a question for you guys. I have been playing a lot with my 3 year old and the two toy lines he likes best are G1 and Cyberverse for the exact same reason: they are easy to transform. And they are easy for the same reason too, they both lack a lot of articulation points, meaning that folding arms away and the like is much easier. You'll always end up at the right angles to lock in certain elements on the first try making the transformation much easier (even though there may not necessarily be less steps).

This further reinforced my idea that Cyberverse truly is a G1 redo. Both the show and the toys and the way the toys are rereleased and how how the same chracter could appear again in a toyline but with a different gimick (like in G1). Both lines just have a lot of paralels. And both lines are really just for kids with not a rat's butt given to appeal to any higher age group. The scale is all over the place too, like with G1. Oh and its the same characters with similar designs. I just see a ton of similarities.

My only worry about writing such an article is that some fans might feel triggered. Do you see that happening?


Actually, the characters is where there's a bit of a difference between G1 and Cyberverse. Re-releasing characters was something G1 did not do on a huge scale, in fact G1 was quite shy about that until the Action Masters. True, the ones re-released did have gimmicks (pull-back motor for Goldbug, Powermaster for Optimus Prime, and Pretender Shells for Bumblebee, Jazz, Grimlock and Starscream), but that's more finding a gimmick line to fit them in and less finding a gimmick to use on them :lol:


I meant re-releasing toys. The Seekers kept being rereleased in the 80s, hence those varying fist numbers. Optimus was rereleased, the minibots too. There was a lot of re-releasing going on.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115139)
Posted by william-james88 on September 6th, 2021 @ 1:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I feel like the G1 comparison for Cyberverse would be more comparable for more people if the G1 molds had never used diecast or rubber, and had always been all-plastic, in the first place.

Just imagine how different the G1 Optimus mold would have felt if it had been a completely plastic truck with no diecast or rubber tires. It'd probably feel a lot closer to some of the Cyberverse Optimus toys, or even Optimus toys of the Cyber Series or Authentics lines.


That reminds me of how the Hasbro release of G1 predaking didn't have diecast, unlike the Takara version.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115160)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 6th, 2021 @ 4:50pm CDT
Cheetor is looking pretty good. Kingdom cheetah mode looks better, but I like the fact that they almost perfectly nailed his stylized look with this toy. Looking forward to it!
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2115853)
Posted by william-james88 on September 15th, 2021 @ 3:54pm CDT
We had posted some in hand images a while back but in case anyone also wanted to see a video review of thi toy before purchasing it, here is one from fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:The Deluxe Cheetor from Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures is a great figure, much better than the Kingdom Deluxe. Transformation is relatively simple, although the instructions could be a little more clear on where things tab and my copy needed a little more force than I felt comfortable with. The animation likeness is very good too making Cheetor a solid addition to the line, and your collection.


Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116111)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 18th, 2021 @ 2:29pm CDT
He looks good. I need to find him
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116693)
Posted by william-james88 on September 24th, 2021 @ 2:28pm CDT
Slowly but surely, more Transformers stock is coming into the US from all lines to fill in the shelves, as some fans have been showing online (fun example at the end of this article). The latest wave of ultra class figures from Cyberverse's Dinobots Unite subline (this year's Cyberverse line) is now hitting Targets. TF fan Ahchu found this wave at a Target in California. It consists of the new Ramet figure and a repack of Skullcruncher and Bumbelbee. Along with this sighting we have a lot of images of this figure to share which were posted on Instagram. The images give us a good look at this figure which, while simple, has a real presence on a shelf with his bulky cartoon look and expressive headsculpt. He also has an eagle themed energon armour gimmick.

You can also order this toy on Amazon.com for 20.99, and that listings offers us some official images.

In other Cyberverse news, we have images of the warrior class Diobot Snarl from the Walmart app. While some assembly is required at first, it seems we don't have images of what his robot mode will look like fully assembled. Which is too bad since he seems like the G1 toy put through a Cyberverse filter, with tons of callbacks to the original figure design.

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Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116697)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on September 24th, 2021 @ 3:16pm CDT
that is one streamlined stegosaurus? Is he from velocitron?
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116698)
Posted by evogrg on September 24th, 2021 @ 3:34pm CDT
I'm getting major Gundam G-Fighter vibes from that Ramjet
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116705)
Posted by M. Spector on September 24th, 2021 @ 5:37pm CDT
Man, think I'm going to go all in and get these Deluxe Dinobots, they all look so neat and cohesive
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116709)
Posted by Windsweeper on September 24th, 2021 @ 7:24pm CDT
Snarl really reminds me of his Actionmaster toy.

I wonder if Ramjet's armour is a nod to the G1 episode "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court" where he, Starscream, Rumble and Ranage travelled back in time?
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116710)
Posted by DeathReviews on September 24th, 2021 @ 8:17pm CDT
Looks like someone's been mashing Ultra Ramjet's face against a window....
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116715)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 24th, 2021 @ 11:20pm CDT
I actually saw Ramjet at one of the local Targets here in El Paso today… :oops:
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116760)
Posted by Dr. Gellar v.2 on September 25th, 2021 @ 10:26pm CDT
M. Spector wrote:Man, think I'm going to go all in and get these Deluxe Dinobots, they all look so neat and cohesive


You and me both. So far, purchase of the new Cyberverse Dinobots that have been shown recently (Sludge, Slag and now Snarl) is a must. Heck....I may even eat my previous words and go for the Volcanicus "combiner" if I happen upon him.

However, I'm kinda disappointed that they channeled a lot of Bayverse Strafe into the new Swoop (based on the box art I've seen so far). But I may still get him too.


Windsweeper wrote:Snarl really reminds me of his Actionmaster toy.


Yeeeaaah...I am seeing this resemblance as well. I think the absence of the tail split over his shoulders as it usually is portrayed helps give that impression.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116763)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 25th, 2021 @ 11:08pm CDT
M. Spector wrote:Man, think I'm going to go all in and get these Deluxe Dinobots, they all look so neat and cohesive


Wait, hang on... Are they actually Deluxe, or disguised Warrior Class figures?
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116777)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 26th, 2021 @ 9:37am CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
M. Spector wrote:Man, think I'm going to go all in and get these Deluxe Dinobots, they all look so neat and cohesive

Wait, hang on... Are they actually Deluxe, or disguised Warrior Class figures?

Slug is a deluxe.
Snarl is a Warrior
Swoop so far is only a crash combiner type dude.
Sludge is an Ultra.
Grimlock can basically be represented by every class, but the deluxe did get re-released alongside cheetor.

Speaking of Cheetor, I found him this week, and he has been a joy. Cheetah mode is not that good, Kingdom definitely wins that round, but the Robot mode to me pretty closely captures the aesthetic and the animated-esque proportions of him in the show. He's lots of fun

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Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2116816)
Posted by Dr. Gellar v.2 on September 26th, 2021 @ 6:45pm CDT
Speaking of Cheetor, I found him this week, and he has been a joy. Cheetah mode is not that good, Kingdom definitely wins that round, but the Robot mode to me pretty closely captures the aesthetic and the animated-esque proportions of him in the show. He's lots of fun


Wow...that robot mode really is amazing! :D

I've seen pics of his cheetah mode, and I fully agree...not so much.
Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2117332)
Posted by william-james88 on October 1st, 2021 @ 1:32pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 has a new review for us. This time for Cyberverse Ultra Class Ramjet, which you can see below.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:One of the great things about the Cyberverse line is how it pulls from all generations of Transformers. Ramjet really embodies all of the Conehead Seekers with its colors and design. For an Ultra Class figure, Ramjet comes fairly loaded with accessories, two null rays, and a staff-like weapon made from its thrusters. One negative to the figure is the Energon armor doesn't like to sit in place, but that could just be on my figure. Ramjet is one of the better Ultra Class figures and would be a great addition to your Cyberverse collection.



Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2117430)
Posted by william-james88 on October 2nd, 2021 @ 2:58pm CDT
Big Bad Toy Store has not always kept up with the Cyberverse line but with new fan interest, especially due to the Dinobot centric line now giving us G1 homages, they are carrying some toys which may interest you. They have a preorder for the non combining Volcanicus figure and they also have Ultra Sludge which is shipping now. Hasbro Toy Shop and Amazon both have warrior class Snarl that can be ordered now as well.

Snarl on HTS: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?siteid=0&pub=5574891718&campid=5336631220&customid=&toolid=10001&mkevt=1&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FTransformers-B%20...%20344cd0478f%3C%2Fa%3E%3F

Snarl on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-TRA ... 907&sr=8-8?tag=seibertron07-20&

Sludge: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/179453

Volcanicus: https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/ ... ils/180013

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Re: First Look at New Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Ramjet (2117457)
Posted by william-james88 on October 2nd, 2021 @ 8:11pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg1999 has a review up for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Dinobot Snarl which is currently available on both Amazon and Hasbro Toy Shop. This is, of course, a toy designed for kids and not collectors. So check out the review and if you want to purchase it after, either for your kids or yourself, here are the links:

Snarl on HTS: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?siteid=0&pub=5574891718&campid=5336631220&customid=&toolid=10001&mkevt=1&mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FTransformers-B%20...%20344cd0478f%3C%2Fa%3E%3F

Snarl on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-TRA ... 907&sr=8-8?tag=seibertron07-20&

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Best Warrior Class figure from the Cyberverse line, period.

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