Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price

Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 9:15pm CDT

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We have some good news for UK fans. The Cyber Battalion line has been found at the Entertainer. These are the voyager sized simpler (and cheaper) figures that were so hard to find for a while and only available at Walgreens in the west. This is the first wave ever found at UK retail and is composed of Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Prowl and Jetfire. This is good news for UK fans hoping to eventually see that Shockwave sine it means at least one store is stocking these toys now. The best part is the price. While UK retail prices for Transformers are traditionally the US nominal amount in pounds (meaning a $20 USD toy selling for £20), these are only £12, making them even cheaper than how much they cost at US retail (when including taxes).

The sighting comes from blackeyedprime who had this to say:

blackeyedprime wrote:Good news (in a way), The entertainer is stocking the boxed cheapo line of transformers they had:
bumblebee,
optimus,
Prowl
Jetfire

in at £12 each which means we might get the shockwave that looks nice. Spotted them on the shelves today and nededless to say left them where they were, bit expensive for cheaper figures but at least they have made it this side of the pond, hopefully it won't stop the stores stocking the generations lines still.


Here are reviews for our UK fans in case they want to know more about them:





Credit(s): blackeyedprime


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Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952159)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 10th, 2018 @ 11:58pm CDT
Shockwave might tempt me for £12 or less but surprised The Entertainer is selling anything at a good deal cos their Titans Return deluxe figure price is way too high (£23 as opposed to usual £18). They've ripped off many a poor parent and child that way.
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952164)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 11th, 2018 @ 1:56am CDT
I only check the entertainer to see what deals they have as I can vouch for their expensiveness. I will keep an eye out for good ole shockwave though
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952172)
Posted by Coptur on April 11th, 2018 @ 3:18am CDT
Yeah I saw these on Friday in my local store.

I searched for Shockwave but no luck :-(

Knowing how The Entertainer works it could be highly likely that this is a one time 'lost' shipment sold off cheap to the best bidder.


I did manage to get all of PotP wave 2 legends ;)^
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952173)
Posted by Easy Tiger on April 11th, 2018 @ 3:23am CDT
Saw these yesterday in the Manchester Arndale Centre Entertainer.

They had Battleslash too - first time I've seen him. *Almost* tempted, but their Legends are priced at a ludicrously expensive amount.
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952175)
Posted by Coptur on April 11th, 2018 @ 3:43am CDT
Easy Tiger wrote:Saw these yesterday in the Manchester Arndale Centre Entertainer.

They had Battleslash too - first time I've seen him. *Almost* tempted, but their Legends are priced at a ludicrously expensive amount.


The PotP should be £11.00 each for some reason the Titans Return are £13/14 (Cosmos & Seaspray) if the Battleslash was on a £13/£14 peg then is was displayed in the wrong place.
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952180)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 11th, 2018 @ 5:28am CDT
So the entertainer has potp legends wave 2? Might be time to head to Middlesborough
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952189)
Posted by Seibertron on April 11th, 2018 @ 8:37am CDT
FYI, Cyber Battalions are usually $16.99 USD or $17.99, depending on the location if the Walgreens. This is the same price as a deluxe.
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952224)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 11th, 2018 @ 1:32pm CDT
Caved and picked up a jetfire (no Potp wave 2 legends at my local).

The box feels like a cereal box and in some ways is pleasing because it is not using precious plastic up for packaging. Not being able to see the toy inside, choose a better paint job or avoid visible QC issues is a big negative compared to other ranges. The image on the packaging shows the toy to have defined panel lines, elbow joints (woop) and some surprisingly nicely sculpted fingers/hands. Hollow legs are obvious but in genuinely looks a nice figure & the two holes on the top of the jet looks like it could potentially have been made with a fastpack in mind.

Comparing it price wise to £14 Legends or £7 Decoy suits, it comes across as good value for money ( I honestly thought the leader class combiner wars mold looked cheap and priced at £30-£50 was never an option for me-I'm yet to get the takara legends version but hoping this jetfire will do & at half the price).

Upon opening the box and bracing for disappointment, I'd opened it the wrong way and a huge cthru plastic square was taped to the back, made me think why?? So much for saving the precious plastic and there was a lot more plastic ties holding the figure down than what seems needed but not in any places that would rub the paint. The panel lines weren't dark or shaded as they looked to be on the box art but at £12 I'm not too worried about trying to use a gundam marker on it.

Robot Mode:
The fingers/hands are well done and are not as intricate as they appear to be sculpt wise on the innerside of the fingers whilst giving a great look to the hands compared to closed fists (or lack of as in the cases with some deluxes like CW Rook). What would be ugly nonfunctional fake wheels on the knees don't stand out as being so which is surprising, they just look like a raised detail. Shoulder joints are stiff but no fear of breaking where as the elbow joints feel a bit loose. The fake knee joints make the legs look articulated which complements the figure. The back of the figure looks bland and is mainly for function tho they have put panel lines/markings in the wing hollows, and the back of the feet are detailed as they form the top rear of jet node. The leg joints are surprisingly nice and solid ratchet joints. In general it is fairly nice in robot mode and nothing stands out as ugly or having to go to extreme lengths to hide the hollow parts from sight (unless he is put in a surrendering pose or doing some aerobics)

Jet mode:
The nose doesn't tab in place which is odd but lowers the chances of breakages and its not a rubber monstrosity like on the seeker reissues. The tab hole on the cockpit which is cleverly photographed angle wise on the box unfortunately ruins the cockpit when viewed from any above angle and the two potential fast pack holes are just deep set screw holes that make you feel the jet is missing something -the guns do fit in there even if it doesn't look good with them in. I had some slight paint rub on a rear fin but nothing major. The swing wings are designed to be pegged into the arms and are not designed to swing as such in jet mode. They can be fixed in two positions tho by the different pegs on the wings which is neat. The forward wing formation reveals more of the hollow arms which can be used to peg in the guns (in either wing formation) to help hide them when viewed from above (Note, one of the hands on mine does not like to fit the gun by upside down means) or to differentiate from its mold mates in jet mode rather than them all having under wing guns (either by the wing holes or shoulder holes).
The Front fake wheel can be hid but was a bit stiff on mine so I chose not to, and the feet do look a bit silly underneath the plane but I don't think there is many transformer planes that can be appreciated from the undercarriage view due to all the kibble they usually have. No convincing Gerwalk mode due to the lack of knee joints and the wings (it looks a bit pop n twin beeish/characturish) but its not really a big deal.

Display wise it fits in well with TR Megatron in jet mode and the classics seekers, I wouldn't want the Starscream version of this as it is noticeably larger than TR Megatron in jet mode. If I wasn't displaying TR Megs that way I'd happily pick this up as Starscream (and likely still will, though I'm dreading feet snapping off of classic/RTS seekers to be put off from ever transforming them to robot mode). In the end a really nice figure with a few slight faults but clearly outshining the others in its range & no disappointment to be found.
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952240)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 11th, 2018 @ 3:17pm CDT
Thanks for the review :-) I do like the look of jetfire but their is a certain allure to starscream.
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1952625)
Posted by Nautica on April 13th, 2018 @ 2:27pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Kapows added some more transformers stuff to its sale:

https://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/sale.html

The White & Nerdy Weird Al at £18 is the stand out piece for me tho :P as much as I want the Hasbro TR Overlord (£35) I'm waiting for cheaper even though to my knowledge it has not been in any stores here as yet.


POTP Leader Optimus £36.97!!! GET IN
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1955143)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 22nd, 2018 @ 3:11pm CDT
So Very.co.uk have the studio series in, £20.99 for the deluxes
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1955874)
Posted by eltawater on April 24th, 2018 @ 2:24pm CDT
The Entertainer currently have a decent set of discounts on Power of the Primes including Roadtrap / Battleslash for 8.25 each. Optimus himself is 39.99 if you didn't manage to bag a cheap one from kapow.

http://www.thetoyshop.com/action-toys-f ... 963_battle

http://www.thetoyshop.com/action-toys-f ... 33963_road
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1955879)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 24th, 2018 @ 2:32pm CDT
*sees the 8.25 price...cries*
If only I had seen that price earlier...
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1955933)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 24th, 2018 @ 6:19pm CDT
crazy, I just picked them up on Friday (had to order delivered to store as they are mainly trying to get rid of Baynus toys and Tf's shelf space is getting smaller n smaller), more proof that every transformer I buy gets reduced as soon as I have bought it!

And the Jetfire is £9... the releases really are blink and miss them tho as they dont seem to get restocked in the stores.
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1955963)
Posted by william-james88 on April 24th, 2018 @ 8:07pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:crazy, I just picked them up on Friday (had to order delivered to store as they are mainly trying to get rid of Baynus toys and Tf's shelf space is getting smaller n smaller), more proof that every transformer I buy gets reduced as soon as I have bought it!

And the Jetfire is £9... the releases really are blink and miss them tho as they dont seem to get restocked in the stores.

What Jetfire, the simplifies voyager sized one? Thats a crazy good deal on those toys. Its a decent display piece and a good size.
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1956106)
Posted by Coptur on April 25th, 2018 @ 9:43am CDT
ok not strictly transformers

but it looks like b&m stores have oversized fake Streetwise, First Aid & Rook
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1956120)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 25th, 2018 @ 12:30pm CDT
The one near me had fake hot spot as well. Had they been cheaper I may have considered them but 40 quid for a ko isn't that good to me
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1956175)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 25th, 2018 @ 4:21pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:crazy, I just picked them up on Friday (had to order delivered to store as they are mainly trying to get rid of Baynus toys and Tf's shelf space is getting smaller n smaller), more proof that every transformer I buy gets reduced as soon as I have bought it!

And the Jetfire is £9... the releases really are blink and miss them tho as they dont seem to get restocked in the stores.

What Jetfire, the simplifies voyager sized one? Thats a crazy good deal on those toys. Its a decent display piece and a good size.



Voyager sized one from the cyber battalion line. Tho its showing out of stock online and my local entertainer hasnt restocked them since I purchased mine within whatever amount of days it was from first sight of them.
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1956293)
Posted by Coptur on April 26th, 2018 @ 2:35am CDT
Regards the Cyber Battalion line.
That sounds like the entertainer one big shipment and that's it.

they still have Jetfire and Optimus in my store
Re: Generations Cyber Battalion Line Found at UK Retail for a Great Price (1956629)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 28th, 2018 @ 8:55am CDT
Seeing as there is a news article it only makes some kind of sense for it to be in here
POTP Nemesis Prime on Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-E ... dpSrc=srch

and not in the news articles or sightings as such, the exclusive studio series thundercracker (nitro zeus repaint, titan master compatible) is up for pre-orders at kapow (I.D toys already had stock in/sold out at £40) for £33

https://www.kapowtoys.co.uk/transformer ... acker.html

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