In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave

Transformers News: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave

Monday, March 5th, 2018 8:19AM CST

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Notrab on Weibo has posted an image of the robot mode for the new Shockwave toy we only saw yesterday for the first time. This is part of the Cyber Battalion line which is made up of bigger, simpler, and less expensve Transformer toys of recognizable characters. As you can see from the photo comparing it to the Masterpiece toy, this Shockwave is the same height as a Voyager. The image shows us that Hasbro chose a darker grape purple color. We also have a better sense of the articulation. Like with most other figures in this line aimed at young children, there is a lack of knees and bicep swivel. Is this a dealbreaker for any fan out there? For those hoping to pick him up, so far he has been found in Taiwan and previous toys in this line were found at Universal Studios and Walgreens in the US. If any fan finds more images of this toy on the internet, in either mode, please let us know.

Transformers News: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave
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Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943952)
Posted by Rated X on March 5th, 2018 @ 8:35am CST
Is it possible for some shapeways guy to make some knees that peg in where the mushroom peg does? Even if it adds half an inch to his height...that would work if it doesnt effect the transformation.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943955)
Posted by Randomhero on March 5th, 2018 @ 8:42am CST
No knees
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943957)
Posted by MaverickPrime on March 5th, 2018 @ 8:55am CST
No, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
YOU CHEAP A**HOLES, A BALLJOINT WOULD HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME FUNCTION WITHOUT RAISING PARTS COUNT.
God damn it Hasbro, why do you keep shooting yourself in the knee???
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943958)
Posted by Randomhero on March 5th, 2018 @ 8:59am CST
MaverickPrime wrote:No, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
YOU CHEAP A**HOLES, A BALLJOINT WOULD HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME FUNCTION WITHOUT RAISING PARTS COUNT.
God damn it Hasbro, why do you keep shooting yourself in the knee???



Take it easy there. You’re literally yelling at your computer about a toy legitimately made for 4 year olds.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943960)
Posted by Big Grim on March 5th, 2018 @ 9:15am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Big Grim wrote:That Shockwave is gorgeous.


He is. No knees though.

I can forgive that, being what it is.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943961)
Posted by Black Hat on March 5th, 2018 @ 9:27am CST
There's something deeply unsettling yet amusing that one of the best looking CHUG scale Shockwaves in recent years is also a cheaply made brick intended for small children. Like, that sculpt is superb- it's almost wasted on that line. That said I would have adored him as a kid so mission accomplished I guess. The lack of knees is weird though, a balljoint would have made sense for that.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943962)
Posted by william-james88 on March 5th, 2018 @ 9:28am CST
Rated X wrote:Is it possible for some shapeways guy to make some knees that peg in where the mushroom peg does? Even if it adds half an inch to his height...that would work if it doesnt effect the transformation.

I am sure it is possible but then that raises one's full cost of the figure. You still lack the bicep swivel and it is still a relatively simple and hollow toy. So is it really worth putting extra money into it on our end? He looks good on a shelf wihout adding any work or money.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943965)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 5th, 2018 @ 9:38am CST
They could always retool him slightly, upping the parts count and release him for wfc. Of course he'll be retailed for full voyager cost
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943966)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on March 5th, 2018 @ 9:38am CST
I'd love to see this guy with some CHUG figures, just see how he scales with them
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943968)
Posted by william-james88 on March 5th, 2018 @ 9:42am CST
grimdragon2001 wrote:I'd love to see this guy with some CHUG figures, just see how he scales with them

He is the exact same size as the jetfire in the image below so that should give you an idea:
Image

And he would scale with TR Megatron similarly to how Starscream scales with him below:

Image
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943973)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 5th, 2018 @ 10:05am CST
Randomhero wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:No, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
YOU CHEAP A**HOLES, A BALLJOINT WOULD HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME FUNCTION WITHOUT RAISING PARTS COUNT.
God damn it Hasbro, why do you keep shooting yourself in the knee???



Take it easy there. You’re literally yelling at your computer about a toy legitimately made for 4 year olds.

Yeah, well I'm not giving a 4 year old a kneeless figure that costs almost 20 bucks. But feel free to justify lackluster crap all you want.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943980)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 5th, 2018 @ 10:30am CST
YoungPrime wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:No, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
YOU CHEAP A**HOLES, A BALLJOINT WOULD HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME FUNCTION WITHOUT RAISING PARTS COUNT.
God damn it Hasbro, why do you keep shooting yourself in the knee???



Take it easy there. You’re literally yelling at your computer about a toy legitimately made for 4 year olds.

Yeah, well I'm not giving a 4 year old a kneeless figure that costs almost 20 bucks. But feel free to justify lackluster crap all you want.

He's not justifying it, it's literally why hasbro made this line, the target audience is children, I imagine it would be a lead in from rescue bots toys, then going into either movie toys or other generations figures. It's not targeting collectors like us...not that it will stop the few of us who just want it for display purposes so find a knee joint not needed.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943982)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 5th, 2018 @ 10:33am CST
MaverickPrime wrote:No, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
YOU CHEAP A**HOLES, A BALLJOINT WOULD HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME FUNCTION WITHOUT RAISING PARTS COUNT.
God damn it Hasbro, why do you keep shooting yourself in the knee???


Sadly they do this because they know that people will still buy it due to waiting for a quality Voyager class Generations Shockwave for years now.

But since there isn't one, Hasbro know's that they can continue milking this character. Here it is we've had a CW Legends class, a Cyberverse Shockwave pending and now this.....

And next I'm betting will be a Generations Leader class instead of a decent Voyager class Shockwave with legs that actually bend.

It's becoming the biggest downside to collecting.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943985)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 5th, 2018 @ 10:39am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:No, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
YOU CHEAP A**HOLES, A BALLJOINT WOULD HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME FUNCTION WITHOUT RAISING PARTS COUNT.
God damn it Hasbro, why do you keep shooting yourself in the knee???



Take it easy there. You’re literally yelling at your computer about a toy legitimately made for 4 year olds.

Yeah, well I'm not giving a 4 year old a kneeless figure that costs almost 20 bucks. But feel free to justify lackluster crap all you want.

He's not justifying it, it's literally why hasbro made this line, the target audience is children, I imagine it would be a lead in from rescue bots toys, then going into either movie toys or other generations figures. It's not targeting collectors like us...not that it will stop the few of us who just want it for display purposes so find a knee joint not needed.

A temporary placeholder for $5 even $10 till Hasbro makes a real one? Sure.... But not $17 in irritating Walgreen toy sections. NOPE!
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943987)
Posted by Rated X on March 5th, 2018 @ 11:02am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Is it possible for some shapeways guy to make some knees that peg in where the mushroom peg does? Even if it adds half an inch to his height...that would work if it doesnt effect the transformation.

I am sure it is possible but then that raises one's full cost of the figure. You still lack the bicep swivel and it is still a relatively simple and hollow toy. So is it really worth putting extra money into it on our end? He looks good on a shelf wihout adding any work or money.


How much more could some shapeways knees cost? 10 bucks? Sure I could stand him on a shelf but why not have more? Its only money, you only live once. Ten bucks wont make or break me.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1943996)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 5th, 2018 @ 11:40am CST
YoungPrime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:No, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
YOU CHEAP A**HOLES, A BALLJOINT WOULD HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME FUNCTION WITHOUT RAISING PARTS COUNT.
God damn it Hasbro, why do you keep shooting yourself in the knee???



Take it easy there. You’re literally yelling at your computer about a toy legitimately made for 4 year olds.

Yeah, well I'm not giving a 4 year old a kneeless figure that costs almost 20 bucks. But feel free to justify lackluster crap all you want.

He's not justifying it, it's literally why hasbro made this line, the target audience is children, I imagine it would be a lead in from rescue bots toys, then going into either movie toys or other generations figures. It's not targeting collectors like us...not that it will stop the few of us who just want it for display purposes so find a knee joint not needed.

A temporary placeholder for $5 even $10 till Hasbro makes a real one? Sure.... But not $17 in irritating Walgreen toy sections. NOPE!

Then you don't have to get it :-) other people will and will have fun knowing the flaws.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944000)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 5th, 2018 @ 11:57am CST
Rated X wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Is it possible for some shapeways guy to make some knees that peg in where the mushroom peg does? Even if it adds half an inch to his height...that would work if it doesnt effect the transformation.

I am sure it is possible but then that raises one's full cost of the figure. You still lack the bicep swivel and it is still a relatively simple and hollow toy. So is it really worth putting extra money into it on our end? He looks good on a shelf wihout adding any work or money.


How much more could some shapeways knees cost? 10 bucks? Sure I could stand him on a shelf but why not have more? Its only money, you only live once. Ten bucks wont make or break me.

We're not talking adding spoiler or new rims to a car here.

If you'd like to pay almost $30 for a cheap placeholder which will likely get a real Voyager or Leader class Shockwave soon after then so be it.

But for me.... Take Grimlock for example. When FOC Grimlock released, I bought it. Then the TRU gold version released with that Movie OP came out so I bought that to. Then that Iron factory upgrade release and I grab that and added to the TRU exclusive FOC Grimlock and it's been my Stand in Grimlock ever since. Meanwhile that POTP Grimlock is a stubby mess that I have no interest in combining. So I skipped it an only want the 4 deluxe Dinobots (well only Sludge and Snarl now) to go with Slash.

Point being is that I'm no longer buy just anything that Hasbro makes anymore. My Sig is proof of how happy I use to be with random Shockwave's in the past but for now on I'm no longer settling.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944004)
Posted by william-james88 on March 5th, 2018 @ 12:29pm CST
Rated X wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rated X wrote:Is it possible for some shapeways guy to make some knees that peg in where the mushroom peg does? Even if it adds half an inch to his height...that would work if it doesnt effect the transformation.

I am sure it is possible but then that raises one's full cost of the figure. You still lack the bicep swivel and it is still a relatively simple and hollow toy. So is it really worth putting extra money into it on our end? He looks good on a shelf wihout adding any work or money.


How much more could some shapeways knees cost? 10 bucks? Sure I could stand him on a shelf but why not have more? Its only money, you only live once. Ten bucks wont make or break me.

Sure, but that still becomes an upscaled legends toy for 27$. Well look to each's own, I just dont feel adding knees (for 10$ no less) will make this figure that much better than before.

Though I do agree that elbows did make all the difference with Combiner Wars scrapper. I am glad to know you will be enjoying this toy to its fullest :)

YoungPrime wrote:But since there isn't one, Hasbro know's that they can continue milking this character. Here it is we've had a CW Legends class, a Cyberverse Shockwave pending and now this.....


I really dont think theres a cospircy theory. Especially when this particular toyline was never meant for either US distribution or a collector market.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944005)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 5th, 2018 @ 12:30pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:No, no, no, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
YOU CHEAP A**HOLES, A BALLJOINT WOULD HAVE DONE THE EXACT SAME FUNCTION WITHOUT RAISING PARTS COUNT.
God damn it Hasbro, why do you keep shooting yourself in the knee???



Take it easy there. You’re literally yelling at your computer about a toy legitimately made for 4 year olds.

Yeah, well I'm not giving a 4 year old a kneeless figure that costs almost 20 bucks. But feel free to justify lackluster crap all you want.

He's not justifying it, it's literally why hasbro made this line, the target audience is children, I imagine it would be a lead in from rescue bots toys, then going into either movie toys or other generations figures. It's not targeting collectors like us...not that it will stop the few of us who just want it for display purposes so find a knee joint not needed.

A temporary placeholder for $5 even $10 till Hasbro makes a real one? Sure.... But not $17 in irritating Walgreen toy sections. NOPE!

Then you don't have to get it :-) other people will and will have fun knowing the flaws.


And who said I was stopping you....Buy 20 of'em.
Re: In Hand Image of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944019)
Posted by Deadput on March 5th, 2018 @ 2:18pm CST
YoungPrime wrote:And who said I was stopping you....Buy 20 of'em.


Why do you have to be so condescending about our opinions? You claim to not be but your attitude on the sites says otherwise.

Who the heck would buy 20 of these anyways there is no troop building potential in this people would only buy 1 or 2 at most.

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