In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Monday, March 19th, 2018 10:21PM CDT

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Images of this new Shockwave's alt mode properly transformed had yet to appear online. Now that they have been found in the US, a Walgreens, fans have finally taken some photos of his alt mode along with the kinds of poses he and his case mate Sideswipe can do.

As the small instruction images showed us before, Shockwave does indeed has a fake robot head for his alt mode. It is unpainted. This is similar to the Fall of Cybertron Shockwave who also had a fake head in cybertrotian spaceship mode (though less protruding than this). As you can tell, the transformation is very simple, though more involved than some previous toys, especially for the head switch. We see a shot of Sideswipe's back and images of the two posing against one another. The photographer, SurgeOpressor (from the TFW2005 boards) does a really good job using the limited articulation to its fullest, making good use of the swivel at the "knee" along with Sideswipe's transformation joint at the knee to make a dynamic pose.

As said earlier, these toys are available at Walgreens in the US, for $17.99, and here are the UPC codes to help you find them:
Shockwave UPC 63050964914
Sideswipe UPC 63050964913

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes
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Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947171)
Posted by Centaurus Prime on March 19th, 2018 @ 11:12pm CDT
I don't care about the lack of knees, that shockwave figure is the best we've gotten in a long time and I want it
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947183)
Posted by Emerje on March 20th, 2018 @ 12:33am CDT
Oh, so the second head isn't painted on the actual figure. That's good, like this it closer resembles the flip up sight on the original figure. Just more to like.

Emerje
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947186)
Posted by bacem on March 20th, 2018 @ 1:02am CDT
still feels iffy that shockwave don't have knee bend, especially since he looks that good. digging sideswipe more tho.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947199)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 20th, 2018 @ 4:25am CDT
Centaurus Prime wrote:I don't care about the lack of knees, that shockwave figure is the best we've gotten in a long time and I want it


I'm with you on that one. A bummer that the Cyber Battalion line never came out in Canada. I want that Shockwave, but I'm not paying the full price of a leader class figure to get it.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947236)
Posted by Bronzewolf on March 20th, 2018 @ 11:09am CDT
I wonder how well that Shockwave could pull off a gun mode if you flipped his wings down to make a grip... :-?
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947262)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 20th, 2018 @ 2:33pm CDT
Bronzewolf wrote:I wonder how well that Shockwave could pull off a gun mode if you flipped his wings down to make a grip... :-?

Not really possible I'm afraid, the wings that actually fold are quite short and they fold at the edge of the back, meaning they are further apart than you would think.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947267)
Posted by megatronus on March 20th, 2018 @ 2:44pm CDT
Anyone else think that Sideswipe body looks very similar to RTS Scout Windcharger?
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947541)
Posted by Rysquad on March 22nd, 2018 @ 11:39am CDT
Picked up Shockwave yesterday. Still looking for Sideswipe.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947812)
Posted by 1984forever on March 23rd, 2018 @ 5:34pm CDT
Checked 3 Walmarts, each in a different borough, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx... didn’t find anything except a bunch of Titans Return Quakes and Topspins. Gave up, paid scalper price of $49 for Shocky.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947813)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 23rd, 2018 @ 5:36pm CDT
1984forever wrote:Checked 3 Walmarts, each in a different borough, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx... didn’t find anything except a bunch of Titans Return Quakes and Topspins. Gave up, paid scalper price of $49 for Shocky.
Well, no wonder, you gotta check Walgreens not Walmart. ;)
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947848)
Posted by megatronus on March 23rd, 2018 @ 9:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
1984forever wrote:Checked 3 Walmarts, each in a different borough, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx... didn’t find anything except a bunch of Titans Return Quakes and Topspins. Gave up, paid scalper price of $49 for Shocky.
Well, no wonder, you gotta check Walgreens not Walmart. ;)

There are also no Walmarts in New York City-limits, so I'm doubly confused.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947849)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 23rd, 2018 @ 9:26pm CDT
1984forever wrote:Checked 3 Walmarts, each in a different borough, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx... didn’t find anything except a bunch of Titans Return Quakes and Topspins. Gave up, paid scalper price of $49 for Shocky.


Haven't seen either figure on eBay. Actually, I just looked and there's a couple listings for it.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1947937)
Posted by 1984forever on March 24th, 2018 @ 8:12am CDT
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
1984forever wrote:Checked 3 Walmarts, each in a different borough, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx... didn’t find anything except a bunch of Titans Return Quakes and Topspins. Gave up, paid scalper price of $49 for Shocky.
Well, no wonder, you gotta check Walgreens not Walmart. ;)

There are also no Walmarts in New York City-limits, so I'm doubly confused.

Oops, I meant WALGREENS. I also learned that Duane Reade is part of Walgreens, which explains why they had the same exact TR wave as Walgreens.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1948009)
Posted by megatronus on March 24th, 2018 @ 3:18pm CDT
1984forever wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
1984forever wrote:Checked 3 Walmarts, each in a different borough, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx... didn’t find anything except a bunch of Titans Return Quakes and Topspins. Gave up, paid scalper price of $49 for Shocky.
Well, no wonder, you gotta check Walgreens not Walmart. ;)

There are also no Walmarts in New York City-limits, so I'm doubly confused.

Oops, I meant WALGREENS. I also learned that Duane Reade is part of Walgreens, which explains why they had the same exact TR wave as Walgreens.

Yup - Walgreens bought Duane Reade a couple years ago.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1948011)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 24th, 2018 @ 3:34pm CDT
Bronzewolf wrote:I wonder how well that Shockwave could pull off a gun mode if you flipped his wings down to make a grip... :-?


The wings are hinged only in the middle, so it requires some customization.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1948210)
Posted by william-james88 on March 25th, 2018 @ 1:35pm CDT
A lot of fans have wanted a Generations voyager Shockwave for a while, and the new Cyber Battalion Shockwave that just came out (in Taiwan and the US) is really close. But is he close enough? How does he look like in a Classics/Generations collection? Well, hopefully we will answer your questions with this post. Several fans found this toy at Walgreens already (though he is still very sparse and commanding high secondary market prices) and have posted images online. Below you will find images from TF fans LastActionBastard and allew, who posted them on the TFW2005 boards. You can even see a fan made gun mode, which would help fans wondering if such a mode was achievable.
























We also found a pictorial review from Robots78, who posted it on TFW2005's boards, and which you can read below:

Robots78 wrote:I found Cyber Battalion Shockwave tonight at Walgreens and figured I'd post some pics and impressions.

Overall, I like this figure. It has serious problems, but the bot mode has such good presence that I can overlook them.



Let's start with the alt mode. It's a sad "spaceship" where the legs are pressed together to form something reminiscent of Shockwave's classic laser gun barrel, while the chest folds down, the head tucks away and the arms just sort of hang out.









There is a little landing skid under the front that I neglected to fold out, which would lift the front end up a bit.

As we switch modes here, I wanted to point out that the instructions are printed on the back of the box instead of being on a separate piece of paper, and they're MUCH easier to read than the gray-on-gray diagrams we get with Generations figures.



The robot mode is much more successful. This is a great rendition of G1 Shockwave. The sculpt is very faithful to the original, the proportions are nice, and the colors are perfect. The few tampos used are high quality, especially his Decepticon symbol, however the paint on the cyclops eye on my copy was a bit messed up.











Yes, the back of his lower legs are super-hollow, but that and the inside of his forearms are really the only hollow parts, which isn't too bad. His lack of a meaningful alt mode helps him have almost no backpack or other kibble.

Articulation is obviously where these Cyber Battalion figures really come up short, and Shockwave is no exception. The knees do not bend. It sucks, but since in the cartoon Shockwave mainly just stood around around saying "Yes, Lord Megatron", I can deal with it. His knees do swivel. His arms cannot reach back because they run into his backpack wings. But there's enough here to work with to get him into some decent standing poses.

The figure feels nice and solid. Plastics quality is good and he feels very durable. Joints were all good on my copy.

Size-wise, he's about perfect IMO. A solid voyager size that's a bit shorter than my Megatron (Hegemon) and Optimus (MP10-V), and a good counterpart for FoC Soundwave.



Here he is with some other Shockwave figures. The Cyber Battalion figure is far and away the most G1-inspired. He'll be replacing TFP Beast Hunters Shockwave in my CHUG display.



Because of it's limited possibility and weak alt mode, Cyber Battalion Shockwave is certainly not the "total package", and not the voyager-class Shockwave that CHUG collectors have been waiting for. But if you can accept its faults and are content with it pretty much just being a display piece in a relatively-static bot-mode pose, it's a great figure.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1948216)
Posted by Blitzwing is bae on March 25th, 2018 @ 1:47pm CDT
I never realized how small mp10 is!!! >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1948217)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2018 @ 1:48pm CDT
Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron. Shockwave oughta be more like a head shorter than Megatron, like how the MPs size up to each other.

Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1948218)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2018 @ 1:49pm CDT
Blitzwing is bae wrote:I never realized how small mp10 is!!! >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
I believe that's a scaled-down Voyager-sized KO.
Re: In Hand Images of Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Sideswipe Showing Poseability and Alt Modes (1948242)
Posted by Emerje on March 25th, 2018 @ 3:29pm CDT
Went to my only local Walgreens Saturday hoping they'd have him, but all they had was Optimus, Bumblebee, and Jetfire (no Prowl), along with two clone sets, two Triggerhappys, a PotP Jazz and a PotP Slag. I'm a little doubtful they'll get him and Sideswipe with so much Christmas stock still hanging around.

Emerje
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