In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe
Friday, March 16th, 2018 10:56pm CDTCategory: Toy News
Posted by: william-james88 Views: 13,562
Looking at it compared to Prowl, we see that the sculpts are very different and they mainly share the abdominal/pelvic area. The transformation is identical though. And while the head is a very faithful G1 Sideswipe head, the way the chest protrudes is more in tune with G1 Override.
For those not in the know, these are very basic toys upscaled to the voyager class. Just to help fans understand what these toys are all about, these are very simple toys, with minimal articulation and a lot of hollow parts (same amount of plastic as a deluxe would have but stretched out to make a voyager). They are very brickish, similar to G1 toys but only in regards to articulation joints. If you like simpler toys and have young kids, then this might be up your alley.
But if you are expecting anything close to a deluxe class toy (in voyager scale), then this probably wont satisfy you. We have added a video review below of the previous toy to use this transformation, Prowl, for you to get a best sense as to what these toys are all about. Especially since there is a chance that Shockwave and Sideswipe will not come out in the US, and thus may be more costly to import.
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Posted by william-james88 on March 18th, 2018 @ 9:46pm CDT
SurgeOpressor wrote:I'm about 45min outside San Francisco, CA.
Shockwave UPC 63050964914
Sideswipe UPC 63050964913
They only had one pair and rang up at $17.99 each.
We see comparisons to both voyager Megatron from Titans Return and Classics' deluxe Starscream. We also see a very telling shot of the back which shows very hollow limbs and confirms the lack of knees and poseability.
Of course, this is because these are voyager sized toys priced as deluxes aimed at kids who want bigger toys that aren't too complicated.
So now, knowing these won't need to be imported, will any of you be going to your Walgreens? Also, as you can tell, we still do not have many images of these toys so if any of you find your hands on these toys, please post several images on thes boards, including images of the alt mode and images that showcase the kind of poses you can do.
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 18th, 2018 @ 10:03pm CDT
Posted by Rated X on March 18th, 2018 @ 10:17pm CDT
Posted by Hotconvoy on March 18th, 2018 @ 10:38pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Im feeling it. And the inevitable shapways knee joints are a given. Maybe leg and arm fillers too. Now all we need is a voyager soundwave and blaster with cassettes that dont suck.
Yes, and yes please.
PLEASE Hasbro PLEASE make them
Posted by Mkall on March 18th, 2018 @ 10:42pm CDT
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Posted by Emerje on March 19th, 2018 @ 8:43am CDT
Targetmaster Kup wrote:Since when is Cyber Battalion part of Generations?
Posted by william-james88 on March 19th, 2018 @ 10:17pm CDT
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
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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.
Posted by Bronzewolf on March 20th, 2018 @ 11:09am CDT
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.
Posted by megatronus on March 20th, 2018 @ 2:44pm CDT