In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe

In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe

Friday, March 16th, 2018 10:56pm CDT

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赛博坦之声88 on Weibo has uploaded new images for the Cyber Battalion subline of Generations. We previously had images of Shockwave along with artwork for Sideswipe and now we finally have our first look at the Sideswipe toy in hand.

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.

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe

Transformers News: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe


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Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1946649)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 17th, 2018 @ 1:28am CDT
they look like mold mates
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1946658)
Posted by Emerje on March 17th, 2018 @ 5:42am CDT
Pretty sure the only car parts that are different are the roof (feet), bottom of the doors (arms), and front of the car (chest) as well. No complaint here, it's probably the best mold in the line. It really just needs bicep and hip swivels to be a proper looking Voyager, but for the price I can accept that they're missing. I'm going to keep Prowl with UW Devastator once I get around to setting up a proper display (my goal for April) since they look good together. If Sideswipe happens to show up here I might buy one, though his size doesn't really fit with anything else.

Emerje
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1946704)
Posted by Short Circuit on March 17th, 2018 @ 1:08pm CDT
Did you guys mean Omnibot Overdrive? Override is a motorcycle. :lol:
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1946971)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 18th, 2018 @ 8:56pm CDT
Now that i live next to a Walgreens, I'm hoping that that Sideswipe will make his way to my area. I would kind of like to pick him up.
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1946982)
Posted by william-james88 on March 18th, 2018 @ 9:46pm CDT
Good news for those hoping the new Shockwave and Sideswipe toys find their way to the US. They are now being found at Wallgreens, at two per case. They were found in California, near San Francisco by SurgeOpressor, who reported this on the TFW2005 boards. He also showed the UPC codes and took images of Shockwave in his robot mode to give a sense of scale.

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.

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Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1946990)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 18th, 2018 @ 10:03pm CDT
The aesthetics of that shockwave makes for a nice sit in for the generations collection until we get something more proper, if we get something more proper
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1946995)
Posted by Rated X on March 18th, 2018 @ 10:17pm CDT
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.
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1947001)
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 :-(
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1947003)
Posted by Mkall on March 18th, 2018 @ 10:42pm CDT
He looks pretty decent. I'm still hoping we'll get a proper full articulation one in the soon to come Cybertron War line in 2019.
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1947005)
Posted by Zeedust on March 18th, 2018 @ 11:26pm CDT
That is a nice-looking Shockwave. Too bad it'll never show up at my local Walgreens since the Primes and Bumblebees there are gonna be on that shelf 'til the end of time.
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1947021)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on March 19th, 2018 @ 2:10am CDT
Since when is Cyber Battalion part of Generations?
Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1947050)
Posted by Emerje on March 19th, 2018 @ 8:43am CDT
Targetmaster Kup wrote:Since when is Cyber Battalion part of Generations?

Since always.

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Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1947167)
Posted by william-james88 on March 19th, 2018 @ 10:17pm CDT
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

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Re: In Hand Images of Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (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 Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (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 Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (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 Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (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 Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (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 Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (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 Transformers Generations Cyber Battalion Sideswipe (1947267)
Posted by megatronus on March 20th, 2018 @ 2:44pm CDT
Anyone else think that Sideswipe body looks very similar to RTS Scout Windcharger?

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