In Package Look At New Transformers Cyberverse Products For 2020
Friday, December 13th, 2019 12:49pm CSTCategory: Toy News
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In the Battle for Cybertron subline we have Scout Classes: Ramjet and Dead End, each have an action attack and transform into a half way form like other Scout Class figures in the Cyberverse range.
Next we focus on the Warrior Class and aside from Soundwave (which appears to be a repack of his previous Cyberverse release), these are all part of the Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures subline. Here we have a new version of Bumblebee himself, a black repaint of Hot Rod (but still called Hot Rod), a new version of Megatron with a double barreled Fusion Cannon and a mace firing feature (as seen on his scout class release). Then we have the aforementioned Soundwave.
Lastly we have images of Ultra Class Bumblebee, Hot Rod and Clobber. They are all sporting the Energon Armour gimmick.
What do you think of these new images? Anything tempting you to part with your money? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Credit(s): Autobase Aichi blog
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Posted by Immortal Starscream on December 13th, 2019 @ 1:19pm CST
IT'S CLOBBER'N TIME!
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2019 @ 1:28pm CST
Immortal Starscream wrote:poor Lugnut. looks like Hasbro lost the rights to his name. New Tank altmode though does fit well with the character.
IT'S CLOBBER'N TIME!
Actually...thats a female version of lugnut, hence the different name so we could easily get Lugnut to pair the two up at a later date.
Posted by Sabrblade on December 13th, 2019 @ 1:29pm CST
No, that's not Lugnut. Her name is Clobber because Lugnut is not a girl.Immortal Starscream wrote:poor Lugnut. looks like Hasbro lost the rights to his name. New Tank altmode though does fit well with the character.
IT'S CLOBBER'N TIME!
Posted by Immortal Starscream on December 13th, 2019 @ 1:51pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:No, that's not Lugnut. Her name is Clobber because Lugnut is not a girl.Immortal Starscream wrote:poor Lugnut. looks like Hasbro lost the rights to his name. New Tank altmode though does fit well with the character.
IT'S CLOBBER'N TIME!
OOPS lol well, I haven't seen anything past the first few episodes so I didn't know
Posted by bluecatcinema on December 13th, 2019 @ 2:01pm CST
Posted by william-james88 on December 13th, 2019 @ 3:16pm CST
Posted by carytheone on December 13th, 2019 @ 3:17pm CST
Lessnut would be a better name then Clobber as someone is doing some serious cosplay.Immortal Starscream wrote:OOPS lol well, I haven't seen anything past the first few episodes so I didn't knowSabrblade wrote:No, that's not Lugnut. Her name is Clobber because Lugnut is not a girl.
IT'S CLOBBER'N TIME!
Different continuities. This Megatron isn't an Autobot eitherwilliam-james88 wrote:I am surprised nobody talked about Megatron and his double fusion cannon which he ridiculed Tarn for having.
Posted by Zeedust on December 13th, 2019 @ 5:27pm CST
Dead End's faceplate looks pretty cool. Too bad it lost its paint aps. Also too bad the figure's a typical Cyberverse Scout otherwise.
The "Cybertonian Mode" versions of Megs and Bee are pretty clearly retools of their original Warrior-Class toys, right down to having the same gimmicks. Also, I'm not entirely sure where these Cybertronian modes actually came from, given that when the cartoon had flashback scenes set on Cybertron, everyone just anachronistically had their Earth modes. Anyhow, Megatron's looks passable, but Bee looks less like a hovercar and more like they just forgot to give him wheels.
Hot Rod... They were doing so well at not reusing molds (other than Starscream's), and then they did this. Not only does the consensus seem to be that Hot Rod is one of the weakest Warrior designs of the line, but with the Ultra and Deluxe versions on the way, I really can't imagine this less-articulated version in show-inaccurate colors being anyone's first choice. I can't help but feel they could have made a better choice for the recolor, such as a darker version of Deadlock/Drift to evoke the color scheme of his first character model or a Smokescreen or Bluestreak (or Barricade) from Prowl.
Posted by william-james88 on December 13th, 2019 @ 11:41pm CST
I will start by saying this, while these deluxes are the same price point as a Studio Series and WFC deluxe they have as different from either of those as a Studio Series toy is from a WFC toy. It's a different feel and aesthetic. This review is for deluxe Megatron.
In terms of complexity, Megatron is as complex as you can get for a deluxe figure. He feels closer to the 2012 deluxe War for Cybertron (the videogame) Optimus Prime in terms of what the transformation entails. I tend to never look at instructions for Transformers, but with this toy there were some parts that were so unintuitive to anything I had played with before that I needed some directions. This is not a bad thing at all, instead it shows that after a myriad of tank Megatrons, the designers can still come up with fresh transformations. I am happy to finally get a good toy of this cool looking futuristic tank alt mode. It looks like a tank designed by Elon Musk.
The most interesting part of the transformation is how neat the tank parts compact into the robot's back without giving him too bad a backpack. It really feels like the ideal type of transformation to me, where you have the alt mode changing shape to form the robot's mass. That aspect feels a lot like the War for Cybertron (the videogame) deluxe Optimus I compared him to earlier.
The design is great too. This is a near spitting image of the Cyberverse design which itself was based on the Evergreen design that we all thought was awesome. The face is where the cartoony aspect comes in.
He comes with his arm cannon and 2 clear effect parts (along with the build a figure piece). The cannon can be placed in the classic manner on the robot arm but can also be handheld and it can also be held by both his hands to replicate the fusion blast effect from the Ultimate Megatron toy. The effects are both 3mm and 5mm compatible, so you can do whatever you want with them.
The part that differentiates this toy most from Studio Series or Siege, aside from the aesthetic and scale, are the joint types. While this is a very complex toy, the fact that this is still the kid cartoon line seems to honour the tradition of ball joints. They give great movement but they also make the toy feel very much like a toy. Limbs can be more easily removed if excessive force is applied (rather than breaking) and there can be some looseness. Mine can hold poses well, as you can see, but they do feel a bit loose depending on which direction you move the legs and arms. The ball joints do give him a lot of articulation though. He also have wrist, ankle and waist articulation.
Overall, I came for the design and stayed for the involved and new transformation. In terms of value, I feel we are getting something comparable to other deluxes asking the same price, like Siege Prowl, and that's before I consider the Build A Figure piece which I always feel should be a bonus and not something that influences the price. Here, it's more of an incentive to buy the whole line, which I am fine with.
People have been calling these small deluxes, but the size seems rather average to me, I will leave you with some comparisons.
Posted by Drift082111 on December 14th, 2019 @ 12:47am CST
Posted by william-james88 on December 14th, 2019 @ 1:25pm CST
Posted by william-james88 on December 14th, 2019 @ 2:35pm CST
I will start by saying this, while these deluxes are the same price point as a Studio Series and WFC deluxe they are as different from either of those as a Studio Series toy is from a WFC toy. It's a different feel and aesthetic. This review is for Optimus Prime. This toy is a third more expensive than the simplified warrior class Prime and it is twice as good. But that still doesn't say much and I will admit, while this is very much a traditional deluxe fans are accustomed to, I think it still falls a little short.
We've had deluxe Primes before, and this one won't join any of my top lists. While he is faaaar more articulated than the Prime we got in RID, his design is just the standard G1 Prime. You already know how the legs will transform. Then again, now that I think of it, when it comes to deluxe G1 Primes, this might be the best one. It's not like the competition is fierce. He isn't anywhere near as good as the WFC deluxe Prime we got from 2010 though, when just thinking about deluxe class Primes.
The robot mode is far better than the cab mode. While the cab mode is better than many recent primes (POTP or anything else from Cyberverse), it is still filled with gaps. The base of the cab mode is quite an eyesore with these protruding hinges that make it look like he has a snow plow attached.
The Transformation for his upper body is fine. The way they handle the front wheels folding away is something I found new for Prime and I do like the added step of the headlights folding away, but that's as far as it gets for ingenuity. At least there's no cheating with fake parts. It's a good looking robot mode though. The back is nice and neat with some nice added detail and weapon storage. His deco is great. There is a lot of minutia with the front of the truck and the feet. I also love that blue plastic for the legs. I would have really loved them to paint those forearm triangles yellow though.
I like that the chest opens to reveal the matrix and that you can use the effect part as either coming from his blaster or from his chest. Speaking of the effect part, it's compatible with other effects from Siege and even with 5mm holes.
In the end, he definitely deserves that deluxe label. Compared to Siege Prowl for instance, he has a as much if not more parts (Prime felt slightly more complex), more paint apps (though the amount of paint is probably the same), two combining effect parts and even a build a figure piece. We all paid a similar price for less than what we are getting here but small Optimus Prime toys were never really my bag and I don't think this one knocks it out of the park. I will leave you now with some size comparisons with other deluxe figures.
Posted by Sabrblade on December 14th, 2019 @ 2:43pm CST
Posted by Quantum Surge on December 14th, 2019 @ 2:50pm CST
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 14th, 2019 @ 3:23pm CST
@Quantumsurge prime might off if they had plans to do voyager Class toys in this line but as they seem to be sticking to this size, you can't blame them for including a heavy hitter in the line up like Optimus and Megs.
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on December 14th, 2019 @ 8:06pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on December 14th, 2019 @ 11:15pm CST
Funny you should mention that...BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:With that double fusion cannon, I can't help but think that Tarn might come from a retool of that Megatron figure. Would be kind of funny for that sadistic zealot to get a figure in a relatively kiddy toyline
Posted by bacem on December 15th, 2019 @ 12:15am CST
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on December 15th, 2019 @ 10:01am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Funny you should mention that...BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:With that double fusion cannon, I can't help but think that Tarn might come from a retool of that Megatron figure. Would be kind of funny for that sadistic zealot to get a figure in a relatively kiddy toyline
These are either really freaky coincidences, or we're about to get an official Tarn figure that isn't $300.
Posted by william-james88 on December 15th, 2019 @ 1:42pm CST
bacem wrote:First off, thank you william, for the review so far. Looking at the review, i actually looking forward more to the video review, particularly megatron. As someone who values transformation so much it could become a deal maker/breaker, the way you describes megatron's transformation makes me really curious how it actually goes.
Thanks, working on shockwave now. Usually, we don't news a review once we have our own but since a video review would indeed offer fans something worthwhile, we'll news it when one comes up. I do look forward to you seeing the transformation, it definitely stumped me, especially how the arms are supposed to be positioned. Usually with tank-formers, they go the easy way with either a H Tank with obvious limb placement or the type we've gotten with megs so far where the legs to at the bottom and the arms go on top (Siege Impactor is the latest to do that one). But this guy gives us something really new. Also, I found it pretty genius how they use the tank panels to cover up what would look like hollowness in the legs (something Impactor did not do).
Shockwave should be up soon.