Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Friday, July 27th, 2018 9:42am CDT

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The Cyberverse line is out in full now across several countries but unlike most cartoon centered Transformers toylines preceding it, the excitement just isn't there. A lot of that has to do with the fans simply not knowing what this line entails. When it was first revealed the toys that seemed to have the most potential were Warrior Shockwave, Scout Megatron and Ultimate Megatron. Warrior Shockwave turned out to be ok (though not great), Scout Megatron turned out to be a major let down (not being able to fully transform) and now we will see about Ultimate Megatron.

I will cut to the chase, he is fine for kids, much better than the simpler toys of this size from Robots in Disguise, but still just a shadow of the great toy it could be. And it wouldn't need so much more. He reminds me a lot of Leader Animated Megatron in a way, with the similar aesthetics and decent yet simple transformation that efficiently gives you two good looking modes. It also reminds me of the Cybertron line where the robot is fully made up of the alt mode parts yet we see different sides of the same part to give the two modes different details. I love those two lines, so this is high praise, but the toy falls short mostly due to lack of crucial articulation and intrusive gimmick.

Now let's get to it.

We get the toy in robot mode and my instinct is to try posing him. That's where the problems start and where the interest starts sinking fast. For a big figure, he does not have much more articulation than a very basic toy. There is no articulation at the neck, bicep, elbow, wrist and no thing swivel. You cannot even move the cannon out of the way to see his other fist. So the static pose is his main stance, though you are welcome to try other poses.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

The gimmick gives him another stance where you bring the arms together (this is the same transformation step for getting him into tank mode) where you can press a button and flip out to cannon. This makes it look like the cannon is firing and while we did see stock photos of this, there is no lock in mechanism so you can only keep seeing this effect when you keep pressing.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Turning him into a tank is easy and I am sure I have seen this transformation elsewhere (titanium Fallen?) But I didn't mind. For a simpler toy, it has some nice steps, especially the feet. It's a simple but elegant way to get from his lower leg into his full tank treads.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

I can see a young kid really enjoying this transformation. It's easy but very blocky, like one of the simpler Cybertron toys. And in tank mode, all the parts that made up the robot are flipped so you see new detail for the tank mode. The tank looks great, I have no issues with it, and unlike some other tank Transformers, you can't make out the fists as easily even though there is no extra step to hide them.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

This is easily the better mode for me. The gimmick makes more sense here, it rolls and basically get the job done as well as I would expect for any tank former. Its got a nice meaty size too, especially height wise.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron

So in the end, this is a major step up from the Power Surge and three step figures from Robots in Disguise, so that’s good news for kids. However, it is not on par with leader toys from the Cybertron era though I do see some similarities in the design to what we got in the Animated and Cybertron leaders. This can be the basis for a much better toy, but as it stands I do not recommend him to collectors.


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Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1974526)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 27th, 2018 @ 10:18am CDT
Doesn't look like a very good toy at all to me. Simplistic is fine but it's just terrible looking in sculpt, shape and design. And that face is horrendous.

(though I'm not massively fond of that Cybertron Prime or Animated Megatron and I've owned both those...not intentionally but as parts of large lots so yeah this figure was never gonna be for me.)
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1974549)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 27th, 2018 @ 11:02am CDT
Universe Galvatron also had a similar transformation of treads to legs...yet also made it more complicated due to his issues.
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1974589)
Posted by MrBlack on July 27th, 2018 @ 1:19pm CDT
Looks like a good kids toy. A decent look overall, simple transformation, and a relatively unobtrusive gimmick. My kids don't care about articulation (and neither did I as a young'un) so this should be fine for them.
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1974825)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 28th, 2018 @ 4:40pm CDT
Honestly, this toyline is not looking good, the lack of articulation for poorly executed gimmicks, the gimmicks titled with cringe-worthy attacks...
I finally realized what these toys remind me of! You remember those Fast Action Battlers from '07?
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Tell me I'm not the only one seeing how this line is mimicking the FAB toys. Like, more so than the usually kid aimed Transformers sub-lines (One-step Changers, Activators, Deployers, etc.). Like statically, they don't look horrible, but then when you get into the articulation and gimmick, oh boy.
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1974826)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 28th, 2018 @ 4:52pm CDT
So here in the UK, the argos catalogue is out with all the cyberverse lines accounted for except scout class...which may actually be a good thing. £15.99 for warrior class, £20.99 for ultra and £29.99 for ultimate. Still on the fence about warrior shockwave but I think I may crack and get him.
Link for those interested:
http://www.argos.co.uk/search/transformers-cyberverse/
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1974828)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 28th, 2018 @ 5:06pm CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:Honestly, this toyline is not looking good, the lack of articulation for poorly executed gimmicks, the gimmicks titled with cringe-worthy attacks...
I finally realized what these toys remind me of! You remember those Fast Action Battlers from '07?
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Tell me I'm not the only one seeing how this line is mimicking the FAB toys. Like, more so than the usually kid aimed Transformers sub-lines (One-step Changers, Activators, Deployers, etc.). Like statically, they don't look horrible, but then when you get into the articulation and gimmick, oh boy.


I think you hit the nail right on the head there. 2007 and RotF Fast Action Battlers, AoE Power Battlers/Attackers have the same principle. So they're Warrior Class in name only.
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1974858)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 28th, 2018 @ 7:57pm CDT


Here's a video review of Ultimate Megs to check out
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1975001)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 29th, 2018 @ 5:49am CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:Honestly, this toyline is not looking good, the lack of articulation for poorly executed gimmicks, the gimmicks titled with cringe-worthy attacks...
I finally realized what these toys remind me of! You remember those Fast Action Battlers from '07?
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Tell me I'm not the only one seeing how this line is mimicking the FAB toys. Like, more so than the usually kid aimed Transformers sub-lines (One-step Changers, Activators, Deployers, etc.). Like statically, they don't look horrible, but then when you get into the articulation and gimmick, oh boy.

They're much better than this hunk of petroleum they call Megatron.
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1975008)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2018 @ 6:12am CDT
There's high chances that I'll be skipping this line entirely. Even for Shockwave. Space is becoming damn limited and I have some new non-TF interest rising like a tidal wave right now.
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1975243)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 29th, 2018 @ 11:35pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:There's high chances that I'll be skipping this line entirely. Even for Shockwave. Space is becoming damn limited and I have some new non-TF interest rising like a tidal wave right now.

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Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1975718)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 31st, 2018 @ 7:56pm CDT
I feel that other reviewers have missed key details on Warrior Class Starscream and frankly have the wrong attitude about the figure.

Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1975766)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 1st, 2018 @ 2:11am CDT
Is that the one without knees though?
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1975780)
Posted by william-james88 on August 1st, 2018 @ 6:01am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Is that the one without knees though?

Precisely
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1975808)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 1st, 2018 @ 9:33am CDT
Maybe Hasbro heard all the "G1 With Knees" complaints, and so for this figure they went "Okay, here you go. No knees!" :P
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1975827)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 1st, 2018 @ 10:27am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Maybe Hasbro heard all the "G1 With Knees" complaints, and so for this figure they went "Okay, here you go. No knees!" :P

:lol: sounds it
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1976290)
Posted by william-james88 on August 3rd, 2018 @ 1:43pm CDT
Fans have decided by now if this line is for them or not. However, many fans are also parents and this line may interest your kids. Due to the very little attention given to this toyline by the youtube community, there have not been a variety of toy reviews done for all classes. The first video review for Transformers Cyberverse Grimlock was just uploaded yesterday. Since these toys are all gimmick based, these reviews can give you a good look at the actual gimmick and help you figure out if this would be a good toy for yourself or your kids.

Below you will find video reviews for all Scout class toys including Megatron, Starscream, Grimlock and Bumblebee. As you will see, those toys do not fully transform. Their gimmick remained largely unknown so this is our first good look at a few of them.

There are also videos for Ultra class Grimlock, Bumblebee and Starscream.

Enjoy!










Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1976415)
Posted by Emerje on August 3rd, 2018 @ 11:41pm CDT
Saw these for the first time at Target today. I didn't expect the Scouts to be so tiny, I was thinking they'd be closer to Legends size, not Legion. $8 is asking way, way, WAY too much for tiny figures that don't even transform properly.

Emerje
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1976507)
Posted by gantzrunner on August 4th, 2018 @ 3:00pm CDT
Saw these at the store. Look like KOs to me. Supposedly made for younger kids, but they don't look like they will hold up. Price point seems high as well given how simplified they are.
Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1976537)
Posted by notsoalex on August 4th, 2018 @ 7:34pm CDT
Amazon.com has new listings for the never-before-seen Cyberverse Wave 2 One-Step Changers! Thankfully, they also have new stock photos to see these guys! They include Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Starscream. as you can see, these are new molds compared to wave 1, meaning they are more accurate to their show models (well, promotional pics as of late).

ONE STEP CHANGERS
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Amazon.com also has new listings for the Wave 2 Attackers (previously called Scout Class) and Ultra Class. These use the Seinfield names that were used in old listings. These also have new stock photos (except for Attacker Optimus).

ATTACKER CLASS
Optimus Prime (Peterson)

Slipstream (Estelle)
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Windblade (Elaine)
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ULTRA CLASS
Shockwave (Krammer)
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Shadow Striker (Susie)
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Re: Pictorial Review for Cyberverse Ultimate Megatron (1976543)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 4th, 2018 @ 8:07pm CDT
Well, that takes care of some of the unknown listings. :lol:

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