Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Sunday, December 15th, 2019 2:58pm CST

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The new deluxe Cyberverse toys are by far the toy which fans are most curious about. We all know more or less what to expect from more toys from the Studio Series or War for Cybertron Trilogy line but this is completely new.

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 Shockwave. Now, right off the bat my first impression was that he was far less interesting than the other two, but there is a good reason for that: he already had a decent toy. Megatron and Optimus are both infinitely better than whatever else you can get in that scale in that line, but Shockwave had several good toys, in whatever scale you wanted. Unlike all other warrior class toys, his warrior figure did actually feel worthwhile. The fact that the spider tank needs him to have crucial articulation like knees and elbows made him leagues better than any other warrior figure.

So now we have this deluxe which costs a third more and the big question for me was, is he a third better? The short answer is objectively yes. As you will see in the images below, he is gorgeously painted on all sides, which really helps in the tank mode. He has way more articulation like ankles, head, waist and a wrist. He has lots of accessories, like a nicely painted gun (a way cooler gun than any other weapon to come with any deluxe this year), two clear effect parts that can combine and a removable clear plastic tube attached to a gun hand that you can insert above his hand. Meaning that unlike many other Shockwaves we got recently, you can give him either two hands or have one be a gun hand. So yeah, he has a lot more to offer. Oh yeah, he also comes with a leg to build Maccadam, but that's a bonus I will write about in another article.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

In terms of complexity, objectively he has a lot of steps. He has more steps than the new Studio Series deluxe Soundwave (is also bigger, more articulated, and has more accessories) for instance, if anyone cares about value comparisons between two new toys that cost the same. But the conversion is nothing special. Not only because it's a very straightforward transformation due to how obvious the limb placement is, but also because it's the same transformation we got for the warrior Shockwave. It's more refined, of course, like now you completely replace robot hands with spider tank feet (adding 4 steps to the transformation per arm), but it's still the same brush strokes arriving at a similar alt mode.

Speaking of the alt mode, while the deco is way better than the previous toys we got for this designs (and I do like the front spider feet), I think the warrior looks better. The big cannon is more central while it's too far back on this deluxe. It makes the tank look more on the long side rather than being a more symmetrical X shape. Even though they go more out of their way to make the alt mode different than the robot mode, even so much as adding extra antenna for the tank face to differentiate it from the robot mode chest, the fact that the cannon is smaller makes it look more like the robot on all fours.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Speaking of the cannon, which also fits over the hand, the clear tube connected to it is rather rigid. So it isn't easy to pose. It will revert to whichever pose has it in a relaxed position. This really hurts poseability in robot mode since the gun arm will not keep a bent elbow due to the wire being rigid. Speaking of accessories, his effect parts are compatible with 3mm and 5 mm ports so you can use them for Siege figures too.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

You can remove the tube and gun arm for robot mode and it still looks great. The deco helps a lot of course, and he has all the articulation you'd want, but my favourite part is the backpack. Not only can it serve as a place to post his cool gun when hes not using it, but the G1 callback is great. Especially the sculpted circle at the base of it.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

In the end, he looks great, feels great and has some really nice accessories. Not a fan of the alt mode, but that is par for the course with Shockwave toys and I knew what I signed up for. He's worth a Siege deluxe price point, more so than I feel the Siege leader is worth his price point, so take that as you will. And now I will leave you with some size comparisons to other deluxe toys.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse


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Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047037)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 15th, 2019 @ 7:49pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
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.


Call me the post office because I'm gonna deliver
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047039)
Posted by STngAR on December 15th, 2019 @ 7:55pm CST
Im not collecting the Cyberverse line but I like the blast effects that are coming with them. Wish they would sell just a blast effects set.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047041)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 15th, 2019 @ 8:03pm CST
i hope this is a thing they will do with all the cyberverse characters, you know make them fully transformable and articulated less gimmicky
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047060)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 15th, 2019 @ 9:27pm CST
Dang those deluxes look good. Nice reviews Will!

Also, shame Clobber is basically a 3-step. I might still get her though
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047126)
Posted by bacem on December 16th, 2019 @ 7:16pm CST
Just watched chuck's review on separate thread
(https://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/chuck-s-reviews-transformers-cyberverse-deluxe-class-megatron-p2047118.php#p2047118)

I now do want this figure. The transformation, while simple, is interesting enough and looks fun to do. I like how the panels folded up, and i like how the effect can attack on his back like a thruster. The balljoint issue is not a problem, nail polish can fix that easily. Will definitely getting this guy.
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047129)
Posted by william-james88 on December 16th, 2019 @ 8:12pm CST
bacem wrote:Just watched chuck's review on separate thread
(https://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/chuck-s-reviews-transformers-cyberverse-deluxe-class-megatron-p2047118.php#p2047118)

I now do want this figure. The transformation, while simple, is interesting enough and looks fun to do. I like how the panels folded up, and i like how the effect can attack on his back like a thruster. The balljoint issue is not a problem, nail polish can fix that easily. Will definitely getting this guy.


Yeah man, that transformation is why I wanted to share as much as I could of this toy with you. While not overly complex (I mean, it's a deluxe) it was still something very new that I had not experienced before.
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047131)
Posted by william-james88 on December 16th, 2019 @ 8:18pm CST
As I wrote in the site's pictorial review, the big selling factor for the new deluxe Megatron from Cyberverse was the transformation. However, pictures can only go so far, so fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 has a video review for us where you can now see the transformation I was talking about. Chuck believes this to be the best deluxe Megatron we have ever gotten, and I look forward to more fans getting these to debate whether that's true or not. You'll let us know what you think based on what you have seen so far.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Megatron is a part of the new for 2020 Transformers Cyberverse Deluxe Class line. As many collectors have said, these are the Cyberverse figures they've been waiting for. Megatron features an involved, intuitive transformation that becomes second nature after a few go-rounds. This is by far the best Deluxe Class Megatron figure I've ever handled and highly, highly recommend it.


Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047132)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 16th, 2019 @ 8:21pm CST
bacem wrote:Just watched chuck's review on separate thread
(https://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/chuck-s-reviews-transformers-cyberverse-deluxe-class-megatron-p2047118.php#p2047118)

I now do want this figure. The transformation, while simple, is interesting enough and looks fun to do. I like how the panels folded up, and i like how the effect can attack on his back like a thruster. The balljoint issue is not a problem, nail polish can fix that easily. Will definitely getting this guy.


The backpack is what really made me go whoa. Three different points to secure it in place.
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047161)
Posted by autobot00 on December 17th, 2019 @ 12:04pm CST
megatron, optimus and shockwave are being sold through google shopping by hasbro toy shop for 19.99 with 20% off

megatron
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... 6631263938

shockwave
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... 171,prmr:3

optimus
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... 9522416837
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047163)
Posted by william-james88 on December 17th, 2019 @ 12:51pm CST
hey autobot00, it says product can not be found
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047178)
Posted by autobot00 on December 17th, 2019 @ 3:14pm CST
odd, i just clicked all 3 links and they worked. I even copied them to another web browser.

this one displays optimus and megatron
https://www.google.com/search?output=se ... 6617066153

alternatively if you go to google.com/shopping and search "Transformers Toys Cyberverse Deluxe Class" it should take you to megatron and optimus
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047179)
Posted by autobot00 on December 17th, 2019 @ 3:16pm CST
autobot00 wrote:odd, i just clicked all 3 links and they worked. I even copied them to another web browser.

this one displays optimus and megatron
https://www.google.com/search?output=se ... 6617066153

alternatively if you go to google.com/shopping and search "Transformers Toys Cyberverse Deluxe Class" it should take you to megatron and optimus



heres a screenshot
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047183)
Posted by carytheone on December 17th, 2019 @ 3:30pm CST
autobot00 wrote:odd, i just clicked all 3 links and they worked. I even copied them to another web browser.

this one displays optimus and megatron
https://www.google.com/search?output=se ... 6617066153

alternatively if you go to google.com/shopping and search "Transformers Toys Cyberverse Deluxe Class" it should take you to megatron and optimus
The links worked just fine for me. Might be a different country issue. I know I've clicked retail links intended for other countries and received "not available" messages before getting redirected to the US URL.

What I couldn't figure out or didn't see was the 20% off part. Does that require a coupon code or is that specific to you? I ask because Google Shopping has offered "just me" discount promos before.
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047187)
Posted by autobot00 on December 17th, 2019 @ 3:59pm CST
carytheone wrote:
autobot00 wrote:odd, i just clicked all 3 links and they worked. I even copied them to another web browser.

this one displays optimus and megatron
https://www.google.com/search?output=se ... 6617066153

alternatively if you go to google.com/shopping and search "Transformers Toys Cyberverse Deluxe Class" it should take you to megatron and optimus
The links worked just fine for me. Might be a different country issue. I know I've clicked retail links intended for other countries and gotten "not available" messages before getting redirected to the US URL.

What I couldn't figure out or didn't see was the 20% off part. Does that require a coupon code or is that specific to you? I ask because Google Shopping has offered "just me" discount promos before.


code: HOLIDAY19 got me the 20% off, check out my screenshot
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047189)
Posted by carytheone on December 17th, 2019 @ 4:18pm CST
autobot00 wrote:
carytheone wrote:
autobot00 wrote:odd, i just clicked all 3 links and they worked. I even copied them to another web browser.

this one displays optimus and megatron
https://www.google.com/search?output=se ... 6617066153

alternatively if you go to google.com/shopping and search "Transformers Toys Cyberverse Deluxe Class" it should take you to megatron and optimus
The links worked just fine for me. Might be a different country issue. I know I've clicked retail links intended for other countries and gotten "not available" messages before getting redirected to the US URL.

What I couldn't figure out or didn't see was the 20% off part. Does that require a coupon code or is that specific to you? I ask because Google Shopping has offered "just me" discount promos before.
code: HOLIDAY19 got me the 20% off, check out my screenshot
Cool, thanks. I'm going see what kind of trouble I can get into ;)^
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047204)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 17th, 2019 @ 6:50pm CST
Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian autobot00, we have news that the new Transformers Cyberverse deluxe class figures are available through Google shopping. The deluxe class figures are available for the retail price of $19.99 right now, and they are provided for by Hasbro Toy Shop. The figures come complete with free shipping, and there is even a coupon for 20% off the order. The code for this coupon is Holiday19.

All 4 of the deluxes, which consist of Bumblebee, Megatron, Shockwave, and Optimus Prime, are available.

Head on over to the links below, and pick up your Cyberverse deluxes now! And once you have, let us know that you have and then let us know what you think of them once they arrive!

Megatron
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... 6631263938

Shockwave
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... 171,prmr:3

Optimus
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... 9522416837

Bumblebee
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... IQmsYDCJ8B

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Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047216)
Posted by autobot00 on December 17th, 2019 @ 7:37pm CST
Bumble bee is on there too. I didnt order him but I did come across him. If u search transformers cyberverse deluxe it should come up.
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047218)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 17th, 2019 @ 7:50pm CST
autobot00 wrote:Bumble bee is on there too. I didnt order him but I did come across him. If u search transformers cyberverse deluxe it should come up.

Really? I looked and could not find him, got a link?

And I just ordered the other 3 too
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047222)
Posted by SiegeFan on December 17th, 2019 @ 7:53pm CST
I'm so confused now when I thought I was certain... Just to check, in the UK at least we have 'ultra class' and these deluxes look to be a very similar size. Is that what these are?
Re: Pictorial Review for Deluxe Shockwave from Transformers Cyberverse (2047224)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 17th, 2019 @ 7:59pm CST
SiegeFan wrote:I'm so confused now when I thought I was certain... Just to check, in the UK at least we have 'ultra class' and these deluxes look to be a very similar size. Is that what these are?

No, these Deluxes are standard Siege-level deluxes.

also found Bumblebee and ordered him

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