Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 10:33pm CDT

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At the very first reveal of the Cyberverse toyline, Scout Megatron seemed a winner. Especially since he seemed like a better option at first for a Scout sized G1 Megatron than the simplistic Authentics version.

However, any excitement soon died down when we realized something several fans are still coming to terms with: he does not fully transform. In fact none of the scout class Transformers in this line transform fully. They go from robot to mid transformation. But it could work right? Maybe? Well let's see.

So firstly, looking at the robot mode I will admit that it looks fine. He looks the part and there is some paint to convey the details, but that's basically it in terms of positives. The articulation is lacking since the all you get are the 4 articulation points of the most basic Stars Wars figures. So only a static pose works here.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

While fans have called these action masters (for reasons we will get into soon), I think the best comparison would be to the Jumpstarters since they are also very limited in articulation and are centered around a gimmick with an overly simple transformation that doesn't result in anything I would call a decent alt mode.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Now, for "transformation", all you do is have him in a sitting pose and unfold the legs and there you go!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

What I find saddest of all here is that the tank treads don't even look good. It turns out the tank tread detail we see in robot mode is only for the robot mode and the actual tank treads are on the flip side, which looks like inner bot detail. I was wondering if there was a way to rotate the flap and see the other side instead, which looks more the part, but no.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

You do get an action feature where you can turn the torso, which locks, and then squeeze his tank treads to have him spin and flip out his energy mace. I will admit, it works fine. If you know what you are getting into, then this toy does the job it promises to do (flip out a mace) but I don't see why that would be more important for a Transformers toy to do than actually transform.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

At least the package art makes this look kinda cool:

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron

In the end, I do not recommend this toy, especially not when it is about $10 ($4-$5 would make more sense for how limiting the play options are). Your young kids are better off with one steps, which at least give them a Transformers experience, no matter how simple, where you at least get the notion of two toys in one.


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Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973832)
Posted by X3ROhour on July 24th, 2018 @ 10:55pm CDT
weak sauce
sad, garbage, barely a transformer
heck,
its barely a friggin Happy Meal toy.

the whole line seems steeped in warm crap.

usually i hold my judgement for more input and info,
but...
COME ON!!!!

on the upside...
my wallet can take a breather
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973835)
Posted by DISCHARGE on July 24th, 2018 @ 11:26pm CDT
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Seeing them in person, they are indeed covered in weak sauce
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973842)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 25th, 2018 @ 1:24am CDT
Z3ROhour wrote:weak sauce
sad, garbage, barely a transformer
heck,
its barely a friggin Happy Meal toy.

the whole line seems steeped in warm crap.

usually i hold my judgement for more input and info,
but...
COME ON!!!!

on the upside...
my wallet can take a breather

happymeal toy was my first thought
i dont think happymeal toys are this horrible
as for gimmick all i see is a sad attempt at one
hasbro execs must think kids are stupid to by into a transformer that half transforms
this is below even 1 or 2 step transformers this is like half step
and its an insult to jumpsarters to even try to compare it
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973844)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 25th, 2018 @ 1:37am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
TulioDude wrote:Sorry william-james88,but I agree with the other guys on this topic.There's no way you will get me to agree that Cyberverse is better than the Cyber Battalion one.

I prfer the simple spaceship resembling his G1 gun mode,than a walking on all fours mode.

I dont think its the worst toy ever,but the way you trash the Cyber battalion is baffling to me.


Have you guys handled the cyber battalion toys? Or tried posing them? That line is incredibly lacking. For the same price, we get the Ultra shockwave which seems to have as much quality as the Prime Voyager from a few years back with similar articulation. I am equally baffled by those preffering a budget line upscaled toy specifically made for developping countries.

Plus, looking at the alt mode, neither are great, but at least the exposed limbs for cyberverse are the limbs of the tank rather than the arms in the cyber battalion doing nothing.

I also find it incredibly belittling and immature of people in this thread to present hyperbolic images of people in weird poses when the alt mode (while admittedly not the best) is an actual legit thing

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And one we already had in Transformers

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I am not saying this toy is great, but it will do the job fine and I think it will do a better job than the cyber battalion if only due to the better articulation and less hollow/light feel

You guys can be the judge when you get them in hand. In any case, I already made my top 5 Shockwave list and neither seem good enough to replace any entries.

if they made that shockwave look like any of those sure, but it doesnt come close
instead it barely transforms into an attempt at one
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973849)
Posted by Nexus Knight on July 25th, 2018 @ 3:01am CDT
Z3ROhour wrote:weak sauce
sad, garbage, barely a transformer
heck,
its barely a friggin Happy Meal toy.


Having once owned the entire line of the transforming Transformers: Animated Happy Meal toys, they had more play value than what I see here.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973857)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 25th, 2018 @ 4:45am CDT
I may just buy the Ultra Shockwave from this whole line.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973858)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 25th, 2018 @ 4:53am CDT
Thanks will for taking one for the team and actually buying one of the scout class (you did only buy one right?) I think the scouts are a step backwards but if kids buy them, what can we do? Though if kids don't buy them then maybe the design team will go back to the drawing board and either just make the scouts more affordable fully transforming figures (for the right price simplistic transformations would be acceptable)
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973880)
Posted by Giant Purple Griffin on July 25th, 2018 @ 8:21am CDT
I assumed the half-transformed battle mode was just that, not that it was the only alt-mode. I'm usually pretty easy to please, but I just don't get the thought process behind these at all.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973884)
Posted by william-james88 on July 25th, 2018 @ 8:52am CDT
Giant Purple Griffin wrote:I assumed the half-transformed battle mode was just that, not that it was the only alt-mode. I'm usually pretty easy to please, but I just don't get the thought process behind these at all.


Yeah, many of us assumed that, but sadly its not the case for any of these scout figures. They even made art for that funky alt mode:

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ZeroWolf wrote:Thanks will for taking one for the team and actually buying one of the scout class (you did only buy one right?)


Yes dont worry, its the only one i got. Curiosity got the better of me.

Nexus Knight wrote:
Having once owned the entire line of the transforming Transformers: Animated Happy Meal toys, they had more play value than what I see here.


They do. Their robot modes arent as nice but they fully transform and have a wind up mechanism.

However, that is long ago and current happy meal toys are just static bricks with no playability. I would be happy getting this Megatron in a happy meal (but I wouldnt want it from anywhere else).
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973935)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 25th, 2018 @ 2:16pm CDT
Nexus Knight wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:weak sauce
sad, garbage, barely a transformer
heck,
its barely a friggin Happy Meal toy.


Having once owned the entire line of the transforming Transformers: Animated Happy Meal toys, they had more play value than what I see here.


I own them all too, and they are alot more fun. But someone said that they had windup mechanisms, and I will say that they don't. The french ones do, but not the american ones that I have
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973939)
Posted by carytheone on July 25th, 2018 @ 2:30pm CDT
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973952)
Posted by william-james88 on July 25th, 2018 @ 2:58pm CDT
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:weak sauce
sad, garbage, barely a transformer
heck,
its barely a friggin Happy Meal toy.


Having once owned the entire line of the transforming Transformers: Animated Happy Meal toys, they had more play value than what I see here.


I own them all too, and they are alot more fun. But someone said that they had windup mechanisms, and I will say that they don't. The french ones do, but not the american ones that I have


Even Hot Shot? this youtube review shows hot shot being able to wind up and go:

Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973966)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 25th, 2018 @ 4:40pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:weak sauce
sad, garbage, barely a transformer
heck,
its barely a friggin Happy Meal toy.


Having once owned the entire line of the transforming Transformers: Animated Happy Meal toys, they had more play value than what I see here.


I own them all too, and they are alot more fun. But someone said that they had windup mechanisms, and I will say that they don't. The french ones do, but not the american ones that I have


Even Hot Shot? this youtube review shows hot shot being able to wind up and go:
Armada =/= Animated.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973968)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 25th, 2018 @ 4:51pm CDT
OK, this is weird: I spotted Cyberverse toys at my local Target, but not in the expected place. Not in the regular TF aisle, but the next one over, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdown and Wrestling toys. 8-} Photo evidence is incoming, but just a head's up that the new releases may be in a different spot than expected.

:EDIT: Here they are, spotted at Target McKinney, JCT US 75 & US 380:

TFCyberverseTarget1.jpg


TFCyberverseTarget2.jpg


TFCyberverseTarget3.jpg


TFCyberverseTarget4.jpg


These are out:

One-Step Changers
Scout Class
Ultra Class
Ultimate Class

The Warrior Class are still MIA. Of note, the Ultimate Class scanned at $29.99, so they are in the system.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973971)
Posted by Skritz on July 25th, 2018 @ 5:07pm CDT
You know, the sad thing is: those aren't inherently hideous designs. If anything they remind me a whole lot Animated. The difference being, here, that Animated toys looked good. >:oP
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973975)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 25th, 2018 @ 5:22pm CDT
Skritz wrote:You know, the sad thing is: those aren't inherently hideous designs. If anything they remind me a whole lot Animated. The difference being, here, that Animated toys looked good. >:oP


Take a time machine and look at the forum posts at the time of Animated and the first Bay movie. I'm pretty sure "EVERYONE" hated the designs. Much drama, "muh geewun".


Cyberverse is not worst looking than animated. At all.... when viewed directly from the front, that is. Give the Cyberverse the quality and engeneering of standard Transformers, and I'm pretty sure most people would LOVE them. But eh, we have to deal with what we have now... by voting with our wallet.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1973982)
Posted by Skritz on July 25th, 2018 @ 5:46pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Skritz wrote:You know, the sad thing is: those aren't inherently hideous designs. If anything they remind me a whole lot Animated. The difference being, here, that Animated toys looked good. >:oP


Take a time machine and look at the forum posts at the time of Animated and the first Bay movie. I'm pretty sure "EVERYONE" hated the designs. Much drama, "muh geewun".


Cyberverse is not worst looking than animated. At all.... when viewed directly from the front, that is. Give the Cyberverse the quality and engeneering of standard Transformers, and I'm pretty sure most people would LOVE them. But eh, we have to deal with what we have now... by voting with our wallet.


The engineering is certainly worse than Animated and that was the point I'm making: had the figure been actually good I'm sure a lot of people would be all over those Animated-G1 hybrid design if their Deluxes were on par with Generations, at least.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1974000)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 25th, 2018 @ 6:39pm CDT
Yup. Those designs are actually VERY good. However, it's too bad they are for a line that is dumbed down and cheapen out this much.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1974018)
Posted by william-james88 on July 25th, 2018 @ 8:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:weak sauce
sad, garbage, barely a transformer
heck,
its barely a friggin Happy Meal toy.


Having once owned the entire line of the transforming Transformers: Animated Happy Meal toys, they had more play value than what I see here.


I own them all too, and they are alot more fun. But someone said that they had windup mechanisms, and I will say that they don't. The french ones do, but not the american ones that I have


Even Hot Shot? this youtube review shows hot shot being able to wind up and go:
Armada =/= Animated.

Oh wow, I have been reading Armada this whole time.

Please ignore all my previous replies. And Jelze, thanks a bunch would you mind sending an e-mail to the news team with a link to your post so that someone can get to it?
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Scout Megatron (1974022)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 25th, 2018 @ 8:36pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:And Jelze, thanks a bunch would you mind sending an e-mail to the news team with a link to your post so that someone can get to it?


Done ;)^

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