Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

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The Robots in Disguise legion class as a whole has been one of the highlights from the line. It kept the legion (previously known as legends) class alive and brought in fresh ideas and designs along with innovative transformations, especially for the size class. It was also a good way to get several characters at a similar scale and get a really nice team of Decepticons (as you will see below) without resorting to simpler/gimmick figures.

Cyclonus and Heatseeker are perfect additions to this stellar lineup.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Heatseeker reuses the Strongarm and Ratchet transformation scheme but the mold is all his own with two great looking modes that have unique looks. My favourite part is how all the red from the robot mode gets centralized in vehicle mode along with the killer headsculpt. There is some really minutious detail there with an immaculate spec of blue paint to show his monocle and bring out his Kopaka Nuova look. He also has articulated feet, which Strongarm and Ratchet don't have.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Cyclonus really blew my mind though. He retains his super sleek altmode but does something no other Cyclonus toy has ever done: show no signs of a robot mode underneath. Through some brilliant engineering, he ends up hiding every detail from his torso in alt mode. Minus the arms, of course, and it is to bad that they don't end up more compact in alt mode. However, they do peg in securely and do blend in with the cybertronian nature of the vehicle.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

A large chunk of the alt mode is folded very neatly on his back in robot mode, but it does en up giving him extra crests behind his helmet. You will see in the images that you can always pose him with that backpack lowered to get rid of that look.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Speaking of posing, he has far more articulation than most other legion classes in the line (probably the most articulation) with his transformation giving him knees and his arms being on ball joints like Legion Starscream and Windblade.

He has a great colour scheme too, with two purples alternating in different areas, one being that rich deep purple you only see in the sweetest grape drinks.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

My main issue with him is the headsculpt. It just looks too cute and animated, like it belongs in a show for much younger kids. Comparing his headsculpt to Heatseeker would have you believe they were from completely different shows. But aside from that, he is awesome for me.

I am glad to welcome them both to my team of Decepticons!

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker
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Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1917725)
Posted by Kyleor on October 21st, 2017 @ 8:10am CDT
Heetseeker's vehicle mode looks like Steeljaw and Strongarm had a kid.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if someone already did that in some fanfiction or fanart.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1917727)
Posted by zatara1701 on October 21st, 2017 @ 10:13am CDT
Cyclonus has a silly-ass grin on his face... Not quite the stoic leader I am used to, not that I want to pick this one up. Just gonna leave it for the kids if I see it, since I stopped watching RID after season 1.

At first I enjoyed it to a point, then it went so far off from Prime I honestly didn't care about the characters, the story or anything else...just kinda faded from my mind.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1917739)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on October 21st, 2017 @ 1:35pm CDT
I doubt since the series is nearly finished that we'll get a new Bulkhead toy(since he's in the new episode) + it would just look like the previous Bulkhead release anyway
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1917741)
Posted by william-james88 on October 21st, 2017 @ 2:03pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Mindmaster has some good news for Transformers: Robots in Disguise fans. He found Warrior Twinferno at a Toysrus in Wilmington, NC. However, he only found Twinferno which is a good indication that this is the wave that only has Twinferno as a new figure, with the rest being repacks, and not the wave including Bludgeon and Thermidor. Let us know if ever you find Bludgeon or Thermidor and good luck on the hunt.

Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1917777)
Posted by --B-- on October 21st, 2017 @ 7:37pm CDT
Had a chance to fiddle with this mold at Hascon, and I was not impressed. Feels flimsy and has a very weak alt mode.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1918051)
Posted by RustedCross on October 23rd, 2017 @ 1:25pm CDT
I can see them doing a redeco of Soundwave into Bulkhead.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1918054)
Posted by Rysquad on October 23rd, 2017 @ 1:39pm CDT
Toys R Us in Murrieta, CA have Menasor and Galvatronus in stock. Picked up both.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1918514)
Posted by Rysquad on October 26th, 2017 @ 4:59pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Cyclonus really blew my mind though. He retains his super sleek altmode but does something no other Cyclonus toy has ever done: show no signs of a robot mode underneath. Through some brilliant engineering, he ends up hiding every detail from his torso in alt mode. Minus the arms, of course, and it is to bad that they don't end up more compact in alt mode. However, they do peg in securely and do blend in with the cybertronian nature of the vehicle.







A large chunk of the alt mode is folded very neatly on his back in robot mode, but it does en up giving him extra crests behind his helmet. You will see in the images that you can always pose him with that backpack lowered to get rid of that look.






I would love a Cyberbattalion version of that Cyclonus!
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1918518)
Posted by Rysquad on October 26th, 2017 @ 5:02pm CDT
Target has sales going from now through 11/22 (Wednesday before Thanksgiving).

The Target Toy Book is going out now. There's a $10 Target car with $50 toy purchase offer on the back of the Toy Book.

https://www.bfads.net/Target-2017-Toy-Book-Posted

Starting on Sunday 10/29 through 11/11, texting TOY to Target (827438) will get you a 25% a single toy (or sporting good or kids' craft) item. It's probably one coupon per phone number so you probably can't get one each day. Also, starting on 11/1 through Thanksgiving, there will be a daily deal on a toy each day. I can't recall if any Transformers toys popped up there on last year.

Specific to Robots in Disguise Toys:

Transformers Robots In Disguise Combiner Force Activator Combiners $16.99 (Reg. 19.99)

Transformers Rid Force Team Combiner $24.99 (Reg. 29.99)
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1918769)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on October 28th, 2017 @ 6:46pm CDT
It's a pity there's to be no more toys coz the shows about to end coz I would've loved toys of those Cybertron Police with the nifty cybertron hovercar alt modes
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1918929)
Posted by william-james88 on October 29th, 2017 @ 11:30pm CDT
The Transformers: Robots in Disguise line has really been all over the place with distribution depending on the country with toys being outright skipped. When the US started getting a wave containing only one Twinferno with no Bludgeon or Thermidor, which was different than what every other country got, people feared for the worst. Well, we have some good news for fans of the line and those looking for either that Bludgeon or Thermidor. We have our first US listing of the wave including those two at Entertainment Earth. There it states that this wave is due out in December 2017. It also gives a content of the case where we see which toys are being repacked along with the new figures.

[quote]Case of 8 individually packaged figures includes:
1x TRA RID WARRIOR BUMBLEBEE
1x TRA RID WARRIOR GRIMLOCK
1x TRA RID WARRIOR STRONGARM
1x TRA RID WARR POWER SURGE OPTIMUS PRIME
2x TRA RID WARRIOR AUTOBOT TWINFERNO
1x TRA RID WARRIOR DECEPTICON BLUDGEON
1x TRA RID WARRIOR THERMIDOR[/quote]

Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1918944)
Posted by worldsgreatest on October 30th, 2017 @ 6:36am CDT
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1918947)
Posted by WreckerJack on October 30th, 2017 @ 7:27am CDT
Between the smiling Cyclonus and Thermidor's silly grin I think hasbro has targeted my weakness for cute things. I'll probably wait till they show up at retail of course.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1918948)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on October 30th, 2017 @ 7:47am CDT
Seen that Bludgeon and Twinferno in Asda and Toys R Us in Cambridge UK for about £18 each. Not my thing at all but there ya go
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1919047)
Posted by Prime Target on October 30th, 2017 @ 6:13pm CDT
Hah! this wave made it to us Aussies first 8-)
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1919139)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 31st, 2017 @ 11:16am CDT
If you're thinking about Galvatronus, this might help. It's an ok figure, not how I would've ended the line.

Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1919461)
Posted by Insurgent on November 2nd, 2017 @ 7:53am CDT
So, my TAV Strongarm turned up yesterday. Must say, she's a decent little figure. Fun, full of character. Only real problem is her shoulder kibble gets in the way of her door wings when posing but can still get her in some good looks. She's not enough to make me want to get any more of RID but I certainly am very happy with her. She'll look great on my classics shelf beside Prowl, training under him.

And I will pretend her little scan badge is actually her police Cadet badge. That's why it has a big circle around the :BOT: and no one else has one.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1919997)
Posted by BombshellDaBug on November 5th, 2017 @ 12:54pm CST
I found Twinferno at a Target in Philadelphia today! It looks like some of those Warrior class toys that people were trying to hunt down are finally popping up!
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1922442)
Posted by william-james88 on November 18th, 2017 @ 12:53pm CST
There are still several toys left to be released at US retail for the Robots in Disguise line, before the next show toyline, Cyberverse, comes. A big returning character from Transformers Prime this season was Soundwave, in a new alt mode, and several toys in different classes were made for this character. The latest of which, the One Step Soundwave, has now hit both US and Canadian retail the very same week. The sightings below come from Scotty P who found it in Walmart in Cary, NC for $7.86 USD and from your fellow editor who found it in Walmart in Montreal, Qc for $9.92 CAD.
Below are images of both these sightings along with an image of the robot mode.

Other Robots in Disguise toys that have yet to be found at US retail would be warriors Bludgeon and Thermidor, legions Heatseeker, Cyclonus and Twinferno and Crash Combiners Optimus Prime/Grimlock and Saberhorn/Bisk. Let us know if ever you find those in the wild!





Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Legion Cyclonus and Heatseeker (1922735)
Posted by Va'al on November 19th, 2017 @ 10:43pm CST
Along with the recent sighting - reported here - of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise One Step Soundwave figure in both the US and Canada, we have confirmation of the same toy appearing charismatically in Australia too, thanks to the Ozformers discussion boards and member Polursine. There are other items in the mix too, as you can see, but Soundwave itself is priced at 19 AUSD (if the labelling is on the correct peg, from the image).







In other news from Oz, fellow Seibertron.com staff member Qwan used the sighting to check out their regular haunts, and came across the diecast Dickie Toys figurines from the very same Robots in Disguise section of the franchise, for 10$ AUSD each, featuring the likes of: Optimus Prime, Strongarm, Steeljaw, Sideswipe, Bumblebee and Drift. Check it all out below!













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