Prowl, Ratchet, Soundwave, and More from Transformers Cyberverse Toyline #NYCC
Thursday, October 4th, 2018 8:54am CDTCategories: Cartoon News, Toy News, Event News
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Featured in the initial images below are the main cast of Bumblebee, Slipstream, Optimus Prime, but also the likes of Prowl, Ratchet, Soundwave, Shadow Striker, Wheeljack, Hot Rod, some of which repeated across size classes and gimmicks. Stay tuned for the panel coverage to find out more on that front, and check them out below for now!
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Posted by Carnivius_Prime on October 4th, 2018 @ 9:51am CDT
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 4th, 2018 @ 10:05am CDT
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on October 4th, 2018 @ 10:08am CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:What does Slipstream have a propeller on her jet mode?
She does, but I don't care. I'm just happy that Slipstream finally gets her own mold rather than a repaint.
Posted by RiddlerJ on October 4th, 2018 @ 10:54am CDT
Posted by Patrickab7 on October 4th, 2018 @ 11:14am CDT
Posted by Ig89ninja on October 4th, 2018 @ 11:28am CDT
Patrickab7 wrote:Glad to get a Slipstream that, you know, transforms all the way. Good show there.
You know, The fact that we have now set our standards so low is kinda sad
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 4th, 2018 @ 1:13pm CDT
Posted by MaverickPrime on October 4th, 2018 @ 2:11pm CDT
Posted by f-primus-unicron on October 4th, 2018 @ 3:27pm CDT
here for anyone interested in the knees for shockwave cyber batallion
back on this thread topic
i don't know how to feel, see prowl and i see an articulated figure, and we know shockwave warrior(deluxe) and ultra(voyager) are properly articulated, also windblade...and thats it, they managed to get gimmicks and still have proper articulation
optimus warrior i think only lacks left arm because of the gimmick but shockwave ultra has the same problem so is not that bad
oh almost forgot the big optimus that i don't remember the class name...and thats it, everything else is so compromised by the gimmicks they suffer in so many ways they are not even comparable with the 1steps or the 3(or more) step figures from age of extinction or TLK, i as a kid was able to figure out magnaboss and tripredacus and i was 8 years old, how is that now a days kids cant even properly a 3 step? and they need figures this simple? as i said there are what? 6 proper figures? and this lien has more than 30 by this point
update: just noticed soudnwave and prowl have indeed proper articulation so yeah that goes from 6 to 8 figures that are decent, but still everything else is way too limited, optimus seems to have better articulation in the arms but nothing indicates knee articulation -_-
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 4th, 2018 @ 9:12pm CDT
BTW, "Deluxe" Starscream is garbage but I would have forgiven it only if the wing tip gimmick were not spring loaded. I would have like to display that Screamers with his purple deployed.
Posted by notsoalex on October 4th, 2018 @ 9:50pm CDT
There are many photos here, ranging from robot modes, to vehicle, to Action Attacks, to mid-transformation. This also helps us identify what toy is what from the earlier post, and gets us a better look at each one and their gimmick. We have:
Soundwave (with Laserbeak)
Tell us your thoughts, well, you know where! The Pub forums down below!
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 4th, 2018 @ 10:44pm CDT
Posted by notsoalex on October 4th, 2018 @ 10:55pm CDT
There are many photos here, straight off the display, thanks to our Seibertron crew.
For those who didn't get to see the size classes, here they are!
Soundwave (with Laserbeak)
Click here or one of the images below to bring yourself to the gallery!
Posted by noctorro on October 5th, 2018 @ 2:41am CDT
And she's going to be Ultra (the old Mega for OG tfans), which means I'm going to have to get that missile pod Starscream to go with her and sell my Warrior class Starscream. Or keep it.
I'm liking the new designs, scout's a bit iffy but okay. Atleast the Decepticon car lady has shoulder articulation which is good.
And I really dig Hot Rod, a beefy bulky guy this time.
Prowl looks good, very what UP said Cyberbattalion like. I do hope if he's stable in the torso and has an easy transformation that they repaint him to death.
Same goes for that missile pod Starscream (eventhough he's not that great by a long shot) that they also make him an Acid Storm and Thundercracker, put Slipstream's head on it (they should have square heads) and I'm totally happy with it.
The 2 Ultimates, Optimus and Megatron are really fun. Just 3D printed a resized Armada Optimus gun for Optimus since he didn't came with a weapon.
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 5th, 2018 @ 4:45am CDT
That Soundwave look decent too.
Posted by Rodimus Knight on October 5th, 2018 @ 7:13am CDT
Posted by Mr.MicroMaster on October 5th, 2018 @ 8:18am CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on October 5th, 2018 @ 8:21am CDT
A girl on a rocket sled?-Kanrabat- wrote:Scout Shadow Striker look like she at least transform into something.
Posted by Zeedust on October 5th, 2018 @ 8:53am CDT
Having the scout class only transform halway is still the worst idea Hasbro's had in a long time. And since it's the cheapest price point (and thus most likely to be bought as an impulse buy or by parents for their kids), I can't help but think it'll hurt sales of the toyline as a whole. Shadow Striker at least manages to look kinda like those toys they used to put in happy meals with the character's head and shoulders sticking out of a tiny car, like she's driving herself, but that may just be because we're not seeing her from the front.
Interesting how these one-steps have autotransform AND action gimmicks. And how it doesn't make them look any worse than previous one-steps (faint praise, I admit). Prowl and Wheeljack look adequate, and Megatron actually looks pretty nice. Hot Rod doesn't look quite as good but having a big buzzsaw still puts him ahead of Prime and Bee in my eyes.
The standard sizes seem to be getting their articulation back, Most of these seem to have knees, elbows, and turning heads. Nice that Slipstream's getting a new mold, gives me hope that future seekers could at least have some retooling to better reflect their individual character designs.
I might be in the minority here, but I like that they've gone back to individualized action gimmicks like they used to have before the DotM toyline, rather than building each size around a single gimmick for everyone. It offers more variety, and in theory it allows better integraion with individual figures (though in practice it seems they might be a little out of practice with doing that). Obviously, some are better than others; Prowl's shoulder guns seem fairly natural an intuitive, but Prime slapping on a giant Autobot symbol in vehicle mode looks kinda stupid, and I'm not entirely sure what Slipstream's is even supposed to be other than a big spinner thing that amuses me for no good reason. Soundwave's is probably the best, it's certainly a clever way of working Laserbeak into a toyline that doesn't have a place for accessories, and the only thing that would make it better is if he launched as he opened up like BW Scorponok's bee or Polar Claw's bat (not that those necessarily were particularly reliable or went very far, but the spirit was there), or at least could be detached, but that seems highly unlikely.
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 5th, 2018 @ 11:52am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:A girl on a rocket sled?-Kanrabat- wrote:Scout Shadow Striker look like she at least transform into something.
When you put this way, it actually sound awesome.