Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave

Transformers News: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 11:40AM CST

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TF Factory on Weibo has uploaded new images for the Cyber Battalion subline of Generations. We now have stock images of Shockwave in both robot and alt mode along with the artwork for Sideswipe (which looks nothing like the toy).

Shockwave initially had a lot of excitement from the fan community, along with frustration with the lack of articulation, especially knees. However, for those unaware about this particular line, the articulation is not the only aspect that may dissapoint fans who are used to Generations styled toys.

These are very basic toys upscaled to the voyager class. Just to help fans understand what these toys are all about, even if Shockwave had knees it might still be underwhelming due to the simplicity and overall articulation plus being as hollow as possible (same amount of platic as a deluxe class, stretched out to be voyager class). While a tad moreadvances, these toys are closer to 3 step toys, Titan Changers and the RID Combiners we recently got and for a similar audience. They are very brickish, similar to G1 toys but only in regards to articulation joints. So if you like those simpler toys, then this might be up your alley.

But if you are expecting anything close to a deluxe class toy (in voyager scale), then this probably wont satisfy you. We have added a video review below of the previous toy to come out in this line, Jetfire, for you to get a best sense as to what these toys are all about. Especially since there is a chance that Shockwave and Sideswipe will not come out in th US, and thus may be more costly to import.

Transformers News: Re: New Transformers Generations Cyber Series Line

Transformers News: Re: New Transformers Generations Cyber Series Line

Transformers News: Re: New Transformers Generations Cyber Series Line

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Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944514)
Posted by 1984forever on March 7th, 2018 @ 12:40pm CST
Looks like it might be mistransformed. I would either turn around the head or fold it down if possible and swing the arms forward so they’re not jutting off the back of the alt-mode.

Can’t find this fig for sale anywhere on the internet. WHERE ARE YOU SCALPERS??? I AM WAITING FOR YOU!
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944516)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 7th, 2018 @ 1:04pm CST
These look fantastic. I wish they were more widely available.
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944521)
Posted by Rysquad on March 7th, 2018 @ 1:28pm CST
I hope these come to US retail.
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944523)
Posted by Overcracker on March 7th, 2018 @ 1:41pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
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Stubby Shockwave is stubby.

Sadly, my hope of the wings being able to fold down to make a gun handle and as such a surreptitious gun mode have been shattered, as it appears the wings have no central hinge. Only outside hinges for the wing tips.
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944525)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on March 7th, 2018 @ 1:51pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Image


It's too bad that the wings don't fold down and come together to make a mock gun grip. Would be a neat way to sneak in a G1 "gun" mode without really doing so, kind of like Titans Return Sixshot's "submarine" mode.

william-james88 wrote:Image


Despite knowing that this toy is going to be more hollow and "cheap feeling" and less complex in terms of transformation and articulation, this new Shockwave really looks the part of a great Classics/neoG1 update, from everything from the sculpt to the color choices and paint detailing, something we STILL don't really have in Transformers Generations. Yes, there is the Fall of Cybertron deluxe Shockwave, but he's quite small, even for a deluxe class toy, and also feels "cheap" in many regards. This new Cyber Batallion/Cyber Series voyager scaled version will look great on my Classics display shelves until something better finally comes along.
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944529)
Posted by william-james88 on March 7th, 2018 @ 2:23pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:Despite knowing that this toy is going to be more hollow and "cheap feeling" and less complex in terms of transformation and articulation, this new Shockwave really looks the part of a great Classics/neoG1 update, from everything from the sculpt to the color choices and paint detailing, something we STILL don't really have in Transformers Generations. Yes, there is the Fall of Cybertron deluxe Shockwave, but he's quite small, even for a deluxe class toy, and also feels "cheap" in many regards. This new Cyber Batallion/Cyber Series voyager scaled version will look great on my Classics display shelves until something better finally comes along.

I agree with all of this. I do not like that FOC toy at all.
Though, I do find the cloud shockwave to do an ok job so far, but this definitely looks more the part.
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944533)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on March 7th, 2018 @ 2:45pm CST
I'm a bit surprised there was so much "do not like" for the WfC Shockwave, sure it was small, but that whole line was pretty tiny. I always sort of envisioned him as a "small" space battlecruiser. Hell I liked the general concept of him enough to get the remold from him. As a general "drone" style body... I could have also seen him troop built for a "battle squadron".

Also I thought the legends figure was pretty decent. As far as "good voyager" did ppl forget about the Animated Longhaul/Shockwave? The target exclusive purple one is still one of my favorite figures.
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944534)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on March 7th, 2018 @ 2:48pm CST
this figure could have had knees if hasbro just used ball joints instead of mushroom peg swivels.
a ball joint would have facilitated the necessary swivel motion for transformation, and function as a knee. nor it would require any additional parts
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944536)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 7th, 2018 @ 3:01pm CST
they had their reasons for not going with ball joints, probably because their target audience didn't care either way so it was just easier to do it
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944546)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on March 7th, 2018 @ 3:53pm CST
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This is my present "Classics" Shockwave.

Gotta say, if this version was just .... better overall, it'd unseat Beast Hunters Shocky easily. But it is what it is. Oh, well.
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944558)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 7th, 2018 @ 4:28pm CST
If by some miracle I come across that shockwave for normal retail price, INCLUDING SHIPPING, I may mod it like hell to give him all the needed articulations and a proper gun mode.

:michaelbay: :twisted: :michaelbay:
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944570)
Posted by Emerje on March 7th, 2018 @ 4:59pm CST
1984forever wrote:Looks like it might be mistransformed.

It is, but it's just a matter of swapping out his robot head for a less detailed robot head that I imagine a lot of people will pop off and pretend doesn't exist.

Emerje
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1944604)
Posted by Albatross250 on March 7th, 2018 @ 7:09pm CST
Shockwave looks Mistransformed.
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1945330)
Posted by Phanstar on March 10th, 2018 @ 6:52pm CST
I am just now getting back into collecting Transformers after selling off my old collection and taking a ten year hiatus. I am loving most of the Generations lines a lot but I stumbled across a Cyber Battalion Prowl at Walgreens and picked it up. I am not sure how I feel about him. He isn’t bad but I can’t decide if I want to keep him or if that 20 dollars could go towards a Transformer I might enjoy more.

What are your guys thoughts on this Walgreens exclusive line?
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1946636)
Posted by william-james88 on March 16th, 2018 @ 10:56pm CDT
赛博坦之声88 on Weibo has uploaded new images for the Cyber Battalion subline of Generations. We previously had images of Shockwave along with artwork for Sideswipe and now we finally have our first look at the Sideswipe toy in hand.

Looking at it compared to Prowl, we see that the sculpts are very different and they mainly share the abdominal/pelvic area. The transformation is identical though. And while the head is a very faithful G1 Sideswipe head, the way the chest protrudes is more in tune with G1 Override.

For those not in the know, these are very basic toys upscaled to the voyager class. Just to help fans understand what these toys are all about, these are very simple toys, with minimal articulation and a lot of hollow parts (same amount of plastic as a deluxe would have but stretched out to make a voyager). They are very brickish, similar to G1 toys but only in regards to articulation joints. So if you like those 3 step changers, then this might be up your alley.

But if you are expecting anything close to a deluxe class toy (in voyager scale), then this probably wont satisfy you. We have added a video review below of the previous toy to use this transformation, Prowl, for you to get a best sense as to what these toys are all about. Especially since there is a chance that Shockwave and Sideswipe will not come out in th US, and thus may be more costly to import.

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Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1946649)
Posted by Ultra Markus on March 17th, 2018 @ 1:28am CDT
they look like mold mates
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1946658)
Posted by Emerje on March 17th, 2018 @ 5:42am CDT
Pretty sure the only car parts that are different are the roof (feet), bottom of the doors (arms), and front of the car (chest) as well. No complaint here, it's probably the best mold in the line. It really just needs bicep and hip swivels to be a proper looking Voyager, but for the price I can accept that they're missing. I'm going to keep Prowl with UW Devastator once I get around to setting up a proper display (my goal for April) since they look good together. If Sideswipe happens to show up here I might buy one, though his size doesn't really fit with anything else.

Emerje
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1946704)
Posted by Short Circuit on March 17th, 2018 @ 1:08pm CDT
Did you guys mean Omnibot Overdrive? Override is a motorcycle. :lol:
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1946971)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 18th, 2018 @ 8:56pm CDT
Now that i live next to a Walgreens, I'm hoping that that Sideswipe will make his way to my area. I would kind of like to pick him up.
Re: Stock Images for Generations Cyber Battalion Shockwave (1946982)
Posted by william-james88 on March 18th, 2018 @ 9:46pm CDT
Good news for those hoping the new Shockwave and Sideswipe toys find their way to the US. They are now being found at Wallgreens, at two per case. They were found in California, near San Francisco by SurgeOpressor, who reported this on the TFW2005 boards. He also showed the UPC codes and took images of Shockwave in his robot mode to give a sense of scale.

SurgeOpressor wrote:I'm about 45min outside San Francisco, CA.
Shockwave UPC 63050964914
Sideswipe UPC 63050964913
They only had one pair and rang up at $17.99 each.


We see comparisons to both voyager Megatron from Titans Return and Classics' deluxe Starscream. We also see a very telling shot of the back which shows very hollow limbs and confirms the lack of knees and poseability.

Of course, this is because these are voyager sized toys priced as deluxes aimed at kids who want bigger toys that aren't too complicated.

So now, knowing these won't need to be imported, will any of you be going to your Walgreens? Also, as you can tell, we still do not have many images of these toys so if any of you find your hands on these toys, please post several images on thes boards, including images of the alt mode and images that showcase the kind of poses you can do.

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