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Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 11:41AM CDT

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In more news today about Transformers: Cyberverse - the upcoming animated show from Hasbro and Boulder Meida - and its toyline, we have an image of its first wave of One Step Changers courtesy of Canadian site Kid Toy and a tip from fellow Seibertronian westjames/notirish.

Priced at 15.99 CAD each, the three figures shown are representations of Soundwave, Bumblebee, and Blurr, with some nice new art in the style of the show we are coming to see more and more of - but the toys themselves are simple redecos of the Robots in Disguise figures of the same characters, in the same One Step Changers category. Check out the image below to see for yourselves!

Transformers News: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers
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Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961819)
Posted by Ig89ninja on May 27th, 2018 @ 12:15pm CDT
This is a joke, right?

EDIT: this does, on the other hand, give me some hope that we might see a 2015 RID Thundercracker in this line
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961820)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 27th, 2018 @ 12:25pm CDT
I thought it was 15.99 for the whole set. Boy, those figures look cheap. That much each? Nah. Not gonna happen. I will say that they don't look that bad. I mean they have detail and they are probably a lot of fun to play with the one step feature. Great for kids even. But not for the same cost as a deluxe.

For a comparison here is a video review of the RID one step Soundwave. Just so that everyone is aware of what a one step changer is like. It legitimately looks like a fun toy but just not at that price point. According to google the current exchange rate means that figure would be in the ballpark of 12.99 USD and that is still too much. I think it is only worth maybe 7 or 8 bucks for what it is. It's something to fiddle with, not something I am going to spend hours posing and transforming.

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ave/40219/
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961822)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 27th, 2018 @ 12:58pm CDT
Ok, this is starting to be typical: the first wave is all redecos like TLK Legion Wave 1. :lol: Not missing much there.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961825)
Posted by MaverickPrime on May 27th, 2018 @ 1:21pm CDT
Oh right, because these sold sooo well the first time :BANG_HEAD:
Look, I don't have anything against redecos, but having the first wave be nothing but redecos really hurst the line, the first TLK wave is still clogging up shelves everywhere here except for the places where it went as low as 75% off, the rest still have FULL shelves, which also prevents the later, actually good waves from ever showing up :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
I'm no business expert, but that has to be a stupid strategy, at least wait some waves before repeating toys!
For God's sake, Walmart STILL has W1 Grimlocks and they are going for less than 4 bucks!
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961855)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 27th, 2018 @ 4:39pm CDT
"TLK"?
Should you mean RiD redecos? :???:
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961856)
Posted by Ig89ninja on May 27th, 2018 @ 4:44pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:"TLK"?
Should you mean RiD redecos? :???:

No, he’s using TLK as an example of what might happen
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961863)
Posted by william-james88 on May 27th, 2018 @ 5:19pm CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:For God's sake, Walmart STILL has W1 Grimlocks and they are going for less than 4 bucks!

You mean the Voyager right? If thats the case then oh man, I would love to find that at my local walmart, would totally pick it up at that price.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961902)
Posted by MaverickPrime on May 27th, 2018 @ 10:10pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:"TLK"?
Should you mean RiD redecos? :???:

No, he’s using TLK as an example of what might happen

Exactly, we only got wave one of everything except for the voyagers out of that line because sales were abysmal, not to mention the fact that our local coin got heavily devaluated related to the USD meant that we went from 280MXN for deluxes and 500MXN for voyagers to 450MXN and 700MXN respectively didn't help at all, most product didn't move until the heavy discounts began, and like I said, some stores still are full of that.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961903)
Posted by MaverickPrime on May 27th, 2018 @ 10:11pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:For God's sake, Walmart STILL has W1 Grimlocks and they are going for less than 4 bucks!

You mean the Voyager right? If thats the case then oh man, I would love to find that at my local walmart, would totally pick it up at that price.

yes, the redecoed AOE Voyager, Optimus sold out quickly, Grimlock shelfwarmed like crazy :(
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961906)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on May 27th, 2018 @ 10:30pm CDT
Oh yeah, this bodes GREATLY for the Cyberverse line. Literal rereleases of RID toys, I mean for fucks sake they couldn’t even remold the heads.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961911)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 27th, 2018 @ 11:22pm CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Oh yeah, this bodes GREATLY for the Cyberverse line. Literal rereleases of RID toys, I mean for **** sake they couldn’t even remold the heads.


Credit where credit's due, at least there are two characters in that Class that aren't Starscream, Megatron, Optimus Prime and Grimlock. The rest of the Classes repeat the same characters over and over.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961914)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on May 27th, 2018 @ 11:50pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Oh yeah, this bodes GREATLY for the Cyberverse line. Literal rereleases of RID toys, I mean for **** sake they couldn’t even remold the heads.


Credit where credit's due, at least there are two characters in that Class that aren't Starscream, Megatron, Optimus Prime and Grimlock. The rest of the Classes repeat the same characters over and over.


You’ve got a point. But RID had at least good warrior and legion figures. This entire line doesn’t seem to have anything redeemable. Warrior class should be the beacon of light but this is no longer the case.

“Credit where credits due” is the most positive thing we can muster for this. Like saying “at least we have this crap instead of literally nothing”
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961917)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 28th, 2018 @ 12:41am CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Oh yeah, this bodes GREATLY for the Cyberverse line. Literal rereleases of RID toys, I mean for **** sake they couldn’t even remold the heads.


I would have bought them again if they did.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961918)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on May 28th, 2018 @ 12:42am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Oh yeah, this bodes GREATLY for the Cyberverse line. Literal rereleases of RID toys, I mean for **** sake they couldn’t even remold the heads.


I would have bought them again if they did.


You and everyone else. Is Hasbro that cheap?
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1961928)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 28th, 2018 @ 4:39am CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
MaverickPrime wrote:For God's sake, Walmart STILL has W1 Grimlocks and they are going for less than 4 bucks!

You mean the Voyager right? If thats the case then oh man, I would love to find that at my local walmart, would totally pick it up at that price.

yes, the redecoed AOE Voyager, Optimus sold out quickly, Grimlock shelfwarmed like crazy :(


Where exactly did voyager TLK Grimlock actually sold at a decent speed? Especially when he seem to be in every cases and in every waves too. Dude was like a roach invasion.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962357)
Posted by william-james88 on May 30th, 2018 @ 9:59pm CDT
Mr Chaos has once again found upcoming product codes to share with the Transformers fan community. We already knew of three one step Transformers part of the upcoming Cyberverse lines, which were Bumblebee, Blurr and Soundwave, and now we have three new ones with Megatron, Starscream and Optimus Prime. What is interesting here is that while the ones we had already seen were all redecos of Robots in Disguise One Step toys, there were no Megatrons no Starscreams in that line. So those might be new molds for one step toys.

Another interesting part are the code names. We had seen some Seinfeld themed names pop up here and there, but these listings from Mr Chaos give us more than before. Each are based on a Seinfeld character. You will see the code names below along with the UPC codes and the actual Transformers names they correspond to:

Peterman (Optimus Prime) – 63050972804
Costanza (Bumblebee) – 63050972806
Kruger (Soundwave) – 63050972807
Morty (Blurr) – 63050972808
Newman (Megatron) – 63050972809
Bania (Starscream) – 63050974405

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Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962362)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on May 30th, 2018 @ 10:11pm CDT
This now has me curious as to what a Wayne Knight-voiced Megatron would sound like.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962363)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 30th, 2018 @ 10:13pm CDT
Decepticon Stryker wrote:This now has me curious as to what a Wayne Knight-voiced Megatron would sound like.
Probably like Emperor Zurg. :P
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962364)
Posted by Quantum Surge on May 30th, 2018 @ 10:19pm CDT
Insert Seinfeld theme.

Sorry
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962376)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on May 31st, 2018 @ 12:33am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:This now has me curious as to what a Wayne Knight-voiced Megatron would sound like.
Probably like Emperor Zurg. :P

I would be perfectly okay with that.
I want that to be a real thing now.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962377)
Posted by Abejorro1997 on May 31st, 2018 @ 12:47am CDT
I can see it now...

This just in, these will be the new names for the characters of the Malaysian dub of the Japanese dub of the Transformers Cyberverse cartoon.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962397)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 31st, 2018 @ 4:38am CDT
Abejorro1997 wrote:I can see it now...

This just in, these will be the new names for the characters of the Malaysian dub of the Japanese dub of the Transformers Cyberverse cartoon.


I'm nearly 42 and French Canadian. In my childhood right until my early adult years, ALL the names of ANY anime characters were changed into French ones for any anime dub in French. No, really.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962411)
Posted by Emerje on May 31st, 2018 @ 6:44am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Abejorro1997 wrote:I can see it now...

This just in, these will be the new names for the characters of the Malaysian dub of the Japanese dub of the Transformers Cyberverse cartoon.


I'm nearly 42 and French Canadian. In my childhood right until my early adult years, ALL the names of ANY anime characters were changed into French ones for any anime dub in French. No, really.

Just about all anime shown on US TV also had character names changed for the English dubs through the '90s and parts of the 2000s. Of course some shows aimed at kids still do that because apparently TV execs still think kids don't understand what Japan is. Meanwhile they want kids to think donuts come on a stick...

Emerje
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962422)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 31st, 2018 @ 8:37am CDT
Emerje wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Abejorro1997 wrote:I can see it now...

This just in, these will be the new names for the characters of the Malaysian dub of the Japanese dub of the Transformers Cyberverse cartoon.


I'm nearly 42 and French Canadian. In my childhood right until my early adult years, ALL the names of ANY anime characters were changed into French ones for any anime dub in French. No, really.

Just about all anime shown on US TV also had character names changed for the English dubs through the '90s and parts of the 2000s.
Even before then too, during the 60s, 70s, and 80s (Astro Boy, Gigantor, Speed Racer, all of the edited Gatchaman dubs, Robotech, Voltron, etc.).
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962458)
Posted by Flashwave on May 31st, 2018 @ 12:26pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Abejorro1997 wrote:I can see it now...

This just in, these will be the new names for the characters of the Malaysian dub of the Japanese dub of the Transformers Cyberverse cartoon.


I'm nearly 42 and French Canadian. In my childhood right until my early adult years, ALL the names of ANY anime characters were changed into French ones for any anime dub in French. No, really.

Just about all anime shown on US TV also had character names changed for the English dubs through the '90s and parts of the 2000s. Of course some shows aimed at kids still do that because apparently TV execs still think kids don't understand what Japan is. Meanwhile they want kids to think donuts come on a stick...

Emerje

After seeing some of the truly weird anime to come out, I STILL don’tthink I know what Japan is...

Some of its not so much lack of understanding, as much as repackaging into something cooler. To use the “Toys That Made Us”, example, “Gun Robo”, not impressive. “Megatron”, NOW you’re talking. And sometimes, like in the case of the Pokemon “Wobuffet”, the Japanese name for it is based on a humorous phrase that we don’t use in the US so the joke is literally lost in the translation. And speaking of Pokemon, they pulled the “Donut” trick too, because what 10 year old kid wouldn’t have gone “Rice Ball? Ew yuck.”

But I will give you, that there are a number of questionably odd Dub choices for everyone that makes sense
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962572)
Posted by Emerje on June 1st, 2018 @ 7:12am CDT
Flashwave wrote:And speaking of Pokemon, they pulled the “Donut” trick too, because what 10 year old kid wouldn’t have gone “Rice Ball? Ew yuck.”

Honestly, if I was a kid watching Pokemon and they were eating rice balls in the English dub, I'd probably want rice balls, I wouldn't care how it sounded. If they're eating them they have to be good! :lol:

Emerje
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962598)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 1st, 2018 @ 12:41pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Flashwave wrote:And speaking of Pokemon, they pulled the “Donut” trick too, because what 10 year old kid wouldn’t have gone “Rice Ball? Ew yuck.”

Honestly, if I was a kid watching Pokemon and they were eating rice balls in the English dub, I'd probably want rice balls, I wouldn't care how it sounded. If they're eating them they have to be good! :lol:

Emerje


I have to ask: what's a "rice ball"? :???:
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962601)
Posted by william-james88 on June 1st, 2018 @ 1:04pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Flashwave wrote:And speaking of Pokemon, they pulled the “Donut” trick too, because what 10 year old kid wouldn’t have gone “Rice Ball? Ew yuck.”

Honestly, if I was a kid watching Pokemon and they were eating rice balls in the English dub, I'd probably want rice balls, I wouldn't care how it sounded. If they're eating them they have to be good! :lol:

Emerje


I have to ask: what's a "rice ball"? :???:



Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962652)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 1st, 2018 @ 10:25pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Flashwave wrote:And speaking of Pokemon, they pulled the “Donut” trick too, because what 10 year old kid wouldn’t have gone “Rice Ball? Ew yuck.”

Honestly, if I was a kid watching Pokemon and they were eating rice balls in the English dub, I'd probably want rice balls, I wouldn't care how it sounded. If they're eating them they have to be good! :lol:

Emerje


I have to ask: what's a "rice ball"? :???:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onigiri
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962682)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 2nd, 2018 @ 3:59am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
I have to ask: what's a "rice ball"? :???:


Oh GOD, NO! STAY WITH US BUDDY!

QUICK! I NEED 1000CC OF ANIME AND MANGA OVER HERE!
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1962696)
Posted by Emerje on June 2nd, 2018 @ 7:17am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
I have to ask: what's a "rice ball"? :???:


Oh GOD, NO! STAY WITH US BUDDY!

QUICK! I NEED 1000CC OF ANIME AND MANGA OVER HERE!

Here you go!

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Oh...

Emerje
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968765)
Posted by leokearon on July 5th, 2018 @ 5:04am CDT
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Cyberverse Deluxes found in SMYTHS in Waterford. €20 each.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968771)
Posted by william-james88 on July 5th, 2018 @ 8:38am CDT
The Transormers Cyberverse line is as our doorstep with another international sighting. This one comes from the UK with the warrior class found in SMYTHS in Waterford by fellow Seibertronian leokearon. They were €20 each.

For those unaware, the entire line is based on gimmicks with simplified transformations. This is very different the previous cartoon line, Robots in Disguise, which at least had the legion and warrior class devoid of gimmicks or action feautures and had the same complexity as their counterpart classes in previous toylines.

While we have yet to get video reviews, we do have new stock images showing us the final product, for both the scout and warrior class. Please be aware that the scout class does not full transform, they go from robot mode to a mid transformation where an action feature is activated.

The images were sent our way thanks to Scotty P who found them on a toy website called Uncle Pete's Toys.

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Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968777)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 5th, 2018 @ 9:04am CDT
william-james88 wrote:The Transormers Cyberverse line is as our doorstep with another international sighting. This one comes from the UK with the warrior class found in SMYTHS in Waterford by fellow Seibertronian leokearon. They were €20 each.


20 Euros? in the UK? Where exactly is that store located? I'm confused. :O
Never mind, I scrolled up and it said Waterford which is in the Republic of Ireland so not UK and explains the Euros.


And please let's just burn those poor half-transformer scout things and put them out of their misery. The Scout class used to mean decent fully transformable figures back in the last decade whether it was Energon, Cybertron or Revenge of the Fallen.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968781)
Posted by leokearon on July 5th, 2018 @ 9:14am CDT
william-james88 wrote:The Transormers Cyberverse line is as our doorstep with another international sighting. This one comes from the UK with the warrior class found in SMYTHS in Waterford by fellow Seibertronian leokearon. They were €20 each.

For those unaware, the entire line is based on gimmicks with simplified transformations. This is very different the previous cartoon line, Robots in Disguise, which at least had the legion and warrior class devoid of gimmicks or action feautures and had the same complexity as their counterpart classes in previous toylines.

While we have yet to get video reviews, we do have new stock images showing us the final product, for both the scout and warrior class. Please be aware that the scout class does not full transform, they go from robot mode to a mid transformation where an action feature is activated.

The images were sent our way thanks to Scotty P who found them on a toy website called Uncle Pete's Toys.

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Ireland is not part of the UK
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968782)
Posted by Kyleor on July 5th, 2018 @ 9:17am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:The Transormers Cyberverse line is as our doorstep with another international sighting. This one comes from the UK with the warrior class found in SMYTHS in Waterford by fellow Seibertronian leokearon. They were €20 each.


20 Euros? in the UK? Where exactly is that store located? I'm confused. :O


And please let's just burn those poor half-transformer scout things and put them out of their misery. The Scout class used to mean decent fully transformable figures back in the last decade whether it was Energon, Cybertron or Revenge of the Fallen.


I thought 'half transformed' was the realm of fan mode transformations, or McDonalds style toys, not official mainline figures.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968783)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 5th, 2018 @ 9:19am CDT
leokearon wrote:Ireland is not part of the UK


yeah that's what confused me in my previous post seeing the Euros and UK mentioned together. That shop is in Waterford and quite south in the Republic of Ireland, whereas it's the little bit at the top called Northern Ireland that is in the UK.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968789)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 5th, 2018 @ 9:51am CDT
Normally I'm all for kids having the simplified toys and being for younger kids...but these scouts are taking the mick...a lot. I can see a lot of kids being annoyed by them, as they attempt to get them to transform completely.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968791)
Posted by Skritz on July 5th, 2018 @ 9:57am CDT
I see Hasbro still hasn't learned and continues to have an entire toyline worth of 'shovelware' Transformers thinking kids will buy this crap. Okay, well in fact they do so clearly I'm just a grumpy old man but the what I've noticed when in stores is that it's parents who tend to push their kids toward the simpler, less step-involving figures. Now to some extent the reasoning make sense; a simpler toy mean, in theory, that little Billy can more easily play with it.

Except, of course, this is ignoring that up until the boom of the movie era we had 15-something years of semi-complex and complex Transformers and whole generations of kids, from the late G2 to Cybertron were playing with figures with more involved transformations and with poseability.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968793)
Posted by william-james88 on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:04am CDT
Skritz wrote:I see Hasbro still hasn't learned and continues to have an entire toyline worth of 'shovelware' Transformers thinking kids will buy this crap. Okay, well in fact they do so clearly I'm just a grumpy old man but the what I've noticed when in stores is that it's parents who tend to push their kids toward the simpler, less step-involving figures. Now to some extent the reasoning make sense; a simpler toy mean, in theory, that little Billy can more easily play with it.

I dont really see how this is any different than the predators and turbomasters that were on the shelves in the late 80s early 90s.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968795)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:08am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Skritz wrote:I see Hasbro still hasn't learned and continues to have an entire toyline worth of 'shovelware' Transformers thinking kids will buy this crap. Okay, well in fact they do so clearly I'm just a grumpy old man but the what I've noticed when in stores is that it's parents who tend to push their kids toward the simpler, less step-involving figures. Now to some extent the reasoning make sense; a simpler toy mean, in theory, that little Billy can more easily play with it.

I dont really see how this is any different than the predators and turbomasters that were on the shelves in the late 80s early 90s.


I don't understand. Those turned into full vehicle modes and while kinda simplistic compared to today's figures they weren't far off what had been coming out in the mainline Transformers for the past few years back then. It's these Scout things that have me shaking my head in disbelief. Transformers that can't fully transform. That somehow seems worse than Transformers that cannot transform at all (yeah Action Masters) because at least they didn't pretend otherwise. :P

I said before Scout class used to mean something better but also Cyberverse did too. The DotM and TFPrime Cyberverse lines were decent Legends and Commander class figures that despite their small size transformed into mostly decent looking alt-modes. They were plenty simple enough for any kid while not crippling the main feature of the toy.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968797)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:23am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Skritz wrote:I see Hasbro still hasn't learned and continues to have an entire toyline worth of 'shovelware' Transformers thinking kids will buy this crap. Okay, well in fact they do so clearly I'm just a grumpy old man but the what I've noticed when in stores is that it's parents who tend to push their kids toward the simpler, less step-involving figures. Now to some extent the reasoning make sense; a simpler toy mean, in theory, that little Billy can more easily play with it.

I dont really see how this is any different than the predators and turbomasters that were on the shelves in the late 80s early 90s.

Some people forget that g1 had plenty ofor gimmicky figures that would fit right in to 1 step changers...jump starters anyone? I would argue we didn't get more complex transformations till beast wars.

Though skritz is right that parents go for the simpler ones as they look more doable then other offerings but I think there's another factor there...one being price.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968799)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:27am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Some people forget that g1 had plenty ofor gimmicky figures that would fit right in to 1 step changers...jump starters anyone? I would argue we didn't get more complex transformations till beast wars.


I didn't forget those. I used to get a bit disappointed when I'd get one cos that wasn't what I wanted in a Transformer but I kept them because it was the only version of that character so that's what they were and they still had distinct forms of robot and alt-mode(s). These Scouts have no reason to exist like they do. They are plenty far superior versions of these characters done as toys that fully transform and simple enough for those kids who apparently can't deal with the more 'complex' toys. Even in this line there's a bigger Bee that transforms into an actual car but even if that's too expensive for the buyer, just get an old Legends one for the kid. Can find them at most car boot sales or charity shops for almost nothing.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968801)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:30am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Some people forget that g1 had plenty ofor gimmicky figures that would fit right in to 1 step changers...jump starters anyone? I would argue we didn't get more complex transformations till beast wars.


I didn't forget those. I used to get a bit disappointed when I'd get one cos that wasn't what I wanted in a Transformer but I kept them because it was the only version of that character so that's what they were and they still had distinct forms of robot and alt-mode(s). These Scouts have no reason to exist like they do. They are plenty far superior versions of these characters done as toys that fully transform.

Oh I agree like I said a few posts above, I've no problem with simplified toys but these scouts just seem bad all around. I'd rather they just made small Legion class figures as those are always fun.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968803)
Posted by william-james88 on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:32am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Skritz wrote:I see Hasbro still hasn't learned and continues to have an entire toyline worth of 'shovelware' Transformers thinking kids will buy this crap. Okay, well in fact they do so clearly I'm just a grumpy old man but the what I've noticed when in stores is that it's parents who tend to push their kids toward the simpler, less step-involving figures. Now to some extent the reasoning make sense; a simpler toy mean, in theory, that little Billy can more easily play with it.

I dont really see how this is any different than the predators and turbomasters that were on the shelves in the late 80s early 90s.


I don't understand. Those turned into full vehicle modes and while kinda simplistic compared to today's figures they weren't far off what had been coming out in the mainline Transformers for the past few years back then. It's these Scout things that have me shaking my head in disbelief. Transformers that can't fully transform. That somehow seems worse than Transformers that cannot transform at all (yeah Action Masters) because at least they didn't pretend otherwise. :P


Skritz was talking about the entire toyline, not just the scouts. Same with my reply.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968804)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:32am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I'd rather they just made small Legion class figures as those are always fun.



Yeah, exactly cos those even serve the purpose of being fun pocket-sized Transformers for any age too. I sometimes take one or two with me to rehearsals if there are long periods i'm not actually doing anything for or on long bus/train/car journeys to have something to do and keep my fingers busy and my mind distracted from stress and anxiety and such. :)
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968805)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:36am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Skritz was talking about the entire toyline, not just the scouts. Same with my reply.


Well i don't think they're particularly great either and that many Generations figures of those characters do a better job and aren't a whole lot more complicated but yeah it's those Scouts that bug me the most.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968808)
Posted by leokearon on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:44am CDT
Image

This is mistransformed right?
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968809)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:46am CDT
Sadly not, that's it's complete transformation from bot mode.
Re: Stock Images of Transformers Cyberverse One Step Changers (1968810)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 5th, 2018 @ 10:47am CDT
leokearon wrote:Image

This is mistransformed right?
Nope, it's midtransformation, which is all the toy was going for. Robot to halfway-stopping-point. :P

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