Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Saturday, April 16th, 2016 8:08AM CDT

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Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top 5 list related to all things Transformers written by me, your fellow editor. These are my opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here.


Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys


5. Transformers Energon Sharkticon

This is a perfect little guy which marks a start to the golden era of quality deluxe class figures from Hasbro for vehicle Transformers (which lead into Classics, Cybertron and Animated). This is an inventive design combining the beast like elements of a shark and a submarine vehicle, making it beautifully Cybertronian. The Transformation is simple but effective, making both the robot and vehicle mode quite distinct, with different shapes and details. The articulation is as good as today's toys but the plastic is better and the pop out firing missiles in vehicle mode is a nice touch on this awesome figure which rocks one of the sweetest decos I have ever seen on a Transformers toy.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys


4. PCC Undertow and Waterlog

Every one of this toy's three modes is fun. It is hard not to like a speed boat with gattling guns. The green clear plastic cockpit (and robot-mode visor) is a nice touch which adds to the water theme and the light blue combiner ports dont take that much away from this figure as it does others since they end up looking like cybertronian breathing tubes in robot mode. What seals the deal though is the combiner torso which has a steam punk diving bell helmet, going all out on the water theme. And if that wasnt enough, you get the most distinctive minicon partner in the entire line with Waterlog. His more humanoid look makes him a cross homage to both the Centurion toy series, from Kenner, as well as Microman thanks to that clear turquoise plastic he is partly made of. He also doubles as a clear turquoise chest shield, making this really resemble some Microman toys. To have all this awesomeness crammed into a scout class Transformer is quite a rare thing these days.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys


3. Transformers Hunt For The Decepticons Sea Spray

Who would have thought little old G1 Seaspray would one day be the hulking bad ass he became with this toy. While the alt mode pays homage to the small G1 toy, the robot mode goes for a more streamlined movie look crosed with more traditional and smooth robot designs. I especially like how smooth the alt mode is, it looks so clean with every part connecting together flush that you wouldn't expect it to turn into a robot. But it does and you wouldn't want to mess with it due to the wide upper chest and shoulders and face plated robotic scuba helmet. But just to show you he also has a fun loving side, you can flip flippers from the underside of his feet and he has a fold down ramp in vehicle mode for him to accommodate any scout class Autobot who would need a ride across the pond. In the end I just love the look of this figure and how accomplished it is as a transforming toy which has no unnecessary kibble in either mode.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys


2. Transformers Beast Wars Metals Depth Charge

There is just so much win with this toy from the headsculpt to the metal manta ray alt mode with a deco that just pops. I like how beefy he is as a toy and I really like the opposite sides of the manta ray face becoming the legs, along with the how glorious he looks with his wings in robot mode. He also has a very fun central disc launching gimmick which works in all modes. If that wasn't enough, his tail becomes a harpoon and he has a shark drone which can fire missiles. Definitely one of the most fun toys of the Beast Wars era.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys


1. Transformers Beast Wars Cybershark

An extremely efficient transformer whose body length shell serves as a great disguise to a very poseable robot. The shark mode has beautiful deco which looks as good as any plastic shark toy found in toy stores in the 90s. What is amazing is that, despite it being a shellformer, it has great alt mode integration that is very reminiscent of traditional transformers with having the head of the alt mode as the chest. A main aspect of the original toys that make up what we call G1 was the disguise component and how they could infiltrate other toylines which didn’t transform. With its phenomenal alt mode, this sharkformer is a perfect example of this legacy. The deco on this toy is as masterful as that headsculpt and he comes armed to the teeth with extra shark themed projectiles (that can be stored within his back) and his pincertail. Of course, that is aside from his hammerhead shark head which he can shoot from his body!

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Honourable mentions: Revenge of the Fallen Depthcharge, Energon Mirage, G1 Octopunch (he was the first with the deep dive helmet), and Legends Gelshark.

And of course, a water themed list wouldn't be complete without a mention of Transformers Armada Tidal Wave!!!!!!! The main reason he didn't make it is because while his name was very much "Check me out, I am water themed!", I found the toy far too Cybertronian looking that it didn't fit the water theme the creators were probably going for, aside from the aircraft carrier component. The Battleship mode looks more meant for space travel than going across the sea.

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

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Transformers News: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys

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Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781761)
Posted by Randomhero on April 16th, 2016 @ 8:37am CDT
Great list Will and holy crap! I have never seen or heard of Undertow! That's an awesome looking figure! I can't believe I've seen or heard of that dude before! I want him!
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781770)
Posted by Kyleor on April 16th, 2016 @ 9:09am CDT
...Which figure is the one in the teaser pic since it's not on the list at all?
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781772)
Posted by william-james88 on April 16th, 2016 @ 9:22am CDT
Kyleor wrote:...Which figure is the one in the teaser pic since it's not on the list at all?


It's in the honourable mentions, just click the links in the article.
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781784)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 16th, 2016 @ 9:46am CDT
Great list and it's one of the only ones where I can say I own number 1 on the list :D he may not be known as much as his transmetal upgrade (or more appropriately, who that toy was re-released as) but he's still quite fun and I love how his transformation method is the same as the smaller releases like iguanus and terrasaur.

Also I was unaware that the pcc line had someone like undertow in it.
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781787)
Posted by Kyleor on April 16th, 2016 @ 9:52am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kyleor wrote:...Which figure is the one in the teaser pic since it's not on the list at all?


It's in the honourable mentions, just click the links in the article.


That would require me reading instead of just looking for more pretty pictures x.x Derp
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781789)
Posted by Alpha Dominus on April 16th, 2016 @ 9:57am CDT
As always, great list! I'm not familiar with most of these dudes so it was a good introduction. :D
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781790)
Posted by fenrir72 on April 16th, 2016 @ 9:59am CDT
G1 Seaspray

G1 Sharkticon

G1 Broadside
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781791)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on April 16th, 2016 @ 10:08am CDT
I love my Takara Tidalwave/Shockwave. The paint apps alone surpasses any one of the Hasbro versions. I feel Tidalwave SHOULD have been a part of the Combiner Wars line...damn can you imagine? :shock: Thanks for putting him on the list WJ! :VEHI:
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781817)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 16th, 2016 @ 11:03am CDT
I totally disagree with you on Tidal Wave. Not only should he be on the list, he should get the top spot. All 3 parts are straight water-battle themed, and they function very well when combined. I also have to note that Galaxy Force Thunderblast is also missing. That figure is also superior to all the figures you listed, maybe with the exception of Depth Charge. Of course, BotCon Elita also goes with that, as that's a redeco of Thunderblast. Of those you actually put on the list, Depth Charge should be #1.
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781820)
Posted by ubertenorman on April 16th, 2016 @ 11:11am CDT
Good thing you didn't try to do a top 10 list, you'd have run out of options ;)
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781839)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 16th, 2016 @ 11:58am CDT
I almost bought that Sharkticon a long time ago in my childhood. Kinda wish I had :MAXIMAL:
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781841)
Posted by william-james88 on April 16th, 2016 @ 12:00pm CDT
Thanks everyone for the kind comments!

Rodimus Prime wrote:I totally disagree with you on Tidal Wave. Not only should he be on the list, he should get the top spot. All 3 parts are straight water-battle themed, and they function very well when combined. I also have to note that Galaxy Force Thunderblast is also missing. That figure is also superior to all the figures you listed, maybe with the exception of Depth Charge. Of course, BotCon Elita also goes with that, as that's a redeco of Thunderblast. Of those you actually put on the list, Depth Charge should be #1.


So what would be your full top 5 list?
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781846)
Posted by Overcracker on April 16th, 2016 @ 12:17pm CDT
Great list. But I'm shocked King Poseidon a.k.a Piranacon and the Seacons did not get even a passing mention.

They are the quintessential water / sea based transformers, and while the combined mode is not the greatest, the individual beats modes are list worthy specially Lobclaw (Nautilator) and Kraken (Seawing).

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Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781848)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 16th, 2016 @ 12:27pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:Great list. But I'm shocked King Poseidon a.k.a Piranacon and the Seacons did not get even a passing mention.

They are the quintessential water / sea based transformers, and while the combined mode is not the greatest, the individual beats modes are list worthy specially Lobclaw (Nautilator) and Kraken (Seawing).

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Ah the seacons, I was only missing snaptrap and the one who is the right leg (not tenakill) ah if only I could of afforded the g2 seasons when they were available
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781849)
Posted by StarFireMk4 on April 16th, 2016 @ 12:33pm CDT
All the ones I would list are there. Good job. :D
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781850)
Posted by william-james88 on April 16th, 2016 @ 12:35pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:Great list. But I'm shocked King Poseidon a.k.a Piranacon and the Seacons did not get even a passing mention.

They are the quintessential water / sea based transformers, and while the combined mode is not the greatest, the individual beats modes are list worthy specially Lobclaw (Nautilator) and Kraken (Seawing).


Yeah, thats definitely an omission on my part, so thanks for contributing here!
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781851)
Posted by Overcracker on April 16th, 2016 @ 12:37pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Ah the seacons, I was only missing snaptrap and the one who is the right leg (not tenakill) ah if only I could of afforded the g2 seasons when they were available


Lobclaw (Nautilator) is generally the right leg. Though sometimes like in the picture I used, its Gulf (Skalor).

You can still get the commemorative seacons for around $59.99 at BBTS if you really want a complete Seacon set.

william-james88 wrote:
Yeah, thats definitely an omission on my part, so thanks for contributing here!


Always happy to point out omissions. :-D :HEADHURTS:
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781854)
Posted by StarFireMk4 on April 16th, 2016 @ 12:44pm CDT
Actually I take it back, while it's still good it's incomplete. WHERE'S CLAWJAW? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781859)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 16th, 2016 @ 12:50pm CDT
Yeah it was Skalor I was forgetting! Thanks overcracker :-) I'll look into the commerative edition, at one point I was going to look for God Poesiden, but prices weren't favorable :lol:
Re: Top 5 Best Water Themed Transformers Toys (1781861)
Posted by Va'al on April 16th, 2016 @ 12:52pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:Great list James and holy crap! I have never seen or heard of Undertow! That's an awesome looking figure! I can't believe I've seen or heard of that dude before! I want him!


That is the wonder of the PCC line. They will always be in my heart.
My Elastic Heart. With Shia.


(You better be looking after them Will.)



But yes, I entirely agree on Undertow, it's an excellent little boat that could, and will. And it has the Octopunch homage, excellent headsculpt and lightpiping, plus gattling guns. Because the seas be a dangerous place, laddie. Yarr.

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