Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 9:32AM CST

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Instead of waiting for Toyfair, it seems Hasbro preferred going by their relateively new way of product promotion and revealed the Transformers Cyberverse Toyline on Gizmodo. This is similar to what we saw happen last year (at a similar time) with the Robots in Disguise toyline, when Bludgeon, Blurr and Skywarp were revealed. And very similar to that previous article, the angle this promotion is taking is that these toys are callbacks to G1.

Below you will find product descriptions along with various 3d renders of the toys making up this toyline. You will notice that while these toys do sport the evergreen designs, they are entirely different and seperate from the Athentics toyline.

Which of these Cyberverse toys do you like best? Let us know!


Scout Class Bumblebee

To differentiate the amount of detail, transformability, and sizes of the toys in the new line, the Transformers Cyberverse figures are now broken down into classes, starting with the Scout Class Bumblebee. At $8 this kid-friendly version of Bee requires just six steps to go from robot to vehicle mode but still includes a Sting Shot Action Attack move with a blade that automatically pops out when triggered.


Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed


Ultra Class Grimlock and Bumblebee

Given he’s the star of the new animated series, it’s not surprising to see a couple of toy versions of Bumblebee being released. The Ultra Class version of Bee adds an extra transformation step over the Scout Class, but with a vastly improved vehicle mode, and an alternate Hive Swarm Action Attack move that’s triggered when the transformation is complete. Ultra Class Grimlock provides a little more of a challenge, with 14 steps needed to turn him into a T-rex, and a Rocket Roar Action Attack move. Both figures will sell for $20 when they arrive here on Earth in the fall.


Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed


Warrior Class Starscream and Decepticon Shockwave

Outranking the Scout class is the Warrior Class Cyberverse toys featuring modernized versions of fan-favorite baddies Starscream and Shockwave. They’ll both be available in the Fall for $15, with Starscream requiring seven steps to transform, and Shockwave needing nine. With both figures the final transformation step triggers a unique attack move; the Wing Slice Action Attack for Starscream, and the Wave Cannon Action Attack for Shockwave—although the unblinking stare of Shockwave’s Cyclops eye is intimidating enough for me.


Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed


Ultimate Class Optimus Prime and Megatron

The vehicle or “alt” versions of the $30 Ultimate Class Optimus Prime and Megatron figures seem to deviate most from the G1 toys. But the robot modes, which can be reached in 11 or eight steps, respectively, will be more familiar to kids of the ‘80s. The posing potential of each figure—important for nostalgic collectors—looks great, but each toy also figures those animated attack modes, including the Fusion Mega Shot Action Attack for Megatron, and the Matrix Mega Shot Action Attack, which finally puts that Matrix of Leadership in Optimus’ chest to better use than just a plot point.


Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed


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Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed
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Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938891)
Posted by Terrsolpix on February 15th, 2018 @ 9:39am CST
hello RiD my old friend
come to warm shelves again
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938892)
Posted by william-james88 on February 15th, 2018 @ 9:41am CST
Overcracker wrote:Shockwave is a crab?

Looks more like one of those 4 legged tanks, like Cybertron Rumble

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I find it kinda sad that these toys are simplified. I can see exactly how that Ultimate megatron transforms (similar to the legends figure he had before, but somehow even simpler than that).
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938895)
Posted by Quantum Surge on February 15th, 2018 @ 9:46am CST
Warriors and maybe Ultras are alright, but I could care less about the nostalgia homages when I could just by the Generations line (I know what y'all are thinking, since I said many times I don't like the G1 with knees designs of Prime Wars). Also, is it kind of weird that the guy who made the article doesn't seem to be aware of the MP and Generations line?
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938896)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 15th, 2018 @ 9:47am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:Shockwave is a crab?

Looks more like one of those 4 legged tanks, like Cybertron Rumble

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I find it kinda sad that these toys are simplified. I can see exactly how that Ultra megatron transforms (similar to the legends figure he had before, but somehow even simpler than that).


Or if you think further,the Altmode looks like Crablops Leg unit from Metal Slug.
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Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938897)
Posted by YoungPrime on February 15th, 2018 @ 9:48am CST
.......I really hope this cheap looking crap isn't replacing the Generations line otherwise Hasbro's numbers will decline and 3rd Party Companies will salivate!

The only one that interesting is Shockwave and that's only because Hasbro refuses to finally make a quality Voyager class version of him.

Other than that, this line is a pass!
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938899)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 15th, 2018 @ 9:52am CST
I can't wait for that Megatron, the Tank mode is :michaelbay: :CON:
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938900)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 15th, 2018 @ 9:54am CST
YoungPrime wrote:.......I really hope this cheap looking crap isn't replacing the Generations line
What? Why would it be? This is the TV show line. That's always a separate line from the CHUG lines.
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Posted by RiddlerJ on February 15th, 2018 @ 9:56am CST
Albatross250 wrote:I can't wait for that Megatron, the Tank mode is :michaelbay: :CON:


If that Megatron was a legends class, I'd be for it. For a $30 figure....
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938905)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 15th, 2018 @ 10:03am CST
RiddlerJ wrote:
Albatross250 wrote:I can't wait for that Megatron, the Tank mode is :michaelbay: :CON:


If that Megatron was a legends class, I'd be for it. For a $30 figure....

I could think it can be a Voyager since its Ultimate-class (really hoping for it) :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938906)
Posted by william-james88 on February 15th, 2018 @ 10:04am CST
RiddlerJ wrote:
Albatross250 wrote:I can't wait for that Megatron, the Tank mode is :michaelbay: :CON:


If that Megatron was a legends class, I'd be for it. For a $30 figure....

Why not just buy the legends class version that is already out there with a very similar transformation?

Terrsolpix wrote:hello RiD my old friend
come to warm shelves again


These are worse than RID. RID had really good warrior and legion figures. In fact some of their Warrior figures were more complex than most of what we are getting right now in the generations line (and even more complex than Gen Leader Megatron). ooking at that Shockwve, this line looks super simple. And I really am not a fan of how Starscream has his null rays molded into his arms.

Quantum Surge wrote: Also, is it kind of weird that the guy who made the article doesn't seem to be aware of the MP and Generations line?

The article is terribly written. It is clear as day that these toys are for kids and not meant for collectors and yet he writing goes completely against that. Which makes it sound totally dumb when as you say, there is a line going on right now that is far more aimed at kids from the 80s.

It is also written in reverse on the gizmodo site showing how little care was put into anything.

YoungPrime wrote:.......I really hope this cheap looking crap isn't replacing the Generations line otherwise Hasbro's numbers will decline and 3rd Party Companies will salivate!

This is nonsense, we know it isnt replacing generations, where is taht notion even coming from? Hasbro said generations is continuing for at least another 3 years.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938908)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on February 15th, 2018 @ 10:18am CST
That can't be that Bumblebee's actual alt-mode. I refuse to believe that. I'll probably buy Shockwave (because I always buy Shockwaves, and because the world needs more crab tanks) and other than that this line looks like something I'll skip.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938909)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 15th, 2018 @ 10:20am CST
william-james88 wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:
Albatross250 wrote:I can't wait for that Megatron, the Tank mode is :michaelbay: :CON:


If that Megatron was a legends class, I'd be for it. For a $30 figure....

Why not just buy the legends class version that is already out there with a very similar transformation?


B-but the Legends class has lack some details-... *sigh* Guess I'll buy both. :roll: :lol:
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938912)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on February 15th, 2018 @ 10:27am CST
I'll buy Shockwave and maybe Megatron and that's pretty much it for me.
Also, the Starscreams in the last photo looks a lot like Machine Wars Starscreams with those giant engines on the wings. That or I'm just too tired to see clearly.
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Posted by bacem on February 15th, 2018 @ 10:28am CST
Ok, so my first thought:
I actually like those ultimate class optimus and megatron. They looks like they are fun to transform, and has decent articulation, plus i like the overall design. If i'm gonna pick something from this line, it will be those two
Grimlock is pretty cool too, just that the position of his dino head looks awkward. If that head can swivel down, i will get him as well
Bumblebee...no, just, no. Both of them. No.
Starscream and shockwave, i think i'll wait for review, but my current impression on them is just average.
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Posted by Lore Keeper on February 15th, 2018 @ 10:42am CST
RID '15 just barely won me over as a collector once their Warrior class toys started improving. This line though? Pass. Hard pass. They all look like upscaled Legion class toys.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938922)
Posted by leokearon on February 15th, 2018 @ 10:47am CST
Same old characters getting the same old alt modes in anew toyline. 8-|
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Posted by william-james88 on February 15th, 2018 @ 11:00am CST
Lore Keeper wrote:RID '15 just barely won me over as a collector once their Warrior class toys started improving. This line though? Pass. Hard pass. They all look like upscaled Legion class toys.

Same with me, regarding everything you wrote. This warrior class doesnt seem to be on the same level as the RID warrior class, especially with the toy image at the end of Warrior BB, which looks really cheap.

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And since it wasnt clear in the very poorly written gizmodo article, the image above shows all 4 classes with a Ultra Starscream (around voyager size), Scout Megatron, Ultimate Optimus (around leader size), and Warrior Bumblebee.

Decepticon Stryker wrote:I'll buy Shockwave and maybe Megatron and that's pretty much it for me.
Also, the Starscreams in the last photo looks a lot like Machine Wars Starscreams with those giant engines on the wings. That or I'm just too tired to see clearly.

I too thought of Machine Wars Starscream ;)^

Speaking of Starscream, what kind of ticks me off is how his robot mode is essentially unchanged from RID. I see no point in getting a toy of him if I already have a better one for the exact same design.

Albatross250 wrote:B-but the Legends class has lack some details-... *sigh* Guess I'll buy both. :roll: :lol:


I am speaking of this legends class Megqatron:

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Re: Transformers Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Revealed (1938930)
Posted by Black Hat on February 15th, 2018 @ 11:05am CST
Oh marvellous. More simplified junk. Surely the kids deserve something a bit better than this? I mean, I get that the kids' line isn't going to be MP quality but when we've had lines like Animated and Cybertron (and even the better bits of RID) filling the kids' line obligation this becomes a little more difficult to stomach. Simple doesn't have to come at the expense of being a good toy.

I will say though, Shockwave turning into a Scrapmetal style crab tank is a stroke of genius and it makes me really sad that design isn't getting a better toy.
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Posted by william-james88 on February 15th, 2018 @ 11:07am CST
Black Hat wrote: I mean, I get that the kids' line isn't going to be MP quality but when we've had lines like Animated and Cybertron (and even the better bits of RID) filling the kids' line obligation this becomes a little more difficult to stomach.


There was Prime too, which was more complex than anything we have gotten in a mainline since, including Generations.
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Posted by Black Hat on February 15th, 2018 @ 11:09am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Black Hat wrote: I mean, I get that the kids' line isn't going to be MP quality but when we've had lines like Animated and Cybertron (and even the better bits of RID) filling the kids' line obligation this becomes a little more difficult to stomach.


There was Prime too, which was more complex than anything we have gotten in a mainline since, including Generations.

Huh, how did I forget about Prime? That had some storming good figures. Some not very good ones too, but them's the breaks.

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