Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review

Transformers News: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 10:38AM CDT

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Just in from zoidiect on YouTube is a video review of the new Transformers Cyberverse Power of the Spark Spark Armor Shockwave with Solar Shot. zoidiect shows the transformation, how the armor fits on Shockwave, and how he stacks up next to Cyberverse Gnaw. Many fans have made the comparison of this upgraded Shockwave to some of his prior incarnations, and the use of a satellite for his sidekick certainly harkens back to his Transformers Energon version. Enjoy the view and let us know your thoughts in the forum. Stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news.
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Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2035353)
Posted by Stargrave on August 22nd, 2019 @ 12:59pm CDT
Sometimes I think of Shockwave as the Batman of Transformers.
He seems like the kind of person who would have some mnemonically blocked file full of countermeasures to kill every single Cybertronian if ever the need arose.
The kind of guy who shows up to meetings on time only when it conveniences his purposes.
He’s busy with his own stuff but he’s part of a team.
Cold, calculating, looks great in dark colors, horns on his head.

Get this guy a cape and a childhood born vendetta against crime and you’ve got Cybertronian Batman aka Bruce Shockwayne.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2035354)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 22nd, 2019 @ 1:09pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:Sometimes I think of Shockwave as the Batman of Transformers.
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Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2035365)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 22nd, 2019 @ 6:35pm CDT
Shocky looks pretty dang cool! This must be the year of the shockwave, and also the year of the armored up shockwave!

Still think Ratchet will be the one from this size class I will pick up though, for now
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2035622)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 24th, 2019 @ 4:52pm CDT
Let's talk Cyberverse. 2 figures specifically.

first up, Sky Byte.

This guy is a fantastic little dude! The robot mode is really enjoyable and despite the lack of a head swivel, he poses as much as I would hope he could. The colors are really nice too, with some decent paint. The transformation is effective and the shark mode is awesome. I'm surprised at how good the shark mode is and how well it all works out, well done!

The drone is also cool. the drill bit fits over his fist, so you get a pretty awesome claw/drill double punch. And the dividing up of the drone works out really nice. I love it!

Overall, he is great. i didn't plan to get him, but I saw him at Target today and decided to give him a try, and he was much better than i thought he would be. I like him more than Cheetor. Gives me confidence in how much I will enjoy Ratchet.

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And the other Cyberverse figure of the day: Grimlock. I saw him again today, and third times the charm. Wow is he awesome.

Given he is twice as much as Sky Byte, I am surprised at how much larger he is, and how it isn't the result of weak plastic or hollowness. He is pretty filled out, and he has really good posability too.

The robot mode is the strongest mode, and it kills. He is big and intimidating, has a great head, awesome arms, and that super stomp thing is really cool. The colors are sweet! Transformation is pretty different with the way the legs work and the dino mode is cool, though I wish the front had a bit more color breakup, but that's minor.

He is definitely worth the money. he is a better toy than the PotP Grimlock for sure, and they were both around the same price, and he is bigger.

He is good, get him if you can.

And with that, I have 3 Cyberverse figures. I'd say Cheetor is the weakest of the 3, but all 3 are pretty good, and a definite increase in quality and fun over the original cyberverse figures. Now to wait out Ratchet and the Scraplet!

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Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2035879)
Posted by william-james88 on August 26th, 2019 @ 12:28pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Let's talk Cyberverse. 2 figures specifically.


I loved every minute of reading this. Very glad you got the figures and even more glad that you enjoyed them. It's really as you say it, what is so great about skybyte is that he actually works as well as one would hope for a toy that big (I really like how everything ends up in the back).
And for Grimlock, it's just how massive he looks at that price without him being simplified as other toys have been for that price. I am very glad you also appreciated the variation on the transformation scheme they gave him. That meant a lot to me, it means they werent phoning it in, even for a line that might not get as much attention.
When fans ridicule the line and say today's kids deserve better, this guy is a good counterargument.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2035881)
Posted by Stargrave on August 26th, 2019 @ 12:42pm CDT
I’m totally guilty of disregarding RiD and this line or these types of younger themed lines as just phoned in and automatically lower quality but this time it really seems different.

I mean with Cheetor and Sky Byte and Jetfire, the cleverness in these transformations despite the economy of cost/materials, it is all really impressive to me. The attention to the detail on this Grimlock’s face and how his action feature works is undeniably appealing and just plain cool.

If I wasn’t so obsessed with Siege and had more funds I’d grab these in a heartbeat. You guys have sold me on them. If you get bored with them I have a good forever home waiting for them :lol:
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2035919)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 26th, 2019 @ 6:23pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Let's talk Cyberverse. 2 figures specifically.


I loved every minute of reading this. Very glad you got the figures and even more glad that you enjoyed them. It's really as you say it, what is so great about skybyte is that he actually works as well as one would hope for a toy that big (I really like how everything ends up in the back).
And for Grimlock, it's just how massive he looks at that price without him being simplified as other toys have been for that price. I am very glad you also appreciated the variation on the transformation scheme they gave him. That meant a lot to me, it means they werent phoning it in, even for a line that might not get as much attention.
When fans ridicule the line and say today's kids deserve better, this guy is a good counterargument.

Oh man Will, these are the figures we have needed from this line from the beginning. Sky Byte is so good, and he is perfect for his size. A bigger figure with similar engineering would be good too! He is ridiculously fun.

and I wholly agree with Grimlock. He is massive, but not really simplified, and he is durable as hell. that is a solid $30 toy. He is frikkin fantastic.

And the best part? Since I got them Saturday, they have been the figures I keep playing with! The siege and selects figure have been secondary to how much fun these 2 are.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2036170)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 28th, 2019 @ 7:01pm CDT
GRIMLOCK.... SMASH!!!!

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Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2036173)
Posted by Stargrave on August 28th, 2019 @ 7:13pm CDT
YES! ;)^ love that!
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2036357)
Posted by Stargrave on August 30th, 2019 @ 2:40am CDT
Thanks to an update to Previews World we have an image and description of the upcoming wave 5 assortment for the Cyberverse line. Here we have a repacking of wave 1 Shockwave with wave cannon attack, Jetfire with sky surge attack, a retooling of wave 1 Bumblebee with a new Hive Swarm rocket attack, and Drift with swing slash attack.

Here's the product description from Previews World:

"From Hasbro Toy Group. Take on the galaxy with Transformers Cyberverse Warriors! Each 4 1/2-inch robot has a swell disguise based with awesome features and amazing alternate modes. Collect Optimus Prime, Shockwave, Drift, Jetfire, and Bumblebee!"

No word on Optimus being included in this wave but hey, he's always there in spirit, or spark, as the case (assortment) may be.

Here's the image from Previews World:

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And here's some new official product images for Drift, Jetfire, and this current version of Bumblebee:

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Share your thoughts in the forum and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2036424)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on August 30th, 2019 @ 3:37pm CDT
Just found Spark Armor Shockwave and Ratchet at Target. I haven't messed around with any Cyberverse figures yet, so I wondering how good the quality of them is. Mostly asking because I was thinking about grabbing Ratchet, but the figures are a bit on the small side and I'd rather not spend $15 on something that isn't that great of quality
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2036429)
Posted by william-james88 on August 30th, 2019 @ 4:14pm CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Just found Spark Armor Shockwave and Ratchet at Target. I haven't messed around with any Cyberverse figures yet, so I wondering how good the quality of them is. Mostly asking because I was thinking about grabbing Ratchet, but the figures are a bit on the small side and I'd rather not spend $15 on something that isn't that great of quality


It's the same quality as Ttans Return legends figures. A bit bigger than those. And the armour being 5$ extra means the pack's price is right on the mark.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2036448)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on August 30th, 2019 @ 5:54pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Just found Spark Armor Shockwave and Ratchet at Target. I haven't messed around with any Cyberverse figures yet, so I wondering how good the quality of them is. Mostly asking because I was thinking about grabbing Ratchet, but the figures are a bit on the small side and I'd rather not spend $15 on something that isn't that great of quality


It's the same quality as Ttans Return legends figures. A bit bigger than those. And the armour being 5$ extra means the pack's price is right on the mark.

Alright, thanks ;)^
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2036466)
Posted by bacem on August 31st, 2019 @ 12:05am CDT
definitely interested in warrior class jetfire. tough i will wait for in-hand image to confirm if his neck rotate or not. because aside from that one part, all the minimum requirement for articulation seems to be met already.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2036816)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 3rd, 2019 @ 6:46pm CDT
sky byte came to work
Kicking Ass and Taking names
He is amazing

If you don't buy one
It will be a grave mistake
Go get him Tiger

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Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2036828)
Posted by Stargrave on September 3rd, 2019 @ 8:12pm CDT
:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2037262)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on September 6th, 2019 @ 9:57pm CDT
While Burger King has offered a promotional set of toys for the new Transformers: Cyberverse Toys based on the new Spark Armor line here in the US, thanks to TFW2005 Boards member prime roller, we now know that other parts of the world have some new Transformers Cyberverse Power Of The Spark Toys, coming from McDonald's instead.

A McDonald’s display in Taiwan revealed a new set of Transformers Cyberverse toys of Optimus Prime, Jetfire, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Prowl, Megatron, Starscream and Shockwave that are inspired by the Spark Armor gimmick. Each figure, like in the main line, comes with a little vehicle that can separate into parts that can be attached to the figure as weapons or armor. These toys do not transform, but the last fast food toys that actually did were way back in 2008, so there's no surprise here.



It is still unknown whether these toys will be offered in the US, but these figures have also been spotted in Peru, Japan, and India too.

Keep your scanners peeled for any more sightings, and always post your findings in the Sightings thread. As always, stay tuned with Seibertron.com for more updates.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2037278)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on September 7th, 2019 @ 1:19am CDT
Employee at McDonald's here, the next U.S. toys will be Mattel properties. I'll try to find out if these will reach the States.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2037306)
Posted by Adimus Prime on September 7th, 2019 @ 9:38am CDT
Is it too much to ask for a view of Prime, Bumblebee, or a clear look at Starscream?
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Shockwave and Solar Shot Video Review (2037514)
Posted by william-james88 on September 9th, 2019 @ 1:42pm CDT
For those not in the know, the Cyberverse line finally got decent. It's still targeting a younger kids, of course, but it has been releasing toys that feel less compromised and that anyone could enjoy with the Spark Armor toys. Ratchet, in particular, was rather interesting for fans since getting a new mold for a G1 style Ratchet with an earth mode is something rarer than chicken with teeth. The last time we got an earth mode ratchet who actually had a real window chest from Hasbro was 10 years ago and it wasn't good.
So is this one any good? Well, you'll be the judge. Below are images of the toy at multiple angles. It comes with a Snowmobile which becomes armour.

For a quick review, the toy is mostly fine for the size (a tad bit bigger than scout) and while it has painted windows all across the alt mode, on all sides, there is some obvious deco missing from the robot mode. The EKG designs on the shoulders, for one. While those are painted on the renders, you'll see that the toy's final deco is very different to what we first saw. The other issue is the lack of a head rotation and bicep/thigh swivel. Though previous generations toys of this size class were also missing some of those articulation points, these are always fun to have. Skybyte is still the best in that regard due to his use of ball joints (a nice beast era homage it would seem).

Amazing car mode though, and a really nice and meaty Optimus Prime like transformation that I hope gets revisited in later Ratchet toys.

Below are images I took and a few video reviews (along with a review of his case mate Shockwave). Enjoy!

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