Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review

Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 6:50pm CDT

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Thanks to our ole review pal chuckdawg1999, we have a new review for you to check out today: Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime. This is the first review we have gotten for the ultimate class figures, and this larger class sort of has a tough crowd, considering the overall low reviews and opinions of the Cyberverse toyline so far, save Shockwave.

But Ultimate Optimus Prime here actually appears to be quite a decent figure, at least according to Chuck. The figure itself has pretty good posability and a pretty neat gimmick that works in both modes, along with a decent Transformation as well, and, as Chuck says, he feels pretty sturdy too.

Check out Chuck's thoughts below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

With the Ultimate Class from the Cyberverse line, we get a great Neo-G1 Optimus Prime. Transformation is simple but features a nice throwback nod to G1 Optimus Prime, that results in a cool, futuristic truck mode. The gimmick is fun and nonobtrusive unless you have large hands like me. Overall Ultimate Class Optimus Prime is a great figure you can have a lot of fun with.


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Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974320)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 26th, 2018 @ 7:57pm CDT
I gotta say, I like it.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974334)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 26th, 2018 @ 8:51pm CDT
To sum up the Cyberverse advert in one image.

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But on a serious note the toys look really fun. From what I can see from Chuck's vid this line is going to be interesting!
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974348)
Posted by whacko on July 26th, 2018 @ 9:34pm CDT
What is "ultimate" about this figure?

It looks like a poorly articulated, oddly molded, cheap bit of garbage.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974353)
Posted by william-james88 on July 26th, 2018 @ 9:43pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Okay, So I've sampled Cyberverse Shocky and maybe my standards have just been lowered over the years, but I don't hate him.

His Alt Mode is a cop-out but there is SOME transformation with the front limbs rotating and I like that his alt mode has its own cannon as opposed to Shockwave just using the same gun in both modes, something I always hate (What's the point in transforming if he has the same junk in both modes). Some people have tossed out Beast Wars' penchant for the limbs-as-limbs tactic so I'm kinda used to it by now.


THANKS! I don't hate it either, neither the robot or the alt mode and from the responses I was getting, I was starting to think I was nuts.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974356)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 26th, 2018 @ 9:47pm CDT
whacko wrote:What is "ultimate" about this figure?
Its size. :P
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974391)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on July 27th, 2018 @ 2:03am CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Thanks to our ole review pal chuckdawg1999, we have a new review for you to check out today: Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime. This is the first review we have gotten for the ultimate class figures, and this larger class sort of has a tough crowd, considering the overall low reviews and opinions of the Cyberverse toyline so far, save Shockwave.

But Ultimate Optimus Prime here actually appears to be quite a decent figure, at least according to Chuck. The figure itself has pretty good posability and a pretty neat gimmick that works in both modes, along with a decent Transformation as well, and, as Chuck says, he feels pretty sturdy too.

Check out Chuck's thoughts below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

With the Ultimate Class from the Cyberverse line, we get a great Neo-G1 Optimus Prime. Transformation is simple but features a nice throwback nod to G1 Optimus Prime, that results in a cool, futuristic truck mode. The gimmick is fun and nonobtrusive unless you have large hands like me. Overall Ultimate Class Optimus Prime is a great figure you can have a lot of fun with.



I actually picked this guy up today after finding a distinct lack of Lockdown and Ant-Man on the shelves (just saw Ant-Man and the Wasp, loved it!) and since this guy is the only one in the line that interests me at all I figured I'd give him a shot. He's alright, nothing amazing but fun. He's got basic articulation, his shoulders can move back a bit (nice surprise) and while he has no ankle tilts he's got big feet so he stands up well. Only big complaint I have is that his gimmick will NOT STOP ACTIVATING ITSELF. It's on a hair trigger and it's incredibly annoying, and a few panels stay in place only using gravity, but it's not the worst thing I've ever seen. I might paint him a bit, I don't really like the black tossed onto his hands and waist, looks bad to me. I'm also considering gluing his gimmick shut so I never have to deal with it again. That said, he's still fun and generally will look good on a shelf.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974396)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 27th, 2018 @ 2:16am CDT
the truck cab looks like a tomato :lol:
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974516)
Posted by william-james88 on July 27th, 2018 @ 9:33am CDT
The Cyberverse line is out in full now across several countries but unlike most cartoon centered Transformers toylines preceding it, the excitement just isn't there. A lot of that has to do with the fans simply not knowing what this line entails. When it was first revealed the toys that seemed to have the most potential were Warrior Shockwave, Scout Megatron and Ultimate Megatron. Warrior Shockwave turned out to be ok (though not great), Scout Megatron turned out to be a major let down (not being able to fully transform) and now we will see about Ultimate Megatron.

I will cut to the chase, he is fine for kids, much better than the simpler toys of this size from Robots in Disguise, but still just a shadow of the great toy it could be. And it wouldn't need so much more. He reminds me a lot of Leader Animated Megatron in a way, with the similar aesthetics and decent yet simple transformation that efficiently gives you two good looking modes. It also reminds me of the Cybertron line where the robot is fully made up of the alt mode parts yet we see different sides of the same part to give the two modes different details. I love those two lines, so this is high praise, but the toy falls short mostly due to lack of crucial articulation and intrusive gimmick.

Now let's get to it.

We get the toy in robot mode and my instinct is to try posing him. That's where the problems start and where the interest starts sinking fast. For a big figure, he does not have much more articulation than a very basic toy. There is no articulation at the neck, bicep, elbow, wrist and no thing swivel. You cannot even move the cannon out of the way to see his other fist. So the static pose is his main stance, though you are welcome to try other poses.

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The gimmick gives him another stance where you bring the arms together (this is the same transformation step for getting him into tank mode) where you can press a button and flip out to cannon. This makes it look like the cannon is firing and while we did see stock photos of this, there is no lock in mechanism so you can only keep seeing this effect when you keep pressing.

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Turning him into a tank is easy and I am sure I have seen this transformation elsewhere (titanium Fallen?) But I didn't mind. For a simpler toy, it has some nice steps, especially the feet. It's a simple but elegant way to get from his lower leg into his full tank treads.

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I can see a young kid really enjoying this transformation. It's easy but very blocky, like one of the simpler Cybertron toys. And in tank mode, all the parts that made up the robot are flipped so you see new detail for the tank mode. The tank looks great, I have no issues with it, and unlike some other tank Transformers, you can't make out the fists as easily even though there is no extra step to hide them.

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This is easily the better mode for me. The gimmick makes more sense here, it rolls and basically get the job done as well as I would expect for any tank former. Its got a nice meaty size too, especially height wise.

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So in the end, this is a major step up from the Power Surge and three step figures from Robots in Disguise, so that’s good news for kids. However, it is not on par with leader toys from the Cybertron era though I do see some similarities in the design to what we got in the Animated and Cybertron leaders. This can be the basis for a much better toy, but as it stands I do not recommend him to collectors.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974518)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 27th, 2018 @ 9:40am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Turning him into a tank is easy and I am sure I have seen this transformation elsewhere
G2 Dreadwind (and redecos).
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974526)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 27th, 2018 @ 10:18am CDT
Doesn't look like a very good toy at all to me. Simplistic is fine but it's just terrible looking in sculpt, shape and design. And that face is horrendous.

(though I'm not massively fond of that Cybertron Prime or Animated Megatron and I've owned both those...not intentionally but as parts of large lots so yeah this figure was never gonna be for me.)
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974549)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 27th, 2018 @ 11:02am CDT
Universe Galvatron also had a similar transformation of treads to legs...yet also made it more complicated due to his issues.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974589)
Posted by MrBlack on July 27th, 2018 @ 1:19pm CDT
Looks like a good kids toy. A decent look overall, simple transformation, and a relatively unobtrusive gimmick. My kids don't care about articulation (and neither did I as a young'un) so this should be fine for them.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974825)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 28th, 2018 @ 4:40pm CDT
Honestly, this toyline is not looking good, the lack of articulation for poorly executed gimmicks, the gimmicks titled with cringe-worthy attacks...
I finally realized what these toys remind me of! You remember those Fast Action Battlers from '07?
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Tell me I'm not the only one seeing how this line is mimicking the FAB toys. Like, more so than the usually kid aimed Transformers sub-lines (One-step Changers, Activators, Deployers, etc.). Like statically, they don't look horrible, but then when you get into the articulation and gimmick, oh boy.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974826)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 28th, 2018 @ 4:52pm CDT
So here in the UK, the argos catalogue is out with all the cyberverse lines accounted for except scout class...which may actually be a good thing. £15.99 for warrior class, £20.99 for ultra and £29.99 for ultimate. Still on the fence about warrior shockwave but I think I may crack and get him.
Link for those interested:
http://www.argos.co.uk/search/transformers-cyberverse/
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974828)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 28th, 2018 @ 5:06pm CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:Honestly, this toyline is not looking good, the lack of articulation for poorly executed gimmicks, the gimmicks titled with cringe-worthy attacks...
I finally realized what these toys remind me of! You remember those Fast Action Battlers from '07?
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Tell me I'm not the only one seeing how this line is mimicking the FAB toys. Like, more so than the usually kid aimed Transformers sub-lines (One-step Changers, Activators, Deployers, etc.). Like statically, they don't look horrible, but then when you get into the articulation and gimmick, oh boy.


I think you hit the nail right on the head there. 2007 and RotF Fast Action Battlers, AoE Power Battlers/Attackers have the same principle. So they're Warrior Class in name only.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1974858)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 28th, 2018 @ 7:57pm CDT


Here's a video review of Ultimate Megs to check out
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1975001)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 29th, 2018 @ 5:49am CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:Honestly, this toyline is not looking good, the lack of articulation for poorly executed gimmicks, the gimmicks titled with cringe-worthy attacks...
I finally realized what these toys remind me of! You remember those Fast Action Battlers from '07?
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Tell me I'm not the only one seeing how this line is mimicking the FAB toys. Like, more so than the usually kid aimed Transformers sub-lines (One-step Changers, Activators, Deployers, etc.). Like statically, they don't look horrible, but then when you get into the articulation and gimmick, oh boy.

They're much better than this hunk of petroleum they call Megatron.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1975008)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2018 @ 6:12am CDT
There's high chances that I'll be skipping this line entirely. Even for Shockwave. Space is becoming damn limited and I have some new non-TF interest rising like a tidal wave right now.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1975243)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 29th, 2018 @ 11:35pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:There's high chances that I'll be skipping this line entirely. Even for Shockwave. Space is becoming damn limited and I have some new non-TF interest rising like a tidal wave right now.

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Re: Transformers Cyberverse Ultimate Class Optimus Prime Review (1975718)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 31st, 2018 @ 7:56pm CDT
I feel that other reviewers have missed key details on Warrior Class Starscream and frankly have the wrong attitude about the figure.

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