Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 2:30AM CDT

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Via fellow Seibertronian -Kanrabat-, we have notification of two new video reviews from YouTuber Benscollectables of figures from the recently released Transformers Cyberverse toyline, well ahead of its animated series debut, and featuring simplified versions of iconic character designs - what has been referred to as 'evergreen' designs at times.

After Starscream and Shockwave, previously covered on our front page, it's now time for two Autobots: Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, both in their Warrior/deluxe class size, and both embedded in their reviews below - check them out, and let us know what you think of the four figures so far, and whether you have any interest in this new younger line!



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Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970255)
Posted by Rellko on July 11th, 2018 @ 2:54am CDT
I grew up with the complex engineering from Revenge of the Fallen and learned to solve complex puzzles without instruction. Kids 10 years later will have... this. Just a little disappointed, is all.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970268)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 11th, 2018 @ 3:54am CDT
Both Bee and Optimus are failing hard. Hollow messes, parts that detach when handling, mechanisms barely working... Is Shockwave the ONLY Warrior that is valid?
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970270)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 11th, 2018 @ 4:01am CDT
Seems like hasbro are dropping the qc ball quite hard :-?
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970272)
Posted by Chibi Starscream on July 11th, 2018 @ 4:24am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Both Bee and Optimus are failing hard. Hollow messes, parts that detach when handling, mechanisms barely working... Is Shockwave the ONLY Warrior that is valid?



Yes. He is the only toy in the line that so far, I've considered buying. The others....no way. Other than this, the revealed Grimlock toy looks cool, but I eonder how he functions. Only reviews of this toyline will probably give me decisions. I may not bother with the line at all though. I thought RID was kiddy, but this is beyond bad.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970357)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 11th, 2018 @ 10:53am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Both Bee and Optimus are failing hard. Hollow messes, parts that detach when handling, mechanisms barely working... Is Shockwave the ONLY Warrior that is valid?

Yeah, kinda seems that way. Way better articulation and a gimmick that doesn’t get in the way of much else. I will say that the scout class Bumblebee looks kinda alright though, it at least got the door wings right.

(And to throw my hat in the Star Wars ring, TLJ wasn’t that great but the other new movies -at least IMO- are really good. TFA is actually my favorite Star Wars movie!)
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970373)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 11th, 2018 @ 12:27pm CDT
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Both Bee and Optimus are failing hard. Hollow messes, parts that detach when handling, mechanisms barely working... Is Shockwave the ONLY Warrior that is valid?

Yeah, kinda seems that way. Way better articulation and a gimmick that doesn’t get in the way of much else. I will say that the scout class Bumblebee looks kinda alright though, it at least got the door wings right.

(And to throw my hat in the Star Wars ring, TLJ wasn’t that great but the other new movies -at least IMO- are really good. TFA is actually my favorite Star Wars movie!)


TFA was good and Rogue1 was nice. Then Rian Johnson hapenned...
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970396)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 11th, 2018 @ 2:45pm CDT
I'm okay with last jedi, but we do have a star wars thread guys ;-) (though apparently keep midichlorians at the door)
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970404)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on July 11th, 2018 @ 3:59pm CDT
I don't know about this line. I don't want to just complain about it being too "kiddy" since I'm an adult collector but man, it's taken a few steps back from RiD 2015. The lack of some vital bit of articulation on all of these guys really bothers me - Starscream has no individual leg movement besides side to side, Bumblebee has badly designed knees that seem designed to only bend for transformation and not during play, Optimus has a permanently bent arm with no hand for his gimmick and he and Shockwave have no head articulation. None of these seem acceptable to me for modern figures at the deluxe scale, especially the head movement - even legends figures have that. And the big 10 inch tall Megatron I can't remember the size class of doesn't have elbows either. I'm not saying kids won't like them because I don't know, but they just don't seem to be very well put together, and I at least remember my favorite Armada toy growing up was that little deluxe Optimus Prime that had a buttload of articulation. So I don't know, I hope the line does improve, but the only figure I'm interested in so far is the big 10 inch Optimus just because he looks simple and fun, his gimmick doesn't interfere with his articulation and he might be fun to paint. The non moving head killed my interest in Shockwave.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970431)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 11th, 2018 @ 6:18pm CDT
So much potential with the designs, but what was wrong with sticking with the RiD Warrior formula? I think there are enough of the others, including the gimmicks, to make the warriors like the RiD ones
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970502)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 12th, 2018 @ 2:17am CDT
Could be a change in design teams for this line.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970511)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 12th, 2018 @ 4:28am CDT
My last Comiccon panel was about toys that are incredible which are sold along one that is a total failure. Toys that come from the same line, in the same category. Usually, there's only one total failure. I'll make a thread to share and show this panel to you guys soon enough. Anyway, it's the first time that I see there's only ONE good toy so far in an entire line that fail hard. In the "deluxe" catgory at least.

Even though the scouts are gimmicky messes, they may be better built and be fun to fiddle with. I'm also looking forward how the ultra/voyagers will be like.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970810)
Posted by Va'al on July 13th, 2018 @ 1:20pm CDT
We have some more coded or unknown for sure listings over on online retailer Amazon, and specifically its Australian site, for some upcoming Transformers figures and sets that we might end up seeing in person at San Diego Comic Con 2018 next week, with a tentative release date of January 2019.

The first batch are some that appear to be part of the Cyberverse line, under the Power Ram subline or gimmick, probably similar to Crash Combiners from Robots in Disguise, with some additional names like Megatron, Starscream and Bumblebee, including one not seen so far: Prowl. The image below is from the animated series official art, as there is no other stock image yet!

Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970818)
Posted by Riceyhot on July 13th, 2018 @ 1:37pm CDT
More gimmick trash most likely. >:oP
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970829)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 13th, 2018 @ 1:52pm CDT
Riceyhot wrote:More gimmick trash most likely. >:oP

Most likely, oh well, as long as they keep the kids entertained, they will have served their purpose.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970853)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 13th, 2018 @ 2:37pm CDT
I don't think they thought about that name before they named it that. >:oP
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1970993)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2018 @ 11:48pm CDT
WreckerJack wrote:I don't think they thought about that name before they named it that. >:oP
Baaa!

:P
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1971025)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2018 @ 4:10am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
WreckerJack wrote:I don't think they thought about that name before they named it that. >:oP
Baaa!

:P



"WINDBLADE! I'LL TAKE MY BIG, LONG, THICK SWORD AND I'LL POWER RAM IT RIGHT THROUGH YOU!
... Wait... That came out wrong. Lemme rephrase that. Ahem...
WINDBLADE, I'LL POWER RAM YOU OVER AND OVER UNTIL YOU CAN NO LONGER MOVwwwaiiiiit...."


Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1971904)
Posted by william-james88 on July 17th, 2018 @ 10:43pm CDT
Cyberverse toys are out at Target in the US and toysrus in Canada. We need a sighting of our own to news it so if you find them, send us an image.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1971933)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 18th, 2018 @ 4:35am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Cyberverse toys are out at Target in the US and toysrus in Canada. We need a sighting of our own to news it so if you find them, send us an image.



Well, that's if I don't Dat-nazi-melting-face-in-Indiana-Jones-and-the-Lost-Arch.gif
at the sight of them.
Re: Video Reviews of Transformers Cyberverse Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (1971934)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 18th, 2018 @ 4:55am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Cyberverse toys are out at Target in the US and toysrus in Canada. We need a sighting of our own to news it so if you find them, send us an image.



Well, that's if I don't Dat-nazi-melting-face-in-Indiana-Jones-and-the-Lost-Arch.gif
at the sight of them.

Even if it's the shockwave figure?

Has anyone reported that the mega class optimus has appeared for preorder on amazon UK?
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