Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe

Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 9:38pm CDT

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Friend of the site and Youtube reviewer Cdog Cdog has sent us 2 new reviews he has recorded: Cyber Battalion Sideswipe and Shockwave! We have had a pictorial review of Shockwave, but no video review yet, and Sideswipe has been hiding in the shadow of this seemingly very popular Shockwave and has yet to really have anything posted regarding him. Cdog shows off both figures in both modes as well as transformations and everything else you may need to know about them.

Both retail for around $20 and have been located in Walgreens, so if these figures interest you, head to one of the Walgreens stores and hunt them down! But for now, check out these reviews, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!



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Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950468)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 3rd, 2018 @ 9:59pm CDT
Picked up Shockwave at my local Walgreens in Peoria, Illinois around 9:30 pm Central on Easter. Had $5 in Walgreen points so got him for $13 and change... He isn't added to sightings or would have posted. Def worth $13 but not retail or Ebay scalper prices.

~Reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950572)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on April 4th, 2018 @ 9:51am CDT
I wonder if we can get a G1 Jazz from that Sideswipe... Decent looking kids toys (for younger kids at least), especially that Shockwave ;)^
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950626)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 4th, 2018 @ 1:45pm CDT
I got that Shockwave a few weeks ago and honestly, it's pretty close to perfect. All it's missing is knee articulation and it's the perfect Classics Shockwave just 11 years too late.
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950627)
Posted by YoungPrime on April 4th, 2018 @ 1:49pm CDT
I'm still giving this a thumbs down because if Hasbro's confident that even collectors will buy this cheap, hollow, stick figured mess then they'll continue making them instead REAL Generations figures with articulation.
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950656)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 4th, 2018 @ 2:35pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:I'm still giving this a thumbs down because if Hasbro's confident that even collectors will buy this cheap, hollow, stick figured mess then they'll continue making them instead REAL Generations figures with articulation.

I actually don't think hasbro care if collectors buy it or not. This ticks all box for catering to less affluent children, far as they see it, who cares who buys it as long as it's bought. I think we're likely going to get a new Shockwave in the next three years. There's a 1 in 4 chance it will be in the size class you want :-)
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950667)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 4th, 2018 @ 2:48pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:I'm still giving this a thumbs down because if Hasbro's confident that even collectors will buy this cheap, hollow, stick figured mess then they'll continue making them instead REAL Generations figures with articulation.

I actually don't think hasbro care if collectors buy it or not. This ticks all box for catering to less affluent children, far as they see it, who cares who buys it as long as it's bought. I think we're likely going to get a new Shockwave in the next three years. There's a 1 in 4 chance it will be in the size class you want :-)


1 in 3, I don't think Legends Class will be redone any time soon, plus, it was to homage a particular G1 scene with Bruticus.
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950671)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 4th, 2018 @ 2:50pm CDT
Well that's even better odds then :D
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950723)
Posted by wangson on April 4th, 2018 @ 5:19pm CDT
Cyber Sideswipe has the same head design as MP-12 Masterpiece Lambor?!?!
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950732)
Posted by Emerje on April 4th, 2018 @ 5:49pm CDT
wangson wrote:Cyber Sideswipe has the same head design as MP-12 Masterpiece Lambor?!?!

Shouldn't it? Both head sculpts are based on the original toy instead of the cartoon.

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Emerje
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950916)
Posted by YoungPrime on April 5th, 2018 @ 11:35am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:I'm still giving this a thumbs down because if Hasbro's confident that even collectors will buy this cheap, hollow, stick figured mess then they'll continue making them instead REAL Generations figures with articulation.

I actually don't think hasbro care if collectors buy it or not. This ticks all box for catering to less affluent children, far as they see it, who cares who buys it as long as it's bought. I think we're likely going to get a new Shockwave in the next three years. There's a 1 in 4 chance it will be in the size class you want :-)
Is shutting me up in your best interest...?

I'm just asking for quality figures and if Hasbro is confident that more people will buy half@ssed crap like this then it will impact the other lines.

If you like this Cyber Series, then fine. Dismiss what I'm saying all you like but as far as Hasbro not caring, tell that to them during those Toy fair and Comic Conventions where the Hasbro panel is constantly thanking "US" for our support.

Meanwhile that previous wave of Cyber figures (StarScream and Prowl) have been collecting dust at my local Walgreen's in the clearance bin for over a year now.

So I think it's important to remind Hasbro that even children haven't given up on quality toys as of yet.... 8-)
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950917)
Posted by william-james88 on April 5th, 2018 @ 11:37am CDT
YoungPrime wrote:Meanwhile that previous wave of Cyber figures (StarScream and Prowl) have been collecting dust at my local Walgreen's in the clearance bin for over a year now.

So I think it's important to remind Hasbro that even children haven't given up on quality toys as of yet.... 8-)


Which kid goes to Walgreens to buy toys?
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950932)
Posted by YoungPrime on April 5th, 2018 @ 12:24pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:Meanwhile that previous wave of Cyber figures (StarScream and Prowl) have been collecting dust at my local Walgreen's in the clearance bin for over a year now.

So I think it's important to remind Hasbro that even children haven't given up on quality toys as of yet.... 8-)


Which kid goes to Walgreens to buy toys?


A child being dragged by his Mom to the Pharmacy section in the back that has to go through the "Toy aisle" that's strategically placed in a section that can't be avoided.

Hell even the restrooms at my local Wal-mart have a gauntlet of toy isles that you can't avoid in order to get there. :lol:
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950933)
Posted by Rysquad on April 5th, 2018 @ 12:26pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:
Meanwhile that previous wave of Cyber figures (StarScream and Prowl) have been collecting dust at my local Walgreen's in the clearance bin for over a year now.


Interesting - I've never seen that Starscream at Walgreen's.
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950946)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 5th, 2018 @ 1:10pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:I'm still giving this a thumbs down because if Hasbro's confident that even collectors will buy this cheap, hollow, stick figured mess then they'll continue making them instead REAL Generations figures with articulation.

I actually don't think hasbro care if collectors buy it or not. This ticks all box for catering to less affluent children, far as they see it, who cares who buys it as long as it's bought. I think we're likely going to get a new Shockwave in the next three years. There's a 1 in 4 chance it will be in the size class you want :-)
Is shutting me up in your best interest...?

I'm just asking for quality figures and if Hasbro is confident that more people will buy half@ssed crap like this then it will impact the other lines.

If you like this Cyber Series, then fine. Dismiss what I'm saying all you like but as far as Hasbro not caring, tell that to them during those Toy fair and Comic Conventions where the Hasbro panel is constantly thanking "US" for our support.

Meanwhile that previous wave of Cyber figures (StarScream and Prowl) have been collecting dust at my local Walgreen's in the clearance bin for over a year now.

So I think it's important to remind Hasbro that even children haven't given up on quality toys as of yet.... 8-)

Actually on the contrary I was just wanting you to realise who the toys were primarily for, and who they were designed for :-) as I said (and was then corrected by jelze :lol: ) you have a 1 in 3 chance of getting the Shockwave you want in the next three years. If you want to campaign for better quality toys then go for it, just be prepared for more costs as the shareholders will not be prepared to lose profits just for our sake :lol:
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950954)
Posted by Emerje on April 5th, 2018 @ 1:38pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:If you like this Cyber Series, then fine. Dismiss what I'm saying all you like but as far as Hasbro not caring, tell that to them during those Toy fair and Comic Conventions where the Hasbro panel is constantly thanking "US" for our support.

It would be rude if they stood in front of a bunch of collectors and said, "we'd like to thank all of the parents and children out there for making us boat loads of cash!" Of course they're thanking collectors in those cases, but it's a well known fact that collectors only account for a small part of Hasbro's profits. Just look at Generations, are fans really asking for everyone to be turned into Headmasters and combiners? Probably not the majority, but Hasbro knows they have a better chance of cross selling them to children if they make them gimmick and theme heavy, which in turn allows them to make more obscure characters.

You don't have to worry about a popular Cyber figure effecting Generations any more than you have to worry about Studio Series preventing us from getting any more Masterpiece Movie figures. Currently Hasbro likes to think of each line as a stepping stone for kids and sets age recommendations accordingly. They only care about what's happening within those ages, not across them.

3+ - Rescue Bots (specifically they say 3-7)
6+ - Robots in Disguise, Transformers Authentics, Cyber Battalion
8+ - Generations (including Prime Wars and movies), Studio Series, Masterpiece

This is what Hasbro cares about, what works within those ages. They don't discourage people buying outside of them, but they aren't going to dumb down something in a higher age bracket just because collectors liked one figure from a lower bracket. What they might do is notice which character has caught collectors' interest from the lower bracket and work from there because clearly that character is someone collectors want in a higher bracket and with the quality that comes with it.

And this isn't just throwing age ratings at the figures based on the number of parts or anything like that, this was something Hasbro intentionally devised a few years back as a longevity strategy specifically for Transformers. Prior to that Generations and TFPrime figures were all ages 5+. They even make fancy graphics for their investors like this one from last year:

TFW2005-HASBRO-INVESTOR-2017-1106.jpg


Just have to have a little faith, they haven't done anything like what you're thinking before and they have even less reason to do it now.

Emerje
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950968)
Posted by YoungPrime on April 5th, 2018 @ 2:08pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:I'm still giving this a thumbs down because if Hasbro's confident that even collectors will buy this cheap, hollow, stick figured mess then they'll continue making them instead REAL Generations figures with articulation.

I actually don't think hasbro care if collectors buy it or not. This ticks all box for catering to less affluent children, far as they see it, who cares who buys it as long as it's bought. I think we're likely going to get a new Shockwave in the next three years. There's a 1 in 4 chance it will be in the size class you want :-)
Is shutting me up in your best interest...?

I'm just asking for quality figures and if Hasbro is confident that more people will buy half@ssed crap like this then it will impact the other lines.

If you like this Cyber Series, then fine. Dismiss what I'm saying all you like but as far as Hasbro not caring, tell that to them during those Toy fair and Comic Conventions where the Hasbro panel is constantly thanking "US" for our support.

Meanwhile that previous wave of Cyber figures (StarScream and Prowl) have been collecting dust at my local Walgreen's in the clearance bin for over a year now.

So I think it's important to remind Hasbro that even children haven't given up on quality toys as of yet.... 8-)

Actually on the contrary I was just wanting you to realise who the toys were primarily for, and who they were designed for :-) as I said (and was then corrected by jelze :lol: ) you have a 1 in 3 chance of getting the Shockwave you want in the next three years. If you want to campaign for better quality toys then go for it, just be prepared for more costs as the shareholders will not be prepared to lose profits just for our sake :lol:


You clearly haven't read any of my previous post on this matter. I have no doubt that there will be more Generations Shockwave's to follow. I'm even more certain that the next one to be released will be a Leader Class mold just to increase the "placeholder value" of this Cyber series version due to its scale.

This is what Hasbro doe$$$. It's done with adult collectors in mind and it's annoying! :-x
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950971)
Posted by Rated X on April 5th, 2018 @ 2:30pm CDT
Im good with this shockwave for now. Its voyager. Im just hoping the shapeways guys are working on those knee joints and any other parts needed to make it fully transformable with the new knees.
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950972)
Posted by Emerje on April 5th, 2018 @ 2:34pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:You clearly haven't read any of my previous post on this matter. I have no doubt that there will be more Generations Shockwave's to follow. I'm even more certain that the next one to be released will be a Leader Class mold just to increase the "placeholder value" of this Cyber series version due to its scale.

This is what Hasbro doe$$$. It's done with adult collectors in mind and it's annoying! :-x

If this is what Hasbro does then let's hear some examples. When did Hasbro make a figure in an unusual size just because they already made a figure in the appropriate size in an entirely different and unrelated line?

Besides, there are fans that WOULD want a Leader Shockwave to go with Leader Megatron, Soundwave, and the three Seeker Jets. Just because it's not what YOU want doesn't mean everyone shares your feelings.

Emerje
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950974)
Posted by YoungPrime on April 5th, 2018 @ 3:10pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
YoungPrime wrote:You clearly haven't read any of my previous post on this matter. I have no doubt that there will be more Generations Shockwave's to follow. I'm even more certain that the next one to be released will be a Leader Class mold just to increase the "placeholder value" of this Cyber series version due to its scale.

This is what Hasbro doe$$$. It's done with adult collectors in mind and it's annoying! :-x



Besides, there are fans that WOULD want a Leader Shockwave to go with Leader Megatron, Soundwave, and the three Seeker Jets. Just because it's not what YOU want doesn't mean everyone shares your feelings.

Emerje
That goes both ways and doesn't change anything I've stated so far, soooooo.... :-$ :-$ :-$
Re: Video Reviews - Transformers Generations Cyber Series Shockwave and Sideswipe (1950979)
Posted by YoungPrime on April 5th, 2018 @ 3:24pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Im good with this shockwave for now. Its voyager. Im just hoping the shapeways guys are working on those knee joints and any other parts needed to make it fully transformable with the new knees.


There's a guy in my State who's good with modding and adding 3P upgrades to lackluster figures. He post on another TF site with pictures that changed my reluctance with TR Galvatron so I did offer to pick one up for him and mail it to him which he'd reimburse if he doesn't find one in the meantime.

The hollowness and the absent knee joints are the deal breakers for me so I'd really like to see what he does to resolve it.

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