Cyberverse Cartoon Toyline Revealed!
Via io9, Hasbro have revealed the first figures from the toyline for the upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse cartoon. Read on to check them out!
Premiering in 2018, the Cyberverse cartoon will see an amnesiac Bumblebee try to piece back together his memories in a bid to rediscover his mission on Earth. Like the Authentics figures currently hitting discount stores, Cyberverse draws on Hasbro’s new “evergreen” character designs, but uses a more stylized, contemporary art style.
The io9 reveal shows off four different pricepoints that will be available in the show’s accompanying toyline. Cyberverse is set to feature a line-wide gimmick in the form of “Action Attacks”, whereby each figure has a unique battle action feature activated as you complete the transformation. Check them out below, with details provided by io9:
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.
The article’s banner image also features what looks to be a Scout Class Megatron figure.
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.
The banner image also gives us a look at what seems to be a Warrior Class Bumblebee figure.
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.
Once again, we get a look at what appears to be a third Ultra Class figure in the banner – this time, it’s Starscream.
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.
The final treat from the banner image is a second look at Optimus Prime, which seems to be showing off his “Matrix Mega Shot” Action Attack.
What do you think of the new line? Are any of these figures must-buys? Or not that interesting? Sound off in our thread on the Allspark Forums with other fans!