Good news for collectors waiting for Cyber Batallion Shockwave And Sideswipe. Thanks to several reports of our 2005 Boards members, we can confirm both toys have been found At US Retail.
These figures had been spotted in Taiwan previously. In a nice surprise, 2005 Boards member 0ptimusPrime let us know that the two figures were available at his local Walgreens in York. Pennsylvania. 2005 Boards members SurgeOpressor and allew could grab both Shockwave and Sideswipe at their local Walgreens in San Francisco, California and shared images of Shockwave (including size comparison pics) for your viewing pleasure. The figures are sold between $16.00 and $18.99.
It’s time to dash to your local Walgreens and try your luck. You may find these figures to add to your collections. You can click on the bar to check out the mirrored images after the jump, and sound off at the 2005 Boards!
I think it's the lack of ball joints that makes these feel so very G1-ish in build, if not in style.
Kids like ball joints too.
Yeah, sums up why I bought him, and I completely agree about Commander Bumblebee. I have the same (all G1) Bumblebee assortment as I do Grimlock, and now the CB version. That's it.
I've only used Aliexpress once for a TFC Punch/Counterpunch KO. It came on the slow boat but it eventually showed up. I imagine Megatron will eventually make it here too. I did receive a tracking number but it's pretty useless beyond telling me it's shipped, in which it did over the course of about a week…
I may eventually get Grimlock, just to complete the set (sans Commander Bumblebee…no use for an 11" Bumblebee AT ALL).
Grimlock looks more G1 upon closer inspection, initially the brown/bronze through me off. That being said, I've got MP Grimlock, G1 Grimlock, and the Voyager POTP version, so the completionist in me is really motivating that one.
Glad you figured out the problem with Transfan2's shop. That's where I ordered both of these. Megatron I acquired from Aliexpress, which is giving me a 10 day processing time… never used them before; is that normal?
Ah IE I see. Well that explains it then.
I'm going to try Firefox. If that doesn't solve it, there's something more at issue not on my end, methinks.
Well, it's working with Firefox. So, apparently the store does not play nice with IE.
Weird. Message Transfan2 I'm sure he can be of better help since it's his site. Never gotten that message unless it's some add on you have for your browser.
Still ain't working. Can never get past the shipping screen.
Ah. Yeah you need to make an account first before you can order.
Just tried ordering directly. Kept giving me an error code.
You mean Transfans2? His site is still open. That's weird, did you make an account with the site before trying to order or just try to order directly? You can message Transfan2 here if you want. Otherwise I'm not really sure what's going on.
I want the commander version of Optimus but the link that was provided to me earlier in the thread is for a store that wasn't, apparently, operational anymore because it wouldn't allow me to purchase stuff in my cart. Weird.
I simply can't buy that Grimlock, though. I think I'll be opting for the upcoming voyager-sized Evergreen instead.
Thanks, I saw him in a couple of different places. This line has a difficult-to-define appeal for me. Part of it, I'm sure, is simply how rare they are. I just ordered Grimlock and the Commander version of Prime. After digging everywhere, the only official Starscream I could find is going for $80.
Aliexpress also has the Starscream KO. It's actually quite good and adds diecast metal to his torso. His null rays are a clear orange, his nosecone is a dark greenish grey as are his shins…but if you can look past those things, he's a fairly good and affordable stand-in.
Kind of late on the reply, but hopefully you'll get it through your alerts.
I do like Optimus – I almost picked him up again the other day. Thanks for the heads up on where to find Megatron for a reasonable price. I'm undecided on him…
If you're looking for the Optimus Prime Cyber Commander, I know an online source that has him for $32 right now. (They also have Megatron in stock, but for $50)
UPDATE: I found Megatron where you mentioned and ordered him, so I am now reacquiring Prime and keeping the CB line (7 Total; need Starscream, don't want Grimlock).
I heard this line had some problems, but found Shockwave on shelves and decided to pick him up anyway. It helps I saw it in the store for over $30 cheaper than what I've seen it running for online. Seriously, I've seen some high prices for these things online. Surely they're not that rare, right?
Regardless, I'm glad to have a Shockwave now at least. He has some issues like his legs being hollow, or his chest being painted rather than say a piece of translucent purple plastic. They're more nitpicks so I can't complain too much. My real problem is definitely the articulation. I can work around it for sure but his lack of knees or some kind of arm swivel is really painful and prevents me from getting it into a pose I really like.
Oh well, in the end I'm just glad to have a Shockwave of any variety since it's the only one on shelves and finding a good Shockwave online seems to be potentially bank-breaking.
Thanks. Might have to order that.
It's a baseline $11 for shipping but if you don't mind that or the fact that it's the 2nd version: – Transfan2's Shop N' Look
I found Cyber Battalion Shockwave and Prowl at Walgreens in Stockbridge, Ga. They had only one of each and one Jetfire. So far I have Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jetfire, Prowl, And Shockwave. I’ve been searching for Prowl, Shockwave, and Sideswipe. I’m still missing Sideswipe.