And it seems the new Transformers Cyberverse toys are starting to surface around the world. Thanks to a post from 2005 Boards member griffin-of-oz, we can report that Transformers: Cyberverse Wave 1 Scout, Warrior and One-Step Are Out At Australian Retail.
The figures were found by Ozformers member hYpNoS at Toyworld Werribee Plaza in Victoria. Cyberverse Scout Class is consisting of Bumblebee, Megatron, Grimlock and Starscream. The Cyberverse Warrior Class includes Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Starscream and Shockwave. Finally, the Cyberverse One-Step Changers (redecos of their RID toys) Bumblebee, Blurr and Soundwave were also spotted.
Besides the mew Cyberverse figures, other toys were also spotted at different stores. Power Of The Primes Wave 3 Voyager Inferno was found at a BigW in New South Wales, while Power Of The Primes wave 2 Deluxe Lockdown and Jazz finally had a confirmed appearance at a BigW in Canberra. Studio Series Wave 2 Voyager Brawl and Megatron were found at a Toyworld in Victoria.
Stay alert for more Cyberverse sightings in your countries and let us know if you see them on the 2005 Boards!
I saw the Cyberverse Blurr at my local Walmart. Cheaply made and overpriced, just like the Robots In Disguise junk next to it.
Maybe we'll see great toys from Hasbro soon, I actually enjoyed some of the Power of the Primes and Titans Return lines.
Patience is key as always.
There is no Hascon this year.
Hot Rod was found at Ross several weeks ago. He was released here in the US, but Wal-Mart, who he was exclusive to for some stupid reason that no one actually knows, decided to just not bother stocking him and pretty much only ever put out the large 3-Step Changer and Legion Class sized versions of him (which NO ONE WANTS!!!) because that's just what Wal-Mart does: Maybe order something every 6-8 months, then just not bother stocking it because mostly they hire lazy people, and then act like crap doesn't sell because they didn't sell any of the product THAT THEY REFUSED TO PUT OUT ON THE SHELF IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!
…Ok, rant over…
Like every other UFO hunter out there, they'd come back with absolutely nothing, or photoshopped pics that they try to trick you into thinking are real.
It took me a bit to get to that headspace, but I've come around to it as well. I liked the semi-simplified RiD2015 line, but these are generally a bit too much of a step back for my tastes (though I will probably get Shockwave).
But I've made my peace with it. Plenty of other lines where I've been more selective. And my wallet will probably appreciate only having Generations to focus on.
I'll contact David Childress and crazy hair guy.
As an Ancient Alien Theorist, I have them on speed dial.
Lets send some UFO hunters to Australia to photograph the elusive Cyberverse figures.
Just like that UFO when I was a kid, the pics came out all grainy.
So the person who found them didn’t buy them and take pictures?
To this day, Hasbro still hasnt said anything about Hot Rod and Cogman never being released at retail here in the States.
It is a very damning indictment and they need to be asked about it at Hascon.
Hasbro could have revealed this stuff to us. It's out but we have no idea what it looks, except chancers are it looks bad and cost cut to hell. Still why are they sleeping on making a reveal, must be some kind of "straight to dvd release".
Now, ffs release them at a decent time in the UK.
I can't wait to see the existence of this line blamed when you cant find collector product at stores. Meanwhile the actual culprit of ignorant retailers (with particular blame to Walmart holding the line hostage whilst also refusing to stock it) skates on by.
Cue the 'Fucking Hasblooooowwwwww! Takara obviously wouldn’t have anything to do with these baby toys'
The G1 toys with articulation are better than the line with actual effort and love put into it.
Given the nonsense that happens on this site I'm not even surprised.
These aren't for me. I'll happily let the little 'uns play with these.
I just hope that HasTak doesn't realize that CHUG lines are also primarily for kids and implement the same build techniques.
If you go toe to toe with price point:
$4 Gobot is generally superior to $4 Minicar.
$8 Super Gobot is generally inferior to $8 Autobot car.
Anyone who says otherwise hasn't been able to hold them in hand and make a knowledgeable and accurate comparison…and I suggest going out and purchasing some old Gobots in decent condition to verify it. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
Really, as AA says, it came down to who had the better marketing.
No snark I honestly cant tell the different classes from which in the link to the archives… they aren't really divided up by size.
I would get some Legion sized stuff, we play with those in our Tomika and Hot wheels scale world, I would also like to get some main characters in the CW/TR/POTP Legends size… think CW Shockwave. As sometime I play that size scale would like some mains sprinkled in … not really concerned with them being the most prestigious versions… just some bots to kick around on the citybots with TR Bumblebee, Brawn, 30 Insecticons…
Now If they have passable Deluxe ( Warrior?) class versions of Bee, Shockwave, and so on… hell I might get a few there as well. I like options for playing different scales. Sometimes Bee is a lil guy … sometimes everyones the same size… this goes for megs Screamer, op… Shockwave.
I mean, there were several internationally licensed releases of Takara's Diaclone and Micro Change toys besides Hasbro's "Transformers". Takara themselves released "Diaclone" in Finland and "Diakron" in the United States, Joustra had "Diaclone" in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, and GiG had "Trasformer" in Italy. There was a reason why Hasbro's version quickly eclipsed them all, and it sure wasn't the toys, those were largely the same.
Only the One Steps are repacks. The Scouts and Deluxes are new molds.