Toy News: Official Stock Images of "Cyberverse" figures revealed at New York Comic-Con 2018
Hasbro has provided Ben's World of Transformers with stock images of the "Cyberverse" figures revealed at New York Comic-Con 2018. However no official press release or product descriptions were provided so here is a rundown of the classes shown during Hasbro's press event on Thursday, October 4th.
Two Scout Class figures were shown: Autobot Ratchet and Shadow Striker. The Scout Class will continue with the play pattern of a robot that "half transforms" into what is essentially a vehicle with a robot sticking out of it.
One Step Changers
For several years now the primary "gimmick" of One Step Changers were just that - the actual transformation. Whether it was a spring loaded one, or folding or the "switchblade" style transform getting the figure from vehicle to robot mode and back quickly was the goal. To add a bit of play value, the "Cyberverse" One Step Changers coming in later waves will be new sculpts featuring some type of action feature along with the One Step transformation. For instance, Megatron has a missile that fires out of his Fusion Cannon. I like this addition of a play feature and I was actually surprised at how nice some of the One Step Changers (particularly Wheeljack) looked.
Similar to the One Step Changers, the Warrior Class emphasizes a slightly more complex transformation than the Scout or One Step figures along with some type of action feature. Perhaps the most interesting of these was Soundwave whose chest could pop open to reveal a Laserbeak inside "flying" out! The Laserbeak does not detach however, but it is still a fun feature.
Ultimate and Ultra Class
These larger classes of figures continue to emphasize big, chunky figures that transform and feature some type of action feature. The Optimus Prime appears to have a large Autobot symbol shield that flips up and the Bumblebee figure features a spring loaded "stinger". This Class is probably the one with sculpts that are most faithful to the animation models.
No release dates were given for these specific figures but it is likely they will hit shelves during the holiday season since Wave 2 is currently on store shelves.