Toy News: New "Cyberverse" Stock Photos Including Spark Armor Ratchet and Grimlock
August 2019 has seen an influx of new Transformers products both online and in stores. As the "Power of the Spark" figures from Cyberverse hit toy store shelves, Amazon has listed several figures from the next wave of figures! These include Grimlock, Ratchet and Shockwave. Check out the official product photos direct from Amazon below. Amazon has not posted individual product descriptions so I offer some commentary below each item:
Spark Armor Grimlock
Grimlock comes with (of all things) a garbage truck. This only makes perhaps the third time a garbage truck has appeared in the Transformers toy line. While this may seem odd at first, if you think about the sheer power of a garbage truck to ram down enemies or crush enemies in its compator mechanism it makes a lot of sense that such brute strength would be paired up with Grimlock.
Spark Armor Ratchet
Ratchet is based on his Generation One design in robot mode, but his vehicle mode looks a bit more like G1 First Aid's alt-mode. He includes a snowmobile, which forms armor over him. The helmet formed by the snowmobile seems to call back to Energon Snow Cat.
Spark Armor Shockwave
Shockwave is a "Battle Class" Spark Armor figure. He is paired up with a satellite that forms armor on him. The choice of a satellite is likely a reference to Superlink Laserwave (aka Energon Shockwave) who transformed into a satellite!
These items are listed as "Temporarily Out of Stock" which may mean they are due in stock in a matter of weeks.