While Burger King released last year’s Cyberverse Toys in the USA, internationally, McDonald’s had their own Cyberverse toys. The eight toys were not available in all markets. I have the first four from China, along with the box pictured above and below, and two more, Prowl and Grimlock, are on their way from Russia. I still can’t find Jetfire and Shockwave.
Comparison photos below are with the Burger King toys. You can read my review of those here.
This is a bit of an apples and oranges comparison. The McDonald’s Bumblebee figure is excellent without it’s accessories. It’s got a great paint job and great sculpted detail. But his battle ship accessory is crap. Compare that to the Burger King toy, which looks much more like Spark Armor Bumblebee, but has few paint apps. The McDonald’s toy is the better Bumblebee, but the Burger King to is the better Spark Armor Bumblebee. I think we can see why Hasbro went with the Burger King versions in the USA. This is pretty much true for all of these toys.
The same is true of Megatron. The McDonald’s toy looks great, but the Burger King one is more accurate to the toy its meant to represent. The helicopter is kind of cool, or it would be if it were properly painted.
While the same is true with Optimus Prime, it’s a little less straight forward. The McDonald’s toy is awesome, but the Burger King toy looks pretty great too, and is far more accurate to the Spark Armor toy. I rather like the design of his jet partner. It probably would look pretty cool with some paint apps.
As with Bumblebee and Megatron, the McDonald’s toy I a far better figure with great sculpting and paint apps. The Burger King toy is more accurate, but otherwise inferior. I really like the design of his partner. Too bad he didn’t get any paint apps.
Overall: I highly recommend the McDonald’s toys if you can find them. I paid around $30 for these four plus the box. The Prowl and Grimlock I’m getting from Russia were almost as much. If anyone knows where I can find a Shockwave and or Jetfire, let me know.
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