Cyclops (Mastermind Creations)
Cyclops is based on Shockwave from the Transformers: Hearts of Steel comic series.
Cyclops was mentioned in the biography of Knight Morpher Annhilator.
Cyclops was first teased in January 2011.
An April Fools image of a Cyclops toy was released by Mastermind Creations in 2011. This picture depicted Cyclops as a remold of Mastermind Creations Commander.
The prototype for Cyclops was displayed at TF Metro-Con 2011. At the time they said it was set for release in January 2012.
Cyclops was previewed at the Third Party Panel at TFcon 2011, where they said he would be out by Christmas 2011.
Cyclops was released in July 2012.
Cyclops appeared in promotional photos for Screecher.
In August 2013 Mastermind Creations released an image of a new version of Cyclops who turned into a gun.
In the moonbase2 podcast for April 10th, 2011 Andy wanted to talk about Cyclops because he thought it was pretty and expensive.
The WTF@TFW podcast for April 14th, 2011 selected a picture of Cyclops as one of the New Picture Picks.
The WTF@TFW podcast for November 25th, 2011 selected a picture of Cyclops as one of the New Picture Picks.
The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for December 12th, 2011 discussed boat mode pictures of Cyclops in the news.
The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for December 26th, 2011 discussed prototype images of Cyclops in the news.
The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for August 20th, 2013 covered the new gun mode Cyclops images in the news.
The WTF@TFW podcast for August 29th, 2013 selected Cyclops as one of it's New Picture Picks.
Mastermind Creations comics
In a one-page Mastermind Creations comic story it is revealed that the small companion robot created the larger Cyclops. They plan to join a gladiator named Tyrantronus.
Cyclops appeared in the Mastermind Creations comic story "Cyclops' Plan". In the story Screecher, Stormer and Warper attack the White House in the year 1869, intent enslaving humans to serve the Eliminators. Cyclops contacts Screecher and orders him to wait, as humans have not advanced enough to be any use to the Eliminators. Screecher disobeys, so Cyclops sends Annihilator and an army of Screecher clones called the Crow Batallion. Although Screecher and his companions defeat the Crow Batallion, they are defeated by Annihilator. Screecher yields and follows orders from Cyclops to use organic robots to create terror and war on Earth, thus advancing human technology in mere decades to levels that would have taken centuries.
Stormer appears in the "The Rising Storm", a comic that he came packed with. In that story Vladimir Lenin returns home Petrograd, Russia in March of 1917 after his exile to Switzerland. On the way he meets with Cyclops about releasing the April Theses. Cyclops assigns Screamer, Stormer, Warper and the Crow Batallion as his personal guards, who will remain hidden. As Lenin continues the socialist revolution Stormer grows bored and flies off. He is met by a the Steelian Courser, who is concerned that Cyclops and Lenin have enlisted the African warlord Conrad Jony to raise an army. The Stellian convinces Stormer that Jony's practice of using women and children as shields in war lacks honor. As the Steelian is unwilling to kill humans, Stormer kills Jony for him, ripping his limbs off and spelling out "UNCIVILIZED" with the blood. When Lenin discovers Jony's fate he decides to delay the socialist revolution until October.
- Mastermind Creations KM-03 Cyclops (2012)
- A new mold. Transforms from robot to ship. Comes with an anchor and chain. Cyclops cannot float.
- Cyclops features two tabs on the bottom that easily break, and are not important to the function of the toy. After the initial shipment Mastermind Creations started removing these tabs at the factory.
- Comes with a small transforming submarine companion figure which stores inside Cyclops ship mode. The small companion is being remolded into Tiderider and Scubak.
- Mastermind Creations Cyclops (unreleased)
Mastermind Creations Cyclops with Infinity Warfare weapon
- Vangelus (January 6th, 2011). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/356017-wtf-tfw-129-january-6-2011-a.html.
- Dave (January 9th, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-137.
- Dave (April 10th, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-148.
- Vangelus (April 14th, 2011). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/394939-wtf-tfw-143-april-14-2011-a.html.
- blunghole (September 19th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1oNYXpRFHQ.
- Vangelus (November 25th, 2011). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/498425-wtf-tfw-175-november-25-2011-a.html.
- blunghole (December 12th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP-iDHIEXHs.
- blunghole (December 26th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzPVWxxldwc.
- Brian Kilby (February 29th, 2012). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2012/3/1/radio-free-cybertron-02292012.html.
- TJ Duckett (July 5th, 2012). "TF Beyond". http://kumastyledesigns.com (Podcast). Kuma Style Designs. http://kumastyledesigns.com/three-doods-3d-podcast-2-july-5th-2012-approx-97-min-2/.
- Craig (April 28th, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/04/episode-108-april-28-of-stands-and-effects/.
- blunghole. "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YPCjx58UbE.
- Craig (August 20th, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/08/fwooshcast-124-august-20th-i-believe-its-supposed-to-be-a-lion/.
- Vangelus (August 29th, 2013). "WTF@TFW". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/955393-wtf-tfw-267-august-29-2013-a.html.
- Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections. ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6.
- Penguin One (w), Jordy Wong (p), Edmond Zhou (i). Cyclops' Plan (October, 2012), Mastermind Creations
- Penguin One (w), Jordy Wong (p), Edmond Zhou (i). The Rising Storm 3 (December 1st, 2012), Mastermind Creations