Hasbro Transformers Netflix War for Cybertron: Trilogy – Sparkless Bot & Deep Cover Figures Review


Hasbro is offering the next batch of the Wal-Mart Exclusive Transformers Netflix War for Cybertron: Trilogy figures that are inspired from the upcoming series. These Netflix series are part of the overall Transformers War for Cybertron: Kingdom offerings. Transformers War for Cybertron: Kingdom is part of the six part trilogy that began with Transformers: Combiner Wars in 2015, and these line have been paying homages to many of the 1980’s and 1990’s iconic Transformers toys from those era’s. Kingdom is the last part of this part in Transformers history, and we’ll also be getting a new series on Netflix in July 2021.



Thank you to Hasbro for providing their Transformers War for Cybertron: Trilogy Sparkless Bot and Deep Cover Figures for review. 

Availability: April 2021 – Wal-Mart Exclusive

The Sparkless Bot and Deep Cover are packaged in the deluxe size window box, with nicely done artwork and logo’s on the front, images them inspired from the Netflix series on the right, a group shot of characters on the left, images of the figure in both modes and more artwork on the back.


The Sparkless Bot is a repaint of the Smokescreen mold, and given an entirely new deco that has a rust and weathering look to it, to make it look worn, dark and ultimately empty. The character is essentially as the name suggests, Sparkless, as he has no personality and just a blank slate for the Decepticon army. The deco on him is incredibly detailed and life-like authentic to it, including the rust on his chest, hips and feet. The arms and legs are in a dark grey, and there’s also some green on the shoulders, and a head sculpt that is also quite impressive and zombie looking. His blasters can be stored on both sides of his head, or put together for him to hold to become on duel blaster.

In vehicle mode, you see the weathered rust deco even better, and the new paint really comes out looking impressive in this mode. There is also police lights on top, which are removable and also left in black, given he’s a police car and all. The front windshield also has black windows, silver headlights, and the read of it is left in a light grey, where they probably should have applied more of that impressive deco there as well. You can also place both blasters on the hood, as seen with other Transformers toys using this mold.


Deep Cover is also a repaint, making good use of the Sideswipe mold. He is also given a a battle worn look to it, with silver scratches and blast marks on the hood, and legs. The Autobot logo is also on the hood, and is a red and white label. The head sculpt is also the same as Sideswipe’s, and the blaster can be placed on either side of the head. There are also ports on his shoulders, which work for the C.O.M.B.A.T. System/F.O.S.S.I.L. Technology weaponry and “Fire Blast” effects, which has been consistent throughout the War for Cybertron line. The blaster also breaks apart in two different pieces, to form two blasters that he can hold.

Overall, Deep Cover and the Sparkless Bot are great figures with an excellent sculpt, deco and overall a great addition to the line. The ability to use the parts of this figure for other characters enhances play value and display, and they surely did a great job on this figure. Big shout out to John W. formally of the Transformers team for his amazing work, and best wishes to him on Gi Joe, Power Rangers and Ghostbusters!



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