animated longarm prime/classics shockwave speculation...

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  1. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    okay, so hasbro has said they are going to try and not have the same characters overlap between animated and classics...unless they are very different, like prowl...but after seeing that they are marketing animated shockwave as longarm prime, doesnt that mean they could still have a classics shockwave on the shelf at the same time? technically, they would be different characters...and have different names on the boxes...do you think that'll happen?
     
  2. BonecrusherCA

    BonecrusherCA Plastic Crackhead

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    i hope so! ...although i think i would rather see a movie shockwave in the style of the PS/XBOX games.
     
  3. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    Where did they say they're marketing him has Longarm? (it's not Longarm Prime because he doesn't have an Elite Guard insignia).
     
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    At SDCC. He's technically a guad-changer, with two bot modes and two vehicle modes.

    He is awesome.

    Check the news forum for pics.
     
  5. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    I know about Longarm/Shockwave,
    but where did they say they're marketing him AS Longarm.
     
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    Eh, they had the two different slides, one that said Voyager Longarm, and one that said Voyager Shockwave. They didn't say which he'd be packaged as or what name would be on the package.
     
  7. Omega Charge

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    Maybe both will! But to pick one, I would say Shockwave packed in a Decepticon Box, with callouts of "converts to secret agent LONGARM!!!"
     
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    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    Wasn't he called "Prime" when he was talking to BH & BB?

    Pretty sure he was...
     
  9. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    Both would make me one happy panda!
     
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    yes you are right. but longarm got his rank later, not when he was helping BB to find the traitor.
     
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    I'll be VERY surprised if it's not sold as Shockwave considering *that* is the character - with Longarm just being a bonus disguise & alias. Plus Shockwave is a more recognizable name AND the Cons could stand to use a few more figures in this series AND a tank would likely catch more attention than a funky looking crane would.

    I could be wrong, but my money is on this being sold as Shockwave in tank mode - not Longarm Prime in crane mode.
     
  12. Lumpy

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    yeah, i had heard from someone they were marketing him as longarm...but i could see them not doing that...however, what if the real twist is he's a TRIPLE AGENT!!! (DUN DUN DUN!!!) and he's actually a bot spy disguised as a con, who's disguised as a con spy...
     
  13. Silent_Magnus

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    I should have been more clear.

    I don't think the TOY is Longarm Prime, because he doesn't have the elite guard symbol. Just plain old Longarm.
     
  14. Lumpy

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    um...being part of the elite guard doesnt make you a prime...jazz nor blurr are primes...and optimus is a prime, without being in the elite guard...so i think that logic fails...sorry mate...however, the toy could still just be longarm...
     
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    But Longarm Prime is the head of Cybertron Intel, a branch of the Elite Guard.
     
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    As far as I remember, LongArm had no Elite Guard Symbol at all, even in the present.
     
  17. Caine

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    Or the other way around. Packaged as Longarm, and "Converts to reveal his true identity!"

    Or having Longarm on front left side, while Shockwave on the front right side of the box.

    Yep. He's a Prime, but doesn't necessarily sports Elite Guard Autobot insignia.
     
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    Optimus Prime has no elite guard symbol, and he is a Prime (clearly) just cause ur a Prime doesnt mean you get the elite guard symbol-and i dont even think he is in the elite guard, just an intel Prime, so he doesnt get the symbol.
    or maybe you only get the symbol if you're out on patrol so peple recognize you as a high up.
     
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    if they market the animated toy as shockwave, maybe there will be a classics longarm
     
  20. Grimlock_13

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    I have my fingers crossed there will be a Universe Shockwave, the Animated one looks like ass.

    If they make a Universe one that looks like G1 Shockwave there won't be any issues with them looking too similar.
     

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