Animated Shockwave vs. Energon Shockblast.

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  1. haunted-one

    haunted-one Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I just picked up my animated Shockwave (Target Exclusive) and love the figure and the character on the show. It brings back many great memories for myself as I LOVED Shockwave from G1.

    Now I have him next to Energon Shockblast and was wondering which do you guys prefer?

    Both have their great traits as toys. Both I thought, are great characters on their respected shows.

    Myself, I love them both. The shelf space though is getting tighter every day.
     

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  2. Mega-con

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    Even though I'm not a huge fan of Animated, Animated Shockwave takes it.
     
  3. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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    TFA Shockwave.

    Energon Shockblast's left hand was just fugly beyond repair.
     
  4. iconscons

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    If energon had a reasonable right arm, it would be energon. However, that monstrosity makes this an easy win for animated...despite his gangliness.
     
  5. StarSaber79

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    This is a hard one Animated Shockwave does look good but I like Energon Shockwave more just because I like more blocky designs. But that right arm on Energon Shockwave just doesn't look good but I can deal with it.
     
  6. Ziero

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    As far as I'm concerned, the only problem with Energon Shockwave is that massive, oversized left arm of his. If it was made into a more manageble arm weapon, which wouldn't be too hard to do really, he would have been pure and total excellence.

    And the only problem with Animated Shockwave...is that he's animated. While the show and the design and all that such is superb...the asthetic has always been a major turnoff to me. I mean somehow they managed to take a character with no face what-so-ever, nothing but a black plate with a single eye....and give it an enormous chin.

    While they're both great molds, both great toys and both great representations of one of the coolest and most powerful Decepticons in TF history, they both have their flaws. However I'd have to go with Energon Shockwave, simply because he looks closer to the original concept and character. Though that massive arm still needs to be fixed.
     
  7. megatronkicksas

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    I looooooooove TFA but Shockblast FTW.
     
  8. Pravus Prime

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    Shockwave. (Just got him myself, BTW) He beats out Shockblast on a few fronts, he doesn't have THE CANNON or clown feet like Shockblast does. He's got far, far, better posability, hands (His articulated pincers versus Shockblasts hook and thumb on his right that's covered by the twin cannons) and alt modes. His eye is red instead of green.
     
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    Shockwave.

    Better toy, better design, cooler alt mode.

    Yeah.
     
  10. rodimusconvoy

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    Animated, you get more for your money, even the regular one is better than him.
     
  11. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    I'm a bigger fan of Shockblast. I actually like the mutant cannon arm! :p 
     
  12. Ravenxl7

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    Animated Shockwave wins, no contest. Shockblast isn't too bad, but needs a decent amount of kitbashing to make him worth it, imo. With the right left arm and some color differences, Energon Shockbast could be a great toy, but as-is, I'll pass.

    Edit: On a side note, anybody else notice that one of Animated Shockwave's antennas is longer and slightly bigger than the other one?
     
  13. Backscatter

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    E. Shockblast was always Shockwave to me. He rulz, but Animated Shockwave gets kudos for posing as an Autobot.
     
  14. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I absolutely adore energon shockblast. he's on my classics shelf, and shall always be there. the animated design makes me cringe.
     
  15. tony77tony77

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    Animated Shockwave
     
  16. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    yes but what about G1 Shockwave vs. Animated Shockwave? now thats a good duel ;) 

    [​IMG]You Be the judge

    and since I dont much care for the Energon Shockwave I give it to Animated but if the other was G1 itd be G1 all the way :D 
     
  17. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    Animated takes all. Especially the Purple one. I will pick that exclusive up along with Sunstorm and paint his red eye yellow, it makes him look so much better.
     
  18. NGW

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    Animated Shockwave is my favorite Voyager bar none. Incredible figure, just looks so good (best Animated design IMO). And I personally prefer the colors of the show accurate one over the G1 colors, looks better with the mold IMO.
     
  19. AMG

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    No contest here IMO, G1 Shockwave wins.
     
  20. Samus_Ng

    Samus_Ng Crazy over Revenge

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    Playability wise Animated shockwave is better, but I prefer shockblast in terms of G1 accuracy
     

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