Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Computron34, Apr 25, 2012.
Shattered Glass Longarm. Hooray?
Normally I'm all over Classics stuff - and yes, I'm upset that there will be this permanent hole in my Classics collection...
... But LONGARM? WTF?
Can someone explain the meaning of Longarm? Was he a Wrecker and what does a purple paintjob mean? Is it hearkening back to Animated that Longarm Prime was really Shockwave and that the Alternators Jazz and Shockwave shared the same molds?
Yes, Longarm (Prime) was Shockwave's Autobot alias in Animated. I like how the speakers have been painted like Shockwave's eyes.
Yeah not gonna lie. I saw this and went WTF? Looks like Alt. Shockwave to me.
Makes roundabout sense.... he's a Classics version of Alternators Shockblast. Since he doesn't have a remolded Shockwave head, and has a human face instead, he must be Shockblast's Animated-based alter-ego, Longarm.
So he's a.... bad guy with a good guy cover, in a universe where evil and good are flipped, which makes him a good guy with a bad guy cover. So he's a heroic Decepticon taking a car mode and a human face to blend in with the evil Autobots.
I like the insane, line-spanning logic behind it. And I can already tell I'll be sad not to have a pretty purple Jazz on my shelves. Sigh.
And also alt Meister and alt shockblast shared a mold so that's another connection
Looks pretty neat. I like the homage in a homage in a homage too.
I might have considered it if it wasn't the custom toy, but I can't pay those sort of prices for this.
Oh well, at least it's not like the last 2 years where I was VERY mad that I could never afford the custom class toys.
Deliviously roundabout reference to Alternators Shockblast. I love it.
One step closer to a Battle Ravage remold of Turbo Tracks... yessssss...
Man, my head is spinning trying to comprehend the logic. But I think it's crazy enough to work.
It looks terrible.
I hope this doesn't stop a possible Generations Alternators Shockwave by Hasbro in the future if they wanted to do one, after all they did do Classics Overkill.
Please tell me the "super secret special bonus" is that the head is two-sided so I can make this Shockwave or Longarm. That would totally salvage this for me.
e.g., if this is "Shattered Glass Classics Alternators Animated Longarm Shockwave" then I'm all in on this guy, if for no other reason than the fact that it's preposterously brilliant.
Just talked to Brian about it as he was waiting for the last tour dude. Apparently the toy has so many named internally, as he couldn't remember/didn't know what the final name ended up being.
Okay, my brother in law is texting me from the class right now. If you do not wanna be spoiled SKIP OVER THE SPOILER TAGS!!!
"We can use either the Jazz head or ... a custom Shockwave head! Bio: he's a SG Autobot secret police. He's an Autotrooper. Leads them actually."
Could be, or that his gun is painted to resemble G1 Shockwave's gun alt mode.
Edit: I saw above, a Shockwave head!!!!
Not my choice of the mold but it is what. Most like will be selling mine
If anyone think that you will see unbuilt kits for sale that will not happen. All kits must be built
Man, that's a streeeeeeeeeeeeetch.
Worst. Botcon. Ever.
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