Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by banjoted, Jul 7, 2015.
The interference in his shoulders sucks though...
Quakewave has leds too!
My Bloodwave seems to be holding up so far... I've been super careful with the cannon hand and no snapping off yet.
Owning both the first run FT Quakewave and the recent black Quakeblast, I'd say it's a mixed bag. Both have their plusses.
Quakeblast definitely has the better look. From day one I disliked Quakewave's angular, blocky legs and lack of width in his upper body: Shockwave should have (solid) curved legs and a wide, powerful torso. Quakeblast corrects both. He looks like I want Shockwave to look, with his legs pretty close to how they should look and power radiating from his wide, powerful upper body. I do dislike the look of Quakeblast his head though. Think there should be more depth in it.
Colourwise, Quakewave wins. I like both the colour of the grey Quakewave over the black Quakeblast, and the purple (first run) Quakewave colour of the Quakeblast colour.
Qualitywise, I'm also solidly on Quakewave side. Quakewave just feels better quality. The plastic feel thicker and stronger and his joints are toleranced better: after years Quakewave still has good, strong joints while Blast has some looseness in the heels/feet. I've also transformed Quakewave multiple times without any issue or worry, while with Quakeblast there's always the worry about his gun hand and the folding panels in his legs.
But maybe the latter should be looked with the price in mind, and Quakeblast is cheaper so maybe for the price it is quality, but I'd honestly rather pay more for better.
I agree with you 100%!
I can't believe that - being less than half the price- Quakeblast is fully painted, while every other MP SW is bare plastic.
Its price was something unbelievable at the time. Now 3P prices are generally lower, and high quality KOs are spoiling us.
But when QB was revealed it was all "WTF???"
I pre ordered immediately thinking" it has to be a mistake " LOL
Is your "Bloodwave" a gray repaint? Can't quite tell in pic. Curious as I've done a "Shackblast" gray repaint on a Quakeblast, then swapped the smoke parts from a Black one to complete him. Also, how did you do the red chest? Is that translucent red behind the smoke translucent from a black Quakeblast?
He's just the black-blast. He isn't 100% black though, but nowhere near as light as the FT Shackwave. The chest is done just as you thought hehe... red translucent tamiya behind the smoke! I wanna do his hands too... just didn't have time to mess with it before I had to move. I've been toying with the idea of using the molotow chrome pen behind that even, give it a lot more pop with the chest led on.... actually, maybe I will go do that now
So I bought myself a black Quakeblast for my unbirthday, and I'm very pleased. MP Laserwave was so dissapointing to me. This guy is so mych better, enough so that a purple one is now in my "to buy" queue, when I can afford it - Black-wave will then move over to my "Unaligned" shelf. (For now he's hanging out on the Decepticons shelf and Laserwave us packing up for a trip to ebay...)
Anyway, some pics:
Sorry for the sideways ones, I'm not sure how to rotate a pic on my tablet.
And with all my black recolours:
He's boss, the price is right, and he's easy to get. What's not to love?
We finally had the black in stock...
You guys were the ones I got my purple one from... couldn't be happier with it! (though I was sad I didn't get an extra hand)
I wasn't sure which version of Shockwave I wanted at first, but after watching some YT reviews, I settled on Quakeblast and I defnitely think I made the right decision.
Has anyone tried using the light up LED effect on Quakeblast? If you have, what kind of batteries did you buy?
Yes. I want to say 377/376.
I used 377s. 2 per chamber (6 total)
Jesus, you find macrossworld members in the strangest places (I'm Skull Leader... I would be here too but someone already took it)
The wait is killing me. Took Baba almost a week to ship mine and it's still sitting in China. I've waited over a year, I suppose another week or so to arrive isn't too bad.
Totally worth the wait! I giggled like a little girl for nearly an hour after opening it!
Can anyone confirm the quakeblast reissue still comes with the mini Megatron gun? I saw the reissue doesn't come with a second set of hands but the answers arounds meg's mini gun were a little more vague. I have a clear on preorder but I may just bite the bullet and look for a purple reissue if it comes with the mini megatron gun too.
I'm not aware that any version of quakeblast or quakewave came with a mini Megatron?
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