Comparison Between Shockwave and Punch

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  1. psj333

    psj333 Banned

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    Shockwave and Punch are both spies. Decepticon Shockwave can transform into Autobot Longarm and Autobot Punch can transform into Decepticon Counterpunch. Unlike Punch and Counterpunch who share the same vehicle mode but armed with different weapons, both Shockwave and Longarm have their own separate and respective vehicle modes. A tank for Shockwave and a crane for Longarm. So, my question for this is why Shockwave and Longarm have their own vehicle modes, whereas Punch and Counterpunch together only have one?
     
  2. Ravage1976

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    Um cause the Punch/Counterpunch toy was engineered like 20 years ago and transformer design and engineering has improved in that time maybe....

    And um cause its kind of been joked about how no Decepticons ever noticed that Counterpunch's alt mode was exactly the same as Punch's.

    I mean did you really need this explained to you? The Punch/Counterpunch toy/character was almost definatly an inspiration for Longarm Prime/Shockwave but taken to a higher level and is simply conceptually better than having a single alt mode especially when taking into account the tendency for Decepticons to have military type alt modes while Autobots tend to have civilian type alt modes in Animated....
     
  3. shroobmaster

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    Because a Decepticon car is alot easier to see than a wicked laser tank.
     
  4. Sideways

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    maybe Punch/CounterPunch couldn't afford a 2nd alt.mode...
     
  5. NotoriousBIC

    NotoriousBIC Prime Suspect

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    If you're going down that route, why not mention Doubledealer?
    He only has the same friggin' name for both Autobot and Decepticon mode. (as if the actual name wasn't a big enough hint...)
     
  6. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    why? because animated is awesome thats why
     
  7. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    Because Punch/Counterpunch was spy enough to get away with 1 vehicle mode.

    And isn't this like your 5th topic on Shockwave?
     
  8. Banzaitron45

    Banzaitron45 Well-Known Member

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    What Ravage said.
     
  9. Zaraxion1021

    Zaraxion1021 Cybertronian Monarch

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    Couldn't have put it better myself. :thumb 
     

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