Good explanation. I can remember when i was a kid, Shockwave was one of the larger Decepticons. So i getcha. Not only the toy, in the comics too he was quite large. Its funny that in the 80s i only got to play with the Radio Shack version my friend had, except i always was unaware it was Radio Shack version at all. I didn't even realize he was a different toy. Since he was always called Shockwave, so until I was older teenager, I never knew there was a purple toy one IRL. It wasn't the 1st time toys didn't quite match the cartoons. OR the guide showed a different color robot. But the toy was always large ti my 7 year hands.