G1 reissue Shockwave coming?

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  1. Janitor

    Janitor Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if I'm in the wrong place/this is old news, but this was posted earlier on cybertron.ca (by Mario of Automaton toys):

    But isn't the rights to his G1 mold (by 'Toybox' or something) what's keeping G1 Shocky from a reissue all these years? [then again we got reissue Omega Supreme & Skylynx which iirc was a similar situation]

    original post: G1 Shockwave Reissue coming our way?? Could be indeed! - Cybertron.CA - Canadian Transformers News and Discussion
     
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  2. Deceptigtar

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    wow if thats true they do a shockwave, that would be awesome!
     
  3. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    I 've always wanted a G1 Shockwave since I found out he was in the 3rd movie. Hopfully that's true.
     
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    DotM is certainly a good opportunity to try and pull this off...I already have a G1 Shockwave and the DotM Voyager, but I'd definitely buy this to have a brand spanking new G1 version, since the rubber hose on mine is intact but fraying a bit.
     
  5. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    I opened mine and wondered the same thing yesterday.

    I don't think it's indicative that he's coming.

    The other ones shown are Megatron and Starscream, and on the Autobots side Optimus, Bumblebee, Ratchet, and Ironhide.

    I just think it's to show characters in G1 versus their DotM counterparts. Of course Soundwave is absent, but no pictures tend to be released of him.

    Randy
     
  6. kmoua7

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    Never owned him, it would be nice to get a minty fresh Shocky!
     
  7. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Omega and SkyLynx were owned by ToyCo...who were bought out by Tomy.
    When Takara and Tomy merged, they realised the reissues were viable.

    Shockwave (Astro Magnum) came from ToyBox though.

    I would like to think Takara are not just yanking people's chains here, that they have licensing for the mold, or have even managed to buy it outright, somehow.
     
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    oh WOW! if thats done I'll totally buy it, thats totally worth the price tag!
     
  9. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Well we don't know the price tag yet....... although i'm guessing it would be more than the current Chronicles sets?


    ...Or maybe not.
     
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    I don't need the Ironhide but if they do do Shockwave they can check off one garunteed sale by me.
     
  11. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    A Chronicle Shockwave set would sell extremely well I bet. I'd get one, possibly two.
     
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    g1 shockwave's a big toy. dunno if i see this happening really, since all theyve done are deluxe/voyager sized stuff

    would be AWESOME if it did tho!
     
  13. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    I doubt it. With all that rubber rot Shockwave's cable is prone to and Japan being the only place to re-issue him, Transformers re-issues are pretty much dead here in the States. Kids don't want to see re-issues. Not sorry to say this at all.
     
  14. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Or alternatively, they could do a Chronicles Soundwave and Starscream, then leave the line in limbo.

    Those two need a reissue. Really.
     
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    Shockwave? Hell yes.
     
  16. Shin-Gouki

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    As much as I wish I seriously doubt it as A) they don't own the mold and B) it's Largeish and Expensive even if they did have it.
     
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    I think a second release of Shockwave is more needed than a 32nd release of Starscream and a 27th release of Soundwave.
     
  18. Transbot90210

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    If they do not own the mould why is a picture of it on an official box attached to new info. I could see someone argue that they can use Shockwave images because of the 80's but this is a possible advert for a new release not an old concept.
     
  19. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    But they could paint Soundwave's eyes red, then he'd be cartoon accurate and they could charge $150 for it.

    Also see 'Takara don't make toys for Westerners'.
     
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    Ummm, a Chronicle Shockwave reissue...would be a Japanese release. An American release isn't what's being discussed.
     
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