Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by joopsta, Jun 9, 2009.
if I get one itll be shearly for parts to make my original better
Not a comment about the quality, but since it now sits in a cabinet with some other TF's, I've noticed how perfectly in scale he is with MP Grimlock. It's a shame Shocky isn't more posable otherwise it'd make for some awesome poses.
Just picked one up and I'm rather impressed!
The plastic is of good quality.
The right toe is loose and will not lock in place, but is OK when it is displayed in robot mode.
In comparison with the original... It's a very, very close remake.
If you could afford one and would not mind buying a KO, then do it!
I did and I don't regret it.
I have always wanted a MINT G1 Shockwave and this was the cheapest way of getting one.
I'd only get one to have a minty MIB one for display, after reading all the quality issues. Pretty glad I got a vintage authentic one last year before these were made.
Another box art difference I happened to notice that I am not sure you mentioned. On the back behind Starscream in the lower right. In the KO on the left it looks like Skywarp finishes transforming just above the UPC symbol, while in the original Skywarp finshes transforming behind the UPC symbol.
Where can I get one of these???
This is one of my biggest sellers.
And the Dinobots.
Transformers Emporium, G1 Reissues
i bought my original for $30 from undertaker so worth. you forgot to say the originals hose dry rots
I wish I'd gotten one of these when it came out. I'd love a G1 Shockwave, legit or not.
Wow. Wish I'd seen this thread before buying a ko Shockwave after Christmas. The quality is not too bad but I got suckered and paid over the odds. That said the figure looks great and once the legs are sorted it will be a good addition. Never going to trust any eBay listing which includes a box again.....
lookin hard at one of these.
roll of the dice with QC.
wish i could be SURE hastak wont reissue it... sounds like they wont though. if you have heard any rumors about a shockwave coming tell them NOW.
True about the QC but after selling my broken Shockwave (tip missing & hose cracked) I'm now beginning to appreciate how good the ko looks on display. It is a very very close copy and as long as the seller is up front and the price is right, go for it! I'm still in the market for a mint original but for now the ko will do nicely.
Looks like Takara teased a reissue in the flaps of the boxes of the Chronicles line... the one featuring both the DOTM Voyager and the G1 version of a character. However, it's been months since we heard about any development in the Chronicles line, so maybe the DOTM Shockwave + G1 Shockwave box has been scrapped.
Ordered one off iOffer for $66 shipped today - here's to good QC. He's one of the last figs I need to complete the 1985 line, just finished 1984.
finally pulled the trigger. chimungmung still has them instock. with my track record that means has/tak should announce their upcomming encore version sometime this week.
I ordered mine from ioffer as well. He's my classics shockwave stand in, untill we can get a decent sized one. I think he fits in very well.
As far as qc, mine's was perfect. All the joints are nice and tight. Which was surprising, I was fearing he might be a floppy mess. For the price, he's totally worth it.
i got mine from chimungmung today. legs are a floppy mess and the rubber hose is ripped about 1/2 open at the connection to his arm.
i can tighten the legs up im sure, but what can i do about the hose? anyone sell replacements?
contact tony, he might be willing to help you out
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