Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, May 9, 2018.
I got my G1 Shockwave for my 11th birthday in 1986.
It's been a long time coming folks.
So please correct me of i'm wrong, but the shockwave + has only darker colour, maybe full painted, and a slightly smaller sculpted eye?
Entirely the same sculpt. New/corrected colors.
The eye has a black border square painted around it which makes it appear different.
...aspirational '84 holiday season shelves, ahoy!..still need a proper masterpiece jetfire to join this rightly-purple shockwave in adorning my yules...
It’s not the same sculpt. It’s a new face with a smaller eye.
No it’s the same. The only difference is the black paint around the eye that’s now a square.
The face looks like the same, also the old shockwave had the inner square inside the face, only the Eye seems smaller
It absolutely is a new sculpt. Even the designers said so in an interview. It appears that it's only painted differently, but it's a remold. For a fact.
No it's not the same.
It's advertised as brand new:
Sorry that you can't see that, but that doesn't mean it's not true.
Hah. Okay you’re right. Well at least it’s something new. I shouldn’t worry too much though. I’m probably not gonna get this one.
Maybe i'm blind, but i can't see other differences than the eye... Can you point me where are them, please?
The eye is the difference, as I said. To allow for a smaller eye the entire face itself is a new mould, but the fact itself looks the same (I mean it's a rectangle with a circle in it, how complicated can it get )
Gosh Shockwave looks so good!
Takara and Bandai are making it really hard to stick to my Star Wars only rule in the past few years.
Aaah i get it hahahaha! Thanks!
I just wish his legs were a bit more poseable. After MP-36’s incredible leg articulation, I’m having a hard time with the fact that Shockwave can’t do a one legged kneel.
I’ll still end up getting this though, despite already custom painting a KO into a more toon accurate color.
I just hope Amazon JP is able to sell these EX one day.
Ah ok. I noticed the eye, but was curious if the actual/outer shape of the head was different.
...the more pictures i see of purple shockwave, the less i like him: i'm all into the dark purple, but the other changes are just too cartoony...i might consider a mash-up of the two toys once i have him in-hand...
MP29+ is going to be my final official line purchase. I always couldn't stand lavender shockwave, but I really dig the mold. Finally having a properly coloured shockwave on my shelf is going to be a real treat.
With the mild mess they've made of 17+ (and G1 MPs in general this year), I'm pretty sure 29+ will end up being my MP of the year. And that's not a bad thing at all.
(Though MP-36+ could steal that crown depending on how good he looks in-hand)
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