MP29+ Shockwave And MP36+ Megatron G1 Toy Colors

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, May 9, 2018.

  1. Thinktank

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    I got my G1 Shockwave for my 11th birthday in 1986.
    It's been a long time coming folks.
     
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    So please correct me of i'm wrong, but the shockwave + has only darker colour, maybe full painted, and a slightly smaller sculpted eye?
     
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    Entirely the same sculpt. New/corrected colors.
    The eye has a black border square painted around it which makes it appear different.
     
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  4. myrrh

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    ...aspirational '84 holiday season shelves, ahoy!..still need a proper masterpiece jetfire to join this rightly-purple shockwave in adorning my yules...
     
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  5. Sam

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    It’s not the same sculpt. It’s a new face with a smaller eye.
     
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  6. Digger

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    No it’s the same. The only difference is the black paint around the eye that’s now a square.
     
  7. Onilink

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    The face looks like the same, also the old shockwave had the inner square inside the face, only the Eye seems smaller
     
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  8. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

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    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.
     
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  9. Sam

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    No it's not the same.

    It's advertised as brand new:

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    Sorry that you can't see that, but that doesn't mean it's not true.
     
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  10. Digger

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    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.
     
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    Maybe i'm blind, but i can't see other differences than the eye... Can you point me where are them, please?
     
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    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 :lol )
     
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  13. Batman

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    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.
     
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  14. Onilink

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    Aaah i get it hahahaha! Thanks!
     
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    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.
     
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    I just hope Amazon JP is able to sell these EX one day.
     
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    Ah ok. I noticed the eye, but was curious if the actual/outer shape of the head was different.
     
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    ...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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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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