Origin of the G1 Shockwave toy

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Nevermore, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Nevermore

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    Extremely fascinating read. I really get into the history of the original toys I still love most! :thumb 
     
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    Thanks for such a great thread!
     
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    :thumbs2:  Thanks for such a great thread!
     
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    Interesting read. Thanks.
     
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    Interesting stuff.

    While I wouldn't be surprised if they really are made by the same company, his reasoning behind why Shockwave and the GoBot gun were both made by ToyCo seems a bit of a stretch.
     
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    Very interesting.:thumb 
     
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    Great thread, it amazes me after all of these years ole Shock is still a great figure! I never suspected Shockwave and Galvatron couldbe cousins! :thumbs2: 
     
  10. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    cool stuff there NM.

    i feel like registering just to point out rebuttle is spelled rebuttal.
     
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    You know the saddest thing for me after reading this thread is the realisation that Shockwave won't be reissued...:( 
     
  12. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    I'm not registered at Allspark (I just prefer the forums here, is all), and no one asked this question there.

    I thought Shockwave was originally released with a longer "trigger" that got pulled (no pun intended) later because it made his bot mode look risque to US consumers.

    This article also doesn't include mention of the knockoff Shockwave my bro and I bought from a Sears Outlet store back in the late 80's. It was brown and gray, and where the G1 toy head sculpt was a cyclops, this one's face was completely blank giving it a very creepy look.

    It's been too long, so I don't remember the manufacturer details on the package. And my bro ended up selling it later to a toy dealer without my knowledge (darn him to heck). That's the one G1 toy I want more than any others I don't currently have in my collection, and I would've at least settled for the KO version so as not to have to pay $80+ on ebay for a loose one.
     

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