Shockwave Gen 1 Toyco 1983

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  1. Terradives

    Terradives Well-Known Member

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    Is this a rare item? I have it up on ebay and am getting a lot of what I would call odd questions about it.
     
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    I would say its age makes it rare/ valuable. What kinds of questions?
     
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    Terradives Well-Known Member

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    What would be the difference between a toy marked 1983 and 1984? From the way it looks all Shockwaves were made by Toyco right?
     
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    If it was made by toyco, its probably astro magnum and pre tf. Most boadmembers refer to it as shackwave as it was primarily sold at radio shack. What makes you think its shockwave if it was made prior to 1984? just curious.
     
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    Terradives Well-Known Member

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    Well I bought it about 8 years ago from the local comic book store. I always thought it was Shockwave. And am just kind of curious what is up with it.
     
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    What color is it?
     
  7. Jazz342

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    Pics?
     
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    Composite, I was just about to ask that, then I thought a lot of questions could be ansqeted with pics. Theres a listing on ebay of a 1983 toyco with a rubsign... WTF?
     
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    If it's a purple Shockwave, you're getting odd questions because people are trying to make sure it's not one of the recent Chinese KO's.
     
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    All shockwaves say ToyCo in my experience. Early ones don't have the rub symbol. Later ones have the rub symbol on the side of the chest.
     
  11. Jazz342

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    Yeah, I tried looking up verification as to whether hastak was the manufactoror of this guy, but couldnt find it. Guess I was wrong about that fact.
    Pics would be helpful. Do electronics work? Is his hose intact?
     
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    Shmax shows that shockwave came out in 1985. Is this incorrect? Would it stall have a date stamped on it as 1983? Do post-rubsign shockwaves have the same date? This would be goid data to have on tfwiki.
     
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    I have six G1 and all say ToyCo 1983. Hasbro lincensed this toy and used it. It was created by ToyCo. I don't have the toys with me ATM so I can't verify the year stamped on toy.
     
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    This toy is very fragile and many are broken or have splitting joints (the chest, shoulders, forearms). So if buying many questions should be answered if you want a really good one. That is if the seller even knows the parts are broken. Some parts just split apart, but still hold together. These pieces (purple) usually break where the screws insert on the inside at the joint (chest, shoulder, elbow). Other parts such as the plastic at the knee may have hairline cracks that are easily missed. Really is tough to find a perfect one unless you pay a lot for it and even then there may be issues unknown to both buyer and seller.
     
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    This guy really needs to get re-licenssd and reissued!
     
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    Do you have a sealed example of this? I'm relatively unfamiliar with this, but it's certainly interesting much like the 1984[-ish] Skids.

    Edit: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Shockwave_(G1)/toys#Generation_1

    I'd still like to see an example of this! :) 
     
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    Ebay:
    Back in the day, not only could you find Shackwave, you could find versions in the oddest of places.
    i saw one for sale in a pharmacy gift shop in '85.

    the Shock/Shackkwave toys have a twisty history
     
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    Thanks for your help guys. So basically people are just trying to verify that it is not a knockoff?
     
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    I wish! All mine are loose no boxes. A sealed Shockwave is a grail in my opinion.
    There's a nice looking loose one for like $70 here: Vintage Transformers Decepticon Operations Shockwave Gun Played With G1 | eBay

    This has the rub symbol. I guess you could just remove the symbol and say its an early one. I don't think this helps the value any unless it is sealed in box.
     

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