Shockwave/Longarm Prime; Your thoughts [Comparison Image inside]

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  1. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    I'm quite pleased with how he turned out, there are a lot of differences between Longarm and Shockwave. I was worried it would just be the heads and the difference of the alt mode standing up as a crane or laying down as a tank.
     
  2. Midnight

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    that looks awesome!
    when is he coming out?
     
  3. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    no idea, probably soon though
     
  4. Midnight

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    ive been wondering how they would handle his two bot forms.
    looks cool.
     
  5. Takara_destron

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    I think he's gonna be my favourite animated toy.
     
  6. knook

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    me too. Lets hope he returns in Series 3
     
  7. Lasbrook

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    He does look fairly awesome but i think the name "Longarm" is the worst cover ever. Combined with his lack of a neck he looks fairly goofy. Thankfully Shockwave doesn't.

    I'm fairly interested to see how this all works though, obviously alot of sliding parts but some parts like lower legs i cant figure out from those images.
     
  8. heshanj

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    definitely gonna be big in season 3..cant wait for this guy, he looks awesome..
    i thought i was done with the animated series...now i need this guy and blurr
     
  9. Midnight

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    i hope they come out with an arcee figure.
    i cant explain why i want her,i always disliked her in the G1 cartoon but ive always wanted a decent toy of her too.
     
  10. Incepticon

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    Can't wait to finally see this thing transformed correctly once Peaugh gets it.
     
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    I think that's the whole point. The 'goofiness' to his Longarm mode makes no-one suspect Shockwave.
     
  12. jtuarus

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    i reall like how they hide the crane in tank mode plus the face morphing is sweet now if morphing the face automorphed his handsand claws around/out and the red things pop in and out that would well make me cry really if pulled off right that is
     
  13. Digilaut

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    Stop teasing Shockwave pictures..it makes me want him even more!
     
  14. Caine

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    Longarm is worst cover ever? Blame Sentinel Prime! :lol 
     
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    you guys its really easy. basically we are looking at Punch/Counter Punch the animated version.

    the red things just flip out of the tank treads. the face is either a flip around thingy but shockwave's antennas are folded down around longarms face.

    Longarm's legs vs Shockwaves is an easy trick. the thighs collapse up into the hips revealing the spindly thinner legs for shockwave. then you just rotate the bottom part of the legs 180 degrees to show the back side.

    The hands is also apparent. The white parts on the side of Longarm's forearm become shocwave's hands

    the only thing im not sure about is Shockwave's chest symbol. I cant figure out how it changes. im guessing maybe the chest opens and you rotate the symbol.
     
  16. Ravenxl7

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    I really like the toys design. Yeah, once you look at it for a little while you can spot how pretty much everything changes from one to the other, but it's still awesome. I wouldn't mind getting a purple repaint of this guy. I might even get two of the origional, and then one of the repaint. That way I have a Longarm Prime for my Autobots, a Shockwave, and a Shockblast for my Decepticons. Basically just renaming the origional one Shockblast so I can have two of the mold in my Decepticons. As for the Punch/Counterpunch comparison, this one is a lot better, imo, and makes more sense to me. A bot being able to disguise itself in both robot and alt modes is awesome, and makes more sense than two bots inhabiting the same body, but transforming into different bot-modes, and sharing the same alt-mode.

    Hasbro said at SDCC he'll be released sometime in December, so I would expect to start seeing him sometime in mid to late November. Which is a great thing, imo, as my birthday is in late November, and I'll definetly have some money to buy TF's with.
     
  17. Silent_Magnus

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    Longarm will probably look better once his shoulders are lowered.
    Although I wonder if he has any knee articulation?
     
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    It looks like he does. Shockwave has knee joints and the thigh plating looks to be cut away at the back to allow for movement.

    Also, the hips in Shock's pic are still in Longarm mode, they actually extend down to make him skinnier and taller. Just letting everyone know, you can compare to the SDCC pics.
     
  19. Ironhide2005

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    Shockwave is pure win diffently buying if theres a re-paint in purple confirmed before hand then I'll pass but if not I am gonna buy him and then if the purple one does happen I'll have both.
     
  20. Peaugh

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    I like the standard one a lot, but I'd love to see a purple recolor down the line (without any "Lightning" details or any other way Hasbro could screw up an otherwise good color scheme.) It would be nice to have this Shocky in his rite colors.
     

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