Shockwave's Toy?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Torque, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Torque

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    what do we know about it? i mean, we know it will be a Voyager, and that he turns into some sort of tank, but ive also heard that he is also the Longarm toy as well, with 2 bot modes and 2 alt modes. will they really be able to do that? and will the Longarm form have the long-arm ability? and do you think they could pull off having his Shockwave alt/bot mode have some purple without changing the Longarm forms? <<(maybe through the use of sliding parts and panels, with underneath being purple) all just stuff im curious about.

    ((wasnt sure if this was the right thread, but there are other animated toy threads in the the animated section instead of the toy section, i figured here was ok))
     
  2. siekone

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    Only rumors, but given the acuracy of these figs to there animated conterparts I would say it is very likely he will be both bots in one!
     
  3. Ironhide2005

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    Yeah it probly will include both modes.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

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    His Longarm vehicle mode is already tank-looking, just lacking a turret. If they make the turret flip out of a compartment than they have a pretty easy conversion. Shockwave to Longarm in bot mode is more conplex, but again, not impossible looking.
     
  5. Torque

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    how possible is the toy though? cause i know that they saidat one point that there wouldnt be a sixshot cause they couldnt fit more than 3 modes into a toy with this aesthetic, so thats y i wonder-though it could be because one botmode is merely a minoe upgrade of the other that makes it possible..
     
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    Sixshot is a different story entirely.

    Sixshot is designed with six distinct forms. Shockwave has two forms, with a minor variation of each for Longarm mode.
     
  7. Torque

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    i figured-thats what i meant by the second half of my post ^_^
     
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    Oops, sorry. I couldn't really understand what you were saying at that part. (I do now, though. I see) :p 
     
  9. Dark Galvatron

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    Well, look at G1 Punch. He had 2 bot modes, but one vehicle mode, but still, with Hasbro anything is possible. Now if it were Ban Dai doing the Transformers Animated line, then you'd have reason to worry, lol.
     
  10. JOHNDILLINGA

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    the head is actually pretty simple, most likely it'll be you open the chest pannel and back pannel both heads are located on a rotating gimick like Nightslash Cheetor but also when transforming into vehicle the head folds down into a resess on top of the neck area...
    The arms and legs could be something to the design of the shoulders on G-1 Ultra Magnus but they only slide out a certian amount.

    I really hope they do a purple repaint cause you know it'll save on Mass Fandom Bitchin (MFB) for short :lolol 
     
  11. Beastbot X

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    I'm thinking that you rotate the torso vertically to make up Shockwave's two different robot modes, as well as a hand swap. And his crane mode, judging from what I could see of it on the show, essentially looks like his tank mode folded in half.
     
  12. MaikeruSan

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    Its easy to get a tank into a crane. I think they could pull this of easy. I dont care if hes purple.
     
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    I really dont think a purple repaint is needed Animated Shockwave isnt purple its just the way it is it doesnt fit with his 'action feature'.

    I really just dont get this need for everything to be g1 as possible, I appreciate all the g1 similarities in animated but the differences are often better.
     
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    Is there a pic of what the toy will look like?
     
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    maybe we will get a longarm prime toy, and a shockwave toy?
     
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    im not sure that a four mode toy robot is going to be too difficult considering the technical accomplishments of homo sapiens :) 
     
  17. Legless Pete

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    Rotate the head, flip the arms down, extend the claws, flip a panel on the gigantic shoulder pads, and MAYBE something with the lower body (seeing as Shocky's lower body has never been seen) to change Longarm from Shockwave... really not that hard.
     
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    Toy discussion goes in toy section.
     
  19. Ramrider

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    Think I heard there was a pic or two at the slideshow panel discussion at Botcon, but that was the 'no photos allowed' segment. So some people have seen pics, but there aren't any available on the web yet.
     
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    I think it'd be neat to see a reversible head - Longarm on one side, Shockwave on the other.
     

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