which Shockwave is better?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Crazymadman, Apr 3, 2009.

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which Animated Shockwave is better?

  1. original Shockwave

    27 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. Target-exclusive G1 Shockwave with Bumblebee

    21 vote(s)
    43.8%
  1. Crazymadman

    Crazymadman Dewbot leader

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    i'm going to buy Shockwave, but i don't know which one to buy.

    EDIT:i'm talking about Animated Shockwave.
     
  2. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    We talking Animated Shocky?If so then get the Target repaint.
     
  3. Sportimus

    Sportimus Well-Known Member

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    If you're asking about the Animated ones, one is not better than the other. One is gray and is Animated accurate, the other is purple, and is more of an omage to the G1 Shockwave. Me, personally, I grew up on G1, so the purple one is what I chose because when i think of Shockwave, I can only accept him as being in purple. Anything else would be like making Skywarp neon green and Optimus Prime brown. He also looks more "evil" in purple to me.

    One thing to note is for some reason, purple Shockwave has QC issues. His pelvic leg moving thing is so tight, you have to force them up or down for conversion. His neck and other joints could be super loose. So choose carefully and hope you got a good one if you go with the purple one. His problems are not nearly as bad as Sunstorm's, thankfully. He is rather nice too. Otherwise, they're essentially the same. It's just personal preference. :) 
     
  4. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Hmm my Target Shocky didn't have any problems,guess I lucked out.My Sunstorm on the other hand has horrible paint apps and has a small case of sticky paint on the nose cone of the jet.
     
  5. Brolga01

    Brolga01 Olé

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    Target!!!!!!
     
  6. Smokescreen

    Smokescreen The Ultimate Gambler TFW2005 Supporter

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    Purple is better! :D 
     
  7. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have had those issues with my Target Shockwave. I picked up another today that hopefully will be better. If not I plan to part swap and return the remains.


    Edit: purple or gray you can't go wrong. He is a fantastic figure either way.
    I chose the purple one because It just suits Shockwave better in my minds eye as I am a fan from back in the day.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  8. Travicon

    Travicon Nerdbot

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    original. i grew up on g1 too but thats not g1 shockwave. its animated shockwave. while the purple repaint is cool i want my animated shockwave to look like animated shockwave....shockwave....
     
  9. NGW

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    The original. Show accurate and it just plain looks better. The purple just doesn't look good on the mold, and it kills the Longarm Prime mode, IMO.
     
  10. Dolza_Khyron

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    target is perfect for shockwave, original is perfect for longarm prime, so it's perfect if you can find both!

    OR, original is perfect for shackwave... :lol 
     
  11. Bgrngod

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    Original.

    Cartoon accuracy FTW. Be damned G1.
     
  12. Nachtsider

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    Original Shockwave.
     
  13. perithimus

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    I went with the original just because he is accurate to the show. I am thinking about picking up the target one just to have a purple shockwave though.
     
  14. Crazymadman

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    i think i'm just going to buy the original Shockwave. thanks for the help everybody!
     
  15. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Original since purple kinda kills the Longarm modes.
     
  16. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    I have the regular version, but would rather have the Target one.
    Don't be like me.
     
  17. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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    Original >> GeeWun 'meh'-ness.
     
  18. koh4711

    koh4711 King of Hearts

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    I really like the G1 redeco, myself. Both are really great, but I just love the G1 color scheme. Though Longarm looks... REALLY creepy in that color scheme. Maybe it's the yellow eyes.
     
  19. repair_bay

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    Ima have to say the two-pack Shockwave. He's purple (which is an awesome color to begin with, and makes him more G1 accurate) AND he comes with an Activator. It is close, since the grey Shockwave is show accurate, but I'd take this version any day.
     

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