A shocking discovery for G1 (or Godzilla) fans...

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by tekering, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. tekering

    tekering The Ref

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    I was suffering through an episode of the infamous 1997 TV series "Godzilla Island" (known for its low-budget kaiju battles depicted with action figures!) and I discovered a familiar-looking prop:

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    You can see the episode here, if you're feeling particularly masochistic. :redface2: 
     
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  2. Sponge

    Sponge Herald of Unicron

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    Lol nice, I wonder if that's the shackwave version or if they just painted it black

    Wait, was shackwave even available in Japan? Yeah they probably just painted a shockwave
     
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  3. Wh33l JcK

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    That so crazy, didn't know that show existed. And I thought I was a big Godzilla fan. Action figures huh? Talk about low budget.
     
  4. GiganGoji

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    Once our high school Japanese teacher found out that I was a Godzilla fan, he'd sing that theme song on a near-weekly basis.
     
  5. The Kup

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    So that would explain why Shockwave was on a newspaper back in Revenge of the Fallen:

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    Oh man. That was painful. I didn't believe you when you mentioned the masochism. Thanks for the cool find!
     
  7. Master Disaster

    Master Disaster Well-Worn Member

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    It doesn't look like a real one. Even the props were fake!
     
  8. treatment

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    I reckon Shackwave was available in japan since my dad bought mine in yokohama or thereabouts back in the 80's.

    However, that particular prop in the shot looks like rather a "customized" version. Like fully wrapped in some foil or something...
     
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    ^ hmmm, then I guess we'll never know, oh well
     
  10. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Wasn't there a G1 Shockwave as a prop in one of the Alien movies too?
     
  11. Dachande

    Dachande Formerly Yaujta... Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, it was mis-transformed as a medical laser or something like that, hanging over an exam table.
     
  12. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I stopped watching after 2 mins 20 secs.

    Wow.:confused2 
     
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    Wow, right you are! I had no idea but easily found it online. Looks like it's from Aliens, during the scene where Ripley & Newt are trapped inside the med lab with the planted facehuggers. I see at least 3 Shockwaves?

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  14. Takeshi357

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    Shockwave sure gets around :D 
     
  15. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Well this does not seem to be a transformable figure though. It looks more like some generic laser pistol made after shockwave's altmode shape.
     

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    shit. I've been (lazily) looking for a source for Godzilla island for years. Thanks for the link..
     
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    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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  18. tekering

    tekering The Ref

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    It's vacuformed, a common industry practice for producing multiple identical props as needed.
    A G1 Shockwave was clearly used as a positive template.
     
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    wow. almost as bad as proto-Omega Supreme's cameo in Ninja Terminator



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