Cloud 9 Quakeblast - Masterpiece-Styled Shockwave

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by banjoted, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Representative Quakeblast

    Representative Quakeblast Well-Known Member

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    (With apologies to everyone who, like me, hopes for a reissue announcement whenever this thread bumps)

    Is there any chance of getting replacement parts for this guy anymore? I caught my clear one's outstretched arm while dusting and cracked his shoulder joint (someday I'll learn my lesson about transparent plastic). Before I start thinking about insane options like 3d-printing or CNCing a new one, I wanted to exhaust the sensible ones first. I bought from a random ebay seller who's since gone rogue, so no help there.
     
  2. MacrossA

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    Can you contact cloud9? The other option is to try to buy a different broken one...
     
  3. Representative Quakeblast

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    That's my question, too. Their social media last updated in 2016, so it seems unlikely, but I'd be pleased to be wrong. They were selling new ones last year, I guess.

    As for cannibalizing a broken one, for the prices I've seen I'd do just as well hiring a machinist to make me a one-off part - QB isn't the bargain alternative anymore!

    (p.s. reissue Quakeblast)
     
  4. MacrossA

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    You might as well have the white pieces in his legs remade as well, with repeated transformations the legs are known to self destruct
     
  5. Hexatron

    Hexatron Plastic crack junky

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    You keep saying this but I (and others) have never heard of this being an issue. Everyone says they are scary tight yes, but no one in this form has stated that they have broken that hinge. Just to be sure I wasn't crazy I went back and read this entire thread and there is no mention of people breaking that part.
     
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  6. MacrossA

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    I've read it many times before.
     
  7. Hexatron

    Hexatron Plastic crack junky

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    Where though, you said here, but it hasn't been said in this thread. I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just curious as to where this claim started as I've never heard it before (and it's not from this thread).
     
  8. Decepticon13

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    Same here. I've not heard of any widespread breakage issues with this figure besides the "gun hand" breaking.
     
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  9. TCJJ

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    I still want this figure. I missed out when they were cheap. Was out of a job at the time. Now that I have a job again, these things are competing with the FansToys Sovereign reissue in terms of price. I just want to replace that piece of crap Masterpiece Shockwave with something good already.
     
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  10. Windsweeper II

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    Personally I think it is time for a new MP Shockwave that combines an enjoyable and no worries transformation, toy-accurate alt mode, MP-13 style bot mode and size, and correct shade of purple with a classy finish.
    None of the existing ones are up to par IMO.
    Fanstoys 1st version looks clunky, Takara is too small and wrong color + some other gripes. and Quakeblast has a worrysome transformation and looks too much like Shockwave on steroids to me.
     
  11. MacrossA

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    I have official and Quakeblast... QB has a great paint deco.
     
  12. Atomic Tofu

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    Once I get the hang of doing video reviews I think the "worrisome" transformation will fade.
     
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    I'm sure it will, tough guy ;) 
     
  14. Necrobot

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    Finally braved up to transforming this guy.

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    It really wasn't that bad. After a couple of passes... I do it walking around now, not even paying attention. Makes me wonder what all the fear and fuss was about.

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    I am not sure which muzzle end I like more? But it's certainly nice to have options.

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    I have had my Cloud 9 Quakeblast for about three years... and never transformed it until now!

    It feels like a brand new figure, all over again!

    Here's a side-by-side comparison with my very old G1 Shockwave.

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    Hasbro G1 Shockwave Left... Cloud 9 Quakeblast Right...

    Cloud 9 Quakeblast Left... Hasbro G1 Shockwave Right...
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    What an amazing homage!! I love this figure!!

    And the ability to collapse part of his torso to shrink him down to a more subservient version of Shockwave...

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    ...or extend his torso for a more imposing version of Shockwave...

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    I'm not sure if it was an intended feature, but its a pretty cool option!

    It is a crime that no one has bought the designs and blueprints of this figure in order to make a reissue.

    Three years into owning Quakeblast, my mileage hasn't varied... if it has any variance, maybe it's only gotten better!!

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    If I had one complaint, it would be that he can't really look down.

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    "Intruders shall be terminated."

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    "Your primitive weapon is useless."

    But other than that, THIS is my definitive Shockwave!!

    Now if only I could find some batteries for him.

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  15. strife2k7

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    I personally love mine. I wound up doing some very minor modifications to him. I shortened the gun hand by cutting off the narrowest section, the one that connects to the tip, and then regluing the tip onto the end of the shorter barrel. Then I painted his chest, hand and gun barrel with a lighter purple.
    I think it turned out ok, gives a bit more contrast and I like the look of the shorter barrel although the paint does tend to rub off the ball joints on the hand. Be kind though, I'm /very/ new to customizing figures. This was pretty much my first real effort. The flash really seems to bring out the imperfections in the paint coat. In normal light, looks fine though.
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  16. Decepticon13

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    Cool. I personally like the translucent parts due to my affinity for the G1 toy. I also swapped the metal parts from the black version to my purple version- chromed instead of satin silver feet and leg/grip side panels...
     
  17. Orion2703

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    I doubt i'll ever buy a better value figure than this guy, even now he delivers such an amazing presence
     
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    I’d love a chug version of this.
     
  19. Roadbuster25

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    I didn't realize that transforming him was an issue. I must not have been paying attention. I wanted this guy for a long time, then gave up when Takara came out with their MP Shockwave. And now I wish I had Quakeblast as my Masterpiece Shockwave.

    I remember Quakeblast got unfair reviews in the beginning for similar transformation as FansToys. And then lo and behold, Takara comes out with their MP with nearly the same transformation. I am glad people have gotten away from the arguing of transformations being influenced by other transformers. I glad we have gotten past that time period.
     
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  20. Darklancer

    Darklancer Needs a new transformation cog

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    It isnt an issue... the gun handle white panels just have a very.... "authoritative" snap to them that takes a little getting used to. Everything else is a cakewalk.