FT-03 Quakewave. Is it time for a new figure?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by PANTSMAN1973, Sep 16, 2019.

?

If Fans Toys released an updated Masterpiece style Shockwave, what would you do?

Poll closed Sep 30, 2019.
  1. Stick with my FT-03 Quakewave

    19 vote(s)
    21.1%
  2. Stick with my MP 29 Lazerwave

    27 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. I would buy an updated FT version

    28 vote(s)
    31.1%
  4. I don't have any versions of a Masterpiece style Shockwave

    6 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. I don't care one way or the other!

    10 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. PrimalPrime007

    PrimalPrime007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2016
    Posts:
    556
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +521
    I'd say yes. Quakewave was an amazing figure for its time and I sill have mine, but he is dated and isn't up to par with FT's current figures and direction. I would love to see their take on a too accurate Shockwave.

    In fact, since we're on this topic, I think it's time for a Sovereign v2 too.
     
  2. barok

    barok Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Posts:
    580
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +526
    "He doesn't look gorgeous!" :) 
    Damn, that looks awesome!
     
  3. boomerdave

    boomerdave Owns three Ditka figures. (Pssst...he's crazy) Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Posts:
    4,822
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Probably at work goofing off.
    Likes:
    +5,694
    I'm good with my V1 Quakewave. Not only looks good to me, he's the first (to my knowledge) MP 3rd party figure. He's a piece of history and still looks good. He's the 57 Chevy of the Transformers world. :D 
     
  4. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    28,238
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +24,805
    Completely unnecessary.

    We have the toon, the comic and the clown options already available. Really don't need anymore. And Shockwave is arguably my favourite Decepticon.
     
  5. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Posts:
    13,762
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +4,414
    I think MP-29 could be improved upon, but I don't need for it to be improved upon. I'm tired of buying replacements. But I don't care if they want to do something I won't bother with. I won't buy it, but doesn't mean it won't do well if they do. If I cared either way, though, I'd say no need. Do something else that 'needs' doing.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. OmegaTaco Supreme

    OmegaTaco Supreme Evil will always triumph, because good is dumb TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2016
    Posts:
    1,137
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +2,777
    I got the last release of Quakewave that BBTS still had that was on sale. I like him more then the TT version. A feel he is a little more intimidating.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Posts:
    11,786
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +14,403
    One day, eventually, sure. I have QuakeBlast, MP-29, and MP-29+. I'd like to see FT do a v2 Quakewave in a couple years. Just not before the other stuff they've announced or a v2 Tesla.
     
  8. Weezie

    Weezie Taking a break, back soon TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Posts:
    5,962
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Somewhere in the Anglosphere
    Likes:
    +3,415
    Some time ago, I asked Dalianjj if he had any plans to remake Quakewave but he said no.

    I believe that FT won't visit this character again due to the controversy surrounding it (FT and GP/C9 and the claims of stealing etc.)

    An updated Quakewave would be cool (instead of being pure toon like Laserwave, I would like to see more of a toon/toy fusion). I never cared for Quakeblast, despite owning him several times. He is more of an IDW Shockwave imo.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. dragontype

    dragontype Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Posts:
    613
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +119
    Looks really good. I'd love for a reissue on this version. I already have Quakewave but wouldn't mind having a Quakeblast for fun.
     
  10. Orion2703

    Orion2703 Ultimate Hunter

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Posts:
    2,795
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    England
    Likes:
    +2,424
    Nothing, as quakeblast is the only shockwave i'll ever need.
     
  11. Max Rawhide

    Max Rawhide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Posts:
    4,925
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +2,494
    I love Quakewave, but even when he was released (I got the first version) there were two things that bugged me: 1) the blocky legs with none of that curvature that's iconic for Shockwave, and 2) the small width of his chest: Shockwave should have a wide chest, much wider than anything else on his body.

    Quakeblast solved all this (and more), but Quakewave feels like better quality to me: the plastic and the joints. Plus I like the first run Quakewave colour better than any other, be it official MP, Quakeblast or later Quakewave releases.

    However I'm not sure I would buy a modern version. It really would have to tick a lot of boxes and be a whole lot better. However, to me FT have moved away from what I like. Nowadays they use much more diecast (imo to the detriment of the figure, while with Quakewave it betters the figure) and the transformations have become anything but fun. So I seriously doubt I'd be in for it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Deaths Thread

    Deaths Thread The answer is always yes, yes?

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2016
    Posts:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Likes:
    +75
    Well it's good enough for Takara. New version of Prime, Bumblebee and no doubt the Seekers at some point. I would rather Fanstoys release a new version than yet another repaint of an existing figure. This pisses me off more than anything else and both Fanstoys and Takara are both guilty of it.
     
  13. Pessimus Prime

    Pessimus Prime Slackerbot Commander

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Posts:
    1,382
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,903
    I'm perfectly happy with Quakewave as my Shockwave. He reminds me a lot of the Marvel Comics version of the character, which I vastly prefer to the toon version. The toon version had that awesome David Warner-esque voice going for it, but otherwise Shockwave was an uninteresting lackey with not hint of personality or characterization. Marvel Comics Shockwave trashed Megatron on a regular basis. One of the things that killed any interest in the TT figure was that it was shorter than MP 10. I can't accept a Shockwave that's not of equal stature to Megatron. Also, I just don't like the curved shins. Makes him look a bit effeminate. Not sure how else to describe it. Not that there's anything wrong with that! :D  It just doesn't work for me.

    All that said, I'd be interested in an updated version. FT looks poised to take on a few other figures that already have pretty well received versions, like Soundwave, so I don't think it impossible they may revisit this very early effort.
     
  14. XIII

    XIII Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Posts:
    980
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Tampa
    Likes:
    +1,042
    I would MUCH rather FT concentrate on their EXTENSIVE backlog. Especially completing the combiner sets they have already started. No distractions. No redesigns. No repaints... Just get to it.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. smkspy

    smkspy Remember true fans

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    23,173
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +2,901
    Fair enough, FT will price their V2 at $200. Like you said, it's good enough for TT.
     
  16. evilash3373

    evilash3373 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Posts:
    899
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +1,560
    The v2 Quakewave is called Quakeblast. You left it off your poll.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Marvelboy1974

    Marvelboy1974 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Posts:
    810
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +832
    I’m perfectly happy with mine. I’d rather spend money on characters that haven’t been made yet TBH.
     
  18. ChucklesLastLaugh

    ChucklesLastLaugh Undercover so long, they all forgot who I work for

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2019
    Posts:
    200
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +254
    Quake-Blast 100%

    Official MP is on sale at BBTS right now. I finally picked one of those up.

    I sold my V1 Quake-Wave quite awhile ago. The blocky legs killed me. Quake-Blast does it much better.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
  19. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2002
    Posts:
    4,554
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,718
    Dark purple of the MP+ is hard to beat. Quakewave just has the wrong shape for his calves.
     
  20. the oaf

    the oaf Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Posts:
    1,294
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,143
    Another vote for Quakeblast. I just recently got him (after over 3 years in limbo), and he easily replaced MP-29. I felt bad getting rid of MP-29, as my fiancee got him for me as a Christmas present a few years ago... but even she thinks Quakeblast is on another level... and she doesn't care about transformers much at all... she can just see how much of a superior product it is.

    Quakewave was never even a consideration, and although he's okay, he doesn't hold a candle to the other two... still, for when he was released, he must have been fantastic... that was before I started collecting again, though.

    However, with the three options we already have on the table, I think FT know they wouldn't get great sales from an update. There's not much they could now do to the design to improve upon what others already have done... especially at a premium price. FansToysBoys would eat it up, yes... but the rest of us are mostly happy with what we've got.