Masterpiece Shockwave

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Shatterpoint, Sep 24, 2015.

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  1. stevej

    stevej Snowflake

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    I get your point and I'm not arguing that - simply pointing out that we, as fans, may have other ideas in our heads from the plethora of other media we've grown up with.

    The fact that my MP display includes the OS seekers rather than the standard sized ones, and the fact that I'd LOVE larger Grapple and Inferno's should obviously indicate that my own preference for scale differs from Takara's anyway.
     
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    MP Shocky is the one & only time where I wish the figure didn't follow the toon scale chart or coloring. Right or wrong, Shockwave was always as big and imposing as Megatron, and the two stood eye to eye... he wasn't some skinny little pastel colored shrimp that looked up to Megs, Soundwave or Screamer. But that's just me.

    Unfortunately, there's still no suitable stand-in offered by the 3P's (yet). I thought Quakeblast would do the trick, but for as great as that figure is in way of size, color & proportions, there's still something a bit off about it.
     
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  3. Wh33l JcK

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    I never saw him as tall as Megatron, Soundwave maybe... I think there was definitely a season 2 episode where he was eye-to-eye with Starscream though... Which puts him at the right height.

    ... but yeah.. I would have preferred taller and toy colors.
     
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  4. Dean ML

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    Ah, you're right - they add height!
     
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  5. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    Perfect for me would be Megs, Shocks and Soundwave all the same size.
    The leader towering over absolutely everybody is bullshit.
     
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    Yeah, the feet, height, and color were my biggest disappointments with MP Shockwave. So many Transformers can balance on one foot. But definitely not him.
     
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  7. Optimus Prime23

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    In the cartoon, Megatron was always slightly taller than Shockwave and Soundwave (who were about the same height) and noticeably taller than Starscream.
     
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    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    Yes but the MP Megatrons and Prime are overdoing it imo.
    It's different if you got several characters who are taller and several shorter, but if you got the leader being significantly taller than all others you have a kind of Snowwhite effect.
     
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    I am going to buy it for my son!they are really cool!
     
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  10. Chiller

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    First time looking at this thread in 6 months, and the conversation is STILL about height and color! :D 

    Although to be fair, tenkaros' custom is the first repainting of MP shockwave I've seen where I like the new color. MP Shockwave is on the light side, but all the other customs I've seen don't quite get it right either (for me).

    My only real fault with MP Shockwave is that he's a little too top heavy, and falls over too easily. And it's even worse if you leave the chest batteries in. Otherwise, he's just awesome all over.
     
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  11. pokemonsdoom

    pokemonsdoom TrypticonCarne on Seibertron

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    getting mine from the same place as my Grand Galvatron I got on sale, How does he look with the CW leader Seekers, Megatron and TR Soundwave?
     
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    I believe Shockwave originated from Korea right?
     
  13. Afterburner

    Afterburner For your health

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    He looks too clean to go with Classics in my opinion. If you want a good Leader Class Shockwave, Fanstoys version is almost perfect. The scale, build, and details are all more in line with a Classics release.
     
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    Classics?
     
  15. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    Afterburner just stepped out of a steaming, hissing time machine, with the origin coordinates set to 2007! :D 
     
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    Just bought this figure on eBay (not a KO judging from all the distinguishing features) at a discount. I hadn’t wanted to due to all the negative press about it (height, color, skinny legs, perceived quality of plastic, etc.), but had an opportunity to buy it at a discount so I thought why not. I also have fanstoys quakewave but over time found him a bit lacking. Quakewave feels OK in hand but something just seems off about it, can’t quite put my finger on it, so decided to go for the Takara option and see how it went. The item in hand feels surprisingly good and the weight, although doesn’t have a lot of heft, almost feels ‘just right’ kind of like for Magnus. Transformation was fun and intuitive and the figure looks a lot better in hand than some of the photos shown for him. Overall very pleased with the purchase at the price I paid and am very glad he is part of my collection.
     
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