Offical Shockwave thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Cliff_prime, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. bellpeppers

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    Ya know, it is just too coincidental that the elements that tobility illustrated, and the other details that I pointed out to are on both the toy and the movie prop.

    I also predicted early on that Alice was a Pretender in ROTF (too bad I never bookmarked that post :(  )
     
  2. lightdestroyed

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    The movie prop has two big cannon like weapons on top, while Shcoky only has one BFG. That we know of at this point.
     
  3. daformer

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    shockwaves eye scares the living shit out of me
     
  4. rich_prime

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    Did you have a nice happy australia day
     
  5. daformer

    daformer Earth's Reckoning

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    lol yeah had a BBQ and about you? the waters gone where u live right?
     
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    Yeah its gone noting bad , the flood didn't hit our house because we live in the gold coast but were helping with the clean up.

    Yeah my Australia day was great too we had a BBQ also.
     
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    thats alright. sorry i didnt reply to your messages by the way,
     
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    I don't know about everyone else, but I like how Shockwaves's cannon is off-center in his tank mode.
     
  9. DecepticonsRule

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    I'm not liking the look of where they went with Shockwave so far, to be honest. Hopefully the final CGI will look better.
     
  10. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Off topic much?
     
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    Could you expose please? I think he's been really well designed. (And of course the CGI and Package art will have a more accurate Shockwave, remember that toys have some limitations.)
     
  12. Shockwavexodius

    Shockwavexodius Psychologically instable

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    He could be a triple changer!
     
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    Right now, he looks very generic, too simple, and too G1 for my liking.

    For one thing, I'm not digging the head. It's simple, and although it's reminiscent of G1 Shockwave, it also looks like it could be any old drone's head. There's nothing really frightening or unique about it.
    Second, his design is too simple. I expected Shockwave to look more complicated, to have a more unique body design. He just looks like a purple Megatron right now.
    Finally (and this is a problem only I think I have with him), he's too G1. I like G1, but the 07 Movie was what got me interested. I liked how the robots were slightly reminiscent of their G1 counterparts, but were new robots on their own as well.
     
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    Holy hell it's either NOT GEEWUN ENOUGHT or IT'S TOO GEEWUN!

    Seriously guys what the hell?
     
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    I like it! This whole series has been mostly G1 anyway (which I love BTW). Almost all the vehicles and main characters are some alternate form of their original G1 make. Stick with it I say. Don't go too far out of the box. People don't want to see a Shockwave that is nothing like the original, what would be the point? You mind as well name him something else entirely if there is no similarities, and then have Shockwave separate. He was purple, big ass gun, one eye'd bad ass. He looks like it. I bet he is huge in scale too. Kind of looks like a cross between Galvatron and Shockwave. I like it. I like where this is going and what I've seen so far.

    No more stupid Pretenders (Alice) and s*** like that.

    Some other director can direct an entire Beast Wars trilogy and every other generation after G1 once this 3rd film is complete as far as I'm concerned. Until then, stick with what works and what you know. Finish strong because your fans DEMAND IT Bay! You better not F this one up like you did #2.

    G1 all the way!
     
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    I guess I'm the flip side of the coin because the simple and bit generic is what draws me to the figure.

    With nothing crazy going on with the character design it kind of feels like the designer was able to sit down and say what makes Shockwave who he is and different from the other Transformers. So lots of the G1 elements got worked in and that's really cool because it feels like a nod to the old fans. Enough new though to make his action figure look like one of the hybrid figures we don't usually get until later in a movie line.

    I'm a fan of a sleek armored look and the action figure seems to have plenty of that. I know some fans aren't into the armored knight look of some figures but I just like that Shockwave can have that black knight look even as a movie figure.

    Kind of worried about his look in CGI though. Having all that purple on the figure is really cool for helping him stand out so I've got my figures crossed he's going to have lots of color to his robot mode in the movie.
     
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    yea
     
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    Get over it guys... to each his own.
     
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    This thread is filled with LOGIC.
     
  20. DecepticonsRule

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    Normally, I'm good with a Transformer not looking G1 enough. I've always been a bit more of a fan of radical movie aesthetics than strongly referencing back to G1.
    Look at Ratchet. You can tell that he's based off of G1 Ratchet, but he's still a new character in of himself. That's the kind of thing I like.