PCS Transformers Shockwave Classic scale statue

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by DevastatorPredaking, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. DevastatorPredaking

    DevastatorPredaking Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Posts:
    222
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +269

    Attached Files:

    • sc.jpg
      sc.jpg
      File size:
      76.5 KB
      Views:
      272
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 17, 2020
    • Like Like x 4
    • News Credit News Credit x 1
  2. Dachande

    Dachande Very Hank. Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Posts:
    37,110
    News Credits:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    South Central PA
    Likes:
    +87,346
    I don't do statues. Never saw any value in them.
    I'll get this one, though.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  3. Cliffjumper

    Cliffjumper And awaaaaaay we go!

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2019
    Posts:
    1,872
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Likes:
    +2,434
    It looks amazing! Cant wait to see it all painted and stuff.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. analogue

    analogue 01110111 01100101 01100010 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 31, 2014
    Posts:
    1,999
    News Credits:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Likes:
    +9,289
    I'll pick this up for sure, I have the Diamond Select one, the two Hard Hero busts and the Palisades Toys statue, so this will be a nice addition to the collection.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  5. Tfcollector97

    Tfcollector97 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2020
    Posts:
    453
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +767
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    Pinterest:
    I guess it’s for the type of collectors that don’t want their figures to move and just display them
     
    • Like Like x 4
  6. DesertDog

    DesertDog is a Limited Edition redeco.

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Posts:
    3,695
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    In the Alberta Rockies on my Triumph Tiger 800XC
    Likes:
    +15,307
    I had a certain feeling before clicking on this thread that there’d be at least two people seriously interested in this. And you didn’t disappoint. :D 


    I’d love a Shockwave statue but I can’t get into the statue game, there’s too many that I’d want. Looks cool though.

    I would make an exception for a perfect representation of SW from the cover of Marvel issue #5.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2020
    • Like Like x 4
  7. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    4,334
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +6,630
    Most of us who buy statues do so because they are representations of the character that are more detailed, the look is not hurt by joints and seams, and they look more like 2d artwork turned into 3d. Prime1 Transformer statues are tremendously more detailed, realistic, and outright beautiful than any of the best action figure offerings. Their Beast Wars Megatron for example is so amazing and eye catching that it even puts the excellent masterpiece figure version to shame. With transformers statues though, you can have a robot so crazy stylized or ones so G1 toon accurate with bent surfaces and exaggerated proportions that there is no way they could really transform into their supposed alt mode.
    I personally collect more female character statues than any others, because for me Transformers are about the fun of 2 modes and posing, and bots can get away with joint seams with no repercussions to the aesthetic, whereas there is no Chun li figure (aside from Phicen/TBleague custom assembled) that doesn't suffer from ugly joint seams, especially in the knees. Sometimes high end figures like ones by Hot Toys are damn close to statue perfection and very realistic, but some might prefer an awesome posed Batman on a ledge with his cape flowing around him looking like a comic cover by a favorite artist in glorious beautifully painted 3D over a figure.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. Mercutio

    Mercutio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Posts:
    3,383
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +9,712
    Shockwave playing with himself again, I see.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Do I ever shut up?

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Posts:
    11,153
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Location:
    The Danz Cave, Swearth
    Likes:
    +19,665
    Never have and never will do statues, but that looks surprisingly nice.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. dragon

    dragon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Posts:
    2,555
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +481
    There is no value anything unless you find someone to buy it from you keeping toys on shelf is same as owning statue but you can play with them
     
  11. protohuman

    protohuman Science is a fantastic illusion

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2019
    Posts:
    826
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Location:
    Southern California
    Likes:
    +1,278
    b
    I think we collect primarily to appease other systems of value. Such as intrinsic and sentimental values.
    Toys, specifically the manipulation of, feed into our sentimental value because of our experiences as a child. Statues touch on these two types of values in a different way. Without ever looking at the $800 price tag. :D 
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Rated X

    Rated X Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Posts:
    3,664
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,293
    I hear you, but isnt "Transformation" the gimmick that brings appeal to the franchise ? Does someone who spends $1500 or more on a statue really love what makes the brand unique from other science fictional chatacters ? While the statues do homage characters, they do nothing to glorify the brands namesake. They might as well be collecting cherubs.
     
  13. Music

    Music Primetimus Prime

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Posts:
    4,333
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +12,081
    YouTube:
    Other brands don't have robots made out of car parts. But really, I collect non-transforming Transformers because they're the best looking representation of the characters I like. Some find value in something that transforms, but others like me find value in perfection (robot mode wise). Plus, I barely touch my figures these days so the transformation gimmick isn't a 'must-have' for me.
     
  14. Rated X

    Rated X Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Posts:
    3,664
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +3,293
    I guess it all boils down to the argument of how "accurate" do you consider accuracy ? Obviously artwork on paper wasnt designed to explore the ability of transformation. But when you take a drawing (especially of a character that never had a toy) and you make it transform, youve brought it to life. Theoretically, you could make a 3D sculpture of any drawing and "bring it to life", but I would ask you this: If Transformers didnt transform since day one, would they be mainstream today ? Or would they be Stariors, Robotix, or some other obscure 1980's franchise nobody gives a crap about ? Im not knocking you for being satisfied with the best representation of robot mode only. Im simply questioning if you would even remember Transformers existed if they didnt transform ? If you collect all kinds of statues, I totally get it. However if your a Transformers fan who only buys statues of Transformers and no other statues, I dont get it.
     
  15. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    4,334
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +6,630
    I feel that way about almost all transformers that don't transform because we have seen near perfect looking transforming figures of these characters made plenty of time, with great articulation, and looking almost statue perfect. It's just that with statues you often get better paint work and either more realism or better toon accuracy. I still don't buy transformer statues though because they usually cost too much for what they are- which is just something to look at only. I'd like to have some of those Prime1 statues, but not for $1000 or more. The appeal of statues is more about character than gimmick, even in a brand like transformers that is literally altogether based on the gimmick. We love a lot of those for the characters as much or more than the transforming thing. Using the same example again, but nothing captures the awesomeness of Beast Wars Megatron like the Prime1 statue. Not even the visuals of show he came from or the MP figure.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Music

    Music Primetimus Prime

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Posts:
    4,333
    News Credits:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +12,081
    YouTube:
    I'm not arguing that non-transforming figures are better than transforming figures because that just depends on what you value. They both serve a purpose. I like Transformers because the concept of everyday things turning into a giant robot is neat as hell. From there, it has transcended into liking the characters themselves. Non-transforming figures are still able to capture that for me by the details of their alt mode present throughout the bot mode and well, it looks like the character itself. Non-transforming figures do make a sacrifice on the transforming concept, however, then you can say transforming figures make a sacrifice on the character design. I've dipped my toes into collecting 3A figures and I confidently say there is no way anyone will be able to make a transforming figure of BB Prime look as great as his 3A counterpart.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. DevastatorPredaking

    DevastatorPredaking Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Posts:
    222
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +269
    From newsletter
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 3
    • News Credit News Credit x 1
  18. AzT

    AzT Moderator News Staff TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2013
    Posts:
    11,169
    News Credits:
    89
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +7,229
    PCS Collectibles, LLC
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Posts:
    18,077
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    brighton uk
    Likes:
    +11,509
    looks good
     
  20. Yohan PLMIXMB

    Yohan PLMIXMB Not well-Known Member

    upload_2020-6-10_2-53-57.png

    You see that bend? Metal dont works like that, at least in real life
    dont wanna be mean, but i wouldnt buy statue like that, also left leg looks skinny from this look

    I've seen the other statues and Optimus had even worse problem