Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Review: Fall Of Cybertron Shockwave

After getting Fall of Cybertron Jazz, I wasn't able to find FOC Shockwave in retail initially. It seems that in recent series the Decepticons are more popular than the good guys? Then one day I managed to find a few of it at 20% discount!

The first photo idea that came to me is this homage to the cover of issue #5 - The Transformers (Marvel comics)

Are All Dead.

Aina, our resident Decepticon fangirl, wants to help me review FOC Shockwave. Check out her T-shirt she wore for this photoshoot.  ;)
Fall of Cybertron Shockwave

FOC Shockwave has the trademark mono eye. Even his chest is reminiscent of G1. However he has two normal arms instead of a gun arm. But following a recent trend, his laser cannon can be 'intergrated' into either arm to form the gun arm.
Fall of Cybertron Shockwave

When not used, the laser cannon can be mounted on his back.

Fall of Cybertron Shockwave

FOC Shockwave alt mode. According to the back card this is a Cybertronian mobile artillery. To me it looks like one of those Japanese anime alien spaceships with superlaser weapon in the bow.

Fall of Cybertron Shockwave

Then again, from this angle it also looks like a Cybertronian locomotive.
Fall of Cybertron Shockwave

Decepticon commanders in their Cybertronian modes.
Cybertronian Decepticons
Shockwave - Fall of Cybertron
Megatron, Soundwave - War for Cybertron
Starcream - The War Within

Rather noticeable is the size of the new Deluxe scale figures is shrinking. Shockwave is still not too bad; FOC Optimus Prime is the worst.

Overall a nice figure and I can see why this is the most popular among the first three Fall of Cybertron series.  Takara Tomy is slated to release their version, probably in metallic purple and include arms micron. But this Hasbro version is good to have on hand now.

Hey, what happened to Aina? Oh, here she is showing off her own G1 version!  -__-
I can has space gun?
(WST Shockwave is from Justitoys)


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