Dinomask wrote:Now that I've gotten FOC Optimus Prime, Jazz and Shockwave I think the Shockwave is the best one to have. Hasbro is cutting back a little too much for my taste.
Shockwave's easily the best of the three. Yeah, his legs are a little hollow; but part of that is to accommodate the integration of his gun into his vehicle mode; and I think that integration is very well done (as is the way the gun can attach to his arm rather than his fist).
Compared to Optimus and (especially) Jazz, Shockwave's plastic feels pretty solid. And he's an excellent translation of the WFC/FOC character model. I like this figure a lot
; I think it's the best one I've picked up since RTS Lugnut.
FOC Optimus is alright. However, the Deluxe shrinkage is more evident on this figure than on either Jazz or Shockwave. To a great degree, he's a let down simply because he's not nearly as good as WFC Optimus—and I'm not even talking about the character design. Apart from being significantly smaller, the red and blue plastics on FOC Optimus just don't look nearly as nice as the ones used on WFC Optimus.
Jazz is the biggest disappointment here, mostly because his white plastic feels really light and cheap. But I also think the way his forearms tab in in vehicle mode is a really poor design. And there's the issue with the empty space around his head.