G1 SHOCKWAVE

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G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby dinojack86 » Sun May 06, 2012 10:44 am

I finally was able to find an affordable G1 Shockwave, in good condition compaired to most I've seen especially for being out of the box. Only minor wear on die cast and even the rubber hose is in tact (couple small cracks, nothing major). I had to buy the barrel separately but the point is I have a good functioning G1 Shockwave now and that's been probably my number 1 collector's piece I've wanted for years. For those that don't know, he's great!! One of the best Transformers toys PERIOD.

Ok so my question is does anyone know how much he went for when he was first released. I was born in 86 so I'm not quite old enough to remember G1 toys in the store (my first TF I remember seeing in stores were G2). Was he on par with a Voyager, a Leader? He is a big toy, stands about as tall as a Leader class (not quite but close). If they sold him today I would say he would be packaged as a Leader more than likely. Anyone know?
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sun May 06, 2012 11:35 am

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Props to you dinojack on your recent jem and ironic that I too am on the verge of getting my G1 SW this Wednesday from a local dealer! :DANCE: The box is barely decent but SW is in immaculate condition and I can't wait till I add him to my G1 fold. He was one of the few TFs I had when I was a kid (sad to say I eventually broke him) and my fav. I remember we went to Jemco (for those who remember-lol) and of all the TFs I could have looked at all I saw was Shockwave... :x . Damn I felt just like Ralphie when he first held his Red Ryder Rifle. Imagine if someone told you as a kid "you'll shoot your eye out" with your Shockwave? :))

Sorry for that sappy nostalgic moment. I was born in 77 but if I could guess his price then was between 11.99-14.99...anyone-anyone? I think he too would be considered leader class...?
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Skyfire77 » Sun May 06, 2012 12:20 pm

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According to this page, in '84 Shockwave was going for between $19.99 and $29.99, depending on location. That didn't change much the next year, though Christmas-time sales did knock a couple bucks off.

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(Side note: Oh My God, I remember going to the West Mifflin Service Merchandise on more than one occasion when I was just a lad. So many toys came home from that place.)

Then again, with inflation a new $20 toy in 1984 would cost $45 now.
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun May 06, 2012 4:40 pm

Motto: ""I am a warrior. Let the battle be joined.""
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Congrats on scoring one of the best damned G1 toys made. :D I remember my Shockwave... before my cousin got her hands on it. :-( :evil: :BOOM:
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby MGrotusque » Sun May 06, 2012 8:23 pm

How much did ya get him for?
It's good that the hose is in good shape. I suggest keeping that rubber as supple as possible to prevent cracking. I use an organic grease that is formulated to keep rubber seals and gaskets from rotting that keeps mine from drying out and turning to dust. It works REALLY well.
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Optimum Supreme » Mon May 07, 2012 6:33 pm

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I think my G1 Shockwave was 20 bucks at K-Mart.
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby mick1122 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:58 pm

I have to agree with the others. I had him as a kid but as with most of my stuff it went into the void. It is a great figure and I was lucky enough to have a wife that bought me one mint out of box for a wedding anniversary gift. They don't make them like that anymore.
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Nemesis Destron » Thu May 10, 2012 2:23 pm

Motto: ""So you see evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb!""
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So now as I posted earlier I got my hands on a Real McCoy G1 Shockwave but it pains me to say that it has one flaw. The right leg in robot mode while looking at him does not lock securely like the left leg. I almost have to tug on it a bit more so that it stays and allow SW to stand firmly. I did leave him standing while I'm away and I'm wondering if that was a good idea at about 4ft. off the floor. :-s I hope it doesn't decide to give way at anytime and fall to the floor...crap! :BANG_HEAD:

Does anyone know of what I speak of and offer up some ideas on the leg issue? :VEHI:
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby fenrir72 » Thu May 10, 2012 5:13 pm

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Do mech surgery on the leg involved. Check if the internal notch/peg that enables the locking mechanism is still whole. If worn out, well, you can apply some clear nail polish or filler to tighten it.

That seems to be the same problem on Megatron G1 too.
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Delicon » Fri May 11, 2012 7:44 am

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Your post brings back a very fond memory of my childhood. One day I was out sick from school and my mother stopped quickly at the drug store in the mall to get me something to take. After that, we made an unexpected side trip to the toy store (it was actually called "We're toys, Too") and told me she'd buy me Shockwave.

So, a kid home sick from school that has a kickass new Transformer to play with...

How awesome is that?
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Nemesis Destron » Fri May 11, 2012 11:45 am

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Delicon wrote:Your post brings back a very fond memory of my childhood. One day I was out sick from school and my mother stopped quickly at the drug store in the mall to get me something to take. After that, we made an unexpected side trip to the toy store (it was actually called "We're toys, Too") and told me she'd buy me Shockwave.

So, a kid home sick from school that has a kickass new Transformer to play with...

How awesome is that?


Very awesome indeed! ;)^ :VEHI:
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby chris@pearce.net » Sat May 12, 2012 8:46 am

Motto: ""uh... Scorponok rocks!!""
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I always wanted to have a shockwave I think i went through 3 of them before i got a decent boxed one.

The first one the seller had glued the thing together. I mean seriously! the connectors were covered in glue. Had to put it in hot water to get it off. Then set about repairing the thing which i didn't realise i had to do as he had not mentioned it cheeky B"££$%dd negative feedback large for him.

Then I eventually got a good condition boxed one some seller sold and I have had him ever since even put him in a sealed bag for extra protection.

I remember in the comics when he fought scorponok and nearly beat him but good old scorps smashed him and his illogical dreams of conquest.
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat May 12, 2012 7:24 pm

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That's about fifty kinds of awesome, Delicon. :D
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm

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Alrighty just a few things, monstergrotusque mentioned using a form of grease on the hose to prevent cracking and degradation...any other alternatives to this?

So I'm stoked having G1 Shockwave back in my possession but his box is worn (I've seen way worse) and the opened flap has a big part ripped off. Should I keep the box (flatten it and store away) or toss it and buy a new empty one sold on ebay?

The thing that I noticed for the first time ever from all the original inserts that came with the fig was the one that folds out and has all the :BOT: and :CON: to collect. There is one image where they are shown fighting with actual sparks flying, Soundwave is seen sitting on his ass while Shockwave's cannon is on the wrong arm like in DOTM. Can anyone comment on this? Funny looking none the less. :VEHI:
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby fenrir72 » Sat May 19, 2012 7:52 pm

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Use Armor on leather protector. As for the battle scene, just a creative means of presenting a simulated battle scene. Those were the days when catalogs really kicked @ss! Last time I saw those were in the Superlink inserts.
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby MGrotusque » Thu May 24, 2012 11:01 pm

Nemesis Destron wrote:Alrighty just a few things, monstergrotusque mentioned using a form of grease on the hose to prevent cracking and degradation...any other alternatives to this?

:VEHI:


That "grease" that i use absorbs instantly and isn't shiny or slippery. Just so ya know. Looks like bran new rubber once applied and it penetrates deep.

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This is the stuff i use. Trust me. It's awesome. But it's tuff too find. So maybe the armor all leather stuff mentioned above might work aswell.
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Nemesis Destron » Fri May 25, 2012 12:42 am

Motto: ""So you see evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb!""
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monstergrotusque wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:Alrighty just a few things, monstergrotusque mentioned using a form of grease on the hose to prevent cracking and degradation...any other alternatives to this?

:VEHI:


That "grease" that i use absorbs instantly and isn't shiny or slippery. Just so ya know. Looks like bran new rubber once applied and it penetrates deep.

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This is the stuff i use. Trust me. It's awesome. But it's tuff too find. So maybe the armor all leather stuff mentioned above might work aswell.


Thanks monstergrotusque, I'll check around on just how difficult it might be. :VEHI:
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Stormrider » Tue May 29, 2012 8:39 pm

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Armor All doesn't have any negative effects on rubber?
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby chris@pearce.net » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:26 pm

Motto: ""uh... Scorponok rocks!!""
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might sell my boxed shockwave off this year as I recently acquired Fortress Maximus with box for £525.

For yours I recommend putting him in a plastic sealed bag maybe if he is not going on display.
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:13 pm

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Stormrider wrote:Armor All doesn't have any negative effects on rubber?


No side effects as of today
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Re: G1 SHOCKWAVE

Postby Stormrider » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:09 pm

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monstergrotusque wrote:How much did ya get him for?
It's good that the hose is in good shape. I suggest keeping that rubber as supple as possible to prevent cracking. I use an organic grease that is formulated to keep rubber seals and gaskets from rotting that keeps mine from drying out and turning to dust. It works REALLY well.


Can you describe more for the particular grease to use? Does Armor All work?
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