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Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave

Transformers News: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 7:10PM CST

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Much clearer images of Transformers: DOTM Shockwave have been posted to ACToys.net by b-o-t. These images show him in both modes and from multiple angles. Additionally these shots reveal his "gun-arm" does have an elbow!

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Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174080)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:15pm CST
I'm really liking how Shockwave is looking! Tank mode looks much better in these pictures too :D
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174081)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:16pm CST
I'm so happy he looks like Shockwave.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174082)
Posted by Leviathan on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:16pm CST
This looks pretty good. If there is no leader class revealed by the time this comes out, I might just get this along with Megatron.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174083)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:20pm CST
Well, my DOTM toy purchases now stand at one figure.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174084)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:22pm CST
That is some sexy plastic and some luscious purple :)
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174086)
Posted by jaws on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:26pm CST
I will definitely buy this! Perfect G1 tribute, ol' cyclops looks amazing, great sculpting, looks beefy. I don't like the "hose" in tank mode, looks alright for 'bot mode.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174090)
Posted by xtsaur on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:39pm CST
I have to admit... while I am not a fan of Cybertronian mode toys... this figure is AWESOME!!!! :x Very impressive. He will have a home on my shelves. Anyone else going to be upset if the Bayverse Transformers movies come to an end?
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174092)
Posted by Ungie on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:45pm CST
xtsaur wrote:Anyone else going to be upset if the Bayverse Transformers movies come to an end?


Uh... Yeah, Hi. How ya doin'?
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174093)
Posted by Turbobungle on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:45pm CST
Love it! Superb Shocky, and its nice to get a movie figure that isn't mostly dull grey plastic.... Looks brilliant!
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174095)
Posted by dragons on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:45pm CST
looks better than before im hating the hose attached to the big crappy mechtech gun of his i can see that poopping out alot in difernt posses in bot mode cant wait for him, his tank looks compact & slim looking
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174097)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:49pm CST
Yeah, it feels wrong to complain about Bay actually doing something G1 accurate, but that segmented hose makes his tank mode look like it mutated from a hailfire droid.

Yet that hardly stops this guy from being the best interpretation of a classic Decepticon the Bayniverse has produced to date. You'll never hear anyone saying, "that's supposed to be Shockwave", because it just IS Shockwave. As for his characterization striking some sort of happy medium between Sunbow and Marvel Shockwave...well, who cares, we'll have at least one good toy.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174100)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:50pm CST
robot mode looks good just needs to lose the bottom 4 ribs, the tank mode sucks. hopefully there is a 3rd mode or just a way to misstransform him so he looks like something other than random tank parts slapped together. I am happy that he looks like shockwave though, i was fearing he'd have a mouth and be colored red or something.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174103)
Posted by MGrotusque on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:56pm CST
Not my ideal Shockwave.

Tank mode don't make much sense but whatever.. he's still pretty sweet.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174106)
Posted by esclavo on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:01pm CST
That has to be the best movie figure I've ever seen. IMHO :D
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174112)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:10pm CST
The first DotM figure I feel I *need.* Glorious!

Shockwave's surprisingly "G1"ish. Usually any shred of resemblance to previous characters are faint enough to appear coincidental.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174113)
Posted by GEEWUN on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:11pm CST
Definite buy for me....

Bay may have done something right
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174116)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:15pm CST
Until i have this shockwave i am not buying any of the DOTM line not that thers much i want so far any way.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174117)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:15pm CST
So far so good. I still think he's on he stocky side; always saw him as a scientist with a slimmer athletic athletic frame rather than the barrel-chested brawler type.

I hope pictures of his Leader class fig get released soon; would like to make a comparison on both classes, although I'll almost definitely pick the leader class if there is one for the sake of scale.

Really loving the ammo belt/hose.

Overall, I'm glad he looks a lot like G1 Shockwave, purple paint scheme, ammo hose, blaster arm, cyclops eye and all.

Alt mode's a little iffy, but I don't see how he can be explained transforming into a giant Cybertronian gun, unless there's another combiner in the movie there to use him in alt mode.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174118)
Posted by Overcracker on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:21pm CST
Robot mode looks good enough to buy. Love the purple sheen. Hope it makes it to the final production figures.

Tank mode is a little iffy with those gangly tires sticking out in front. But he's definitely Shocky.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174120)
Posted by shin shinobi on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:21pm CST
Definitely few of the DOTM toys I'm looking forward to along with Megs.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174125)
Posted by Rodimus_Major86 on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:38pm CST
I have been very critical of the DOTM toyline so far. With those awkward weapons and the horrible looks, I was just about to give up on the toyline. Shockwave has now changed my opinion. When DOTM toys hit shelves, that is probably the only one I'll be running for. Everything else needs a complete overhaul, and scrap some product ideas (Seriously, enough Bumblebee, he does not deserve a leader class toy, he's already had sever HA, two supreme size figures, and several deluxe remolds. Personally I just find he's been hogging the spotlight too much lately)
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174126)
Posted by dirk2243 on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:40pm CST
SOLD!

His head even looks like that pic taken from the movie shooting of his head and Soundwaves, But honestly I'm surprised this guy surfaced this fast. I wasn't expecting to see him till March.

I'm just praying he isn't going out like some punk in the movie.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174127)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:40pm CST
Meh; an alien tank alt mode, and a robot mode with a giant cannon on the right arm. Megatron called, he wants his modes back.

That big ol' hose in alt mode ain't helping things either.

That said, I'll prob buy it because I'm a sucker.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174130)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:45pm CST
So excited for this figure!

this looks better than I could have ever imagined Bayformer Shockwave to be.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174131)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:45pm CST
Looks good. So why couldn't they make a decent looking Megatron figure?
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174136)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:53pm CST
He's awesome. First non-WFC Cybertronian mode I like. I think I've also realized why everyone likes it so much... NO MECHTECH WEAPON!!!!! Granted, he has a giant gun, but no mechtech! :D
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174138)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:58pm CST
WIN

Well I'll be a son of a biscut maker. Those wacky guys at Paramount got it right. SOLD. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174143)
Posted by monarch420 on January 26th, 2011 @ 9:07pm CST
Can you imagine if they do a leader version, that's even more movie accurate, and this one's already so good.
I figured this toy would be good since he's the 'main' and final villian, and hey I think I got it right.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174148)
Posted by Varia31 on January 26th, 2011 @ 9:23pm CST
Wow! :shock: Easily one of the better Bayverse designs (alongside Optimus and Starscream from my perspective)! It's actually pretty faithful to the original too, such as the hose on his gun arm connecting to his back. :D
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174157)
Posted by zenosaurus_x on January 26th, 2011 @ 9:53pm CST
Looks amazing, at the first pictures, I was planning to paint it a deeper purple(once I learn how to paint well that is) but then these new pics did it for me!
Hoping the hopeful future leader version will be as good, if there is none then this is a definite buy.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174163)
Posted by TFGnome on January 26th, 2011 @ 9:59pm CST
wow that kicks ass,

hummm could "cybertronian tank mode" be hiding "epic gun mode" ? =P~
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174175)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:30pm CST
I'm diggin' it!
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174176)
Posted by ShardFenix on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:37pm CST
This one looks a lot better than the previous posting. This one is really nice looking in my opinion. So far the only buy for me.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174177)
Posted by jamiko on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:37pm CST
This could might maybe kinda sorta possibly be the only DOTM toy that I buy, but I'm still on the fence about him :-?
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174187)
Posted by rpetras on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:56pm CST
OK so I am officially on board for one DotM toy so far.

Alt mode still sucks, but I really like the bot mode, a lot!

And it appears the weapons may either be totally swapable, or it will be an easy mod.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174190)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:59pm CST
The first round of pictures definitely did not do justice to this. These pics show a lot more of the detail and the color is a lot better. While I still am not a fan of the off-center tank barrel effect, I guess it works ok for this toys particular purpose. The 'Cons are seriously lacking in terms of flyers now so I'm kind of surprised that they went the tank route with Shockwave but since they did, I'm glad they made him a beefed up tank. I'm just curious as to whether he's actually going to be this shade in the movie or if this was primarily done to the toy just to mollify the fans. Regardless of color, alt-mode, whatever, I like his design/role as a movie villain much more than the Fallens design. Very solid, stout looking character.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174205)
Posted by Amelie on January 27th, 2011 @ 12:40am CST
Looks like a Rocklord (or possibly an Inhumanoid) that transforms into something vaguely resembling a tank.

I really wish I could get into this Movie-verse thing in a way, because the next 8 months are gonna re----al dull when it comes to Transformers.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174215)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 27th, 2011 @ 1:56am CST
Me thinks this will be the second Bayformer fig I'm getting! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174223)
Posted by Ravage XK on January 27th, 2011 @ 3:31am CST
The more I look at Shockwave the more I like it. Yes it could easily be Megatron but the better lighting in these images brings out the purple, which makes a heck of a difference.

If they DO make a leader class version I hope that they trim his torso a little bit as he does look quite stocky.

I wonder if that segmented pipe from his back to his arm will limit his movement or be easily broken? If you dont like the pipe in tank mode I would think it will come off.

This figure is streets ahead of Leader Bumblebee IMHO.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174226)
Posted by TimPilot on January 27th, 2011 @ 3:56am CST
I like it :D
So far this is the only DOTM character I'll spend any money on.
Only negative - the cannon is on the wrong arm.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174247)
Posted by Mykltron on January 27th, 2011 @ 5:10am CST
What a great colour! Apart from the monkey arms (which I can fix) and the huge tube in alt mode this looks great.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174263)
Posted by Hal7300 on January 27th, 2011 @ 6:15am CST
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Well, my DOTM toy purchases now stand at one figure.


^This.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174268)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 27th, 2011 @ 6:21am CST
Now all we need is Corey Burton, and a lot of luck. :lol:
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174312)
Posted by Rated X on January 27th, 2011 @ 9:16am CST
First decent looking figure ive seen from the new movie. I guess ill get him and Taliban Megatron. Maybe deluxe Starscream on sale.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174324)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on January 27th, 2011 @ 9:39am CST
Whoa this is so cool, loving the robot mode, I’m neutral on the vehicle mode because it kind of reminds me of BM tankor. And of course thank primus he is purple, but I mean purple! I kind of wanted more detail, I mean come on this fig has the most detail then any other that I’ve seen from the DOTM line I just wished they would paint the details. :-(




sorry i was rambling over the details :-B
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174350)
Posted by SJ21 on January 27th, 2011 @ 10:43am CST
I like the bot mode. If I buy this guy he will stay in that mode. The tank thing is just not working.

The comment about him looking like an Inhumanoid was great! He reminds me of the guy that ran around yelling "De-com-pose!".
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174369)
Posted by Screamfleet on January 27th, 2011 @ 11:44am CST
Mindmaster wrote:Now all we need is Corey Burton, and a lot of luck. :lol:


it'd be hilarious and still fairly awesome if they cast david warner as shockwave.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174371)
Posted by paul053 on January 27th, 2011 @ 11:50am CST
Hmm, surprisingly he may fit well with classics. If he really does, he will be a buy for me unless Hasbro made another in generation/RTS line.
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174395)
Posted by AutobotTrainer on January 27th, 2011 @ 12:42pm CST
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Well, my DOTM toy purchases now stand at one figure.


Ditto. Any idea if that cable serves a practical function? wiring for an LED perhaps?
Re: Clearer Images of DOTM Shockwave (1174403)
Posted by Joker'sRequiem on January 27th, 2011 @ 1:09pm CST
These better pics definitely make my purchase decision a lot easier. He can't hit store shelves soon enough. Now if I can just bring myself to spend money on any of the other DOTM toys...

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