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New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint

Transformers News: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 5:25AM CST

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Again, TF08.net brings us new images of upcoming and sought after figures. This time we see a couple of loose Transformers Animated Shockwave repaints. These are due out some time in the second qtr. of 09 as a two pack Target Exclusive along side a TFA Activators figure, much like we've seen with TFA Sunstorm.

To many fans this is how Shockwave should have looked like from the get go!

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Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858293)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 30th, 2008 @ 5:42am CST
He needs his antlers up! Not sure how I feel about this repaint. It's cool, but I'm not sure this is a repaint I want. And I usually get most of them.

I am getting a little bitter towards repaints that HASBRO should have done originally. The movie premiums come to mind first, G1 Starscream deco on Classics Starscream, etc.

Good find DS.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858299)
Posted by whitejazz on December 30th, 2008 @ 5:53am CST
Shockwave looks great; and that is bad news for my wallet.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858308)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on December 30th, 2008 @ 6:24am CST
Not normally a fan of repaints, i'm gonna make an exception with this set and buy it so I can display Shock in both modes. Light gray as Longarm, Purple and white as Shockwave.
That TFA exclusive Sunstorm exclusive set is looking mighty enticing as well.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858321)
Posted by Hard Hacker on December 30th, 2008 @ 7:08am CST
Not this fan.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858340)
Posted by dragons on December 30th, 2008 @ 8:17am CST
im not a repaint fan saw 2 pack raodbust & dirge at target yestuday i passed on that set i loike the originals but this one cant belive im saying this i like which ever store has shockwave in first target or other ill pick i wont be picking up both for differnt colors or the face & faction symble changes.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858356)
Posted by Technically weird on December 30th, 2008 @ 8:52am CST
Apparently Shockwave's an Autobot too. (mis-transformation I assume).
I guess it's kind of cool. Not a huge fan of the whole Longarm/Shockwave thing, it takes from both characters and each should have their own mode. It's not worth their robot modes looking like that when they could be pretty insane. Think about it, If Shockwave was JUST a purple and yellow animated tank by himself, would that not be sick? If Longarm did something else cool like stretch or have a better alt mode, would that not be cool? I think this whole thing just kind of made me angry because of the G1 fan I am.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858361)
Posted by MidnightBliss on December 30th, 2008 @ 9:00am CST
So very tempted.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858371)
Posted by Powersa on December 30th, 2008 @ 9:06am CST
Yeah G1 deco.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858379)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 30th, 2008 @ 9:21am CST
That's the paint job he should have had in the first place. Better late than never!
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858394)
Posted by omega666 on December 30th, 2008 @ 10:11am CST
The paint looks way better. Too bad the mold is crap. Pass.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858396)
Posted by Oilspill on December 30th, 2008 @ 10:15am CST
I prefer his original Animated colours. I'm still waiting for the pics of Longarm Prime but I just don't think the purple will look right on him.

Can't wait for the regular Shockwave to turn up in my neck of the woods though... I think it will be one of the best figures in the Animated line.

Technically weird wrote: Think about it, If Shockwave was JUST a purple and yellow animated tank by himself, would that not be sick?


Hell no! I love geewun Shockers as much as the next bloke, but the fact that TFA Shockwave is a quad changer and a spy bot is what makes him so damn cool! :D
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858399)
Posted by First-Aid on December 30th, 2008 @ 10:20am CST
Oh gee look...a purple Shockwave. I'm stunned.

You know they planned this. Do it just to get us to buy more figures. They release the original mold in different colors with the intent of releasing a G1 related repaint later. Almost guarantees double income on the molds. If they had released the purple one first, and the grey one second, there would not have been NEAR the interest in the repaint. If you look at it that way, it's brilliant marketing strategy.

But DAMN is it ever annoying.... :evil:
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858407)
Posted by ponycorn on December 30th, 2008 @ 10:38am CST
Cobalt Prime wrote:Not normally a fan of repaints, i'm gonna make an exception with this set and buy it so I can display Shock in both modes. Light gray as Longarm, Purple and white as Shockwave.
That TFA exclusive Sunstorm exclusive set is looking mighty enticing as well.



That's my plan too, and if you seperate by faction they'll be far enough apart on the shelf they will further look different.

The Sunstorm repaint is gorgeous, I hope we eventually get Ramjet and Thundercracker in it too. Seekers are one mold that can be as many colors as the rainbow and I don't think anyone would complain. I just want the full TF: Animated set in Voyager class, and the femseeker better have a slightly altered mold though.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858422)
Posted by DISCHARGE on December 30th, 2008 @ 11:28am CST
First-Aid wrote:Oh gee look...a purple Shockwave. I'm stunned.

You know they planned this. Do it just to get us to buy more figures. They release the original mold in different colors with the intent of releasing a G1 related repaint later. Almost guarantees double income on the molds. If they had released the purple one first, and the grey one second, there would not have been NEAR the interest in the repaint. If you look at it that way, it's brilliant marketing strategy.

But DAMN is it ever annoying.... :evil:


Just look at the grey version as the pre-transformers color(which I actually prefer) and the Target xclusive as the G1 color. Some people do enjoy the hunt of chasing down every version of a collectible others doin't.
I actually am looking forward to this as I bought the grey version and now my 8 year old tells me how awesome Shockwave is and now she wants one too. I can get her the purple one and not have to worry she is running around with mine.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858445)
Posted by Autobot Snake Eyes on December 30th, 2008 @ 11:58am CST
Cobalt Prime wrote:Not normally a fan of repaints, i'm gonna make an exception with this set and buy it so I can display Shock in both modes. Light gray as Longarm, Purple and white as Shockwave.
That TFA exclusive Sunstorm exclusive set is looking mighty enticing as well.

Yeah, thats a good idea, I think I'll do that too.....
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858457)
Posted by Iron Prime on December 30th, 2008 @ 12:11pm CST
DISCHARGE wrote:
Just look at the grey version as the pre-transformers color...


That's a really good point - I forgot about that!
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858505)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 30th, 2008 @ 1:23pm CST
Nice. I was thinking about holding out on Shockave until this came out but im not waiting that long. Looks like another repaint for me.
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858719)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 30th, 2008 @ 7:12pm CST
First-Aid wrote:Oh gee look...a purple Shockwave. I'm stunned.

You know they planned this.


Of course they did. First off, like you said, no one would buy a gray repaint of Shockwave if he came out purple in the first place. Secondly, they wouldn't use a purple Autobot in TFA. Gray was more "neutral".

Just like we'll probably get a remould of Wreck-Gar into "Menasor" (Motormaster, but they won't be able to get the name. You know, that ol' song and dance)
Re: New Image of TFA Shockwave Repaint (858818)
Posted by Dreadwinglord on December 30th, 2008 @ 10:03pm CST
Really cool, I'm sorta gettin a 2007 movie/video game Shockwave feelin
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