Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold?

Transformers News: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 10:57PM CDT

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e-Hobby has posted the latest chapter in the Transformers Cloud saga, which features eye catching art that may indicate Shockwave will filling one of the four remaining figure slots. As you can see in the image mirrored below the character in the lower right corner is clearly based on the recently released Transformers Generations Whirl mold, but the purple coloring and yellow eye seem to point to Shockwave. Speculation of course, much like the previously seen yet still unconfirmed Rodimus from Transformers Generations Springer. Check out the image mirrored below:

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Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562531)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:34pm CDT
BTW, the girl-looking thing is the computer A.I. entity known as SARA.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562561)
Posted by Mkall on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:03am CDT
I'd get a purple Whirl. He wouldn't be Shockwve though, but he'd be a neat addition.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562607)
Posted by xyl360 on April 4th, 2014 @ 6:36am CDT
I just hope they do end up doing Rodimus from Springer. He looks marvelous in those colors. And yes, I'm totally going to get the Shockwave repaint of Whirl too :).
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562616)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:04am CDT
While I doubt it was intended, it would be a neat homage to Shockwave from the first Movie video game.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562619)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:17am CDT
If they give it a G1-style laser arm and a G1-style head, it'll be pretty cool.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562622)
Posted by Optimizzy on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:33am CDT
You know...jeeez. Id love to see a hot rod from the springer mold, but Im not paying $50 for an import of it.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562623)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 4th, 2014 @ 8:39am CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:While I doubt it was intended, it would be a neat homage to Shockwave from the first Movie video game.


Exactly as I was thinking :APPLAUSE: Incidentally, Whirl is yet another mold that TakaraTomy has seemingly skipped for Generations, so the pattern continues.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562629)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 4th, 2014 @ 9:15am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:If they give it a G1-style laser arm and a G1-style head, it'll be pretty cool.


I doubt they'll retool the head for Shockwave. From the looks of that picture, Whirl's head hasn't been altered at all. The laser arm is another matter, but I wouldn't hold my breath for that eitehr. So far, nothing has been retooled, just redecoed, and any apparent new tooling existed before, like Megatron's and Brawn's heads from the GDO Generations releases (even though Brawn was ultimately canceled), and Starscream's null rays from his Masterpiece figure.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562633)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on April 4th, 2014 @ 9:26am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:If they give it a G1-style laser arm and a G1-style head, it'll be pretty cool.


I doubt they'll retool the head for Shockwave. From the looks of that picture, Whirl's head hasn't been altered at all. The laser arm is another matter, but I wouldn't hold my breath for that eitehr. So far, nothing has been retooled, just redecoed, and any apparent new tooling existed before, like Megatron's and Brawn's heads from the GDO Generations releases (even though Brawn was ultimately canceled), and Starscream's null rays from his Masterpiece figure.


I don't expect any retooling either and will probably pull off his gun hand using the figure's pre-existing ability to slide a gun on over the wrist.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562676)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:01pm CDT
I had forgotten about that feature on Whirl. Now I wonder if this Cloud Shockwave would come with all four of Whirl's "gun" accessories, or if Takara-Tomy have another suitable, pre-existing accessory from elsewhere to achieve a more "G1" look for Shockwave's laser arm, a la the Masterpiece null rays replacing the gun and sword for the Double Dealer mold for the Cloud Starscream repaint.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562680)
Posted by Flashwave on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:13pm CDT
Great, TakTom is already announcing a purple Whirl and meanwhile I still want my BLUE ONE HASBRO!!!!! [/rant]

Sabrblade wrote:BTW, the girl-looking thing is the computer A.I. entity known as SARA.


Okay, I was gonna guess a T-Ai 2.0

This could be an interesting paint scheme, but I'm with MKall, if I were in a position to get it, it'd be for the colors, not for Shockwave.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562683)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:25pm CDT
*waits patiently for a cool new Shockwave in Thrilling 30*

*reads this*

:BOOM:

Hasbro...please. I'm begging you. Don't. Whirl is a deplorable mold.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562689)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:01pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:*waits patiently for a cool new Shockwave in Thrilling 30*

*reads this*

:BOOM:

Hasbro...please. I'm begging you. Don't. Whirl is a deplorable mold.


TakaraTomy, not Hasbro.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562690)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:05pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:*waits patiently for a cool new Shockwave in Thrilling 30*

*reads this*

:BOOM:

Hasbro...please. I'm begging you. Don't. Whirl is a deplorable mold.


TakaraTomy, not Hasbro.


Not to mention that, in technicality, while this figure (if it's ever made) could be used as a Classics Shockwave, it's meant to be an alternate-universe version of the cycloptic [strike]nerd[/strike] Decepticon.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562705)
Posted by xyl360 on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:48pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:*waits patiently for a cool new Shockwave in Thrilling 30*

*reads this*

:BOOM:

Hasbro...please. I'm begging you. Don't. Whirl is a deplorable mold.


TakaraTomy, not Hasbro.

Yeah, these Takara repaints/retools will have no impact on what Hasbro does for the Thrilling 30, although at this point I doubt we're going to see another Generations Shockwave any time soon (we already got FoC). But perhaps I'm wrong and they'll reveal something at Botcon. In the meantime, TF:GO! makes a pretty sharp Classics Shockwave.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562721)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
I'm fairly sure that Generations FOC Shockwave IS Classics Shockwave, as far as Hasbro is now concerned. The same character design was repurposed as "neo-G1" by IDW.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562730)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:48pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:*waits patiently for a cool new Shockwave in Thrilling 30*

*reads this*

:BOOM:

Hasbro...please. I'm begging you. Don't. Whirl is a deplorable mold.


TakaraTomy, not Hasbro.


Oh. :oops:

Still, Takara will be wasting a fantastic character on such a ridiculous mold.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562731)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:54pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:*waits patiently for a cool new Shockwave in Thrilling 30*

*reads this*

:BOOM:

Hasbro...please. I'm begging you. Don't. Whirl is a deplorable mold.


TakaraTomy, not Hasbro.


Oh. :oops:

Still, Takara will be wasting a fantastic character on such a ridiculous mold.


But thankfully it's not the G1 Shockwave, as others explained. Think of him as... a wacky Japanese version of the Club TransTech Shockwave :lol: Besides, it has unintentional homage material:



From the Transformers (2007) Video Game ;)
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562749)
Posted by shajaki on April 4th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CDT
shocky from whirl is one of those "have to see" before i can make up mind whether its a good idea or not. especially since the newest voyager in my neck of the woods is rhinox, im not even familiar with the mold yet.
Re: Transformers Cloud Shockwave from the Generations Whirl Mold? (1562892)
Posted by El Duque on April 5th, 2014 @ 9:12am CDT
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