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3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024 11:34AM CST

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Its Transformers Tuesday and Hasbro is giving us our first look at 3 releases. We have Legacy United leader Sandstorm, with a head based on the toy, and two prestige style releases. Those are Grimlock and Shockwave, using their most recent toys, in a comic accurate deco. Shockwave comes with a new Optimus head accessory.

Here are the photos followed by the description from comicbook.com

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave

Transformers News: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave


Hasbro has unveiled new Transformers figures inspired by the original comic book series, and you're seeing them first here at ComicBook.com! The first Transformers comic was produced by Marvel between 1984 and 1991, and these new Shockwave and Grimlock figures come straight out of its pages. The year 1984 was certainly special for Transformers fans, which is why you'll see 40th anniversary branding on the box along with iconic cover art from Transformers #5 Shockwave "Are All Dead" and Transformers #8 "And Now The Dinobots!" issues.

Inside the boxes you'll find figures with comic book-style deco and plenty of accessories. A full breakdown of both figures can be found below. Pre-order details have not been revealed at the time of writing, but they will hit store shelves in the Summer of 2024. This article will be updated with direct pre-order links when they become available. Stay tuned.

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS COMIC EDITION SHOCKWAVE ($39.99): "Ruled by logic, if it is more logical for Shockwave to override Megatron and seize command of the Decepticons, he will take that chance. Inspired by the original The TRANSFORMERS comic book series, this 7-inch Shockwave action figure converts from robot to Cybertronian spaceship mode in 15 steps. With comic-accurate deco and black line hatching details, Shockwave looks like it came out of a comic book, celebrating 40 years since TRANSFORMERS robots made their comic debut in 1984. Features articulated heads, arms, and legs for action poses and comes with the head of Optimus Prime piece that can be placed on the included display stand (display stand assembly required)."

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS COMIC EDITION GRIMLOCK ($59.99) "Grimlock leads a team of powerful Dinobots and fights on impulse, making him one of the strongest – and most unpredictable – Autobots. Inspired by the original The TRANSFORMERS comic book series, this 8.5-inch Grimlock action figure converts from robot to T.rex mode in 22 steps. With comic-accurate deco and black line hatching details, Grimlock looks like it came out of a comic book, celebrating 40 years since TRANSFORMERS robots made their comic debut in 1984. Feature articulated heads, arms, and legs for action poses and comes with 3 swords, double-barreled blaster and a crown accessory that can sit on the figure's head."

https://www.ign.com/articles/transforme ... orm-figure

https://comicbook.com/comics/news/trans ... clusive/#9
Credit(s): Comicbook.com and IGN

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Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176293)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 6th, 2024 @ 11:40am CST
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Disappointed that Shockwave's barrel is still purple instead of gray. Dramatic Capture Series got that one right.

The purple matches the color on the comic book cover and in the issue. It's accurate for this release.
He's in robot mode on the cover. You can't see his gun mode barrel.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176294)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on February 6th, 2024 @ 11:41am CST
That Shockwave is a MUST, I WILL have that Optimus head.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176295)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on February 6th, 2024 @ 11:44am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Disappointed that Shockwave's barrel is still purple instead of gray. Dramatic Capture Series got that one right.

The purple matches the color on the comic book cover and in the issue. It's accurate for this release.
He's in robot mode on the cover. You can't see his gun mode barrel.

Sorry, my mistake, I thought you were talking about his arm cannon barrel. Though again, it matches the source material. The barrel is purple in the comics.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176296)
Posted by o.supreme on February 6th, 2024 @ 11:55am CST
So I'm guessing Legacy United pre-orders are going to drop here in the next few minutes (around 10am PST/1pm EEST) ? I know they had the fan event last week for the Haslab. Too bad they couldn't have shown off wave 2 at that time as well. These are just going to be dropped with little fanfare, plus no Spacebridge teases for wave 3 :(
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176298)
Posted by Rtron on February 6th, 2024 @ 12:18pm CST
Looks like Sandstorm will have the best looking alt-modes out of all the triple changers we got so far, just like with the G1 figures. Really like the little cage, love those oddball accesories, like Cosmo's parakeet. I with we got more of those instead of guns, at least with the characters who aren't warriors.

Grimlock and Shockwave look incredible. Loving the comicbook accurate Optimus head, I know it will just be for display and not compatible with the upcoming commander, but I wish it was. Also, cheeky move giving Grimlock all the missing Dinobot swords.

EDIT: I meant Beachcomber's parakeet
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176299)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 6th, 2024 @ 12:36pm CST
Rtron wrote:love those oddball accesories, like Cosmo's parakeet.
Never knew Beachcomber moonlighted as a wish-granting fairy godparent. :P
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176300)
Posted by Rtron on February 6th, 2024 @ 12:38pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Rtron wrote:love those oddball accesories, like Cosmo's parakeet.
Never knew Beachcomber moonlighted as a wish-granting fairy godparent. :P


Yeah, I mixed them up because I was also thinking of Cosmo's flag
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176301)
Posted by frogbat on February 6th, 2024 @ 12:41pm CST
Really like what they did with grimlock - interesting addition of the swords. Will expect another version for them to include the toys rocket launcher.

Shockwave is interesting too. Have the original release but thats on my movie shelf… my decepticon season 1 shelf is a bit bare….


Sandstorm, definitely an excellent looking figure and was always a big fan of the original toy. Id still
Have preferred if they went with a more toon accurate head sculpt. Now i hope they have broadside in their sights. Also ss86 astrotrain and blitzwing would be nice aherm.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176303)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on February 6th, 2024 @ 12:47pm CST
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Some reveals!!!! Yesss!!!!!! I've been itching for this

Shockwave looks cool! I'm happy with my siege Shockwave though

Grimlock looks great! And I love that it comes with swords for slug and Sludge. I never got 86 Grimlock because the MP works fine for me, and I have the G2 tiger stripe one as well. But man this one is tempting!

Sandstorm! Bit of a mixed bag for me. I love that it has the toy accurate head, the toon head always looked derpy and boring to me. The alt modes look fantastic, those definitely took priority. Robot mode looks... okay. Sandstorm always had a backpack but this is quite a bit. Doesn't help that the arms and legs are pretty thin. But I'll be picking this up for sure!!!
Also, what's that cage about? It's awesome! But is that from an episode or they just did it for funsies?
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176304)
Posted by Dino-Snarl on February 6th, 2024 @ 1:01pm CST
So bloody beautiful :x
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176305)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 6th, 2024 @ 1:02pm CST
Something about that Grimlock looks super good to me, they may just get me to bite again.

Shockwave is skippable for me.

Sandstorm looks surprisingly good? Like, I was expecting Blitzwing level of disappointment, but he looks really solid, and I love the toy head. I may need to get him after all.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176308)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 6th, 2024 @ 1:07pm CST
Also just realized, it is hilarious that they need to put "G1 triple changer" for the universe title, seeing as how many sandstorms there are and, if you include Machine Wars as part of G1, G1 even has multiple sandstorms.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176309)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on February 6th, 2024 @ 1:20pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:Also just realized, it is hilarious that they need to put "G1 triple changer" for the universe title, seeing as how many sandstorms there are and, if you include Machine Wars as part of G1, G1 even has multiple sandstorms.


Haha that's awesome, thank you for pointing that out I don't think I'd have noticed

I like the way the cage for the chopper integrates into the buggy mode. That's pretty neat, and those tires look sick
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176310)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on February 6th, 2024 @ 1:24pm CST
AcademyofDrX wrote:Per JTPrime, there should be two other releases in the comic line.

https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/ ... t-22058761


Who do yall think they'll be?
Is there a chance those that wanted the purple Soundwave with a mouth will get it?
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176311)
Posted by Rtron on February 6th, 2024 @ 1:27pm CST
Razorbeast88 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:Per JTPrime, there should be two other releases in the comic line.

https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/ ... t-22058761


Who do yall think they'll be?
Is there a chance those that wanted the purple Soundwave with a mouth will get it?



I think purple Soundwave with Ratbat is a possibility, given how iconic the colourscheme for Soundwave is and Ratbat's big role in the comic makes him a perfect pack in. He could even get a new head, given they're clearly doing new tooling for this line.

No idea what the remaining set could be, but I'm thinking it could be Ratchet. I guess Megatron could be another possibility, but I suspect that they won't and that they're focused on making a new sculpt for Megs for next year or so.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176312)
Posted by william-james88 on February 6th, 2024 @ 1:44pm CST
o.supreme wrote:So I'm guessing Legacy United pre-orders are going to drop here in the next few minutes (around 10am PST/1pm EEST) ? I know they had the fan event last week for the Haslab. Too bad they couldn't have shown off wave 2 at that time as well. These are just going to be dropped with little fanfare, plus no Spacebridge teases for wave 3 :(


Do we really need space bridge teases if we already know what's coming? Also, which pre-orders do you think would drop aside from Sansdtorm's ?
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176315)
Posted by SpaceEagle on February 6th, 2024 @ 2:13pm CST
Sandstorm looks AWESOME! I LOVE the fact they used his toy head. This looks so much better than the old T30 version. Definitely picking this guy up and finally completing my Autobot triple-changer squad. ;)^
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176316)
Posted by o.supreme on February 6th, 2024 @ 2:14pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:So I'm guessing Legacy United pre-orders are going to drop here in the next few minutes (around 10am PST/1pm EEST) ? I know they had the fan event last week for the Haslab. Too bad they couldn't have shown off wave 2 at that time as well. These are just going to be dropped with little fanfare, plus no Spacebridge teases for wave 3 :(


Do we really need space bridge teases if we already know what's coming? Also, which pre-orders do you think would drop aside from Sansdtorm's ?


It didn't happen at any rate, just some rando SW stuff. I would have thought the entirety of wave 2 would go on pre-order as is normal. In the past, a day or two before a TF Fanstream, some sites like IGN might get a couple of images from Hasbro, but not the whole wave, which is revealed at the event. Also I like Spacebridge reveals. Leaked lists are ok, but they don't tell the whole story, and obviously there are changes. There was occasionally some surprises that were not leaked.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176317)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 6th, 2024 @ 2:18pm CST
Razorbeast88 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:Per JTPrime, there should be two other releases in the comic line.

https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/ ... t-22058761


Who do yall think they'll be?
Is there a chance those that wanted the purple Soundwave with a mouth will get it?

Purple Soundwave would be really cool.
william-james88 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:So I'm guessing Legacy United pre-orders are going to drop here in the next few minutes (around 10am PST/1pm EEST) ? I know they had the fan event last week for the Haslab. Too bad they couldn't have shown off wave 2 at that time as well. These are just going to be dropped with little fanfare, plus no Spacebridge teases for wave 3 :(


Do we really need space bridge teases if we already know what's coming? Also, which pre-orders do you think would drop aside from Sansdtorm's ?

I prefer space bridge teases, more fun and more straightforward as well.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176318)
Posted by bluecatcinema on February 6th, 2024 @ 2:20pm CST
Grimlock and Shockwave look pretty good, but Sandstorm is what I'm really looking forward to.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176319)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on February 6th, 2024 @ 2:23pm CST
This is the modern Sandstorm I've been waiting for all my life. The T30 one was fine for what it was, but I was never going to track it down from the secondary market when it didn't remotely resemble the original toy. This is it.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176321)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 6th, 2024 @ 3:17pm CST
interesting to see grimmy coming with the swords that were missing from our studio series dinobots. However, I cant help but notice how warped they look in the promo images. Made from a gummy material? Also, if the molds exist, maybe we might see these weapons released another way?

Sandstorm is interesting. The two vehicle modes look very good imho, it looks like neither was sacrificed for the other. Robot mode on the other hand, defiantly got hit bad. still, it looks good. May have to get it.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176322)
Posted by Grahf_ on February 6th, 2024 @ 3:24pm CST
Well there goes the idea of the swords coming with Swoop.

I don't want to get that Grimlock but I guess I'm going to now.

It's kind of funny that this will be the fourth Grimlock release and we have yet to even see Swoop. Shame there's no gun or launcher looking gun for Snarl though so they can all have a sword and a gun of some sort. I wonder if this means that Swoop will come with his two launchers AND his sword as there seems to only be three swords here (Grimlock's, Slag's and Sludge's). Just when I was thinking about getting a new sword for Sludge since the one I have has no storage options too. The one I have now has an updated design with a 5mm peg on the side of the hilt so it can store somewhere. Now I don't have to worry about it for the most part.

Shockwave looks good and I want one in that particular shade but I don't like the shading effects. I don't need that Optimus head setup either so that's going to be a pass from me. I wonder if this means that the leader Soundwave that's rumored to be comics colors is also going to have the shading. I might just get them anyway and take the shading off if it doesn't bother any other paint on the figures. The shading just isn't my thing as it doesn't match anything but I like the alternate colors...except for Grimlock. I don't like his comic colors.

Sandstorm looks really good in both vehicle modes. The robot mode looks pretty good as well from the front. The backpack doesn't look TOO bad either. Or rather, it looks fairly well contained. Shame about those ankle wheels though. It's nice to get an official look of a figure before an unofficial look.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176323)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 6th, 2024 @ 3:47pm CST
Sandstorm is PERFECT. Better than Astrotrain and a far cry from Blitzwing.

Comic Grimmy, why not? And that Shockwave won't have the Seige bits, making him a voyager? Both feels like some sort of "exclusive."
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176325)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 6th, 2024 @ 4:23pm CST
Ok, I'm more confused than a baby in a topless club. If Grimlock and Shockwave are using their most recent molds that means it's the SS86 Leader Grimlock mold and the Siege Leader Shockwave mold, then why is there such a price difference? Are the swords with Grimlock toy or comic-accurate? I'm a little disappointed that's going to be the way to get the swords. When I first saw these I thought they were repainted RED figures.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176326)
Posted by Rtron on February 6th, 2024 @ 4:25pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ok, I'm more confused than a baby in a topless club. If Grimlock and Shockwave are using their most recent molds that means it's the SS86 Leader Grimlock mold and the Siege Leader Shockwave mold, then why is there such a price difference? Are the swords with Grimlock toy or comic-accurate? I'm a little disappointed that's going to be the way to get the swords. When I first saw these I thought they were repainted RED figures.


Shockwave does not come with the extra pieces that made him Leader priced, just the little optimus head device, which is apparently cheaper, so he's more expensive than a voyager but cheaper than a leader.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176327)
Posted by Overcracker on February 6th, 2024 @ 4:33pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ok, I'm more confused than a baby in a topless club. If Grimlock and Shockwave are using their most recent molds that means it's the SS86 Leader Grimlock mold and the Siege Leader Shockwave mold, then why is there such a price difference? Are the swords with Grimlock toy or comic-accurate? I'm a little disappointed that's going to be the way to get the swords. When I first saw these I thought they were repainted RED figures.


Probably because Shocky doesn't have his extra parts that make him a Leader.


Anyway, Is it wrong, I like Comic Gridlock's colors so much I want to get him? That blue just works. And the flat yellow looks great.

Sandstorm looks pretty good.

Shockwave is o.k. But still not feeling this mold. It's like almost there, but not quite.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176328)
Posted by DeathReviews on February 6th, 2024 @ 4:38pm CST
I WAS kind of eager to see Sandstorm. But looking at the photos, my enthusiasm has diminished. I still kind of like the Thrilling 30s revisioning better...
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176330)
Posted by o.supreme on February 6th, 2024 @ 4:51pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:If Grimlock and Shockwave are using their most recent molds that means it's the SS86 Leader Grimlock mold and the Siege Leader Shockwave mold, then why is there such a price difference? Are the swords with Grimlock toy or comic-accurate? I'm a little disappointed that's going to be the way to get the swords. When I first saw these I thought they were repainted RED figures.


WFC (Siege) Shockwave was IIRC $40 or $45 in 2019? Compared with the new Comic Book release in 2024. Cost of Materials increase (5 years later), plus instead of the extra "bits" that made Siege Shockwave a leader, you get a stand with Optimus Primes Head, and Premium Packaging. Whether you can justify the $40.00 cost in 2024 or not, is for each person to decide.


SS86 Grimlock was IIRC $50 in 2021. Compared with the new Comic Book Release in 2024. Cost of Materials increase (3 years later). Instead of a small Wheelie static figure, you get 2 extra swords, a crown, and premium Packaging. Whether you can justify the $60.00 cost in 2024 or not, is for each person to decide.

Also, while the G2 SS86 Tiger stripe deco may be cool for some, it was $55 just a few months ago (without Wheelie), THIS comic book release comes with 2 extras Swords, a crown and premium packaging for only $5 more doesn't seem so bad.

I was never a fan of comic book decos, so I'm passing on these, but I'm happy for those that want them.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176331)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 6th, 2024 @ 5:43pm CST
Sandstorm is an easy pass.

As a G1 comic fan, I'm definitely getting Grimlock and Shockwave, but I don't care for the extra swords. I do have all the SS86 Dinobots, so I guess I'll give the swords to them if that's who they're for.

My only complaint is that in the comics Shockwave and Grimlock were the same size. I like the SS86 mold, but they should have used a voyager sized Grimlock for this. Unfortunately the PoTP figure was a pile of crap, so I'm glad they didn't use that one. I am happy about this Shockwave, now I might skip that 3-pack with Megatron and Soundwave.

I wonder if we'll eventually get the other Dinobots in comic colors (Red Swoop!) as well, since technically Shockwave did fight all 5 of them.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176333)
Posted by Squawk'n'talk on February 6th, 2024 @ 8:46pm CST
These all look SO good.

I'm down for more comic versions.
Ratchet with a red head would be near the top of my wishlist.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176334)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 6th, 2024 @ 8:54pm CST
Squawk'n'talk wrote:These all look SO good.

I'm down for more comic versions.
Ratchet with a red head would be near the top of my wishlist.
But which mold would we be getting? Most likely the SS86 version? What about ER Megatron with a black helmet?
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176336)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 6th, 2024 @ 9:53pm CST
Is that SS86 Optimus Prime's head that comes with Shockwave?
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176338)
Posted by Whifflefire on February 6th, 2024 @ 10:00pm CST
Sandstorm's photography is phenomenal. Those are great shots!

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I especially like this one. (Is the cable a wire, or was a support just very well-edited out?) I'm so glad modern Transformers promotional photography is taken so much more seriously. The reveal photos for every wave since Legacy started have done so much to put life into the figures with these little dioramas and landscapes. A very welcome and appreciated custom after years of basic poses and obvious mistransformations.

Shockwave and Grimlock both look really cool, too. I am satisfied with the original SS86 Grimmy, but my G1 Decepticon shelf does happen to be missing a Shockwave...
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176340)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 6th, 2024 @ 10:07pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Is that SS86 Optimus Prime's head that comes with Shockwave?
No. Stop asking about SS86 Prime. It hasn't been seen yet.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176341)
Posted by Emerje on February 6th, 2024 @ 10:16pm CST
Yes to all three! That's exactly the Sandstorm I've always wanted. I hated the Generations version so much that I never bought it, it's the only figure at the time that I never bought. Really makes me excited to get a new Octane someday. Grimlock looks really good in comic colors and I'm glad they included the crown and swords. I'm really surprised by Shockwave, never thought we'd get a decapitated Prime head like that. I wish it came with a shocked Buster figure to go with it. Pretty sure that head is an actual figure head, makes me wonder if one of the upcoming figures is a Prime with the same head or a different variant that can be swapped out.

william-james88 wrote:Do we really need space bridge teases if we already know what's coming?

We did just have those rumored cancellations, it would have been nice to have some sort of confirmation o them happening or not. Obviously they wouldn't tell us outright if something was cancelled, but if they said Core Dinobot was coming in the future that would be a different story.

Squawk'n'talk wrote:Ratchet with a red head would be near the top of my wishlist.

Definitely at the top of my list, I've wanted one since forever. Closest we've come is Botcon, but that was no different than custom painting the head of any other Ratchet figure we've gotten.

That said; Hasbro, I DARE YOU!

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Emerje
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176342)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 6th, 2024 @ 10:17pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Is that SS86 Optimus Prime's head that comes with Shockwave?
No. Stop asking about SS86 Prime. It hasn't been seen yet.


Dude, I brought it up twice. The first time was because it was going around that it was Prime in the Gears review, and I thought it was possible since at the angle it was shown there was some extra bits that I hadn't seen on the YoloPark model. The second time was now because I thought it would be funny if this random release would use the head as an Easter Egg of sorts. Chill.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176343)
Posted by william-james88 on February 6th, 2024 @ 10:22pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ok, I'm more confused than a baby in a topless club. If Grimlock and Shockwave are using their most recent molds that means it's the SS86 Leader Grimlock mold and the Siege Leader Shockwave mold, then why is there such a price difference? Are the swords with Grimlock toy or comic-accurate? I'm a little disappointed that's going to be the way to get the swords. When I first saw these I thought they were repainted RED figures.


Shockwave is missing the accessories that turn him into a leader class, so he is released here as a voyager class figure while Grimlock is released as a leader class figure
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176344)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on February 6th, 2024 @ 10:24pm CST
Whifflefire wrote:Sandstorm's photography is phenomenal. Those are great shots!

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I especially like this one. (Is the cable a wire, or was a support just very well-edited out?) I'm so glad modern Transformers promotional photography is taken so much more seriously. The reveal photos for every wave since Legacy started have done so much to put life into the figures with these little dioramas and landscapes. A very welcome and appreciated custom after years of basic poses and obvious mistransformations.

Shockwave and Grimlock both look really cool, too. I am satisfied with the original SS86 Grimmy, but my G1 Decepticon shelf does happen to be missing a Shockwave...

Matthew Cohen does the work. He cross-posts to Instagram at @shootingthegalaxy. His Marvel Legends work is amazing.

His Sandstorm post is at this link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/C3B7Zp5s-Ao ... tidGI1cg==
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176345)
Posted by william-james88 on February 6th, 2024 @ 10:25pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Is that SS86 Optimus Prime's head that comes with Shockwave?

It isnt. This is a different and unique sculpt, based on the comics.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176346)
Posted by Emerje on February 6th, 2024 @ 10:33pm CST
Incidentally I was just thinking there's always a chance that the upcoming Leader Shockwave my also be in comic colors.

AcademyofDrX wrote:Matthew Cohen does the work. He cross-posts to Instagram at @shootingthegalaxy. His Marvel Legends work is amazing.

His Sandstorm post is at this link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/C3B7Zp5s-Ao ... tidGI1cg==

Seems this is his first Transformers piece. Looking forward to seeing what else he comes up with in the future. He did the comic Shockwave and Grimlock photos, too. https://www.instagram.com/p/C3B8OpCMsq1/?img_index=1

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Emerje
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176348)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 6th, 2024 @ 11:04pm CST
Emerje wrote:Incidentally I was just thinking there's always a chance that the upcoming Leader Shockwave my also be in comic colors.
We're getting another leader Shockwave?

I said earlier that I wanted a voyager Grimlock due to them being the same size, but now I'm changing my mind, I'd rather have a bigger Shockwave. Prime and Megatron have been made voyagers, so Shockwave should be either a very tall voyager or a short leader. He's a bit bigger than both of them.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176349)
Posted by william-james88 on February 6th, 2024 @ 11:14pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Emerje wrote:Incidentally I was just thinking there's always a chance that the upcoming Leader Shockwave my also be in comic colors.
We're getting another leader Shockwave?

I said earlier that I wanted a voyager Grimlock due to them being the same size, but now I'm changing my mind, I'd rather have a bigger Shockwave. Prime and Megatron have been made voyagers, so Shockwave should be either a very tall voyager or a short leader. He's a bit bigger than both of them.


I dont know about Leader Shockwave but there is a chance Emerje meant Soundwave
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176350)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 6th, 2024 @ 11:16pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Emerje wrote:Incidentally I was just thinking there's always a chance that the upcoming Leader Shockwave my also be in comic colors.
We're getting another leader Shockwave?

I said earlier that I wanted a voyager Grimlock due to them being the same size, but now I'm changing my mind, I'd rather have a bigger Shockwave. Prime and Megatron have been made voyagers, so Shockwave should be either a very tall voyager or a short leader. He's a bit bigger than both of them.


I dont know about Leader Shockwave but there is a chance Emerje meant Soundwave
I thought that too. I would love to have that as well, mouth or not. Purple Soundwave FTW, despite IDW's attempts to alter history.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176353)
Posted by Whifflefire on February 6th, 2024 @ 11:54pm CST
Emerje wrote:Incidentally I was just thinking there's always a chance that the upcoming Leader Shockwave my also be in comic colors.

AcademyofDrX wrote:Matthew Cohen does the work. He cross-posts to Instagram at @shootingthegalaxy. His Marvel Legends work is amazing.

His Sandstorm post is at this link:
https://www.instagram.com/p/C3B7Zp5s-Ao ... tidGI1cg==

Seems this is his first Transformers piece. Looking forward to seeing what else he comes up with in the future. He did the comic Shockwave and Grimlock photos, too. https://www.instagram.com/p/C3B8OpCMsq1/?img_index=1


Emerje



What a first impression! I wonder if they'd have him do all the figures from this wave as well. I would love to see more figures given this treatment, particularly the remaining at-large Cybertron Starscream.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176354)
Posted by blackeyedprime on February 7th, 2024 @ 12:37am CST
Sandstorms head is just plain wrong. Dunno why they made the over hang piece part of the head. Maybe it can be removed and have a g1 toy like part put in using the things either side. Toon wise would have to scalp him then glue it above his head which might not go so well. Feet are pretty bad too and might look better with out using the ankle tilts or if they can fold up on themselves even if it would reduce figures ability to stand. Looks pretty good otherwise.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176355)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on February 7th, 2024 @ 1:45am CST
There is a coolness for both Shockwave and Grimlock but let the masses enjoy them! Too bad with this latest Grimlock they couldn't give him his front teeth. I'm sure DNA Design will have fun putting in some more partials. :-P

But Shockwave will be a easy pass since I'm so waiting for the Nemesis Bridge set! :DANCE:

DeathReviews wrote:I WAS kind of eager to see Sandstorm. But looking at the photos, my enthusiasm has diminished. I still kind of like the Thrilling 30s revisioning better...


I feel the same for Sandstorm most especially the Takara version, it's awesome! It is IMHO a fine representation of a Modern Sandstorm in all it's essence. I dunno with most up to date TF's why do so many feel that a modern version of that figure must have details so close to the original? Just like Takra LG Blurr, I feel is a perfect representation of a modern Blurr and yet there is the Studio figure which I had no need for. Might I change my mind if this new version proves greater than the previous one (hoping for little to no flaws or QC issues) oh hell yes, but we'll see when that first review hits! :VEHI:
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176356)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on February 7th, 2024 @ 2:14am CST
...it's insane how basically perfect that Sandstorm is for me.

Neither of those comic guys are for me though, I don't want a G1 Grim and I already have Siege Shockwave (and they neutered his light piping, lame).

AcademyofDrX wrote:Per JTPrime, there should be two other releases in the comic line.

https://www.tfw2005.com/boards/threads/ ... t-22058761
Worth noting, that post has since been edited to only say 1 more release, not 2.

My guess for the other slot would be either Ratchet by himself or a Ratchet vs Megatron pack, since I feel like Ratchet is the most requested Marvel deco I seen anyone talking about (although I imagine a number of people would complain about another Siege Megatron repaint) and I still think the Legacy Leader Soundwave is gonna be Marvel deco.
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176358)
Posted by Emerje on February 7th, 2024 @ 4:13am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Emerje wrote:Incidentally I was just thinking there's always a chance that the upcoming Leader Shockwave my also be in comic colors.
We're getting another leader Shockwave?

I said earlier that I wanted a voyager Grimlock due to them being the same size, but now I'm changing my mind, I'd rather have a bigger Shockwave. Prime and Megatron have been made voyagers, so Shockwave should be either a very tall voyager or a short leader. He's a bit bigger than both of them.


I dont know about Leader Shockwave but there is a chance Emerje meant Soundwave
I thought that too. I would love to have that as well, mouth or not. Purple Soundwave FTW, despite IDW's attempts to alter history.

Yeah, there's too damn many characters whose name ends with "wave" coming out this year... I mean, we already have another Soundwave coming out in that mold this year that 3-pack so it would be strange to basically do it again as a stand alone leader figure that will also certainly be sold in Japan. Makes a lot more sense for it to be something entirely different and comic colors makes the most sense.

Emerje
Re: 3 New Transformers Reveals: Leader Sandstorm and Comic Deco Grimlock + Shockwave (2176359)
Posted by Big Grim on February 7th, 2024 @ 6:38am CST
I want all three. Grimlock and Shockers would look great with my animation style Prime and Megs.

That Sandstorm though. I have always liked him better than Springer and Broadside for some reason.

~ Grim

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