Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection?

Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection?

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 8:42pm CDT

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That is a question I had the moment I saw the figure. This is the first time in history we have ever had a mainline shockwave toy based on his G1 look at the voyager scale from Hasbro. Unlike other contenders for a spot on a classics shelf, he has most of the articulation points required (including awesome ankle tilt) and has the right look at every angle, especially the side and back with a G1 styled backpack.

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

However, this is still a toy from a line targetted at young kids with a more cartoon design than what we have seen in the Generations line. So, does he really work? Well I attempted to find out by purchasing him and taking photos of him next to various toys from the Generations line. Below are shots of him with his fellow decepticons, to show you how he scales, and to show you how the styles work (or don't) together.

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Here he is putting up the good fight agains the autobots.

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Here he is victorious.

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

And here he is ... not.

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

All in all, I think this works super well until we get a voyager sized shockwave in the Generations line.

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

Transformers News: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics/Generations Collection?

The picture above is thanks to Jan who posted on our Facebook page.


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Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987398)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 3rd, 2018 @ 8:48pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Image
"You wreck, I rule."
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987401)
Posted by Quantum Surge on October 3rd, 2018 @ 8:56pm CDT
I kind of feel as though that this article would be better suited for a smaller segment for a pictorial review. I don't want to come off as sounding rude, but then again, anything offends people online nowadays. :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987402)
Posted by Ironhidensh on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:00pm CDT
For me personally, I'd say no. Hell no. That figure is very obviously a kiddie toy, and does not fit in with all my other slightly less kiddie toys. [-(


Seriously though, I just wanted to be a smart ass. I'm actually not a good sounding board, as I've developed rather high standards for my collection. For me, the design aesthetic just doesn't match up with Generations figures. This figure looks, to me, made for small children, while the Chug line looks made for large children (and us cranky old men). I can, however, see how it might work for others, especially as we have never really gotten a good Shockwave figure for that line.


This figure would probably make it onto my shelf of "cool figures I just like for no real reason" though.
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987404)
Posted by Burn on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:02pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:For me personally, I'd say no. Hell no. That figure is very obviously a kiddie toy, and does not fit in with all my other slightly less kiddie toys. [-(

Yeah I'm just gonna go with this.

But at the end of the day, it comes down to the individual collector. It's THEIR collection, THEY should curate it how THEY choose to.

You wanna have a shelf of whacky coloured robots made up from G2 and other sub-lines? You go right ahead you crazy whack-a-doodle!
Now I feel the urge to set up a shelf of whacky coloured robots.
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987405)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:03pm CDT
"Oh my god, they killed Grapple!"
"Those b****rds!"
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987407)
Posted by Octobotimus on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:06pm CDT
This article is not news... its a question... why is this here?
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987409)
Posted by carytheone on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:10pm CDT
Thanks Will for putting big Shockey in perspective. Looks like a cool figure and I've heard nothing but good about it. Definitely added to the get eventually lost.
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987410)
Posted by Ironhidensh on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:10pm CDT
Octobotimus wrote:This article is not news... its a question... why is this here?


This post is not adding to the conversation...its nagging... why is this here?
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987411)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:12pm CDT
Personally (largely due to the rumored Siege Shockwave) it's going to be a definite no for me. It looks okay but as somebody who has always preferred my Shockwave to be purple instead of magenta, and as someone who generally dislikes the particular aesthetic of the line he is from, I'll wait and see what else will come along. Seriously why aren't more 3rd parties doing CHUG these days?
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987414)
Posted by william-james88 on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:20pm CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:I don't want to come off as sounding rude, but then again, anything offends people online nowadays.


No worries mate ;)^

Ironhidensh wrote:For me personally, I'd say no. Hell no. That figure is very obviously a kiddie toy, and does not fit in with all my other slightly less kiddie toys. [-(


I know you were being facetious, but I wonder, is it truly obvious? I mean FOC Soundwave clashes just as much with the aesthetic but he too is a generations toy. Magnus is IDW and the upcoming Siege toys have that gritty detail to them. So with them all clashing somewhat I didnt feel one was more out of place.
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987419)
Posted by william-james88 on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:28pm CDT
Wireless_Phantom wrote:Personally (largely due to the rumored Siege Shockwave) it's going to be a definite no for me. It looks okay but as somebody who has always preferred my Shockwave to be purple instead of magenta, and as someone who generally dislikes the particular aesthetic of the line he is from, I'll wait and see what else will come along. Seriously why aren't more 3rd parties doing CHUG these days?

I think because the demand is more for MP. Collectors feel they are getting a better deal especially when a 3p MP costs the same as a Takara MP, while a 3p CHUG costs 2-3 times the price of a Hasbro CHUG.

And purple is always hard to photograph but I can assure you that while he is not dark purple, it is a nice full purple colour. I wouldnt call it magenta.
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987427)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:55pm CDT
i would have to say no not really, cyber battalion would be a better fit
cyberverse is a bit too different for generations to fit in with
it would be like trying to put Teen Titans Go Robin in with Young Justice as their Robin
it wont look right
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987428)
Posted by Ironhidensh on October 3rd, 2018 @ 9:57pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Quantum Surge wrote:I don't want to come off as sounding rude, but then again, anything offends people online nowadays.


No worries mate ;)^

Ironhidensh wrote:For me personally, I'd say no. Hell no. That figure is very obviously a kiddie toy, and does not fit in with all my other slightly less kiddie toys. [-(


I know you were being facetious, but I wonder, is it truly obvious? I mean FOC Soundwave clashes just as much with the aesthetic but he too is a generations toy. Magnus is IDW and the upcoming Siege toys have that gritty detail to them. So with them all clashing somewhat I didnt feel one was more out of place.



Yeah, I see that point. Like I said though, it really just comes down to a personal choice/preference. It doesn't quite work for me, but I can see it working for others. It doesn't look bad at all.
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987433)
Posted by Burn on October 3rd, 2018 @ 10:12pm CDT
Octobotimus wrote:This article is not news... its a question... why is this here?

What, we suddenly can't have original articles on the site now? It has to be all news?
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987435)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on October 3rd, 2018 @ 10:20pm CDT
what about the cyber batallion shockwave? there is already a shapeways kit to give him proper knees without having to mod the figure
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987437)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 3rd, 2018 @ 10:31pm CDT
f-primus-unicron wrote:what about the cyber batallion shockwave? there is already a shapeways kit to give him proper knees without having to mod the figure

Even without that mod he still looks more of a fit for generations
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987438)
Posted by william-james88 on October 3rd, 2018 @ 10:33pm CDT
f-primus-unicron wrote:what about the cyber batallion shockwave? there is already a shapeways kit to give him proper knees without having to mod the figure

If it needs a 3p kit to make it work then I dont see how that makes it a great option. It definitely raises up the price. Plus, its not a mainline figure and is far from as accessible as this one.

Also, this one has a much more G1 accurate backpack (as opposed to wings) along with double the articulation points (ankle rockers, bicep swivel, ect).

I must admit though, that cyber battalion does still look really good. And very G1 (aside from the back)
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987439)
Posted by Flashwave on October 3rd, 2018 @ 10:36pm CDT
For now, I am quite content with Prime Shockwave in the role, and this does not motivate mr to replace that toy. Js it perfect? No, but its a great figure. If not for thT, I would probably still be using Energon Shockblast, becaude I love the idea of Space Gun evoling into Orbital Weapins Platform, but the Ebergon figure has some color issues for Shockwave and the gun armbis a bit overkill. I fo keep the Six Shot repaint of that mold on my roster as "Astro Magnum".
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987440)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on October 3rd, 2018 @ 10:36pm CDT
it is still about 33 dollars, cyber battalion figure plus add on, and i here shamelessly advertising it XD
Re: Does Cyberverse Ultra Shockwave Work in a Classics / Generations Collection? (1987441)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on October 3rd, 2018 @ 10:39pm CDT
I have TF:P Shockwave as my Generations Shockwave.

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