Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Friday, July 20th, 2018 3:04PM CDT

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The general concensus behind the Cybrverse line is that while this gimmick heavy line is far more for kids, there could be one figure that transcends it all: Shockwave (both the Warrior and the Ultra figure).

These are appearing across the world right now so I took the time to take some pictures of Cyberverse Shockwave paired with various figures to give you both a sense of the aesthetic, thematic look and scale.

As is usually the case with Shockwave, his purple is very hard to correctly photograph. Even in the natual light setting I use, it completely changed hue on the images depending on the time of day. The alt mode images make him look closer to fushia, but the ones in bot mode are far closer to the actual colour. I find it important for the correct colour to come across because his deco is probably the best part.

The colour, is a nice full grape colour. Not too dark ala G1 toy but still very full, similar to my idea of the colour when watching the G1 show. Also, this may be the mainline Transformer with the most panel lining so far. There are some neatly ainted pink highlights across the arms and cannon turret, as if to give a sense of the energy coursing through him. He also has silver paint on his legs to convey the gun barrel element from the G1 design.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

The sculpt is nice too, a simpler version of the evergreen designs that are currently found everywhere. They were even i the latest IDW rendition of Shockwave so you could technically use this toy for that purpose.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

But would the scale work? Well, let's find out.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Maybe not the generations (though we are getting a voyager size version fo the figure later), but here he is next to two rendition of his frenemy Soudwave:

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

I personally think he works better with the RID Soundwave. In fact, he works great with other RID toys as if he was meant to be part of that line.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

His action feature is not great but it does not get in the way in robot mode. And the blast effects are fine. Plus he has 5 mm holes on both his arms so that you can equip him with other weapons (other weapons not included).

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

What bugs me the most about the robot mode is that his head does not move. That really hinders toy since while his body can be posed well, you are limited in the poses where the head looks straight out. Or else the pose wont make sense.

As for vehicle mode, you can take it or leave it. It is not the best, but frankly compared to previous shockwaves, it is not bad. I actually preffer it to the Prime alt mode which didn't even hide his hands properly. And to be fair, a spider tank can work as an alt mode and there has been a long history of spider tanks in sci fi related pop culture.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

I see him more like one of those European action masters that had a nice action figure like bot mode and yet still had some sort of an alt mode. And there are specific transformation steps and parts for this tank mode. It has front feet and the robot feet must convert for spider tank feet. That foot transformation is a simple flip but i find it quite elegant in changing the look.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave

In the end, I wont be collecting this line but I will be adding this particular figure to my RID/TAV collection, where I think he feels right at home.
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Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972756)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 20th, 2018 @ 3:34pm CDT
I dunno. That 'brow' bit is still bugging me on this toy. So used to seeing Shockwave's distinctinve eye without it that it just seems like something obscuring my view of it, and it's annoying. The spider-tank mode just looks silly (like he's just running about on all fours which seems beneath Shockwave) and all that bright pink kinda helps kill any menace the character should have (this sure ain't the guy from that famously grim classic comic cover). I much prefer that Cyber Batallion Shockwave if I want to get an affordable non-MP figure of him (if i ever find him in stores here)

Nice pics though.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972763)
Posted by Flw Studios on July 20th, 2018 @ 3:52pm CDT
Does anybody know the upc number or the dpci number?
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972764)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 20th, 2018 @ 3:53pm CDT
Thanks for the review will, question for me is to get this version or the Ultra class...especially since he really does look like he'll fit into a rid/tav collection...
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972777)
Posted by WreckerJack on July 20th, 2018 @ 4:35pm CDT
That looks like a really sweet figure. I like the vibrant color plus all the details and articulation. I haven't found a Shockwave for my collection yet, so this may just be the one!
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972785)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on July 20th, 2018 @ 5:01pm CDT
The lack of head articulation is enough to keep me away from this one, though he does look pretty good otherwise. I'll look into the larger one to add to my IDW shelf assuming he's a good height to fit - hopefully around the size of SXS Hot Flame.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972806)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 20th, 2018 @ 6:31pm CDT
I'll be holding on for ULTRA Shockwave.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972823)
Posted by william-james88 on July 20th, 2018 @ 7:53pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Thanks for the review will, question for me is to get this version or the Ultra class...especially since he really does look like he'll fit into a rid/tav collection...

Fpr a RID/TAV collection, I would suggest this warrior one so that it could be the same size as the other RID/TAV toys. The ultra would be too big to go with them.

WreckerJack wrote:That looks like a really sweet figure. I like the vibrant color plus all the details and articulation. I haven't found a Shockwave for my collection yet, so this may just be the one!


For you though, I would sugest to wait for the Ultra. Its only 5$ more and would fit better in a collection where your bigger bots (like Megs and Optimus) are voyagers.

Carnivius_Prime wrote: I much prefer that Cyber Batallion Shockwave if I want to get an affordable non-MP figure of him (if i ever find him in stores here)

Nice pics though.


That cyber battalion is seriously lacking though. It has no knees or bicep swivels, something even this warrior has.

Plus, his alt mode is pretty crap:

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Plus, the back isnt great

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This one looks like a lean mean killing machine, and for the same price!

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Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972849)
Posted by TulioDude on July 20th, 2018 @ 10:01pm CDT
I dont know,the Cyber Battalion looks more diffrent in alternate mode,like a more complex transformation.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972860)
Posted by william-james88 on July 20th, 2018 @ 11:05pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:I dont know,the Cyber Battalion looks more diffrent in alternate mode,like a more complex transformation.

But it is basically just shockwav putting his arms in the air and lying down.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972871)
Posted by Emerje on July 21st, 2018 @ 12:11am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
TulioDude wrote:I dont know,the Cyber Battalion looks more diffrent in alternate mode,like a more complex transformation.

But it is basically just shockwav putting his arms in the air and lying down.

And this figure is basically him walking around on all fours, the G1 figure is basically him putting his arms in the air and bending over. There's no such thing as a complex Shockwave.

Emerje
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972872)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on July 21st, 2018 @ 12:20am CDT
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
TulioDude wrote:I dont know,the Cyber Battalion looks more diffrent in alternate mode,like a more complex transformation.

But it is basically just shockwav putting his arms in the air and lying down.

And this figure is basically him walking around on all fours, the G1 figure is basically him putting his arms in the air and bending over. There's no such thing as a complex Shockwave.

Emerje

DotM Shockwave? :KREMZEEK:
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972873)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2018 @ 12:20am CDT
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
TulioDude wrote:I dont know,the Cyber Battalion looks more diffrent in alternate mode,like a more complex transformation.

But it is basically just shockwav putting his arms in the air and lying down.

And this figure is basically him walking around on all fours, the G1 figure is basically him putting his arms in the air and bending over. There's no such thing as a complex Shockwave.

Emerje
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Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972874)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on July 21st, 2018 @ 12:20am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Emerje wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
TulioDude wrote:I dont know,the Cyber Battalion looks more diffrent in alternate mode,like a more complex transformation.

But it is basically just shockwav putting his arms in the air and lying down.

And this figure is basically him walking around on all fours, the G1 figure is basically him putting his arms in the air and bending over. There's no such thing as a complex Shockwave.

Emerje
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Ooh, in unison!
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972879)
Posted by Emerje on July 21st, 2018 @ 12:27am CDT
OK, so there's one complex Shockwave out there. :lol: Can't believe I forgot the DotM version seeing as how I own two of them (original Hasbro and MtB)

Emerje
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972880)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2018 @ 12:29am CDT
Arguably Prime Beast Hunters Shockwave and Animated Shockwave too, both to an extent.
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972886)
Posted by Emerje on July 21st, 2018 @ 1:19am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Arguably Prime Beast Hunters Shockwave and Animated Shockwave too, both to an extent.

Very arguably. The Animated mold, despite having four modes, doesn't do a whole lot to transition into them. The Prime mold is only a little more complex than the Cyberverse versions.

Emerje
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972895)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 21st, 2018 @ 2:22am CDT
william-james88 wrote:That cyber battalion is seriously lacking though. It has no knees or bicep swivels, something even this warrior has.

Plus, his alt mode is pretty crap:


This one looks like a lean mean killing machine, and for the same price!


I dunno. The Battalion one just LOOKS more like the kind of Shockwave figure I want in robot mode. This Cyberverse one does not. I don't like the styling and shapes of this one at all (and that stupid brow annoys me more and more. it gets in the way of what it supposed to be a creepy menacing emotionless eye). And I'd take that spaceship thingy (which looks at least something like his old spacegun mode) over the goofy 'spider-tank' any day.

Maybe War for Cybertron will finally produce a high quality affordable voyager G1 Shockwave (although by the aesthetics shown in other figures it'll probably have a ton of unnecessary detailing. I like SOME on my G1-ish figures rather than overly smooth plain cartoon style but not like someone went crazy with an Etch-a-Sketch)

This Shockwave wouldn't put up with walking around on all fours and having bright pink highlights. :P
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Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972909)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 21st, 2018 @ 4:30am CDT
@will okay then, warrior it is :-) might be able to find that easy enough, though the shops around me are unreliable :-?
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972919)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 21st, 2018 @ 5:22am CDT
Re: Pictorial Review for Transformers Cyberverse Warrior Shockwave (1972942)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2018 @ 8:22am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:This Shockwave wouldn't put up with walking around on all fours and having bright pink highlights. :P
Indeed. He just puts up with having his debut body entirely bright pink. :P

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