Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 1:37pm CDT

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A lot of fans have wanted a Generations voyager Shockwave for a while, and the new Cyber Battalion Shockwave that just came out (in Taiwan and the US) is really close. But is he close enough? How does he look like in a Classics/Generations collection? Well, hopefully we will answer your questions with this post. Several fans found this toy at Walgreens already (though he is still very sparse and commanding high secondary market prices) and have posted images online. Below you will find images from TF fans LastActionBastard and allew, who posted them on the TFW2005 boards. You can even see a fan made gun mode, which would help fans wondering if such a mode was achievable.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline


We also found a pictorial review from Robots78, who posted it on TFW2005's boards, and which you can read below:

Robots78 wrote:I found Cyber Battalion Shockwave tonight at Walgreens and figured I'd post some pics and impressions.

Overall, I like this figure. It has serious problems, but the bot mode has such good presence that I can overlook them.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Let's start with the alt mode. It's a sad "spaceship" where the legs are pressed together to form something reminiscent of Shockwave's classic laser gun barrel, while the chest folds down, the head tucks away and the arms just sort of hang out.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

There is a little landing skid under the front that I neglected to fold out, which would lift the front end up a bit.

As we switch modes here, I wanted to point out that the instructions are printed on the back of the box instead of being on a separate piece of paper, and they're MUCH easier to read than the gray-on-gray diagrams we get with Generations figures.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

The robot mode is much more successful. This is a great rendition of G1 Shockwave. The sculpt is very faithful to the original, the proportions are nice, and the colors are perfect. The few tampos used are high quality, especially his Decepticon symbol, however the paint on the cyclops eye on my copy was a bit messed up.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Yes, the back of his lower legs are super-hollow, but that and the inside of his forearms are really the only hollow parts, which isn't too bad. His lack of a meaningful alt mode helps him have almost no backpack or other kibble.

Articulation is obviously where these Cyber Battalion figures really come up short, and Shockwave is no exception. The knees do not bend. It sucks, but since in the cartoon Shockwave mainly just stood around around saying "Yes, Lord Megatron", I can deal with it. His knees do swivel. His arms cannot reach back because they run into his backpack wings. But there's enough here to work with to get him into some decent standing poses.

The figure feels nice and solid. Plastics quality is good and he feels very durable. Joints were all good on my copy.

Size-wise, he's about perfect IMO. A solid voyager size that's a bit shorter than my Megatron (Hegemon) and Optimus (MP10-V), and a good counterpart for FoC Soundwave.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Here he is with some other Shockwave figures. The Cyber Battalion figure is far and away the most G1-inspired. He'll be replacing TFP Beast Hunters Shockwave in my CHUG display.

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline

Because of it's limited possibility and weak alt mode, Cyber Battalion Shockwave is certainly not the "total package", and not the voyager-class Shockwave that CHUG collectors have been waiting for. But if you can accept its faults and are content with it pretty much just being a display piece in a relatively-static bot-mode pose, it's a great figure.

Credit(s): LastActionBastard, allew, and Robots78


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Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948216)
Posted by Blitzwing is bae on March 25th, 2018 @ 1:47pm CDT
I never realized how small mp10 is!!! >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948217)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2018 @ 1:48pm CDT
Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron. Shockwave oughta be more like a head shorter than Megatron, like how the MPs size up to each other.

Image
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948218)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2018 @ 1:49pm CDT
Blitzwing is bae wrote:I never realized how small mp10 is!!! >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
I believe that's a scaled-down Voyager-sized KO.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948242)
Posted by Emerje on March 25th, 2018 @ 3:29pm CDT
Went to my only local Walgreens Saturday hoping they'd have him, but all they had was Optimus, Bumblebee, and Jetfire (no Prowl), along with two clone sets, two Triggerhappys, a PotP Jazz and a PotP Slag. I'm a little doubtful they'll get him and Sideswipe with so much Christmas stock still hanging around.

Emerje
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948250)
Posted by Rated X on March 25th, 2018 @ 3:53pm CDT
I got a shockwave yesterday and I love him. Bring on the shapeways knees and leg fillers !
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948264)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 25th, 2018 @ 5:15pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I got a shockwave yesterday and I love him. Bring on the shapeways knees and leg fillers !


They may cost as much or even more than the figure itself. However, they sure to be well worth it.

If I could have one myself without having to import it, I would mod it using the scraps I have on hand.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948298)
Posted by Shackwave71 on March 25th, 2018 @ 8:24pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2018 @ 1:48pm CDT
Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron. Shockwave oughta be more like a head shorter than Megatron, like how the MPs size up to each other.


In the Nineth pic, the TR Blitzwing (retool TR Megs) is on the far left, and Shockwave looks to be about a head shorter.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948304)
Posted by JChewning on March 25th, 2018 @ 10:06pm CDT
Here he is with some fellow Decepticons.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948306)
Posted by Randomhero on March 25th, 2018 @ 10:08pm CDT
Shackwave71 wrote:
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2018 @ 1:48pm CDT
Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron. Shockwave oughta be more like a head shorter than Megatron, like how the MPs size up to each other.


In the Nineth pic, the TR Blitzwing (retool TR Megs) is on the far left, and Shockwave looks to be about a head shorter.

the guys in the back are standing on something. The Seeker mold isnt that short compared to him. that photo makes him look taller than he is. Blitzwing is standing on something to elevate him
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948307)
Posted by william-james88 on March 25th, 2018 @ 10:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron.


Just go back one page
new-transformers-generations-cyber-series-line-t103590s950.php#p1946982
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948310)
Posted by Skritz on March 25th, 2018 @ 10:20pm CDT
I really want one, given I need a Shockwave in my collection but odds are I'll hold up to the hope we get a Deluxe or Voyager one later in Generations.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948314)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2018 @ 10:35pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron.


Just go back one page
new-transformers-generations-cyber-series-line-t103590s950.php#p1946982
Errgh, still too tall.

There's still hope for Cyber Battalion Megatron, though.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948317)
Posted by Randomhero on March 25th, 2018 @ 11:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron.


Just go back one page
new-transformers-generations-cyber-series-line-t103590s950.php#p1946982
Errgh, still too tall.

There's still hope for Cyber Battalion Megatron, though.


its Shockwave. he should be tall. Most fictions depict him being able to hold his own against any autobot, Grimlock Optimus and even Megatron.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948363)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2018 @ 8:08am CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron.


Just go back one page
new-transformers-generations-cyber-series-line-t103590s950.php#p1946982
Errgh, still too tall.

There's still hope for Cyber Battalion Megatron, though.


its Shockwave. he should be tall. Most fictions depict him being
...shorter than Megatron. His original toy was gargantuan, but he as a character wasn't.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948422)
Posted by Randomhero on March 26th, 2018 @ 12:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron.


Just go back one page
new-transformers-generations-cyber-series-line-t103590s950.php#p1946982
Errgh, still too tall.

There's still hope for Cyber Battalion Megatron, though.


its Shockwave. he should be tall. Most fictions depict him being
...shorter than Megatron. His original toy was gargantuan, but he as a character wasn't.



He defeated almost all the Autobots when he showed up, beat up Megatron and took over The Decepticons. That’s pretty big. The only fiction that depicted him being nothing was the cartoon everything else made in a star. And they depict him shorter usually. About the same height
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948423)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2018 @ 12:12pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Randomhero wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Oof, he's taller than the Classics Megatron mold. Not a good sign.

Wonder how he sizes up to either Cyber Battalion Megatron or Titans Return Megatron.


Just go back one page
new-transformers-generations-cyber-series-line-t103590s950.php#p1946982
Errgh, still too tall.

There's still hope for Cyber Battalion Megatron, though.


its Shockwave. he should be tall. Most fictions depict him being
...shorter than Megatron. His original toy was gargantuan, but he as a character wasn't.



He defeated almost all the Autobots when he showed up, beat up Megatron and took over The Decepticons. That’s pretty big. The only fiction that depicted him being nothing was the cartoon everything else made in a star. And they depict him shorter usually. About the same height
Why are you equating height with strength? He was always powerful, no one's saying otherwise. But he wasn't a juggernaut in size like Jetfire or Omega Supreme. He was a powerful but normal-sized guy.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948553)
Posted by MaverickPrime on March 27th, 2018 @ 12:26am CDT
I found these at Walmart, I think they are the bigger Authentics assortment, they had only these 3 models, Bee, Prime and Grimlock, they were $219 MXN, roughly $12 USD. I wanted to submit directly to news, but couldn't attach the photo there.
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1948726)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on March 27th, 2018 @ 5:50pm CDT
MaverickPrime wrote:I found these at Walmart, I think they are the bigger Authentics assortment, they had only these 3 models, Bee, Prime and Grimlock, they were $219 MXN, roughly $12 USD. I wanted to submit directly to news, but couldn't attach the photo there.

Thank you for this, I am about to news it!

For reference, these are the Transformers: Authentics dudes, and you can find their thread, and your coming news story, over there! viewtopic.php?t=109854&p=1936040#p1936040
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1949653)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 31st, 2018 @ 5:58pm CDT
Hasbro thinks they're really slick!

If there was a quality Voyager class Generations Shockwave, with articulation that was recently released would anyone care about this hollowed, stick figured mess????!

I love Shockwave the character but they're NOT suckering me as a collector with half-assed, low quality figures anymore!
Re: Pictorial Review of Generations Shockwave from Cyber Battalion Subline (1949655)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 31st, 2018 @ 6:09pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:Hasbro thinks they're really slick!

If there was a quality Voyager class Generations Shockwave, with articulation that was recently released would anyone care about this hollowed, stick figured mess????!

I love Shockwave the character but they're NOT suckering me as a collector with half-assed, low quality figures anymore!


Just to point out the obvious:

---NOT meant for collectors.
---Aimed at young children.
---Mainly for the "poor" countries market.

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