Shockwave is definitely a worthwhile purchase, I do think his design fits well with the other official and third party mp-level transformers. If you have a third party shockwave already, I would recommend picking this guy up anyway, because he is a fun toy to transform, and the mini-Vulcan Cannon is an awesome accessory, and the tube design is a wonder to behold. Hopefully Fanstoys and Cloud 9 can offer a copy to their Quake____ buyers.
Ps... I'm not a fan of Lightpiping, so all my pics of Shockwave were taken after the light panel was painted purple and the eye yellow. Decepticon stickers are provided with Shockwave. I prefer waterslide transfers, and used the Ocean silver reflective Decepticon transfers.
- Mini-Shockwave gun is adorable!
- Metal spring for arm canon is really a great idea.
- Handles the transformation from gun barrel to backpack logically.
- Lavender purple really doesn't scream "evil logical genius".
- Gun mode has several gaps in it.
- No G1 sound effects, just lights.
- Lightpiping. Ick.