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Masterpiece Shockwave cooking

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We are well over-due for some eye candy here and today it comes in the form of one of the greatest Transformers photos ever taken.

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Join Masterpiece Shockwave and Hot Rod on their 3 week Machu Picchu hiking trip – bring a back pack!

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First time hiking, guys?

Divine powers continue to wash us over with delights as new full-color photographs featuring Masterpiece Shockwave and Masterpiece Hot Rod hit the web today. It’s of note that TFsource posted grainier versions with “DO NOT COPY” plastered all over them.  I lol’d.

The full photos displaying the accessories and alt-modes are just as glorious as the initial reveal a few days ago.  There’s just one aspect shared by both of these guys that I can’t help but mention and that’s the absolutely enormous backpacks. It looks like these dudes independently graduated college and heading out on a quest to ‘find themselves’ in a foreign land. I suppose neither took the time to watch or read “Wild” either.

Backpacks aside, both of these are just simply awesome additions to the Masterpiece line.  Shockwave appears to have a lot of customization available such as options of styles of hands (clear or opaque), his own “Shockwave” gun, a detachable hose, and you can even omit his cannon-hand!

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Look at the hands!!!

Hot Rod still looks a little bit like two different sized robots cut in half and re-attached at the waist.  He also appears to be following a bit in the footsteps of Masterpiece Rodimus Prime with his accordion style chest transformation.  Well, we just can’t have it all and I cannot wait to get these guys in hand.  Great work TakaraTomy!

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MP27 is Laserwave or Shockwave – God hath smiled upon thee this day

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Praise be, praise be.

In a stunning turn of events, it appears today we have been given concrete proof that there is a God. For some strange reason, the only news outlets reporting this momentous and unexpected revelation are Transformers Fan websites.

More on this story at a 11.  Back to you Roddy.

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Transformers Cloud wave 3 Rodimus and Shockwave confirmed! Awesome!

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Arise Rodimus… yeah just Rodimus, ok?

After many months of hoping and speculating, it’s been proven true that some of the strange toy-based iterations of characters drawn in TakaraTomy’s Transformers Cloud series are seeing releases!  We saw Rodimus at the inception of the toyline sporting the highly popular Triple-changing Springer Mold from Generations and an ominous Voyager Whirl-based Shockwave scientist.  Both were discovered on display today at the 2014 Tokyo Toy Show.  Also on display were photos of MP-22 Ultra Magnus in full color!  See more at TFW.

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There’s only so many toys with only one eye!

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Transformers Shockwave items for sale on Ebay

Transformers G1 Generation 1 Shockwave good hose MIB

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Holy grail to some, old junker to most, desired by everyone

 

Transformers Robot Heroes G1 Grimlock Shockwave MISB

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And a little less desirable…

 

Transformers Mighty Muggs G1 Shockwave MISB

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This guy is super cool, includes hose!

 

Transformers WST Justitoys Shockwave Military Operation Commander MISB 3rd party

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Where did the 3rd Party go??

 

Alternators 12 Shockblast Shockwave MISB Red Mint in Sealed Box

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Shockwave, the car

 

Transformers Binaltech BT-13 Laserwave Shockwave MISB

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This is, in my opinion, the coolest and most valuable thing on this list. HEAVY!

 

Transformers Takara Superlink SD14 Laserwave Shockwave MISB

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SUPAAAA-LINK!

 

Transformers G1 Action Master Shockwave w Fistfight MOSC sealed

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Lots of action here

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Hasbro enforcing 3rd party seperatism on ebay? – my WST shockwave listing removal

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Well I'll be

Today I received a surprising email – one of my current ebay listing was removed. Not because it was a non-orange-tipped Megatron, not because it was a cruddy listing, but instead because I used the word “Transformers” in the listing title. This was for a Justitoys 3rd party WST Shockwave that was sealed.

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Here is the culprit right here!

The funniest part is that WST Blaster is still listed!

So here is just further evidence that Hasbro is finally starting to take in the reins on their intellectual property, and it is about time! I guess I’ll just have to list the item was NOT being a Transformer. Pretty funny since just about every 3rd part item is listed as a Transformer.

EDIT: It is also possible that my auction was just flagged by an Ebay passerby that decided to be a dick. Who knows?!

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Botcon 2012 Customizing Class Day 1 – Shattered Glass Longarm / Shockwave is awesome

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So purple, so refinded.

For the past few years, Botcon has offered the elusive Custom Class. I have been lucky enough to attend the class over the past two years and have reaped some incredibly benefits, like selling my Animated Minerva for an insane bag of cash. I won’t be selling this year’s figure though, oh no. I was able to create the very cool and clever Shattered Glass Longarm, which is a sort of bizarro classic-ized animated Shockwave.

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So dark, so scary... so awesome!

I collect Shockwave figures, and indicated by the comically similar custom Shockblast I bought earlier this year. I cannot wait to photograph the two figures together.

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The bag of plastic parts that all attendees of the class start with. There is a long road ahead of us!

Shawn Tessman and his crew outdid themselves this year with two custom parts – a resin Shockwave head and an arm gun. The parts came in white and purple versions with most people preferring the white, which was a little easier to paint.

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These were the two possible custom parts that came with your custom figure. Both are resin piece, one a white set and the other a purple. The Purple gun arm was somewhat transluscent, but very rough.

When I first heard of Shattered Glass Longarm during my hungover stupor enroute to the hotel, I thought “WTF IS THIS CRAP!?” But then I realized the catch that it was just a roundabout way to make a Classics Shockwave, and I was very very pleased. Not only does Shockwave have a history with Jazz molds, this was a way to bring some canon from Animated back into the forefront. Longarm was the alternate persona for Animated Shockwave, the Decepticon spy. Now in the shattered Glass Universe, the tables have turned. Longarm is the evil Autobot posing as Shockwave, the benevolent Decepticon. He is also in the alternate persona’s colorscheme instead of his own, which would’ve been a sort of black, teal and gray. I love it.

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This puts the arm in Shattered Glass Longarm

This figure was incredibly difficult to put together due to somewhat confusing instructions, and some last-minute changes at the factory in regard to the screws used to assemble the chest and hood to the body. Screws were replaced with pins, causing some headaches for everyone involved. I personally messed up about five times and had to disassemble the same parts over and over again. I broke for lunch to get a breather.

Botcon 2012 Custom Class artwork and official prototype

These are the official samples we were supposed to work from. Of course, it's your figure so you can paint it however you choose, but this example was quite good and I stuck to it as best as I could.

Problems aside, the figures turned out awesome. Everyone’s is a little different, and you get lots of choices in regards to how you want to display it. Gun arm? Longarm head? Shockwave head? Vehicle mode?

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Time to put his foot down

I expect these figures to reach an inflated value of around $1500-$2000 based on the popularity of Shockwave. Do not forget that the number of figures is doubled this year to 120 versus last year’s 60. My friend’s was already up to $900 24 hours after completing the toy. Yikes!

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They upped the attendance from 30 to 60 this year. Too bad the mold was unexpectedly difficult to assemble.

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Grape ape has got some legs

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Gettin' the paint on, instead of waiting in line to assemble everything for 2 hours

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It's coming to life!!! Just needs da head!

In closing, the custom class is still one of the best events at Botcon. Some suggestions for next year would be perhaps 3 cyberverse-sized figures that are easier to assemble so that time can be focused on painting. I want to extend my thanks to the staff that put on this event and hope to see you again next year!!!

See Collecticon’s feature on the custom class from Botcon 2011 featuring Animated Minerva.

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The finished product is logically awesome.

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Botcon 2012 Day 1 – some choice shots

Renderform Bumblebee prototypes

Check out some Bumblejumper and Hubcap action in the Captured Prey room

Here is a small collection of shots from yesterday’s festivities. My Shattered Glass Longarm looks ok, no?

Botcon 2012 Hotel parts party

Everyone knows that there was far more than just a simple -parts party- going on behind this door! It was a bonanza.

Jon 3.0 and his Ravage puppet at botcon 2012

Puppet Ravage says -FOR ME TO POOP ON!!-

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Fall of Cybertron Shockwave coming to life in plastic – hallelujah!

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Fall of Cybertron Shockwave and Jazz!!! Wait a sec... that's not... oh weird

Thanks Kapow toys for blowing the lid off of what Hasbro is surly expecting to be a big reveal at this year’s Toyfair – the identities of 3 of the upcoming Fall of Cybertron toys!

We are getting Optimus Prime (duh), Jazz (already noted), and Shockwave who should’ve been in the first round of figures last year.

Can’t wait for this one!

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Awesome Generations Shockwave on Ebay – Take some lessons Botcon!

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Just 3 cool dudes hangin' out, being custom

Alas, what could’ve been! Here we get a look at some titillating custom generations figures from Ebay user venom_7.  It’s funny how close his Skram figure actually looks compared to the Treadshot figure we are actually getting at Botcon 2012.  Of note is the pretty nice Nemesis Prime in the photos from the ebay auction.

Don’t get too greedy folks, I’m bidding on this little Shockwave, or Shockblast if you want to be really nerdy.  It is based on the Alternator Shockblast that was a remold of Alternators Jazz.  Repetition kills.  The head is from a spare Action Master Shockwave.  I guess Action Masters can be good for SOMETHING once in a while…

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Oh Botcon 2012, what could have been!!!