The Third Party, well…umm…don’t stop! This week we have Quakewave (really NOT Shockwave) from Fans Toys. This is 03, with 02 not being Megatron and 02..well…we don’t talk about that…but what we will talk about is this Masterpiece of a figure!
Ok, yes..this is Shockwave. This is THE greatest Shockwave figure ever made actually. This guy is truly an amazing figure and worth every dollar. Odd to start with the summary, but really once you have him in hand, there is zero remorse. Fans Toys have made an excellent figure with heft, balance and all you could ask.
Quakewave has fantastic articuation! Waist joint, double jointed elbows and knees…oh and enough metal to give fantastic weight. This guy does not feel like some cheap knock off. He is made with a heavy plastic, no cheap “off” feeling to him what so ever. He is right up there for the Takara Masterpiece standards of engineering.
By now you know I love good legs on a figure, and I am not let down. METAL feet on his tilting ankles…they freaking TILT! This allows all kinds of poses! And with the metal in the feet (and legs) he can hold these said poses! My only regret is that at this time, I do not have a stand that can hold him for aloft poses.
Quakewave of course turns into this Astromagnum…and the transformation is VERY intuitive! This gun mode is also solid, and frankly I bet I could knock out someone with the butt of the pistol.
Dusting this relic off my shelf you can see they not only nailed the initial design, but damnit they improved it! I had a mini quest to get the original purple guy, but with Quakewave, I am more than happy. The way the legs snap together gives a much more firmer connection on the handle side…and the best part? the removable barrel becomes Quake’s backpack!
Compared to the original, you have all the important parts there, minus a few…distractions. I do not miss the trigger for example…and I like the thick legs as well. Fans Toys have truly eclipsed the original.
If to add to your Masterpiece Decepticons, or just to add to a high end collection, there is no reason (save to pay bills and feed family) that this guy should be passed over. At this time Captured Prey has a third run on this guy. Get him! Tell Sidecutter I sent you…