Transformers: Studio Series Leader Class Shockwave
Wheelie and Brain
Wheelie and Brain are tiny, less than half an inch I think. It would be nice to get some actual Legends Class toys of them. I suppose we should feel lucky to have gotten anything at all, but this just feels sad.
Also included is a human paratrooper figure. A for effort Hasbro, but a F for execution. If you’re going to include a paratrooper toy, why not give him a parachute that actually works? Toys like that are very common. A plastic parachute of the proper shape with a plastic figure hanging from it. I even have a Transformers Parabot. Instead of that we got a parachute that is useless as a parachute. It doesn’t even really look like a parachute. It just seems cheap.
Vehicle Mode: It’s hard to say if Shockwave’s vehicle mode is movie accurate, because I don’t believe he ever transformed in the movie. As with the 2007 Movie and Revenge of the Fallen Megatron, Shockwave folds up into something that vaguely resembles a tank. It’s one of my few complaints about the Bay-verse. We had to wait three movies for Megatron to get a real alternate mode, and Shockwave still doesn’t have one.
Robot Mode: In robot mode Shockwave looks amazing. He really looks cool. I wish his purple was a little brighter so as not to blend in so much with the black. I love his head sculpt.
Overall: Shockwave will look awesome standing on your shelf. Just don’t transform him, and he’s great.
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