Blog #2069: Toy Review: Transformers: Authentics Alpha Class Shockwave

Transformers: Authentics Alpha Class Shockwave


Vehicle Mode: Authentics Shockwave transforms into a jet. He is better than any version of Cyberverse Shockwave with it’s awful walking-tank-thing mode. Doesn’t mean he’s great, but it’s a really low bar. The first photo above shows him as he appears both in his instructions and on the package. The second photo shows how I suspect he is supposed to transform. The second photo looks better with the purple panels covering his upper legs. I don’t know for sure that the photo and instructions are a mistake, but it certainly looks that way. If you want to assume the packaging is wrong and transform him that way, he only has a peg on one side of his waist to connect his hose, but you could have it go under his fuselage rather than over.

Robot Mode: Shockwave looks pretty great in robot mode, and an awful lot like Cyberverse Shockwave. His paint apps are pretty great for an Authentics toy.

Overall: Shockwave is one of the better Authentics toys. I recommend him, if you can find him. I’ve given up on finding Authentics in stores. I wouldd waste more on gas looking than the higher eBay prices.

Thanks for reading!

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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1 Response to Blog #2069: Toy Review: Transformers: Authentics Alpha Class Shockwave

  1. Marcus’s father says:

    His ‘alternate mode’ (If you possess a vast degree of leniency, you may consider that a vehicle mode. I do not.) can hardly be called that. It resembles a robot doing yoga, perhaps to meditate on his life choices?

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