Botcon 2012 Shattered Glass Longarm Customising Class Figure In-Hand Pictures

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Following on from this morning’s newsbit on the identity of the 2012 Botcon Customizing Class figure we have some in-hand pictures and pictures from the customizing class itself for you. We’ve got here pictures of Longarm in-hand, as assembled and painted by myself, as well as an in-hand look at those resin add on parts that were given out at the class to enable class attendees to further customise their Longarm into a full-on Classics style Alternators Shockwave.

Last but not least, we also have some pictures of class tutor Shawn Tessmann’s completed custom with the Shockwave head, the Longarm vehicle mode, and Shawn’s personal pick of the deco for the head (I varied mine up a bit as you will see, such is the spirit of making a custom). Last but by no means least we’ve got a photo of the color version of the profile art for Longarm. Read on and check it all out friends!

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  1. BraveMax's Avatar BraveMax says

    ... Longarm?

    Normally I'm all over Classics stuff - and yes, I'm upset that there will be this permanent hole in my Classics collection...

    ... But LONGARM? WTF?

  2. Automaster's Avatar Automaster says

    Can someone explain the meaning of Longarm? Was he a Wrecker and what does a purple paintjob mean? Is it hearkening back to Animated that Longarm Prime was really Shockwave and that the Alternators Jazz and Shockwave shared the same molds?

  3. Cal's Avatar Cal says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Automaster View Post
    Can someone explain the meaning of Longarm? Was he a Wrecker and what does a purple paintjob mean? Is it hearkening back to Animated that Longarm Prime was really Shockwave and that the Alternators Jazz and Shockwave shared the same molds?
    Yes, Longarm (Prime) was Shockwave's Autobot alias in Animated. I like how the speakers have been painted like Shockwave's eyes.

  4. Computron34's Avatar Computron34 says

    Yeah not gonna lie. I saw this and went WTF? Looks like Alt. Shockwave to me.

  5. WhiteMocha's Avatar WhiteMocha says

    Makes roundabout sense.... he's a Classics version of Alternators Shockblast. Since he doesn't have a remolded Shockwave head, and has a human face instead, he must be Shockblast's Animated-based alter-ego, Longarm.

    So he's a.... bad guy with a good guy cover, in a universe where evil and good are flipped, which makes him a good guy with a bad guy cover. So he's a heroic Decepticon taking a car mode and a human face to blend in with the evil Autobots.

    I like the insane, line-spanning logic behind it. And I can already tell I'll be sad not to have a pretty purple Jazz on my shelves. Sigh.

  6. Rodentus prime's Avatar Rodentus prime says

    And also alt Meister and alt shockblast shared a mold so that's another connection

  7. Girl Pants's Avatar Girl Pants says

    Looks pretty neat. I like the homage in a homage in a homage too.

    I might have considered it if it wasn't the custom toy, but I can't pay those sort of prices for this.

    Oh well, at least it's not like the last 2 years where I was VERY mad that I could never afford the custom class toys.

  8. Soundwinder's Avatar Soundwinder says

    Deliviously roundabout reference to Alternators Shockblast. I love it.

    One step closer to a Battle Ravage remold of Turbo Tracks... yessssss...

  9. SearchmanDS's Avatar SearchmanDS says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WhiteMocha View Post
    Makes roundabout sense.... he's a Classics version of Alternators Shockblast. Since he doesn't have a remolded Shockwave head, and has a human face instead, he must be Shockblast's Animated-based alter-ego, Longarm.

    So he's a.... bad guy with a good guy cover, in a universe where evil and good are flipped, which makes him a good guy with a bad guy cover. So he's a heroic Decepticon taking a car mode and a human face to blend in with the evil Autobots.

    I like the insane, line-spanning logic behind it. And I can already tell I'll be sad not to have a pretty purple Jazz on my shelves. Sigh.
    Man, my head is spinning trying to comprehend the logic. But I think it's crazy enough to work.

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