Hopefully you all enjoyed yesterday’s Transformers Prime episode Scattered which added Shockwave to the Decepticon team! In an ironic twist of timing his toy also just hit US retail so here is a gallery of the new addition to the Decepticon team for you!
Beast Hunters Shockwave is, put simply, an excellent toy. He’s not perfect, but he is big and bulky. He feels huge and imposing as Shockwave – in particular Prime Shockwave – is often made up to be. Not only is he big and bulky, but he is also extremely accurate to his look on the show, right down to hose on the cannon, which is implemented in a very cool way. While the tank mode feels a bit like an afterthought, it is accurate to the one you see driving up to Knock Out in Scattered.
Gimmicks include a spinning cannon on Shockwave’s gun arm – the button of which is a little intrusive but not overly so and it is more imaginative than a shooting missile at least – and removable, optional Beast Armor. The armor is a fun extra, but you don’t have to attach it, and for the most part I’ve been keeping it to one side.
All in all, Shockwave is a very well-recommended toy. He is big, imposing and looks just like he does in the show – and for this fan, that is all I could want from a toy of Shockwave.
Open the link below to check out the gallery: