FansToys FT-03 “QUAKEWAVE” (aka MP Shockwave)

“Predictably, you don’t understand the importance of this discovery..” Shockwave, FOC

I can’t think of a better quote to explain this figure. Without further delay, lets take a look at the unofficial Masterpiece Shockwave!

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FansToys has created something beyond what we are normally accustomed to with 3rd Party companies: a relatively affordable, fully devolved masterpiece quality of the fan favorite Decepticon: Shockwave! Everything about this toy screams quality, so lets start by taking a look at Shockwave in robot mode:

Robot Mode

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To begin with, Shockwave is HEAVY. While I don’t normally consider die cast metal a make of break thing, FansToys utilized large panels of it which gives Shocks a lot of weight. Luckily it works very well!

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The head sculpt is absolutely perfect, and the detailing in the chest is just amazing! I believe the inner mechanics are die cast as well.

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Articulation is everything you would expect from a true Masterpiece, and I mean that, there’s no joint that doesn’t move.

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His hand has individually articulated fingers. And they’re quite sturdy, no popping off like some of the MP series.

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Which of course means he can hold Megatron.

Oh and did I mention he has LED lighting? Yeah, he has friggin LED lighting in his eye and blaster-hand!

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And they are SUPER bright LEDs too.

His transformation is very simple yet so very effective, it’s nearly identical to his G1 ancestor. So lets look at his alt-mode:

Altmode copy

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The gun mode is just amazing! Naturally the LED works again, and everything pegs in to create a very sturdy solid blaster.

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The grip fits comfortably in hand, at least for me, and the weight of the die cast gives him a very realistic weight.

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He is identical to the G1 design. You can’t ask for more.

Packaging

Shockwave comes in a very nice, MP-like box –

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And is designed to open with ease so you can always repackage hi at a later time –

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Size Comps

Finally we’ll compare him to MP Soundwave, as FansToys has stayed in the same post-mp10 scale!

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Though he’s considerably more heavy!

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“Soundwave, put that down…”

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So there we have it. This is a true must buy for those who collect Masterpiece Transformers. With all the new releases slated, it’s unclear if Takara will make a Shockwave, so this is a sure bet and I can’t recommend him enough!

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“Buying me is the only logical course of action…”

Up next we’ll take a look at Mech Ideas Wrecking Crüe!

Stay Tuned!

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9 comments

  1. Awesome pics! It truly is a fantastic looking toy. The lights really take it to another level.

  2. I was hoping this guy wouldn’t tempt me…but that is quickly not becoming the case here!

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