G1 Shockwave's Original Series Bible Description Reveals Interesting Tie To Transformers: Devastation
RAC - Sunday, May 15, 2016
Last year's short but memorable Transformers: Devastation featured a boss battle with Shockwave where the one-handed logician displayed a fascinating, very video-gamey power: the ability to create duplicates of himself. Naturally you'd think this was an invention by Platinum Games... but it's not! The Transformers Wiki has posted to Twitter a picture of Shockwave's description from the original 1984 series bible, with some very familiar but new information. Keep reading to see!
ABILITIES: Detachable video scanning for remote planetary coverage. Ability to project up to five holographic self-duplicates to any Cybertron location simultaneously. Disintegrator attachment for deadly accurate destructive power.
Emphasis mine, obviously.
So, the power Shockwave displays in Devastation was a part of his original bio, a hidden power that had gone unused for more than thirty years!
Transformers: Devastation is a G1-themed "stylish action" game designed to bridge G1 and Combiner Wars. I reviewed it for TFormers last year, and you can check out that review by clicking here!
If you need a refresher on the Shockwave boss fight - the only boss fight in the game that does not repeat in some fashion - you can watch a YouTube video of the battle below and see Shockwave use his long forgotten Shadow Clone Jutsu power:
Flame Toys has shared a number of promo photos for their first Furai Model series release - Optimus Prime. This licensed action figure model kit is priced at about $40 and will be approximately 6 inches tall when built. Flame Toys notes that the model will use a combination of hard ABS plastic for the main body structure, along with a softer plastic for the joints making up the 40 points of articulation for durability, and that while experienced modelers will be able to make this Optimus their own, the multi-color plastic injection process will also make this perfectly accessible to beginners. Click through see all of the photos.
So long, Autobots! It's time for action with Starscream™, the power-hungry Decepticon Air Commander who considers himself the leader of the future. Fans of the classic Transformers® robots will relive the excitement of childhood each holiday season as they unbox this Christmas tree ornament.
Just up on iTunes, we have a three-page preview of the Optimus Prime #17 comic book. “The Falling,” Part 3: Onyx Prime sows the seeds of chaos and panic on Cybertron as he reveals dark secrets… but nothing will prepare Optimus Prime and his allies for Onyx’s darkest revelation!
Imaginarium Art reveals their latest edition in the Transformers G1 series to be Wheeljack. The Autobot scientist gets his day in this cartoon accurate edition. The uncolored computer rendering shows us the character's torso complete with his shoulder missile and highly detailed robot mechanics. No word on pricing and release date, yet. Read on to see the Imaginarium Art G1 Wheeljack image below.
It is only a matter of time till the fans step in and do things as we would like to see them. Sorry Robot Chicken, the jokes and potty humor are worth a laugh, but THIS is serious! Thanks to The Lazy Eyebrow Reviewer channel on Youtube in collaboration with OptimusTimelord's Masterpiece ReAnimated channel, we have a glorious look at the original Transformers Season 1 Intro. Re-made as a stop motion animation using actual toys! This is so delicious, you will want to watch the video below, again and again.