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5 Feb 2019

Transformers Masterpiece MP-29+ Shockwave

Catching up on the website as always! Earlier in January I received the double haul of MP-36+ Megatron and MP-29+ Shockwave. And this new Shockwave darker repaint is definitely the one to get if you're after a G1 Shockwave figure!

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Packaging and contents are as expected for the figure. All the various hands are now a darker shade to suit the figure. I still prefer the transluscent versions just to give the figure a bit of difference rather than the flat plastic style.

I especially like the new mini-Shockwave gun that now includes a transluscent tube for the chord instead of the string like chord on the original version. But of course the best part for me for this new repaint is that it has actual tampographed insignias instead of the ridiculous stickers on the original. Sure that gave collectors the option to place them where they wanted, but for me, figures in this series and in this price range should never expect collectors to place stickers.

The transformation sequence is still nice and not overly complex. This new one feels almost a bit sturdier too, especially around the hip/ab crunch area which feels tighter and more secure than the original.

It's interesting to note the little differences, such as the slighlty smaller eye in the head sculpt. The darker orange and smaller circumference actually help to give him a more sinister look, which I think suits the character well.

The darker purple and greys around the thighs/feet also give him a more premium look. The original colour was certainly accurate to many scenes in the cartoon, but the darker colour also matches some episodes. But on the shelf, the darker plastic simply looks better is most normal lighting conditions.

I normally keep my repaint versions in alt mode, with the original in bot mode. For for the MP-29 mold, the new MP-29+ simply looks so much better in bot mode. Poseability is still pretty nice, and remember to use that undocumented little elbow articulation trick (see my video for the demonstration) to get that extra bit of elbow range for the salute pose. I'll keep the original in gun mode to display next to the amazing MP-36+ Megatron toy repaint.

It was a rather disappointing end to 2018 with only repaints released for G1 styled MPs. I really do hope that 2019 brings a few new molds and characters to the series!

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