The story here is - still very busy. And weekend was good, spent time with E, who didn't have to work this weekend. So in short, not a lot of opportunity to update, but here it is - another update!
As part of my consolidated acquisitions post on 23 July, I updated that I bought FT-03: Quakewave, aka Shockwave. Here are some more pics of this absolutely amazing figure.
CA-12 Downforce and 02 x FT-03: Quakewave, 1 for me and 1 on behalf of a friend.
From what I can tell online, mine is the third wave of Quakewaves - therefore, it comes with lots of extra goodies. The matte coloured fist and laser gun comes free.
Here is Quakewave laid out with all the parts it comes with - the purple parts form another left arm, where the 'hose' is on the underside of the arm. Great that FanToys is giving fans a choice of how and where the want the hose to be.
Yes, it lights up too!
Masterpiece Soundwave and FT Quakewave. As you can see, the scale is pretty spot on for the MP line.
FT Quakewave side by side with G1 Shockwave. They look similar, but the legs makes all the difference - the G1 version has what I would term 'chicken legs', skinny and scrawny (think also G1 Superion), but the FT Quakewave 'fixes' that and Shockwave is now properly bulky. There is no sacrifice in transformation or alternate mode though, because Quakewave's gun mode is just as nice as the G1 incarnation.
Now with Decepticon insignia. I rate Quakewave very highly, easily a 8 / 10 toy. Beautifully sculpted, easy to transform, nice proportions, a great homage to G1 Shockwave. It'd be near 10 /10 if the shade of purple was closer to G1 Shockwave (but we fans can't win them all).
MMC - Terminus Hexatron, aka Sixshot
After months and months of waiting and months and months of delays, this ultimate Phase 6-er is finally here, and in style too.... look of how many of them there are!
Oh, I also bought Hasbro's release of Trailcutter (aka Trailbreaker), when I picked up Hexatron.
Hexatron comes with a book-style type box.
Close up of this highly detailed piece.
Very nice inside art. Very Asian type manga style.
Out of the package and showing its contents.
Close up - just look at the detail and its solid construction.
So, some cool figures - Quakewave, Hexatron, Blitzwing, The Fallen. No prizes for which is the worst figure out of this lot of 4.
Quakewave and Hexatron, scale is pretty spot on.
'There, there, you'll get to destroy a planet soon enough...'
Oh, more shots of Quakewave because this is such an awesome figure. No lights.
Lights on! 'Cybertron will remain as you leave it. Have a safe journey, Megatron.'