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If I remember...

Was his role the same as cartoon Shockwave? Taking care of Cybertron while Megatron on Earth?

SHINOBI-03's picture
Posted by SHINOBI-03 on 24 December, 2010 - 08:42
To be honest, I am not sure

To be honest, I am not sure but I think you may be right. I've been trying to get more info on him but from what I've read, it may be along those lines.

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Posted by chachipower on 24 December, 2010 - 16:40

Shockwave was janitor of an empty Cybertron. Straxus was the brutal dictator of a Cybertron full of miserable wretches that he enjoyed tossing into the Smelting Pool, a superheated vat of liquid metal.

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Posted by Ginrai on 24 December, 2010 - 18:23

I picked up his repaint/retool Skullgrin, and he is my favorite Deluxe in the past year. Fantastically complex for the class, and he looks great in both "full" modes. They have finally solved the puzzle of how to put a revolving "tank" turret into a Transformer without giving it crazy proportions (Gobot Destroyer, Warpath) or copping out and making the turret removable or just kibble in robot mode. What's the trick to the turret? If you can't tell from the pictures, buy him and you'll see.

Compared to Straxus, Skullgrin has is somewhat more believable gray color in vehicle mode with only small bits of red showing, while in robot mode he is almost 50% red and very cool. I love when robot modes dramatically change the color of the toy. My only gripe with Skullgrin is that his head looks even smaller than Darkmount's. Whichever way you prefer - comic book accurate or borderline realistic colors - GET THIS MOLD. If it's not clear from chachipower's awesome photos, this guy is flippin' amazing.

(And, yes, he's not a "tank." He's more of an imaginary self-propelled howitzer half-track. But the turret comment stands).

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Posted by Corduroy Bear on 24 December, 2010 - 23:21
I'm going to try to get

I'm going to try to get Skullgrin instead,if I get either version of this. The face just looks stupid to me,I guess I has already stopped reading the comic by the time this guy was introduced.
First things first though-I still haven't found Soundwave!!!!

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Posted by kidnicky on 25 December, 2010 - 14:33
I held out for Skullgrin.

I held out for Skullgrin. His colors make me think of 8-bit nintendo sprites for some reason, and his triforces and face make me think of Ganon. You can split the backpack and just have it hang off the back like bad ass wings, which alters his chest. He can sort of hold the gun barrel like a rifle instead, too. Anyone know why is has a ring that slides up and down the shaft and seems to serve no purpose? I broke mine off, (deliberately, not from over-use).

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Posted by minsok on 28 December, 2010 - 06:32
I just got Skullgrin. Pretty

I just got Skullgrin. Pretty awesome.

kidnicky's picture
Posted by kidnicky on 17 January, 2011 - 22:56