|"Secrets are the foundation of power."|
SHOCKWAVE is the ultimate spy. Able to change his voice, energy signature, and even his appearance at will, he has spent years infiltrating the AUTOBOT power structure. Graduating near the top of the class from the AUTOBOT Academy, he moved through the ranks of the Elite Guard, eventually becoming head of the Intelligence Division. Not once did anyone suspect the bright, friendly AUTOBOT known as LONGARM of being a devious enemy spy.
* Expert code breaker and thief.
Shockwave / Longarm Images
Shockwave / Longarm Toy Information
|Japanese Name||Decepticon Shockwave Original Version|
|Release Date||December 2008 (2008)|
|Wave||Animated Voyager Wave 5|
|Filed Under||Animated Decepticons|
|Additional Themes||Longarm, Shockwave|
|Additional Toy Info |
Shockwave can transform between two distinct robot and vehicle modes, his true Decepticon Shockwave mode which can transform into a tank, and his Autobot "Longarm" spy mode who can transform into a futuristic crane rig.
Shockwave / Longarm Parts Information
|Construction Vehicle, Tank/Military Based|
Shockwave / Longarm Additional Info
Shockwave's "Autobot robot mode / Decepticon robot mode" spy gimmick is a homage to the Generation 1 Doublespy and Doubledealer toys, as well as the more recent Transformers Armada Sideways, all of whom featured Autobot and Decepticon robot modes. None of them, however, had unique vehicle modes to go with each faction.