Siege Shockwave is easily the best I've seen. Even when he's standing in a shaded spot his eye still glows, which is a fantastic effect.
Given I'd dropped out of collecting Transformers by G2, I first encountered lightpiping on a couple of Jawa figures, and whilst the idea made sense I really didn't like the implementation, because there very obvious patches of light-pipe material on their hoods. I was thus a bit prejudiced against it when I found it in Transformers, but given the odd, non-organic shapes of Transformer heads it really isn't so noticeable, and the extra light in their eyes just gives them a little more life. I really wish that it would come back as standard.
Talon - one of the first to have it. Stand him on a window sill on a sunny-sh day and tap his head and his eyes flash like Galvatron, without the need for batteries or silly noises.
I realised yesterday what you meant by this - I picked up Shockwave with my finger over his head and it blocked the light. His light pipe exits on the top of his head rather than the back. I then spent the next five minutes making him talk with his eye flashing in sync by tapping his head, even though Shockwave's eye doesn't do that in animated media. It was like Dalek ears flashing when they talk. Amazing.
Actually, in Shockwave's case it kind of does because like Daleks, he has no way to signify he is speaking because nothing moves. Daleks know who's talking because their ears flash, so Shockwave's eye *could*, like Wheeljack's... Wheeljack's... whatever those are.
I thought Shockwave's eye DID flash in the cartoon when he spoke.
You're right, it does most of the time. Not to begin with and it gets forgotten in a few, but yes, it does. That must be why I was getting so excited about it. I shall make his eye flash now, just to annoy Ralph.
I love eyes and things flashing when they talk - makes them seem more like some sort of alien robot. In fact, before I saw the cartoon, I always imagined Optimus Primes eyes flashing as he spoke (think the toy & Ladybird books). I never thought to imagine that his face was a mask over a mouth. I mean why? I've got used to it now, but at first I found it amusing that it moved like a mask when he spoke in Sunbow. I assumed it was just artistic licence just for the cartoon.
Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Jan 26, 2021 19:10:46 GMT
I know the thing in the middle of Shockwave's face is an eye because it says so in the comic panel in Pinwig's post of about half an hour ago, but who made that story decision originally? Did they ever consider making it his nose?
He could have helped guide Santa's sleigh...
Little is known about this goblin beyond its dual role as an offensive weapon and teapot.