The figure has a fair range of pose ability, though the lack of head movement does make it a bit limited for more dramatic action stances.
Shockwave is designed for fun and easy transformation, a definite break from most figures that tend to get somewhat complicated. Instructions are clear and concise but skilled collectors shouldn’t need them with this figure. I found no particular difficulty anywhere in the figure's transformation that might make it difficult for a child, making this toy perfect for your young ones.
This toy has everything that should easily appeal to old Generation 1 fans, yet is still modern enough for the Michael Bay films. A large cannon, hose, purple paint, and a single eye—I can’t complain about the nostalgia I felt when I held this figure. It brought me back to the '80s when I picked up a G1 Shockwave. This figure is a definite buy for hardcore collectors, G1 enthusiasts, and kids alike. If you haven’t bought a Transformers: Dark of the Moon figure yet, I highly recommend this be your first.
Voyager Class Shockwave is available now.