Do you know what an anniversary for toys means? It means the perfect opportunity to evoke nostalgia in fans. Well, evoking nostalgia is exactly what Hasbro is doing to mark the 40 years of Transformers. Hasbro has unveiled through Comicbook.com two new Transformers figures that pay homage to the original comic book series produced by Marvel from 1984 and 1991.

Transformers Generations Comic Book Shockwave And Grimlock Figures

The two new Transformers toys are straight from pages of the Marvel comic era. OK. Technically, they are not new toys. Both toys are based on existing molds from the recent toy line but given the comic colors, completed with some comic shading deco.

The recent mold for Grimlock sure has no problem fitting in with its comic appearance, be it bot mode or dino mode. However, we cannot say the same for Shockwave. Shockwave’s bot mode is spot on but because it is a remold of recent mold, it does not convert into the Cybetronian laser gun that we all know and love. Instead, its alternate mode is a Cybertronian spaceship thingy.

Transformers Generations Comic Book Shockwave And Grimlock Figures

But I don’t believe it will be a deal breaker for fans because both figures will come in collectible packaging which features the 40th anniversary branding along with the iconic cover art from Transformers #5 Shockwave “Are All Dead” and Transformers #8 “And Now The Dinobots!” for Shockwave and Grimlock, respectively. The packaging alone is collector’s worthy, IMHO.

But it does not stop there – obviously. Inside, the comic-style deco figures are accompanied by plentiful accessories. Unfortunately, they do not appear to come with a reprint of the original comic books. It would be nice if they did. Just saying…

Transformers Generations Comic Book Shockwave And Grimlock Figures

Anyhoo, the Transformers Generations Comic Book Shockwave And Grimlock Figures are set to be available in summer 2024 for US$39.99 and US$59.99 for Shockwave and Grimlock, respectively. Keep going for the lowdowns of each figure courtesy of Comicbook.com.

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TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS COMIC EDITION SHOCKWAVE ($39.99)

“Ruled by logic, if it is more logical for Shockwave to override Megatron and seize command of the Decepticons, he will take that chance. Inspired by the original The TRANSFORMERS comic book series, this 7-inch Shockwave action figure converts from robot to Cybertronian spaceship mode in 15 steps. With comic-accurate deco and black line hatching details, Shockwave looks like it came out of a comic book, celebrating 40 years since TRANSFORMERS robots made their comic debut in 1984. Features articulated heads, arms, and legs for action poses and comes with the head of Optimus Prime piece that can be placed on the included display stand (display stand assembly required).”

Transformers Generations Comic Book Shockwave And Grimlock Figures

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS COMIC EDITION GRIMLOCK ($59.99)

“Grimlock leads a team of powerful Dinobots and fights on impulse, making him one of the strongest – and most unpredictable – Autobots. Inspired by the original The TRANSFORMERS comic book series, this 8.5-inch Grimlock action figure converts from robot to T.rex mode in 22 steps. With comic-accurate deco and black line hatching details, Grimlock looks like it came out of a comic book, celebrating 40 years since TRANSFORMERS robots made their comic debut in 1984. Feature articulated heads, arms, and legs for action poses and comes with 3 swords, double-barreled blaster and a crown accessory that can sit on the figure’s head.”

Transformers Generations Comic Book Shockwave And Grimlock Figures
Transformers Generations Comic Book Shockwave And Grimlock Figures
Transformers Generations Comic Book Shockwave And Grimlock Figures

Images: Hasbro via Comicbook.com.

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