New Age H2P Cyclops
Cyclops, aka Binaltech Laserwave inspired Shockwave and the oddest release in the Legendary Heroes line, has arrived at JunkionHQ!
While most of the box is G1 inspired like Capoeira, the front has a drawing of Cyclops, peaking out from an alley.
The back of the box shows Cyclops reporting to Shattered Glass Optimus Prime (hopefully a hint of things to come).
Since this is a limited release it reuses the instructions and plastic insert created for Manero which can be a little confusing. To be clear, the rifle slot should be empty since Cyclops does not include any accessories.
Since Laserwave was a repaint of Meister in the Binaltech line it makes sense (from a certain point of view) to make Cyclops a repaint of Manero.
One thing that you’ll notice is that there are very few paint apps for the robot mode, which makes it a very purple-forward figure as it should be.
True to the character, the left hand has been replaced with a cannon. Due to limitations in how the arms fold into the vehicle mode the cannon is rather short.
The new head, as expected in this line, is spot on and includes a nice arrow detail on the top.
The vehicle mode is much plainer than the other versions of this mold which matches the the Binaltech inspriation.
The Original Tease
H2 was originally teased in July 2018 with the following image:
With the Shockwave head on a Jazz chest the silhouette covers both Manero and Cyclops. The black latex gloves, hopefully, were simply a reference to Shockwave as an experimental scientist.
Side-by-side with Manero you can really see how simple the deco on this figure is.
To get a better idea of the size, here is Cyclops with Power of the Primes Shockwave.
360 Degree Turnaround
As mentioned above, this is not supposed to be G1 Shockwave but rather an interpretation of Laserwave from the Binaltech line. I do not believe that this excludes the possibility of a true G1-inspired Shockwave later in the line, but time will tell.
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