I'm finally done moving and packing into the new house, and just in time for Iron Factory to release Bridge Watcher (aka as Shockwave). SO LETS JUMP RIGHT TO IT!
Bridge Watcher, like what you'll expect, turns into a laser gun. It's a pretty solid alt mode, kinda reminds me of Hasbro's legend Shockwave albeit more complex. His grip seems to have tabs, which IF's future not-Bruticus will be able to hold.
But let's get into the meat of this toy, the robot mode! Bridge Watcher looks FANTASTIC! He looks like he jumped straight out of the cartoon! I really like the boxy, angular proportions and colours are spot on! Except for the eyes, i would prefer it be yellow but eh, it's not a big prob.
Unlike previous IF releases, Bridge Watcher don't have weapon accessories. Instead he has hand options, lots and lots of hands. There's 2 open palms, 2 fists, 2 holding hands and a saluting hand. All of these hands come in translucent pink plastic reminisce of the old G1 Shockwave.
Articulations like the previous releases, are great! Even with the hose, the range on left arm is unhindered. But like with all IF releases, there are some scarily tight joints. I had to resort to lubing some parts with oil because of how tight those were.
Another great release by Iron Factory, at this rate i'll probably skip Hasbro and Takara's legend class figures all together if Iron Factory keeps releasing such great transformers. Please do a Grimlock or Megatron soon Iron Factory! And release Stormbringer in black and teal too!!!
Anyway, thanks for viewing!