Transformer 3: Bay Reveals Shockwave

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Michael Bay revealed the third Transformers film. It is being shot in 3D and fan-favorite Shockwave will be a featured villain.

As a Transformer, Shockwave — who could transform into a powerful laser gun — was left in charge of the Transformer home planet Cybertron as the Autobots (the good robots) and Decepticons (the bad robots) battled against each other on Earth. Shockwave made an admirable and powerful leader in waiting.

Shockwave has an interesting history as a toy and as a Transformer. Shockwave’s mold was originally produced by a company called ToyCo. Hasbro purchased the rights to add him to the Transformers universe, but not before quite a few other companies did the exact same thing.

Shockwave, with a different paint job, appeared in toy stores around Christmastime, confusing many young Transformers fans (including this author) by being sold under names such as “Galactic Man.”