While I'm only interested in the Shockwave chibi thing, I finally looked at the other ones and I just have to wonder...
What the hell's up with the "Optimus Prime Pointing Like Chris' Evil Monkey In The Closet" pose?
This pose is like a default now in the small toys and has been used several times.
Personally I think it is awful.
But where does it come from and why is it now seeping into Prime designs and sculpts?
The first time I seem to recall seeing it was on the Dreamwave Autobot poster (above) that I think Pat Lee did.
Of course, Pat Lee + Transformers brings up all kinds of bad crazy fandom drama but I honestly don't recall the pointing Prime before that.
The 3" War Within Rhoids Prime has it (above).
The G1 3" Titanium has it (above) and of course, so does the battle-damaged repaint.
What is up with this pose?
I just find it so funny that it just keeps popping up on Prime and now the Robot Heroes version has got his evil pointing action going on!
Is it all Pat Lee's fault?