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Deluxe-Class Decepticon Soundwave

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If only his legs were

If only his legs were longer, then it wouldn't have a gorilla look.

Soundwave is a tough G1 Transformer to update. Still, I think the best update was the Cybertron version (the one that turned into a Jet and had Laserbeak as an engine).

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Posted by VZMK2 on 13 August, 2010 - 08:15
Agreed- I've got Cybertron

Agreed- I've got Cybertron Soundwave, and despite a finicky transformation and some weak posing joints, he's a pretty good reinterpretation of the G1 character, as well as a kick-ass stand-alone.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 August, 2010 - 11:25
Missing Directions

"Soundwave is a tough G1 Transformer to update. Still, I think the best update was the Cybertron version (the one that turned into a Jet and had Laserbeak as an engine)."

If this isn't a joke, then you're missing everything this toy multi-series has been offering so far. More west but less east on your side of attention.

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Posted by Diakron on 14 August, 2010 - 02:52
i just got the infiltration

i just got the infiltration soundwave vs battlefield bumblebee for my birthday i actually like him he has alot of difrent ways to put his kible in robot and the 2 alt modes (satilite & cybertronian jet). he also has a few other modes which you can find on youtube. i also prefer infiltration soundwave because of the coulours ;D

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Posted by jordanB on 13 August, 2010 - 12:49
I didn't want RotF Soundwave

...because it's not a proper representation of him. Yeah, the Satellite Mode is, but like Ravage and Scorponok, all their alt modes are stupid because they never appear in the films, and TakaraTomy did a p*ss-poor job of coming up with them.

As with many of the Bayformers, I really like what they did to Soundwave for the film, but I can wait for the next toy in 2012 which will then have a proper alt mode that is actually seen in the film, and- hopefully- will be a bigger toy as well.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 August, 2010 - 13:15
Playing

I'm glad you're enjoying this line-up sir, but playing with my new TWFC Bumblebee tomorrow will make me forget everything you said about Bayformers. Doing yoga practices everyday to balance my patience for the Cybertron War game has finally paid off.

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Posted by Diakron on 14 August, 2010 - 03:00
People either love

People either love Bayformers or they hate Bayformers. There seems to be no in-between.

You're one of the haters. I understand that. =)

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 August, 2010 - 14:24
Guilty

Yep. Guilty as charged sir. ;) But I have good, logical reasons for hating it. The thing is I don't believe it's fair that the same writers who did 2 BF movies were fair to one sci-fi franchise like Star Trek, but were against another which is TF as far as asthetics & storytelling were concerned. That makes no sense to me. I agree with what Veef, Sanjeev, & Jermey said. If the movie toyline went into the direction of something like Iron Man, or the Star Wars movies (basically which the G1 movie really was...the narrator was incredibly honest about that), or The War for Cybertron in which I'm dying to play, then we wouldn't have this kind of drama sir. That's all I'm saying here.

In any case, I'm sorry that I'm a hater. I just hate incompetence & nepotism in a toyline that's been gratiuiously mishandled by hacks.

Please try to understand, I don't hate change. I believe in change sir, but I hate change when it's forced or misused & abused. Change must be made naturally, it cannot be made mechanically. That's what my Philosophy 101 professor used to tell me.

In any case, there's one RotF toy that I really like & that's Mindwipe. That's one of few robots that doesn't look cheesy or being rushed. It looked & felt like a cool Japanese mecha. I wasn't too sure to get one until your awesome review proved otherwise. So yeah, I've enjoyed Mindwipe a lot...it's one of the few toys that made me stay far away from those trashy movies & more into the real, responsible G1 modern route that kids & families could play together while being smart.

So look on the bright side, you've convinced this hater to buy a RotF toy that I love to keep. It looks good together w/ my TWFC Bumblebee.

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Posted by Diakron on 15 August, 2010 - 00:50
Oh- I said nothing about

Oh- I said nothing about story lines, plots, etc. of Bayformers; that's a whole other argument... No, I was talking strictly about the design of the robots and what/how they transform. I like how Bayformers LOOK on-screen, not how they're represented.

And I'm glad I convinced you to get Mindwipe. Like Dropkick from the first movie's line-up, it was a good representation of Bayformers even though it actually wasn't in the movie!
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 15 August, 2010 - 01:02
Yeah Sir

Yeah sir, that's another reason why I've bought it. A movie toy that's screen free. :3

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Posted by Diakron on 15 August, 2010 - 01:22
Eh, I liked this toy.

Eh, I liked this toy. That's 'cause I'm a robot fan before I'm a Transformers fan, though. I tried to transform him, but I never got to the final "satalite" look, so I ended up shifting him around a bunch and got a few different "side scrolling shooter" type ships that I was happy with. I had a good time making up my own transformations.

Anyway, I liked the robot mode with the blade arms and the big shoulder armor peices. Makes me think of sound cannons. Nonetheless, I do understand the distaste for an overall confusing tranformer. I just really liked the robot mode.

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Posted by Alexx on 14 August, 2010 - 14:49
I got Soundwave yesterday.

I got Soundwave yesterday. While I agree the alt modes don't look like much, it having so many joints leads to a nice articulated figure that has room for your to create your own alt mode. Basically, an "inkblot" toy. I made a scorpion mode so far.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 16 August, 2010 - 17:24
 
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