Animated Soundwave Review by CybPh

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  1. firstpredacon

    firstpredacon CybPh Convoy Council

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    CybPh member Alex has made another review, this time of animated Soundwave.

    This is posted in our messageboards HERE


    Transformers Animated: Deluxe Soundwave Review


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    Soundwave appears this time as a van. Quite odd at first but looking at the detailing on this guy, it kinda works out with the whole cassette motif going on. He's even got the classic "play, rewind, forward" G1 button style graphic on his front fender. The windows and headlights are of semi transparent plastic as well. The rear part lacks any detail (sigh). Though it is pretty weird that he can mount a huge ass guitar on his roof....


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    He's got quite a weird transformation scheme but is easy enough to pull off minus the manual. He almost splits into 4 parts with the doors becoming arms and the rear splitting and inverting to become the legs and feet. Underneath the car Soundwave's f aux cassette door folds and snaps on to become his chest. He's got the proportions of a gorilla yet somehow it just works on the guy.

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    Details: well this time around, instead of a visor he's got some funky 80's style shades. Behind his head he's got some boomin speakers and on his chest: the classic detailing G1 had w/c we all love.

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    Of course he comes with a guitar. Nicely detailed complete with sculpted on strings and pick ups. Obviously modeled after the Flying-V as well. Its got two pegs on its surface which allow Soundwave to grab a hold on. (Note the depressions on Soundwave's car door kibble)

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    Of course 'Wave can't do without his musical guitar bird Laserbeak. I'm just disappointed his eyes are unpainted.

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    Beak's legs peg into Wave's arm. Pretty heavy though considering the joints on Soundwave are insanely loose hence he was a trouble to pose :-[ He's got approx around 15 pts of articulation though.

    Overall some minor glitches esp with the joints but still hella fun to fiddle with.


    Soundwave gets a 4/5
     
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  2. MaikeruSan

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    I hope the joints are good in the official release, awsome reveiw!
     
  3. Nocturn

    Nocturn Doesn't really use TFW

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    So sexy...
     
  4. Armorhide

    Armorhide Damn kids

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    This is the guy I want the most out of the TF:A line other than megs, wrek-gar and shockwave. I'm glad to know that it will be a great addition to my coolection.
     
  5. drill

    drill Gotham's White Knight

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    I think he's the only animated figure I'm getting, as I somehow am able to resist the others (If Leader Megs was a voyager I'd get him).

    Looks Great.
     
  6. transfan_seek

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    soundwave , the dinobots and prowl
    so far thats it for me
    its all i want



    maybe jazz
     
  7. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Pretty cool. Soundwave's got what looks like graphic equalizer bars molded into the backside of his chest door.
     
  8. Blurrz

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    That's pretty dece. Can't wait too pick it up!
     
  9. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    hey firstpredacon, anyway to get some comparison shots with other animated figures???
     
  10. firstpredacon

    firstpredacon CybPh Convoy Council

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    We'll try to post comparison shots..and we're coming up with one more review :) 
     
  11. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Wow. He has a crazy amount of G1 nods, without being G1.

    Well, Animated is kinda full of that.
     
  12. General Tekno

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    So, FirstPredacon, a question.

    Can you do a pic where you put Soundwave in a Kamina-style "pierce the heavens" pose from Gurren Lagann?
     
  13. Nutcrusher

    Nutcrusher Decepticon

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    Sigh. Solid blue. If every thing I have came in solid blue...
     
  14. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    Not too shabby at all, I'm glad he's a deluxe, I think he works great like that.
     
  15. Smasher

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    Soundwave is a Scion and Laserbeak is a stupid giant guitar.
    Shouldn't I hate this figure?

    Why do I think it is so awesome?
     
  16. justamaze

    justamaze Well-Known Member

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    Soundwave is my favorite of all the animated, Prowl is a close second. Don't get me started on collecting Animated next. Must sell some xtra stuff. Check it out on the ebay link.
     
  17. Lucs

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    Nice. Thanks for the review. I think I have to get this guy. Damnit I'm trying to keep my TFA collection to a minimum
     
  18. Abrogate

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    I'm gonna go ahead and be the negative guy and say I dont think he's better than any of the other animated guys. I mean, can his legs pose at all? Certainly doesnt look more fun than Prowl. I do LOVE the guitar gimmick, though.
     
  19. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    I think it's the color scheme that makes me like him so much.
    What's not awesome about blue on blue?
     
  20. Velcrohead

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    Still not convinced. I love G1 references just as much as the next guy, but this just looks like a toddler's toy. For me Soundwave should look like he's going to jump off the shelf and kick my ass, but this guy is more like "awww, what a cute li'l Soundwave"... know what I mean?

    Until Universe hits retail, I guess I'll just be focusing on 25th Anniversary GI Joe.
     

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