I thought TF:A Soundwave was simply AWESOME. The backstory behind him was great!! The character was great!! I especially liked his abilities: able to control other machines using soundwaves, able to mimic other sounds and voices. I also really liked his mad desire to free machines from human oppression. Also, who can forget the original G1 voice?!?! AWESOME!! TF:A keeps getting better and better. I originally only wanted to buy a couple of the core figures but, now I want Soundwave AND Blackarachnia simply because the great story sold me on those characters!! what do you think about Soundwave and the backstory behind him? THANKS for posting!!