Chara Hobby RotF Soundwave: Black Version

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  1. Optimus Prime

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    Chara Hobby RotF Soundwave: Black Version (UPDATED WITH BETTER PICS)

    ブラック サウンドウエーブ!


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    Black Soundwave (or Soundblaster) is primarily black, surprisingly, along with red plastic, gold and silver paint, and translucent orange plastic. The red is more of a bright red than dark red, and is borderline pink on his arm "blades." The gold detailing is similar to that of the other RotF Soundwaves, with extra gold on the wrists. His chest "orbs" are translucent orange.

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    His satellite and space cruiser modes are primarily black, and they're kind of bland due to a lack of paint apps; some gold paint on the back of the satellite panels would have been great. But then again, Soundwave's selling point is his robot mode.

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    Here he is next to the original Soundwave:
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    and G1 Colors Soundwave from the "Gathering at the Nemesis" set:
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    And Machine Wars Soundwave :D :
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    Out of the three RotF Soundwave decos, this one's definitely my favorite. He looks the best in robot mode; the black, red, and orange make him look pretty sinister, and the Soundblaster tribute is cool. While Chara Hobby Black Soundwave might be tough to find and expensive, it's worth the price for fans of Soundwave/Soundblaster or fans of the mold. This is one of my favorite exclusive toys that I own, and will definitely stand out in your display.

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  2. tf7

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    awesome review! I might actually pick this guy up!
     
  3. NGW

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    Despite the quality of the pics (and they really actually aren't that bad), they really make the figure look good. I didn't ever really take a good look at it, but damn that thing is nice.
     
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    This looks great. Congrats!
     
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    Thanks so much for the review. Sound(blaster)wave really does stand out against all the others. And I agree, if there is only one exclusive to get out of this line it is that one.
     
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    Congrats on him dude. :thumb 
     
  7. Z.U.D.O.N

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    This one is the coolest ROTF Soundwave. The black and red make him look really menacing. Blue and metal-silver would definitely have been better than blue and grey like the first ROTF Soundwave. I guess that colour suits Soundwave the most, but coolest goes to this Soundwave.

    Of course, I wouldn't be able to afford him so he's off my list :( 
     
  8. Deceptigtar

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    must have him x 2
     
  9. maharg83

    maharg83 new and improved reissue

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    I do like that paint job
     
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    it looks like a knight with black and gold armor
     
  11. Thenames9

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    A bit too expensive for him, maybe on the internet
     
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    Awesome Soundblaster tribute! Nice figure.
     
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    ...I'd rather have that gathering at the nemesis Soundwave.
     
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    Not Bad. I'd certainly like him for the bot mode over the other two, but since his alt. modes are bland he'd be better for keeping MISB, while the Nemesis Gathering redeco would be the one I'd love to fiddle with.
     
  15. Solrac333

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    Very nice. I kind want to see him and the Target exclusive Fallen together. They should look good together.
     
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    i really do not mind paying alot of money for this guy. definitely worth it. the paint apps are great.
     
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    Those colors actually make this horrible mold look pretty good
     
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    Want.
     
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    How much is he and when is he available?
     
  20. Optimus Prime

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    Mine were $60 + shipping. Black Soundwaves are currently available on eBay for between $60-90 + shipping.
     

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