Could Soundwave's Earth mode resemble Blackout and Grindor?

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  1. Alienbot

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    I know originally for ROTF Soundwave was going to assume a Chevrolet Silverado form and be 22 feet tall, but in the final film we don't know how big Soundwave is and his head has mandibles like the Blackout/Grindor and protoform body-types. And we all know Michael Bay wants to save money, so will he just have Soundwave as a helicopter? It would bring things full circle since Blackout was intended to be Soundwave at one point when the first film was being written.
     
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    I'd be for it if it means a Leader/Supreme class toy.
     
  3. Lock Cade

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    For some reason, I can't picture Soundwave as a helicopter. A jet like he was in the Cybertron series, maybe... but definitely not a helicopter.
     
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    I don't want a Helicopter Soundwave.
    If he gets a new alt mode in tF3, it should be groundbased, since the Cons don't have a lot of ground based troops now.
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    Ironically, Blackout was originally supposed to be Soundwave, so a helicopter earth mode would bring things full circle.
     
  6. Kraken2009

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    Why not? Gives Bay and Company another chance to use that model,(with yet another head). :thumbs2: 
     
  7. Autobot Burnout

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    I'd rather it didn't. Rather, why can't Soundwave just be one of those sonic attack humvees like in the Hulk movie? (The good one where the MH-53 crashes into the ground, not the really dumb version before it)
     
  8. Ash from Carolina

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    I'd really want Soundwave to have a different Earth mode to set him apart from any of the other robots we've seen. He needs to stand out instead of just looking like Blackout and Grindor in a different color.
     
  9. DecepticonsRule

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    I think that he will have a Cybertronian Mode, and be in no way similar to Blackout or Grindor.

    He's one character that I think Bay would stay faithful to, because he knows how much the character means for the fans.
     
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    Just keep his satellite mode plz.
     
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    Well, Blackout's toy head kinda looks like Movie Soundwave, if you squint really hard :thumb 
     
  12. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    No. Soundwave needs to be distinct, and the Pave Low design is getting old.
     
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    Wait... I thought Frenzy was originally going to be Soundwave?
     
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    Hahha, true, quite true.
     
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    this sounds like a thinly veiled campaign for a leader class blackout/grindor and no Soundwave if he gets an earth mode should distinctly his own
     
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    Bad idea is bad.
     
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    If Soundwave was to be a helicopter, this (mi-26, biggest helicopter ever apart from another one that was only a single prototype) would be pretty cool IMO:

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    (yes that is a Chinook it's carrying and making it look tiny)

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    It totally dwarfs the MH-53 and CH-53 that Blackout and Grindor respectively transform into (and they're already massive). Perhaps a blue and yellow-painted version (or grey, or dark green) of it could work. If it wasn't Soundwave it could make a pretty good transporter TF as it could ferry around a number of Autobots for example.
     
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    This is an interesting question. Soundwave is one of the top Decepticons that people remember most from G1. The writer's supposedly wanted to do SW right for ROTF, which is they saved him for ROTF

    I don't think an earthmode would suit SW, at least not until I see some concepts sometime in 2011. Blackouts face does look a lot like SW's, but distinctively different, and actually, it's from blackouts face I'm sure we got SW's.

    If SW is remembered to be one of Megatrons's most loyal, then I think he should resemble Megs, by not having an earthmode, and just keeping his cybertronian jet form. And as far as size goes, he should be bigger than Blackout. (by preference really)

    But who knows what Bay/Co. will do for him, time will move slow on this one.
    I posted an old conept from ROTF, seen by many, and maybe it might work for TF3, or not, but I like it.
     

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    Nice, looks like a Decepticon version of Ironhide. I just hope he gets ample screentime. I would also prefer if he lives, imagine the riot that will happen if they axe SoundWave?!
     
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    NO! similar alt modes shouldnt be used twice, let alone 3 times.
     

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