When Cybertron first started, I wasn't really paying much attention to it (I was mostly focused on Binaltechs at the time). So, if this has already been discussed ad nauseum, please forgive me! Anyway, earlier today I was scanning over my Classics collection, and found myself being irked for the upteenth time by the fact that I have a Dreadwind but no Darkwing to go with him. As I thought about what recent Voyager-sized jets could theoretically be kitbashed into Darkwing (another Jetfire? Voyager Starscream? Who???) my eyes suddenly fell on Cybertron Soundwave. And I realized.... he ALREADY looks a lot like Darkwing, to the point that I wonder if it may have been a deliberate homage. Check it out: backpack made of up-swept wings, tailfins up around his shoulders, double-vented designs on his knees that look like Darkwing's feet, etc. Most strikingly, his head looked like Darkwing... the V-shaped purple visor, the ears, the cheek vents. He just has a mouthplate instead of a mouth. Even the Laserbeak minicon could conceivably be seen as a parallel to his Nebulan partner (albeit an avian version). And while I'm not a big fan of Soundwave's alt mode, a stealth bomber is the perfect choice for a character named "Darkwing." So I slapped them side by side to compare (images borrowed from Seibertron.com.... hopefully it's all right to do that. Thanks Seibertron!): And then I did a quick and very sloppy digibash to see how Soundwave would look in Darkwing's colors: So whaddya think? Am I seeing homages where there are none? Or, alternatively, did everyone else already see this and I'm just late to the party? All I know is that suddenly C. Soundwave's head looks more like Darkwing than Soundwave to me... and I find myself wishing that THIS had been the Universe 2.0 repaint instead of Blaster.