Generations FOC Soundwave/Soundblaster (Pic Heavy)

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  1. jignat

    jignat Well-Known Member

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    Great review mate!
    I was just going to get the minions, and Blaster, but Soundblaster looks nice and Ive never had one before.
    Hope he comes to USA before xmas lol
     
  2. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's nifty. At the risk of being cynical, the size is probably dictated by the gimmick. The disc-bots probably can't get much smaller without either breaking some safety edict or risking the spring-pop not working, and Soundwave has to house them and (hopefully) look more proportional than a toaster oven with feet. :) 
     
  3. PrimusVsUnicron

    PrimusVsUnicron Well-Known Member

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    I like that mold but I will stick with DLX WFC Soundwave due to scale
     
  4. closetrat

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    True - anyone else miffed that they made the front wheel & feet transformation much lazier than the Deluxe mold?
     
  5. Brakescream

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    I have the deluxe, but the minion gimmick and the headsculpt makes this a must buy IMO.

    Looks like the head has lightpiping, but is it painted over?

    Laserbeak looks to me very similar to how he looks in Autocracy.
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    Especially as it looks like they kept his holo-projector.
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  6. Starscream Gaga

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    Yes, sorry I didn't mention it. Soundwave has red light piping and Soundblaster has yellow. Soundblaster's works really well too.
     
  7. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    I was going to totally pass on Wavey here, because of two things:

    #Not very fond of the "crab claws" on the chest.
    #His "tape truck tank thingy" mode, just doesn't work for me.*
    *These are also the reasons, why I passed on the Deluxe bugger too.


    But,the more I think of it...I love this guy. The only reason I even want this guy is the scale; darn TCracker posting that one picture of him with Hegemon in that one thread. Ow, I also like the gimmick. The gimmick is awesome.:thumb 
     
  8. Rattrap Primal

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    Anyone else see that the gun with Soundwave is Prime's G1 Rifle?
     
  9. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Yes, everyone did. Except for the fact that he didn't actually come with it, which is a damn shame.
     
  10. closetrat

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    ...here's hopin' they keep the size trend going with Grimlock...
     
  11. Shadow25

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    I hope so too, but now we find Hasbro at a bit of a roadblock: If they can beef back up Voyagers again and still keep them at the $19.99 pricepoint, how can they, or, more specifically, retailers, justify charging $17.49 for deluxe figures that are still getting smaller (that is the price most stores seem to be shifting to, or higher)?
     
  12. jignat

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    Aren't the GDO Voyagers at TRU like $23?
    That's probably going to be the standard price now in America.
     
  13. ex dtw2003

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    Looks that way.

    As for these two - I'm going to wait for the Blaster redeco. The mold's large size work for that character IMHO.
     
  14. closetrat

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    That's what I'm thinking too - I think Dreadwing cost me around that...
     
  15. Starscream Gaga

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    lol, talking about American prices in this thread, damn.

    These guys were on special here for $40 each, which is what I paid ($80 for the set). RRP for Voyagers is $50; you guys could get both for UNDER the retail price we have to pay for one! As per usual when this topic appears I have to say you don't appreciate just how lucky you are!
     
  16. dmc2008

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    :eek: 
    That's huge!!!
     
  17. xMostWanted559x

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    anyone have a photo of him next to a MP Seeker? size comparisonwise
     
  18. Ranger Silver 6

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    yeah, we don't realize stuff like that. The problem is that we resist change. As soon as something negative happens we have to complain.

    That said this figure looks great and well worth whatever your retail price is in your respective country
     
  19. megatroptimus

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    Got my Soundwave this morning with all the data discs. Much bigger than expected, and the gimmick is pretty fun!
     
  20. Rewind

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    Got mine from TRU.com this morning. While I liked the deluxe version it never really had any lasting appeal for me. I think this one surpasses that one in every way. The proportions in both modes look better to me, he doesn't have a baboon ass made out of wheels like the deluxe, the chest gimmick is a lot more fun than gun storage, and the sheer size is just a surprising treat. Nice to have some ratchet joints in there as well. Also he doesn't feel as hollow, slight and junky to me as most TF toys have felt lately.

    I think the biggest surprise for me was just how much fun the disc gimmick is. I wasn't really keen on any of the discs after seeing photos, but Lazerbeak is great, the gimmick works well and I'll probably pick up the others.

    While I doubt this marks a return to form for Hasbro, it is a nice reminder of how they can still make a truly great TF.
     

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