If Prowl got one, why not Soundwave and Shockwave?

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  1. Torque

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    The justification for making a Universe Prowl and an Animated Prowl was because their alt modes were so different, right? well, a Scion xB looks different from a tape deck. a tank doesnt look like a handgun (sorta), plus the Animated one has multiple other forms. so do you think they are different enough to warrant their own Universe toys?
     
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    The way these things have been selling I think people would buy them no matter what.
     
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    There's already been a Classics Soundwave; Music Label Soundwave is pretty much the most perfect Classics soundwave we could get. He's not cheap or super easy to come by, but he fits the bill as a modernized version of his G1 self, and he even has minions if you want to shell out some extra cash.
     
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    They'd be stupid not to give us both Shockwaves, as one is a purple gun, and the other is white & blue tank...
     
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    Except that it would be hard to make an unrealistic purple gun as a Transformer, even IF it's unrealistic. Simply due to toy laws.

    Though mind you I'm convinced that he's unrealistic enough to work, plus he has the benefits of being colored purple - but what do I know?

    As for Soundwave, given that the new Ravage is backwards compatible I'm pessimistic about one of those. Though I'd love a new Rumble/Frenzy mold.
     
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    Personally, if they do make new Universe versions of Soundwave and Shockwave, I'd prefer they actually had vehicle modes. I've never been a fan of Object-formers. Hell, just change Energon Shockblast's giganto-arm, throw a coat of paint on him and he's a dead ringer for the original imo.
     
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    I'm not a fan of object formers either, at least not without a similar size alt mode toy to go along with the figure. (Take Megatron, I'd be OK with Megs if he came with a gun mode version of himself with the universal peg hole, so that any modern TF can hold him.)

    Anyway, I'm all for Enegon Shockblast in a new color scheme with a new left arm.
     
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    since the line JUST started, it's way too early to complain about not getting certain figures.
     
  9. Ziero

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    What, are you kidding? We're Transformers fans, it's never too early to complain!
     
  10. Torque

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    hey, im not complaining-im hoping. nuttin wrong with hoping. but ya, i think that if they could do Classics Megatron as a gun, they could make us a Shockwave.
     
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    Well, there is that 3rd party company that is making the Megatron gun that Classics toys can hold.

    Though, it's likely we'll eventually get a Leader-sized Megatron and Optimus in Universe 2.0, when sales of Animated Megatron and Optimus slack off (Ugh. The Voyager size works so much better for them in Classics/Universe. The leaders don't HAVE to be the biggest guys on their side!). THAT Megatron will probably get some kind of different vehicle Alt-mode... maybe something more Cybertron-ish.

    As for Soundwave... it depends if he appears in the new TF movie or not. If so, then there's pretty much no chance of a Universe Soundwave anytime soon. If not, then if he's gonna happen, it'll be around the time of the movie release, when Animated Soundwave is old and busted.
     
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    I hope you realise your major flaw in that statement have you heard of classics megatron? Plus what idiot would confuse a purple alien gun toy for real?I mean the world is filled with people foolish but not THAT foolish.
     
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    Bob Orci confirmed Soundwave for the movie.
     
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    A cop at night confronted with an idiot with a gun shaped object in his hand.
     
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    I'd love to see new Classics styled toys for both Soundwave and Shockwave in the new Unvierse line. Since we now know not all of the Voyagers will be repaints, I personally hope that we see new mold Voyagers for Soundwave and Shockwave. Or at the least another chance to get a reissue of Soundwave, and some sort of new mold for Shockwave. I'm not sure what they could turn into, but a tape deck and laser gun are pretty much out of the running. A tape deck makes absolutely no sense nowadays, and due to toy laws it's severely doubtful if we'll ever see a Transformer toy turn into anything resembling anything like a gun ever again. I'd be happy with Soundwave turning into some kind of big communications truck/van, and Shockwave turning into some sort of futuristic looking stealth type jet.
     
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    Uhh a COP? Especially if it being held by a 12yr old black kid, our skin apparently makes toys look more real :) 
     
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    Didn't Hasbro state that as of now reissue Soundwave is classics Soundwave? Still would enjoy a voyager Soundwave and a Ultra Shockwave though.
     
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    Hasbro has said they wouldn't be able to make Classics Megs anymore as it is today.

    Probably a combo of gun laws getting tougher/having to compromise more on the colors.
     
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    They've said it a couple times that "Reissue Soundwave is good enough for us". Personally I hope their just keeping plans for a new mold for him as secret as possible. Personally I'd love to see Soundwave and Shockwave get new mold Voyager class figures. Ultra is ok, but, more than a couple and the shelves get crowded fast, and the wallet empties even faster. The two biggest TF's I plan on buying in the next couple years are Ultra Onslaught and Silverbolt.

    Yep. Sad but true.
     

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