This has been driving me crazy for some time now. It seems that Hasbro is enjoying destroying my childhood by releasing more and more molds of rediculous alt mode G1 characters. Part of the reason I love the decepticons is because they could be anything. Season 1 had all of the following: A Gun, A Walkman, Cassettes, Insects, Construction Vechicles and Planes. The Autobots on the other hand in season 1 were boring as hell. All they had was cars and trucks. They finally made Dinosaurs towards the end of the season. I think most of us fondly remember the decptiticons over the autobots. So this brings me to one of the most beloved Decepticons, Soundwave. Soundwave is getting destroyed left and right with crappy molds. The best one so far is music label. So the question here is, how do we update him properly. The answer is easy, look to the past. The hottest thing in 1986 was the walkman. So what was soundwave based on, yup a walkman. OK, so we have two factors: 1- Trend of the time 2- Handheld technological device OK, so to update him we have to look at what is the hottest handheld electronic device of our time. Any ideas? Well, how about the Ipod/Iphone/Ipad? That would be a perfect update mold. The arguement that Hasbro uses not to make Soundwave is that kids don't want to play with tape decks since they no longer are hip, well, the Ipod/Iphone/Ipad is hip. OK, next problem. Soundwave had tapes that transformed. How do we have that in an Ipod/Iphone/Ipad. So let's look to the past. In the past, we had tapes that held our media. Today, we have Apps. Keeping this in mind, Soundwave would just need to click on an App, and the said app would come out to be Ravage, Rumble or whatever character you wanted. This is not such a far stretch if you think about it. In the G1 cartoons, Soundwave was able to make energon cube housing chambers out of thin air from his chest. Why couldn't an app jump out of his chest? Also, this would allow Hasbro to create multiple paint jobs for the characters. For instance a hologrphic see through figure for when they first pop out of his chest. Then a solid painted figure for when they form in the real world. This is just one idea for Soundwave, but we can use the same ideas for Perceptor and so forth. What do you guys think? I think we need better then more boring planes and cars. [Edit] Some people think that you cannot do him in a small mode any longer as that does not work in modern times. This is my response for that: If Soundwave was an Iphone, he literally can go anywhere and get any information. EVERYONE has a Iphone. Good luck getting the same info from a satallite or a survalliance truck. Let's say the president is having a meeting in a secret bunker, all you need to do is be the phone in his pocket. The satellite is not seeing through bunkers and so on. Also, your not getting a truck in that secret bunker. Let's say the Decepticons wanted to take down the high government officials. They send Soundwave in IPhone mode. Mid meeting, he transforms and kills everyone in the room.