Soundwave: The Amazing Shrinking Cybertronian

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  1. red4

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    Every time I see him at the store, he looks smaller and smaller. It's bizarre and unsettling. I have yet to buy him due to this. I've considered doing a heavy mod to make him taller, but studying him through the plastic bubble and seeing how squatty his proportions are is really discouraging. I'm going to wait until after I've got the Twins, the Sisters, The Fallen, and Movie1 Brawl (yes, going backwards) before I give buying him some serious thought.

    On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, how fun do you think Soundwave's ROTF toy is? And when you pose him next to any Leader Megatron, does it make you want to cry?
     
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    4 a demon cries everytime another mold of ROTF soundwave is cast and painted
     
  3. megatronkicksas

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    Like 20/10, he's amazing.
     
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    Animated Soundwave is short in bot mode also. Just don't have a modern Soundwave that's big and menacing.
     
  5. red4

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    Blah, the Animated toy line doesn't interest me.
     
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    Pose him with his feet like this :

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    And..... for fact....Soundwave still stands taller than for example...Breakaway, even though Breakaway seems bigger merely because the wings on his back go up.
     
  7. red4

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    My, what pretty shoes. I'll pass on that solution.

    That's okay, since Breakaway isn't even in the movie, and he has an excellent transformation anyway, I'm fine with him being way off scale. But Soundwave is in the movie, and although he doesn't transform in the movie, his toy transformation seems mediocre, like little more than rearranging his solar panels.
     
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    I rate him 9 of 10.
    He is awesome, the only thing he's lacking in is arm articulation but he's just bas-ass and the detail and the fack you can transform him how ever you like while stuff still lines up!
     
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    He cost 3 bucks more than last years TFs, but he's a lot shorter. He looks cool with scout classes. Waste of money unless you can make him bigger.
     
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    if you like him get him if dont then dont but he is one of my personal favs just for the fact he is soundwave, he may be short but he is really cool
     
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    What are you talking about? Minus the wrists he's got full arm articulation.


    I was put off by Soundwave's "reposing" transformation, too, but he actually is pretty involved, though the panels do really just float around him into place, the actual body is average and the whole thing is what you'd expect from a deluxe.

    I give him an 8, simply because you can't store Ravage in him and swivel the upper body down all the way.
     
  12. Tyrannosaur

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    Love it! Getting the G1 redeco with Voyager Megatron and The Fallen! Doesn't hurt to have a few redecos in a line.
     
  13. 0ptimus__Prime

    0ptimus__Prime Autobot Commander

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    I don't see why people are complaining about his size. He's about the same size as the Classics seeker mold.


    But He's pretty fun. I'd sugguest picking up. Plus Deluxe Ravage will need a buddy anyways..
     
  14. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    It's teh awesome. 8/10.
     
  15. n_tel_ekt

    n_tel_ekt Wreaker

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    Rotf Soundwave is a $h!t toy imho. Falsely adviertised as a triple changer... Changing the wing position does NOT count as a 3rd mold (that means you too Cement Truck!)...

    His cyb. robot mode is NOT interesting either. There is nothing about it that makes me want it.
     
  16. Empir3

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    Twinkle toes...

    so now he does ballet as well as being a fairly lame toy.

    4/10
     
  17. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    I freakin' love this toy. I give him a 9/10! He's got this really cool aesthetic to him in all three modes, He's a bit short, yet still awesome. His "Ravage missile" makes him seem WAY off scale. I don't have ROTF Ravage, but when I do have him, I'm standing him away from Soundwave. The scale is just plain weird.
     
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    I was actually thinking of pairing Deluxe Soundwave with Legends Ravage (assuming we get Legends Ravage).
     
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    I do like the way he looks, and I would be willing to overlook his weak transformation if he was simply bigger.
     
  20. mentat_emre

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    Totally agree, having lots of moving parts is kind of cool but three satellite-wing thingies are just stupid.
     

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