Soundwave's Face/Head Design: Toy VS. Movie

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Matt Starr, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Matt Starr

    Matt Starr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Posts:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Likes:
    +1
    His movie face looks nothing like his movie toy's face in robot mode, though interestingly, the toy does have have the movie face in satellite mode.

    What did you think about that?

    I thought it was actually a pretty cool face. I think the face design used on the robot mode of his toy and packaging art were overall cooler, but I still liked it. His toy face design is much more distinctive though, and for that I liked it much better. The red visor, silver mask, long blue horns--just awesome and unique.

    I was really surprised by the differing design since I had stayed mostly spoiler-free. It's just interesting that Hasbro seemed to come up with their own separate face design for everyone's favorite communications expert.
     
  2. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Posts:
    6,043
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +4
    I actually dug the look that they gave him in the movie. As far as the design, it took alot of visual clues from the original.

    And as far has the figure, I appreciate that Hasbro also gave him the "Robot mode" head too which is obviously even closer to the original.
     
  3. xxsoundwavexx

    xxsoundwavexx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Posts:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    i really liked how he looked in the film,alil weird but very very cool...
     
  4. TheInfamous

    TheInfamous Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    I think the overall design for Soundwave in the movie was the best out of ALL the designs since the first movie. I love how they played out his character and his involvement in everything in the movie. They did him justice and I think he will play a major role in the next movie. Hopefully Shockwave will make his appearance as well.

    but on the topic. I think the toy and the movie design were great. no complaints at all. AND i think the "dr. claw" voice was way better than if it had been vocoded. my humble opinion.
     
  5. ThaRizla

    ThaRizla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Posts:
    410
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0

    I agree the design was pretty cool. . . . but he definitely needed the vocoded voice. Just isnt soundwave without that voice.
     
  6. AmazSpiderman1

    AmazSpiderman1 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Posts:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    He still had the crown thing on his head in the movie, so it wasn't that different than the toy head.
     
  7. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Posts:
    6,043
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +4
    Agreed. Just as subtlety as Luxoflux used it in the video game, would've been perfect, without it being overbearing.
     
  8. TheInfamous

    TheInfamous Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    true maybe it would have made a significant difference but we must keep in mind that we aren't going back to G1 with none of these films as far as the bots are concerned. We are witnessing a whole new generation of Transformers. Im overall happy with everything about soundwave. I wish I can find some concept art on him or maybe a CGI Render.
     
  9. Aquarius

    Aquarius Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Posts:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    I'm not sure. I guess when I looked at the toy I assumed he had a mask of some sort, then in the movie I couldn't really tell. Part of his lower face moved and other parts didn't. Other then that I didn't notice any difference between the two.

    Also, the Dr. Claw voice was extremely creepy(which I think suits him in that situation), but I wish he had had the vocoded voice. Creepy or not, I just wanted to hear Soundwave.
     
  10. Whitey

    Whitey The Angry White One

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Posts:
    60
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Likes:
    +0
    Soundwave was one of the biggest surprises of the movie. The first time I saw his face, I dug it. Surprisingly, the writers got his character, dare I say it, right. And the voice was just the icing on the cake.
     
  11. newguy

    newguy i

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    2,913
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    I loved the face in the movie. He had the red lense, and even had eyes. I thought it was cool looking. Now I don't think they could put that in the toy, but it still makes a nice colection piece.
     
  12. ThaRizla

    ThaRizla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Posts:
    410
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0

    We are not asking to go back to G1 totally. I can accept he cant be a tape recorder. I dig his new look and role. Just keep the same kick ass voice but maybe a little deeper, or raspy.
     
  13. TheInfamous

    TheInfamous Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    I wonder if the Transformers Art Book has anything on Soundwave... does any one know if the book is out yet?
     
  14. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Posts:
    6,043
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +4
    Nope not yet. As of now, we still don't know whether or not if it has been postponed or outright canceled.
     
  15. darthrage

    darthrage Leader Class

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Posts:
    1,441
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +4
    Soundwave and Ravage are my 2 favorite characters in ROTF
     
  16. TheInfamous

    TheInfamous Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    I tried contacting Ben Procter again... he responded to my comments on his great artwork and thanked me but didn't respond to my request for any additional artwork from Movie I or Revenge of the Fallen. If the book is canceled it will be extremely difficult to get any art work. I would love to see the design of Soundwave's head on paper.
     
  17. jayslim213

    jayslim213 Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Posts:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    From hearing that he was not going to be on earth or transform, i was kind of bummed. but i have now seen the movie twice, and soundwave was awesome! i like the time he was in, voice was great, design, everything about him. he is the "new barricade," cause he did not participate in the final battle and is should be alive.
     
  18. TheInfamous

    TheInfamous Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Posts:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    exactly, he should have a bigger more important role in the next film... BUT... i would not be surprised if they just leave him out of the next movie for no reason....
     

Share This Page