Soundwave's Minions in Classics

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  1. Duximus Prime

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    With the exception of Ravage as a cassette with Universe Hound, the recent repaints and originals used to represent Soundwave's minions with a classics aesthetic have all forgone their tape alternate modes in favor of having a proper robot mode with an alt mode that pays homage to their G1 look. I'm okay with this, as the original G1 cassette toys do a pretty great job of fitting those constraints while still being fun and semi-cartoon accurate.

    That said, I've come to create my own internal mythology about the modern updates of Soundwave's minions in my classics collection: either that their modes are pre- (in the case of Ratbat and perhaps Laserbeak) or post-cassette earth modes (Overkill and Rumble/Frenzy). One might even be able to reason that Ratbat's vehicle design is futuristic/Cybertronian ala Cyclonus and Laserbeak's (RotF Skytalker repaint) is an unmanned drone like Blastoff, being able to fit them all into a post-casette timeline.

    So far this is what I've put together: [​IMG]

    What all does everyone else use for their modern updates of the cassetteicons?
     
  2. Valkysas

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    I'm just gonna get the FOC Soundwave, and his legends class data disc minions.

    I still have Overkill, and United Frenzy and Rumble, but whatever can be replaced by the tiny new guys, will.
     
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    I use the same ones you do (minus Laserbeak; the Skystalker mold is more Movie than Classics to me, and I don't own that version of it yet anyway). I also use USB Ravage as my Classics Ravage.

    Mythos-wise, I guess I think of most of them as post-Soundwave, after they've flown the coop and gotten their own free-standing alt modes.

    I'm still sad we never got a purple Beastbox repaint of that Real Gear game controller gorilla-bot. That seemed like such a no-brainer repaint, and would have made a perfect Classics Beastbox.
     
  4. Onslaught24

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    i want the united pair but until then i just have Robot Heroes Frenzy and USB Ravage. i also intend to get FOC Soundwave and his lil dudes
     
  5. Uncle Madness

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    I don't really like how those Data disc look quality wise.

    I actually have most of the G1 cassettes and since most of these data disc don't look much better I'll stick with those along with the WFC Soundwave I currently have.

    I might give in and grab the FOC Blaster when that comes out in spite of the size difference.
     
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    3rd party stuff.
     
  7. Torque

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    I use a mix of Hasbro and 3rd Party. G1 Lazerbeak and Buzzsaw, Universe 2.0 Ravage, BTS Nightfang, and the PE Rumble and Frenzy. They actually make a great little group =]
     
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    I just use G1 Encore Cassettes (and Crazy Devy piledriver and head add-parts) -- I managed to track down all 3 Big Mission boxed sets MISB (pricey, but worth it). They're quite decent as stand-ins (from an engineering standpoint) until the MP versions arrive. I display them with Device Label Broadblast (and waiting for MP-13 Soundwave since I passed on the Device/Music Label and Sonicron versions). Classics Ravage I upgraded with MGS missiles and display with my G1 Revoltechs. Third party versions and Classics Frumble never interested me much. G1 cassettes or GTFO. XD
     
  9. Rexidus

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    I use Fakebuskers figures.
     
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    if i collected g1 i'd use either the united twins or the device label for frenzy and rumble. 3rd party or G1 for everything else though.
     
  11. Noideaforaname

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    I... don't have anything.

    Ideally, I'd like Soundwave and his minions to be thematically similar, and Soundwave to be a Voyager and the others to be Scouts (or some other Large + Much Smaller combo). Like a Soundwave repaint of RotF Mindwipe + Skystalker-repaint (Laserbeak would do, though I think Ratbat would be more appropriate) + the Scout tank Rumble/Frenzy; you got the size difference, they all share a theme (military), and Soundwave has something resembling the old gimmick (if just with Laserbeak/Ratbat).


    Though this is mighty tempting.
     
  12. Torque

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    ^ just get FOC Soundwave when he comes out. You'll be all set (probably)
     
  13. Lt. Faceless

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    I use...
    Classic Ravage
    Tit. Soundwave laserbeck(Cybertron version could work also)
    PE Rumble/Frenzy

    It makes for a nice mix.
     
  14. brr-icy

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    old pic from a cuple years ago
    [​IMG]

    universe ravage with reprolabels, custom squalktalk and beastbox that combine, overkill, real gears laserbeak. united frumble has been added since
     
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    I'm gonna use the MP cassettes and maybe Classics Ravage(who I'm using right now) IF MP Ravage don't look that good in bot mode. We'll see.
     
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    Duximus: I'm using the same guys as you, except your Overkill which I am jealous of. (And I don't have Laserbeak yet but plan to.)

    I will no doubt wind up with plenty of Generations data discs, too. But that can be a different incarnation or collection of them.
     
  17. Iro the Dude

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    I use Cybertron Laserbeak and Hell Buzzsaw, Universe Ravage, Ratbat, and Overkill, and United Frenzy and Rumble. I guess Garboil, Sundor, Howlback, Glit, Wingthing, and Enemy are all potential customs based on those few molds. I do want to get the rest in some form or another, but I'm not quite sure as to what to do as far as Slugfest, Beastbox, and Squawktalk go.
     
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    I'm in this boat.

    I have Henkei Ravage and the TFC Autoscout. Microcassettes or bust.
     
  19. Transbot90210

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    I'm a 3P guy so Perfect Effect has my Minions covered. You can see them on the right of the pic.
    [​IMG]

    I will say this to the OP though, I am green with envy over your Classics Rumble and Frenzy. I held up hope for a US release and it never happened :( 
     
  20. Grimwing

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    I Use Booster X-10 as my Classics Laserbeak though. The Real Gear robot from 2007.

    [​IMG]

    Also I love the look of Energon Ravage with Classics Megatron.

    Here's a Really Old pic.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2012

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