TF: PRIME Deluxe Class Soundwave

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  1. Smashs

    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator

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    Oooooo need. This guy looks fantastic.
     
  2. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    On the bright side, this being the first wave, you'll probably see a lot of it over the coming months.
     
  3. Jack Darby

    Jack Darby Jackimus Prime

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    Very excited for this Transformers Prime figure. Great pics and review.
     
  4. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i can see reprolabels doing them
     
  5. Philister

    Philister Teutonicons Rising!

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    Review by my buddy Limewire, translation by Yours truly:

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    See more pics by clicking on the image above

    Prelude: It was an open secret long before the release of the movie that the Mercedes SLS AMG would turn out to be Soundwave. Michael Bay did his usual misinformation stick, but this time it didn’t work at all. And of course the fans were divided once again. Some shouted in joy, others considered their childhood raped all over again and would have preferred a tuned Chevrolet SUV with lots of loudspeakers and stuff.

    In the movie Soundwave had a small, but essential role, being the Decepticons advance man on Earth and manipulator of politics. Indirectly Soundwave and Laserbeak helped end the Cold War. Hard to imagine a Con doing good, but they stopped the space program, which was a major part of the atomic military industry.

    Alternate Mode: As mentioned above, Soundwave transforms into a Mercedes SLS AMG, usually a very pretty vehicle... usually. Unfortunately even Takara is not immune to DOTM’s “paint-is-for-sissies” syndrome and forgot to paint the car. So instead of silver, the car is an unpainted mouse grey, making it look criminally boring. But that’s the only negative thing about the alternate mode, because otherwise the car is a near-perfect replica of the Mercedes SLS, leaving no doubt what model we’re seeing here. Of course Mercedes has no problem granting license to make war toys (which include Transformers) in their image, seeing as Mercedes is an arms manufacturer in their own right. So a very nice toy for friends of authentic alternate modes, no complaints.

    Robot Mode: One thing first: the transformation is an effrontery, super complicated and annoying. You need a good long while until everything is where it’s supposed to be. Once you’re done, though, you get what you expected: Soundwave in all his shiny glory. Shiny? Yes, you heard right, Soundwave’s head actually got paint and it’s a shiny, shiny silver. Unfortunately Soundwave is somewhat back-heavy, making it a bit difficult to pose him. The big rucksack Soundwave carries, composed of the rear and hood of the car (Sideswipe is preparing to sue) is a bit of an embarrassment for the designers of today. Nice detail, though: Soundwave’s sonic attack, which didn’t make it into the movie, can be re-enacted here. So apart from the somewhat limited posing ability, Soundwave won me over. I know, the review reads a bit differently, but once you hold the little tyke in hand, you can’t help but love him.

    Gimmicks: Soundwave’s Mechtech weapon is a bit of a mixed blessing. In normal mode it’s a near-perfect replica of the weapon he had in the movie. Transforming it, though, leaves you with a satellite dish. I’ve seldom seen so idiotic a thing. Oh, wait a moment, I have indeed: Que’s saw bench. So my recommendation is this: first, remove the spring, as I’ve done with all Mechtech weapons were you can’t lock them into shape, and second, leave it in normal mode.

    Conclusion: Even though the review might read conflicted, I do recommend getting Soundwave. Doesn’t matter whether you buy the Takara or the Hasbro version (assuming there will be such a thing), the differences are slight (blue paint on the arms is missing, the head is grey instead of silver).

    Rating: B-
     
  6. Barrow Roll

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    Wrong Soundwave mang.
     
  7. Stepper

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    For this Soundwave,at least it has proper robot leg
     
  8. World Prime

    World Prime Za Warudo!

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    Thanks for the review, but this is the wrong thread dude!

    Also, I fixed this for you :D  Shtick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Wrong Soundwave, Phil. :lol 

    It didn't work last time.

    And can you blame him for not wanting to spoil one of the twists of the movie?
     
  10. sixpointsinspace

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    I got Soundwave tonight and was NOT impressed. His legs ruin the whole thing for me. They might as well be legends class legs. Also the plastic feels pretty thin and cheap in some places. The Laserbeak integration and upper body is pretty good though.

    I can confirm these are 1 to a case too if anyone cares. Wheeljack is much more deserving of your money.
     
  11. SouthtownKid

    SouthtownKid Headmaster

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    This is the first and only of the RiD toys shown so far to interest me, other than Cyberverse.
     
  12. MaximusCubed

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    I wanna troop build this guy as a military mass-produced Soundwave/Starscream hybrid for my Classics collection. BUT, with him being released 1 per case, it's gonna be one tough hunt alright.
     
  13. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Could someone post pics of Soundwave with Laserbeak in his chest in vehicle mode?

    And really, more pics of Laserbeak? Does he have anything even resembling... well... a beak? Or for that matter, lasers? As much as I love the figure, I find the Laserbeak drone disappointing since it seems like he's... nothing. Just a mass of fins.

    ... still though. SUPER excited for the figure.
     
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    Unfortunately that's all I can do for you as I sold him off today so I wont have any more pictures. Hope that helps.

    UPDATE: Almost forget to post this picture because it cracked me up. Hidden featire - Soundwave can shush you.

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  16. das_hermit

    das_hermit Decepticons forever!

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    I had a similar thought...White redeco please HasTak.
     
  17. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    *edit* nevermind
     
  18. biscuits

    biscuits Sin from Genesis

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    Found him in Argos today, was the only deluxe they had in so I got him, very impressed :D  The only things that I don't like are the legs and 'laserbeak'. I'd call it a drone really.
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    And the bitch slap pose :lol 

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  19. PlanckEpoch

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    Grabbed Soundwave and Wheeljack at the same time...and I definitely have to say this is the superior of the two. Wheeljack's Gorilla proportions don't really do it for me and the lack of bicep swivel really dampers the like I have for the figure. Soundwave on the other hand is great, with great articulation on the upper body. Not a perfect figure as the legs could be better, but I think his articulation is good where it matters.
     
  20. closetrat

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    Can't wait to find this one - looks great...
     

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