TFW Dark of the Moon Deluxe Soundwave Gallery

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Moving right along, next up for you we have the third in our little series of "toys that never made it to US retail" from the Dark of the Moon line. Up next is Soundwave. Three versions of Soundwave were planned for the Dark of the Moon line - of those only the Cyberverse made it to US retail; the Human Alliance Soundwave and this one, the Deluxe class toy, never made it outside of Japan and a very limited release through Hasbro Asia. It's a pity because while the toy is not without its flaws (the roof of the car hangs off the back in a very unattractive way) it is a good toy, very solidly built and a nice representation of the character who appeared on screen in the movie. He nicely complements the other Decepticons and is a real step up from the satellite version from Revenge of the Fallen.

    Check out our gallery for another look at a toy which missed out on US shelves:

    Transformers Dark of the Moon Deluxe Soundwave gallery


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    Dark of the Moon Soundwave Mercedes SLS AMG Car Mode

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    Dark of the Moon Soundwave Robot Mode shoulder mounting his huge MechTech gun

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    Dark of the Moon Soundwave holding his MechTech gun in both arms

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    Dark of the Moon Soundwave with MechTech deployed into communications dish mode

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    Dark of the Moon Soundwave and Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave Comparison Shot

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    Dark of the Moon Soundwave with Ravage and Laserbeak, his minions
     
  2. ThisGuy

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    One of my favorite DOTM deluxes. Great pics man.
     
  3. Dansproject

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    Agreed on both counts. It's a great little toy, one of THE best Movie deluxes. The lack of availability is nothing short of criminal. Tempted to repaint mine as Dead End, due to the lack of...paint.
     
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    Too bad this toy lack the paint job
     
  5. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Great figure... Totally glad I dropped $33 for him!
     
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    thanks hasbro for making sure to make 1000 bumblebees first and killing the line.
     
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    Gotta admit, one of the cooler mechtech weapons.
     
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    I usually refrain from commenting on movie toys, as I find they all looked like complete garbage with the exception of Ratchet. However, I must admit, it is ironic that I likely would have picked this mold up if it had made it to the US. Excellent design and focus. Simple bot mode, and great looking alt mode. Such a shame.
     
  9. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Now I'm wishing I had one.
     
  10. PrimusVsUnicron

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    ROTF Soundwave's head and DOTM Soundwave's head look similar
     
  11. PrimesRule

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    Because they both have the same head, just different alternate modes. Same goes for DOTM Megatron and ROTF Megatron, only difference in Megatron's head in DOTM was the brown coloring due to his alternate mode as a rusty Mack Titan tanker truck.
     
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    I don't see any reason why Hasbro couldn't get more use of the mold and release under the Generations line.
     
  13. Chaos Prime

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    I saw him @ Wizard World for $50. I have to admit, I was tempted, but I went with something else. I didn't want him that badly.
     
  14. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    That, and the big hole in it from his fight with Optimus at the end of RotF of course ;) 

    I have often wondered that - if we can get Movieverse characters in what is nominally Prime's Cyberverse line it is certainly possible that some cancelled toys could get homes in later lines. It would be nice for sure - for retail prices this one is a must buy, even the $33 Jametron got his for I could recommend it.
     
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    Yup, that too. I still feel sorry for bad ol' Megs even to this day because of all the shat he endured.
     
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    If only you can fold that buttflap...
     
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    Still looks like a piece of crap deluxe. Nice car, though.
     
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    LOL! I couldn't help but laughed when I read the above post! Its so funny and yet sad at the same time!

    I got the HA version as it had limited released in my country but I'm actually thinking of picking this guy up solely for the weapon...it looks so cool...

    The ironic of the movie verse is that Bumblebee gets to finish off Soundwave, Lazerbeak and Ravage; which were the tape cons in G1!
     
  19. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    You can... With finesse and some caution, you can:

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    Nice pics Sol :D . Deluxe Soundwave is nice. Just a shame the roof doesnt fold any better. (The way above isnt too bad but I fear I'm gonna damage it)
     

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