Thoughts on Soundwave?

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Karhukjnsi, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Karhukjnsi

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    I wanted to get in on this action.

    Yeah, we didn't get to see him much, and only in episode 1. But he's kinda interesting thus far.

    Not sure if I like the no-voice thing, though. Can't wait to see him transform or deploy one of his minicons.
     
  2. Paxtin

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    Really too early to say. But I don't not like what it seems they're doing with the character.

    He seems very mysteriously creepy.
     
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    I hope he has his own voice. Bumblebee doesn't speak English, but at least he has a voice.

    Right now, Soundwave just feels like a glorified assistant. Even the Eradicons have a voice.
     
  4. KnightHawkke

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    I have no clue what to think of him.. he is fantastic at playing back other peoples lines!! that's about it :lol 

    if this time-line is supposed to somehow coincide with WFC then he gotta serious downgrade since the game, Serious.
     
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    He really didnt do much. Two little scenes.

    He basically records and repeats other characters voices. But I did hear the cool G1 synthisizer...

    Looking forward to more...
     
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    I think Soundwave is the coolest character, bar none. He did practically nothing, but you know who else looked good doing nothing?

    Boba Fett. Soundwave just exudes this aura of mystery, and the lankiness of his limbs combined with the bulk of his torso makes him look especially creepy.

    Also, visor faces forever.
     
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    I think Soundwave looks great..they did a wonderful update on him...like a couple of other folks, don't like that he doesn't have his OWN voice, at least not so far..Now that Megs has returned maybe Soundwave will get more "lines" :popcorn 
     
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    They do have Frank Welker on pay roll so maybe just maybe...
     
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    Is sound wave a Fembot now ? I know a lot folks would get upset but yeah I would be ok with it.
     
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    He is still male, as far as we know. The "feminine voice" he had was a playback of something Arcee said that he recorded.
     
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    He was playing a recording of Arcee.
     
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    He was simply replaying Arcee's transmission to Cliffjumper. So no, Soundwave is not female.
     
  13. prime292

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    Its to bad I would have loved to see folks reaction to female sound wave ... he is so petite.
     
  14. KnightHawkke

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    well his altmode is based on a predator drone, so he doesn't have half the mass of any of the rest of the robots.
     
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    To be fair, he could be a really big predator-esque drone. He is about the same height and mass as Starscream, who turns into a sizable jet fighter.
     
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    that and I forgot about Arcee for a second there, who seems to do a bit of mass shifting herself.
     
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    I don't really like modern incarnation's of Soundwave, nothing can live up to G1 Soundwave.

    Like I always say regarding this subject; is that Soundwaves character, alt mode, etc, are so specific to that era of TF's that when you put him into a modern setting it just doesn't work very well.

    Oh God, I'm a nerd.
     
  18. KnightHawkke

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    yeah you know, they all seem to be forgetting lately that there are other forms of music players, they still have big boombox's in stores..

    how about the frenzy's and laserbeaks are little mp3 players that transfrorm into their altmodes with a flying mode as well, little triple changers and soundwave could be a nice big ipod dock type deal. just a thought.
     
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    Even with the slight mass-shifting we are seeing with Arcee, that's still not quite as silly as the idea of a boombox growing into a giant robot.
     
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    I'm reserving judgment, but I just wish they had gone a more traditional route with him. Like just making him a flat out stealth bomber with a classic line-up of minions along with Welker reprising the role.
     

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