Toyfare 138: Soundwave and Rhinox in Universe Upon Return?

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  1. Tim Formas

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    Toyfare #138 (February 2009) issue came out yesterday in comic book shops. Although it teased about exclusive Revenge of the Fallen information, that article just contained an interview with the Hasbro CEO that revealed essentially nothing about the movie that we already didn't know.

    Another part of the issue previewed most of the Universe figures that were due for general release before it goes on hiatus for the movie line. The interesting part, however, was an interview with Universe designer Bill Rawley. As we've heard before through the Q&A's, Bill states that the Universe line may return after the movie in some incarnation. The return is dependent on sales numbers and such, but Bill did suggest two figures that were on top of his wish list if Universe returns...

    Soundwave and Rhinox.

    The article suggests that Rhinox is invisioned at least being in Voyager-size.

    Don't take this as confirmation that Soundwave and Rhinox are coming in the future if and when Universe returns. It's on the Universe designer's wish list though, so take it as a good sign.
     
  2. Robogeek28

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    Start buying extras of those Universe figures folks.:lol 
     
  3. G1Wheeljack

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    Oh man, I hope this comes to pass.
     
  4. Cast

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    Roll on the big rhino!

    Please let them use don's awsome van soundwave not any kind of mass shifting tape deck, sadly given the awfulness of nerfatron I don't have much hope this.
     
  5. Aberration

    Aberration Templar Rodimus

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    A new Rhinox that's at least as big as Bulkhead? I'm definitely up for it :thumbs2:  If they get around to him and Rattrap, that'll be the entire original Maximal crew (although I can't imagine how much they could really update Rattrap)
     
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    Whatever they do with Soundwave, they should really think about finding a way to fit Universe Ravage, even if the tape deck mode is dropped.
     
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    Sounds good to me. I'm not a big Beast Wars fan, but I'd be up for a new mold Rhinox. Soundwave would be awesome. I'd buy whatever mold they come up with for him at least once, and at least twice if they repaint him. Hopefully this comes to pass. Universe has a very good chance of coming back, imo at least, so I can see these happening. Here's hoping they also give us Jazz (w/Ricochet repaint), Trailbreaker (though under a different name), Hoist (TB retool), and Wheeljack.
     
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    Hey, I just ordered the Vector Prime repaint, so I'm MORE than doing my part! :lol 
    Rattrap, at least the basic, could really do with a non-Activators style spring transform. As it is now, he's basically a spring-loaded Pretender.

    He could do with beast mode head and mouth articulation, an articulated tail, the ability to stand on hind legs and have an actual belly (he was animated sitting up in most dialogue scenes as a rat). Granted, Rhinox needs the update more, into a size big enough for the boss monkey to ride!
     
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    Anyone got a link to this please?
     
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    I hope that Universe classics continues after the movie toys. Its initiated a new interest in TF's for me. I mainly buy the newer fresher molds, but I appreciate them all. Keep it going.
     
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    Yes!!!

    Soundwave would be an excellent addition. Has anyone ever seen one of those iHome boom box things for an iPod? That would be perfect for Soundwave. And I could really see Ravage or Laserbeak being the iPod docked on top.

    And bring on Rhinox!
     
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    Even if we get a name change to the line they really just have to bring back something in the style of the classics/universe style of figures. I'm sure Hasbro hasn't gotten tired of taking my money so after my wallet gets a short break during "it's all about the movie" they will be out to leave me broke again.

    Yes I haven't been everywhere to see how stuff sells but the places I've been classics/universe, animated, and the movie line have all managed to sell out the waves at some point.
     
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    hahahahaha
     
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    Do you mean, this one?:

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    No, it wouldn't. You forgot the leader. We haven't got an update of him.
     
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  18. Rhinox555

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    Finally i might buy a figure to go with my screenname.
    Though my full screenname is Decepticon Rhinox so i'd have to repaint it.
    Still, bring on the big green farting rhino!
     
  19. Hound & Mirage

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    Voyager Rhinox? Yes please! Thank you!
    May I have seconds? Soundwave? Why yes, that does sound wonderful. Pile it on.
    More Rhinox? I believe I will. Thank you.
     
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    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Actually, during 10th anniversary beast wars he got a brand new deluxe mold.
     
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