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Old 11-24-2011, 06:45 AM   #1
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DOTM Human Alliance Soundwave w/ Dylan Gould & Laserbeak

This is for the Takara DD-09 version, but I'm pretty sure the Hasbro version will be identical.

Pros
-nice alt mode (aren't all HA cars nice anyways?)
-wicked transformation
-moveable mouth
-articulated fingers
-very stable tripod feet and poseable legs
-good use of Laserbeak (hoverbike for Gould + shoulder cannon for Soundwave)
-interesting alt weapon for Gould (sitting on Soundwave's arm manning some speakers)

Cons
-could have used silver paint on the car body
-could have used more mass in the legs
-arm kibble gets in the way of poseability
-Laserbeak is a bit tricky to clip onto Soundwave's forearm because of his size and surrounding kibble
-no articulated neck on Laserbeak



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Old 11-24-2011, 07:05 AM   #2
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Yeah, I think the only differences between this & the Hasbro one have to do with some packaging stickers & a character card.

Getting back to the figure itself, I know people have been receiving the legs & whatnot differently, but that's actually one of the thing that I like about it. I mean, we don't just have a generic robot coming from a cool car. Instead, we have something pretty frightening that looks to benefit from a lot of clever possibility, and these metal'flaked casts really do tend to look better in person than they do on camera because of the minor colour variations. This is also what drove me to like the ROTF Mixmaster (the behemoth like stature), so I can picture myself posing these guys together somewhere down the line.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:10 AM   #3
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I don't mind the legs being how they are, they're mechanical beings, their legs can be anything. And I'm not too picky about screen-accuracy, so...
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
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Yeah, I think the only differences between this & the Hasbro one have to do with some packaging stickers & a character card.

Getting back to the figure itself, I know people have been receiving the legs & whatnot differently, but that's actually one of the thing that I like about it. I mean, we don't just have a generic robot coming from a cool car. Instead, we have something pretty frightening that looks to benefit from a lot of clever possibility, and these metal'flaked casts really do tend to look better in person than they do on camera because of the minor colour variations. This is also what drove me to like the ROTF Mixmaster (the behemoth like stature), so I can picture myself posing these guys together somewhere down the line.
Whoa, I think you just nailed it! Your post made me realize that I love this guy and Mixmaster for some of the same reasons. I also don't care about screen accuracy (I barely watched the films) and the toys look killer to me.

Hey megatroptimus, if possible, could you post some action pose later, and a size comparison with any (common) figure?
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:05 AM   #5
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where/how did you get this? I'm in Hong Kong and they said won't be around until Dec... and RobotKingdoms seems to be a bit expensive....
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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is the license plate on yours not yellow?
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:23 AM   #7
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It's yellow, just too much light in the pic.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:42 AM   #8
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:59 AM   #9
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I know, pictures suck at being taken by me.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:11 AM   #10
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personally, 3 characters from the transformers universe I've always liked... Optimus, Shockwave, Soundwave. Of the 3 I've always liked soundwave's less typical behaviours/designs. I was really glad when I saw him in the movie incarnation and looks they really did him justice with the HA (deluxe is just.... crap comparatively IMO). Really really been looking forward to getting this one since I saw the preview pics.

Nice pro/cons btw, highlights the figure nicely.
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