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Old 01-29-2013, 02:52 PM   #121
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Picked the Soundwave up at a semi-local TrU yesterday. Grabbed the Ratbat/Frenzy pack at the same time and stopped by another TrU on the way to work and grabbed the Ravage/Rumble pack.

For my first TF purchase in about 2 years I'd have to say he was well worth every penny. Ironically enough, the last TF I purchased was the deluxe WFC Soundwave.

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:54 PM   #122
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My nephew will love this guy.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:06 PM   #123
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If I have the WFC is it worth getting the FOC Soundwave/Soundblaster mold?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #124
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If I have the WFC is it worth getting the FOC Soundwave/Soundblaster mold?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:17 PM   #125
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First thing I did when I got home with mine was grab the WFC mold and compare the two. Im almost tempted to part with the WFC version now.

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First thing I did when I got home with mine was grab the WFC mold and compare the two. Im almost tempted to part with the WFC version now.
I keep him with my deluxe cons
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:26 PM   #127
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Mine will likely stay on my main shelf but with as many different Soundwave's as I have, the voyager will likely be what makes me start a small display of them.

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Picked up Soundblaster this afternoon.

There were several turn-offs for me in the reviews as well as my own issues and I was in no rush to pick it up. (Heck, I first saw both Soundwave and Soundblaster before Christmas)

That said, something compelled me and I gave in to the urge. Firstly, he's huge. Wasn't expecting that, he's even larger than Dark Guard Optimus Prime (black redeco of the FE for those who may be confused). The color scheme, the details, all sell me on the figure. The gimmick isn't the greatest, but it's fun.

Also picked up the Data Diskacons, so he's got plenty of minions.

One very nifty thing is that Buzzsaw actually looks good on FOC Shockwaves shoulder/wing/backpack.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #129
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I picked up Soundwave yesterday on impulse. I hadn't been to the Transformers aisle in awhile and much to my surprise there this figure was. I hadn't really heard anything about him since he was revealed last year so it was all new to me.

I have to say I was pretty disappointed. In the box, he looks spectacular (which is why I picked him up in the first place), but once I got him out he was kind of lame. In robot mode he looks much better than the deluxe, but I think the deluxe still has the edge in vehicle mode.

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-He only has his shoulder cannon. At first I thought mine was missing the gun but after doing some research I found out Hasbro axed it in the last minute which is why it shows up on both the box and instructions (it's even a step removing it from his hand WTF?)

-Data Discs are extremely hard to get in his chest because of the tightness.

-Chest panel flops around in alt mode and doesn't lock in.

-Feels very hollow and again suffers from the clip on wheels that has become the norm in Transformers now.

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-Nice clean paint.

-Great size overall.

-Amazing headsculpt.

I decided I don't really want to keep him around so I sold him to a friend of mine who was looking for one. I think overall he is okay, but just falls short in a few areas. It also probably doesn't help that he is out right around the same time as MP Soundwave who stole a lot of his thunder. If you love the game and really want the best interpretation of that Soundwave, I think he is better than the deluxe. If cash is tight because you are saving for a higher retail item like MP Soundwave or Encore Fort Max, I'd say pass on him for now.

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:16 AM   #130
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I still like my WFC version better, better poses and alot more going on. This Soundwave is bigger, but bigger's not always better. He's a bit boring and out of scale with most figs.
He's more like a poor man's MP Soundwave and looks pretty good on the shelf.

Gave his chest hole a little shave, and they all fit in quite nicely now.

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