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BTS Toys Custom Soundwave may be in the works

Posted on 02-01-2011 at 01:23 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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Some cryptic images have surfaced of BTS Toys next release, BTS-04. The alternate mode silhouette was posted previously on their last release, but what we have this time is a shadowy picture of that alternate mode and a silhouette of the robot mode. Yes, BTS has graduated from accessory kits to making full scale Transformers! The eagle-eyed among you figured out that this is a take on the MP3 player Soundwave designed by Guido Guidi for All Hail Megatron (scan from Guido's Deviant Art account is attached to this story, cheers to Greenscream for linking us to it). How will it measure up to the impressively high benchmark set by other third party groups like FansProject? Only time will tell! For now, check out these images.
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aprim
if they can pull it off..Ill buy it.
ThaConqueror
Looks like they're using the unused All Hail Megatron design, based off the altmode. Me likee.
Trailbreaker77
I would like this to be voyager class.
46+2
awww man! Saw the first pic a while back but never seen the proto.
Anguirus
Ambitious! Hopefully this is better-timed than the Reflector releases that are flying at us.

Don't feel a need for an unofficial product with Cybertronian Soundwave around, but I'll certainly follow this project with interest. If by some miracle they offer a high-quality figure for a bargain price (not ragging on them, it's just that this is REALLY HARD) I'll take another look.
Spiderus Prime
O.o
Shadowbreaker
My dream has come true!

I've always wanted this design to be in toy form. I hope the price is right.
StayingInTheBox
The year of the 3rd party products...

Idk if I am interested, but I'll follow it.
blue death
looks cool but if its not a decent size and at least as complex as WFC Soundwave I'll probably pass.
Mechafire
I will totally buy this if they manage to pull it off well.
mx-01 archon
I'm hoping the final product is sharper than that grey prototype shows, though. That's kinda rough and hand-sculpted looking.
nemisispringer
Looks cool dont know if i want it though i was gonna get the PE one to go with the tapes
GreenScream
About time someone used Guido's design. Too bad it wasn't Hasbro.

Ribieconvoy
Hmm... depending on the price, I may go with Soundwave here instead of TFClub's Devy, since as the Constructicons are being released individually, there's a small chance they might not all get released and I'll end up with a Devastator that looks like Cotton from King of the Hill.
Bgrngod
Looks pretty cool. Not sure it will replace ML Soundwave for my Classics stuff though (A figure I don't actually have yet).

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Originally Posted by Anguirus View Post
Ambitious! Hopefully this is better-timed than the Reflector releases that are flying at us.

Don't feel a need for an unofficial product with Cybertronian Soundwave around, but I'll certainly follow this project with interest. If by some miracle they offer a high-quality figure for a bargain price (not ragging on them, it's just that this is REALLY HARD) I'll take another look.
Wait what? BTS is doing a Reflector too? I know that both PerfectEffect and TFClub are doing them... I had no idea there was a 3rd version in the works.
mx-01 archon
He didn't say anything about BTS doing a Reflector. He's just commenting that he's hoping there isn't the same conflict of timing with this guy as there is with Reflector, what with Hasbro doing theirs, PE theirs, and TFClub theirs.

We'll see what happens. PE had a Soundwave-looking concept in the works, too. All we've seen of that is a silhouetted teaser, though.
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Originally Posted by GreenScream View Post
About time someone used Guido's design. Too bad it wasn't Hasbro.

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I've been waiting for something that was an equivelant of an MP Soundwave, but if it looks like that, I might have to consider getting this
ORIO
I wonder if it'll be able to store universe Ravage in his chest?
Venksta
Isn't this design by Guido owned by him, or did he do it for a Hasbro related product?
Anguirus
Just to add, it's not as if Hasbro is somehow oblivious to the demand for Soundwave. Anyone who doesn't think he's due for some kind of release as long as such a significant portion of the longtime fans clamor for nostalgia product is kidding themselves.

He's one of about three plausible candidates for the next G1-style Masterpiece and he's more likely to get two Generations figures than many characters are to get one.
Deceptigtar
cant wait to see how this turns out!
sodawilly
It's a shame to say this is the first time I have seen this design by Guido..... That being said this has really perked my interest and once I see some more refined pictures, I could see myself getting this.

- Gregg
Grimlock_13
VERY interested in how this pans out. Since Has/Tak seems unable to make a decent updated Soundwave I'm all for giving my money to a 3rd party company that can.
Robogeek28
I've always loved that design, here's hoping it comes out well!
eriku
Looking forward to seeing more of this. I'll take all the Soundwaves I can get!
Transbot90210
Ive been interested since the teaser on the BTS03 box.

I hope it turns out well.
Anguirus
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Originally Posted by Grimlock_13 View Post
VERY interested in how this pans out. Since Has/Tak seems unable to make a decent updated Soundwave I'm all for giving my money to a 3rd party company that can.


Since I started collecting in mid-2009, there have been three new-mold Soundwave figures in the Deluxe class. There was even one in Generations, the "wish list" line. (The Generations Soundwave is essentially disqualified by many fans on a couple of technicalities: he turns into something that rolls and he may "officially" be part of the Prime franchise, despite the fact that he's an absolutely doting homage to the G1 robot design. I assure you that Hasbro has noticed that they could get us to buy an even more faithful figure.)One of them was repainted...into Soundwave. There was also a Soundwave in the Cybertron franchise that pretty much looks like the G1 character if he'd scanned an F-117 instead of a tiny plastic box.

Oh, and he got a high-profile Comic-Con reissue, plus the older TRU one.

Oh, and his minions are showing up as new figures. Rumble, probably Frenzy, possibly Ratbat. And this after Ravage got about six different versions in the RotF line.

Meanwhile, Soundwave was the clear favorite for the Hall of Fame on the list Hasbro supplied, beaten only by a dark horse who symbolically represented one of the finest pieces of television in Transformers history. (He'll win next year.)

He's also one of the stars of Transformers: Prime, and he's in two out of three live-action films.

I guess I'm trying to say, the writing is on the wall. I don't understand how you can come to the conclusion that Soundwave is getting snubbed or something when it is apparent on the surface that Hasbro does NOT design updated G1 characters by going down the 1984 toy list one-by-one until it's finished, then moving on to 1985, etc. When they run out of heavy hitters to put into Classics X.0, either they'll start repeating themselves (more) or it will die off.
Vince
That is all kinds of awesome...
megatroptimus
Great! Liking the alt mode. Soundwave should have been a Real Gear...
SPLIT LIP
While the proto looks very KOish, I am excited for a Soundwave based on the unused IDW art.
Paxtin
Yeah, I vaguely remember seeing that concept art...It was one of Don's, wasn't it? [EDIT] Nope, Guido Guidi.

Looks interesting.
xanthax
Sweet!
backlash3906
The deciding factor for buying this or not:

Is it compatible to G1-scale cassettes?
brr-icy
hope it turns out well, i seen that design and wanted it instantly
Torque
sweeeeeeet
Hound2501
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Originally Posted by backlash3906 View Post
The deciding factor for buying this or not:

Is it compatible to G1-scale cassettes?
That's a G1 scale cassette right there, Sir

TCracker
Woah! This rocks! Bot mode please!!
Runamuck
Oh wow....if they can make it like the art, that would be awesome.
ThaConqueror
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Originally Posted by Paxtin View Post
Yeah, I vaguely remember seeing that concept art...It was one of Don's, wasn't it? Maybe it was on his DA page.

Looks interesting.
Guido Guidi, actually. 'Twas already posted earlier in the thread.
Tiller
Interest immediately dropped when I saw the useless alt mode. Same deal with Reflector. That's just my personal taste though.
DJW107PRIME
Oh hot damn.
Beastbot X
3rd party companies are gonna make me sooo poor this year, adding all this stuff on top of DOTM and Generations.
Chaosbringer
I'll INSTANTLY buy it!
Wyvern
Oh wow. If they can make it come out like the art and the quality is good then I'll goahead and buy two. Generations Soundwave is cool but he just does't do it for me. Maybe its the size.

Judging by the pics,this might be voyager sized!
Cheem The Rup
Awesome new !!! This will be bought the day one
E. C. R. Former
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Originally Posted by Grimlock_13 View Post
VERY interested in how this pans out. Since Has/Tak seems unable to make a decent updated Soundwave I'm all for giving my money to a 3rd party company that can.
That was uncalled for: Hasbro has only just released one of the most awesome Soundwave figures in the Generations line. And it really pisses me off how so many people are so dismissive of it because of so many ludicrous reasons like "its not a tape deck" or "its not G1 enough" or "its Prime Soundwave" or "its only a deluxe". NOTE: I'm generalizing, I'm not saying that you specifically are saying this, G_13.
ThaConqueror
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Originally Posted by Tiller View Post
Interest immediately dropped when I saw the useless alt mode. Same deal with Reflector. That's just my personal taste though.
I'm confused, how is it useless?
Paxtin
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Originally Posted by ThaConqueror View Post
Guido Guidi, actually. 'Twas already posted earlier in the thread.
Ah, yeah. Shows me for not reading through the thread.

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