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Generations Fall of Cybertron Soundwave's Minions Gallery

Posted on 11-07-2012 at 02:27 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
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The Allspark on Facebook has posted up a gallery of the first two of the Fall of Cybertron Decepticon Data Disk two packs. The two packs consist of Ravage & Rumble and Frenzy & Ratbat, to round out the full set of Soundwave's minions. This gallery gives us a nice clear look at the four data disk minions including Ratbat, who is remolded from Laserbeak.

Click here to check out the gallery.
Views: 8,818 / Credit: The Allspark, ex dtw2003 of the 2005 Boards!

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Sol Fury
Usually the way! Cheers dude, I'll get the duck tape...
Bountyan
Man Soundwave is such a big toy. I hope they continue making voyagers like this.
ex dtw2003
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
Usually the way! Cheers dude, I'll get the duck tape...
I'm just kinda stoked - first news credit is all. Thanks.
Requiem Prime
Auto-transform... Are they at least a little posable?
MidnightBliss
Hasbro mixed up the names.
Bountyan
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Originally Posted by MidnightBliss View Post
Hasbro mixed up the names.
Oh boy here we go.
Niv3k
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Originally Posted by MidnightBliss View Post
Hasbro mixed up the names.
"And Here We Go" - Joker - YouTube
megatroptimus
Wait, they have an auto-transform feature?
ex dtw2003
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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
Wait, they have an auto-transform feature?
Yup, they're all spring loaded and pop open - though not sure if it's when the hit the floor/table or leave Soundwave's chest.
igniz1984
Rumble is BLUE!! Finally the debate can be put to rest.
Niv3k
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Originally Posted by ex dtw2003 View Post
Yup, they're all spring loaded and pop open - though not sure if it's when the hit the floor/table or leave Soundwave's chest.
There's a little button on one part of the disc(s) and when you deploy him outside of Soundwave's chest and falls on the ground the button gets pushed and the minion transforms =D.
Soundwinder
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Rumble is BLUE!! Finally the debate can be put to rest.
That's adorable.
Deceptigtar
will i get these? yes.

do i like them? eh. not that great.
backlash3906
Ratbat package art - "Man... dude looks mean."

Ratbat toy - " Lookit his little face!! ^.^ "


The auto-transforming is just an excellent bonus.
Kaijumaster
Nice! can't wait for Rewind!
Alejandro27
The size of voyagers has been shrinking, but Soundwave is taller than voyager Prime.
brr-icy
meh, not the best, but i'll probably get them
Feralstorm
More gasoline for the FIRRIB/RIRFIB fire.

Quick question from a non-gamer: Do these toys match the colors of Rumble/Frenzy in the game or not? (do they even appear in the WFC/FOC games?)
YoungPrime


That figure looks nothing like this...

It's like designers decided to go back 40 years with quality.

SMH...Hasbro failed with this one.
General Magnus
The toy does not correspond to the artwork? Im SHOCKED and APPALLED, but mostly SHOCKED.
Thundershot
No bio for Soundblaster??
minimaster
Can't wait for them over here in uk, hopefully new size class will speed them up.

I would have liked if hasbro had ironical put the two bots in one pack and gave you no clue who is who ! Still i understand how they did it! Not sold on the ratbat-laserbeak/buzzsaw remold.

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Originally Posted by ex dtw2003 View Post
I'm just kinda stoked - first news credit is all. Thanks.
Well done i remember mine, kinda blew my mind when they chatted about on the podcast!

ps: this is my only response to the colour
Steevy Maximus
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Originally Posted by Feralstorm View Post
More gasoline for the FIRRIB/RIRFIB fire.

Quick question from a non-gamer: Do these toys match the colors of Rumble/Frenzy in the game or not? (do they even appear in the WFC/FOC games?)
I don't think they popped up in FoC, but they did in WfC as part of the Soundwave boss fight.

And they went with cartoon colors.

People need to remember that the cartoon is almost THE authority on G1 anymore, certainly the first thing referenced for stuff like colors.


Takara's version has the names reversed
Grimlock64
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Originally Posted by Steevy Maximus View Post
I don't think they popped up in FoC, but they did in WfC as part of the Soundwave boss fight.

And they went with cartoon colors.

People need to remember that the cartoon is almost THE authority on G1 anymore, certainly the first thing referenced for stuff like colors.


Takara's version has the names reversed
Actually, I'm pretty sure when you played as Soundwave, your special abilities involved ejecting Frenzy and Laserbeak.

Now my comment about the toys: Want! I also decided I want to get FoC Voyager Soundwave now since I was on the fence about him before (despite how neat he looked).
Scantron
Auto-transform? Ugh, hate that gimmick. In that case, I'll definitely pass on the Decepticon data discs and just stick with the Classics-style figures that have been produced for most of those characters. Still undecided whether I'll get Blaster and/or his disc partners or not.
Feralstorm
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Originally Posted by Steevy Maximus View Post
I don't think they popped up in FoC, but they did in WfC as part of the Soundwave boss fight.

And they went with cartoon colors.
OK, that answers my question, and reason enough for the toys to follow suit.

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People need to remember that the cartoon is almost THE authority on G1 anymore, certainly the first thing referenced for stuff like colors.

Takara's version has the names reversed
And HERE's where you get at least half the crowd to turn on you.

(you gonna git SMOG'd)
Kaijumaster
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Originally Posted by Alejandro27 View Post
The size of voyagers has been shrinking, but Soundwave is taller than voyager Prime.
proving once again there is no benchmark for size.
YoungPrime
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Originally Posted by General Magnus View Post
The toy does not correspond to the artwork? Im SHOCKED and APPALLED, but mostly SHOCKED.
See this is why you're my best bud!

You're the only one who gets me.

I so wanna buy you a present!
starscream-99
They're neat. Definitely buying these along with Soundwave, Blaster and his minions.
sh002
They look interesting but pass. Still have G1 cassettes and Universe Ravage dispalyed with deluxe WFC Soundwave.
Razor24
BBTS have got preorders for the autobot pucks from TakTomy

TG15 - Autobot Data Disc Set
Timothy.R
after seeing the MP cassettes, i can't look past the flaws on these.

however, i wasn't planning on picking up voyager soundwave and i am planning on picking up MP soundwave, so it works out for me.

laserbeak looks really cool though.
AnAutobot1985
They're ok I guess but I'll pass. Too bad, I'd love a decent Ratbat, but I just don't see it. I'll wait for MP's when it comes to cassettes.
Razor24
BBTS has preorders for the Autobot pucks from TakTomy

TG15 - Autobot Data Disc Set
backlash3906
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BBTS has preorders for the Autobot pucks from TakTomy

TG15 - Autobot Data Disc Set
I can't read the name "Sundor" without wondering what his burninating credentials are.

Or if he comes in the night.
Cracka J
am I the only one who's digging an autotransform gimmick on these?

I mean, voyager soundwave/blaster are still going to be the meat/potatoes here, and fully transformable. Getting these extra guys are kinda like upgrade kits for them. Having them just eject like in the game and not have to muck around with a transform is kinda a selling point for me with them. Considering they're meant to be simplistic/fun, and bonus add-ons to a larger base figure.
Bountyan
I don't mind the auto transform gimmick since it's something at least sorta unique. I already have PE and Masterpiece for intricate cassettes. And at this price point I doubt they'd look much better without auto transforming.
Walktehdinosaur
Since the automorph seems to remove alot of potential movement, thats a instant minus point right there. I wonder if removing the springs would help fix that..
GizmoTron
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Actually, I'm pretty sure when you played as Soundwave, your special abilities involved ejecting Frenzy and Laserbeak.

Just played through FOC. You get to use Rumble and Laserbeak when you play as Soundwave, and Rumble is dark blue in color.

Frenzy makes a brief appearance in chapter 10 when you play as Megatron, he actually looks almost purple with the rather poor lighting, so its hard to say if he's supposed to be red.
pingth
Anybody knows which line or version of laserbeak is that that is shown in the picture above the foc ratbat?
Walktehdinosaur
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Anybody knows which line or version of laserbeak is that that is shown in the picture above the foc ratbat?
yup.
red00wolf
i was hoping to get a look at ravage out of package.. :/
SMOG
I'm kind of wary of the auto-tranform gimmick. In my experience, that rarely brings anything great to a figure. These guys already look like sub-minicon grade toys with dubious alt-modes and weak robot modes. If the retail price is going to be $5 each (or more in Canada) I may give them a pass, to be honest. Though Ratbat is so damn cute, that might be hard to do...

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Originally Posted by Feralstorm View Post
And HERE's where you get at least half the crowd to turn on you.
(you gonna git SMOG'd)
Oh, why bother?

I think the record is pretty clear. Rumble has almost always been red in every version of the toys and media, except for a brief window on the G1 cartoon when he was unquestionably (and inexplicably) purple. For some reason, Hasbro (also inexplicably) has never released a cartoon-accurate purple Rumble, which is what the cartoon fanboys should probably REALLY be begging for.

Anyway, now reversing a relatively consistent 25 years of Red Rumble, some clown at Hasbro is trying to flipflop and subvert history, and the delusional RIBFIR lobby is eating it up. *shrug* I think it's kind of sad, but whatever... another glass of wine and I'll be fine with it.

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proving once again there is no benchmark for size.
Or that there IS a gradually shrinking benchmark, but that there are occasional exceptions?

It's kind of a shame that this Soundwave is going to be a bit big compared to everything else, and the Voyager Grimlock will no doubt be too SMALL.

zmog
Megatron31
I'm hoping grimlock is on par with this soundwave but I'm kinda confused as to why there is no voyagers Optimus and Megatron

Anyway on topic. I don't know what I think about these guys, on one hand it's a awesome tip of nostalgia to have them revisit this gimmick, but on the other I'm afraid they are gonna be nothing more than a transformers version of bakugahn brawlers.

Hope to see reviews and I wish I wasn't such a Takara whore
Anguirus
There is basically no excuse for starting up the Rumble/Frenzy debate unless you are a stone cold newbie. Unless you have literally no idea what will ensue, it's purely mayhem and shit-stirring.

Anyway, the disks look like great fun and there is not exactly a shortage of alternatives anymore if you don't want them to be your tape-cons.
Feralstorm
I like what I'm seeing of them so far, and probably require in-hand experience to find out how the spring-transform affects it and form a real opinion. Doesn't look too poseable, but legend/legion guys aren't really known for that anyway. I'm more disappointed that Ratbat is basically just lavender Laserbeak (with ears)
Razor24
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Originally Posted by backlash3906 View Post
I can't read the name "Sundor" without wondering what his burninating credentials are.

Or if he comes in the night.
Yeah well I just think he was a poor (borderline lazy) choice on TakTomy's part. It should have been Steeljaw!

Sundor was only an obscure character and a Decepticon spy at that!

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