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TFW Generations Fall of Cybertron Soundwave with Laserbeak Gallery

Posted on 12-16-2012 at 05:44 PM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
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One more Transformers Fall of Cybertron toy gallery for you! This time we're spotlighting the Decepticon Communicator, Soundwave. There's not a lot to be said about Soundwave that has not already been said about Soundblaster, who is also out in the same assortment. He's a big, chunky toy - refreshingly reversing the trend of making the toys smaller / lighter, Soundwave feels a whole lot more solid than a few of the Prime Voyagers have done. Soundwave's built around his "deploy minions" gimmick, which is fun to do and works decently well.

What will ultimately be the make-or-break for many is that Soundwave is a built out of scale with the other War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron characters released so far - he needs to be for the Data Disk gimmick - although he is a very good size next to Classics Megatron, so there's always the possibility of having this be your Classics Soundwave. If you're a one deco only guy, you might well want to go for Soundblaster instead so you've got two different characters in your collection.

However you do it, I strongly recommend picking up one of the two, because he is a very good and solid toy, one of the best and most fun Voyagers to come along this year. Solidly recommended.

Check out the gallery by opening the link below:

TFW Generations Fall of Cybertron Soundwave with Laserbeak Gallery
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hiway7
Is there a peg or something for Laserbeak to perch on his arm?
UltraAlanMagnus
Can he Fit All of them into his chest?
Soundwinder
Can he assume a boombox mode like the WfC version could?

... this is important.
Prime Jetscream
I kinda only want him for his minions. I don't really care for Soundwave himself, since I have the deluxe who, IMO, is much better and obviously more in-scale.
But those minions.
Sooooo cool.
Shin-Gouki
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Originally Posted by UltraAlanMagnus View Post
Can he Fit All of them into his chest?
3 of the fit

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Originally Posted by Soundwinder View Post
Can he assume a boombox mode like the WfC version could?

... this is important.
Yes he most certainly can
peaces
when he has a casette in his chest his back and spine pop out the back of him. it looks awful. you can see it in this video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...qx-9Zeg#t=418s
Angelwave
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Originally Posted by peaces View Post
when he has a casette in his chest his back and spine pop out the back of him. it looks awful. you can see it in this video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...qx-9Zeg#t=418s
Eearrgghh...I didn't realize that.

Still I think I will get this as just a novelty piece later on, definitely not a priority. I was planning on maybe using him to be a Classics version, but he just towers to much over Classics Voyager Megatron. And he looks ridiculously out of place with the "Cybertronian" Decepticons. The original WFC version will still remain in place.
Shin-Gouki
Yeah I only keep one minion in his chest
alteisen99
he's actually quite light for his size.
Shin-Gouki
The Vehicle mode does not exist for me. Robot mode and Boombox mode and that is it.
Alucard77
This guy is just too big. That is my issue with him. I need his minions, but that is about it.
Shin-Gouki
Yeah for WFC and Especially FOC with their downsizing (and supersized price but that's another story) he does not work. On his own or with Voyager Classics he works great
Deceptigtar
good thing i only collect soundwaves and soundblasters and their minions.

no issue of scale for me lol.
Jazz210
This Soundwave voyager is horrible. He's more of an "ultra" class size. He'll fit in nicely with mp prime or maybe even tfp weaponizers prime/bumblebee. The deluxe is still better but if your a Soundwave lover (im not) I guess it works...on an mp scale...sort of
E. C. R. Former
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Still I think I will get this as just a novelty piece later on, definitely not a priority. I was planning on maybe using him to be a Classics version, but he just towers to much over Classics Voyager Megatron. And he looks ridiculously out of place with the "Cybertronian" Decepticons. The original WFC version will still remain in place.
"Towers over"? o_O He's the same size as Classics Voyager Megatron. I don't see how the heck that comes across as "towers over".

Anyway, I just found him at my local Toys-R-Us yesterday and bought him on impulse. This guy is frickin' awesome! His transformation is practically identical to the deluxe version with the cassette gimmick accommodated. Though I admit, the back of the figure doesn't look good when the data disks are loaded in robot mode. Still an awesome toy though. Looks great alongside Classics Voyager Megatron.

Still, I agree that for a strictly WFC/FOC collection, the deluxe is the better choice.

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Originally Posted by Jazz210 View Post
This Soundwave voyager is horrible. He's more of an "ultra" class size. He'll fit in nicely with mp prime or maybe even tfp weaponizers prime/bumblebee. The deluxe is still better but if your a Soundwave lover (im not) I guess it works...on an mp scale...sort of
Nope, too short to be an "Ultra". Definitely a Voyager. A large Voyager mind you but still a Voyager.
Argentenoboy
Idk why, but the size doesn't bother me that much
mrgalvaprime
I do like the size of this toy, the scale makes me think he would make an excellent repurpose for a fan character of some kind for a photocomic
xMostWanted559x
i might use him with my MP scaled figures but he looks good.
TornadoQuakeX
I see no reason to own this figure. It has pretty much the same transformation as the deluxe, but this figure suffers from gimmicks.
Shin-Gouki
I will admit if I had not gotten it for 1/2 off I would have passed.
doctajones428
I sadly only want him for Laserbeak...
Driftx3
Bought on sight! Fuck the Haters!
bobbyjack
Going to stick with the deluxe. Not going to buy any more Soundwaves until MP Soundwave.
Acclaimed
His tapes don't hit on much. I'm not a big fan of the Cybertron stuff but I do like his translucent purple tires. I give them credit for that.
NemiMonkey
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Originally Posted by Soundwinder View Post
Can he assume a boombox mode like the WfC version could?

... this is important.
Odd coincidence since I just watched a vid on how to do it yesterday.
Deadman323 Video Update: Transformers FoC Soundwave boombox mode - YouTube

Not sure if I really want Soundwave. Soundblaster I'll get if I can find him. Not really bothered by the chest gimmick since I quite frankly don't like the disk minions. They just look odd to me.
Soundwinder
Just ordered Soundblaster and the Rumble/Ravage set from TRU.com.

I love my WfC Soundwave, but he's got a couple issues. Chief among them a lack of minions, and I don't like his feet. This version fixes that, at least.

Yes, it's sort of a needless thing, but I'm a big Soundwave fan. And a new Soundwave with minions that I don't need to sell my firstborn for? That's rather exciting.

But the size doesn't bother me. G1 Soundwave was huge. And this will fit in just fine in Classics, while WfC SW will be retired from my Classics shelf.

Just wish he had a gun.
Stygian360
Love, love, love FOC Voyager SW! I agree with others that he seems a tad large, but sometimes scale must be sacrificed for functionality, and that needed to happen in order that the minions work- I guess.

I just wish Laserbeak pegged to his arm/shoulder somehow and I'm waiting for the studious board member to showcase how this mod will work!
Cracka J
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Originally Posted by Shin-Gouki View Post
3 of the fit
wait not just 1 but 3 minions fit into the chest cavity?

so soundwave can fit laserbeak, and an extra 2 pack of minions?
that's badass, I did not know this. easy way for sw and sb to store away those extra minion packs!
Seeker
This is the best non G1 mold of Soundwave that I've seen.
Autovolt 127
Man he looks bulky and huge next to Megatron. Yeah now I got to have to this guy.
xMostWanted559x
anyone have Mp-11 next to this guy?
KibblerGrrrl
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Originally Posted by Soundwinder View Post
Just ordered Soundblaster and the Rumble/Ravage set from TRU.com.
Yeah, I just ordered my Soundwave /w Laserbeak from the ToysRUs.com site this weekend for $22.99 (but shipping was a bit steep). The Ravage & Rumble and Frenzy & Ratbat 2-packs ($10.99 ea.) didn't show up listed online until I searched for them today. Which is too bad, as they are currently running a "Buy 1, Get 1 40% off" sale now, which would have made picking up a minion 2-pack extra sweet. Oh well. :/

FYI, I had to name search for all of them; they weirdly don't come up on the TRU site under the Transformers drop-down category menu.
cobrastoys
Ok why doesnt he have a gun? Its pictured on back of box and again in the 1st part of instructions then again later in the instructions. But no gun what gives am i missing something didnt anybody else notice this?? It looks like a g1 optimus gun. Also cant get him to work like he's suposed to but otherwise he frigggen awesome. Any thoughts on the gun>>> LMK
peaces
the missing gun is just like missing paint apps. false advertising.
Sol Fury
The gun was costed out at some point in the process, but Hasbro overlooked to update the box and the instructions.
Chris McFeely
Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie eject sproing eject sproing eject sproing operation warrrfaaarrrrre
Sol Fury
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Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie eject sproing eject sproing eject sproing operation warrrfaaarrrrre
Hehe and you know what's more fun than Soundwave?

Soundwave AND Blaster

Blaster's really nicely done - new chest, head and wheels, plus a much more primary deco, gives him his own identity.
Swoop Dogg
Thanks for the pics!
Lody666
Anyone else not get the gun (not the shoulder mounted one) pictured with FOC Soundwave?
peaces
yea, he doesn't come with the gun. the usual hasbro false advertising.
Sol Fury
Not false advertising. The gun was cut due to cost reasons, but a mix-up meant it was not airbrushed out of the packaging photos.

False advertising implies it was intentionally left in on the packaging copy. That's not the case, it was an honest mistake on Hasbro's part.
Digilaut
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Originally Posted by peaces View Post
yea, he doesn't come with the gun. the usual hasbro false advertising.
It also says on any and every toy box that content may vary from picture shown, to aware people of possible changes in production. Cos stuff like that happens, you know.

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