Magic Square Toys Legends Size Soundwave

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Megawillbot, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. NOCV

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    NA tries to do the best that they can at both modes, and sometimes this means that there are aspects of the figure that don't turn out so well. For NA Soundwave I think his weak spot is scrawny limbs. He's just not imposing, and instead fits that overall NA aesthetic where all the toys kind of look like kid versions of the characters.

    On the other hand, MS almost always leans hard AF into getting a good bot design, but this can lead to compromises on the alt mode. MS Soundwave really captures the look of one of my favorite characters, and gives him the perfect amount of bulk. Unfortunately his alt mode isn't as solid as NA's in that the back of it isn't as clean, but otherwise it's really well done.

    The biggest disparity between the two is how to get all of the tapes. NA packed them all in with the different repaints of their Soundwave, while MS split them up to the point that you have to buy two versions of Soundwave and a separate pack of tapes to get all of the main ones.

    So, it's hard to definitively say which is better.
     
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    Leaning towards MS just because NA has the exposed joints and swivel slits, MS just looks a lot cleaner. But I also realize at this size, stuff like that I can look past easily. I like the transformation on NA more and his little magnets on this forearms. Very even battle to me
     
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    what good are magnets if he cant even use them to hold the bird correctly...o_O 
     
  4. bastionsux

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    On the other hand, at least he comes with a bird...
     
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    i find the magnets work quite well, and more so for the bat than the bird. ;) 

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    What are you talking about? The magnets work great for the bird.
     
  7. FredVIII

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    I'd guess he's referring to the fact that because the magnet is on the top of the forearm (rather than the side), it doesn't work for a pose like this:

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    Still better than nothing in my book!
     
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    This is wayyyy off topic but i’m really excited for a MS galvatron, the way their bots end up so smooth, clean, and seamless with no exposed joints would suit galvatron so well
     
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    Oh wow it really is out of stock now, that was fast, someone beat ya to it!
     
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    NA pretty much nailed him, but I always welcome a contender… what we really need is a cyclonus andmore autobots…
     
  12. FredVIII

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    Say what now?

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    Huub G1 - Magic Square nerd

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    MS soundwave was an easy choice for me, I only care about bot mod anyway.
    Alt mode is nice but not a heavy need for me, sometimes nice for display or photo but most of the times I have my collection in bot mode.
    The only time when I keep something in Alt mode is when I have a new and better version of that figure.
    Na version, big ass feet, skinny upper arms, ugly bayverse inspired bird, ugly minicons in general, that was an easy pass.
     
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    Agreed, i love cyclonus’s design but the alt mode is severely lacking. Even the bot mode to some extent, something is off about it
     
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    I would love some new lambros, I know MS is supposed to make a sunstreaker but their sideswipe is.... not good. With pics of their upcoming jazz, i would love for them to redo my favorite red lambo
     
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    Yep, MS Soundwave bot mode is pure awesomeness :cool: 

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    Alt mode is a bit meh though. :p 

    :lol 
     
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    I am still holding off on the metallic version :cool:  (for now)
     
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    His alt mode is ok, not as good as NA alt mode. I don't care that much about alt modes, so I'm glad MS knocked his bot mode out of the park :thumb 
    Only alt mode which has to be good for me is Prime. I was also very pleased with Scrapper and Mixmaster alt modes.

    He's getting more and more expensiiiive... ;) 
     
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