Very happy to have gotten Soundwave in from Amazon after 5 months in preorder limbo! Soundwave is figure 51 in the line. Ravage is eager to see his master... Here he is in his gorgeous vehicle mode. The silver paint is great - is not bright silver, but a very pretty darker shade (would have been nice if Jazz was this color, actually). Headlights might have benefitted from a different color, and there's a few vents that should have black paint, but that's easy enough to do. The car is VERY compact. His limbs are all packed tight in there, and everything fits nicely. In fact the trunk doesn't even really tab in, it just sits above his legs, but it doesn't really need to. Transformation is very intuitive but a bit daunting since you want to be very careful not to nick anything. I was surprised to see just how many solid locking tabs there were for so many of his parts. If you've seen video reviews you know that he has a little automorph in his feet, but then there is a further tab on the side of the foot that locks it firmly with the rear car piece that makes up the rest of his leg. Even his backpack tabs firmly together into one solid piece. The hands have an indent that puts them into the right position against his forearms. Also, there are quite a few semi-soft rubber parts including his head Crest and knee spikes. They are pretty firm and probably a good call so as not to cause any breakage or scuffing issues with the very tight clearances. Anyway, here's the main attraction! He's just a joy to look at. The sculpted detail is superb. This is very, very close to the CGI model in almost every way. A few bits like his speaker bits could have used sole additional paint, but if that's what got us the silver paint job it's a fine trade off. Poseability wise, he's pretty decent. His neck is actually on a hinge on the base plate and then a ball joint at the head. Universal shoulders, bicep swivel, elbow bend. No waist, but hips, thigh swivel, and knees. Since he is bulky he can't do anything too crazy, but he gets the job done. Here's a closer look at his chest and head. Here's a view from the side. He has a solid through line for the spine, and backpack sits very tightly up against it, so he really doesn't feel kibbly at all. Here's a close up of Laserbeak. He is also semi-soft plastic, which makes sense since he's pretty thin. Would look nicer with a more gunmetal grey color, which I plan to give him. Size comparison with Soundwave's teammate and their eternal rival! Thanks for reading. Happy to shoot any size comparisons you would like to see, and will add a few more dynamic poses later. Another home run for Studio Series!