Studio Series SS-51 Deluxe Dark Of The Moon Soundwave In-Hand Images

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Black Convoy, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. CobraKai

    CobraKai Well-Known Member

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    The old 07 deluxe Bee had the roof split and form part of the arms. While not screen accurate, it was a neat way of reducing kibble
     
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    Maybe it’s cuz their all painted?
     
  3. Chopperface

    Chopperface All the Stars Are Closer

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    It looks okay I guess but I miiiight consider trying to wait it out for a ROTF Soundwave.
     
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    From the first initial photos he didn’t look good. He looked “ugly” (even for this Soundwave). From these in hand images he looks AWESOME! That shiny silver paint makes him stunning. Can’t wait to get my hands in this. I wonder if they could incorporate Studio Series into selects? Maybe they could repaint him as Blaster like that old prototype. There’s a lot of selects they can do.
     
  5. DecepticusPrime

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    Sure. If i ever saw a 3rd party deluxe TF for $20
     
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    i still feel kinda mixed about the open mouth but otherwise this looks like it might be my favorite deluxe yet, kinda wish he had ankle tilts though
     
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  7. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    I love that mouth, it gives him that Thunderwing halloween Jack-o'-lantern look.
     
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    Realistically - and if the Human Alliance figure is any indication - with all that bulk he shouldn't be anymore than 13ft or about the same height as Leadfoot and Jazz. I think he had to mass shift to stay on equal stature with Bumblebee. It would've been nice if ILM went a bit further and just made him as big as Ironhide, Ratchet, or whatever. Anything to live up to the awesomeness of his G1-namesake.
     
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  9. Rumblestorm

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    Point went over your head.
    Point is: If it can be done, the organization who is making the official product has no excuse to be lazy and resort to using backpacks for like 40% of their products.

    Figures with backpacks are basically shellformer hybrids.
     
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    perhaps but you'd have to prove you can fold it into the body without increasing part count
     
  11. CobraKai

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    While I’m not bothered by the backpack, I think an extra joint in the kibble would go a long way
     
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    In Soundwave's case, it's not just about part count. The backpack, like Jazz's, is made of large clear plastic pieces with paint applications. This is likely the only way they're able to get clear windshields at this price point.

    Also, it's ridiculous how people are using third party DOTM Soundwaves as their metric by which to judge the SS toy, given that one of them is outright canceled, and the other still isn't anywhere close to release.
     
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    i agree
    yeah, the big problem is people comparing figures with big price gaps
     
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    So he comes with no weapons?
     
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    Does he need weapons when Laserbeak is a living weapon?

    (I do acknowledge that he had guns in the movie but I also understand their absence)
     
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    Pass.
     
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    Obviously point went over your head and you have no idea how hasbro budgets work. They are SIGNIFICANTLY different from 3rd party.
     
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    If the roof is condenced, there will be gaps between parts of the roof. Sure it MIGHT look better on Robot mode, but that would be one gappy and ugly roof in vehicle mode.
     
  19. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 Fra-gee-lay. It must be Italian!

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    Yeah I forgot Lockdown was already done, but he could stand to be redone.