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BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:14 am

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The official BotCon 2012 page has updated with the reveal of the "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave. This is the third figure revealed behind Classics Gigatron and the Evil Autobot Tracks in the "Invasion" box set.

Botcon has confirmed via twitter what many have hoped for since seeing the teaser art for this figure. There will be a headband available for sale in the club store at Botcon. They go on to say that there was no way to mold the headband onto the head to do it justice. Also confirmed via twitter that there have been tweaks to the head mold so Soundwave can look straight ahead. Please enjoy the pics mirrored below or at the Botcon 2012 website.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:17 am

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Well, the headband is good news I guess. Hopefully they won't charge an arm and a leg.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:23 am

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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby TulioDude » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:24 am

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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Mkall » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:27 am

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Ugh. I can't stand that head mold. He's been depicted so well in the art too...

Oh well, I guess I'll stick with Music Label white Soundwave
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:28 am

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The first figure of this set which I like. Cool.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:30 am

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Just added to the news that they did tweaked the head mold so Soundwave can look straight ahead.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Vic » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:38 am

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The head looks terrible. So far, there isn't a toy that has been revealed that is "must have" IMO.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Poyguimogul » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:41 am

Weird that a person like me, who is not a fan of movie toys, would (and have) purchased RotF/DotM deluxes that were leagues better then this.

Cold Slither nod is win, rest is... you know the word...
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby BeastProwl » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:45 am

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Big face, no headband. I'm sorry, but that's just hidious...
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby phase » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:47 am

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I'm kinda pissed they didn't reveal Treadshot, as he's been screwing with our brains lately, while Soundwave here was obvious.

I actually like all the molds. Gogatron's design kinda reminds me of the shape of the human Giga, I need a Road Rage, and here, the large head gives him a bigger "rocker" look. I don't like the bumper stickers too much though.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Cybershark » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:48 am

OMG, Epic Fail. When is the Club going to start listening to the real collectors and not the few nerds that work for them(and I know a few from back in the early to mid 90's)that think they rule the roost on knowing ALL things Transformers?? Seriously these toys are not that great this year. Not to mention the Con is backed by Hasbro, we need actual new molds or at least 1 new mold per show. The laziness involved is disgusting. And Ive bought all the sets since there 1st year in, and now when times are tough economically here in the states these jerkoffs are charging $340 to MEMBERS just for the box set alone!!! And that doesnt include the near $30 they will charge to ship it. Which means this set will run close to $400 even IF your a member!! IDK, I guess Im just pissed off but its still rape. They are raping us on these every year. Hell just to get the 3 bagged sets and the lone bagged toy every year runs you another $350-600 on Ebay after the Con. and thats if you get a decent deal.

And the after market of these "Shattered Glass" toys blows!!! Maybe if Hasbro was cool enough to make some characters and throw them in a Universe line it would help the value of these immensely. But who am I kidding its a very good idea, so Hasbro wont do it! Screw the collector right??
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby griftimus prime » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:50 am

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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby nemesis-prime » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:56 am

awsome pic of zartan on the side
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby ILL-Star » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:07 pm

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This is getting to be a bit pathetic. I think Shattered Glass is meeting its end. And good riddance.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Doubledealer93 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:12 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Lord Onixprime » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:14 pm

Head mold is ugly, and that mold in general is terrible. They should have used the Perceptor mold....
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Court Jester » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:16 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:19 pm

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Lord Onixprime wrote:Head mold is ugly, and that mold in general is terrible. They should have used the Perceptor mold....


It was a forced choice though, as he had the SUV form in fiction for years now. Since 2009 to be exact.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Marcdachamp » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:34 pm

I like him! He's pretty cool looking.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby F Prime » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:37 pm

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That is hard to define...everyone thinks they are "real" collectors and everyone who disagrees with them are not.

Cybershark wrote:we need actual new molds or at least 1 new mold per show.


I don't think this is a realistic expectation. A new mold is a bit much.

Cybershark wrote: Hell just to get the 3 bagged sets and the lone bagged toy every year runs you another $350-600 on Ebay after the Con. and thats if you get a decent deal.


You can't really blame the BotCon d00ds or Hasbro for how much people charge on Ebay.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby bvzxa » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:38 pm

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Not a fan of shattered glass, but I wouldn't mind owning him.

I may save up for this set once I see Evil Ultra Magnus and MetalHawk.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby JazzMusic » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:44 pm

I'm both dissapointed because of the initial hype for CHUG collectors, and relieved that I won't have to put band aids on my wallet.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby UltraPrimal » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:47 pm

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Terrible! Simply atrocious! They do know that Soundwave's head was the basis for the Decepticon logo right? I mean, that head looks more like Optimus Prime than it does Soundwave! How could the artist get it so right, but the actual mold get it so wrong? Not only that, but it's basically just Ratchet with his red parts molded in blue and with a crappy Not-Soundwave head. Anyone with even limited customizing experience could easily make a better SG Soundwave. Just take a Universe Ratchet figure, paint all his red bits blue, pop the head off a music label or WFC Soundwave figure and replace the Ratchet head with it. Done.

And what's with the logo on the side? Looks like one of the guys from Metalocalypse.

And they're making you BUY the headband? Seriously?! They can't just throw in a little strip of fabric for free? No, they have to extort even more money from collectors in order to "complete" their SG Soundwave?! What kind of fucking bullshit is that? :-x
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Re: BotCon 2012 Reveals "Heroic Decepticon" Soundwave

Postby Cybershark » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:52 pm

F Prime wrote:
Cybershark wrote:OMG, Epic Fail. When is the Club going to start listening to the real collectors


That is hard to define...everyone thinks they are "real" collectors and everyone who disagrees with them are not.

Cybershark wrote: Im talking at least get a few polls out on the major Transformer sites with some choices of molds etc. Its not that difficult to at least try that.
Cybershark wrote:we need actual new molds or at least 1 new mold per show.


I don't think this is a realistic expectation. A new mold is a bit much.


Cybershark wrote: No it is NOT a bit much. They know about the show, the show generates money. Molds can be made for a lot less cheaper these days especially coming from Hasbro. Hasbro makes BANK!! Of course they will "claim" that it would be too expensive BUT they can use the mold at a later time in there own lines as well. Its nowhere near out of the realm of possibility. Also Look at 3rd parties, KO companies etc. That wont fly with me Ive been collecting since the 80's and have been around the block collecting and selling toys for years.

Cybershark wrote: Hell just to get the 3 bagged sets and the lone bagged toy every year runs you another $350-600 on Ebay after the Con. and thats if you get a decent deal.


You can't really blame the BotCon d00ds or Hasbro for how much people charge on Ebay.


Cybershark wrote: Im not saying to blame them at all. In fact the sets, if purchased roughly 2 weeks after the Con NOT BEFORE OR AFTER can mostly be bought for close to Con prices. I know because I have done it EVERY single Con. Too early you pay high prices, too late you pay high prices because they become scarce. Its about timing. The point is that even at the Con, the toys are seriously OVERPRICED.

ps; dunno how to RE-Quote on here. I dont post often. So I ghetto re-quoted, sorry,lol
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