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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby freaky777 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:12 am

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STngAR wrote:Guess I can stop searching the trash, packaging, and the floor now.


#$%^@#$$*%$$% !!!!!
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Wow, lol.


True story. Exact thing happened when I got this as a present. I thought it was stuck with the wrapper somewhere, and looked for it for 10 minutes.


Smh, that's messed up... lol


Haha.. well I kinda saw on the net that they don't come with the guns so I knew..

But if I didn't, guess I would have done that too. I lost ROTF Chromia's missle out of packaging before, so nowadays I'm extra careful.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:05 pm

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Instead of making a whole new FOC Soundwave thread, I thought I'd ask this here. How do you get Soundwave's chest door to sit at an angle flush with the sloped part of the front of his hood in vehicle mode? I've seen photography of people managing this, as well as in some online video reviews, but the stock photography on the back of the box just lets in hang down, leaving a gap. It looks like there are two tabs on the top of the piece that should catch and hold with gravity and friction, but it doesn't work for me. Is there a trick to it? It'll stay if I bend the spikes on the bottom back at an angle, resting them against the plastic of the vehicle frame, but it looks like they are supposed to stick out forward, not backward.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby RAcast » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:54 pm

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Wolfman Jake wrote:Instead of making a whole new FOC Soundwave thread, I thought I'd ask this here. How do you get Soundwave's chest door to sit at an angle flush with the sloped part of the front of his hood in vehicle mode? I've seen photography of people managing this, as well as in some online video reviews, but the stock photography on the back of the box just lets in hang down, leaving a gap. It looks like there are two tabs on the top of the piece that should catch and hold with gravity and friction, but it doesn't work for me. Is there a trick to it? It'll stay if I bend the spikes on the bottom back at an angle, resting them against the plastic of the vehicle frame, but it looks like they are supposed to stick out forward, not backward.

I'm pretty sure you answered your own question. The chest window pegs loosely into the bits that fold onto the shoulders which form the top-front of the altmode. The 'fangs' on the door are hinged so that they can fold in and sit against he body of the car, holding the window in place.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:54 pm

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Yeah, that's what I thought, except the tabs don't really peg into anything at all, it seems, and the teeth on the front are bent back at a much less severe angle from other pics and videos I've seen. I wasn't sure if my figure was defective.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Megatron Wolf » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:58 am

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hasbro drops the ball again, the figure is great but these little things stop it from being perfect. The eject gimmick doesnt work the gun that is show in the instructions is not there & the plastic is cheap, i didnt even transform him yet and there were stress marks on him. Also laserbeak is in serious need of paint apps. But with all that aside he is a big voyager and was $21 so im happy.

But on another note ive got 2 questions: is soundblaster in the same wave/case? All i found were soundwaves no soundblasters & has anyone tried to fit multiple discs in his chest? it looks like you can fit a few in there but dont want to try in fear of them getting stuck.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:15 am

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You can fit a few in there. I think it's three Soundwaves to a Soundblaster ratio out the box.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Sinnertwin » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:33 am

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Megatron Wolf wrote:hasbro drops the ball again, the figure is great but these little things stop it from being perfect. The eject gimmick doesnt work the gun that is show in the instructions is not there & the plastic is cheap, i didnt even transform him yet and there were stress marks on him. Also laserbeak is in serious need of paint apps. But with all that aside he is a big voyager and was $21 so im happy.

But on another note ive got 2 questions: is soundblaster in the same wave/case? All i found were soundwaves no soundblasters & has anyone tried to fit multiple discs in his chest? it looks like you can fit a few in there but dont want to try in fear of them getting stuck.


3 soundwave's and 1 soundblaster per case so far. That might change in the future of course
You can fit 3 discs into his chest, but be wary as the discs are slightly difficult to get out once you have them in there.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby SaTaN CoNvOy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:19 pm

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Wolfman Jake wrote:Instead of making a whole new FOC Soundwave thread, I thought I'd ask this here. How do you get Soundwave's chest door to sit at an angle flush with the sloped part of the front of his hood in vehicle mode? I've seen photography of people managing this, as well as in some online video reviews, but the stock photography on the back of the box just lets in hang down, leaving a gap. It looks like there are two tabs on the top of the piece that should catch and hold with gravity and friction, but it doesn't work for me. Is there a trick to it? It'll stay if I bend the spikes on the bottom back at an angle, resting them against the plastic of the vehicle frame, but it looks like they are supposed to stick out forward, not backward.



My son has been having the same problem with his foc Soundwave. It looks like the tabs should fit like how you see in a few vids but it it just wont stay in that angled position for some reason. The only thing I can think of to try and fix this to put some clear nail polish inside the hinge's and see if that'll give it some strength to stay in that position.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Optimum Supreme » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:47 pm

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SaTaN CoNvOy wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Instead of making a whole new FOC Soundwave thread, I thought I'd ask this here. How do you get Soundwave's chest door to sit at an angle flush with the sloped part of the front of his hood in vehicle mode? I've seen photography of people managing this, as well as in some online video reviews, but the stock photography on the back of the box just lets in hang down, leaving a gap. It looks like there are two tabs on the top of the piece that should catch and hold with gravity and friction, but it doesn't work for me. Is there a trick to it? It'll stay if I bend the spikes on the bottom back at an angle, resting them against the plastic of the vehicle frame, but it looks like they are supposed to stick out forward, not backward.



My son has been having the same problem with his foc Soundwave. It looks like the tabs should fit like how you see in a few vids but it it just wont stay in that angled position for some reason. The only thing I can think of to try and fix this to put some clear nail polish inside the hinge's and see if that'll give it some strength to stay in that position.


Huh, mine doesn't seem to have a problem in that regard. The tabs basically do nothing, but the part is stiff enough that it doesn't hang down or anything. Maybe it's like Shockwave's gun, some people have one the tip stays on just fine, others (like me) have one where it won't.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby SaTaN CoNvOy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:56 pm

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SaTaN CoNvOy wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Instead of making a whole new FOC Soundwave thread, I thought I'd ask this here. How do you get Soundwave's chest door to sit at an angle flush with the sloped part of the front of his hood in vehicle mode? I've seen photography of people managing this, as well as in some online video reviews, but the stock photography on the back of the box just lets in hang down, leaving a gap. It looks like there are two tabs on the top of the piece that should catch and hold with gravity and friction, but it doesn't work for me. Is there a trick to it? It'll stay if I bend the spikes on the bottom back at an angle, resting them against the plastic of the vehicle frame, but it looks like they are supposed to stick out forward, not backward.



My son has been having the same problem with his foc Soundwave. It looks like the tabs should fit like how you see in a few vids but it it just wont stay in that angled position for some reason. The only thing I can think of to try and fix this to put some clear nail polish inside the hinge's and see if that'll give it some strength to stay in that position.


Huh, mine doesn't seem to have a problem in that regard. The tabs basically do nothing, but the part is stiff enough that it doesn't hang down or anything. Maybe it's like Shockwave's gun, some people have one the tip stays on just fine, others (like me) have one where it won't.



Yeah the hinge is really lose and just kinda flops around, and will only stay in place if the chest claws are bent all the way down.
Well like I said time for the clear nail polish treatment.



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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby GuyIncognito » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:00 pm

Sinnertwin wrote:You can fit 3 discs into his chest, but be wary as the discs are slightly difficult to get out once you have them in there.


That's an understatement! I put just the ONE disk into Soundblaster and then spent the next ten minutes trying to pry it out without breaking something. I'm afraid to ever put it back in there.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:04 pm

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Sinnertwin wrote:You can fit 3 discs into his chest, but be wary as the discs are slightly difficult to get out once you have them in there.


That's an understatement! I put just the ONE disk into Soundblaster and then spent the next ten minutes trying to pry it out without breaking something. I'm afraid to ever put it back in there.


Even by using the lever in the back? :???:
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby RAcast » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:53 pm

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Derp, double post, sorry!
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby RAcast » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:54 pm

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
Weapon: Rocket Launcher
Megatron Wolf wrote:hasbro drops the ball again, the figure is great but these little things stop it from being perfect. The eject gimmick doesnt work the gun that is show in the instructions is not there & the plastic is cheap, i didnt even transform him yet and there were stress marks on him. Also laserbeak is in serious need of paint apps. But with all that aside he is a big voyager and was $21 so im happy.

But on another note ive got 2 questions: is soundblaster in the same wave/case? All i found were soundwaves no soundblasters & has anyone tried to fit multiple discs in his chest? it looks like you can fit a few in there but dont want to try in fear of them getting stuck.

What were you doing it it that you gave it stress marks? The plastic feels fine on mine. He's definitely lighter than previous voyagers, but I attribute that mostly to his massively hollow torso. :lol: Definitely very good and very solid.

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Sinnertwin wrote:You can fit 3 discs into his chest, but be wary as the discs are slightly difficult to get out once you have them in there.


That's an understatement! I put just the ONE disk into Soundblaster and then spent the next ten minutes trying to pry it out without breaking something. I'm afraid to ever put it back in there.


Even by using the lever in the back? :???:

Mine has the same issue. Things catch on the molding around the edge and (especially) the exposed spring bit.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Wolfman Jake » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:40 pm

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SaTaN CoNvOy wrote:Yeah the hinge is really lose and just kinda flops around, and will only stay in place if the chest claws are bent all the way down.
Well like I said time for the clear nail polish treatment.


Yeah, the hinge on mine is VERY loose, so that's likely the problem. I might take a look at it later and see if it's something I can just tighten with a few turns of a screw or whatnot.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:45 pm

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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:57 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
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Sinnertwin wrote:You can fit 3 discs into his chest, but be wary as the discs are slightly difficult to get out once you have them in there.


That's an understatement! I put just the ONE disk into Soundblaster and then spent the next ten minutes trying to pry it out without breaking something. I'm afraid to ever put it back in there.


Even by using the lever in the back? :???:


Yes, even using the lever! As RAcast mentioned, the plastic around the rim of the launcher prevents the disk from coming out to the point where it took a scary amount of force to get the disk out. It was a miracle I didn't break the entire figure in half doing it.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:16 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:You can fit 3 discs into his chest, but be wary as the discs are slightly difficult to get out once you have them in there.


That's an understatement! I put just the ONE disk into Soundblaster and then spent the next ten minutes trying to pry it out without breaking something. I'm afraid to ever put it back in there.


Even by using the lever in the back? :???:


Yes, even using the lever! As RAcast mentioned, the plastic around the rim of the launcher prevents the disk from coming out to the point where it took a scary amount of force to get the disk out. It was a miracle I didn't break the entire figure in half doing it.

I took a rotary tool to the inside the chest of my Soundwave and nom the discs slide out easily. Rumble still gets stuck for some reason and I don't know why because Frenzy doesn't.
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