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A little off topic, but since ML Soundwave has been brought up. I still have not found out whether it will carry G1 cassetes or not. I've wanted a G1 style Soundwave since I got back into collecting Tranformers (Armada era). I don't have a big collection and justifying the expenses on a high priced toy is very difficult to me. But if I get a G1 style Soundwave I want to be able to use tapes which could decide whether I go ML or with "Sonicron".
Motto:"Surf in the Summer, Collect in the Winter."
Weapon: Neptune Sword
TCWJoe wrote:A little off topic, but since ML Soundwave has been brought up. I still have not found out whether it will carry G1 cassetes or not. I've wanted a G1 style Soundwave since I got back into collecting Tranformers (Armada era). I don't have a big collection and justifying the expenses on a high priced toy is very difficult to me. But if I get a G1 style Soundwave I want to be able to use tapes which could decide whether I go ML or with "Sonicron".
Music Label will NOT tote tapes my friend. The chest does open, but it is where the mini SD card goes. YES MINI. Not sold anywhere in the states. I had to order mine from China. And the tards at Best Buy: "oh man you mean micro SD, like for a phone!" NO YOU BLASTED IDIOT MINI! M I N I MINI!!!!
Looks pretty good from some angles, but from a side/profile view, I really don't like the legs. They are too wide and flat. From a straight on front view they look better than from the side, but they are too skinny for my liking.
I like the head sculpt, the shoulder speakers, and the paint apps.
UltraPrimal wrote:It's like Classics Springer. A few years back, a Hasbro design book was given to a few VIP fans that had a close relationship to Hasbro. In that book was a possible design for a Classics-style Springer. Now whether that design was leaked to FansProject and that's where they drew inspiration from or if their Defender toy was already designed and it was just a coincidence is unknown. But now Hasbro cannot produce their own Springer because it would be too similar to Defender. That's probably why they rushed out their own Wreck-Gar/Junkion figure. To cock-block FansProjects own planned version that they showed off at TFcon 09.
I'm going to call BS on that, FP desinged and announced Defender after Hasbro announced in 08 that there won't be another Classics Springer, because the BotCon Games of Decepticon Springer repaint of Cybertron Defence HotShot and the Universe 2.0 Springer repaint of Cybertron Evac where "good enough" and "covered all aspects of the character".
Also, I'm completely let down by this. I was hoping for something better than G1 Soundwave, but this has the exact same problems I have with G1 Soundwave, so no thank you.
Jeep! wrote:Why do I imagine Dead Metal sounding exactly like Arnie? Intah-wib-buls?
Leave it to Dead Metal to have the word 'Pronz' in his signature.
This soundwave just straight looks like a knockoff, even though it counts as 3rd party. Iv'e been collecting knockoffs my whole life, no need to stop now! Recently, I found a bot who was 1 cybertron thunder cracker, 2 cybertron starscreams, 2 cybertron vector primes, and 1 cybertron optimus prime, and they all combined into a massive robot! That thing was cool! not all knockoffs and 3rd party stuff with "BAD QUALITY" are that bad.
At cosco you can get a knockoff yellow g1 devastator with extra parts that form the head, hands, feet, etc. out of plow and drill components. he's just 10 bucks.
Nice review. I was on the fence on this release. Soundwave is one of my fav all time characters and once I saw this bot in robot mode, I just couldn't get over the asymmetrical look (which I love for some TF's, but not a G1-inspired/updated Soundwave) or the legs.
About a week ago, because of this third party release, I grabbed a Music Label Soundwave (Spark Blue with Reprolabels stickers already applied) on ebay and he is the best Soundwave I've ever seen. It was reasonably priced (cheaper than this third party toy) and to me, he looks far better than even the original G1 toy (which I own and still love). The proportions look more like the cartoon to me, which is what I always wanted. The width and height of the chest on the G1 toy always threw me off, as did the elongated head and yellow eyes (which I painted), but the Music Label version gets it all right for me.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.
And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
Motto:"I smell the smell of something smelly,...I think it's blood."
Weapon: Semi Automatic Sonic Blaster Pistol
yes, this has officially sealed the deal with me too,......I am definitely going to get a music label soundwave for my classics shelf.
this soundwave just has everything that i didn't like about animated soundwave (short and fat) not to disrespect any short and/or fat people out there, rock on with your bad self,...just don't want it in my figures. haha.
so hello ebay or crave, i'll be on the lookout for a good price on a music label wave (to replace the wfc wave i have there now, unless i decide to get the tiny tiny minions from shapeways for wfc that is) muhahaha
BeastProwl wrote:... 1 cybertron thunder cracker, 2 cybertron starscreams, 2 cybertron vector primes, and 1 cybertron optimus prime, and they all combined into a massive robot!...
Can you post pics please?
No sorry, I'm on vacation in chicago right now, hoping see any leftover carnage! Anyway, no lick. I'll be out here all summer. I left the big guy in California. I picked him up in, I Think its call corprin? Or corkrin? Some little town up by a desert prison, in one of the town's two dicount stores. they also had a few $10 knockoff light up transformable figures that looked like incarnations of tracks, bumblebee, trailbreaker, and some fourth guy. All I know is they have some cool knockoffs out in the middle of no were sometimes. If you find yourself on a roadtrip anytime soon, check out the chain of local discount stores in the tiny towns you'll pass through, and you'll be surprised the stuff you find that's NOT posted here!
Well, being a staunch collector of all things Soundwave, I had to get this one. My expectations were not high, based on early photos and recent reviews and the best I can say is that Sonicron lives up to those low expectations. I transformed him once, but given the feel of the plastic and the tightness of some of the tabs, I don't think I'll risk breaking him by doing it a second time. The payoff isn't worth it anyway.
Despite the odd proportions, I do still like him as a display piece. Also, the leg joints on mine are much tighter than the ones in the videos, so getting him to stand has not been an issue. It might be because I've transformed him so little or perhaps the screws are a bit tighter on mine; maybe I just got lucky.
All in all, it's sad considering how nice the toy could have been, but he's unmistakably Soundwave, so he gets a spot on my shelf. Hopefully someone will take the same base design and do it right in the future.
Motto:"Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
Some features weren't shown in the video review that Optimus shows in "his" review. Check out Optimus Prime's humorous review of BTS-04 Sonicron.
Omigod dude ... your video was hilarious. It's one thing to get a Transformers fan laughing, but it's a whole 'nother thing when you get someone who's not into our geekiness laughing. My wife thought your video was hysterical. We both got a kick out of watching it last night. Thank you!
On that note, after watching your video, I realized that I had the waist mistransformed on mine and didn't attach the arm storage piece to his back like you did. I took a few additional pics earlier tonight after watching your video.