Looking forward to seeing your pics
I indeed have seen the new 3rd party Soundwave but I have a soft spot for the G1 style figure and to me it's the definitive version even if it's 25 years old.
Since I was born in '88 I didn't grow up watching the show (unfortunately), and I only started to watch G1 last year on DVD. Hard to quit once you started! They don't make 'em like this anymore.