I think the best idea for a modern Soundwave is a satellite, like ROTF Soundwave. Now granted, the Bay design style ruined it (for me, at least) but I loved the idea of SW being a satellite, just orbiting silently, eavesdropping and spying. He can see and hear everything from up there, and the solitude suits his personality, I think. For me, a perfect modern SW would have a satellite alt mode, but a bot mode that looks more like classic SW.
GuyIncognito wrote:I'm beginning to think the theme of this "Aligned Continuity" is boring alt modes.
Yeah, it should have been something like this... but you know, blue.
If they want a land-based/wheeled vehicle for him, that would TOTALLY work! That's way more fitting than a plain old SUV.
Or what about those vans they use to do remote TV broadcasts, with huge dishes and antennae and crap? You could make an awesome blocky G1-like robot mode from the van, and the dishes and antennae would make awesome weapons. Something like this: