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Re: Aligned Continuity Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue May 21, 2013 12:28 pm

Soundwave looks really badass as the kind of SUV that suburban moms use to drive their kids to soccer practice. His weapon: poor gas mileage. His plan: deplete Earth's fuel supply over a course of centuries by not being very fuel-efficient. His special ability: better-than-average handling in slippery conditions.

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Re: Aligned Continuity Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Postby Manterax Prime » Tue May 21, 2013 1:56 pm

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Honestly, I'd rather have this over that lousy drone any day.
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Re: Aligned Continuity Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Postby frogbat » Tue May 21, 2013 4:08 pm

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Mmm I guess these concepts focus on very realistic alt modes. Not too sure bout this one.. Maybe a google street view car might have been more apt.

I like the prime incarnation cos he's ominous and creepy in spite of the Lotr witch king look.
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Re: Aligned Continuity Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue May 21, 2013 4:24 pm

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.

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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.
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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:

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or this:

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or this:

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Re: Aligned Continuity Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Postby Eagleblaster » Tue May 21, 2013 4:29 pm

My opinion is to scratch this concept design. It doesn't look to nice.
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Re: Aligned Continuity Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Postby Metrosuplex » Tue May 21, 2013 5:58 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:Soundwave looks really badass as the kind of SUV that suburban moms use to drive their kids to soccer practice. His weapon: poor gas mileage. His plan: deplete Earth's fuel supply over a course of centuries by not being very fuel-efficient. His special ability: better-than-average handling in slippery conditions.

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This.

Soundwave is supposed to have an unconventional ALT mode made for spying. I'd prefer a lamp post over this. This SUV reminds me too much of those hideous reggae-dreadlock SUV's from the last Bay-tastrophe. :lol:
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Re: Aligned Continuity Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Postby rpetras » Tue May 21, 2013 10:17 pm

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I keep thinking if Soundwave is going to modded into a truck, it should be a lowrider boom truck.

When I think "waves of sound" I think of something like this:

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Or this:
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Re: Aligned Continuity Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Postby MarkNL » Wed May 22, 2013 2:38 am

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Megatron Wolf wrote:thats a hell of a lot better than what we got, not a fan of the alt mode but the robot mode is great. Looks enough like soundwave so you can tell its him but different enough so that hes not just the same old thing we've had. Who ever turned this down and decided to go with the crap we have now should be shot. And who ever decided to not have soundwave talk should be thrown in a deep dark hole and left to die a slow and agonizing death, mute soundwave is a horrible idea especially when you have frank welker on the pay roll.

Totally agree with that. The Prime Soundwave we have now is just.. crap. This concept is better.

Manterax Prime wrote:Honestly, I'd rather have this over that lousy drone any day.

Yup, I totally agree with that too.
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Re: Aligned Continuity Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Postby MINDVVIPE » Wed May 22, 2013 11:00 am

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Mark(NL) wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:thats a hell of a lot better than what we got, not a fan of the alt mode but the robot mode is great. Looks enough like soundwave so you can tell its him but different enough so that hes not just the same old thing we've had. Who ever turned this down and decided to go with the crap we have now should be shot. And who ever decided to not have soundwave talk should be thrown in a deep dark hole and left to die a slow and agonizing death, mute soundwave is a horrible idea especially when you have frank welker on the pay roll.

Totally agree with that. The Prime Soundwave we have now is just.. crap. This concept is better.

Manterax Prime wrote:Honestly, I'd rather have this over that lousy drone any day.

Yup, I totally agree with that too.


Huh... I usually agree with Megatron Wolf, but I like the drone version. It isn't as glorious as the original soundwave by any means, but it has a creepyness that I like, especially with the pervy tentacle arms and the faceless visor. To me, its the second best version to the original, compared to the bay, animated, and cybertron versions (although that vehicle mode was cool). UAV Drones are quite deadly in reality, so it works better than an unarmed suv to me.
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