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Monday, August 26th, 2013 4:36PM CDT

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SURU has posted some additional images of the special Linkin Park edition Soundwave set. The set feature gold version of G1 Soundwave, Ravage, Laserbeak, Ratbat, and Buzzsaw. This set retails for $150.00.

he LINKIN PARK SOUNDWAVE TRANSFORMERS Special Edition Action Figure is in the “Generation 1” or “G1” style of the fan favorite SOUNDWAVE TRANSFORMERS character, features an orange gold treatment and is packaged in a unique cassette tape-inspired box. The set includes the Decepticon spy minions Ravage, Lazerbeak, Buzzsaw and Ratbat which take the alternative form of a microcassette stored within Soundwave’s tape compartment.

Features:

Soundwave stands approximately 7 inches in height
Features 8 points of articulation
Converts from robot to “cassette player” mode
Includes 4 cassette minions


Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images

Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images

Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images

Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images

Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images

Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images

Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images

Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images

Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images

Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images
Credit(s): SURU
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Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514123)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 26th, 2013 @ 5:09pm CDT
All my no.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514124)
Posted by Vegitron on August 26th, 2013 @ 5:14pm CDT
I like this thing. Another strange G1 figure to add to my collection. It should fit in well next to my Exile edition Music Label Convoy.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514127)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 26th, 2013 @ 5:24pm CDT
Yeeeeesh.... This look like some unpainted prototype. 150$?! Good lord.
Oh well, if you're into these things...
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514128)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 26th, 2013 @ 5:24pm CDT
Nice job putting Ratbat's boosters on the wrong side. >:oP
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514130)
Posted by AnhVuDo on August 26th, 2013 @ 5:29pm CDT
I REALLY wanted this however, at $150 I'm better off spending a little more and getting a Hasbro Masterpiece version.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514131)
Posted by Mystic Metal on August 26th, 2013 @ 5:33pm CDT
At least "Golden Shower" Ultra Magnus has someone to sit in the corner with.

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Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514134)
Posted by devlingrey on August 26th, 2013 @ 5:52pm CDT
I can't explain why I like this. This would be an abomination on my shelves but I love it. Maybe it's so bad it's good, I don't know.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514145)
Posted by Yweggo on August 26th, 2013 @ 6:44pm CDT
Doesn't need Buzzsaw, needs Frenzy/Rumble instead.





Just my two cents.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514146)
Posted by YRQRM0 on August 26th, 2013 @ 6:50pm CDT
I love it, just because it's linkin park. But $150 is quite steep.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514157)
Posted by ILL-Star on August 26th, 2013 @ 7:52pm CDT
This is just my opinion, but that thing is an absolute piece of crap. Cheap looking gold plastic and the only other color is black, and there is so little of it. This Soundwave doesn't even have metal thighs.

If Linkin Park really had a say in this figure's design, they made it pretty obvious that they don't give a hoot about Transformers. :lol:
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514183)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 26th, 2013 @ 10:29pm CDT
Looks more like "Vanilla-flavor" instead of "gold".
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514188)
Posted by triKlops on August 26th, 2013 @ 10:40pm CDT
Butterscotch Soundwave
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514208)
Posted by Regimus Prime on August 27th, 2013 @ 1:16am CDT
He is one of my favorite G1 characters. it'll go great opposite my MISB 1984/G1 Soundwave. Where will it be on sale at? :BOT:
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514215)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 27th, 2013 @ 3:22am CDT
Regimus Prime wrote: Where will it be on sale at? :BOT:


Let me guess... Linkin Park? :WHISTLE:
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514217)
Posted by RhA on August 27th, 2013 @ 4:02am CDT
Regimus Prime wrote:He is one of my favorite G1 characters. it'll go great opposite my MISB 1984/G1 Soundwave.


They are opposites indeed. One is awesome and the other sucks eggs.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514252)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 27th, 2013 @ 10:31am CDT
I'm waiting for the pink Limp Bizkit version. 8-}
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514354)
Posted by slugfest200x on August 27th, 2013 @ 9:16pm CDT
i can only hope that Gold plastic Syndrome causes this toy to crumble into nothingness; just as Linkin Parks career did.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514357)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 27th, 2013 @ 9:28pm CDT
Yweggo wrote:Doesn't need Buzzsaw, needs Frenzy/Rumble instead.





Just my two cents.

Agreed, because they could at least represent some generics from More Than Meets The Eye and S.O.S. Dinobots.

As is, they could all be electrum coated...but the reveal of Ratbat makes that odd, as Golden Lagoon was before his time in the 'toon.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514363)
Posted by ausbot on August 27th, 2013 @ 10:11pm CDT
It looks like a KO, at least the other G1 reissue, Bape Prime was interesting.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514378)
Posted by Vegitron on August 28th, 2013 @ 12:16am CDT
I can't believe that over a year after showing the actually good looking prototype in 2012 they came up with this final product. It's as if they totally forgot about it (I know I did) and handed it off to some intern who doesn't know a thing about TFs to finish the design on the cheap.

BTW the Linkin Park facebook page has some great comments. With 43,700+ Likes, I'm sure it'll sell out between the two sets of fans.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1514395)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 28th, 2013 @ 4:06am CDT
Wow, it surprises me every time just how ugly this thing is, every time I see it. Just wow.
This deco makes G2's Skittles "taste the painbow" decoes look super badass in comparison.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1515344)
Posted by Jack Hallows on September 2nd, 2013 @ 12:27pm CDT
i tried so hard, and got so far. but in the end, it's still slaggin ugly.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1515590)
Posted by G1COLLECTOR on September 3rd, 2013 @ 3:23pm CDT
Man, Soundwave is #1 to me with his cassettes, but this is a easy pass for me. That tan plastic, so called gold looks like trash. And at $150.00 ? They are making a killing on who ever buys this set, no paint, all one color plastic, crappy box. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516138)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 6th, 2013 @ 6:31am CDT
Excited for Linkin Park Soundwave? Then why not show it by wearing apparel based on the blinged-out Decepticon? Linkin Park's partner Suru has revealed some apparel based on the visage of the upcoming Linkin Park Soundwave. The apparel includes a snapback hat with Soundwave's tape deck mode, and two variants of a shirt: one having Soundwave's tape deck mode in gold, the other the same design, but in Soundwave's traditional blue. Images are below.

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Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516151)
Posted by Dead Metal on September 6th, 2013 @ 7:35am CDT
Can't f**king wait to own this damn Linkin Park is the best band ever and these shirts and hats are just as badass as the brilliant gold soundwave!
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516152)
Posted by joevill on September 6th, 2013 @ 7:35am CDT
Wow so cool!
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516216)
Posted by Rated X on September 6th, 2013 @ 12:25pm CDT
Justin Beiber would wear this...
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516242)
Posted by RhA on September 6th, 2013 @ 1:56pm CDT
POOPERSTINK.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516249)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 6th, 2013 @ 2:12pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Justin Beiber would wear this...


I bet the Biebs doesn't even know who Linkin Park is.

I'm waiting for the Limp Bizkit Soundblaster.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516260)
Posted by YRQRM0 on September 6th, 2013 @ 2:38pm CDT
So much want. So much cost :-(
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516269)
Posted by Jack Hallows on September 6th, 2013 @ 3:11pm CDT
i'm waitin patiently for the wu-tang clan wreckers apparel.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516277)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 6th, 2013 @ 3:57pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote:Justin Beiber would wear this...


I bet the Biebs doesn't even know who Linkin Park is.

I'm waiting for the Limp Bizkit Soundblaster.


Call me a "pleb" then. And no, I don't think it's worth it checking out on Google.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516360)
Posted by MGrotusque on September 7th, 2013 @ 1:07am CDT
painful. Too much nerd goin on there for my liking.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1516472)
Posted by Rated X on September 7th, 2013 @ 3:03pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote:Justin Beiber would wear this...


I bet the Biebs doesn't even know who Linkin Park is.

I'm waiting for the Limp Bizkit Soundblaster.



I only said that because this clothing style seems to be stuck in between hip hop and pop rock styles, but not strong enough in either genre to sway buyers. I own transformers clothes that are geared more towards hip hop fans. And Ive seen plenty of transformers clothes geared more toward the pop rock fans which I would not wear. This seems to be too much of a mix of both, just like Justin Beiber lol.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1518835)
Posted by Vegitron on September 19th, 2013 @ 10:15pm CDT
Here's some more pictures I found. Looking forward to seeing some "real" pictures or video reviews of this thing.

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edit, found another. Maybe more to come...

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Here's a youtube interview of Joe Hahn during his Soundwave release party. You only need to watch the first minute unless you're a big Linkin Park fan. Kinda cool seeing some Soundwave stuff behind him and the T-Shirts rotating by.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1518836)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 19th, 2013 @ 10:28pm CDT
Jesus.

This thing is a GPS catastrophe in waiting.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1518989)
Posted by Seibertron on September 20th, 2013 @ 4:23pm CDT
The LINKIN PARK SOUNDWAVE TRANSFORMERS Figure Launches Today as Part of the Brand's 30th Anniversary Celebration

Los Angeles, C.A. and Pawtucket, R.I. - September 20, 2013 - Premier global branded play company, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and world renowned rock band, LINKIN PARK, released a special edition action figure of the TRANSFORMERS character SOUNDWAVE today at the SURU store in Los Angeles, C.A. The LINKIN PARK SOUNDWAVE TRANSFORMERS action figure also marks the first celebrity designed TRANSFORMERS figure in the brand's 30-year history.

LINKIN PARK is no stranger to the 'MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE' brand having provided songs for three TRANSFORMERS movie soundtracks and with members of the band growing up as fans of the 'ROBOTS IN DISGUISE." Joe Hahn of LINKIN PARK, worked closely with TRANSFORMERS designers at Hasbro, and has been a life-long TRANSFORMERS fan and collector.

"I grew up playing with TRANSFORMERS toys in the 1980's and still collect TRANSFORMERS figures to this day," said Hahn. "As a fan, providing music for the movie soundtracks and creating a LINKIN PARK inspired TRANSFORMERS action figure is beyond any fan's dream come true."

The LINKIN PARK special edition figure is in the "Generation 1" or "G1" style of the fan favorite SOUNDWAVE TRANSFORMERS character, features a gold deco treatment and is packaged in a unique cassette tape-inspired box. "LINKIN PARK chose the SOUNDWAVE character in the 'G1' style for his retro-appeal," Hahn continued. "In the original animated series from the 80's, SOUNDWAVE converts into a tape deck, has cassette tapes as minions and battles the AUTOBOTS with blasts of sound; he was an easy choice to represent our band."

"LINKIN PARK are best in class, iconic musicians and we consider them part of the TRANSFORMERS team," said Jay Duke, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing, Hasbro. "The TRANSFORMERS brand is thrilled to have LINKIN PARK be one of the first celebrities to inspire a TRANSFORMERS action figure. The LINKIN PARK collaboration is an exciting part of the TRANSFORMERS 30th anniversary celebration."

SURU will be the exclusive retailer for this special edition action figure beginning today at the SURU store in Los Angeles and online at http://www.suru-la.com through October 3rd. TRANSFORMERS fans can keep up with all of the latest brand news including the 30th Anniversary on the official TRANSFORMERS Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/Transformers.

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About LINKIN PARK

LINKIN PARK is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of co-lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda - co-lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook - with over 55 million fans and counting. In the span of time since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200 - no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart and, with the release of their latest album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings /Warner Bros), which reached #1 in over 20 countries, no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century. In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization that has raised over 5 million dollars for victims of natural disasters and environmental projects. http://www.linkinpark.com

About Hasbro, Inc.

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 170 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.

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Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1518991)
Posted by Seibertron on September 20th, 2013 @ 4:27pm CDT
Vegitron wrote:Here's some more pictures I found. Looking forward to seeing some "real" pictures or video reviews of this thing.


Where are these pictures from? I'd like to post them in the news if you can let us know.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1518992)
Posted by Seibertron on September 20th, 2013 @ 4:41pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Jesus.

This thing is a GPS catastrophe in waiting.


It's made of the brownish colored plastic that they've been using for gold lately. It's not the same plastic as the infamous gold plastic that destroys older Transformers.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1518994)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 20th, 2013 @ 4:54pm CDT
Refresh my memory, what's the fan term "chewed caramels" mean again? Because when I see Soundwave in robot mode, I just keep hearing Cobra Commander in that Gamesmaster episode screaming, "No! It's...butterscotch!"

Cassette completist though I am, there's just soooooo much I haven't saved up for, including 3rd party cassettes that make these 4 seem pointless, and buying MP Soundblaster for the new Ratbat would be way more worthwhile...

And then, it just dawned on me that the brown Ratbat in this set IS a representation of something in official media.

SG Ratbat, when not in his Batbot costume.

Dammit, I am going to have to get this someday. sigh.

Well, maybe the price will bottom out from lack of interest.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1518997)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 20th, 2013 @ 5:10pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Jesus.

This thing is a GPS catastrophe in waiting.


It's made of the brownish colored plastic that they've been using for gold lately. It's not the same plastic as the infamous gold plastic that destroys older Transformers.


That's goo to know. My SW X-Over Chewbaka is now an amputee because of GPS. So, that brown plastic will not crumble over time? It's sad to say, but we'll have to wait a few years to find out. Let's hope for those who pay up to 200$ for this special Soundwave will not be screwed over time.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1519000)
Posted by Vegitron on September 20th, 2013 @ 5:21pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Where are these pictures from? I'd like to post them in the news if you can let us know.


The first set of pictures I found here:
http://hypebeast.com/2013/9/linkin-park ... ion-figure
Looks like you can "like" the page and be in the drawing to win a Soundwave on Monday.

Soundwave figure on table:
http://instagram.com/linkinpark#

Soundwave draped over the Suru store:
http://instagram.com/mrjoehahn

Linkin Park Soundwave Launch Party:
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http://www.gettyimages.in/Search/Search ... inkin+park
Getty Images (different watermark)
http://www.wireimage.se/search/#events?q=linkin%20park/[181225679]&ep=1/60/1&s=3
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1519001)
Posted by Rated X on September 20th, 2013 @ 5:21pm CDT
Two Buzzards the exact same colors ? Would one of the Rumble/Frenzy mold be too hard ?

When is the Justin Beiber Blaster coming out ? :lol:
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1519002)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 20th, 2013 @ 5:34pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Jesus.

This thing is a GPS catastrophe in waiting.


It's made of the brownish colored plastic that they've been using for gold lately. It's not the same plastic as the infamous gold plastic that destroys older Transformers.


That's goo to know. My SW X-Over Chewbaka is now an amputee because of GPS. So, that brown plastic will not crumble over time? It's sad to say, but we'll have to wait a few years to find out. Let's hope for those who pay up to 200$ for this special Soundwave will not be screwed over time.
I think it's usually sparkles in the plastic that create the fracture points. The earliest GPS toy I own is Captain Nemo, a green battleship from the Convertors line in 1985. My most tragic GPS loss to date has been Transmetal Megatron with pinkish chrome.

I see some slightly unnerving swirls in this Soundwave, but nothing shiny besides the chrome, so he's probably safe.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1519034)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:20pm CDT
A shame how they were given complete freedom on the color scheme, and all they did was make him solid caramel butterscotch 'gold.'

I wonder how much of a market this has. Doesn't seem like there's much support from the TF fan side of things; dunno how many non-TF LP fans would want a (several decade old) toy...
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1519042)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:33pm CDT
I like the box. Yay Soundwave! I'd probably get this if it were 5 years ago and I had more dispose ale income.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1519043)
Posted by ILL-Star on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:34pm CDT
All gold. Soooooo original. :roll:
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1519049)
Posted by Vegitron on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:40pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:A shame how they were given complete freedom on the color scheme, and all they did was make him solid caramel butterscotch 'gold.'

I wonder how much of a market this has. Doesn't seem like there's much support from the TF fan side of things; dunno how many non-TF LP fans would want a (several decade old) toy...


A sticker sheet to give the figure some accents would help. But I haven't heard anything about that being included.

As for the market, Joe Hahn reiterates in the Youtube interview that "about 2000" were made. I think between both large fan bases worldwide, it'll get sold out in time. It's just that the haters are the most vocal. The non-TF fans may want it because they love the band or the celebrities and rock stars posing with it at the release party.
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1519051)
Posted by Metrosuplex on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:48pm CDT
This feels like pure exploitation of mentally unsound individuals.

Completionists WILL buy this, no questions asked, despite legitimate criticisms and dislike of the toy. Maybe a few legitimate fans (of LP or this design) who love this "gold" "masterpiece" (and butterscotch cookies for them! :APPLAUSE:).

The completionists, the honest appreciators, and... the SCALPERS. Well, the limited nature of this toy pretty well guarantees that the poachers will prevent future price drops by feverishly snatching these at "list price savings" and eBaying them for what? Triple? :-B

I guess I want to know how Hasbro can sell something that clearly exploits fools who have no interest in this figure. But as Obi Wan said, "Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fools who follow him?"

Rated X wrote:Two Buzzards the exact same colors ? Would one of the Rumble/Frenzy mold be too hard ?

When is the Justin Beiber Blaster coming out ? :lol:


Yes exactly. I need a Bieber Blaster! :lol: Also, +1 on your buzzard comment.

Bumblevivisector wrote:I think it's usually sparkles in the plastic that create the fracture points.

This can't be right. A lot of recent toys have "sparkles." Metroplex, for example. I don't think it's specifically that. According to a Hasbro rep, with the gold plastic, it was literally the "gold flecks" (whatever that is :???: ).

Clear plastic is brittle as heck, too.

I'm disappointed Soundwave isn't completely metal gold (like his buttons), but then I guess the choice is GPS or flaking. :BANG_HEAD: Anyway, even if GPS is not a real factor, this is hardly "gold" - it'd be more accurate to call it "fool's gold", as many a fool will pay out the nose for this one! ;)
Re: Linkin Park Soundwave Set Images (1519057)
Posted by President-prime on September 20th, 2013 @ 10:24pm CDT
Just ordered. Can't wait! Every fan for himself/herself. I rather get this exclusive than tiny little transformers with cheap plastic hasbrotoyshop's been pumping out lately. It actually looks pretty good. Gold chrome all around would have been better, but not complaining.

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