SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 7:57PM CDT

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One of the more bizarre and equally awesome upcoming figures announced during yesterday's Hasbro panel was the Linkin Park exclusive G1 Soundwave Set. The set comes in special packaging and features G1 Soundwave, Laserbeak, Ratbat, Ravage, and Buzzsaw painted gold (not molded in gold) with Linkin Park logos. The packaging, which is designed to mimic Soundwave's alt mode, features an opening cassette door that holds a removable cassette/certificate of authenticity. The set will be limited to 2000 units and sold through Linkin Park's affiliate SURU store and other yet to be determined hobby channels.

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Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400404)
Posted by DeceptiCobra on July 13th, 2012 @ 8:12pm CDT
I don't care what you guys say, I'm getting this!
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400406)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 13th, 2012 @ 8:13pm CDT
It's alright i guess.

Unnecessary is the first word that springs to mind. If it was chrome instead of flat gold i'd prolly be excited but like i said, unnecessary and is an easy pass. The affiliation with Likin Park also taints the concept to me aswell. Who really cares.....to be honest.

However.....a golden Ratbat has raised an eyebrow and is a point of interest. Not interesting enough to make me open my wallet and dole out hard earned dollars though.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400425)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 13th, 2012 @ 8:46pm CDT
It looks cool and it is a homage to the episode the golden lagoon if you think about it but linkin park sucks so theres no point
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400429)
Posted by Sodan-1 on July 13th, 2012 @ 8:54pm CDT
I can't believe someone got Laserbeak's lasers the wrong way round.

Personally I care very little about this one. Definitely one for the hardcore and specialist collectors.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400431)
Posted by PrymeStriker on July 13th, 2012 @ 8:54pm CDT
U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi, you ugly! Eh, hey, you ugly!

Rumble: Hey! Nobody calls Soundwave ugly!
Frenzy: Yeah! Let's kick tailgate!

Oh, so those are your alibis. Fu- :BOOM:
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400433)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 13th, 2012 @ 8:58pm CDT
I wouldn't take this even if it was free. In fact, I'd probably smack you for trying to unload it on me.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400443)
Posted by xyl360 on July 13th, 2012 @ 9:18pm CDT
Weird as this thing is, it kinda makes sense. Linkin Park is as much a part of the Transformers movieverse as Michael Bay.

I might just get it for the golden cassettes, but I'm not a huge fan of the deco on Soundwave, but we'll see what it looks like in person, maybe it's not quite as bad as it looks.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400457)
Posted by Burn on July 13th, 2012 @ 10:00pm CDT
Of course what would have made more sense was instead of using G1 Soundwave, use Music Label Soundwave, give him the gold treatment if you have to, forget the cassettes and have a Mini-SD card come pre-loaded with Linkin Park music.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400461)
Posted by xyl360 on July 13th, 2012 @ 10:05pm CDT
Burn wrote:Of course what would have made more sense was instead of using G1 Soundwave, use Music Label Soundwave, give him the gold treatment if you have to, forget the cassettes and have a Mini-SD card come pre-loaded with Linkin Park music.

You, sir, should be working for Hasbro. That's a brilliant idea. Heck, it wouldn't even have to have much music on it, just the 4 or 5 songs LP did for the movies.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400463)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on July 13th, 2012 @ 10:07pm CDT
Ugly ugly ugly. And I LOVE Soundwave. You couldn't get me to spend $10 on this.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400469)
Posted by Burn on July 13th, 2012 @ 10:12pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Burn wrote:Of course what would have made more sense was instead of using G1 Soundwave, use Music Label Soundwave, give him the gold treatment if you have to, forget the cassettes and have a Mini-SD card come pre-loaded with Linkin Park music.

You, sir, should be working for Hasbro. That's a brilliant idea. Heck, it wouldn't even have to have much music on it, just the 4 or 5 songs LP did for the movies.

Given that (as far as I know) ML Soundwave only supports up to 1gb cards, they could do that, or all of LP's albums, or all of the movie soundtracks and scores.

Either way, it would make more sense than just another Soundwave repaint with a LP label slapped on it. Plus you'd get ML Soundwave into the US market.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400512)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 14th, 2012 @ 12:08am CDT
Well, this is a slice of horrible, now isn't it?

It looks like it was made out of melted Reese's peanut butter chips for cookie baking.
It's so unappealing, it hurts.

The packaging is awesome, though.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400524)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 14th, 2012 @ 1:13am CDT
This is very much one of those "first not very thought-out ideas that you blurt out", no?
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400584)
Posted by YRQRM0 on July 14th, 2012 @ 4:59am CDT
I love the idea of a Linkin Park edition TF....two of my favorite things. I'll admit they could've done better though...starting with using a movie figure or something considering LP has nothing to do with G1. I feel like Mike Shinoda would enjoy this though..lol
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400627)
Posted by Rated X on July 14th, 2012 @ 9:01am CDT
Nice soundwave...

Stupid boy band...
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400650)
Posted by Kibble on July 14th, 2012 @ 9:53am CDT
Burn wrote:Of course what would have made more sense was instead of using G1 Soundwave, use Music Label Soundwave, give him the gold treatment if you have to, forget the cassettes and have a Mini-SD card come pre-loaded with Linkin Park music.

Just how badly do you want this thing to suck? As if it's not bad enough they have Stinkin' Fart logos on it, you want it to also come with their..."music"?
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400653)
Posted by triKlops on July 14th, 2012 @ 9:56am CDT
the toys themselves are pretty cool, seems like an interesting set
linkin park, not so much
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400681)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 14th, 2012 @ 11:29am CDT
Rated X wrote:Nice soundwave...

Stupid boy band...


Linkin Park is many things... I'm not the biggest fan, though a few songs are good...
But they are NOT a boy band, stupid or otherwise.

Mike Shinoda and co. would kick your @$$ if they heard that.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400721)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 14th, 2012 @ 1:48pm CDT
Kibble wrote:
Burn wrote:Of course what would have made more sense was instead of using G1 Soundwave, use Music Label Soundwave, give him the gold treatment if you have to, forget the cassettes and have a Mini-SD card come pre-loaded with Linkin Park music.

Just how badly do you want this thing to suck? As if it's not bad enough they have Stinkin' Fart logos on it, you want it to also come with their..."music"?


:lol: I was thinking the same thing.
Mike Shinoda kicking ass? I don't see it.
Re: SDCC 2012 Coverage: Linkin Park Exclusive Soundwave Set (1400722)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 14th, 2012 @ 1:52pm CDT
Kibble wrote:
Burn wrote:Of course what would have made more sense was instead of using G1 Soundwave, use Music Label Soundwave, give him the gold treatment if you have to, forget the cassettes and have a Mini-SD card come pre-loaded with Linkin Park music.

Just how badly do you want this thing to suck? As if it's not bad enough they have Stinkin' Fart logos on it, you want it to also come with their..."music"?


"Stinkin' Fart"
"I hate Nickelback"
"Metallica Sucks"
Etc...

Do you people ever find an artist, group, band, whatever, that you actually like and stick with it? I mean, seriously. It's always an "I hate..." kinda deal.

Obviously, there's something there, otherwise no money would be made. And last I checked, Linkin Park is still making money.

...hmm, yep. Still cashin' checks. So...

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