Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel

Transformers News: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel

Friday, September 6th, 2013 6:34AM CDT

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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 adorned 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.

Transformers News: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel
Transformers News: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel
Transformers News: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel
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Re: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (1516152)
Posted by joevill on September 6th, 2013 @ 7:35am CDT
Wow so cool!
Re: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (1516216)
Posted by Rated X on September 6th, 2013 @ 12:25pm CDT
Justin Beiber would wear this...
Re: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (1516242)
Posted by RhA on September 6th, 2013 @ 1:56pm CDT
POOPERSTINK.
Re: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (1516260)
Posted by YRQRM0 on September 6th, 2013 @ 2:38pm CDT
So much want. So much cost :-(
Re: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (1516269)
Posted by Jack Hallows on September 6th, 2013 @ 3:11pm CDT
i'm waitin patiently for the wu-tang clan wreckers apparel.
Re: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (1516360)
Posted by MGrotusque on September 7th, 2013 @ 1:07am CDT
painful. Too much nerd goin on there for my liking.
Re: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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.


















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









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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (1518836)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 19th, 2013 @ 10:28pm CDT
Jesus.

This thing is a GPS catastrophe in waiting.
Re: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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.

# # #

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.













Re: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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:
Getty Images
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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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: Suru Unveils New Linkin Park Soundwave-Themed Apparel (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.

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