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Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave

Transformers News: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave

Monday, August 4th, 2014 9:09PM CDT

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Hasbro's official product website has been been updated with two new Transformers Battle Masters figures, Lockdown and Soundwave. As you can see in the images mirrored below, both are departures from their traditional looks, which has been the case with most characters released in this game. The game is similar to Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

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Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596623)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 4th, 2014 @ 9:49pm CDT
I don't get these things. Optimus looks like Optimus, but nobody else looks even remotely like themselves. Usually these sidelines like to be clear homages. I mean, why didn't they just call this Lockdown "Bulkhead" instead? Just seems like these were intended to be something else entirely then they got a bunch of Transformer names slapped on them without any rhyme or reason.
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596624)
Posted by TulioDude on August 4th, 2014 @ 9:59pm CDT
Interresting
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596625)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:04pm CDT
Do all of the Battle Masters have diabetes?
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596627)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:14pm CDT
The Lockdown actually looks like it takes a few cues from Animated Lockdown, though he clearly should've been nicknamed "THE LETHAL LEFT-HOOK"

But Soundwave's just random on every level. Not only does the sculpt suggest Bayniverse Starscream, but his nickname...um...isn't "THE SCOURGE OF THE SKY", y'know, Scourge?
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596629)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on August 4th, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:I don't get these things. Optimus looks like Optimus, but nobody else looks even remotely like themselves. Usually these sidelines like to be clear homages. I mean, why didn't they just call this Lockdown "Bulkhead" instead? Just seems like these were intended to be something else entirely then they got a bunch of Transformer names slapped on them without any rhyme or reason.


Hmmm, more like BWII Dirge :-?
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596642)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 4th, 2014 @ 11:17pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:I don't get these things. Optimus looks like Optimus, but nobody else looks even remotely like themselves. Usually these sidelines like to be clear homages. I mean, why didn't they just call this Lockdown "Bulkhead" instead? Just seems like these were intended to be something else entirely then they got a bunch of Transformer names slapped on them without any rhyme or reason.


Hmmm, more like BWII Dirge :-?
Oh yeah, I didn't notice his plane kibble at first...maybe Cybertron Jetfire/Dreadrock?
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596654)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 5th, 2014 @ 12:18am CDT
I have absolutely no idea what is the point of this mini-line. I saw the duo of Optimus and Megs in store and those also look NOTHING like the bots they are supposed to be. They look all the same, without ANY features that refer to the character! They are just a bunch of random vehicons! What the flying hell? Who's falling for that? Even the cluless parent cannot be fooled by these. Why does these toys have the TF name slapped on it when none of those bots look like any TF characters from any universes?

Seriously. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596661)
Posted by Shuttershock on August 5th, 2014 @ 2:10am CDT
Huh, never expected a mainstream homage to Marvel Soundwave.

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In all honesty, I'm not surprised. These things aren't even trying and they're not worth our anger.
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596667)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 5th, 2014 @ 4:25am CDT
Shuttershock wrote:In all honesty, I'm not surprised. These things aren't even trying and they're not worth our anger.


I'm not angry. I'm just confused.

My headcanon:
Hasbro boss: Okay, who's the smart-ass who greenlighted these things?

Silence.

Hasbro boss: Sigh... Now I need to find some mean to market those robots nobody know that look like nothing.

A timid intern raise his hand.

Hasbro boss: What now, Junior?

Junior: We could market them as Transformers?

Hasbro boss: I dont see any TF here. These bots look like nothing. You expect people to buy that?

Junior: F...fingers crossed?

Hasbro boss. Whatever. It's better than nothing. Junior, you can keep your job.

Junior: Thank... you?

Hasbro boss: Now get back to work.
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596697)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 5th, 2014 @ 8:13am CDT
I don't think that was an intentional homage to Marvel Soundwave. I think it was just coincidence. There was clearly very little thought put into these horrible toys. In most cases, the only thing the toy has in common with the character it's supposed to be is the main color. In fact, I'd bet that this was supposed to be Shockwave and they just screwed up the name.
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596742)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:52am CDT
These are just.....bad.
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596816)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on August 5th, 2014 @ 4:49pm CDT
I think these would have gone over better if they hadn't tried to pretend they were Transformers-related. Maybe give them their own cartoon or something, something along the lines of B-Daman meets Real Steel or something. But as Transformers merchandise? They just don't fit.
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1596817)
Posted by Shuttershock on August 5th, 2014 @ 4:51pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:I think these would have gone over better if they hadn't tried to pretend they were Transformers-related. Maybe give them their own cartoon or something, something along the lines of B-Daman meets Real Steel or something. But as Transformers merchandise? They just don't fit.


Reminds me of a low-tech Rumble Robots from a while ago. And yeah, call them literally anything else and they might have done alright.
Re: Transformers: Battle Masters Lockdown and Soundwave (1597554)
Posted by MaverickPrime on August 7th, 2014 @ 11:20pm CDT
They're not bad toys, just awkward TRANSFORMERS toys, only Optimus looks somewhat like himself, they should have been their own line, that or actually made them resemble the characters they're supposed to be, it wouldn't have been that hard to do.
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