Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave

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Monday, July 14th, 2014 4:22AM CDT

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Courtesy of Seibertron.com user and YouTube reviewer chuckdawg1999, we get a look at another figure from the Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced line - and it's one of the cheating ones, brought back from the Movie Line that wasn't: Darkside Soundwave, already a Soudblaster-esque repaint of DotM Soundwave! Check out the embedded clip below.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:A new coat of paint doesn't change that this is a cool looking figure with a horrible transformation. Robot and vehicle mode looks great like we've come to expect from Takara/Tomy. Keep in mind that while the Mech-Tech ports are still there, there isn't a weapon included.


Credit(s): chuckdawg1999
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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590582)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2014 @ 4:27am CDT
No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590688)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590736)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2014 @ 5:05pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590738)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2014 @ 5:30pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590742)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2014 @ 5:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590755)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".


I hate to say the money for weapons might have gone into the extra paint and detail. For what it's worth Dino comes with a new head and arm blades.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590775)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2014 @ 8:26pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".


I hate to say the money for weapons might have gone into the extra paint and detail. For what it's worth Dino comes with a new head and arm blades.
To be fair, though, Soundwave was gonna come with this same deco when Hasbro had originally planned to release him in the Movie Trilogy Series, MechTech weapon and all.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590810)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2014 @ 11:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".


I hate to say the money for weapons might have gone into the extra paint and detail. For what it's worth Dino comes with a new head and arm blades.
To be fair, though, Soundwave was gonna come with this same deco when Hasbro had originally planned to release him in the Movie Trilogy Series, MechTech weapon and all.


Technically true but we only ever saw photo shopped pics and when are those accurate?
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590872)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 15th, 2014 @ 7:49am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Technically true but we only ever saw photo shopped pics and when are those accurate?
User Primeultimus owns a sample version or two of the canceled Hasbro figure and has posted pics of it on this site. It looks just like the Takara Darkside Soundwave figure.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1590998)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 15th, 2014 @ 4:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Technically true but we only ever saw photo shopped pics and when are those accurate?
User Primeultimus owns a sample version or two of the canceled Hasbro figure and has posted pics of it on this site. It looks just like the Takara Darkside Soundwave figure.


Well there went the only reason I had for it not coming with a weapon
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591124)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on July 16th, 2014 @ 8:34am CDT
Just ordered the Dino and preordered the Wheeljack exclusive the other day from RK. On the one hand, no weapons for WJ is really cheap of them, but on the other hand, you couldn't even have Que hold any of his weapons without causing stress marks and cracks on his hands, so it's not like I'd ever use them anyway.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591843)
Posted by duoduotea on July 19th, 2014 @ 4:14pm CDT
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591905)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 19th, 2014 @ 11:36pm CDT
TFND user 多多綠茶 has posted some nice in-hand images of Movie Advanced AD-20 Black Knight Grimlock. Grimlock which uses the Leader Class mold is presented here in more movie accurate colors. We have mirrored a sampling of the many images, click here to see the rest.

















Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591930)
Posted by Xephon0930 on July 20th, 2014 @ 7:52am CDT
Yeah. He isn't that more screen accurate as Takara claimed. I am starting to think that Takara's remold of AoE Leader Prime isn't going to fare much better.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591931)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 20th, 2014 @ 7:53am CDT
Wow, that dino mode actually looks good with that deco. And the robot mode is sublime.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591970)
Posted by xyl360 on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:14am CDT
Xephon0930 wrote:Yeah. He isn't that more screen accurate as Takara claimed. I am starting to think that Takara's remold of AoE Leader Prime isn't going to fare much better.

Where did Takara claim that? I thought this was just supposed to be one of those oddball exclusives they tend to do (like Dark Guard Optimus Prime was in the Transformers: Prime line etc.). Usually when they put out a more show accurate deco of a figure from a main line, it gets released in the main line, not as an exclusive. At least if my recollection is correct, that's generally how they do it. The exclusives are usually just oddball repaints or homages to more obscure stuff/different continuities etc. like with the G1 colored Dinobots they're releasing.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591984)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 20th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Xephon0930 wrote:Yeah. He isn't that more screen accurate as Takara claimed. I am starting to think that Takara's remold of AoE Leader Prime isn't going to fare much better.

Where did Takara claim that? I thought this was just supposed to be one of those oddball exclusives they tend to do (like Dark Guard Optimus Prime was in the Transformers: Prime line etc.). Usually when they put out a more show accurate deco of a figure from a main line, it gets released in the main line, not as an exclusive. At least if my recollection is correct, that's generally how they do it. The exclusives are usually just oddball repaints or homages to more obscure stuff/different continuities etc. like with the G1 colored Dinobots they're releasing.


Black Knight Leader Grimlock is a main line release, numbered AD20. He's not an exclusive like Black Knight Scorn and Slug are. :-B

He looks interesting, but the Platinum Leader Grimlock looks just a tad better:


Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591988)
Posted by MegaDump on July 20th, 2014 @ 12:26pm CDT
"He has proven difficult to capture and nearly impossible to defeat. When an enemy does get the best of him, it's never for long." Hmmm... Unless you think about how he was imprisoned by Lockdown. Clearly he was defeated, and with a Dinosaur beast mode he'd presumably scanned and reformed into at least 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs were around. "Never for long," unless you count this 65 million year imprisonment. Then there's the "nearly impossible to defeat," although Optimus Prime manages it with one knockdown? :HEADHURTS:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1591993)
Posted by Siger on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Wow, that dino mode actually looks good with that deco. And the robot mode is sublime.

Don't know what pictures you are looking at buddy but whatever floats your boat. :lol:
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced Darkside Soundwave (1592008)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:54pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:




This colour scheme makes no sense to me. It also doesn't make the figure look any better either.

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