Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art

Transformers News: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 6:01AM CDT

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Teletraan-1 Wiki has a few unused concept images by Don Figueroa for a Classics Soundwave. These concept designs probably had an influence on the Transformers Animated Soundwave since both figures have similar designs even though the styling between the two are different.

An interesting thing to note is that Soundwave's trunk contained a pretty spiffy soundsystem, which likely would have opened as his chest in robot mode.

Soundwave Concept Art

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Update:
These unused pictures of Classics Soundwave, are actually not new. Although many of our fans have never seen them before, Don Figueroa submitted these art pieces years ago, according to Unicron.com, which they reported in December 2007. Thanks to our Seibertron.com sleuths for uncovering the truth and finding this fan colored art over at DiviantArt.com.


Fan Colored
Credit(s): Teletraan-1 Wiki, Unicron.com; DivantArt.com
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Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714724)
Posted by Stormrider on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:02am CDT
horus wrote:http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Soundwave_%28G1%29

Last image on the page :wink:


Front paged. Thanks Horus and Blackmagnus for your keen eyes.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714727)
Posted by Archanubis on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:05am CDT
I may be in the minority on this, but I'm glad that didn't make it to the prototype stage. Thats... not a very good design for old Sounders. But that's just my opinion.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714732)
Posted by DevastaTTor on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:13am CDT
Yet another example of a figure I would have rather seen than Silverbolt for the upcoming Universe/Classics.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714738)
Posted by Tekka on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:18am CDT
Interesting, his head comes out of his upside down butt. 8D

But I can see why they did that, so the minions can pop out of the trunk.

I prefer the nostalgic design of ML Soundwave however... I really do need to get him.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714739)
Posted by Ultra Markus on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:19am CDT
they should just make him a cassette player like he used to be
so what if its out dated i would buy it over anything else they made him into
and why don't they do a classics reflector ?
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714744)
Posted by Tekka on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:22am CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:they should just make him a cassette player like he used to be
so what if its out dated i would buy it over anything else they made him into
and why don't they do a classics reflector ?

Soundwave is in dire need of a permanent alt mode upgrade. We can't keep hanging on to a casette player forever. In a few generations very few people will even remember casettes at all. I very much like the pictures of Soundwave I have seen as a military communications vehicle and would love for that be the inspiration for his future.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714750)
Posted by rhinox555 on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:30am CDT
How is this news? we saw this on unicron.com ages ago.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714755)
Posted by miryclay on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:33am CDT
Funny... I was just thinking the other day that with a new head and a paint job the upcoming Classics Ironhide could make a descent updated Soundwave. I'm not sure what came first, but that drawing looks a lot like the Ironhide pictures they've shown us.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714757)
Posted by The Chronic on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:39am CDT
imatron posted this in clasics 2.0 thread (page 26) about a month ago and it was in colour aswell
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714766)
Posted by Xion on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:54am CDT
This concept art of Don Figueroa is great as always. I just hope that Hasbro will release Soundwave even he will not look like in this concept art. :grin:
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714768)
Posted by Sledge on June 3rd, 2008 @ 6:56am CDT
Eeew. Glad that didn't happen. I still prefer my idea of him being an AWACS plane with the cassettes becoming UAVs. I don't think AWACS planes normally launch UAVs, but let's allow a little artistic license.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714778)
Posted by Covenant on June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:10am CDT
Thunderscream wrote:I may be in the minority on this, but I'm glad that didn't make it to the prototype stage. Thats... not a very good design for old Sounders. But that's just my opinion.

Agreed.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714783)
Posted by Jaw Crusher on June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:16am CDT
Well, he's lacking a radar dish that turns into Buzzsaw/Laserbeak, but other than that, me likes. B-) B'sides, the tape deck alt mode is just too damn old to be justifiable anymore, IMO (which could also be said for the Dinobots, but fortunately robot dinosaurs still have infinitely more coolness these days than tape decks do) .
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714788)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:20am CDT
It's fine that they didn't make that. I've been unimpressed with most modern SoundWaves.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714789)
Posted by woosh on June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:21am CDT
This is insane. Awesome. Epic. I'd SO BUY IT.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714794)
Posted by DevastaTTor on June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:24am CDT
Tekka wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:they should just make him a cassette player like he used to be
so what if its out dated i would buy it over anything else they made him into
and why don't they do a classics reflector ?

Soundwave is in dire need of a permanent alt mode upgrade. We can't keep hanging on to a casette player forever. In a few generations very few people will even remember casettes at all. I very much like the pictures of Soundwave I have seen as a military communications vehicle and would love for that be the inspiration for his future.


You hit the nail right on the head. Soundwave needs a new, long term alt mode. Casettes are really, really old school and are all but forgotten and the boom box designs just aren't relavent any more.

I grew up with and love the old design but we've got to get past the whole retro thing. Let's save the casette player for the Encore releases and get on with it.

We've seen him as a jet which was just OK to me, and now as a Scion-esque car in TFA which IMO is pretty nice. If people aren't feeling these alt. modes, what's next? Maybe the Movie will get it right and give us a proper alt mode for his future uses.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714800)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:30am CDT
Some one has posted this pic before, the one he posted was colored by someone on DA, I though it was cool so I used it for my first teletraan article:
http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Unreleased_toys
OK they did have to clean it up for me, but I started it, well the pic got erased cos it was now fanart, I then found it on unicron.com
http://www.unicron.com/news_item/1132/ (have a look at Don's Vector Prime!)
Then it got erased again, cos Classics_Soundwave is better then Doncept_Swave, so I upped it again and wow it's still there! :D
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714803)
Posted by Sledge on June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:34am CDT
Looking at that design, anyone else think it inspired Classics Ironhide?
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714811)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:41am CDT
Sledge wrote:Looking at that design, anyone else think it inspired Classics Ironhide?

I do, but each time I put that on Teletraan they erase it, now they even complained cos if it.
Re: Unused Classics Soundwave Concept Art (714815)
Posted by The Chronic on June 3rd, 2008 @ 7:47am CDT
they made him into an mp3 player and that is awsome! and got rumble and frenzy headphones ill also be getting animated sw just for lazerbeak guitar but they could make him into tiny little sd card i was also toying with the idea of kitbashing some speakers into squalktalk and beastbox and squalkbox

other alt modes?:
computer with acsessorys,
mobilphone/ blackberry?

AWACS plane would be better than scion b

but realy he could be anything on cybertron he was a friggin lamp post

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