Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue

Saturday, December 19th, 2015 9:34pm CST

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We have a new licensed Transformers product revealed through Nonsolohobby's Facebook page, a Soundwave Statue. This statue comes from Imaginarium Art, who are known for their Marvel and DC statues, and while this is not an articulated figure, this early test shot shows that there are many options to change the pose of the figure such as the position of the blaster and different hands. The statue is 18" high and this is all the info we have on it so far.

Transformers News: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue

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Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1749096)
Posted by CombaticonsCombine? on December 19th, 2015 @ 9:49pm CST
Holy mother of God, it's NOT OPTIMUS PRIME!

BLESS YOU, IMAGINARIUM.

BLESS YOU.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1749098)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on December 19th, 2015 @ 10:01pm CST
Lol is that a masterpiece Soundwave statue?
If this is anything over $500. You might as well seek out a masterpiece Soundwave and buy the cassettes.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1749103)
Posted by BumbleDouche on December 19th, 2015 @ 10:40pm CST
While this is very nice, it is almost exactly how I have my Masterpiece Soundwave/cassettes displayed, minus the metal/rock thing they're standing on.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1749112)
Posted by Rated X on December 19th, 2015 @ 11:24pm CST
Why Frenzy but no Rumble ?
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1749113)
Posted by william-james88 on December 20th, 2015 @ 12:23am CST
Rated X wrote:Why Frenzy but no Rumble ?


The image writes Frenzy OR Rumble, so it could be either, who knows what the finished product will look like.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1749118)
Posted by Ultra Markus on December 20th, 2015 @ 1:15am CST
whats the base supposed to be one looks like some kind of dead robot
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1751201)
Posted by Va'al on December 31st, 2015 @ 4:07am CST
After the reveal a while ago for the Imaginarium Art poseable Soundwave statue, their official Facebook page has shown some more design images, this time for a second statue in the G1 line: Rodimus Prime. You can check out the image below, and their page here to see what they're all about.

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Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1751210)
Posted by Blozor on December 31st, 2015 @ 7:47am CST
Interesting that they seem to have taken a few cues from DX9's Carry.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1751219)
Posted by HydraLancer on December 31st, 2015 @ 8:49am CST
They didn't just take cues from DX9 Carry, it looks like a direct rip off. As a Rodimus fan this disappoints me. A statue has so much potential by not being limited by engineering, and they rip off a 3rd party figure pretty much verbatim.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1751230)
Posted by Cmdr. Trailblazer on December 31st, 2015 @ 11:00am CST
As a big fan of the character, I am pleasantly surprised by this. In my opinion, it looks really good.

HydraLancer wrote:They didn't just take cues from DX9 Carry, it looks like a direct rip off. As a Rodimus fan this disappoints me. A statue has so much potential by not being limited by engineering, and they rip off a 3rd party figure pretty much verbatim.


Honestly, of you think about it, all third-party figures are technically rip-offs of official figures. So if they did rip it off, they would be in their right to. I'm not saying that third-party figures are bad by any means, and in my opinion, this isn't a ripoff of the DX9 Carry figure. Does it take cues? Yes. Is it a total ripoff? I don't think so.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1751250)
Posted by HydraLancer on December 31st, 2015 @ 1:37pm CST
Cmdr. Trailblazer wrote:As a big fan of the character, I am pleasantly surprised by this. In my opinion, it looks really good.

HydraLancer wrote:They didn't just take cues from DX9 Carry, it looks like a direct rip off. As a Rodimus fan this disappoints me. A statue has so much potential by not being limited by engineering, and they rip off a 3rd party figure pretty much verbatim.


Honestly, of you think about it, all third-party figures are technically rip-offs of official figures. So if they did rip it off, they would be in their right to. I'm not saying that third-party figures are bad by any means, and in my opinion, this isn't a ripoff of the DX9 Carry figure. Does it take cues? Yes. Is it a total ripoff? I don't think so.


I understand that everything is based off of source material. Transformers Toys and products are usually made based off of a toy or cartoon model.

However, this is a company using another companies' unique take on the character to make something that they should have made their own, And considering that it's officially licensed, it just feels wrong.

If I were DX9, I would be mad. It's almost like a first party taking a third party design and stealing it, unless they asked DX9, but that would be an odd move.

It doesn't take much to make a nice design your own by adding your own flair based on the source material. I believe this is a poor choice because I already own Carry, which is DX9's own take on the source material, and would rather see something unique.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1751783)
Posted by Amelie on January 3rd, 2016 @ 2:45pm CST
This isn't based off DX9-Carry at all.

Its based off the Studio-OX Rodimus art which predates DX9 by many, many years. DX9 used Studio-OX as the inspiration for their Carry toy.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1751817)
Posted by HydraLancer on January 3rd, 2016 @ 5:08pm CST
Amelie wrote:This isn't based off DX9-Carry at all.

Its based off the Studio-OX Rodimus art which predates DX9 by many, many years. DX9 used Studio-OX as the inspiration for their Carry toy.


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Yes, Carry was inspired by studio OX's design, there is no question of that, but there are noticeable differences; mainly the details on the black "boots" the codpeice, and the chest. This statue plainly copies those. It also clearly copies the pipes that go underneath Carry's forearms that are absent in The Studio OX design. Not to mention what looks like trailer back kibble that can be seen behind the statue's head.

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No, the statue isn't EXACT, but the details on Carry are awfully close for it to be a coincidence, thats all i'm saying.
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1751869)
Posted by Amelie on January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:08pm CST
HydraLancer wrote:No, the statue isn't EXACT, but the details on Carry are awfully close for it to be a coincidence, thats all i'm saying.


I can see that now. I guess since when I looked, I mostly saw the Studio-OX instead of Carry, that the Carry details didn't stick out so much. :)
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1754168)
Posted by Va'al on January 11th, 2016 @ 5:49am CST
Another teaser from Imaginarium Art Facebook page, as they ask potential fans to decide what to include in a new diorama for their licensed Generation 1 line of figures (after Soundwave and Rodimus). It looks like Kup is definitely in, but they are undecided about Arcee and Ultra Magnus - give them a hand after checking out the mockups below.

We need you to decide!! Devastator attacking Autobot City Diorama, please vote 1 or 2, with Arcee or Ultra Magnus?


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Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1754323)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 11th, 2016 @ 1:44pm CST
Totally go for Magnus. :BOT:
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1757216)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 19th, 2016 @ 4:00pm CST
After being revealed here, it seems the final design for the Autobot City diorama been decided. Via Imaginarium Art's Facebook page we get a look at who was chosen to fight alongside Kup.

It looks like the fans have spoken and chosen Ultra Magnus to fight Devastator among the ruins of Autobot City, take a look at the picture below.

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Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1757239)
Posted by Randomhero on January 19th, 2016 @ 5:11pm CST
This is such a weird statue, at first it showed Maketoys green giant. Now it's more G1 Devastator but with IDW Magnus and cartoon Kup.

Looks cool thought!
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1757357)
Posted by megatronus on January 19th, 2016 @ 10:16pm CST
So, by diorama, they do mean statue?

Cool?
Re: Imaginarium Art Licensed Transformers Soundwave Statue (1764681)
Posted by TNT on February 9th, 2016 @ 6:01am CST
Yes, This is a diorama Statue, Due to the size of Devastator, a standalone is too big going according to scale, Imaginarium Art (IA) decide to create a Diorama Scene for this product

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