Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Sunday, May 7th, 2017 9:29am CDT

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While we have seen a video review of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise Activator Soundwave, with Laserbeak - from the Combiner Force line - we now also have a pictorial quick review from our friend Matt over in Japan! You can check out comments and images below!

Fun figure!

When you attach Laserbeak, his side guns pop out.

Also, when you roll him in vehicle mode the side guns go back and forth. Very cool!

Not much in the articulation department but...he does have some knee and arm bends.


Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

Transformers News: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave

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Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879852)
Posted by Ig89ninja on May 7th, 2017 @ 9:49am CDT
You know, those speakers on his shoulders remind me of his Animated incarnation
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879917)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 7th, 2017 @ 1:26pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:You know, those speakers on his shoulders remind me of his Animated incarnation
They're not cannons?
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879919)
Posted by Terrsolpix on May 7th, 2017 @ 1:33pm CDT
Is the box any different? Any paint apps? I've already got the base model but
I'm interested to know if his is the only detail.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879922)
Posted by Va'al on May 7th, 2017 @ 1:47pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Ig89ninja wrote:You know, those speakers on his shoulders remind me of his Animated incarnation
They're not cannons?



You and your canon fetish. :roll:
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879923)
Posted by Ig89ninja on May 7th, 2017 @ 1:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Ig89ninja wrote:You know, those speakers on his shoulders remind me of his Animated incarnation
They're not cannons?

They might, but they look more like speakers to me
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879924)
Posted by Terrsolpix on May 7th, 2017 @ 1:49pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ig89ninja wrote:You know, those speakers on his shoulders remind me of his Animated incarnation
They're not cannons?

They might, but they look more like speakers to me


Speakannons? Blasting you with sweet tunes and deadly missiles.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879926)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on May 7th, 2017 @ 2:07pm CDT
Meh! i think i'll stick with my Warrior Class CF Soundwave
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879931)
Posted by Zeedust on May 7th, 2017 @ 2:30pm CDT
Looks okay, but I wish there was a way to attach Laserbeak to Soundwave's chest. A way to use the Activator gimmick in robot mode, or at least fold away the guns, would be nice too.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879933)
Posted by RAR on May 7th, 2017 @ 2:36pm CDT
Va'al wrote:a different pattern on the scanning sticker. Check it out for yourselves in the images below!



They are all different - I don't know how different but I've had to look through a lot over the months and I've hardly ever seen 2 the same.

For example I looked through 7 Warrior Windblades to find the one with a straight logo and each logo was unique.

Or Compare this Soundwave to the others shown :


Image
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879946)
Posted by Va'al on May 7th, 2017 @ 3:11pm CDT
RAR wrote:
Va'al wrote:a different pattern on the scanning sticker. Check it out for yourselves in the images below!



They are all different - I don't know how different but I've had to look through a lot over the months and I've hardly ever seen 2 the same.

For example I looked through 7 Warrior Windblades to find the one with a straight logo and each logo was unique.

Or Compare this Soundwave to the others shown :


Image


Cool.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879948)
Posted by Emerje on May 7th, 2017 @ 3:14pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Notified by fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade, we checked in with AllSpark user SwiftEagle who reports a Transformers: Robots in Disguise Warrior class Soundwave variant found. The new version has some added plastic to the otherwise entirely lightpiped facesculpt, adding the traditional faceplate, and a different pattern on the scanning sticker.


Is it new sculpting? I was under the impression that the mask was always there, they just didn't paint over it so it would match his Prime look (the added paint matches the package art).
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Emerje
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879951)
Posted by Va'al on May 7th, 2017 @ 3:31pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Va'al wrote:Notified by fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade, we checked in with AllSpark user SwiftEagle who reports a Transformers: Robots in Disguise Warrior class Soundwave variant found. The new version has some added plastic to the otherwise entirely lightpiped facesculpt, adding the traditional faceplate, and a different pattern on the scanning sticker.


Is it new sculpting? I was under the impression that the mask was always there, they just didn't paint over it so it would match his Prime look (the added paint matches the package art).
Capture.JPG


Emerje


I thought about that too when writing the story, but the person who found it said it was a new piece of plastic - so I don't know, is the answer here. :-?
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1879952)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 7th, 2017 @ 3:35pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Va'al wrote:Notified by fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade, we checked in with AllSpark user SwiftEagle who reports a Transformers: Robots in Disguise Warrior class Soundwave variant found. The new version has some added plastic to the otherwise entirely lightpiped facesculpt, adding the traditional faceplate, and a different pattern on the scanning sticker.


Is it new sculpting? I was under the impression that the mask was always there, they just didn't paint over it so it would match his Prime look (the added paint matches the package art).
Capture.JPG


Emerje


I thought about that too when writing the story, but the person who found it said it was a new piece of plastic - so I don't know, is the answer here. :-?


And I never checked that Soundwave I saw at TRU, stupid stupid! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1880005)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 7th, 2017 @ 9:05pm CDT
he does look ten times better with a face plate but the alt mode is still horrible. Looks terrible in general and just doesnt fit the character at all. But from the looks of the picture its a retool, the faceplate looks to be attached to the head and not just painted on. Plus if it was paint why would they use blue and not the grey thats on the arms and legs?
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1880041)
Posted by PrymeStriker on May 7th, 2017 @ 10:34pm CDT
Tell me, what the hell is the logic behind that mask? Does Soundwave's face-protecting visor not conceal his face enough?
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1880060)
Posted by Kurona on May 7th, 2017 @ 11:10pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Tell me, what the hell is the logic behind that mask? Does Soundwave's face-protecting visor not conceal his face enough?

It just wasn't enough protection against rabid G1 fanboys, I'm afraid :(
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1880173)
Posted by ScottyP on May 8th, 2017 @ 12:04pm CDT
Faceplate looks nice, and does get the toy about 1% closer to actually looking like Prime Soundwave.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1880174)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 8th, 2017 @ 12:06pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Faceplate looks nice, and does get the toy about 1% closer to actually looking like Prime Soundwave.
Wouldn't that be 1% away from looking like Prime Soundwave? Prime Soundwave had a full visored face with no faceplate.
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1880317)
Posted by Zeedust on May 8th, 2017 @ 7:12pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:Tell me, what the hell is the logic behind that mask? Does Soundwave's face-protecting visor not conceal his face enough?

It just wasn't enough protection against rabid G1 fanboys, I'm afraid :(


He's still better protected from them than Drag Strip is. :-P
Re: Pictorial Review of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Activator Soundwave (1880332)
Posted by william-james88 on May 8th, 2017 @ 9:08pm CDT
The Robots in Disguise line is continuing strong in all its classes, including the one steps. Believe it or not, Hasbro is going to release a third mold for Strongarm in the one step class, meaning a completely new transformation. That means Strongarm has had a new one step mold for each year and subline. You can see the previous molds following the new one whos only image we have is in it's package. The 5 mm port on the top is interesting and hints at a possible interactivity with the new mini-cons coming out.

This new toy was found on Red Mercury, a Japanese import site (since several Japanese Transformers fans feel the need to import Hasbro products and these will cost them $22 each) and it also had a listing an image for another new one step, Heatseeker. This character is getting a lot of attention in the toyline with also getting a legion class toy. None of the other stunticons are getting this much attention.

Enjoy these two new in package images. You can see the robot mode as a render on the side.

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Here are the previous Strongarm One Step molds

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Transformers: Robots In Disguise Strongarm Gallery

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Transformers: Robots In Disguise Strongarm Gallery

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