Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave

Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 5:20pm CDT

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Prime 1 Studios is at it again. Within a day of showing off new images of their upcoming Optimus Prime, they have now released a teaser for their upcoming Soundwave Figure! This figure, based on the Instagram commentary, seems to be part of their Generation 1 statues despite looking very movie-esque with the head. He also comes with Laserbeak. Check out the teaser below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Coming in late 2017!
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Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1802209)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 30th, 2016 @ 5:22pm CDT
That thing is very movie looking. Not really the G1 version I'd expect
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1802223)
Posted by Emerje on June 30th, 2016 @ 6:16pm CDT
It's like Laserbeak and Ratbat had a baby.

Not to mention he's standing where Soundwave's canon is supposed to be so that's already a strike against what's sure to be a colossal disappointment.

Emerje
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1802229)
Posted by Sowndwave76 on June 30th, 2016 @ 6:40pm CDT
Yeah, crazy how quickly my excitement dissolved with seeing the image...
Not G1 enough, and the shoulder cannon looks to be missing. Not to mention the head sculpt looks stylized too much.

BOO
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1802237)
Posted by SeventhSage on June 30th, 2016 @ 7:11pm CDT
That's a scary combo between movie, foc, and G1
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1802253)
Posted by skywarp-2 on June 30th, 2016 @ 8:08pm CDT
Hmmmm... Hard to tell from the shoulder shot. It could look like the stylized G1 prime they are releasing. I will reserve judgment until the full figure shots are known.
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1802264)
Posted by Microraptor on June 30th, 2016 @ 9:01pm CDT
This thing is beautiful. It feels like a blend of AOE Optimus and G1, with the aesthetic strengths of both. But I wish it had a bit more detail, because the movie designs to me were the best at capturing the "car-to-robot" look.
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1802289)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 30th, 2016 @ 10:29pm CDT
Laserbeak looks awesome as hell!
Soundwave looks... round.
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1806482)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 18th, 2016 @ 9:45am CDT
Prime 1 Studios is at it again folks. Taking to Instagram and deciding to make your Dark of the Moon shelves a little more purple and sinister, they have teased their upcoming Dark of the Moon Shockwave statue. These teasers are all in gray save for some red flaring up in his optic and some spots on his back. Check out the images below and let us know what you think of this upcoming Purple People Smasher in the comments section below.

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Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808355)
Posted by Bronzewolf on July 23rd, 2016 @ 2:08am CDT
Seibertronians, we have some more news out of SDCC for you, as always provided by Seibertron himself. This one comes from the Sideshow Collectibles booth, who have made quite a few Transformers busts and High-quality statues in the past, Ranging from the Bayverse into G1. The Prime1 Studios Optimus was a particular show-stopper this year, and if you'd like to take a look, Seibertron has you covered with a whole gallery and a video! Check this statue out in all its glory down below!




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Super interested in this figure? It's available now through Sideshow's website for a Prime-sized price tag.

Will you buy it? What do you think of the almost G1-Fall of Cybertron mashup design? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
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Posted by Bronzewolf on July 24th, 2016 @ 1:51am CDT
Seibertronians, we have some literal big news tonight. Just after we premiered the new gallery for Prime1 Studio's G1-inspired Optimus Prime statue, it appears Sideshow and Prime1 are at it again. They've unveiled two completely new statues, one of the Decepticon leader himself, G1 Megatron, and one of everyone's favorite Munky not Trukk, Beast Wars Optimus Primal (seems like a familiar insect tagged along as well-and met an unfortunate end). We've obtained some images of both, along with Optimus and Nemesis Prime, although unfortunately, Primal's still in his Gray-scale prototype phase, but fear not! Megatron's viewable in all his colored glory! Check 'em out below!


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Optimus Prime

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Nemesis Prime

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Opimus Primal and Waspinator

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Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808604)
Posted by Cyberpath on July 24th, 2016 @ 2:34am CDT
Bronzewolf wrote:Megatron
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The TFW2005 images don't show up here. But I've seen him. And like with the Optimus Prime statue, this is what Megatron should have looked like in the Michael Bay movies. (And voiced by Frank Welker from the start.)

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I would have never guessed that this creature was supposed to be him:

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Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808632)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 24th, 2016 @ 7:49am CDT
That Primal is a thing of beauty. Megatron looks great too.
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808651)
Posted by Tyrannacon on July 24th, 2016 @ 8:33am CDT
It's a Megatron I love, but will never be able to afford in my lifetime! Definitely awesome though.
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808652)
Posted by Kurona on July 24th, 2016 @ 8:34am CDT
That Megatron looks wonderful; but very oddly rounded. It's certainly not something I dislike, but it is a bit weird to see.
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808698)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2016 @ 11:14am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:this is what Megatron should have looked like in the Michael Bay movies. (And voiced by Frank Welker from the start.)
But the movies aren't G1. Why is every other non-G1 Megatron allowed by the fans to have their own unique and original designs but not Movie Megatron? Or any of the Movie characters?
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808701)
Posted by Kurona on July 24th, 2016 @ 11:21am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:this is what Megatron should have looked like in the Michael Bay movies. (And voiced by Frank Welker from the start.)
But the movies aren't G1. Why is every other non-G1 Megatron allowed by the fans to have their own unique and original designs but not Movie Megatron? Or any of the Movie characters?

Well...

The movie was very obviously intentionally aimed at fans of G1 - notice that before the movies, every other iteration of Transformers featured entirely different settings and beyond Optimus, Megatron and Starscream a very different cast of characters. Only Energon broke this trend and even then it was mostly just references in the designs due to the anniversary. The movie went full-out G1 with it's Autobot cast - hence Ratchet, Jazz, Ironhide, Bumblebee - and was a blockbuster movie aimed at cashing in on 80s fans' nostalgia. So it's only natural that said fans would want the designs to be more reminiscent of G1 more than any other series, especially given there were a lot more viewers to this than the likes of RiD and Cybertron.
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808704)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2016 @ 11:32am CDT
Kurona wrote:The movie was very obviously intentionally aimed at fans of G1
Seemed more to me like it was aimed at mainstream action popcorn movie audiences unfamiliar with Transformers than anyone else.

Kurona wrote:notice that before the movies, every other iteration of Transformers featured entirely different settings
"Present-day Earth" was the main setting from 2001 to 2005, with "out in space" as a secondary setting during that time, and both of which the movies all take place in as well.

Kurona wrote:The movie went full-out G1 with it's Autobot cast - hence Ratchet, Jazz, Ironhide, Bumblebee
With Jazz being the only one of those four who bore any physical resemblance to his G1 counterpart, and not even in his color scheme.

Not to mention how three of those four were barely even in the movie at all.

Kurona wrote:and was a blockbuster movie aimed at cashing in on 80s fans' nostalgia. So it's only natural that said fans would want the designs to be more reminiscent of G1 more than any other series, especially given there were a lot more viewers to this than the likes of RiD and Cybertron.
Let's not beat around the bush here. The real reason is cuz a lot of G1 fans wanted and still want live-action G1 movies instead of live-action non-G1 movies. They want what they grew up with to be done and be seen in a real life live-action format (nothing wrong with that) and won't accept anything new or different from that (therein lies the problem).
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808709)
Posted by Kurona on July 24th, 2016 @ 11:44am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:The movie was very obviously intentionally aimed at fans of G1
Seemed more to me like it was aimed at mainstream action popcorn movie audiences unfamiliar with Transformers than anyone else.

Kurona wrote:notice that before the movies, every other iteration of Transformers featured entirely different settings
"Present-day Earth" was the main setting from 2001 to 2005, with "out in space" as a secondary setting during that time, and both of which the movies all take place in as well.

Kurona wrote:The movie went full-out G1 with it's Autobot cast - hence Ratchet, Jazz, Ironhide, Bumblebee
With Jazz being the only one of those four who bore any physical resemblance to his G1 counterpart, and not even in his color scheme.

Not to mention how three of those four were barely even in the movie at all.

It was most certainly aimed at general action movie audiences, yes; but we're not tackling yet - we're tackling what the Transformers part was aimed at. Because if it was just a generic action movie, you could call it anything. You could make it anything. You could just make another Die Hard movie or Bay could just make another one of his terrible movies based on real life disasters. But why was it Transformers in particular? Who are they aiming at?
Well, considering the age rating, the events of the movie and the sexualization, I'm going to assume it's not Hasbro's usual target audience. That usual target audience being, of course, kids who do not need G1 references thrown at them to buy a product. All they need is something they find cool thrown at them to buy a product. I sure as heck didn't get Energon Ultra Magnus as a kid because I thought it was a great reference to G1 Ultra Magnus in name and colour scheme, I bought it because oh my god my Armada Optimus can have massive shoulder cannons.
And most G1 fans don't really care about those new Transformers franchises that happened since they were a kid, or don't even know they exist. Some did, obviously. We're on a website full of them, but that's a very small and niche amount of people. Transformers (2007) was made as a Transformers movie rather than a generic action movie to target and cash in on a large audience who as children 30 years ago were captivated by a world-wide phenomenon. I don't like to put arguments as objective fact, but there is no debating that. You can't possibly argue that it was targeted at any other facet of the Transformers fandom.
So, if it's aimed at those fans... it's pretty natural that a lot of them would come away thinking "you know I really wish that guy calling himself Megatron actually looked like the Megatron I saw as a kid".



Admittedly, my use of the term 'setting' was a bit too broad and inaccurate. When I said it I meant more the themes and subject of the show. Armada focused on collecting mini-cons, Cybertron focused on saving the entire galaxy from a black hole, etc. The point is that they all went for something a little different than being G1-based in story.



Yeah, Jazz is the only recognisable one of the bunch. I just said they were going for a G1 cast, not that they did it particularly well.





In any case, this discussion is likely best not to take place here as it's a completely different subject. Don't want a repeat of that whole Masterpiece Energon scenario...
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808721)
Posted by Cyberpath on July 24th, 2016 @ 12:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:this is what Megatron should have looked like in the Michael Bay movies. (And voiced by Frank Welker from the start.)
But the movies aren't G1. Why is every other non-G1 Megatron allowed by the fans to have their own unique and original designs but not Movie Megatron? Or any of the Movie characters?

Because when you do movies you go back to the source, to what made the franchise popular in the first place, and go from there.

Spider-Man got to look like Spider-Man.

Batman like Batman.

Superman like Superman.

And Megatron looked like a blob of metal parts with zero resemblance to the iconic character. He didn't even have his arm cannon, it's the least the the designers could have done.


Kurona -- also, they paid millions to the original voice-actor of Optimus Prime. They could have tagged a famous movie-star instead.

IMO this Prime 1 Studio got the right mix of on-model details and new "realistic" details. (for a live-action movie.)
Re: Prime 1 Studios Teases Soundwave (1808723)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2016 @ 12:12pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:this is what Megatron should have looked like in the Michael Bay movies. (And voiced by Frank Welker from the start.)
But the movies aren't G1. Why is every other non-G1 Megatron allowed by the fans to have their own unique and original designs but not Movie Megatron? Or any of the Movie characters?

Because when you do movies you go back to the source, to what made the franchise popular in the first place, and go from there.
By 2007, there were lots of sources to choose from. All those other examples you listed didn't have to keep drastically reinventing the looks of those characters every year or two to keep things fresh over the years to sell more toys. But Transformers had to do that because what made Transformers popular in the first place also nearly killed Transformers too.

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