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"Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed?

Transformers News: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed?

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 6:37AM CDT

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Seibertron.com has received information from an anonymous, but reliable, source regarding the much-debated alternate mode for the Decepticon Soundwave in the Transformers movie sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

If you do not want to be spoiled, please do not read any further. For everyone else, here is what looks to be the answer to one of the hottest questions surrounding "Revenge of the Fallen" (to be released in theatres on June 26th 2009).



*** SPOILERS ***







He's a space satellite.
Credit(s): Anonymous source

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Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809862)
Posted by Psychout on October 11th, 2008 @ 6:41am CDT
...and I can accept that.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809863)
Posted by Chaoslock on October 11th, 2008 @ 6:46am CDT
Somebody at the planning stage must have confused the name with Shockwave...
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809864)
Posted by Hard Hacker on October 11th, 2008 @ 6:47am CDT
Interesting.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809865)
Posted by Skice on October 11th, 2008 @ 6:48am CDT
It could be worse.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809867)
Posted by First-Aid on October 11th, 2008 @ 6:51am CDT
It makes sense, honestly. If his specialty is going to be psychological warfare like in the original, what better way to create panic than by controlling the information of the world? That also means that he will be difficult to kill for the Autobots, almost ensuring his survival to TF 3. It's a logical and smart move (for a change) if it's true...and he always was the one to hang in the background and manipulate others. He could actually manipulate BOTH SIDES in this mode by interrupting comminucations and altering them. ANd he provides an important service by allowing the 'Cons to communicate globally without relying on oft-failing human tech.

I have to say, despite the soon-to-come outcry from G1 purists, this is a well thought out alt-mode. Wow. I also can accept that. It also is a bit of an homage to TF: Energon...
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809868)
Posted by astig on October 11th, 2008 @ 6:53am CDT
hmmm....makes sense
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809869)
Posted by zero-kaiser on October 11th, 2008 @ 6:54am CDT
makes sense for a communications guy... cant say i was expecting it though.. then again as with any news about ROTF... im gunna take it with a pinch of salt until its actually in theaters...
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809874)
Posted by Skullgrin140 on October 11th, 2008 @ 7:05am CDT
Seems cool I guess, no complaints from me.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809875)
Posted by Nemesis Hacker on October 11th, 2008 @ 7:06am CDT
could be worse i supose, although i do hope he is only a satalite for the first part of the movie after which he locates his target (psibly megs) and then falls to earth to be re-formatted so he can kick some serious autobot butt.....
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809876)
Posted by Retroqqq on October 11th, 2008 @ 7:09am CDT
I thought he was supposed to be a satellite in that leaked script , which really was obsolete , so probably its a misinformation again !
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809885)
Posted by Soundwave__Superior on October 11th, 2008 @ 7:24am CDT
I hope to GOD that is misinformation.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809900)
Posted by *Soundwave* on October 11th, 2008 @ 7:54am CDT
if this is true, I really don't mind, its a good idea, I just hope he goes down to Earth and transforms.

Also, what would his minions, Laserbeak and Ravage, turn to then???
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809902)
Posted by Tekka on October 11th, 2008 @ 8:00am CDT
Should make for an interesting looking toy.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809904)
Posted by futronimus on October 11th, 2008 @ 8:04am CDT
Second.

If this is true, the liberties they've got in designing a bot from a satelite are pretty far reaching.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809908)
Posted by Smokescreen85 on October 11th, 2008 @ 8:25am CDT
I think Soundwave being a satellite is an excellent idea. Definitely fits his communications background. I hope this turns out to be true. Very cool news, indeed.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809915)
Posted by masterpeice_skyfire on October 11th, 2008 @ 8:36am CDT
BOO BOO,BAY YOU SUCK!!!!! BOO BOO BOO,YOU STINK!!!!HE SHOULD BE THIS: http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4124/soundwave1wm2.jpg
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809917)
Posted by Omega Charge on October 11th, 2008 @ 8:39am CDT
Not a terrible choice if it's true. I'm sure he'll be awesome anyway.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809922)
Posted by Solrac333 on October 11th, 2008 @ 8:52am CDT
Sooo....he'll just be floating in space making prank phone calls to autobots? 8-}

Actually, I think it can work. Just make sure Frank Welker does the voice.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809930)
Posted by Solrac333 on October 11th, 2008 @ 9:00am CDT
At least he's not some crappy animated car.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809934)
Posted by olokin on October 11th, 2008 @ 9:07am CDT
Maybe they can integrate Laserbeak somewhere in that mode.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809935)
Posted by Ninja Boy on October 11th, 2008 @ 9:12am CDT
omega666 wrote:At least he's not some crappy animated car.


Not necessarily true. I've heard it rumored that Soundwave will be a satellite in his Cybertronian mode, but will be a pickup truck when he comes to earth. The satellite I can deal with, but a pickup truck?

source: http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... up-165988/
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809937)
Posted by D-340 on October 11th, 2008 @ 9:14am CDT
masterpeice_skyfire wrote:BOO BOO,BAY YOU SUCK!!!!! BOO BOO BOO,YOU STINK!!!!HE SHOULD BE THIS: http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4124/soundwave1wm2.jpg



Umm yeah, except NO. That's a horrible mock up and stupid looking alt. mode. It only makes sense for Soundwave, being he's more a spy and communications, to be a spy plane or some type of communications device. So a giant SUV would make zero sense for someone with Soundwave's role. Hmm, a giant SUV with a radar dish, doesn't really scream "Robot in Disguise" does it?

That said, I'm ok with a satellite, makes sense.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809940)
Posted by Sherade on October 11th, 2008 @ 9:21am CDT
D-340, do you know how much went into that "horrible" mock up?
Tim worked off his ass with that, even into making a toy of it. The alt is fine, ugly, but makes sense for a military vehicle to match with other cons. Not to mention it's a comm. vehicle, gee, I wonder?
Soundwave? It just doesn't work!
You're entitled to your own opinion, but until you make some better, you don't just slander someone elses work like that. Show me your great works, and I'll listen. (That wasn't sarcasm, really.)
BTW, did a concept Corvette, Camaro, Beat, Trax, Tank, f-22 raptor, or Alien jet make much more sense as a "disguise?"

Anyhow, I think a satellite is definitel;y a good idea, so long as we see him on earth. A truck is good too. Maybe get a Saleen F-150? (I hate that I don't know the Saleen model name...)
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809949)
Posted by Prowl1529 on October 11th, 2008 @ 9:50am CDT
Well i could say i'm suprise but i'm not. I actually thought that Soundwave could be a satelite but probably robot mode could be to ugly, so i tought some sort of big military comunication veicule.
Not a bad decision but i can take some conclusions after i saw it.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809957)
Posted by dragons on October 11th, 2008 @ 10:01am CDT
interesting as long he has a robot mode well actually now that i think about i was going to say something bad about this pickup truck rumor but i remmeberd animated soundwave he was a car so if soundwave does be pickup truck this would be an upgrade to the new animated sopundwave in the series as long hes not big like ironhide ironhide is big in his truck mode i cant picture soundwave with tires like that something with a sporty look will do good with me.

i like the satilite idea very intersting how big is he going to be those space stilites are not very big at all so he could be same size as jazz if not smaller
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809959)
Posted by Meister cries inside on October 11th, 2008 @ 10:03am CDT
*Soundwave* wrote:if this is true, I really don't mind, its a good idea, I just hope he goes down to Earth and transforms.

Also, what would his minions, Laserbeak and Ravage, turn to then???


explosions.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809973)
Posted by StryderPrime on October 11th, 2008 @ 10:27am CDT
Cool.....
A movie Version Of Energron Shockblast


but seriously.......I do hope he have 2 alt mode like a communication truck as his second cause a satelite is not that much fun 2 play with (:|
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809975)
Posted by Rocketeer on October 11th, 2008 @ 10:35am CDT
Anyone notice we haven't actually seen very many confirmable Decepticon alt-modes?
I mean, where's the tanks and other military vehicles?
We've seen... what... Barricade? And that wasn't even on-set?

It seems like the Decepticons are going to be all CGI at this rate.
Like Megatron and his crotchface tank.
And, if this rumor is true, Soundwave and his satellite.

While it's a little too late for such speculations, I had sort of hoped that Soundwave would be something similar to his Animated version.
Perhaps not a Scion per se, but a rather boxy car with speakers and subwoofers out the yin-yang.
(Wait... do Transformers have a yin-yang? I think Bumblebee did in the first Bay movie.)

In any case, satellite could work.
That just leaves me wondering what Ravage's alt-mode is, though...
Is Ravage going to transform into solar panel wings?
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809981)
Posted by First Gen on October 11th, 2008 @ 10:50am CDT
Ninja Boy wrote:
omega666 wrote:At least he's not some crappy animated car.


Not necessarily true. I've heard it rumored that Soundwave will be a satellite in his Cybertronian mode, but will be a pickup truck when he comes to earth. The satellite I can deal with, but a pickup truck?

source: http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... up-165988/



The one thing that really discredits that second part of the rumor is that no "pick up truck" has been seen on set. All the other vehicles have though.

Which suggests to me tha the new Decepticons may not bother with Earth alt modes as they're only there to fight anyway.

But hey, im sure HASBRO will find "Earth modes" for them all to make new toys, or even worse, an Ironhide repaint. *Shutters* #-o
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809987)
Posted by Agent 007 on October 11th, 2008 @ 11:03am CDT
makes sence but I'll take this with a grain of salt until I see pics.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (809989)
Posted by DCybertron on October 11th, 2008 @ 11:05am CDT
hmmm.....does fit sound wave though.....
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810007)
Posted by It Is Him on October 11th, 2008 @ 11:46am CDT
First Gen wrote:
The one thing that really discredits that second part of the rumor is that no "pick up truck" has been seen on set. All the other vehicles have though.


The other part that discredits the rumor is that the leak is from an anonymous source.

Transformers 2 isn't Watergate. I'll believe it when I read something that has substance.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810009)
Posted by powersteamracing on October 11th, 2008 @ 11:53am CDT
If Soundwave become a Satelite, this doesn't leave out the possibility of Unicron on TF3. Imagine absolute chaos forcing both Autobots and Decepticons having to fight a mutual enemy.

But back to Soundwave. Interesting Alt mode. I don't think we'll see him change one he reaches earth, I just think he'll stay in Bot mode. Plus with the massive size of a satelite, he could have many minions.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810017)
Posted by Skowl on October 11th, 2008 @ 12:05pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:
First Gen wrote:
The one thing that really discredits that second part of the rumor is that no "pick up truck" has been seen on set. All the other vehicles have though.


The other part that discredits the rumor is that the leak is from an anonymous source.

Transformers 2 isn't Watergate. I'll believe it when I read something that has substance.


Except sources are kept anonymous to protect the person leaking the info. The source is not "anonymous" to members of the staff.

If we told you who was telling us this, then he/she would get in trouble and then we wouldn't get anything. It's either info from an anonymous source, or no info at all.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810019)
Posted by SolCross on October 11th, 2008 @ 12:12pm CDT
Soundwave's bot mode is going to be HUGE.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810020)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on October 11th, 2008 @ 12:15pm CDT
I don't like it, he's either going to stay in space the whole time which gives him no reason to transform. Or he'll come to earth and have to stay in robot mode because a satalite is neither mobile nor a disguise. I like the comm truck idea, it works to keep him hidden and sticks to his comunications role.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810021)
Posted by Blozor on October 11th, 2008 @ 12:16pm CDT
Nice.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810031)
Posted by Solrac333 on October 11th, 2008 @ 12:40pm CDT
Why couldn't they make Soundwave transform into this?
Image
:-B
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810041)
Posted by bossbot on October 11th, 2008 @ 1:15pm CDT
Not sure what to think of this....

A sattelite would suit soundwave's profile as communications/intelligence officer..... but it WOULD mean that on earth he would have to remain in robotmode without any disquize
And he wouldt have to be able to fly in robotmode to get around/get to and from earth, something we havent seen in bayformers yet....

The idea of a triple-changer springs to mind?
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810045)
Posted by Mirage22 on October 11th, 2008 @ 1:34pm CDT
Makes sense...
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810050)
Posted by Autobot Snake Eyes on October 11th, 2008 @ 1:51pm CDT
I'm fine with that.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810062)
Posted by Mr-Valkeyreion on October 11th, 2008 @ 2:13pm CDT
My theory...



hes a triple changer like energon shockblast

i just hope to god if he is a triple changer its something like a jet instead of a "crappy" tank, maybe a space shutle or something but i wouldn't mind some like his mode in the cybertron cartoon, his toy was awesome in my opinion (i have the universe blaster repaint)

and oddly enough i can live with the satelite, IF he transformers into something else aswell *cross's fingers in hopes of a super cool stealh jet mode*
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810077)
Posted by DMSL on October 11th, 2008 @ 2:39pm CDT
Not bad but how is he going to travel when on earth?
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810105)
Posted by Craven Knight on October 11th, 2008 @ 4:05pm CDT
Soundwave's a Satellite? ...But there's no sound in the vacuum of space?

Fail
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810144)
Posted by *Soundwave* on October 11th, 2008 @ 5:30pm CDT
Craven Knight wrote:Soundwave's a Satellite? ...But there's no sound in the vacuum of space?

Fail


I'm being completely honest with this response

No offense, but are you retarded?

And to whoever responded to my post of "what will Ravage and Laserbaek be then?", saying "explosions", lol, makes sense with Bay as director
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810147)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on October 11th, 2008 @ 5:41pm CDT
Damn I would of been happy with a toaster


I mean WTF?
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810157)
Posted by AbsumZer0 on October 11th, 2008 @ 5:56pm CDT
*Soundwave* wrote:
Craven Knight wrote:Soundwave's a Satellite? ...But there's no sound in the vacuum of space?

Fail


I'm being completely honest with this response

No offense, but are you retarded?



Why exactly is it 'retarded' for someone to point-out the irony in a character named 'Soundwave' turning into a communications satellite and floating in space where soundwaves, literally, can't travel?
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810169)
Posted by Savage on October 11th, 2008 @ 6:26pm CDT
Psychout wrote:...and I can accept that.


QFT

Works for me.
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810199)
Posted by *Soundwave* on October 11th, 2008 @ 7:07pm CDT
AbsumZer0 wrote:
*Soundwave* wrote:
Craven Knight wrote:Soundwave's a Satellite? ...But there's no sound in the vacuum of space?

Fail


I'm being completely honest with this response

No offense, but are you retarded?



Why exactly is it 'retarded' for someone to point-out the irony in a character named 'Soundwave' turning into a communications satellite and floating in space where soundwaves, literally, can't travel?


its called a joke, i apologize. :P

at first I thought he meant that satellites cant "communicate" with things on earth.

I see his point now

But seriously, a PICK-UP TRUCK?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Re: "Revenge of the Fallen" Soundwave's Alternate Mode Revealed? (810234)
Posted by Soundwave__Superior on October 11th, 2008 @ 7:50pm CDT
Craven Knight wrote:Soundwave's a Satellite? ...But there's no sound in the vacuum of space?

Fail


No. COSMIC FAIL actually.

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