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Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine

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The GI Joe Transformers Crossover Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine figure is currently shipping from Amazon so some fans will be getting theirs soon. While it is sold out there it may still be available at a variety of other collectible retailers and if you are curious as to how it turned out we have some video reviews for you below. They come from our very own Chuckdawg as well as Emgo. Enjoy!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Somebody at Hasbro must be a big fan of the Thunder Machine because this Crossover set came out great! Transformation is inventive with the leg transformation being a real highlight. While I would've preferred Thrasher, it's great to have Zartan and Zarana in the Retro style, maybe we'll see more Dreadknocks? While the initial price might seem a little high, I don't think this set will stick around like the HISS Tank and AWE Striker so you can pay a premium now or a LOT more later.



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Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173703)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 23rd, 2023 @ 2:11pm CST
That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173705)
Posted by Overcracker on November 23rd, 2023 @ 3:55pm CST
Gotta laugh at the fact the font tend is an officially licensed GM Pontiac front end.

Logo and all on the Box.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173715)
Posted by cloudballoon on November 23rd, 2023 @ 5:48pm CST
Overcracker wrote:Gotta laugh at the fact the font tend is an officially licensed GM Pontiac front end.

Logo and all on the Box.


You laugh.... I, on the other end, cry instead. Hasbro's tricking us by paying like $.25 per figure for the license so it can charge us $20 more.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173809)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 28th, 2023 @ 5:43pm CST
Soundwave just came in stock on Amazon for anyone who missed out.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173810)
Posted by First-Aid on November 28th, 2023 @ 5:56pm CST
Thanks for the heads up! Ordered!
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173834)
Posted by ScottyP on November 30th, 2023 @ 6:52am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173835)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 30th, 2023 @ 7:10am CST
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:


My plan was also to wait for a sale. Then it sold out for pre-orders on Amazon. Once it came back in stock FOMO took over and mine will be here today. Of the 3 released so far and the upcoming Triple T, this is the one I wanted the most, so oh well, full price it is. I'll hate myself later if it does stay in stock long enought to get a discount.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173836)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 30th, 2023 @ 8:28am CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:


My plan was also to wait for a sale. Then it sold out for pre-orders on Amazon. Once it came back in stock FOMO took over and mine will be here today. Of the 3 released so far and the upcoming Triple T, this is the one I wanted the most, so oh well, full price it is. I'll hate myself later if it does stay in stock long enought to get a discount.


You guys give me the FOMO as well.
I'll see if I can trade-in some stuff at my local geek store to get one.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173839)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 30th, 2023 @ 12:33pm CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:


My plan was also to wait for a sale. Then it sold out for pre-orders on Amazon. Once it came back in stock FOMO took over and mine will be here today. Of the 3 released so far and the upcoming Triple T, this is the one I wanted the most, so oh well, full price it is. I'll hate myself later if it does stay in stock long enought to get a discount.


You did the right thing, my gut tells me that this has a lower production run than the other sets and won't be around. Plus this is by far the best set in terms of playability and you get a Masterpiece figure included as well.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173840)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on November 30th, 2023 @ 12:42pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:


My plan was also to wait for a sale. Then it sold out for pre-orders on Amazon. Once it came back in stock FOMO took over and mine will be here today. Of the 3 released so far and the upcoming Triple T, this is the one I wanted the most, so oh well, full price it is. I'll hate myself later if it does stay in stock long enought to get a discount.


You did the right thing, my gut tells me that this has a lower production run than the other sets and won't be around. Plus this is by far the best set in terms of playability and you get a Masterpiece figure included as well.

I'm not trying to talk anyone out of getting it, but Pulse, EE, and BBTS are all still taking preorders. Both of the previous sets received steep discounts. I would be surprised if this sells out anytime particularly soon.

I'm waiting for my pre-order from Pulse to ship. While I'm waiting, I ordered 25th anniversary figures for other Dreadnoks so I can have a whole squad in place when it comes in.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173841)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 30th, 2023 @ 12:45pm CST
AcademyofDrX wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:


My plan was also to wait for a sale. Then it sold out for pre-orders on Amazon. Once it came back in stock FOMO took over and mine will be here today. Of the 3 released so far and the upcoming Triple T, this is the one I wanted the most, so oh well, full price it is. I'll hate myself later if it does stay in stock long enought to get a discount.


You did the right thing, my gut tells me that this has a lower production run than the other sets and won't be around. Plus this is by far the best set in terms of playability and you get a Masterpiece figure included as well.

I'm not trying to talk anyone out of getting it, but Pulse, EE, and BBTS are all still taking preorders. Both of the previous sets received steep discounts. I would be surprised if this sells out anytime particularly soon.

I'm waiting for my pre-order from Pulse to ship. While I'm waiting, I ordered 25th anniversary figures for other Dreadnoks so I can have a whole squad in place when it comes in.


I hate to say but I don't think the 25th figures will be in scale with the Thunder Machine and the Retro figures.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173842)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on November 30th, 2023 @ 12:54pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:


My plan was also to wait for a sale. Then it sold out for pre-orders on Amazon. Once it came back in stock FOMO took over and mine will be here today. Of the 3 released so far and the upcoming Triple T, this is the one I wanted the most, so oh well, full price it is. I'll hate myself later if it does stay in stock long enought to get a discount.


You did the right thing, my gut tells me that this has a lower production run than the other sets and won't be around. Plus this is by far the best set in terms of playability and you get a Masterpiece figure included as well.

I'm not trying to talk anyone out of getting it, but Pulse, EE, and BBTS are all still taking preorders. Both of the previous sets received steep discounts. I would be surprised if this sells out anytime particularly soon.

I'm waiting for my pre-order from Pulse to ship. While I'm waiting, I ordered 25th anniversary figures for other Dreadnoks so I can have a whole squad in place when it comes in.


I hate to say but I don't think the 25th figures will be in scale with the Thunder Machine and the Retro figures.

They're a little taller in the cockpits, but they still fit, at least based on my experience with the other two. I hate the articulation and sculpts of the O-ring figures, so I'm mixing and matching.

As for scale, 5mm at 1/18 isn't going to make me lose any sleep at night.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173843)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 30th, 2023 @ 12:57pm CST
AcademyofDrX wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:


My plan was also to wait for a sale. Then it sold out for pre-orders on Amazon. Once it came back in stock FOMO took over and mine will be here today. Of the 3 released so far and the upcoming Triple T, this is the one I wanted the most, so oh well, full price it is. I'll hate myself later if it does stay in stock long enought to get a discount.


You did the right thing, my gut tells me that this has a lower production run than the other sets and won't be around. Plus this is by far the best set in terms of playability and you get a Masterpiece figure included as well.

I'm not trying to talk anyone out of getting it, but Pulse, EE, and BBTS are all still taking preorders. Both of the previous sets received steep discounts. I would be surprised if this sells out anytime particularly soon.

I'm waiting for my pre-order from Pulse to ship. While I'm waiting, I ordered 25th anniversary figures for other Dreadnoks so I can have a whole squad in place when it comes in.


I hate to say but I don't think the 25th figures will be in scale with the Thunder Machine and the Retro figures.

They're a little taller in the cockpits, but they still fit, at least based on my experience with the other two. I hate the articulation and sculpts of the O-ring figures, so I'm mixing and matching.

As for scale, 5mm at 1/18 isn't going to make me lose any sleep at night.


Good to know they fit. My experience back during the era was mixed, some fit with the vehicles available at the time, some didn't.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173844)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on November 30th, 2023 @ 1:22pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:


My plan was also to wait for a sale. Then it sold out for pre-orders on Amazon. Once it came back in stock FOMO took over and mine will be here today. Of the 3 released so far and the upcoming Triple T, this is the one I wanted the most, so oh well, full price it is. I'll hate myself later if it does stay in stock long enought to get a discount.


You did the right thing, my gut tells me that this has a lower production run than the other sets and won't be around. Plus this is by far the best set in terms of playability and you get a Masterpiece figure included as well.

I'm not trying to talk anyone out of getting it, but Pulse, EE, and BBTS are all still taking preorders. Both of the previous sets received steep discounts. I would be surprised if this sells out anytime particularly soon.

I'm waiting for my pre-order from Pulse to ship. While I'm waiting, I ordered 25th anniversary figures for other Dreadnoks so I can have a whole squad in place when it comes in.


I hate to say but I don't think the 25th figures will be in scale with the Thunder Machine and the Retro figures.

They're a little taller in the cockpits, but they still fit, at least based on my experience with the other two. I hate the articulation and sculpts of the O-ring figures, so I'm mixing and matching.

As for scale, 5mm at 1/18 isn't going to make me lose any sleep at night.


Good to know they fit. My experience back during the era was mixed, some fit with the vehicles available at the time, some didn't.

This is the Walmart exclusive retro Cobra Commander in the Megatron HISS tank. Based on what I've read, this is the same scale as the 25th anniversary line. There isn't any extra clearance, but he fits.

PXL_20231130_191108787.jpg

I thought I'd posed Joes in the Striker, but maybe not. There's plenty of headroom but not much legroom, and Cobra Commander was just not fitting in there. I'll have to try some other figures to see if that is going to be a problem with the larger scale. I'm not particularly worried; I may just want to hang on to the retro O-ring figures as drivers while I was planning to unload them. Like the Striker, the Thunder Machine should have plenty of headroom, but the legroom might be the bigger issue.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173846)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 30th, 2023 @ 1:27pm CST
AcademyofDrX wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
AcademyofDrX wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:That Soundwave is pretty damn awesome but 150$can plus taxes is a bit ruff. Paying for it would be a bitch. So I'll just sit like a good boy for a sale.
The last couple of these say this is sagely advice.

My dumbass just went and grabbed one on Amazon anyway :HEADHURTS:


My plan was also to wait for a sale. Then it sold out for pre-orders on Amazon. Once it came back in stock FOMO took over and mine will be here today. Of the 3 released so far and the upcoming Triple T, this is the one I wanted the most, so oh well, full price it is. I'll hate myself later if it does stay in stock long enought to get a discount.


You did the right thing, my gut tells me that this has a lower production run than the other sets and won't be around. Plus this is by far the best set in terms of playability and you get a Masterpiece figure included as well.

I'm not trying to talk anyone out of getting it, but Pulse, EE, and BBTS are all still taking preorders. Both of the previous sets received steep discounts. I would be surprised if this sells out anytime particularly soon.

I'm waiting for my pre-order from Pulse to ship. While I'm waiting, I ordered 25th anniversary figures for other Dreadnoks so I can have a whole squad in place when it comes in.


I hate to say but I don't think the 25th figures will be in scale with the Thunder Machine and the Retro figures.

They're a little taller in the cockpits, but they still fit, at least based on my experience with the other two. I hate the articulation and sculpts of the O-ring figures, so I'm mixing and matching.

As for scale, 5mm at 1/18 isn't going to make me lose any sleep at night.


Good to know they fit. My experience back during the era was mixed, some fit with the vehicles available at the time, some didn't.

This is the Walmart exclusive retro Cobra Commander in the Megatron HISS tank. Based on what I've read, this is the same scale as the 25th anniversary line. There isn't any extra clearance, but he fits.

PXL_20231130_191108787.jpg

I thought I'd posed Joes in the Striker, but maybe not. There's plenty of headroom but not much legroom, and Cobra Commander was just not fitting in there. I'll have to try some other figures to see if that is going to be a problem with the larger scale. I'm not particularly worried; I may just want to hang on to the retro O-ring figures as drivers while I was planning to unload them. Like the Striker, the Thunder Machine should have plenty of headroom, but the legroom might be the bigger issue.


Legroom is an issue, might have been that way on the original.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173850)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 30th, 2023 @ 4:39pm CST
The Super7 Re-Action Joes are good alternatives to fill in Megs's and Bee's extra seat.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173863)
Posted by Emerje on December 1st, 2023 @ 10:00am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:The Super7 Re-Action Joes are good alternatives to fill in Megs's and Bee's extra seat.

Late next year Super7 is going to start releasing O-ring figures in the vintage Hasbro style at around the ReAction price point. They're promising characters from the cartoon and comics so there's bound to be some figures that will look good with these Collaborative figures. I'm personally hoping for an Old Snake (I know we got one from Fun Pub, but not in the vintage style).

Emerje
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173864)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 1st, 2023 @ 10:39am CST
Emerje wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:The Super7 Re-Action Joes are good alternatives to fill in Megs's and Bee's extra seat.

Late next year Super7 is going to start releasing O-ring figures in the vintage Hasbro style at around the ReAction price point. They're promising characters from the cartoon and comics so there's bound to be some figures that will look good with these Collaborative figures. I'm personally hoping for an Old Snake (I know we got one from Fun Pub, but not in the vintage style).

Emerje


Oh, that's great news! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173865)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on December 1st, 2023 @ 10:50am CST
Emerje wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:The Super7 Re-Action Joes are good alternatives to fill in Megs's and Bee's extra seat.

Late next year Super7 is going to start releasing O-ring figures in the vintage Hasbro style at around the ReAction price point. They're promising characters from the cartoon and comics so there's bound to be some figures that will look good with these Collaborative figures. I'm personally hoping for an Old Snake (I know we got one from Fun Pub, but not in the vintage style).

Emerje

For that matter, Hiya Toys is doing a line of 4" Joes for anyone like me that prefers a more modern look. Scale/fit may still be an issue, and those designs are more like Classified than the vintage toys or the cartoon.

I know they were marketing the collab figures as "the toys you wish you had when you were a kid," but the TF engineering is way too complex to meet that standard, even if it's still well short of Generations. I'm not sure how I would describe my own collecting philosophy here, but it's best satisfied with the modern Hasbro 25th anniversary figures rather than the more contemporary retro or advanced figures. If they hadn't done the retro modern wave at Walmart just a few years ago, I might not have bothered with any 4" Joes at all and just relied on the O-ring pack-ins, but I always liked the 25th anniversary style, even though I sold my small collection years ago.

This is also a good example of how complicated toy collecting is now. There are at least two or three broad categories of Joe, split across multiple product lines in multiple companies, with almost all of those styles being decades old. I don't want a modern vintage-style figure or a contemporary modern-style figure, I want a retro modern-style figure. (And don't confuse that with a modern retro-style figure.)

To be less of a jerk and to maybe help anyone else thinking of getting involved with this mess, here are broad categories that I'm aware of. Dates may not be 100% accurate.

Vintage style 3.75" O-ring:
Hasbro 1982-2007
Hasbro retro O-ring 2020-2023
Super7 O-ring 2024-

Retro 3.75" 5 POA:
Super7 ReAction 2021-present

Modern 4":
Hasbro 2007-2021
Hiya Toys 2023-present
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173893)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 1st, 2023 @ 7:40pm CST
Of course I FOMO'd too fast.

Joe Soundwave is now available at Amazon.ca for only 111$ instead of 150$ from the independents shops.

https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/F7138/dp/B0B ... 4b9bf7d0d6?tag=seibertron0b-20&
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173953)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 2nd, 2023 @ 4:42pm CST
I may have paid more than I would have liked, but I can say that Soundwave may be the best set so far just for the main bot alone. No spaghetti steps, solid overall, and no in-your-face hollows appart the space where the fists store for vehicle mode. Plus the kibble is set to a minimum. I also love that crazy Mad-Max style vehicle.

I'm looking forward the upcoming Kup & Slaughter to join the crew!

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Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173955)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 2nd, 2023 @ 7:04pm CST
I grabbed it from Amazon too. It looks great. Best set yet, at least fromt he looks of it. Love me a Soundwave. Kup is an interesting choice for the next one since we have a Megatron and no Prime still. Maybe they'll close out on him?

At some point I have to get more Cobra guys that I like. I appreciate that these come with old O-ring Joes, but I like a modern look, so I'll be on the lookout for the 25th anniversary figs. I lucked out an a Joe lot, but am missing Cobra and I gotta have Baroness in there.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2173962)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on December 2nd, 2023 @ 11:46pm CST
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I grabbed it from Amazon too. It looks great. Best set yet, at least fromt he looks of it. Love me a Soundwave. Kup is an interesting choice for the next one since we have a Megatron and no Prime still. Maybe they'll close out on him?

At some point I have to get more Cobra guys that I like. I appreciate that these come with old O-ring Joes, but I like a modern look, so I'll be on the lookout for the 25th anniversary figs. I lucked out an a Joe lot, but am missing Cobra and I gotta have Baroness in there.

The Walmart retro releases from a few years ago are similar to the anniversary figures and they're very cheap. I just bought a Baroness from that line last week for a little bit more. Pulse says they're shipping Soundwave next week, so I'll have to get the whole crew together then.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174017)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 3rd, 2023 @ 6:22pm CST
I'd heard this Soundwave was a big improvement over Megs and Bee, glad to see that is in fact bearing out. Still not my cup of tea, but glad they are improving
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174246)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on December 10th, 2023 @ 4:36pm CST
4" scale Joes really aren't compatible with these retro-friendly vehicles. There was no contortionist pose that could fit a figure in the canopy, and the running board pegs are too large. I'm stubborn, though, I'm not going to let that stop me. This is probably marginally less dangerous than hanging on to the outside of the car?

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I never went in for Classified because I always liked the Joe vehicles the best. Now I understand better why they pivoted to that and kept retro style figures for the ~1/18 line. Still, for my purposes, I still think this was the right way to go. I'll just have to decide if I want to open the Zarana or pick up a Thrasher so there can at least be a driver.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174304)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 12th, 2023 @ 10:03am CST
I have the Walmart Cobra Commander on hand (not the 25th anniversary guys, I remembered wrong). I don't know why I never thought to directly compare the heights. Maybe because he worked well enough with Hiss Tank Megatron and I already knew I wanted CC to go with Megatron.

He can fit in the Thundermachine if I get him kneeling and lying down. I guess Soundwave is doing the real driving anyway, right? lol. As a guy who doesn't have Joes and is only getting them because I have these toys this is a small disappointment, but if I really want to play with these the intended way I could just open the figures they came with and buy characters I like from ebay.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174666)
Posted by Spider5800 on December 25th, 2023 @ 3:58pm CST
https://news.hisstank.com/2023/12/24/new-item-listings-found-tf-x-joe-mobat-optimus-prime-general-hawk-85820

Apparently the next one of these is an Optimus Prime that turns into a MOBAT tank, with a General Hawk figure (would assume that means V2 of Hawk, since V1 was only a colonel).
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174670)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 25th, 2023 @ 5:12pm CST
Spider5800 wrote:https://news.hisstank.com/2023/12/24/new-item-listings-found-tf-x-joe-mobat-optimus-prime-general-hawk-85820

Apparently the next one of these is an Optimus Prime that turns into a MOBAT tank, with a General Hawk figure (would assume that means V2 of Hawk, since V1 was only a colonel).


This will be the first time ever that Optimus would transform into a tank. An altmode that is usually reserved for the :CON:

I don't know how I feel about that one.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174671)
Posted by Spider5800 on December 25th, 2023 @ 5:52pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:https://news.hisstank.com/2023/12/24/new-item-listings-found-tf-x-joe-mobat-optimus-prime-general-hawk-85820

Apparently the next one of these is an Optimus Prime that turns into a MOBAT tank, with a General Hawk figure (would assume that means V2 of Hawk, since V1 was only a colonel).


This will be the first time ever that Optimus would transform into a tank. An altmode that is usually reserved for the :CON:

I don't know how I feel about that one.


Eh, he's been a tank before. Actually kind of precedent for this in the Joe/Transformers crossover history. Cobra made him a HISS tank in the Image Comics days, for example.

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Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174673)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 25th, 2023 @ 6:25pm CST
Spider5800 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Spider5800 wrote:https://news.hisstank.com/2023/12/24/new-item-listings-found-tf-x-joe-mobat-optimus-prime-general-hawk-85820

Apparently the next one of these is an Optimus Prime that turns into a MOBAT tank, with a General Hawk figure (would assume that means V2 of Hawk, since V1 was only a colonel).


This will be the first time ever that Optimus would transform into a tank. An altmode that is usually reserved for the :CON:

I don't know how I feel about that one.


Eh, he's been a tank before. Actually kind of precedent for this in the Joe/Transformers crossover history. Cobra made him a HISS tank in the Image Comics days, for example.

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That is some pretty hardcore reference right there.
But it's a precedent that still count, despite a non-exitent toy.

The closest we got in toy form are the trailers for Star Convoy and Armada Optimus Prime.

I bet that this Joe Optimus will still have his truck chest despite his tank mode. :roll:
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174675)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 25th, 2023 @ 10:27pm CST
Prime as a tank? May as well, I guess. These gotta fit the budget, so it's not like he can be something that might be more appropriate. Hopefullly they learned from Megatron's mistakes and don't try to shoehorn in the G1 color scheme too much where it doesn't belong.

But what happened to the Kup leak? Did it get scrapped?
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174680)
Posted by william-james88 on December 26th, 2023 @ 12:23am CST
Thanks to JTPrime17 and Silver Optimus, we have word of several upcoming Transformers figures due top found listings.

The big one would be the next crossover figure with GI Joe being Optimus Prime as a MOBAT tank with a General Hawk figure. That means it would probably be the second version of Hawk since the original Hawk was only a colonel.

There is also news of a Studio Series 86 Blaster which will be Target Exclusive and simply a repaint of the Kingdom mold (so the same thing we saw with 86 Cliffjumper). You can discuss more about that figure here: https://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/studio-series-86-discussion-p2174642.php#p2174642

We also have listings for an unknown type of toy called Mixmashers, here are the codes:

TRA MIXMASHERS BASIC FIGURE STARSCREAM
Product Number: F9732


TRA MIXMASHERS BASIC FIGURE OPTIMUS PRIME
Product Number: F9733


TRA MIXMASHERS BASIC FIGURE BUMBLEBEE
Product Number: F9734


TRA MIXMASHERS DLX FIGURE MEGATRON
Product Number: F9736


TRA MIXMASHERS DLX FIGURE OPTIMUS PRIME
Product Number: F9737

There is also an Amazon Mayhem deluxe two pack and Prime Changers from the Transformers: One movie. What's interesting about those Prime Changers is that they have a street date of August 1st, which helps us know when we can expect the shelves to have Transformers: One product.

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Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174682)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on December 26th, 2023 @ 1:41am CST
Okay, this does make more sense with the general theme of this crossover, but we'd better get a red Megatron HISS Tank retooled into Op at some point.

Also, pairing him with Duke would make more sense since he was the Joe leader who "died" then got better thanks to complaints from kids and their parents about Optimus Prime's death, an interesting interaction between movies intended for release a year apart. Though I could see pairing Duke with Prowl, if not what vehicle he'd turn into...
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174683)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on December 26th, 2023 @ 1:43am CST
Will it be a straight rerelease of Blaster with Eject? Or will the price get bumped up and we get Rewind as well and perhaps even Ramhorn and Steeljaw?
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174688)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 26th, 2023 @ 6:53am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Will it be a straight rerelease of Blaster with Eject? Or will the price get bumped up and we get Rewind as well and perhaps even Ramhorn and Steeljaw?


Straight repaint for Blaster. Don't expect anything fancy.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174689)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on December 26th, 2023 @ 7:19am CST
I wonder if they will let us have some Tom Scioli designs?

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If the Studio Series can get Concept Art designs. I don't see why this line couldn't have comic book stuff?
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174690)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on December 26th, 2023 @ 8:03am CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Okay, this does make more sense with the general theme of this crossover, but we'd better get a red Megatron HISS Tank retooled into Op at some point.

Also, pairing him with Duke would make more sense since he was the Joe leader who "died" then got better thanks to complaints from kids and their parents about Optimus Prime's death, an interesting interaction between movies intended for release a year apart. Though I could see pairing Duke with Prowl, if not what vehicle he'd turn into...

They already released a Duke and Cobra Commander retro O-ring two-pack. If I'm not mistaken, all of the retro O-ring figures in this crossover line are new.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174723)
Posted by BW Megatron on December 27th, 2023 @ 7:40am CST
I was actually hoping that Optimus would be an APC. I envisioned it working like the original toy where the top would come off. Simple transformation too. Rear of the vehicle his legs, middle section his arms, and the the head being tucked inside the cab/chest. Only problem with my idea is his back would be totally empty just like the G1 toy.
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174724)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 27th, 2023 @ 7:49am CST
The REPROLABELS FOR SOUNDWAVE are now available. This set will make quite a difference for his look.
Now, if only Toyhax would bother making the Bumblebee set...
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174781)
Posted by Emerje on December 31st, 2023 @ 5:10am CST
I suppose the MOBAT makes the most sense for Optimus simply because it's roughly the same size as the HISS Tank. I know some people wanted the Mauler, but it's probably a little too big by comparison. Plus I'm guessing the MOBAT barrel will act as Prime's gun, can't really do that with the Mauler's barrel.

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Let's see people complain that Prime isn't motorized.

I wonder if this means the next Joe HasLab will also be the MOBAT since in 2022 both Megatron and the HasLab campaign that year was the HISS tank. :-?

Emerje
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174825)
Posted by johnwick53 on January 1st, 2024 @ 9:38am CST
informative
Re: Review for GI Joe Transformers Soundwave Dreadnok Thunder Machine (2174829)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 1st, 2024 @ 12:44pm CST
I still regret not getting that set from Target.

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