Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Soundwave and Laserbeak
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 9:51am CSTCategories: Toy News, Reviews
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This article was last modified on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 3:50pm CST
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Posted by Va'al on January 21st, 2012 @ 9:56am CST
I am so going around EVERY SINGLE ARGOS to find this next week.
Posted by Autobot032 on January 21st, 2012 @ 10:05am CST
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 21st, 2012 @ 10:27am CST
Posted by kirbenvost on January 21st, 2012 @ 10:59am CST
Although him being not all that tall brings up scale issues, especially because I planned to get voyager Starscream. Now I'm worried I should have bought the deluxe.
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 21st, 2012 @ 11:18am CST
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 21st, 2012 @ 11:29am CST
Nemesis Destron wrote:So here we have a decent figure but no weapon...WTF? So for someone like me who doesn't care for the show can someone explain to me how Soundwave goes on the offensive when he has to?
Soundwave twists an opponent's (and anyone else he's listened too; i.e. EVERYONE's) words, distracts them with Laserbeak, then launches a full smackdown. He doesn't simply shoot.
Posted by El Duque on January 21st, 2012 @ 11:59am CST
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Posted by Erailea on January 21st, 2012 @ 12:06pm CST
Posted by Kibble on January 21st, 2012 @ 1:05pm CST
Posted by robotmel on January 21st, 2012 @ 1:07pm CST
He is pretty cool looking!
I thought he'd have gangly overly long arms as per the show but in-hand he aint too bad!!
As i have stated in other posts, which some fail to understand, these are Deluxe in sizing and sit well along side the CHUG range, as I am sure the Powerizers will man-up along side what we Transformers fans refer to as Voyager sizing!
Posted by dinogeist on January 21st, 2012 @ 1:21pm CST
Even though,I won't be buying this because I don't buy deluxes,basics,legends sized TF toys. I do think this TF Prime,soundwave to came out awesome in both modes.
I actually think TF Prime,Soundwave pulled off a better alien jet mode than megatron. I think soundwave pulled off a better robot mode than starscream.
Posted by Galvatron X on January 21st, 2012 @ 1:34pm CST
Very sinister-looking and I actually do like the chicken-legs. It works quite well for this figure, I think.
Posted by StryderPrime on January 21st, 2012 @ 1:43pm CST
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 21st, 2012 @ 1:52pm CST
Posted by Autobot032 on January 21st, 2012 @ 3:26pm CST
Kibble wrote:Guess I'm in the minority that's not very impressed. Head looks more like a Halo dude than Soundwave, don't know what his alt mode is exactly, and he has funky limbs. I'm at a real crossroads with this line. It sounds like they're wonderfully engineered figures, but I'm just not diggin' most of the movie meets Animated look...so they'd probably just end up in a box in the closet.
His head's the Decepticon symbol. Pretty cool, if you ask me.
robotmel wrote:As i have stated in other posts, which some fail to understand, these are Deluxe in sizing and sit well along side the CHUG range, as I am sure the Powerizers will man-up along side what we Transformers fans refer to as Voyager sizing!
Um... Well... They're Deluxe sized, but due to their aesthetic, they most likely wouldn't fit in with CHUG all that well. I mean, to each their own, but I don't see the link.
Powerizers ARE Voyagers. Of course they'll "man-up along side them".
I'm still a tad confused by your whole idea. CHUG is a TF toy line. Prime is a TF toy line. Deluxe/Revealer are the same class used by all TF toy lines, just a different name. Voyager/Powerizers are the same class and used by various TF toy lines, just a different name.
The only way your idea would work is if you thought the size class was it's own toy line. Otherwise, you're just...well, I have no idea what it is exactly.
Megatron Wolf wrote:im sorry but this is one of the worst soundwaves ever, i can understand the alt mode since a predator drone is for reconnaissance & spying but his robot mode is just atrocious. Yes its better than DOTM (thats not hard to pull off) but not by much. Yet another Soundwave ill have to pass on. Hes had suh a good run lately but now just seems to be going downhill.
I own DOTM Deluxe Class Soundwave. He's an excellent figure. Not perfect, but excellent. If he was in stores and people actually had him, they'd see what I mean. (C'mon Hasbro, WTH are you doing?!? Get these toys out there!)
And the robot mode? That's almost exactly what it looks like in the show. They did their best with him, can't complain too much.
That is, unless you don't like the show, so then your complaint is valid.
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 21st, 2012 @ 3:49pm CST
Certainly starting to see a pattern here though: the vast majority of the figures are amazing. The only ones that suck are the Robots in Disguise characters who've received a First Edition (except Vehicon, but I don't really care about that one).
Posted by Dead Metal on January 21st, 2012 @ 4:05pm CST
Soundwave is freaking huge in the show, he's a tad taller than Starscream, I hope he gets a voyager release down the line so that he'll be better in scale with the rest.
Posted by amtm on January 21st, 2012 @ 4:13pm CST
Posted by Blurrz on January 21st, 2012 @ 5:20pm CST
Posted by WolfSpider1979 on January 21st, 2012 @ 7:04pm CST
I have to say, this Soundwave looks like he belongs with the Brestforce in Victory. Makes you wonder if there might be more of them.