Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave

Video Review of Transformers Authentics  Soundwave

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 9:43pm CDT

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Do you remember the Authentics line? Those were official dollar store type Transformers for younger fans (or more likely their parents shopping at Family Dollar). Well chuckdawg1999 has a review of the Soundwave that was supposed to show up. We don't have word that it has made it's way to stores yet, so if it did, please let us know. In the meantime, enjoy the review and let us know what you think.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Authentics Soundwave is a great neo-G1 update using the Evergreen design. Transformation is smooth, simple and satisfying. Soundwave is a great for those looking for a more involved version of the Cyberverse figure.


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Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2061304)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 18th, 2020 @ 9:52pm CDT
Obvious hollow legs are obvious, but that Soundwave look pretty damn good overall and it offer neat little tricks. Plus, highly posable so that's surprising.

If I come across it in the wild, I may pick him up.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2061354)
Posted by noctorro on April 19th, 2020 @ 6:04am CDT
I would love a size comparison with the Warrior Cyberverse version and other Transformers.
He looks good, I like the Authentics line, hope they do more.
And hopefully they make all the Cyberverse cartoon figures!!!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2062312)
Posted by william-james88 on April 26th, 2020 @ 10:36pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg wrote in to say he had gotten his hands on Authentics Ratchet and made a review, which you can find below.

While these may not be figures on most fans' want list, it is good to know what's out there and we can all live vicariously through Chuck to see if we are indeed missing out on these, or not. Enjoy!

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ratchet is a fun little figure and the perfect introduction to the character. Transformation is interesting with a sliding gimmick that adds quite a bit of heft to the figure namely in the legs. Definitely worth a pick-up to add to your Authentics collection.

Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2062319)
Posted by Burn on April 26th, 2020 @ 11:17pm CDT
huh ... I actually had that in my hand yesterday, put it back in favour of other stuff.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2062324)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 27th, 2020 @ 12:52am CDT
Burn wrote:huh ... I actually had that in my hand yesterday, put it back in favour of other stuff.


I hear that a lot in relation to the Authentics line.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2062325)
Posted by Burn on April 27th, 2020 @ 1:00am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Burn wrote:huh ... I actually had that in my hand yesterday, put it back in favour of other stuff.


I hear that a lot in relation to the Authentics line.


I just couldn't see where it would fit in the collection.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2062326)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on April 27th, 2020 @ 1:07am CDT
Burn wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Burn wrote:huh ... I actually had that in my hand yesterday, put it back in favour of other stuff.


I hear that a lot in relation to the Authentics line.


I just couldn't see where it would fit in the collection.


That's another line I hear in relation to the Authentics line. There's a lot of eyes on the product but that doesn't necessarily translate into sales.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2062383)
Posted by noctorro on April 27th, 2020 @ 2:17pm CDT
I would love it if every Transformers reviewer on Youtube ever would include size comparisons.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090027)
Posted by william-james88 on December 16th, 2020 @ 12:52am CST
Walmart Canada has some new Transformers toys that were not seen in the country before. These are the 10 inch Grimlock and Starscream from the Authentics line. They are leader sized but at the deluxe price. So very simple, yet big and inexpensive for younger fans to have a big transforming toy that they can transform by themselves and that wont break the bank. These use the Evergreen designs we have seen in the past.
They were 19.99 CAD, 15 USD. The previous wave was exclusive to Walmart in Canada, so this will probably be the same. You can see images of the toys along with their transformation schemes below.

If you have found them, share your sightings with our community in the sightings section and on our boards in your region related thread.

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090030)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 16th, 2020 @ 3:55am CST
They are CHEAPER than deluxe. 1/3 off.
And those are way more interesting than the good ol' Rescue Bots for sure.

Having known, I'd have told my friend on the phone who was shopping for his neightbor's young child.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090032)
Posted by Emerje on December 16th, 2020 @ 6:23am CST
Grimlock looks like he has Mickey Mouse shorts on, complete with buttons.

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Are these sold anywhere in America? Never seen them in stores here, seems like something you'd see at Walgreens, Big Lots, or Dollar General.

Emerje
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090035)
Posted by william-james88 on December 16th, 2020 @ 8:10am CST
Emerje wrote:
Are these sold anywhere in America? Never seen them in stores here, seems like something you'd see at Walgreens, Big Lots, or Dollar General.

Emerje


I sent an e-mail to the staff and didn't get any conclusive responses.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090040)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 16th, 2020 @ 9:39am CST
I think those might be the Authentics Titan Changers. The Megatron and Optimus sure look similar enough.

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Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090049)
Posted by william-james88 on December 16th, 2020 @ 11:57am CST
Sabrblade wrote:I think those might be the Authentics Titan Changers. The Megatron and Optimus sure look similar enough.


Yes, that is what they are.

And Emerge, people have reached out on Facebook, these showed up at Aldi's in the US. Looks like it's old news US wise, but these were never really reported.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090050)
Posted by WiseMan on December 16th, 2020 @ 12:00pm CST
I saw similar ones in Canadian Tire a month or so ago, in the long-ago days when I could shop in a store.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090066)
Posted by william-james88 on December 16th, 2020 @ 3:42pm CST
WiseMan wrote:I saw similar ones in Canadian Tire a month or so ago, in the long-ago days when I could shop in a store.


Canadian Tire had the smaller ones that look like what we see in the link below:

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/tran ... ds#store=9

These are the 10 inch ones, pretty sure they never went to Canadian Tire.

Canadian Tire did have a 10 inch Bumblebee and Optimus but those are form the cyberbattalion line, not from Authentics/Evergree.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090082)
Posted by WiseMan on December 16th, 2020 @ 9:16pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Canadian Tire did have a 10 inch Bumblebee and Optimus but those are form the cyberbattalion line, not from Authentics/Evergree.

You're right. The packaging is similar, but the link is definitely the ones I saw. But I'm certain I saw Ratchet, too, even though the website doesn't show him.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090201)
Posted by william-james88 on December 17th, 2020 @ 11:39pm CST
WiseMan wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Canadian Tire did have a 10 inch Bumblebee and Optimus but those are form the cyberbattalion line, not from Authentics/Evergree.

You're right. The packaging is similar, but the link is definitely the ones I saw. But I'm certain I saw Ratchet, too, even though the website doesn't show him.


Yeah Ratchet's also one of them, I didn't link all of em.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2090213)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 18th, 2020 @ 5:46am CST
I saw those big 20$CAN figures in my Walmart.

Big OOOOOFFFFF..... Those may be the ugliest Transformers I've ever seen. Ultra tall, ultra thin, ultra hollow.
:SICK:

Rescue Bots, small 1 steps, and Ultra/Ultimate class Cyberverses are way better looking and seems more solid than those "dollar stores knock off" for the young child TF beginner.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Authentics Soundwave (2094957)
Posted by william-james88 on February 8th, 2021 @ 7:55pm CST
2021 is shaping up to be all kinds of random. Take this news for instance. A Transformers fan in Chile posted these images online of a new Barricade toy they found. Since they found the deco to be lacking, they applied extra deco themselves. While it makes the legitimacy of this new toy suspect, they do indicate that it is trademarked Hasbro 2021. From the look of it, this is Barricade in his evergreen design which is heavily influenced from his Transformers The Last Knight look. So this could be an upcoming new toy in the Authentics line.

Let us know what you think!

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