Tuesday, March 20, 2012

#24: Transformers Prime - Soundwave

So I have not seen any episodes of Transformers Prime yet. I really don't know anything about it. But now that the second season is here, toys are finally making it to stores. Amongst pegs full of Bumblebee, I was fortunate to find a lone Soundwave all the way in the back. Initially, I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy it, but one does not simply pass up on a new Soundwave. And hey, I dig the new altmode. Lately, Soundwave tends to end up with a car altmode. Of course, it makes sense that he wouldn't be a microcassette recorder, because most kids wouldn't have any idea what that is. But for Prime, he turns into one of those unarmed spy drones, which works for him.

The Prime botmodes seem to take some inspiration from the movie style, but with better design, so they don't look like piles of pointy metal. Soundwave has certainly come a long way from his original blocky altmode. I think he would have benefitted from being a voyager class toy, which would have made him taller. One of the selling points for this Soundwave is that he includes Laserbeak. Laserbeak is a bird looking thing that doesn't really transform. It just folds up and attaches to Soundwave. In a nice nod to the original, Laserbeak attaches on Soundwave's chest. Or you can have him rest on his wrist like in my picture. In the altmode, Laserbeak can also sit on top of Soundwave's back, but it doesn't look good.

"What the heck is this thing?"


  1. I disliked the show first, but slowly am warming to like it a lot. Its a good show to watch the full story at once.

  2. You got yourself a Gold. In fact soundwave is one of the most good looking transformers on Decepticon end.


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