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#1 NightViper

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

http://www.bigbadtoy...mp;picture=aux1

The attention to detail with the paint ops makes this a lot more awesome that it would otherwise be.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:20 AM

Yeah, I was turned off at this before, but it looks awesome now. I remember his face being kind of wonky, but here it looks crisp and wonderful. I may be able to justify this now.

I mean...Soundwave!

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:51 AM

If I had more that just one tape that turned in to a tape it might be worth in. I think I'm happy with ML Soundwave Classics Overkill Universe Ravage, and Ratbat, and United Rumble and Frenzy.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:53 AM

The Botcon version is said to be pretty damn bad, toy wise. Even if they improved the QC and articulation from that version, the proportions are still awful. Even lacking tape during feature, the Music Label one is far superior.

QUOTE(Smitty @ Jul 6 2011, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If I had more that just one tape that turned in to a tape


A tape that turns into a tape? Holy crap.

Edited by C16, 06 July 2011 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:12 AM

Seems like they have a lot of them to go around, but I'm really wanting to hear the reviews on the regular release version of this before I bite. I'm hoping the bad review was just due to it being a slightly unfinished preview version that was available at Botcon. I can deal with the proportions and the leg articulation being less than ideal, because I do really like the way he looks otherwise, but I can't deal with bad joint tolerances and quality control on top of those things.

I really want to like him, because Music Label Soundwave is super boring.

Edited by Jeremy, 06 July 2011 - 01:32 PM.

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#6 Tomoko Kuroki

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:20 AM

I would have been interested, but besides the terrible proportions, and that part sticking out from his back, the flimsiness and backwards knees kinda kill it for me.

It's a shame too, doing some alterations to the transformation, and sacrifice some altmode accuracy, and he could have been great.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:04 PM

I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.
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#8 NICK TYRANNO

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

And seriously, if anybody has already ordered him, don't skimp on the reviews! Situations like this make reviews crucial to my wallet and my monies.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 6 2011, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.

Now that's a better use of customization fodder Unicron than having him as a combiner base.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

I'm astonished at the attention to details.
I'm seriously tempted to get it, he looks to be about the same price as ML Soundwaves last time I checked... except he's way more exciting.

That said, I am hoping some reviews surface to help me decide.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Jul 6 2011, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
backwards knees kinda kill it for me.


He doesn't have backwards knees. The joints in his thigh are transformation joints, the proper knee joint is further down.

As far as proportions go, they're not ideal, but that's what happens when three-dimensional physicality interacts with a blatantly cheaty design. And really, he's not all that far off from Device Label Blaster, and people give him a pass for whatever reason.

Edited by mx-01 archon, 06 July 2011 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Jul 6 2011, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shanghai @ Jul 6 2011, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
backwards knees kinda kill it for me.


He doesn't have backwards knees. The joints in his thigh are transformation joints, the proper knee joint is further down.

Oh he does? Guess that reviewer on /toy/ never figured it out.

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As far as proportions go, they're not ideal, but that's what happens when three-dimensional physicality interacts with a blatantly cheaty design. And really, he's not all that far off from Device Label Blaster, and people give him a pass for whatever reason.

Blaster's proportions still look a bit better, maybe because the bulk seems more solid.


Still waiting for the day when we can get a truly definitive Soundwave toy. I love the Generations figure, just he doesn't have the gimmick. And then there's Cybertron, which had the gimmick, and was damn near perfect, except those damn legs.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:43 PM

I heard from people who handled one at Botcon that it was kind of a floppy piece of crap and felt pretty cheap for the price being asked. Can anyone corroborate/refute that?
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:45 PM

Review here:

http://www.tfw2005.c...4-sonicron.html

#15 mx-01 archon

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

I'm pretty sure that's the exact same review that everybody else is talking about (with that crap about the backwards knees). No second opinions yet.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:22 PM

Seems they could have engineered the thigh closer to the knee, and then fold the lower leg in half to give more bulk. It would also keep the lower legs from looking so wide and thin. Other than that I like it.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:28 PM

I definitely like the new pics. I am uninterested if the review holds true, but if not and the quality and articulation is good, I will buy it.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:30 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Jul 6 2011, 02:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 6 2011, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.

Now that's a better use of customization fodder Unicron than having him as a combiner base.


Most definitely.
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:32 PM

That, uh.

That looks a lot worse than the G1 toy.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 06:14 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Jul 6 2011, 06:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was expecting a blue Unicron figure modded with hedgehog spikes.

Ah, good, not just me...



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