So, I got a bug up my butt about Soundwave needing to be a Cassette Player. The BotCon ’12 Invasion box set came with the (sometimes controversial) Shattered Glass Soundwave, who was a repaint and slight remold of Universe Iron Hide/Ratchet. Despite his often harsh criticisms, I actually like him quite a bit, however, he’s a SUV, and I just couldn’t shake the fact that I wanted to pick up the “original” Shattered Glass Soundwave:
Now, this is the Takara Music Label – Sonic White Soundwave, but he has be officially retooled to Shattered Glass Soundwave. While he can’t actually store a cassette in his chest, he has a flip open door where you insert a memory card and he’s able to play MP3 music files.
SG Ravage looks quite nice next to him as well. I applied my one SG Decepticon logo I had. In terms of size, he’s actually smaller than I thought he would be, so let’s take a look at some comparison shots:
Here’s SG Soundwave (SUV) and SG Soundwave (Cassette Player)
Here’s a comparison with Soundblaster (I surprisingly don’t have a G1 Soundwave!)
Finally, a comparison with United (Generations) WFC Soundwave:
Lol, yeah, he’s totally giving “bunny ears”.
The packaging is quite impressive as well, very much along the lines of the Master Piece releases:
And yes, he can totally wear the
absurdly expensive headband from TFCC Store. That adds a great touch to the figure for sure!
For now, BotCon ’12 Soundwave will be put back in the box so he’s safe and secure, but if I get more room, I’ll probably work both figures into my display. Until then:
More Reprolables coming up as well as new Crazy Devy upgrade seems to have slipped under the radar.
He’s so small! I didn’t think he’d be that small. How’s the sound quality?
Yeah, I was pretty surprised at his size too, but really he’s on par with Device Label Blaster and most Deluxe figures, so I have no problem with it. I don’t know first hand, as I don’t have a spare SD card to use for MP3s, but from what I’ve heard, its pretty good, except the ear buds are kind of garbage.
I don’t blame you, Soundwave should always be an audio player of some kind. Just like Megatron should always be a huge frakkin’ gun of some kind instead of a tank. It is just the man trying to push their new ideas on us. Not cool, not cool.
Hey Ark, I’m all GEEE ONNNNNE! So I’m right there too. I usually have my United Soundwave in his faux Boombox mode too! Once my MP SW comes in, I’ll do a whole thing with it.