First and foremost, I'm not a big fan of Transformers series and thus I don't know much about it. I did watch the recent 3 movies from Hollywoood but beyond that I don't know much. However, I do love mecha or robots with humanoid form - a lot - plus, I kind of like this Soundwave guy. I think he is one cool intelligent robot with lots of gadgets.
In the past I got this Transformers Music Label Soundwave and I think he is quite cool for a robot, since then, I started to like this Soundwave guy. Not much I know about him either but from what I read he is one of those bad guys from Decepticons side and he have plenty of minions and gadgets.
When I saw this Soundwave from the Hasbro's Transformers Fall of Cybertron series - he got my attention but when I saw that he have the "Laserbeak" guys included, without further thinking I just grabbed this.
Some description about Soundwave:
Out of the box, you will get these:
First, lets have a look at this "Laserbeak" - its a red bird, probably an eagle or something that can transform into "Data Disc".
This is the bird mode:
Transformation is absolute fun (at least for me personally), just press this button:
And zoom.... in less than 1 second, it is now a birdie...
OK, now its time to see the Soundwave....
A little bit of close up to see the details;
Articulation for this Soundwave is very good. He can perform this kneeling pose without any problem, brilliant, absolutely brilliant:
And it doesn't stop there, the designer really put a lot of emphasis on great articulation for this Soundwave and I'm so pleased about it, well done Hasbro, a few pictures below will show you the great articulation ability of this Soundwave:
That gun or is it blaster pistol? what ever it is - Have some decent movement range when mounted on the shoulder:
Now, the features that I love the most, on the chest part where you can insert up to 2 "Data Disc";
Need to press here to open the cover:
And then, you need to insert the "Data Disc" inside (up to 2 can fit in there):
I did not show it in here, but eventually, there is something at the back of the body to push the "Data Disc" out of his chest:
Apparently the one I have is kind of hard to get out, so I need to pull it out like this.... sigh:
In theory, once the "Data Disc" ejected from the chest, it will automatically transform into the "animal mode":
Size comparison with 1/100 scale Gundam Age action figure (about 7 inches tall):
Side by side with the Transformers Music Label Soundwave:
I don't bother to transform this Soundwave into the "vehicle mode" known as "Communications Truck" as I personally think it's ugly in the vehicle mode and in fact I only like the robot mode. Furthermore, when I look at the manual, it's kind of difficult for me, a daunting task, so I don't give a damn about it, I get what I want, that's what matter. Anyway, if you want to see how the "Communications Truck" looks like, you can see the picture below:
Overall, this is a very fun Soundwave figures from Hasbro. I love the features, the gadgets and the great articulation, in short, this is fun and cool. I believe many hardcore Transformers fans out there would love to get this Soundwave.
You can also continue to read the review on the additional minions gadgets of Soundwave from the link below: