I have been collecting Transformers for a long time. Before my last delivery of Dark Energon figures, I was so glad to find this guy, Fall of Cybertron Soundwave from the Generations line. I posted a few posts back about the other data discs that went along with Soundwave. Thankfully this figure (#300 in my collection) stands up to the original, looks great, has a good transformation, and actually works with the data discs.
Everything in the right place, that is for sure. He is a truck/SUV type vehicle, but that is to be expected since it was always so strange in the original show for him to be a big hulking robot and turn into a small tape deck. I think this one makes much more sense.
Planned or not, it is pretty darn awesome that he can press his own ejection button.
Once his front is open, you can see where the data discs go. They fit tightly into the compartment. I was able to get three of them into the compartment. It was a little difficult to get them back out, but I had to at least try the experiment.
Here is how the holding of data discs works. Soundwave’s back moves out to allow the hole in his chest to elongate. So, when there is one in there, it looks like the picture above. If you try to fit three in there, it looks like his spine is sticking straight out with his back attached about three inches away from the body. Kinda silly looking, but great for playability.
Soundwave comes with Laserbeak. He was what I was thinking we were going to see. Pretty much the same figure as Ratbat with a different head, and a new color scheme. Still no legs, but at least Laserbeak can sit on Soundwave’s hand or shoulder.
In vehicle mode he looks a lot like the War for Cybertron vehicle mode. This time he is WAY bigger and can have his shoulder cannon fitted to his exterior. The wheels are a great looking clear purple color to match the front windshield. There are a few other touches of purple around that really stand out.
Let us not forget he is still a transport, and in this mode he can hold his data discs.
It is clear that they are not just trying to throw something together in this Fall of Cybertron line. They have found that people like it, and we are getting, not only more figures than the War for Cybertron line, but we are also getting better figures. The first Voyager figure is the best to date in this line.
And we are talking BIG!!! He is head and shoulders above the other figures. A great figure you will not be disappointed with in any way that I can see. I am really looking forward to what they are going to bring us next.