A fan-favorite for many years, Soundwave finally returns to the world transformed. And this time, his alt mode is almost to scale with the original line up of toys.
Soundwave stands 7/8" tall in his tape deck mode. With the exception of the volume and tuning controls, all the features that made Soundwave a believable looking tape deck before are back. Additionally, like his larger counterpart, Soundwave's weapons can be stored in the battery compartment on his back. Ravage is completely black with no details or paint applications. But, at just a hair over 1/4" high, what do you expect?
Fold down the sides of the tape deck and swivel them forward. Flip down the feet and swing the arms around. Flip the head up and place his weapons wherever you'd like, on the shoulder and either hand will do. For Ravage, carefully flip his head and both feet out.
At 1 15/16", Soundwave is quite impressive looking for so small a Decepticon. He captures the essence and appearance of the original toy very well. Articulated at the shoulders and hips with ball-socket joints, Soundwave also bends at the elbows and knees and can pivot his head upward. Ravage, at a little of 5/16" of an inch tall, pivots at the neck and hips.
Soundwave is worth every penny. Being one of the more popular characters that hasn't been redone to death is also a plus. His lower arms are prone to falling off with little pressure as are all of Ravage's parts, so be extremely careful.
|Reviewer||Richard C. Mistron|
|Date||August 10th 2003|
|Score||(7 out of 10)|