Happy Tuesday! I don’t have any He-Man toys unpacked, but I got photoshop 🙂 That is all
Of all the versions of Soundwave, I really dig how they did him in Prime. The design took a while for me to get into, but his characterization was really super strong. He never speaks, only sends Laserbeak out to gather intel, and silently stares, a quiet indictment, like he’s saying “You know what you did…”
I can’t think of any times they got him into any real action sequences other than in season 3 – but it was awesome. That’s really when I really realized how into the show I had gotten. A series with paper thin characters will always threaten to bore me to death, but they did a great job fleshing out every character in Transformers Prime. I’m such a nerd.
The figure himself was picked up at Quake Collectibles for just a couple bucks. I didn’t even know it was Soundwave until I started watching Prime. I had a big office and plenty of room for toys, so I wasn’t too picky about what I was buying, as long as it was from the franchises I care about. I’m trying to get my boxes unpacked, so I can take a look through my G1 toys, but that ain’t happening this week. Catch you guys later.
I like lots of things, but love a select few. Interacting with things I care about gives me energy to be passionate about things. Reminds me that life is fun. This is Predaking:
I had been seeing the Transformers Prime figures, and the Beast Hunter line, wondering what the deal was with that. I hadn’t gone all the way through Prime yet, so I didn’t get it. Most annoying to me was the way it seemed like they were just redressing the old characters in some organic looking armor to make a buck – which in some cases they do – but anyway…
I DID finally finish Prime, and I’m totally in love with it – not going to need all the toys, just named characters as they were animated. I’m not too into the alternate versions unless they remind me of something else.
As far as the show itself went, they developed the characters in new ways that stayed mostly faithful to the G1 show, and even made room for the Maximal/Predacon conflict from Beast Wars, I think. That’s really the thing that does the show for me – it reminds me of Beast Wars. Once I’m done unpacking my toys, I’ll talk about those figures. But if you’ve got a fondness for season 1 of the G1 show – give Prime a chance – then let’s get a bucket of wings and a copy of the new movie, Predacons Rising.
I’m too stoked.