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Transformers Soundwave (MB)

Soundwave is one of the most recognizable and most popular characters from the G1 (Generation 1) Transformers line. Looking like a portable cassette player in his alternate mode, Soundwave had the cool bonus of cassette robots that could fit inside his chest and was released together with the Buzzsaw cassette. Several other memorable cassette characters were released seperately like Laserbeak, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy.

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Soundwave featured heavily in the Sunbow cartoon and had a really cool voice that sounded very robotic (voiced by Frank Welker, who also did Megatron, processed by a vocoder). Come to think of it, most of the voice processing in the original G1 cartoon sounds very cool.

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I have one Soundwave in my collection, which comes in MB (Milton Bradley) packaging. Both Soundwave and Buzzsaw are in pretty good clean condition, with stickers unapplied. Accessories, booklet and unused stickersheet are still inside a sealed baggy. I’m only missing a paper insert that goes on top of the styro, but I’m sure I’ll pick that up somewhere some time in the future. Check out these photographs I made of Soundwave from my personal collection.

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5 Responses to “Transformers Soundwave (MB)”

  1. Matt says:

    Fantastic pictures, thanks for posting them!

  2. KUMA-NIN says:

    I have to confess that Soundwave has high sentimental value to me, and is one of those very rare instances where a Destron/Decepticon has some influence when it comes to my collection. (Factually, he is one of three pieces that did convince me to get back into collecting.)

    So until I can get a MISB “Encore” piece in highly collectible condition (submitting my wares to AFA), I hope you do not mind if I generate a puddle of drool while looking at your gorgeous MB piece. ^^

    • 20th Century Toy Collector says:

      I can’t say I disagree with you there, buddy. Soundwave is truely, absolutely a classic of a character!!! :-)

  3. Ryan Kelly says:

    That is amazing. Soundwave is my favourite G1 Character, then Shockwave and I was wondering if you knew a place where I could purchase these two? Preferably cheaply as I’m not a serious enough collector to pay $800 for a mint condition version :)

    • 20th Century Toy Collector says:

      Your best bet is probably eBay. It’s still possible to get good deals now and then. Another good source would be regular classified ads sites. You’ll also need patience :-) What helps is that you can set up a saved search with eBay so that you get an email whenever a nice and shiney MI(S)B Soundwave or Shockwave is posted to eBay. Good luck!

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