TFW Fall of Cybertron Decepticon Data Disks Galleries

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For our next gallery update, I wish to draw your attention to these galleries of Soundwave’s minions from the Generations Fall of Cybertron line by SydneyY. Sold in two sets of two, Rumble & Ravage and Frenzy & Ratbat, these recreate for a new generation of fans the idea of buying two-packs of “minion” toys for Soundwave.

The four data disks – or “Diskrons” as SydneyY has named them – are all pretty much built around the central gimmick of Soundwave / Soundblaster where they deploy from the chest and spring open on impact. They are kind of addictive as far as gimmicks go (it is rather fun to watch them “pop out”), but the gimmick sacrifices poseability on them. Rumble and Frenzy each only get up-down rotational movement on their arms, while Ravage fares a bit better with rotational movement in all his legs as well as mid-leg joints. Ratbat has no articulation at all.

They are, basically, built for the gimmick, and it is a cool one which I personally find quite endearing. If you don’t like gimmicks or like your toys poseable, you might want to wait for the Masterpiece cassettes next year. But if you like fun gimmckery and engineering, and like the idea of a Soundwave with minions that is not going to run you into the triple digits when all is said and done, this might be for you.

Check out the four galleries by opening the links below:

Generations Fall of Cybertron Rumble
Generations Fall of Cybertron Ravage
Generations Fall of Cybertron Ratbat
Generations Fall of Cybertron Frenzy[/url][/b]

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  1. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    For our next gallery update, I wish to draw your attention to these galleries of Soundwave's minions from the Generations Fall of Cybertron line by SydneyY. Sold in two sets of two, Rumble & Ravage and Frenzy & Ratbat, these recreate for a new generation of fans the idea of buying two-packs of "minion" toys for Soundwave.

    The four data disks - or "Diskrons" as SydneyY has named them - are all pretty much built around the central gimmick of Soundwave / Soundblaster where they deploy from the chest and spring open on impact. They are kind of addictive as far as gimmicks go (it is rather fun to watch them "pop out"), but the gimmick sacrifices poseability on them. Rumble and Frenzy each only get up-down rotational movement on their arms, while Ravage fares a bit better with rotational movement in all his legs as well as mid-leg joints. Ratbat has no articulation at all.

    They are, basically, built for the gimmick, and it is a cool one which I personally find quite endearing. If you don't like gimmicks or like your toys poseable, you might want to wait for the Masterpiece cassettes next year. But if you like fun gimmckery and engineering, and like the idea of a Soundwave with minions that is not going to run you into the triple digits when all is said and done, this might be for you.

    Check out the four galleries by opening the links below:

    Generations Fall of Cybertron Rumble
    Generations Fall of Cybertron Ravage
    Generations Fall of Cybertron Ratbat
    Generations Fall of Cybertron Frenzy




    Fall of Cybertron Rumble


    Fall of Cybertron Frenzy


    Fall of Cybertron Ratbat


    Fall of Cybertron Ravage


    Fall of Cybertron Diskrons in their disk modes

  2. bigpink has no avatar! bigpink says

    "Diskrons" is odd... I prefer "Diskcons" and "Discbots" for each faction as we will see these repainted and reused over and over and over and over again for Blaster or Twincast.

  3. Sideswipe80's Avatar Sideswipe80 says

    When are these being released? I haven't seen anything on BBTS.

  4. lordmegatron64's Avatar lordmegatron64 says

    "Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Ratbat: Eject. Operation Interference."

    Can't believe no one else thought of this!

  5. Scaleface has no avatar! Scaleface says

    Somehow I just hate the design of this Soundwave and his minions in this style. why would they be giant disks? Plus Soundwave is incredible out of scale to the whole rest of the line. I don't like it at all.

  6. bigpink has no avatar! bigpink says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lordmegatron64 View Post
    "Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Ratbat: Eject. Operation Interference."

    Can't believe no one else thought of this!
    It was the first thing that popped into my head when I read it.

  7. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bigpink View Post
    "Diskrons" is odd... I prefer "Diskcons" and "Discbots" for each faction as we will see these repainted and reused over and over and over and over again for Blaster or Twincast.
    Diskrons is drawing on the official name of the Decepticon cassettes in the Japanese continuity, which was "Cassettetrons" (all the Decepticon factions had similar renaming i.e. Stuntrons and Combatrons). Plus it is also a play on the original Japanese faction name, Destrons.

    Anyhow, to each their own. I thought it was cool

  8. Grandum's Avatar Grandum says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
    Diskrons is drawing on the official name of the Decepticon cassettes in the Japanese continuity, which was "Cassettetrons" (all the Decepticon factions had similar renaming i.e. Stuntrons and Combatrons). Plus it is also a play on the original Japanese faction name, Destrons.

    Anyhow, to each their own. I thought it was cool
    Would you mind sourcing where it states that that is why it is named the way it is?

  9. lazerface's Avatar lazerface says

    These all look really cool, except for Ravage. Looking at Ravage just makes me sad.

    Ratbat and the Lazerbeak/Buzzsaw look awesome.

    I will be buying all of these though, if they are sold as two-packs.

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