ThreeZero are back with the next DLX figure based on the Transformers Movieverse – Soundwave from Bumblebee! The superior one features his Bee movie look from the Cybertron scenes – which is a movie / G1 hybrid of sorts. He has a very portly design in the movie, and 3A captures this in figure form to stay true. His tape deck is functional, and Ravage does in fact fully transform and fit inside. Articulation is killer once again with 80 points of movement, great paint and weathering on all surfaces. At about 11 inches tall, he shows that the DLX scale is a really sweet spot for these types of figures.
We’ve run him through the motions and have 75+ shots available. You can check them all out here: ThreeZero Soundwave – Bumblebee Movie (DLX) Gallery
Read on to check out some additional thoughts and some key pics courtesy of ThreeZero!
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ThreeZero Bumblebee Movie DLX Soundwave and Ravage
Overall – well executed piece. Everything moved smoothly, no breakages, nothing popped off. Paint is very sharp, detailing scuffs it up a bit to be battle worn. Ravage is really well done. His transformation was very simple in the movie, and this captures that. It shows that ThreeZero can do it if allowed. Now, more complexity and at bigger scale while keeping this level of quality and detail – I’m betting that gets expensive quick. But, little old Ravage was great.
A couple nitpicks – Overall, Soundwave seems big compared to the previous DLX releases. We knew they were not 100% in scale, but I did not expect Soundwave to be bigger, both in height and overall frame, than Prime. If that is how it was in the Movie, all good, but in hand on my shelf it feels a bit weird. By himself, Soundwave is perfect. Next to Prime, feels big. Especially since his design has a bigger head compared to the body than other movie designs, aside from anything ThreeZero did. Hands seem a little small, especially the fists. Ankle rock movement is limited, hard to plant the foot on wide stances. None of this would deter me from purchase, just some feedback.
In all, it’s another great DLX piece. I still think Bee and Prime are a 1-2 punch that can’t be beat, but Soundwave holds his own in 3rd, for now.
Check out some key shots here, and hit this link for the full 75+ HD images – ThreeZero Soundwave – Bumblebee Movie (DLX) Gallery