Blog #2012: Toy Review: Transformers: Generations: Netflix War for Cybertron Trilogy Voyager Class Soundwave & Battle Masters Laserbeak and Ravage

Transformers: Generations: Netflix War for Cybertron Trilogy Voyager Class Soundwave & Battle Masters Laserbeak and Ravage

The Netflix Siege series represented everything that is wrong with Hasbro these days. Unimaginative repaints, abysmal quality control, and deplorable distribution. Regrettably this has improved only slightly in the Netflix Earthrise series. There are a few great toys in this series, if you can find them. The rest are still unimaginative repaints.

Laserbeak

Previous Mold Use: Siege Micromaster Laserbeak

Laserbeak now has a more G1 looking head, which looks great. His wings are better painted, but he still does not look like a cassette, just a rectangle.

Ravage

Previous Mold Use: Siege Micromaster Ravage

Ravage has a new head to make it look like he’s growling. Hasbro finally remembered that these guys are supposed to be cassettes. He’s actually painted to look like a cassette, at least the bottom half is.

Soundwave

Previous Mold Use: Siege Voyager Class Soundwave, 35th Anniversary Voyager Class Soundblaster

This is one of the greatest remolding jobs ever. The original version of Soundwave and Soundblaster had an awful vehicle mode. He was some kind of ship or sled. Whatever it was, it was complete crap. Look at him now! They have remolded him into a cassette player. I can’t remember a time Hasbro completely changed the alt mode of a toy with remolds like this. I mean, you can change one car to another, but it’s still a car. This doesn’t resemble that pile of crap he used to be at all. Soundwave really look amazing in cassette player mode. In robot mode his legs have been completely remolded, as has his chest, but he retains the great head sculpt, the only thing about the previous version that didn’t suck.

Overall: Soundwave is an absolute must have, if you can find him. I was lucky enough to grab one from Walmart.com. I never saw one in store.

Thanks for reading!

About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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