The LINKIN PARK SOUNDWAVE TRANSFORMERS Special Edition Action Figure is in the G1 style of the fan favorite SOUNDWAVE TRANSFORMERS character, features an orange gold treatment and is packaged in a unique cassette tape-inspired box. The set includes the Decepticon spy minions Ravage, Laserbeak, Buzzsaw and Ratbat which take the alternative form of a microcassette stored within Soundwave’s tape compartment.
Soundwave stands approximately 7 inches in height
Features 8 points of articulation
Converts from robot to “cassette player” mode
Includes 4 cassette minions - Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Ratbat, Ravage
Counted among Megatron’s earliest followers, Soundwave perpetuates his role as Decepticon communication specialist by virtue of Mini-Cons which stealthily infiltrate the fortifications of Autobots and Decepticons alike, enabling Soundwave to provide Megatron with even the most secret or obscure information. Soundwave’s sensors are sensitive to even the lowest radio transmissions, and his penchant for monitoring electrical brain impulses provides him with the equivalent of telepathy. Soundwave’s predilections make him unpopular among his fellow Decepticons, mostly limiting his interactions to the company of his Cassette Warriors. Though he is sometimes portrayed as an arbitrator, Soundwave is hypervigilant of any potential rival in the Decepticon hierarchy, and will use blackmail to eliminate any such rival as quickly and as thoroughly possible.
Atypically taciturn, Laserbeak prefers hunting his prey from a safe distance and ambushing them during a moment of distress or weakness. Despite his savage fighting prowess, and his penchant for interrogation and torture, Laserbeak will quickly retreat if confronted by a superior adversary. He flies at a maximum speed of 250 mph. Independently targetable laser cannons enable him to extract crucial information from his prisoners.
Buzzsaw’s comparative sophistication obfuscates equally complex cruelty and an avidity for destruction. He kills his opponents with aplomb, likening the killings to contributions to his great masterpiece of carnage. Buzzsaw is capable of pinpointing and photographing a thumbtack from a distance of 20 miles. He flies at a speed of 250 mph. He is armed with twin mortar cannons, and is his diamond-hard micro-serrated beak enables him to skewer virtually any enemy.
An energy-leeching member of Soundwave’s entourage of Cassette Warriors, Ratbat has no friends but rather equally opportunistic business partners. His mecha-fangs enable him to refuel by siphoning the gas lines of newly-made cars. Ratbat flies at a maximum speed of 65 mph. He is outfitted with two radar-guided, free-electron lasers sensitive enough to detect the presence of a fly.
The most mysterious warrior in Soundwave’s cassette entourage, Ravage is a silent, brooding presence, frequently working alone. He is generally more deliberating than Frenzy. A feral adversary possessing an almost preternatural penchant for stealth, Ravage is versatile enough to be equally valuable in open combat situations and in darker endeavors requiring subtler sabotage.