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Botcon 2012 Shattered Glass Heroic Soundwave

Holy head-sculpt, Batman!

Today we were all scorned to learn the visage of what should’ve been the flag-ship figure of this year’s Botcon 2012 set, Heroic Shattered Glass Soundwave. The figure you see above is the official figure photo revealed by Botcon today.

I was really expecting this figure to rule, but even I have to reluctantly bitch.  No expected headband, stupid GI-Joe decal on the side of the door, and the god-damn face is not Soundwave, it’s Optimus Prime.  What the hell is going on here!?  I call shenanigans on the up-till-now amazing SG Soundwave art we have seen.

Shattered Glass Soundwave artwork

SG soundwave in better days!

Oh well, I’ll still be getting it! I love the idea of Shattered Glass Soundwave, but this execution is not as good as the custom I saw at last year’s Botcon. We can’t all have our cake and eat it too!