Monday, April 20, 2009

Pointless Question #54

Yes, despite how awesome he is, it's silly for G1 Soundwave to turn into a cassette player. At least he could be a reasonably small listening device.

But what's up with those guys who combined into a camera? Do you really need three whole Decepticons for a camera?

7 comments:

King of Ferrets said...

It's probably a super camera of doom, or something.

Bourgeois_Rage said...
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Bourgeois_Rage said...

Three guys to make a camera? Is he irreducibly complex?

Tom Foss said...

I seem to recall that the cartoon version treated him as though he were just one guy with three bodies and one alt-mode. That's a fairly cool idea, I think.

Still doesn't explain why they needed eight robots to form the tripod, though.

Dark Jaguar said...

Well anything's better than when your great powerful leader transforms into a gun someone else needs to hold. No wonder Star Scream was always so angry at him.

In his defense, when he went Galvatron at least he got a tripod to hold himself up when he transformed. However, there's a reason that not a single one of the reimaginings have gone back to that. Why do that when you could go with a tank, or an alien jet?

Stogoe said...

At least a gun is more useful than a bucket of water. Unless you're fighting witches in Oz. Which is unlikely.

MWchase said...

That puts me in mind of the Wonder Twins.

And alternative versions that turn into weapons.

I'm not sure if these thoughts are distressing, or awesome. ... Distrawesome.