So to put it unbiasedly hasbro included a lamp post mode in the new soundwave toy for wave 2 of the transformers siege line. And yes it was a lamp post it says so in the episode s script.
That is literally the explanation for his lamp post mode.
Soundwave lamppost mode. Enjoy the videos and music you love upload original content and share it all with friends family and the world on youtube. Soundwave was disguised as a lamp post. He stands at the decepticon leader s side as a confidant.
A redeco and retool of autobot blaster you may have expected this soundwave is part of the second wave of leader class titans return figures transforming from robot to soundbar to stage mode and back or even his cybertronian lamppost mode in the generation 1 cartoon if you re feeling fiddly. Why not and made if official. They turn into things for disguise.
Soundwave is one of megatron s most reliable troops and he has positioned himself comfortably and irreplaceably in megatron s upper command structure. More images just added by tformers. It d make more sense for soundwave to become a stealth jet or a computer console but not a tape recorder.
Keep checking back for more updates all weekend from nycc 2018. Also a good shot of soundwave in his third lamppost mode. A tape recorder is also outdated tech.
Soundwave s lamppost mode may just be a happy coincidence. Now realistically this is a tounge and cheek reference to a one scene still of soundwave sort of being a lamp post in the old 1983 cartoon. One guy at hastak fan transformed it for fun and the crew said ah.
In addition to blaster s rifle and recolored rocket sled soundwave also comes with his signature cannon battery which can plug into his shoulder or store on his back while he in alt mode. Using his unconventional alternate mode as a space age lamp post to position himself on the street outside iacon soundwave was able to deploy laserbeak to snoop even closer. Though only communications officer he is comparable to starscream and shockwave in rank and is the only one of the three to display consistent loyalty to megatron.
Keep reading to see the images. That s just nostalgia and would be as bad as his current official alt mode and his previous truck like alt modes.