G1 Soundwave- could he be turned into an MP3 player?

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G1 Soundwave- could he be turned into an MP3 player?

Postby Matthew on Wed May 31, 2006 1:27 pm

chad mentioned making a G1 Soundwave into an MP3 player. Thoughts?

btw, anyone who knows the size of one of his cassettes I'd love to know so I can see if they make any mp3 players roughly that size
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Postby V_Max on Wed May 31, 2006 2:10 pm

Well that would be interesting...I'd assume you'd still want him fully transformable?

Interesting challenge...

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Postby camper on Wed May 31, 2006 2:15 pm

If you can hollow out the soundwave torso, this one might work:

http://www3.shopping.com/xPR-Creative_L ... 7600141956

It's definitely possible, just a matter of finding a small enough player. An Ipod would be too big.

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Postby Matthew on Wed May 31, 2006 2:29 pm

agreed dan.

biggest problem I face right now is being able to afford a G1 Soundwave and an MP3 player :)

i've also seen some flash-drive/jump-drive looking mp3 players which could work. biggest thiing is going be having the ability to control the mp3 player with it inside the transformer and being able to access the headphone jack.

oh yeah, I'd want to keep it transformable
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Postby camper on Wed May 31, 2006 2:30 pm

I don't remember the Soundwave I used to have, but didn't it have buttons on it that were pushable?

Maybe create a spring mechanizm that you can push the button lighly, and tap the buttons on the MP3 that way.

But yea...cost is a definite factor ;)

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Postby Matthew on Wed May 31, 2006 2:42 pm

anyone know the dimensions of the opening?

the dimesion of a cassette would work too.
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Postby Darko on Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:19 am

Just measured my G1 Ravage. It's ~2" (a tiny bit under) x 1.25"
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Postby Matthew on Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:53 am

Darko wrote:Just measured my G1 Ravage. It's ~2" (a tiny bit under) x 1.25"


thanks man. now it's research time :)
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Postby Skyfire on Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:30 am

My suggestion?


Ever hear of a company called Kabaya?

They've been producing knock-off TFs for quite some time, and from what I understand they're fairly common in parts of Japan. You should be able to find a Kabaya Soundwave or at least a Kabaya Blaster for a lot cheaper than you would be paying for a vintage figure.

In addition, since Kabaya figures are often molded from only one color of plastic, then you can paint him up however you please.
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Postby Matthew on Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:01 am

I'll take a look for those. thanks skyfire
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Postby Skyfire on Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:04 am

Matthew wrote:I'll take a look for those. thanks skyfire


Just keep in mind that Kabaya figures are often smaller than their legitimate counterparts. If you spot one, ask the seller for its measurements in tape deck mode.
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Postby Matthew on Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:41 am

Skyfire wrote:
Matthew wrote:I'll take a look for those. thanks skyfire


Just keep in mind that Kabaya figures are often smaller than their legitimate counterparts. If you spot one, ask the seller for its measurements in tape deck mode.


thanks. I found that the tapes are larger, so I'll find out about soundwave. If he is smaller, there is no way to fit a mp3 player in the tape slot. I'm having a tough enough time finding a suitable mp3 that will fit in an original soundwave (with the display and buttons on the same face).
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