I thought this was awesome that Lazerbeak transformed into a guitar! Hilarious.
But I'm not so into the new animated series. I guess I'm too "Geewun". I just can't stand the look of it, the style is all wrong for transformers in my opinion.
Don't assume that this is the new look for Soundwave. The New Animated Series is going in the opposite direction of the Bayformers ultra-realistic look of the movie series.
I'd rather waste my $$$ on the Classics and Universe line. They look fantastic, improving on the flawed molds of the G1 series. Google Henkei Ratchet or Ironhide and you'll see what I mean.