Botcon 2012 Shattered Glass Soundwave Headband

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  1. CookSux

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    Now that I'm back from Botcon 2012, I'm honored to bring you guys a special convention exclusive treat. In this year's Transformers box set, there is a Shattered Glass Soundwave that is supposed to sport a rockin' neon green headband. Due to giant obstacles that were near impossible to overcome, FunPub decided to produce and sell this item independently from the set. This holy grail is limited to an extremely low amount of 750 pieces, I'm one of the few*lucky people to secure one and I'd love to share this rare gem. Here is the review.

    Shattered Glass Soundwave Headband

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    Presentation: Compared to FunPub's other offerings, the headband's packaging is immaculate. Instead of making a specialized double faced corrugated cardboard box with styrofoam insert, FunPub used a priceless reproduction Ziplock snack bag instead. I'm "glad" that they chose the eco-friendly route. There's also a profile picture printed on high-quality, thinner than manilla, card-stock. The picture shows Shattered Glass Soundwave in an extremely dynamic pose; it taught me that Soundwave is left-handed and walks with really long strides. Thank God FunPub didn't bother to consider printing up small origami-like paper bags that have decorations printed on them. Though it would have added an air of class and elegance, I feel very secure knowing that I can literally see that both items are included. It'd be terrible if I found my package with a misprinted collector card; I wouldn't know what to do if it was missing.

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    Robot Mode: The headband feels like it's made with love, care, and a piece of gum. It's fairly malleable, but I wouldn't push my luck. Collectors items, like this, should be handled with the utmost respect as it's fragile; treat it like an egg. Though it doesn't match the neon green color used in all the character art (including the included card art), the forest Ninja Turtle green is the next best thing. In fact, I'd even say that it looks like Green Stuff putty. The biggest downside is that you have to take it on and off manually when you transform the figure. I'm sure the material used is durable enough to endure a lifetime amount of constant pushing and pulling right? The headband is custom fitted for Shattered Glass Soundwave, however, I'm happy to report that it's quite a versatile item. You can put them on other Transformers, Bot Shots, SH Figuarts, and even GI Joes. The possibilities are endless! Plus look at Soundwave… he goes from “boring teacher” to “ass-kicking surfer” by the simple addition of a single accessory; powerful stuff.

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    Overall: I only spent $5 dollars for this crucial accessory, I think that's a steal compared to the current secondary prices out on the market. Don't bother making yourself one using the cheaper and more functional ingredients... settle with this one. It's as official as an official product sans Hasbro/Takara trademarks is.

    For more images (trust me, there are more) visit The Rabbit Haul.
     
  2. Deceptigtar

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    that head band looks like shit. its seriously looks like harded chewed gum and the fact this thing is going for stupid money on ebay is a shame.

    ugh.
     
  3. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    WHY ISN'T IT YELLOW?

    It looks horrid in green.

    I might as well just use a yellow twist-tie when I get my Soundwave.
     
  4. Dinodigger97

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    That looks like someone melted and molded a candle into a head-band. It looks nasty.
     
  5. Gilgamesh

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    Thank you. The delicious sarcasm made it doubly enjoyable :D 
     
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    Cooksux is awesome.
     
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    Is it edible?
     
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    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    It looks like it was made from a strip of sour candy tape. I think a twist tie will do just fine.
     
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    Classic.
     
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    I can't believe they charged people money for these.
     
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    That thing looks like utter shit.
     
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    The only good thing about this is the hilarious review from CookSux. That aside...good god.
     
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    Love the review. What can I say, I waited at the longer line so I could purchase this headband...only to find out 2 hours later that the "NO headband" shortcut actually allowed purchase of headband and everything else. But that's neither here or there.

    Brian Savage said in the panel, that not every monitor is the same, so if the color looks different, well, it's probably your monitor. Fun Pub is going digital on the colors you know. That's universal language.

    I will just adjust my monitor.
     
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    So Soundwave is some kind of pot-smokin' hippie now?
     
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    The no headband line made no sense! If for some reason you wanted just a hand band and no souveneirs, you had to wait in the longer line? :crazy: 
     
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    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    a piece of ribbon would have done a better job than that.
     
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    Can't believe they sold that, and that people actually gave them money for it.
     
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    Best. Review. EVER.
     
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    I just realized that I forgot to include the gallery of photos that I took of this review on my site. Check it out the amazing possibilities...
     
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    Im kinda with ya, but I also "get it" Its kinda cool to say "I have the REAL Headband..

    LMAO
     

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