Buyer beware: WST Soundwave KO

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Sioce, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Sioce

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    With the white SG version Heero made, this one was bound to happen.

    For those looking for a WST Soundwave, be aware of packaging and other details.

    The obvious difference is the chest. Legit version has a black chest plate, the KO has a clear orange one.

    I am buying one of these to compare to the real deal.

    This gives me high hopes that we will see a Soundblaster very soon!
     
  2. Valkysas

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    the real one also doesn't have silver paint on it's arms or legs.
     
  3. Aernaroth

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    And the paint doesn't look that bad. Yeesh.

    Still, a really cool mold, and if that's the only way you can get one...
     
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    Ahhhh ok... so when I read a comment in the SG Soundwave thread that someone was intending to continue to use their WST Soundwave as SG Soundwave, they were actually making sense. Sort of.
     
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    I'm waiting for the eventual Soundblaster too, to see what that looks like. Still sad Takara never got to do one of their own (Soundblaster, that is).
     
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    Looks almost better than the real deal...
     
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    pfft, been trying to sell my legit one for weeks, now this crap comes along...
     
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    Heerotoysmaker is known for IMPROVING WST toys. He actually made the deco on this toy better than the Takara toy.
     
  9. simond

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    Apparently Soundblaster should be along later this month...

    But I have this ordered already and already have the orange and white versions, shame they're not coming with Ravage anymore.
     
  10. Death333

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    Yeah. luvvers to my G2 Starscream and Ramjet.
     
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    A separate additional gun with the tip in place would be nice to have.

    He looks really nice I think if he puts a lot up of all 3 for a fair price I'd buy at least 3 of them.

    If for no other reasons they make a great complement to existing toys as Soundwave's "Shrunk form" when in cassette player mode.
     
  12. eneyekay

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    You can tell the difference between the Takara and KO versions really easily, so anyone with any sense won't get duped. I prefer the KO version with it's lighter blue colouring, silver paint application and more G1esque printed graphics. I heard from seller JadeMaker4U saying:

    "thanks for your message.....the black soundwave is ready will comming soon....thanks for your support ....."

    and I can't wait! Love all of the WST KOs that have been released... I'm still hoping they release G2 Sideswipe in the future.
     
  13. simond

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    Yep, I can tell the difference but unless you know to look you're not really going to notice...

    I'm still waiting for black soundwave too, he originally hoped for January but that didn't happen :)  I love getting all these WSTs even if most are just KO recolours, least it's variety ;) 
     
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    Here are my WST Soundwaves... the KO is on the left.
     
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    Yep I have both of them too along with orange and white versions. Nothing like going over the top :)  just wish he'd done ravage too after the first few.
     
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    i was thinking the same thing...

    buyer beware of what?...a better toy? :lol 
     
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    Any place to get them directly? I can't find mine :( 
     
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    That's subjective, but even still do you want to pay the price it cost for the official one and get the KO? It would be cheaper just buying the KO at the KO price no? Buyer Beware is more stating to beware of what you are buying and paying.
     
  19. Fishdirt

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    Buyer beware is in a relation to not buying a KO under the assumption it is legit if that's what you're looking for. Just a bit of a heads up really. Of course this is a third party section so the title is less apt then say in the toy section.


    Anywho I pulled the trigge and bought him. mainly because it was a lot cheaper then my pal Chim's.
     
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    Agreed wrt Ravage. I also got the clear orange version, but didn't go for the white as the blue paint application didn't look great in the pics... if it were completely white, I woulda definitely got it... but yea, blue head/hands/feet etc ruined it pour moi.
     

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