Hey Takara, pay attention to this: MP Soundwave

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  1. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    OK, so I heard the arguement about Soundwave. Noone wants to play with a tape deck or cassettes any longer.

    If this is true, then why oh why would the largest seller in the world have an article written about an app that turns the IPhone into looking like a cassette?

    AIR CASSETTE APP

    I might be grasping at straws here, but still.
     
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    that app's whole purpose is to play to nostalgia of cassette tapes, that will no way influence Takaratomy to make a soundwave that is a tapeplayer
     
  3. rxlthunder

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    I'm just going to say that a Deluxe or Voyager may be a better option.
     
  4. Alucard77

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    Well if it sells like gangbusters, it may. I admittedly said I was grasping at straws.

    Also, if they make an app to play to the nastalagia of tapes, then why not the nastalagia of transforming tapes? And their case. LOL.
     
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    TakaraTomy is aware of fans wanting MP Soundwave, but I guess it's hard to update G1 cassette player alt mode unless they include actual tape playing mechanism (not sure if it is realistic at all), and I am doubtful as to how much detail and articulations can be added to justify the MP price tag especially now that there is Music Label Soundwave.
     
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    You are. In fact, you're grasping at straws that aren't even there.

    A cheap little app that applies an image of a cassette over your iPhone for laughs is one thing, but paying over a $100 for a toy that turns into a non-functioning micro-cassette player is another entirely.
     
  7. Alucard77

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    Realistically though, would people be upset if he had a similar transformation if he looked incredible.

    I think, him + 5 season 1 cassettes would make me plenty happy.

    My point is that if people have enough nostalgia to get this, they may have enough to get Soundwave.

    Also, how strong is nostalgia in Japan for old technology? I know they always push the envelope, so I wonder if the biased against Soundwave is a cultural thing since it is always about the newest technology.
     
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    Yes, but what about everyone else?
     
  9. Alucard77

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    Would you be upset?
     
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    Yes. He really needs an alt-mode update.
     
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    But that's not even close to a fair comparrison. You're saying that because somebody would like a $2 app to make their phone look like a casette player, they'd also want to buy a $100+ toy that turns into one? That's like saying someone who wants a poster of a Ferrari is also going to buy the car itself.
     
  12. brr-icy

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    masterpiece soundwave better be a cassette player, anything else, he wouldn't be a masterpiece, he'd be classics. i'll wait for the dalanjj mp blaster and soundwave instead of takara anyways, at least i won't wait in vain
     
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    Yup, I'm jumping on the 3rd party releases for SW and Blaster since Tak. don't seem to want to do it in the next 5 years or so.
    Sorry takara, I'd love to give you my money, but... :thumb 
     
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    I don't get it... so we're asking for a MP Soundwave that turns into an I-pod?
     
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    This needs to stop.
     
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    & this is what MP Soundwave should transform into:

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    A fully functioning Mini Hifi System. Whatever the price tag is, I would buy that without a 2nd thought.
     
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    Agreed. Just too bad it'd have to be masterpiece size to even get decent detailing.
     
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    TCracker's 2cents time..

    You think TT's not listening? They have ppl all over the place. That is all I can say.

    But they take everything with a grain of salt. What people want might not translate into profitable numbers, mind you.

    In addition, designers in TT are very very passionate about their work. Even if they get the green light with a stipulated timeline, they will make sure (especially for premium line like the MP), they get it right to the best of their ability.

    But at the moment, MP Soundwave is not yet a reality.
     
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    MP Soundwave..it is incredible he is not nailed-on as part of this line. For me, if he had similar bulk and height, paint-job as MP-01 with at least one or two cassettes, he'd be a an immediate purchase. I can't see the issue with his alt-mode, since he is such an icon of retro goodness anyway.
     
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    I think there's a fair enough chance a tape-deck MP Soundwave would work. After all, MPs are targeted for collectors- people have enough money to drop on the figures, and are likely old enough to remember tape players, G1, or both. Really, I think the MP line is the most likely place for a tape deck Soundwave.

    I don't think we'll get him though. It's just the problem of having such anachronistic or fictionally contrived alt-modes for characters like Megatron and Soundwave.
     

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