I need Blaster...

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by SydneyY, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've wanted to get a Blaster figure for a while and now seems to be a good time to make up my mind as there are few versions available.

    Options;

    1. Vintage Blaster (doesn't need to be in pristine condition, but has to be complete with no broken bits)
    2. TFC reissue Broadcast (have seen one for around 5000yen MIB, but need to import from Japan)
    3. SDCC/HTS Blaster
    4. Device Label Broadblast

    I bought Encore cassettes #2 so I have Steeljaw and Amhorn already. Basically I need a chest they can snuggle up to :lol  What do you think is the best option for me considering the price and availability? Thank you for reading :) 
     
  2. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Can't say since I don't own any Blasters, but here's what I'd do. Search the Feedback section, watch some video reviews and see what's available online. Take everything you find into consideration and make your decision based off that.

    Good Luck. :) 
     
  3. Orodruin

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    What about the WST? He's pretty neat. Of the ones you listed I'd say get the G1 mold, but then it would come down to tapes- do you want it to come with any? The SDCC has 3 of the 4 I think, so that'd be the most efficient buy. I think the TFC only came with one, maybe 2. Been so long since I looked at those.
     
  4. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    The SDCC release is only a single deck (so is the original), but that's probably your best bet for cost and completeness.
     
  5. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    I actually just packed up and took pictures of my copy of the TFC #21 Broadcast. PM me if you're interested, and I can give you the details.
     
  6. gargunkle

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    Personally I don't think any of the Blaster toys are really very good. I'm holding out for a Generations-type figure of him.
     
  7. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    ^Yeah at first I wasn't very interested in Blaster. He looks too tall compared to Soundwave. I guess it's because of their different alt mode, but I wish they were similar in size.

    Thanks everyone for your input. Robotkingdom has SDCC Blaster for $69.99 and I can buy Device Label Broadblast for under 5000yen...I need to consider the shipping though. Sidecutter, thank you, I'll PM you tomorrow :) 
     
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    SDCC Blaster

    The packaging is awesome.
     
  9. G1Wheeljack

    G1Wheeljack Well-Known Member

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    I would say SDCC, he comes with 3 cassettes(though it should have been 4) has a cool package & is available now(though you'd probably need a middle man). From what I've seen/heard about Device label, he has some leg issues with the wires, both the wires prone to possible cracking & his legs always being bent.
     
  10. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Dude. I'm loving Device Label.
     
  11. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    I'd think you'd prefer the device label one syd. The g1 is superbrick. He can do a mean split tho.
     
  12. thenatureboywoo

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    I don't have any Syd. But from what I've seen, DL Blaster looks really cool. And I know if you did a gallery of it, it would be pure awesomeness.
     
  13. NeilJam

    NeilJam Resident Audiophile

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    I need a new Blaster to replace my beat up G1 with a broken antenna. I was thinking of getting the DL version, but starting to think now that it's not worth it. The G1 probably fits in my collection of MPs and Alternators better than DL Blaster would. Even though it is about Alt size, I think I'd be better with another big G1, despite the brick factor.

    I have all the Autobot cassettes, so I was thinking of just getting an original G1 on ebay, but so many have broken doors or missing parts. I may just go the easy route and get the SDCC version. Don't need the cassettes, but I may prefer to have the silver accessories for Ramhorn, plus it has the cool outer sleeve for the packaging.
     
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    Device Label to better integrate with Classics/Universe toys.
     
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    Device Label. He's awesome, can store cassettes, and has a function. Damn poseable to boot. His light-piping is brilliant too.
     
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    Go for the SDCC version. Its the best price you're going to find right now.
     
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    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    just got device label and im in love as well
     
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    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    If you decide to go sdcc i can hook you up with one cheaper than the 69.99. I have extras atm.
     
  19. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    ^This will never be as big as or similar in size to:
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    So actually, alt mode wise, Blaster is huge compared to Soundwave, so i am down with the difference.
    and personally, the difference in size is a G1 hallmark and endearing. it is the "scalies" or nitpickers that don't like the size gap.

    Soundwave was a Walkman, a portable, handheld cassette recorder and Blaster was a boombox.

    if you want a Blaster fig, i'd say go with the G1 mold. but if size skewers your collection that much, get the DL.
     
  20. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    I bought SDCC Blaster.
    Couldn't be happier with it!
     

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