KO MP-13/MP-13B Masterpiece Soundwave/Soundblaster

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ChromeMagnus, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. Lex79

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    The Reximus Prime i recently bought was listed as 25cm tall, despite being 30. I'm skeptical about this rumor of RH being oversized until I see actual pictures.
     
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    It seems like it's not impossible but might require a lot of tweaks to downsize an MP Soundwave and yet keep the standard cassettes even if it only takes 2 of them instead of more.think if they tried to make him really small it might compromise the design. I can see it working if heas about the same size as the overscale G1 KO though. say 8" inches. If they tried to shrink him a lot more than that you tend to end up with a very wide robot as with the BTS Sonicron. I suppose another way to approach it is to include a removable chest that takes a specialist MP3 player or a casette pay and engineer working speakers into the legs but that might require a lot of simplification due to the joints issues.

    But then the Mega Steel Blaster is around that sort of Voyager size and he's able to take cassettes too. so I do hold out some hope for a slightly smaller Soundwave sometime. I'm interested to see how a bigger one would work too - the Bigger cassettes might be an appealing idea in their own right is there was an MPP style one.
     
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  3. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't get worried. I'm pretty sure it will be the same size as the official Takara version.
     
  4. pilot00

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    Really hope so. THat was they first announcement wasnt it?
     
  5. doomtron

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    My thf sound blaster is out for delivery woo woo!
     
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  6. ChromeMagnus

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    I think so.
     
  7. Soundave8

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    Just got the THF Soundblaster and it exceeded my expectations, which were low to begin with. Everything tabs in nicely and the joints are nice and tight. My only complaint is that the waist swivel could be tighter, but not a deal breaker. Very happy with purchase. Ratbat was nice too.
     
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  8. ChromeMagnus

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    How do you feel about the color off the eyes and red Megs gun compared to the official Soundblaster.
     
  9. Soundave8

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    I will probably end up painting the eyes red. They are a smokey red, but looks almost black when installed in his head. Not a fan of the red megs gun, but I wasn't planning on displaying it with KO Soundblaster anyway.
     
  10. CigarJackal

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    The TRU Soundwave is worth the money and isn't too far off in price of the KO ($180 vs $131 when you buy him and the two cassette packs)
     
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    Thf all 5 cassettes $80
     
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    Does anyone need reprolabels for Soundblaster? I am going to purchase a set so that I can get the Ratbat labels.

    Would be willing to to part with the Soundblaster labels for $5 plus postage (the set sells for $16 + $3 shipping).
     
  13. Necrobot

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    Hi Friends!

    Does anyone have any advice for how to acquire a new shoulder assembly for Soundwave?

    I received mine in September but didn't open it for a few weeks. When I finally got to it, I found the shoulder was frozen and immovable. I horsed it and it... snapped.

    The details of how this came to be are on pages 1406 and 1407 of THE KNOCK OFF TRANSFORMERS THREAD.

    I think that if I can find a shoulder assembly, I could probably repair it... I have a house full of tools, eye glasses repair kits and other tiny hobbyist tools and supplies... and more importantly, some patience and skills.
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    Besides, can I really make it worse?
     
  14. ichnach

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    It actually looks like all you broke was misplaced glue. Isn't that the pin sticking out of the shoulder joint that just pushes into the hole in the arm?
     
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  15. Necrobot

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    I think you're right!! I can pop the arm back on... and it seats right in the shoulder.

    But it has no rigidity. No strength. It can only hang down...

    It's okay for standing there as a statue... but that's about it.

    The comment about the misplaced glue has my interest. I hadn't thought about that, but now that you mention it... it does look like dried glue.

    I wonder if that's factory misplaced glue, or was this a previously returned purchase that I received.

    If it's a factory QC issue, then is there a proper placement of the glue?

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    Thanks for your comment and for your observation!!
     
  16. pilot00

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    Looks like the assembly itself cracked....In theory it can be fixed but it requires a ton of patience. Is the pin cracked as well?

    Regarding the glue, It doesnt look like its needed in there. You bought this from a store or ebay?
     

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