What exactly is Encore Soundwave

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  1. theone74

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    I am just now hearing of this.
     
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    It's a reissue of the original Soundwave from the G1 toyline.
     
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    Wont this be like the 4th reissue excluding SB?
     
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    How do you figure?
    Takara reissued Soundwave back in the day, and Soundblaster shortly after.
    Hasbro recently reissued him.
    And Takara/Tomy is now restarting the reissues (i think).
    So depending on if you collect the Hasbro and/or Takara stuff, and not counting Soundblaster, this would be the second, or third, time he's been reissued.
     
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    I guess you can say 3rd.
     
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    Technically, the original was a reissue of Cassette man, right?
     
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    Same mold, but, I'm not sure if it would count as a "reissue".
     
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    Now does this use the Soundwave mold like the original, or moddified soundblaster molds like the other reissues?
     
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    I think the details on the Encore line are pretty thin right now. The only things that are completely confirmed is that they are some sort of reissue and what the prices are.
     
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    So the Encore line is from Takara...not Hasbro...?

    And whom else has been mentioned besides SW for the line...?
     
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    I don't think that's a high price. Ever notice what the TFC versions go for aftermarket lately?
     
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    I suspect that's a large factor in the prices that Takara have picked.

    Given the cost of retooling a mold, i'm guessing that any modifications will be ones already used, or will be used again.
     
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    It is my last chance to get a decent Soundwave... until the next next reissue.
     
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    I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the new Op Prime/Convoy head from the iPod dock Prime to end up on the Encore one as well.
     
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    Yeah Encore is Takara, aka won't be available retail in North America. As for Soundwave, he is a reissue of the original (non-protruding door, buttons on face not one big piece). The TRU exclusive Soundwave was a reissue of the Soundblaster mold in original Soundwave colours.
     
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    ...and the TFC reissue of soundwave is soundblaster in blue with a shallow door.
     
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    Was it actually CONFIRMED that Encore Soundwave is the single tape version? Online retailers have been using stock photos, and some of them have
    quite clearly stated they're using stock photos.







    TFC Soundwave has a one piece button so does Soundblaster, looks like the TRU Soundwave does as well. I very much doubt they bothered to retool it.
     
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    Ooh, about $50 for a G1 Megatron? I may very well be able to add him to my collection after all!
     

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