Will the TRU soundwave take G1 cassettes?

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  1. Gunpei_Junpei

    Gunpei_Junpei Baron of Joy

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    I wanted to get the TRU Soundawave for his double thickness tape deck. Before I do though I wanted to know if he takes G1 cassettes because I plan on also getting the encore cassette packs. I don't have a G1 soundwave yet and want to make sure I get the best one possible.
     
  2. guard convoy

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    he can. he can fit two g1 cassettes at one time. but i personally like the look of the single door encore i got.
     
  3. Gunpei_Junpei

    Gunpei_Junpei Baron of Joy

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    I'll have to take a good look at both of them then. I really need a G1 style Soundwave. I have ROTF, Animated and WST but no full size tape deck... kind of sad really. Incidentally, is the book packaging reissue good? I like the production values on those. The solid cardboard helps me sleep at night while they're in transit.
     
  4. CowColor

    CowColor Get Money™

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    yeah the single chest door looks better IMO. The TRU one is basically the soundblaster mold. It can fit 2 tapes as mentioned above, by another member
     
  5. Trippanator

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    Yea regular G1 Cassettes can fit, the two that comes with him are G1 accurate
     
  6. Icetron

    Icetron Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the KO G1 cassettes fit, just a heads up. I remember trying to put my G1 Frenzy (blue) in the TRU Soundwave, it wasn't budging so I didn't force it.
     
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    Wait what TRU soundwave? Did I miss it? (I will flip if I did). Edit:nevermind, how much is one on eBay?
     
  8. Gunpei_Junpei

    Gunpei_Junpei Baron of Joy

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    In my research I've seen him run 50 to 80 depending on condition. It looks cool with the double tape deck.

    On the topic of Soundwave, will Universe Ravage fit in a G1 Soundwave? I've heard that he will and that he won't. I hope he does, I love this toy.
     
  9. CowColor

    CowColor Get Money™

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    if its made by hasbro or takara then it should.
     
  10. NeoGutsman

    NeoGutsman Well-Known Member

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    So the TRU version will be the 2 tape chest version? Interesting! I'm more than pleased with the SDCC version I have (1 tape flat chest) since I owned the original as a kid.

    By the way, is it me or is the bottom part of the hinge on the SDCC Soundwave actually prominent? I don't have my G1 Soundwave with me at the moment, but I recall his chest panel not showing anything between the door bottom and the Play/Stop buttons. Not a big deal, but just curious about why the mold was retooled.
     
  11. TfAnimatedfan

    TfAnimatedfan Five. Dollar. Headband.

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    Yes, you can get him to fit.
     
  12. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    the mold is a retooled soundblaster one as well, the orighinal one is lost, also the g1 one had the buttons behind the plastic coming through, so there was a piece of blue plastic seperating some of the buttons
     
  13. NeoGutsman

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    Ah, thanks for the info!
     
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    he does, but you got to flip him to where the decepticon logo is backwards, and then turn him around so the tail is on the top part of the cassette to do it (that is how i get him to fit into my encore soundwave)
     
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    ChrisIzDaShiz Banned

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    U didn't miss much....get the ComicCon release Soundwave, it's made with the original g1 mold and it comes with 4 tapes including the first EVER re-release of Ratbat in the U.S.
     
  17. Dran0n

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    He should be able to hold G1 cassettes. At least that what I've heard.
     
  18. krawky95

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    really, Ratbat? Sweet! I love ratbat (and ravage ;D )
     
  19. guard convoy

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    well technically it wasn't the original g1 mold :) 
     
  20. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    I dunno, aside from the obvious fact the SDCC one has more tapes I much prefer the TRU double chest SW to the SDCC one. After seeing it in person I really dont like the way the buttons stick out on it.
     

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