Will you wait for US versions of MP Soundwave, Sideswipe, and Red Alert?

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  1. Sixshot

    Sixshot Jeff Goldbluman Group

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    So yes, just as the title asks, will you wait for US versions of MP Soundwave, Sideswipe, and Red Alert?

    I ask as I become somewhat more frugal in my TF spending. So far, all MP molds have been released in the US barring MP Megs, right? I'm thinking that Soundwave and at least one of the Sideswipe mold will be released here eventually in the US, hopefully. I reflect on if I should wait...
     
  2. LegendAntihero

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    No, I want them NOW
     
  3. Lbsammills51

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    Me, no. I understand there's some risk if Hasbro does release them and they include some new accessories and/or accessories I like better than what Takara provided, but I'm sticking with Takara's stuff since I have no idea what Hasbro has planned, or if they can even release the Lambo molds in the first place due to licensing issues that may be a greater stumbling block for them than it was for Takara.

    I do hope that if Hasbro releases Soundwave that they don't include a cassette exclusive to that release that Takara passes on, even if it's something random or obscure....largely because I know I'll buy it just for the damn cassette.
     
  4. SurlyJ

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    No. I don't have any Takara MPs. These will be my first and I'm very excited about them.
     
  5. Megabattimus

    Megabattimus Same As It Ever Was

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    Seriously though, I've had Sideswipe and Soundwave preordered since they went up on HLJ and I've had Red Alert preordered for almost a month now. I'd rather get them now then wait for a release that might not actually happen.
     
  6. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    Are you kidding?! :p 
     
  7. SurlyJ

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    Actually I take that back. Sort of. I don't have red alert preordered. But that's not because I am going to wait for a US release. It's because they seem to be plentiful and I'm thinking he isn't as popular and might go on clearance after a bit like black rodimus. That said, I will probably cave and order him, but I'm tracking his progress,
     
  8. Sixshot

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    What am I thinking waiting???!?!? :lol 

    I've bought Takara releases of the original Prime, both MP-1 and MP-4, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Megs, and Grimlock.

    Didn't buy the new Screamer or OP, but got the new Thundercracker and OP on preorder from TRU. Patience seemed to pay off in those respects.

    Just seems US MPs are like half the price and quite nearly as good.
     
  9. LegendAntihero

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    The reason I want the MP is because I can buy it just walking into an import store. If Hasbro released it, I'll have to camp out at my local Toys R Us.
     
  10. Kevin XI

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    Hell no, not this time.
     
  11. Superquad7

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    No. None of these are confirmed for US release. I can see Soundwave maybe, but I really doubt we'll see Red Alert. I think even Sideswipe can be questionable, given the licensing.

    Regardless, I'm tired of the scalpers and the swarming of other collectors to TRU as well for these things. That's a race I don't want to even be involved with.
     
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    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Plus released about a year after and (in the case of Red Alert at least) might not even make it.
     
  13. lildevilchick

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    As far as Sideswipe goes, no. I dunno if it's been mentioned, but as far as I know, it is Takara that currently holds the Lamborghini license. Hasbro and Takara are separate companies entirely, so I dunno if that means that Hasbro will have access to that license, as well. Regardless of if they do get access to it, I'm not risking the chance that they don't.
     
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    Nope. In the UK, so they may never arrive.

    Takara Sideswipe will be red, (rather than hasbros slightly pink)
    Takara Red Alert will be white, (rather than hasbros cream/off white)
    Soundwave - who knows if hasbro will release the extra cassettes, so might as well make them all takara!
     
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    Soundwave, no. While I'm sure that we'll eventually get Soundwave and at least some of his cassettes in the US, they'll almost certainly be a TRU-exclusive and, with high demand from both collectors and scalpers, be something of a pain in the ass to find. I'm willing to pay a little extra now to ensure I get a figure I definitely want and avoid a lot of hassle later.

    Red Alert and/or Sideswipe, I don't plan to buy at all, even if they do come to the US. Just not interested in the characters and the figures are too small for Masterpiece prices, IMO.
     
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    I think I'll wait for the US release of MP Soundwave. I'm not too crazy about the others, hopefully they release all of them in the Hasbro version (but not going to hold breath). So far I have not been disappointed in the US version of Takara Mp's. So here's *crossing fingers* to waiting for them.
     
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    No. As they may never be released Stateside. Although Soundwave has a good chance as a exclusive next year.

    Would be nice to get a MP-11 Starscream in USA packaging though.
     
  18. Thundershot

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    Yes.


    Masterpiece figures aren't my priority... But if they release in the US, I'll get them. The only one I would get from Tomy would be Megatron, since the US would never have him. (I have him)
     
  19. Grimlock_13

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    Definitely not. I don't want to risk them not seeing a release.
     
  20. sh002

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    If and when Takara releases all the G1 cars individually, I wouldn't mind a MP G1 car giftset. Yeah one can dream but that would be fucken awesome.
     

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