2005 Contributer SydneyY has been kind enough to translate a recent interview posted on Dime.JP
with Takara-Tomy Masterpiece
Designer, Shogo Hasui
. Within this interview we learn why Masterpiece Soundwave took so long, how difficult the cassette Transformers were to design and even touches upon how much of the Generation 1 cartoon he's watched to get these toys done properly. Also, Shogo mentions several characters he'd like to give the Masterpiece treatment to: Jazz, Bruticus and Ultra Magnus.
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