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Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Soundwave & Acid Storm

Posted on 01-30-2013 at 03:36 AM by Shin Densetsu under Transformers Masterpiece
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Griffin & Macksimus Prime of fellow fansite Ozformers have brought the news that not only is Masterpiece Soundwave coming to Toys R Us in Australia, but so is Masterpiece Acid Storm! These are Toys R Us exclusives, not Australian exclusives. While they are expected to be released in Australia in mid 2013, a date has not been given yet for the US, so stay tuned!
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Ironhide1706
Yesssssssssssssssssss..
orangeitis
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Originally Posted by Hursticon View Post
MP Acidstorm
YES.

Unexpected, but very welcome. Oh yes.
Thundershot
Hopefully they're in the US too....
Robogeek28
I could use a MP Acidstorm on my shelf, especially since I sold my IGear one last year.
Hursticon
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
Hopefully they're in the US too....
Guaranteed - Australia is nowhere near luckily enough to have something of such calibre be solely exclusive to us; you blokes in the US & beyond will get it, as I'll bet we'll see them at one of your US Toy Fairs.
opt1musaber
Acidstorm wtf. Is that the Green seeker?
guard convoy
1. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...soundwave.html

2. Nothing is confirmed, hasbro australia has been known to sell takaratomy masterpieces at retail (ultra magnus, ghost starscream, etc.) a soundwave could be coming out there, but doesn't mean its a hasbro main release

until more concrete evidence comes out, I treat this with the biggest grain of salt in the world
orangeitis
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Originally Posted by opt1musaber View Post
Acidstorm wtf. Is that the Green seeker?
It sure is.
Star Saber
Acidstorm?! Really?
Swoop
└cidstorm?? Over Skywarp????
Bass X0
Skywarp's already been released. I have had it for a few years.
Lbsammills51
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└cidstorm?? Over Skywarp????
Yeah, that's...weird. I'll still get it if true, but, yeah, odder choice than Sunstorm.

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Originally Posted by Bass X0 View Post
Skywarp's already been released. I have had it for a few years.
So have I. Yet I and others sure as hell want a MP-11 version.
Macross7
Considering how cheap they had to go to finally sell Skywarp here in the US, I wouldn't hold your breath for that to get another release here.
dannyboy76
I've walked into my local toys r us here in oz and seen takara's ghost starscream shelf warming for over a year. I'd say these will be the same takara release at the same price. Acid Storm is a weird choice. Not many people are going to buy it.
Trent
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Originally Posted by guard convoy View Post
2. Nothing is confirmed, hasbro australia has been known to sell takaratomy masterpieces at retail (ultra magnus, ghost starscream, etc.) a soundwave could be coming out there, but doesn't mean its a hasbro main release
No, TRU and Target sold Takara MPs. Not Hasbro. If Hasbro are saying that Australia will get MP Soundwave, then it's pretty obvious that its going to be a Hasbro release.

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until more concrete evidence comes out, I treat this with the biggest grain of salt in the world
Why is it so hard to believe? Hasbro have pushed out a few MPs over the years. Soundwave seems like a no brainer for them to do.
Incepticon
Well that's... unexpected. Huh.
TigerBlade
This is exactly the same as the other thread. It confirms nothing. What it does actually say is TRU Australia will be stocking Masterpiece Soundwave but when you throw into the mix that they actually sell Takara MP's on the shelf this changes things.

Seriously. I know ppl are really hoping for a release but jumping to conclusions after skim reading a vague email isn't concrete evidence. Until they say that there will specifically be a Hasbro release in an area that doesn't sell Takara figures I'd not get too excited.
TCracker
Acidstorm? Fcuk yeah. Me wants. BADLY.
Galaxy Convoy
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Skywarp's already been released. I have had it for a few years.
Yeah, and it used the MP-3 Turdscream mold. Which is why a lot of folks passed on it.

I'm a big Skywarp fan, he's always been my favorite seeker. And I would still love to have a MP fig of him. But you couldn't pay me to own ANY version of MP-3.
Shark Jumper
I hope they fix the QC issues with Soundwave...
Lbsammills51
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I hope they fix the QC issues with Soundwave...
QC issues??? As in the hip tightness that's been reported, or something else?
Hursticon
Just for those that think this is still rumour:

A link to the quote below.
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Similar to with the Masterpiece Optimus toy last year, I spoke to ToysRUs for confirmation.... and yes, it is coming... yes, it is from Hasbro... and yes, it is spectacular.

Arriving in stores in June/July, is Soundwave for AU$150 (definitely not the JP version at that price).
And it will be packed in a box that looks like a giant, blue (Soundwave) cassette player.
No word on it's contents though.
Since it is the same price as Masterpiece Optimus, it is likely to be US$100 in America.
(reason why we haven't heard anything about this from Hasbro yet? - they don't often show off retailer exclusives at Retailer Toy Fairs, unless it is something special... so we might see it at the US Toyfair, but since BotCon is in June, we might not see much of this before it gets released)


Now that's not all...
Bad news - no Sideswipe or Red Alert on the horizon. (doesn't necessarily mean they are not coming at all - just not before Soundwave)
Good news - a second Hasbro Masterpiece is being released with it.
Looking forward to those US Toy Fair photos guys; that or Botcon, whichever comes 1st - So those who can, make sure you take plenty of 'em.
(Also, didn't see that other thread, or that Griffin_of_OZ posted the same info)
Shark Jumper
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Originally Posted by Lbsammills51 View Post
QC issues??? As in the hip tightness that's been reported, or something else?
pretty much that.
GAUGE
...and there you have it.
opt1musaber
Well, if this is the case, I will keep my Takara sealed and get this....
deathsheadII
wtf what about mp skywarp??? acid storm really?
deathsheadII
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Originally Posted by Bass X0 View Post
Skywarp's already been released. I have had it for a few years.
whats that a sod you jack i'm ok ? some of us don't have mp03 skywarp or have sold it in favor of the mp11 mold
BScorpinok75
Acid Storm? Very interesting!
llamatron
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Originally Posted by guard convoy View Post
1. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...soundwave.html

2. Nothing is confirmed, hasbro australia has been known to sell takaratomy masterpieces at retail (ultra magnus, ghost starscream, etc.) a soundwave could be coming out there, but doesn't mean its a hasbro main release

until more concrete evidence comes out, I treat this with the biggest grain of salt in the world
Perhaps maybe try reading the posts?
Cal
MP Acid Storm? Really?

Talk about being blindsided....
OptimusTimelord
Acid Storm? Wait... Acid Storm? The guy that shelf warmed as a Classics deluxe, as a Masterpiece?

And we believe this because why?
TigerBlade
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Acid Storm? Wait... Acid Storm? The guy that shelf warmed as a Classics deluxe, as a Masterpiece?

And we believe this because why?
They believe because they want to believe.....altho if you throw enough shit at the wall eventually it will stick.
miscreant
Another day, another round of Masterpiece-whinging.

Soundwave was pretty much inevitable.... Acid Storm, yeah i'm game.
DJW107PRIME
Hell I just might get that Soundwave yet.
gokuz23
Yes, if there in the US I'll be so happy, I'm glad i held off on Takara MP-Soundwave and Acid Storm? That's unexpected but still awesome
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by llamatron View Post
Perhaps maybe try reading the posts?
or you know, we already have a discussion thread for this topic where I did read the post, I'm suprised this one hasn't been merged with the other thread

Soundwave will happen, I have no doubt about it, but I find it insanely hard to believe this is 100% concrete proof, from a simple email to hasbro, not doubting its possibly true, but I'm still remaining skeptical until we got more solid evidence, especially from a market that is known to have the actual takaratomy masterpiece releases put on the shelves
TigerBlade
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Originally Posted by llamatron View Post
Perhaps maybe try reading the posts?
lol I'm sure there is some irony in here somewhere.....

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Originally Posted by guard convoy View Post
or you know, we already have a discussion thread for this topic where I did read the post, I'm suprised this one hasn't been merged with the other thread

Soundwave will happen, I have no doubt about it, but I find it insanely hard to believe this is 100% concrete proof, from a simple email to hasbro, not doubting its possibly true, but I'm still remaining skeptical until we got more solid evidence, especially from a market that is known to have the actual takaratomy masterpiece releases put on the shelves
Mate, just give up. They will clearly read what they want to hear.....no amount of reasoning or indeed facts will change minds.
nemesisconvoy
What about Sideswipe and Red Alert?!?!?!?!?!
TigerBlade
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What about Sideswipe and Red Alert?!?!?!?!?!
Two pack. It's hidden between the lines if you read hard enough
guard convoy
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Originally Posted by nemesisconvoy View Post
What about Sideswipe and Red Alert?!?!?!?!?!
ain't gonna happen, that is, at least for a long time, because of liscensing, that's also one of the main reasons we never got alternity over here, and possibly what will keep them two from coming over
deathsheadII
well if this is true this is the final nail in the coffin for 3rd party products for me with the way mps are being released theres no way i can do both so this year if this is true that will be mp13 and hasbro soundwave, mp10b , mp 15 , mp16 mp 17 , 18 , 19 and now mp acid storm thats 8 released this year 9 if you include the 2 releases of soundwave what a massive boost in the mp line and plus the possible release of mp10 in the uk..the way they are going by the end of 2014 we will have a big chunk of the g1 cast done and dusted in mp form

think i will keep buying the mmc predaking bots but thats fansproject menasor completely out the window


and i bet we get another big mp slated for the end of 2013 beginning of 2014
OptimusTimelord
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Originally Posted by TigerBlade View Post
They believe because they want to believe.....altho if you throw enough shit at the wall eventually it will stick.
Lol maybe they are right and we'll get MP Acid Storm over here too, instead of Thundercracker! Makes sense to me! Until anything shows up on a shelf though, I will remain in cynical dour Brit mode
deathsheadII
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L, I will remain in cynical dour Brit mode


well we got sunstorm so wouldn't count it out albiet it was not a hasbro release of it


if is true just confused as to why that instead of skywarp
guard convoy
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well we got sunstorm so wouldn't count it out albiet it was not a hasbro release of it


if is true just confused as to why that instead of skywarp
Skywarp ain't gonna happen for a long time, because how poorly the last mp skywarp did (thus ending wal-mart carrying the masterpiece line, dooming me to never find masterpieces at retail anymore). he did badly because he wasn't that much of a popular character, and the final nail in the coffin was a ton of people waited for clearance for him

thundercracker ain't doing so well either, seeing as he is shelfwarming lately in most TRU, so if acid storm does happen, which I am suprised hasbro is willing to chance after the poor performance of skywarp and possibly thundercracker, I really don't see it being that profitable for hasbro
jayman118
Acid storm? was supposed to keep my mp seekers limit for the trio (SS,SW,TC) i want acid storm but not sure if it will look good if i displayed 4 repaints of a mold.
deathsheadII
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Originally Posted by guard convoy View Post
Skywarp ain't gonna happen for a long time, because how poorly the last mp skywarp did (thus ending wal-mart carrying the masterpiece line, dooming me to never find masterpieces at retail anymore). he did badly because he wasn't that much of a popular character, and the final nail in the coffin was a ton of people waited for clearance for him

thundercracker ain't doing so well either, seeing as he is shelfwarming lately in most TRU, so if acid storm does happen, which I am suprised hasbro is willing to chance after the poor performance of skywarp and possibly thundercracker, I really don't see it being that profitable for hasbro
it would sell better than acid storm as people want to complete their seeker trio...can see acid storm shelf warming for along time

i will still buy it tho
deathsheadII
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Originally Posted by jayman118 View Post
Acid storm? was supposed to keep my mp seekers limit for the trio (SS,SW,TC) i want acid storm but not sure if it will look good if i displayed 4 repaints of a mold.
will look good don't worry
webz
I wouldn't touch MP Acidstorm. You'd think they'd do a TRU Western release of MP11 Starscream with Coronation gear before Acidstorm... oh well. Saves me money. Thanks Hasbro!!!!
Sovietbot
I will take MP Acid Storm, as it I was the very first in a series of deluxe seeker. And plus, this is a typical decepticon by Hasbro.

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