G1 Soundwave’s reissue revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Bass X0, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. stad

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    Mostly it would be a PR headache that they no longer seem willing to deal with. A little bit of a logistical problem - current U.S. gun laws would only require an orange tip to Megatron, but a couple localities (NYC especially) require additional steps, such as wacky unrealistic coloring on top of federal law.
     
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    I'm so glad I was able to get MP-5, MP-36, the G1 TF Collection Megatron, and the Megaplex repaint over the years while living here in NYC. Mind you, they were all through various e-tailers since they definitely would not see the light of day on shelves here unless they were snuck in to some small nondescript shop.
     
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    You can order items sold outside of New York that comply with whatever laws those people are selling from. But you can't turn around and sell those yourself in New York. So you are not in noncompliance at this moment in owning them...you just can't sell them.

    That's why BBTS stabs orange plugs on all their Megatrons whereas if you order from Amazon Japan, you're in the clear.

    Anyway, yes, anyone wanting a Wally World Megatron reissue will be sorely disappointed. There CAN be a case made for Galvatron, though. All he'd need is a bit of extra orange paint on the top of his head and he would be in compliance in all states. I did a mock-up not long ago and it wasn't TOO bad looking.

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    This is true, but I mean more that one does run the risk of such items not making it past customs (particularly through JFK) once they arrive from overseas, depending on the seller and if Megs is already in gun mode in the package. I recall some buyers over the years have definitely had theirs confiscated or altered. Thankfully, I was always able to get unmolested MISB ones with no blaze orange caps, which are not supposed to be removed.

    Thankfully that should never be an issue with Soundwave, unless 80s cassette players are suddenly used in a wide range of deadly assaults or converted into a projectile weapon. lol.
     
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    I still want Hasbro to make Safety Megatron. Heck, I'd even take those colors in an alternate mold. Combiner Wars Leader Megatron in safety colors would be awesome.
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    Any new info on this reissue?
     
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    We're all in a holding pattern, watching Brickseek, and noting the sage advice that @WishfulThinking has given a number of times recently: Q3 - June - Reset.
     
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    I don't think these have been posted, but if they have then apologies. Thought you guys might want to see them:) 

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    In none of those pics do they manage to feature the cassette properly oriented. Amazing.
     
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    The "speaker" stickers are also on Soundwave's legs in the last picture, instead of on his weapons. Hasbro had fixed this on the SDCC version, so I guess this is a true US/CAN G1 homage.

    I hope they situate the instructions better behind the figure. It looks sloppy (especially for for a promo picture) just having the booklet thrown in crooked behind the figure.

    The figure appears to be the same as the TFC10 release (except for the stubby Buzzsaw guns), which is a good thing. Can't wait for this to become available!
     
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    Whatsup with Buzzsaws guns? Someone died of tripping and caught the long stack in his back?
     
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  12. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    Looks perfect.
     
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    Stubby guns on buzzsaw look really bad. I hope they don’t do that to laserbeak as that will make a difference on if I buy the cassettes. Other than that it looks good. Does anyone know if the colored part of body on buzzsaw is plastic or metal like original? Looks plastic here but don’t think you can honestly tell from a picture.
     
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    It's metal, you can see a corner of the paint chipped off in the above photos, not to mention every other reissue of the condor cassette mold has been metal parts. As for the shorter "guns" on the condor mold weapons, that has been a thing since the Linkin Park Soundwave.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Looks fantastic. Do you also have a clearer sense of when it will be released?
     
  16. G1 Cassette Hunter

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    Stubby Guns are likely here to stay based upon today's toy standards. Sad reality. Not their first instance either. Been stubby for a few releases now. Doesn't detract from the pieces imo. If you open them, could always see if the older pieces fit the holes & hot swap as well.
     
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    It's for safety reasons, obviously. That's the thing with a lot of re-issues, is that there may be parts that are omitted or edited due to safety standards.
     
  18. mcart

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    And yet Prime has the original long smokestacks. Weird.
     
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    While the stubbies look goofy when not attached, I don't think they look so bad when attached. It works better than short smokestacks.
     
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    My vast, predatory bird's been neutered! Now how will he single handily take down Omega Supreme??
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