G1 Soundwave’s reissue revealed

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

  1. FireSkyJet

    FireSkyJet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Posts:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    Colorado
    Likes:
    +243
    Totally, plus, if we're being purists here, it'll never be right because the cassette door hinge is on the outside and the buttons are one panel instead of individual. I'm surprised they opted for the insignia instead of rub sign. That's cool.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. ClunkerSlim

    ClunkerSlim Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2016
    Posts:
    642
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +217
    Why are the buttons one big block of plastic?
     
  3. RoDu

    RoDu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Posts:
    458
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +285
    no pre orders yet?
     
  4. FireSkyJet

    FireSkyJet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2019
    Posts:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    Colorado
    Likes:
    +243
    That’s been the mold along with the hinges on the outside for some time now.

    No legitimate pre-orders because it’s a Walmart exclusive. I’ve seen one store doing “pre-orders” at a large inflation but I would guess it’s more of a proxy service.

    Someone smarter might want to confirm what i’m Saying though.
     
  5. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Posts:
    9,115
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Likes:
    +4,665
    Robot Kingdom does preorders of store exclusives because they're only exclusive in the west.

    The changes on Soundwave were supposedly a running change from 1985 on but I have to tell you I was collecting back in the 1990s and never saw that until we had the Soundblaster reissue and a few "Soundwave" reissues using the Soundblaster molds.
     
  6. mattph76

    mattph76 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Posts:
    100
    Trophy Points:
    97
    Likes:
    +191
    You're correct - the 1986 Japanese release of Soundwave featured the exterior buttons, which were then also used for Soundblaster in 1987. Earlier versions of the Japanese Soundwave were the same as the US release.

    One other running change - the 1986 instruction sheet was slightly different. The instructions for Rumble were changed from a photo to drawing.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  7. theguru1974

    theguru1974 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Posts:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Likes:
    +0
    Sorry to go slightly off-topic here, but I took my eye off the ball for a few months and now did I somehow miss out on getting Gears and Warpath? Have they already come and gone?
     
  8. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Posts:
    22,368
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +1,928
    I found my mine last week.
     
  9. Red Tracks

    Red Tracks Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2019
    Posts:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    7
    Likes:
    +21
    I've seen them, out in the wild, fairly recently, so, depending on where you are, you could probably still find them.
     
  10. Reymundo Flores

    Reymundo Flores New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2019
    Posts:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    2
    Likes:
    +1
    I found them a while back. But my Walmart stocked a ton of bumblebees and then a few more gears and warpaths. Might get another set. I have doubles of all the vintage reissues. But I missed out on devastator. :( 
     
  11. theguru1974

    theguru1974 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Posts:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks for your replies. Brickseek shows both of them out of stock everywhere across town, and one store had them discounted to $1(?). So I thought all hope was lost. I'll keep hunting.
     
  12. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Posts:
    10,472
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    Likes:
    +7,143
    I have a full stock of them in a local Walmart. But it's hit or miss...some Walmarts don't even carry them.
     
  13. NinjaTech X

    NinjaTech X New Member

    Joined:
    Wednesday
    Posts:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Likes:
    +0
    Twitter:
    Same boat over here, nothing but Restocks of Bumblbee, Gears, Warpath and Swerve.
     
  14. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Posts:
    30,204
    News Credits:
    51
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +11,264
    Boy this is taking it's time to release.
     
  15. stad

    stad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Posts:
    2,047
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +1,557
    I'm just now seeing these hit my area stores here in SE Michigan, so you may not have missed them yet.
     
  16. transmasterc

    transmasterc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Posts:
    4,471
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +864
    I have seen a few restocks of these 2 myself. They are still shipping. Though some Walmart’s are not getting them sadly.
     
  17. RoDu

    RoDu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Posts:
    458
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +285
    these will probably have to be an ebay buy :( 
     
  18. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Posts:
    9,115
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Likes:
    +4,665
    The sad part is, by the time one of us bought and shipped one to somebody else, the price would be in the $15 range and that's a deal-breaker. Two or three, the shipping doesn't hurt as much, but I've only seen Gears and not Warpath so far.
     
  19. Brogey

    Brogey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2017
    Posts:
    238
    Trophy Points:
    77
    Likes:
    +149
    Warpath was at Ephrata last night.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2004
    Posts:
    9,115
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Likes:
    +4,665
    Thanks. I have an original Warpath so I haven't been looking very hard. I bought a Gears, but it seems like alot of them have sprue marks or mold degradation on the hands.