J. Balvin X Transformers Soundwave Balvintron

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  1. computron179

    computron179 Well-Known Member

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    Ok here we have an exclusive that is not quite so exclusive to the app/box. 20210830_153047.jpg I am not aware of jbalvin the artist but been a fan of g1 Soundwave of old since childhood. As well a certified cassette junkie. Lets start with the two cassettes received_832297854096010.jpeg received_527932431603231.jpeg First I will say the stickers on Energia Buzzsaw are of the poor quality modern reissue kind . it also again has the shortened blasters(child safety bla bla). That being said I still think he is the the better of the two cassettes here. received_336529814918190.jpeg
    Vibras Stripes on the other hand is all printed except his lone tape reel sticker. His is nearly identical to the original stripes cassette minus one sides tampos and except being a bit brigter, lackluster die cast legs ,and the added ass eyes and weird mouth received_223278726302104.jpeg
    received_561816625237744.jpeg received_391067759288804.jpeg 20210905_112831.jpg Am I suppose to go backwards? 20210830_153146.jpg Now on to the soundwave himself 20210901_090304.jpg nice and wacky color and print with one wonky smiley sticker on tape door( reminds me of my Roland 303 acid synth ). Same buttons as on reissues and the tape door and eject button are solid . received_993059414851805.jpeg
    Instructions if you don't know how to transform a g1 Soundwave,Ravage, or Laserbeak (if so this probably isn't for you).

    He is nice and tight 20210901_090116(1).jpg 20210901_085900.jpg he can hold the Jetfire gun reuse well 20210901_085804.jpg 20210901_085822(1).jpg nifty colored bast effects.

    Now another issue that must be pointed out. Look at every pic you have seen of this out there and notice the FEET! 241152113_4939661632728878_7924989153781416800_n.jpg 240440936_4939654939396214_7122928919348170509_n.jpg
    Dubious die cast on his main die cast. What the heck on a new Soundwave!

    Heres my vintage Soundwaves feet
    20210909_191525.jpg 20210909_191410.jpg Dont get me started on the exclusion of the g1 battery cannon and gun . 20210909_191815.jpg 20210909_192131.jpg yes my vintage Soundwave is superior as well as my vintage cassettes. 20210909_192224.jpg
    I know my review may come off as a bit harsh with all its faults but I still love this set. As a die hard Soundwave fan any excuse to get a g1 re color with cassettes is a win in my book. You can even pretend its a nod to this KO tf_kollector_2017-03-18_13-13-59_17333680_638149709728003_8964576020770324480_n (1).jpg
    Or that its the G2 Soundwave up to you. You may just want this boxs blast effects not to bad either 20210907_174812(1).jpg
     
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  2. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Fall Feelings

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    The deco is almost as stupid as it is cool.

    I wouldn’t mind one, but not for the $70 they were selling for.
     
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  3. Sponge

    Sponge Herald of Unicron

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    Wonder when mine will ship
     
  4. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In Stock

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    Did you download the NTWRK App yet?

    If not, if you sign up and use my referal code: deltadP38L (or anyone else's), we both get $10 credit. I believe you can use up to $20 off an order, as I saw some people mention only paying like ~$50 for it in the JBalvintron rumor/news thread.

    I signed up for the app right when I heard about the figure, and immediately ordered one when it when live, and before I knew about the referral thing, so I paid the $69 plus $4 shipping.

    I thought I also read you can order one by just going to the NTWRK website instead of using the App, and the website might've given free shipping IIR.
     
  5. DNME

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    looks like some 8-year old painted Soundwave and his cassette-squad...
     
  6. computron179

    computron179 Well-Known Member

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    October
     
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  7. Swoop Dogg

    Swoop Dogg Hi Yukio!

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    I wish that I could just get the cassettes.
     
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    Truthfully I’ve wondered why Hasbro hasn’t just started selling blast effects by themselves yet. Like $1-3 per depending on the size and $5 for the Titan-sized stuff? They could be sitting on a goldmine for diorama people.
     
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  9. GAUGE

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    Insane looking KO decos all around. lol

    Such a strange oddity here.
     
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