Magic Square Toys Legends Size Soundwave

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Megawillbot, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Mercutio

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    That is one thick tape.

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    GIVE ME YOUR FACE. ...is what you will say to them. (Maybe Optimus just wanted to use the Fallen's face in a kitbash.)
     
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    TCP has them listed for July, link below

     
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    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Magic Square is hitting home runs left right and center.

    These are some of the best designed Transformers I have ever seen, the designer is a fucking sorcerer!
     
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    Totally
     
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    From what I heard in Chinese reviews, his nickname is 'Wizard' (巫师). :) 
     
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    He crafts the finest transformations with the enhanced versatility of the PowerGlove™!

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    It's so bad
     
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    That's what she said.
     
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    do we yet know exactly which tapes come with which version? every pic I see has different tapes and I dont want to order until I know
     
  10. RickyLeeSTF

    RickyLeeSTF Copper Age Collector

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    Every photo has had different tapes? We’ve seen lots of photos of both Sound Wall and Voice Ripple. Since the production pieces have been out it has only been Laserbeak with Sound Wall and Rumble & Autoscout with Voice Ripple.
     
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    Sorry, I was being hyperbolic. I meant there are images of soundwave with different tapes and images of Soundblaster with different tapes, I just wanted to know exactly which were coming with which as my normal seller was uncertain while waiting for stock to come in
     
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    is he real? Oh GOSH.
     
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    Soundblaster has Laserbeak
    Soundwave has Rumble and Autoscout
    The cassette pack has Frenzy, Buzzsaw, Ravage, and Ratbat.
     
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    Cheers. That's a bit friggin cheeky of them, lazerbeak with the one people are more likely to skip and half the frenzy rumble pair + autoscout with soundwave. They clearly picked that based on what will ensure the maximum number of people buy all 3 sets
     
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    haha fixed that for you, and thanks ;) 

    I just came in here to see when the g1 toy commercial repaint was being released* and it was like 20 pages of displaying bots from the back discussion lol :popcorn 

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    *kidding
     
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  16. NOCV

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    I don't doubt at all that it was a decision to drive sales. It's not the best decision for fans, but certainly the best for MST.

    The bright side, as @gaseous clay pointed out amidst all the outrage, is it's really the most logical choice for distributing them. Splitting them up the way they did ensures each tape with Soundblaster and Soundwave is unique, each tape in the 4-pack is unique, and the assortment in the 4-pack is the most viable for the repaint treatment. Splitting them up any other way would've killed that chance.
     
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    Stick autoscout with Soundblaster and you'd have the same distribution with less complaints, I should think.
     
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    Why would they be locked into releasing the same molds for future repaints? I'm assuming they will come packaged in tape mode and the cutout in styro or a vac-form tray would be the same for every tape so they could throw any tape in there and not even have to change the packaging. We could get autoscouts in every color of the rainbow!
     
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    Not sure I follow, what possibilities would be lost by distributing them another way? as I say, I get the logic from MST, makes perfect sense as some people will buy the soundblaster just to get lazerbeak, and the 4 pack just to get ravage. I get that this way the 4 pack will be 4 unique moulds which I guess is cool, but I dont see how we gain anything at all this way around.

    I am asking genuinely what I've missed, because soundwave is retailing for basically the same amount as a fully kitted prime and trailer on his own, and now I have to buy over £100 of toys for a legends class soundwave with his two most iconic cassettes. Knowing there is a potential benefit would help it sting less
     
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  20. NOCV

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    You really only gain if you have an interest in the repaint variants of Frenzy/Rumble (Enemy), Buzzsaw/Laserbeak (Garboil), Ratbat (Wingthing), and Ravage (Howlback), and if MST actually does those variants as a set. Otherwise, the entire strategy purely benefits MST in maximizing potential sales of each offering and reducing the likelihood of unsold product.
    You could get Autoscout in every color, but there is not an Autoscout character in every color. There is at least one repaint character of the 4 molds in the tape set, which easily enables them to make that repaint set. True, they'll be packed in cassette mode so you could have any assortment of characters in the packaging, but the assortment they went with is the most logical one for repaint purposes while also avoiding duplicates.
    Fewer complaints, but less incentive to buy Soundblaster.

    Better sales means more revenue and more figures.