Masterpiece Soundwave Takara vs Hasbro question

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  1. omegafix

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    aside from the eyes what are the differences between Hasbro vs Takara soundwave and his cassettes?
     
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    Besides price, none.
     
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    Small portion of inside of foot is painted on Takara and unpainted on hasbro. Takara frenzy/rumble has chrome on chest while hasbro is painted. Takara buzz saw is slightly deeper yellow/orange than hasbro.
     
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    hasbro's is missing some silver on the foot doors, and has silver screws while takara's has black screws.
     
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    Nothing really noticeable, if you don't mind the toy yellow eyes, Hasbro's version is great. Both it and Takara's are fantastic, really.
     
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    Hasbro's comes with all 5 cassetticons, so there is that.
     
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    Soundblaster >
     
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    Rumble is blue for Takara and purple for hasbro
     
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    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Go Takara, if you want to own a collector level grade toy. Go Hasbro if you want toy accurate yellow visor eyes and all 5 Cassette bots.
     
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    ^ That's pretty silly since they are essentially identical.
     
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    Indeed there is nothing "collector grade" about Takara's version over Hasbros.
     
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    TT's boxes, instructions, and character cards make them feel more like collectibles to me. Hasbro's new box design is really cool, but they're ruined by photos of ill posed and mis-transformed figures. Really shows Hasbro doesn't understand the product and just doesn't give a shit.
     
  13. omegafix

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    knew that, thanks

    what makes Takaras version "collector grade" over Hasbro

    don't care about boxes as I toss em. Instructions are kept for catalog purposes.


    so I got a repro red visor for my Hasbro version I guess there is no real need to double dip on these guys, I also got a Rattbat through a friend, and got my IGear Autoscout. I guess I am set
     
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    I can understand that, however as far as the Soundwave figure itself goes there's nothing more or less 'collectors grade' about either version. In fact it could be argued by including all the cassettes Hasbro have made their version a more complete collectors piece.
     
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    Personally I like the hasbro version more mostly because it comes with all the cassettes other then that I don't believe there is any "noticeable differences" apart from rumble and the eyes.
     
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    Without starting a RIRFIB FIRRIB debate which color Rumble are you reffering to and what is the differences between Hasbros and Takaras?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    the plastic quality,paint and chrome is the same. The only difference I can see between the 2 soundwave are the color of screws on his back. Hasbro screws silver. Takara are black. Of course the visor color..

    Here's the original link in the masterpiece appreciation thread.
     
  20. Timothy.R

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    it was said earlier.. the inner foot of hasbro's is grey while takara's is silver.

    also.. the missiles on the shoulder cannon are rounded out on hasbro's and they're more pointy on takara's.

    i like takara's better.. it's all about the details for me. and takara's has the details i want.

    it's just a shame that takara went with blue and silver rather than blue and white.. i wonder if we'll ever get a true blue and white soundwave repaint.