MP13 SOUNDWAVE in-hand Images from actoys

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by uranusdd, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Valkysas

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    So you want a transformation that's overcomplicated just for the hell of it? For the MP line, they want to make both modes look as accurate as possible. That's all they care about. If they need a complex transformation to achieve that, then we get a complex transformation. If they can do it with a simpler transformation, then we get a simpler transformation.

    Much like MP Grimlock, due to the design of the character there's only one real way to do the transformation and get both modes right, and that means staying fairly true to the original G1 toy transformation.

    They are not trying to dumb things down. They're achieving the goal of the MP line: accurate alt mode, accurate robot mode.
     
  2. charsdc2

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    Weak lower half! Not worth $200!
     
  3. nobudius

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    Well that is certainly...interesting. And a bit confusing.
     
  4. Incepticon

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    ^ All of that, and...

    ...it entirely depends on what you consider "complicated". Outside of MP Megatron (V1) & Rodimus, they're ALL pretty basic, yet clever, transformations. This one is absolutely no different, especially when compared to MP-08, MP-10, MP-11 and MP-12/14.
     
  5. fake

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    Didn't Hasbro give us all the FOC data disks. If they know people will pay, they will surely do it. But first they have to announce MP-13 and some retailer has to pick it up.
     
  6. Loki Corvinus

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    More than likely it will be a store exclusive, and if anything like MP Rodimus, maybe come with an exclusive Hasbro-only minion. (overkill or slugfest?), since I'm sure Ratbat will be released with the eventual Soundblaster repaint.
     
  7. Liminality

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    I absolutely love how his cannon is now integrated into him and how Laserbeak can perch on his arm. I kind of regret not preordering 2 now.
     
  8. optics

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    I had to cancel my $160(?) BBTS preorder back in December cuz I couldn't afford to get it then. Had I known it would have been pushed back a month, I wouldn't have cancelled it. :( 

    I could look forward to it being released here in the US, but knowing Hasbro, they'll make it a TRU exclusive, thus I'll never be able to find him.
     
  9. sparkimusprime

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    Not sure how I feel about the translucent peg on his arm used to perch Laserbeak. I thought it would be an indentation with the peg being on LB's foot. I'll reserve final judgement til it arrives. Still incredibly hyped about this figure, though. Wouldn't it have been cool if they instead used a magnet in Soundwave's arm, and then put metal feet on LB?
     
  10. hoosierdaddy04

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    Preorders :: Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave - Japanese Toys
    While not $160 this is a good price. I have used them before for MP-11 and they pack really well and shipping is reasonable.
     
  11. ssjkazer

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    Cant wait but i have to lol, ihave an order between here and then.
     
  12. opt1musaber

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    Rk is $160. Shipping wouldn't be too much so go for it.
     
  13. KaguyaHouraisan

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    Wait,he has Megs as his gun? That's kind of cool.
     
  14. TigerBlade

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    How would LB stand correctly on other surfaces like that? He'd always be lopsided lol

    Magnet is a good idea tho.
     
  15. Bountyan

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    Slightly disappointed by the back of the alt mode. Impressed with everything else, especially the head sculpt. Still can't justify the price. $200 for a giant Soundwave toy isn't for me. I'll gamble and wait for a possible NA release.
     
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    Man, MP SW is so expensive for what he is, I've had to pass and hope for a North American release and a TRU 30% off sale.
     
  17. deathsheadII

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    they have designed the feet to look like the cartoon feet

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  18. TigerBlade

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    Can you imagine the nerdrage if Hasbro decide to pass because of the 'outdated' alt mode? :lol 

    Either way I predict this is gonna make Grimmys aftermarket prices look cheap in a few years.... especially with a full set of tapes.
     
  19. webz

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    I cannot wait to get mine, and my minions. Looks fantastic to me. Not gonna let a little unnatural back design keep me from this awesome figure. Cassette mode is my least concern, as my Soundwave will only assume that mode once.
     
  20. ease

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    underwhelming for some reason. Could be his Back and the legs/lower half. Will wait it out for a Hasbro version.