Takara Mercenary Soundblaster?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Fenrys, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. Mirage232

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    Yea, they really phoned it in with the box art here. Still looking forward to him, regardless.
     
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    We always knew this version of Soundblaster wasn't going to come with Laserbeak/Ravage.
     
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    I knew he wasn't going to come with any cassette-bots (though I did hope I was wrong:) ).

    However, due to the fact that he can carry two cassette-bots in his chest, I thought that the black Dr Wu Chatter set that matches his deco (right down to the red eyes) suited him perfectly.[​IMG]
     
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    I paired Dr Wu's previous cassette pack P50B Scout with my Hasbro 35th Soundblaster.
    If you do Reprolabels, they released a Soundblaster set that even specifically had stickers that referenced the P50B Scout cassettes!
    I'll probably end up adding the P51B Chatter to Soundblaster's cassette squad too.
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  5. Hanzkaz

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    Are there reviews of this guy anywhere?
     
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    I originally had this guy ordered, but I cancelled my order, and got 35th anni Soundblaster off Walmart’s website for $30, and he got here way sooner than this guy would’ve.
     
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    I like the merc symbol on the TT version. That way it's like a new character instead of just a "rebuilt Soundwave"
     
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    I've always preferred Soundblaster as a different character from Soundwave.
    Also, I'm always down for a new Mercenary in my collection - though I don't really like the design of the symbol that much.
     
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    It has less battle damage on the chest and legs too for what it’s worth, so I’m more than happy to get it since I started collecting around the end of Siege / beginning of ER.
     
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    I think some of that is the fact we've seen the bot/con symbols since 84. IIRC, the merc symbol was created for Earthrise, so there's a certain familiarity with the old symbols that just isn't there for the mercs. I like that Doubledealer had bot bot and con symbols, but after seeing the Netflix show I'm a little disappointed that he doesn't have merc symbols too...
     
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    No. Just the chest. Legs are the same.
    I compared the in pack shot to mine.
     
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    Hmm. Didn't notice that subtle detail. I might have to rethink my purchase...
     
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    I guess I'll like the Mercenaries better as a group. It's just too bad we didn't get Doubledealer as one of them.
     
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    that’s a fantastic price for Soundblaster from overseas. I paid $48 for the figure from Hasbropulse. Usually the late tax on a figure is way higher - around double to triple the retail pricing.
     
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