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FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby slimjim0 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:40 pm

This may have been covered already, but has anyone else noticed that the boxes and instructions for both Soundwave and Soundblaster show them both with their respective guns, but no guns are included with the figures? :???:

Understandably there are, and have been, variations between figures and box "art" but this one bugged me.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby dirk2243 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:55 pm

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I was wondering that. The back of the box even shows a weapon included.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby slimjim0 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:04 pm

Yep, and when I opened Soundwave the instructions featured the same gun. I shot Hasbro an email letting them know, and I've already received two call backs asking me to clarify what was wrong with them and now it's at the hands of the R&D department. Apparently they are going to alter the packaging or add a gun? I guess we'll see, whichever is cheaper I'm sure.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby dirk2243 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:07 pm

Motto: "If you don't believe me, just ask me.....I'll tell you all about it."
I'm sure it will be small print at the bottom saying "gun not included" if anything at all
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby slimjim0 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:10 pm

Most likely. I thought that too, but wondered if and how many complaints they get if it will make a difference.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Nemesis Destron » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:29 am

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I think it's lame that HasTak has chosen not to fully arm SW as they did in the WFC line. Even more so Prime SW suffered not getting a decent weapon.

I have mentioned this before and perhaps others have too...did you notice the Optimus Prime-like guns both Soundwave and Soundblaster on sporting on the back package? :VEHI:
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby RAcast » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:56 am

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Nemesis Destron wrote:I think it's lame that HasTak has chosen not to fully arm SW as they did in the WFC line. Even more so Prime SW suffered not getting a decent weapon.

I have mentioned this before and perhaps others have too...did you notice the Optimus Prime-like guns both Soundwave and Soundblaster on sporting on the back package? :VEHI:

He actually WAS holding G1 Prime's rifle in the original shots we saw of him. :lol:
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby slimjim0 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:57 am

Nemesis Destron wrote:I think it's lame that HasTak has chosen not to fully arm SW as they did in the WFC line. Even more so Prime SW suffered not getting a decent weapon.

I have mentioned this before and perhaps others have too...did you notice the Optimus Prime-like guns both Soundwave and Soundblaster on sporting on the back package? :VEHI:


Very lame, at least the Takara Prime (AM) figures get an Arms Micron.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby slimjim0 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:04 am

And for comparison, the gun featured on the back of the Soundblaster box and the G1 Optimus gun...

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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby slimjim0 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:18 am

Hasbro just got back to me and advised me that nothing is going to change and I do not have a defective product. No guns are supposed to come along with the figure. Not surprised considering it's a molded blaster from 1984. But it would be nice for them to acknowledge this kind of feedback and at least add "gun not included" as dirk pointed out above.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby AnnaChristine » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:49 am

Sue them. Its false advertising. If there is no disclaimer, then they're breaking the law ;)
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby It Is Him » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:03 pm

If you guys are unhappy with the lack of guns with Soundwave, add some vintage ones. They look great!

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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby slimjim0 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:15 pm

That looks awesome, good call :APPLAUSE:
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby JackStraw » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:20 pm

Weapon: Acid Spray Gun
Maybe they could afford to give us complete figures if they started selling some of those magical slave labor tears they have all over the place.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby It Is Him » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:34 pm

Slave labor tears aren't free, you know. Don't you realize how much it costs to bottle that stuff?
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby warzon3 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:22 pm

I just picked this guy up and I have to say he looks really great. I wasn't planning on picking him up, but the pictures just looked so good!

On a side note...my Laserbeak disc doesn't fly out, it gets stuck?
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby dirk2243 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:34 pm

Motto: "If you don't believe me, just ask me.....I'll tell you all about it."
It Is Him wrote:If you guys are unhappy with the lack of guns with Soundwave, add some vintage ones. They look great!

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Yep....I agree...... I had an extra G-1 Optimus Gun....and it works great.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Optimum Supreme » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:06 pm

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warzon3 wrote:On a side note...my Laserbeak disc doesn't fly out, it gets stuck?


Yep, some of the discs are just slightly too big to fit properly. Much like Laserbeak, Ratbat really required a lot of force to stick into his case (have not tried to put Ratbat in SW's chest, though).

You may have more luck getting Frumble/Renzy or Ravage to fly out, they seem to be slightly easier to push in.

None of them actually seem to autotransform like the packages claim when coming out of SW, though.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby GuyIncognito » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:38 am

warzon3 wrote:
On a side note...my Laserbeak disc doesn't fly out, it gets stuck?


Same with my Soundblaster. And I had a hell of a time getting it back out. I guess I can't ever put it back in there.

I like the Soundblaster figure itself, but the data disk just seems like a colossal failure: it doesn't eject, it has no feet or legs to stand on, it can't perch on the figure, there's nothing to transform, and it has no posability. It adds almost no value to the figure.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby dirk2243 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:30 am

Motto: "If you don't believe me, just ask me.....I'll tell you all about it."
GuyIncognito wrote:
warzon3 wrote:
On a side note...my Laserbeak disc doesn't fly out, it gets stuck?


Same with my Soundblaster. And I had a hell of a time getting it back out. I guess I can't ever put it back in there.

I like the Soundblaster figure itself, but the data disk just seems like a colossal failure: it doesn't eject, it has no feet or legs to stand on, it can't perch on the figure, there's nothing to transform, and it has no posability. It adds almost no value to the figure.


I love the Voyager figure, but it seems as though the disks were rushed to get out to market way to fast. A little more time developing a decent product would have been time well spent I think.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby STngAR » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:04 pm

Weapon: No Weapon
Guess I can stop searching the trash, packaging, and the floor now.


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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:35 pm

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#$%^@#$$*%$$% !!!!!
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Wow, lol.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby gavinfuzzy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:12 am

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STngAR wrote:Guess I can stop searching the trash, packaging, and the floor now.


#$%^@#$$*%$$% !!!!!
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Wow, lol.


True story. Exact thing happened when I got this as a present. I thought it was stuck with the wrapper somewhere, and looked for it for 10 minutes.
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Re: FOC Soundwave & Soundblaster, No guns

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:38 am

Motto: "What doesn't kill you, will try again!"
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
gavinfuzzy wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:
STngAR wrote:Guess I can stop searching the trash, packaging, and the floor now.


#$%^@#$$*%$$% !!!!!
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Wow, lol.


True story. Exact thing happened when I got this as a present. I thought it was stuck with the wrapper somewhere, and looked for it for 10 minutes.


Smh, that's messed up... lol
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