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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby El Duque » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:57 am

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New continues to trickle in on TFCC and e-Hobby's "Solar Requiem" collaboration. e-Hobby have posted a mock-up of the sets packaging, which can be seen below. The set features Shattered Glass repaints of G1 Soundwave, Slugfest, Ratbat, Blaster, Ramhorn, Eject, and Rewind. According to TFCC we can expect pre-orders to open today. The set is priced at $195.00

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Novaprimal93 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:04 am

With all the money that has been made off of these molds, I don't really see the justification of a $200 dollar price tag when all they have is a new paint job. I think half this price would have been perfect. But what do I know?
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:17 am

Yeah, I wish it were less... but this is about what I'd expect for the set.

It's not cheap or easy to pull out all the metal molds (think forklifts) and pay a crew to run a short, limited-edition job (AND print and design new boxes... paint the figures.... pack and ship them...etc).

It's all the production hassle of doing a full run of a million toys, only trying to make up the money with a couple thousand buyers.

It reminds me of working on a printing press... and how running an extra thousand or two of something only cost a few cents more (and took a few seconds longer.) All the cost was in the setup.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:17 am

All that said... I wanna see the last figure!
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:21 am

They need to make some new G1 styled art for their toys. How many times can we see the same thing recolored?

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Trikeboy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:40 am

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I like the sticker sheet for these guys. We have a Bat symbol for Ratbat, Soundwave's head gear, official SG symbols, Zartan, Blaster's tattoos and various others. They are putting a lot of love into this set. It is starting to show it's worth to me. I think I'm in when preorders go live. Hopefully I can snag the Takara version off of Robotkindgom.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:02 am

They tweeted that orders for these are up!

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby El Duque » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:47 pm

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TFCC has opened pre-orders for their collaborative set with e-Hobby, Shattered Glass Soundwave VS Blaster. Click here to place your pre-order. The set features Shattered Glass universe repaints of G1 Soundwave, Slugfest, Ratbat, Blaster, Rewind, and Ramhorn. Plus a repaint of Eject.

PRE-ORDER ONLY! This item cannot be combined with any other orders or items and will ship separately! Approximate delivery date is Mid-January 2013. Orders will be taken through October 15, 2012 or while quantities last!

Here it is! The eHobby exclusive Shattered Glass Soundwave VS Blaster Global New Years VSE set. Each set features G1 Soundwave and Blaster in stunning SG color schemes, five cassettes, sticker sheet, and an English version of the "Solar Requiem" 10 page comic.

This set will be limited so make sure to get yours today!


(PRE-ORDER)(THIS ITEM HAS TO BE ORDERED BY ITSELF IN A SINGLE TRANSACTION PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANY OTHER ITEMS TO YOUR CART WHILE ORDERING THIS ITEM) eHobby Shattered Glass Soundwave VS Blaster set with cassettes


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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:51 pm

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It's just SG Rewind. The yellow cassette, Solarbot, is not related to any of them. :)

I wonder, if people who already own the white Music Label Soundwave get this set, what will they do with him?
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:08 pm

What do you mean what will I do with them!?? Walk around downtown with one on each shoulder, what else!? ;-)
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Mkall » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:43 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:It's just SG Rewind. The yellow cassette, Solarbot, is not related to any of them. :)

I wonder, if people who already own the white Music Label Soundwave get this set, what will they do with him?

Personally I intend to leave ML Soundwave where he is and leave both SG1 Soundwave and Blaster in their box. I really only want to display the cassettes at this point in time.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby KNM2012 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:11 pm

Novaprimal93 wrote:With all the money that has been made off of these molds, I don't really see the justification of a $200 dollar price tag when all they have is a new paint job. I think half this price would have been perfect. But what do I know?


Myself, I don't see the justification of making it part of the VS line when it has nothing to do with a Shattered Glass version of the original Japanese Generation 1 line... But rather their own take on the TFCC/BOTCON franchise.

Plus, atop of the fact that this is the very first e-HOBBY product offered state-side, and they used different colored plastics ($$$)... There are import fees ($$$), and other factors/fees that allow both companies to make a profit.

Besides, your preferences aside, them doing this made the item be at least $50 cheaper (versus if you were to just import it or buy it elsewhere).

Plus, if rumors are true, expect to hear that TFCC is (yet again) charging $5 for Soundwave's headband. A cheap rubber item they sold at BOTCON 2012 for their version, and quite possibly this one as well. :BOOM:

gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I wish it were less... but this is about what I'd expect for the set.

It's not cheap or easy to pull out all the metal molds (think forklifts) and pay a crew to run a short, limited-edition job (AND print and design new boxes... paint the figures.... pack and ship them...etc).

It's all the production hassle of doing a full run of a million toys, only trying to make up the money with a couple thousand buyers.

It reminds me of working on a printing press... and how running an extra thousand or two of something only cost a few cents more (and took a few seconds longer.) All the cost was in the setup.


And gothsaurus saying that has me wish I had my own TF-like ranking system. Because he'd be a 8 (mods here would have been a 9, Seibertron would have been a 10) right now. :michaelbay:

That, and this is why I tried explaining to others about the prospect that TFCC may have made some changes to the sets that they might sell. Because if they were permitted to make their own set, it would allow them to shave off some $$$ in the end.

But I guess e-HOBBY does not "roll out" like that. And as for me... I guess I am contempt with my only e-HOBBY exclusive for the time being. :BOT:
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Trikeboy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:12 pm

KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Plus, if rumors are true, expect to hear that TFCC is (yet again) charging $5 for Soundwave's headband. A cheap rubber item they sold at BOTCON 2012 for their version, and quite possibly this one as well. :BOOM:

I don't know about TFCC but e-Hobby have made the head band a sticker. You can see it in the middle of the sticker sheet :

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Note the fold line and the two slits in the sticker where it slots together.

I noticed something about these that is actually a little bit of a turn off. Soundwave isn't coloured correctly. He should have white arms and blue shoulders plus his tape door should be white. That might not sound like a big thing but for this SG collector, it is something big. I might just keep him in box and find the Music Label he is based on.

Also, e-Hobby are probably the best way to go if you aren't a member of TFCC, especially if not in the US. It is the cost of the toy, international shipping then $80 to join the club. That is a lot of the green stuff.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby KNM2012 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:42 am

Trikeboy wrote:I don't know about TFCC but e-Hobby have made the head band a sticker. You can see it in the middle of the sticker sheet :

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Note the fold line and the two slits in the sticker where it slots together.

I noticed something about these that is actually a little bit of a turn off. Soundwave isn't coloured correctly. He should have white arms and blue shoulders plus his tape door should be white. That might not sound like a big thing but for this SG collector, it is something big. I might just keep him in box and find the Music Label he is based on.

Also, e-Hobby are probably the best way to go if you aren't a member of TFCC, especially if not in the US. It is the cost of the toy, international shipping then $80 to join the club. That is a lot of the green stuff.


Thanks for the heads up. It has me feel a bit better about recommending the e-HOBBY version to others, even though I am now wondering if I should get another exclusive Alternity piece instead.

As for the "issue"... It is one if you compare it to his BOTCON variant. But the best piece to compare it to would be Soundblaster.

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The only similarities between the e-HOBBY and BOTCON version is the color of the head. But between this version and Soundblaster (especially the "Encore" version) is that the color scheme makes sense... As it is kind of like seeing a negative version of that character.

But I guess that is what I like about him, and hope that you get the version with the comic as well. 8)
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:09 am

Thanks for the kind words, KUMA-NIN Maximus. I'll try to work to bring up that 8. ;-)

But yeah, I did see the arm color swap as well. Good catch. Didn't bother me too much. If it were the head or cassettes, then it would have gotten me up at arms. I'm sure it's because the way the plastic colors are molded.

It still kinda cracks me up. Music label/SG Soundwave is like something from an alternate universe where iPods were massive... or Apple Mac created the Walkman. I wonder if I can procure some tiny Apple stickers for his faction symbol.

OOK! Or have reprolabel make some silver decep symbols reversed out of the apple. ROTFL.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:47 pm

So bbts has this up for pre-order at ....$250! Yikes!

But, a quick look at ehobby's old Twincast exclusive shows it to be $109.95 and it's sold out at BBTS at $116. So maybe it didn't skyrocket as much as I previously figured if you figure that each is worth about $120.

Gotta say, though .... since I'm mostly interested in the cassettes, I wonder if it's really worth it.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby El Duque » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:09 am

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e-Hobby has revealed the fifth cassette Shattered Glass Soundwave vs. Blaster set, Solarbot! The figure is a translucent yellow redeco of the G1 Eject/Rewind mold. Visit TFCC to place your pre-order for this set by clicking here.

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Rated X » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:26 am

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As cool as it looks, I think it is way overpriced compared to the Twincast and Sounblasters. And dont give me crap about its "E hobby". In my opinion, Takara, Encore, E-Hobby, all work together and share the same molds so they should be the same prices.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:35 am

I agree about them all collaborating and sharing better. I do think the club and ehobby collaborating is a good sign for the future... same with the club subscription.

Mind you, the pricing will always be affected by the limited run of a rare toy, sadly. All the production and labor costs can't be spread out across millions of toys. >:oP

I wonder what the final run of this one will turn out. Hmmm.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:38 am

I decided to preorder it. By January of next year, I guess I'll have the dough to get it and that's when BBTS will get it in..

I like the tapes, and Solarbot looks great. And I really dig this white Soundwave. This will actually be my very first Shattered Glass Autobot.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Trikeboy » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:21 am

Well, I was all geared up to order this but I have other things that my money will be going towards. Maybe I will be able to pick it up later.
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Postby Sabrblade » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:29 am

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:49 am

I'm usually opposed to clear "repaints," but given this guy's glowing disposition - and knowing how much a lemon yellow bot looks like a kid toy - I think this guy's going to look really good. Nice call.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby KNM2012 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:27 pm

Rated X wrote:As cool as it looks, I think it is way overpriced compared to the Twincast and Sounblasters. And dont give me crap about its "E hobby". In my opinion, Takara, Encore, E-Hobby, all work together and share the same molds so they should be the same prices.

Okay... Encore is a reissue line created by Takara Tomy. It is not a separate group, such as e-HOBBY or even Hobby Town.

And e-HOBBY is a collaborator, and not owned by by Takara Tomy. So while Takara Tomy does make the figures through their factories, e-HOBBY has to pay them something to allow their stuff to exist.

Hence the exclusive pricing, versus the mass production pricing of TOMY's Encore line. >:oP
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby triKlops » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:21 pm

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