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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby alldarker » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:49 am

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Soundwave is just gorgeous, as is Laserbeak.

And all those new pictures of Sideswipe finally forced me to put in a pre-order for one with Robotkingdom.

Still not at all keen on the fake shoulder wheels of Red Alert.
robotmel wrote:I thought Red Alert would have been the cooler of the the two but seeing those fake wheels stuck on his shoulders, what was the thinking behind all that then?
I mean, theres none attached to Sideswipes shoulders as they are shown in the transformation as being tucked in under bonnet (hood)sooooo...? :???:

Red Alert in the cartoon had wheels on his shoulders in robot mode, while Sideswipe didn't in his animation model.
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Masterpieces seem to be focussed on this animation similarity for the robot modes: hence the shoulder wheels on Red Alert and the lack of those wheels on Sideswipe. Logically, Sideswipe was the main inspiration, while Red Alert was the 'afterthought'. Of course, for true cartoon accuracy, those wheels on Red Alert should be much bigger, but design constraints made that impossible.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Ravage XK » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:13 am

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Is it only me that thinks the finish quality on Soundwave is terrible?
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby alldarker » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:24 am

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Ravage XK wrote:Is it only me that thinks the finish quality on Soundwave is terrible?

I notioced that myself.
I might be mistaken, but these pictures of Soundwave look to me to be handpainted. It's even more visible on Laserbeak. In that case, the production version of both will be a lot neater.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby CrimsonPrime » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:53 am

Absolutely awesome !!! Cant wait to have Soundwave in my collection :D. In fact I plan on making him my 100th transformers. The best part is that he will be release near my birthday so I can just ask my mom to buy it for me as a present xP. Kidney saved xD~
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby ento » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:58 am

That sure looks like an SD card slot on the left side of Soundwave in the first pic.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby OmicronZero » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:37 am

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ento wrote:That sure looks like an SD card slot on the left side of Soundwave in the first pic.

There do appear to be slots/plugs on that side of the figure's alt mode. Looks like... a USB maybe, a pair of audio (most likely 'out' and 'in'), and a card slot. That's some impressive detail. I assume it is just detail, despite the fact that a tape deck with a USB plug and an SD Card slot seems kind of strange. It would be insanely awesome if it turned out that TakaraTomy did put some kind of MP3 player or some-such in the figure though.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby alldarker » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:47 am

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Those slots... Are strange. It's not detail that's obvious in robot mode, and the location in alt mode isn't very visible either. As plain details, they might just as well been left out. Actually, I can't even really see where that part with the slots moves to in robot mode: it seems like those parts fold into the rear of his legs? The legs are the parts with the most available bulk to them to contain something like electronics: his main torso needs to contain a maximum of three casettes, so that will not have much available space.

Adding an MP3 player isn't very expensive, and the (pretty hefty) retail price for this item would definitely allow for something extra. The attachment below is the relevant detail, taken from the Amazon.jp site.

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby grayj74 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:30 am

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Way over a thousand now in my collection. These minus the Red Alert will be a nice addition to my collection. I have to wonder how much these will be selling for and how soon after a masterpiece ravage will be available.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Black Bumblebee » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:43 am

If Soundwave has MP3 support of some type, then this figure just went from "yeah, he's cool..." to "OMG WANT."

I would LOVE to be able to use a MP sized Soundwave as a music player in my office.

Here comes the "panic" moment though... IF it does have electronics... will they be removed for the eventual US release?
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby starwarrior1227 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:36 am

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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Segor » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:46 am

So, I think those guys (Sideswipe and Red Alert) are like taller delux figures?? I've seen some MP 10 with alternators pictures and they look taller compared to him than them...
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:57 am

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Segor wrote:So, I think those guys (Sideswipe and Red Alert) are like taller delux figures?? I've seen some MP 10 with alternators pictures and they look taller compared to him than them...


Their shared mold is roughly Voyager-ish.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Deruji » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:36 am

alldarker wrote:Those slots... Are strange. It's not detail that's obvious in robot mode, and the location in alt mode isn't very visible either. As plain details, they might just as well been left out. Actually, I can't even really see where that part with the slots moves to in robot mode: it seems like those parts fold into the rear of his legs? The legs are the parts with the most available bulk to them to contain something like electronics: his main torso needs to contain a maximum of three casettes, so that will not have much available space.

Adding an MP3 player isn't very expensive, and the (pretty hefty) retail price for this item would definitely allow for something extra. The attachment below is the relevant detail, taken from the Amazon.jp site.

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The top part down to the blue is actually the bottom of Soundwave's foot. The rest flips to form the kibble on the side of his leg. I made an animation that shows that, check old post for that.

Soundwave's feet are still kind of a mystery to me, because when you look at them from the front, they look like they could either split apart or rotate the toes in some way. If you look at the second pic, you'll see that his feet have a black crack along the inner sides.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:43 am

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Pretty sure the tech detail on the side is just that... detail to make it look like a real tape player. While they COULD fit an mp3 player in there if they wanted to, I doubt they would due to price.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby starwarrior1227 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:48 am

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kirbenvost wrote:Pretty sure the tech detail on the side is just that... detail to make it look like a real tape player. While they COULD fit an mp3 player in there if they wanted to, I doubt they would due to price.


i bet frenzy_rumble or EnclinedDesigns will fit an mp3 in their custom MP-13's.
only problem is how are you gonna be able to put and select the songs to play on the mp3?
unless you make something of a remote control. and then there are the speakers to worry about...
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:03 am

100$ for an alt sized figure, and plastic wheels? are you kidding me?
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Black Bumblebee » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:10 am

If you look at that close up picture, it appears to have some black buttons. My thoughts: SD card for memory, USB for charging, small black buttons (not the big tape buttons) for controllling.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby YRQRM0 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:41 pm

That definitely does not look like an SD port, USB, or anything. Plus, there's no sign of speakers, and the buttons don't look to be able to be pressed down. Also, assuming his legs are the speakers, the joints attaching the legs to the torso are too thin to conceal any kind of wires really. It'd be awesome though.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Blasphemous Prime » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:01 pm

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I'm totaly sold on Soundwave and Laserbeak. Does this mean there will be a repaint of Soundblaster?
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:22 pm

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gothweaver wrote:I'm totaly sold on Soundwave and Laserbeak. Does this mean there will be a repaint of Soundblaster?


Think about it. Almost every Soundwave produced (excluding BW Soundwave) was eventually repainted (remolded in the case of G1 Soundblaster) in the trademark colors of said character. Chances are that we're definitely gunna get an MP Soundblaster.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:26 pm

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starwarrior1227 wrote:SOUNDWAVE SUPERIOR, inferior mp-14's can suck it for all i care. :CON:



100% agreed. Soundwave, so far, IMO is the best MP done. And I'm not taking any chances on waiting to see if Hasbro is gonna bring him over here. Can't wait to get these..... :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby starwarrior1227 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:48 pm

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starwarrior1227 wrote:SOUNDWAVE SUPERIOR, inferior mp-14's can suck it for all i care. :CON:



100% agreed. Soundwave, so far, IMO is the best MP done. And I'm not taking any chances on waiting to see if Hasbro is gonna bring him over here. Can't wait to get these..... :KREMZEEK:



well i would suspect mp-13 will come out to 'MERICA! and the rest of the world(except to the UK cuz we all know hasbro hates giving toys on time OR at all to the UK).
but if you are that willing to spend cash be my guess(takara's usually look better than hasbro's...) AND yes i still think soundwave is better than the mp-14s.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby XDMan » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:19 pm

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My thoughts on Soundwave: YES! He is now more show accurate! :CON: :D With a better looking design, a better looking Laserbeak and what else does he have? A red visor and at very long last! But didn't Takara say that Rumble and Ravage would be released as well? I believe Hasbro may give him a yellow visor. I hope he gets a Soundblaster repaint as well. :PRAY:

My thoughts on Red Alert: He is okay but if he gets an American release, then he and Sideswipe may be in a two pack.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Stormrider » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:34 pm

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frogbat wrote:Ah these look good but I might skip.... The thing that kinda bothers me is that I'd rather see characters that were never given a good toy form.... Prime I understand (maybe not the 2 versions) and well grimlock is grimlock.. The other masterpieces... Rodimus, megs, starscream and co all had shitty toys and sorely needed decent homages.

The original sound wave toy was IMHO one of the best g1 toys as It was close to the cartoon.. This version doesn't bring much more to the table.. For the price I'd liked to have seen some mp3 playing gimmick or some proper mass shifting lol. Sideswipe though was a blockformer looked like his cartoon self in both molds, besides which the classics versions are very good.

Ultra Magnus and Galvatron... Now those would be masterpieces worth selling a kidney for..



Surely you must be jesting if you think that MP Soundwave doesn't brig much more to the table compared to G1 Soundwave.
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