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

Postby Stormrider » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:11 pm

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gothweaver wrote:So what is that thing he's got in the 4th pic, a futuristic dirt devil? :lol:


I believe that is the device he used to jump start Jetfire in the G1 tv series.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby DevastaTTor » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:42 am

Soundwave is amazing, looks to be the best MP to date. I can't wait to see him along side all of the MP tapebots. Definitely picking up any release this mold gets.

Red Alert isn't bad but I may hold out on him and SS to see what Hasbro has planned.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby CBratetron » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:44 am

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DevastaTTor wrote:Soundwave is amazing, looks to be the best MP to date.

No way man. Soundwave is amazing but not enough to surpass Grimlock or Prime (take your pick of MP 01, 04 or 10).
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby morphobots » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:35 am

Stormrider wrote:
gothweaver wrote:So what is that thing he's got in the 4th pic, a futuristic dirt devil? :lol:


I believe that is the device he used to jump start Jetfire in the G1 tv series.


That thing took up his entire forearm. This is the energy scanner he used to locate the geothermal vent in "Fire On the Mountain" of the G1 show. Same episode in which he used Megatron in gun mode.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby TimothyR » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:20 pm

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..


i think you're missing the point of the masterpiece line.. they're more or less trying to recreate the cast of the transformers as they looked in the show. i'm sure magnus and galvatron will both be made at some point. and hopefully they keep getting released like this.. one large character, with two smaller characters all released at around the same time.. that way the collection can grow a little faster and they'll be able to get to everything that people want.

also, while generations sideswipe was pretty good, and G1 soundwave was pretty good.. they're still not in scale with the masterpiece line. i think you need to look a little closer at G1 soundwave and compare it to the photos of MP soundwave, MP soundwave brings a lot more to the table. accurate proportions, a much more accurate head sculpt, ridiculously better articulation.. i mean, try posing G1 soundwave with his figure pressing his eject button.

like everything, some people are going to like it, some people arent.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby Rhinox23 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:13 pm

I know this is probably a stupid question, but I have to ask anyway. I only own one Takara TF figure and that is AM-12 Breakdown. I love this figure, but I'm not a huge fan of the stickers. It's not that I have to put them on, it's I fear for the longevity of them as some have already begun to pull away.

Anyway, my question is whether the Takara masterpiece figures are painted or do they come with stickers too? I MUST have that Soundwave, but I'm a little less likely to jump at it right now at the $170 price point if I have to put on stickers that probably won't last for very long. So, are the Takara stickers limited to the Arms Micron TF Prime figures? Any help would be greatly appreciated so I can make the best decision for me.

If Soundwave is painted, I probably won't risk waiting to see if Hasbro has a US release. Honestly, I don't know how they could improve upon him!
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby WolfSpider1979 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:09 pm

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Rhinox23 wrote:I know this is probably a stupid question, but I have to ask anyway. I only own one Takara TF figure and that is AM-12 Breakdown. I love this figure, but I'm not a huge fan of the stickers. It's not that I have to put them on, it's I fear for the longevity of them as some have already begun to pull away.

Anyway, my question is whether the Takara masterpiece figures are painted or do they come with stickers too? I MUST have that Soundwave, but I'm a little less likely to jump at it right now at the $170 price point if I have to put on stickers that probably won't last for very long. So, are the Takara stickers limited to the Arms Micron TF Prime figures? Any help would be greatly appreciated so I can make the best decision for me.

If Soundwave is painted, I probably won't risk waiting to see if Hasbro has a US release. Honestly, I don't know how they could improve upon him!

I believe what appear to be stickers are actually molded into the figure's component parts. Optimus example; the insignia on his upper arm is not a sticker. You can throw him in a bath tub (which I would never recommend #-o ), and nothing would come off. You will, however, short out the battery. :BANG_HEAD: Too much water, and the paint will start to peel.

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

Postby WolfSpider1979 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:24 pm

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They almost have Red Alert down in the figure. They missed his arm guards and his spoiler isn't up at his back. #-o They did get his shoulder wheels, for which I'm glad. I am surprised by the weapons locking to the roof lights. :-? For the most part, they did a very good job. :APPLAUSE:
Soundwave and Sideswipe: I'd get them if I could afford any of them. :cry:

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

Postby kaxblastard » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:58 am

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I do believe that Soundwave's right leg has an SD slot, speaker/headphone ports, and a real LED for the REC indicator.
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Re: Official Images: Takara Tomy MP-13 Soundwave and MP-14 Red Alert

Postby RodimalToyota » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:17 pm

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

Postby Megatron000 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:11 am

Soundwave looks awesome! Definitely liking the metallic finish on the arms and legs
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