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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby VioMeTriX » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:12 pm

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what about mp-10... to many this version of Optimus Prime is the best. i am torn between him and soundwave. though i love my grimmy, hes just not at the top of my list...
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Blurrz » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:12 pm

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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby burning_sirius » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:53 pm

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Blurrz wrote:MPwave + 5 cassettes plz.

Don't care about Acid, just not interested in MP seekers


This, except the feelings about MP Seekers.

The more the better I say. Soon we will have our fleet of seekers to rain terror down on the Autobots :D.

Seriously though, Hasbro must include all the tapes, or we will NEVER SEE THEM. I say that if MP 13 occupies the same price slot as MP 10, we SHOULD get the other tapes. The tapes are also the size of the old G1 cassettes so this is not like we are asking much.

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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby XDMan » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:56 pm

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A Hasbro Soundwave? Hmm... I might pick him up if he comes.

Acid Storm? :-? :-? :-?
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:03 pm

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XDMan wrote:Acid Storm? :-? :-? :-?


Easy. Just imagine this...

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...but colored like this.

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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Son of Carl » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:18 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Kind of funny it's Hasbro Australia bringing this up, as they have a habit of importing TakaraTomy stock and selling them as-is (with a few extra stickers on the box that is). Per chance that's the case with Soundwave here?

Now Acid Storm is interesting, what could be running through Hasbro's mind? Or maybe it's actually a future TakaraTomy item sharing MP Soundwave's fate.


I hope that that is true. I would much rather buy a Takara Acidstorm than a Hasbro one.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:37 pm

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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:37 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:
XDMan wrote:Acid Storm? :-? :-? :-?


Easy. Just imagine this...

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...but colored like this.

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Or like this?

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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Sinnertwin » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:57 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Kind of funny it's Hasbro Australia bringing this up, as they have a habit of importing TakaraTomy stock and selling them as-is (with a few extra stickers on the box that is). Per chance that's the case with Soundwave here?

Now Acid Storm is interesting, what could be running through Hasbro's mind? Or maybe it's actually a future TakaraTomy item sharing MP Soundwave's fate.


IIRC, they've only done this with 3 MP figures:
MP02, 04 (both at Target) and very oddly, Ghost Starscream (at TRU)
All other MP's: G1 Starscream, Grimlock, Rodimus w/Offshoot, MP10 and MP11 mold Thundercracker have had the Hasbro/US packaging. And considering TRU is the only mainstream/big-box retailer offering MP's, it's a sure bet that whatever the US will get, so will they.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:49 am

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Sinnertwin wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Kind of funny it's Hasbro Australia bringing this up, as they have a habit of importing TakaraTomy stock and selling them as-is (with a few extra stickers on the box that is). Per chance that's the case with Soundwave here?

Now Acid Storm is interesting, what could be running through Hasbro's mind? Or maybe it's actually a future TakaraTomy item sharing MP Soundwave's fate.


IIRC, they've only done this with 3 MP figures:
MP02, 04 (both at Target) and very oddly, Ghost Starscream (at TRU)
All other MP's: G1 Starscream, Grimlock, Rodimus w/Offshoot, MP10 and MP11 mold Thundercracker have had the Hasbro/US packaging. And considering TRU is the only mainstream/big-box retailer offering MP's, it's a sure bet that whatever the US will get, so will they.


It's not limited to MP's. DotM Jetwing Optimus Prime was released in Australia a week before his exclusive Japanese release, in TakaraTomy packaging. It's by no means an abandoned practice.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:44 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Kind of funny it's Hasbro Australia bringing this up, as they have a habit of importing TakaraTomy stock and selling them as-is (with a few extra stickers on the box that is). Per chance that's the case with Soundwave here?

Now Acid Storm is interesting, what could be running through Hasbro's mind? Or maybe it's actually a future TakaraTomy item sharing MP Soundwave's fate.


IIRC, they've only done this with 3 MP figures:
MP02, 04 (both at Target) and very oddly, Ghost Starscream (at TRU)
All other MP's: G1 Starscream, Grimlock, Rodimus w/Offshoot, MP10 and MP11 mold Thundercracker have had the Hasbro/US packaging. And considering TRU is the only mainstream/big-box retailer offering MP's, it's a sure bet that whatever the US will get, so will they.


It's not limited to MP's. DotM Jetwing Optimus Prime was released in Australia a week before his exclusive Japanese release, in TakaraTomy packaging. It's by no means an abandoned practice.


I remember Australia also got a Takara MP Ultra Magnus release too so this may indeed be 50% true. Though the Acid storm color :SICK: makes my eyes bleed #-o :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Kibble » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:44 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:You said that Acid Storm would "kill the chances of Hasbro making MP Skywarp." First of all, how can you kill the chances of something that already happened? And second, that would seem to imply that you believe there WAS a chance that Hasbro would be making another MP Skywarp in the near future. Even if Hasbro HADN'T made a MP Skywarp recently, I still don't see how making Acid Storm would "kill" any chance of them making Skywarp. Hasbro made MP Starscream and Skywarp, and that didn't stop them from following up with Thundercracker. Thundercracker didn't stop them from making Acid Storm (if this rumor is true). So why would Acid Storm suddenly kill any chance of Skywarp?


Did you miss the MP-11 mold part? Did a Hasbro MP-03 mold of Thundercracker ever happen? Think maybe that had something to do with how the 03 mold of Skywarp sold? So the logic is if an Acid Storm MP sells shitty (likely), there's little chance of Hasbro and TRU doing the MP-11 mold Skywarp next. But if TRU was willing to take Acid Storm, they probably woulda been equally willing to take Skywarp...because WTH is Acid Storm to them?
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:32 pm

Kibble wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:You said that Acid Storm would "kill the chances of Hasbro making MP Skywarp." First of all, how can you kill the chances of something that already happened? And second, that would seem to imply that you believe there WAS a chance that Hasbro would be making another MP Skywarp in the near future. Even if Hasbro HADN'T made a MP Skywarp recently, I still don't see how making Acid Storm would "kill" any chance of them making Skywarp. Hasbro made MP Starscream and Skywarp, and that didn't stop them from following up with Thundercracker. Thundercracker didn't stop them from making Acid Storm (if this rumor is true). So why would Acid Storm suddenly kill any chance of Skywarp?


Did you miss the MP-11 mold part? Did a Hasbro MP-03 mold of Thundercracker ever happen? Think maybe that had something to do with how the 03 mold of Skywarp sold? So the logic is if an Acid Storm MP sells shitty (likely), there's little chance of Hasbro and TRU doing the MP-11 mold Skywarp next. But if TRU was willing to take Acid Storm, they probably woulda been equally willing to take Skywarp...because WTH is Acid Storm to them?


I get what you're saying. My point is that there was little chance (if any!) of Hasbro and TRU doing a new MP Skywarp anyway.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby megatronus » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:38 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:
Kibble wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:You said that Acid Storm would "kill the chances of Hasbro making MP Skywarp." First of all, how can you kill the chances of something that already happened? And second, that would seem to imply that you believe there WAS a chance that Hasbro would be making another MP Skywarp in the near future. Even if Hasbro HADN'T made a MP Skywarp recently, I still don't see how making Acid Storm would "kill" any chance of them making Skywarp. Hasbro made MP Starscream and Skywarp, and that didn't stop them from following up with Thundercracker. Thundercracker didn't stop them from making Acid Storm (if this rumor is true). So why would Acid Storm suddenly kill any chance of Skywarp?


Did you miss the MP-11 mold part? Did a Hasbro MP-03 mold of Thundercracker ever happen? Think maybe that had something to do with how the 03 mold of Skywarp sold? So the logic is if an Acid Storm MP sells shitty (likely), there's little chance of Hasbro and TRU doing the MP-11 mold Skywarp next. But if TRU was willing to take Acid Storm, they probably woulda been equally willing to take Skywarp...because WTH is Acid Storm to them?


I get what you're saying. My point is that there was little chance (if any!) of Hasbro and TRU doing a new MP Skywarp anyway.


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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Jazz813 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:55 pm

For Hasbro Soundwave I will look forward maybe we got the Energon Cube after all for MP Soundwave, but as if for Acidstorm, I would really prefered it if Hasbro took the chance to re-issue MP Skywarp with the new Starscream Mold...
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Kibble » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:01 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:I get what you're saying. My point is that there was little chance (if any!) of Hasbro and TRU doing a new MP Skywarp anyway.


Hence the part about the fact they coulda just done Skywarp instead. I'd wager Skywarp would sell a lot better than Acid Storm. Especially if they did it before TT...if TT even does one. But my point remains that Acid Storm would all but kill the chance of a Hasbro Skywarp...
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:45 pm

Kibble wrote: But my point remains that Acid Storm would all but kill the chance of a Hasbro Skywarp...


THERE ALREADY IS A HASBRO SKYWARP. :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: THE RELEASE OF ACID STORM WILL REDUCE THE ODDS OF HASBRO MAKING MP SKYWARP AGAIN FROM 0% TO 0%. YOU CAN'T KILL SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY DEAD.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

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GuyIncognito wrote:I get what you're saying. My point is that there was little chance (if any!) of Hasbro and TRU doing a new MP Skywarp anyway.


GuyIncognito wrote:
Kibble wrote: But my point remains that Acid Storm would all but kill the chance of a Hasbro Skywarp...


THERE ALREADY IS A HASBRO SKYWARP. :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:


You kind of get it - but not really. We want an MP11 Skywarp... chances be damned, we want it! Duh!

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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Kibble » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:03 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:
Kibble wrote: But my point remains that Acid Storm would all but kill the chance of a Hasbro Skywarp...


THERE ALREADY IS A HASBRO SKYWARP. :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: THE RELEASE OF ACID STORM WILL REDUCE THE ODDS OF HASBRO MAKING MP SKYWARP AGAIN FROM 0% TO 0%. YOU CAN'T KILL SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY DEAD.


AND THERE ALREADY WAS A CLASSICS STARSCREAM...DIDN'T STOP THEM FROM MAKING ANOTHER, SUPERIOR ONE.

'Classics' vs. 'Universe' argument in 3..2..1...

Counter...then call MP-11 Skywarp Universe instead of MP!
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

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2) This line is too much of a cash cow. Whether it's a year or a couple more years down the road, logic dictates that either Takara or Hasbro will make a Masterpiece SW. If we have Sideswipe -> Red Alert -> Tigertracks -> ????? and Prowl -> Smokescreen -> Bluestreak -> ???? , then it's fair game that Takara's Starscream -> Sunstorm -> Skywarp, or Hasbro's Thundercracker -> Acid Storm -> Skywarp are possible paths. Good molds and money compliment each other all too nicely.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:31 pm

If this line is such a cash cow that logic dictates there will be another Hasbro Skywarp, then the release of Acid Storm isn't going to prevent that from happening.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:57 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:If this line is such a cash cow that logic dictates there will be another Hasbro Skywarp, then the release of Acid Storm isn't going to prevent that from happening.


True, but logic also dictates that characters that have not been done before will sell better. Of course, Optimus Prime and Starscream are exempt.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:08 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:If this line is such a cash cow that logic dictates there will be another Hasbro Skywarp, then the release of Acid Storm isn't going to prevent that from happening.


True, but logic also dictates that characters that have not been done before will sell better.


Of course. That was the point I was trying to make earlier: if Hasbro doesn't make a new MP Skywarp in the near future, it won't be because of Acid Storm; it will be because they don't want to do another MP Skywarp so soon. The relatively minor changes to the mold don't warrant a new production run, especially if the previous version didn't sell very well.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Sinnertwin » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:06 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Kind of funny it's Hasbro Australia bringing this up, as they have a habit of importing TakaraTomy stock and selling them as-is (with a few extra stickers on the box that is). Per chance that's the case with Soundwave here?

Now Acid Storm is interesting, what could be running through Hasbro's mind? Or maybe it's actually a future TakaraTomy item sharing MP Soundwave's fate.


IIRC, they've only done this with 3 MP figures:
MP02, 04 (both at Target) and very oddly, Ghost Starscream (at TRU)
All other MP's: G1 Starscream, Grimlock, Rodimus w/Offshoot, MP10 and MP11 mold Thundercracker have had the Hasbro/US packaging. And considering TRU is the only mainstream/big-box retailer offering MP's, it's a sure bet that whatever the US will get, so will they.


It's not limited to MP's. DotM Jetwing Optimus Prime was released in Australia a week before his exclusive Japanese release, in TakaraTomy packaging. It's by no means an abandoned practice.


I remember Australia also got a Takara MP Ultra Magnus release too so this may indeed be 50% true. Though the Acid storm color :SICK: makes my eyes bleed #-o :BANG_HEAD:


MP 02 is Ultra Magnus :)

Keeping within the context of the thread, 4 out of the last 5 Australian MP releases have been US packaging. If history's anything to go by, I suspect that they'll adopt The Hasbro release.
If we look at it as a whole, other notable releases in Australia include the DOTM OP & Jetfire pack sold through Kmart's toy sale.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby VioMeTriX » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:17 pm

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no no, they all start out in takara packaging, then a hasbro release puts their MP's in us package... but every MP starts its first go around in a beautiful black box.
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