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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby DinobotSix » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:08 am

Yeah, and remember Hasbro took a few liberties with Thundercracker's deco, too. I figured they'd go with the G1 classic coloring though. Guess they feel at liberty to do what they like, since he was never named in G1 anyway. Makes me wonder though, if this is a hint that their Soundwave release may end up lookin a bit less G1 accurate than Takara's though in coloring/markings. Others before have mentioned concerns as to his final coloring (a la mp10's brighter blue, etc). Did they just show the Takara mp13 image at the panel?
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Official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw

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Last month, Hasbro announced at Toyfair 2013 that they would be releasing Masterpiece Soundwave along with 5 of his Cassette minions. Just a few moments ago, Hasbro sent us official product images of Masterpiece Soundwave, Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Rumble, Frenzy, and Ravage. Check out the pictures below, which have been added to our massive Toyfair 2013 galleries.

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Postby Seibertron » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:53 pm

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Last month, Hasbro announced at Toyfair 2013 that they would be releasing Masterpiece Acid Storm. Just a few moments ago, Hasbro sent us official product images of Masterpiece Acid Storm, which have been added to our massive Toyfair 2013 galleries.

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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:54 pm

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Aside from the yellow visor and maybe darker chest window, Soundwave barely looks any different from the Takara version. Well done, Hasbro, well done! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

And, great gooey gumdrops, Acid Storm looks sa-weet! A nice halfway point compromise between his show deco and Universe toy deco. 8)
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Henry921 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:02 pm

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Acid Storm: Oh god, they're really making it. Well, at least the deco's stylish.

Soundwave: Beautiful. I will claim it and keep it locked away forever, alongside my TRU Prime. Forever will I have these great characters for posterity. Five cassettes is a hell of an included accessory, but I hope we get the Megatron pistol with this one too.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby megatronus » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:12 pm

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Is Ravage actually smaller than the other minions in cassette mode, or are those pics misleading? From everything I've seen, they're the same size, but those pics threw me off.

Bummed by the yellow visor, but it's not the worst thing in the world. What I'm really concerned about is the matte grey color he seems to have. I can see Hasbro skimping on the silver paint, so I'm interested to see additional pics confirming this either way.

Acid Storm looks pretty good, outside of the green eyes (and mis-transformed wings)... looks like his head is getting swapped with an alt mode Thundercracker! Just hope an MP-11 molded Skywarp's in the pipeline, and my Seeker army will be close to completion (barring the coneheads, of course)!

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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Rated X » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:13 pm

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Why did they have to make the paintjob so Hasbroish ? Couldnt they just keep it G1 like everything else from the MP line ?
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:18 pm

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I think I might be the only one that sees it but, the deco on acid storms wings kinda look like the minecraft creeper textures. :-?

However on the Subject of MP Soundwave, Soooooooo much want :BOWDOWN:
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby dragons » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:22 pm

not sure how i feel about yellow eyes on him i would have perferd red eyes on soundwave
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:23 pm

I impulse bought Takara's Soundwave .... seems like a poor choice since this'll be cheaper AND comes with all the cassettes. Still ... yellow eyes? Uh, this is cartoon based, Hasbro. Of course yellow eyes shouldn't be a deal breaker when the alternative's so pricy.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:24 pm

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Rated X wrote:Why did they have to make the paintjob so Hasbroish ? Couldnt they just keep it G1 like everything else from the MP line ?
How do you mean? Soundwave looks very G1 to me.

And Acid Storm has had two notable decos, and this one is a fair halfway point compromise between each.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Kapiko Customs » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:25 pm

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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Cyberpath » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:25 pm

Oh no, yellow eyes are a deal-breaker to me. :\

I was so looking forward to this one...

Hasbro did an impeccable job with MP-10's eyes, why did they drop the ball with MP-13's?

Is it absolutely its final look?
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Kapiko Customs » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:34 pm

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Yellow eyes? No problem! My trusty airbrush is already happily shaking with anticipation ! :grin:
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Bumblevivisector » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:35 pm

Rated X wrote:Why did they have to make the paintjob so Hasbroish ? Couldnt they just keep it G1 like everything else from the MP line ?

*AHEM* Considering this deco makes Soundwave accurate to not only the original toy, but the UK comics as well, Hasbro technically kept this more G1 than the takara MP, which was only accurate to the G1 cartoon. The abbreviations relevant to his kids, therefore, go without saying. ;)

Unless they worked in an eye-color-change feature, like MP Grimlock? Yeah, didn't think so. This is gonna' force me to get the Takara version down the road as well, since I love Soundwave so.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Seibertron » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:35 pm

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Cyberpath wrote:Oh no, yellow eyes are a deal-breaker to me. :\

I was so looking forward to this one...

Hasbro did an impeccable job with MP-10's eyes, why did they drop the ball with MP-13's?

Is it absolutely its final look?



Not sure ... I sent an email to Hasbro's PR company to see if they can confirm one way or another if he will have yellow (toy accurate) or red (cartoon accurate) eyes. I know a lot of you were hoping for red eyes.

I was hoping for yellow since I've got Takara Tomy's version. Kudos Hasbro!
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:40 pm

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Yeah, I'm okay with yellow eyes. I like red, but yellow's fine too. I loved Marvel UK Soundwave as a character and this toy will do nicely.

By comparison, Cartoon Soundwave was a hollow, empty shell of a character. :P
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Nemesis Destron » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:43 pm

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Oh c'mon guys, a much less expensive MP Soundwave and there is grumbling over the color of eyes? 8-} I simply see it as a true homage to the G1 and that's not bad.


What would be perfect is if there is a Grimlock gimmick and the eyes can switch color...just pure bad-ass! :VEHI:
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby #Sideways# » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:45 pm

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Well... I actually like this. It is pretty... Sweet looking. Kind of sad that there isn't any erosion on the wings like FrenzyRumble did. That thing looked sweet. But this is cool, too, especially since I like the character.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby kirbenvost » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:46 pm

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Already got the Takara Soundwave, but this looks cool too. Glad I got the red-eyed one. ;) I wouldn't be suprised if Hasbro skimps on silver paint though.

Acid Storm is and always has been an easy pass for me, I'm just not interested in the character. The digital camo looks kinda cool though.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby #Sideways# » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:48 pm

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Those eyes... I am not sure, but I think I... like the yellow eyes. Much more reminiscent of the original toy, however Soundwave has red eyes in the cartoon, which is what this is supposed to be an homage to. Either way, I really want this.

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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Megatron Wolf » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:52 pm

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ok after seeing these pictures im actually a little interested in acid storm, pricing will decide if i get it or not. And i really really really really want soundwave but im afraid of what the pice is going to be because of those stupid tapes, rather have had them sold separately so i could buy them a little at at time. Hope they relese the price soon so i can start saving, unless its ridiculously expensive then ill just go tell hasbro to shove it up their arse.
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Cyberpath » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:55 pm

Kapiko Customs wrote:Yellow eyes? No problem! My trusty airbrush is already happily shaking with anticipation ! :grin:
You're a brave man. I don't think I'd dare to attempt to touch-up a hundreds of monies worth of toy.

Since this figure was obviously sculpted after the cartoon model I think it should have had red eyes. Wasn't comic-SW purple most of the time anyway?
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Re: Toy Fair 2013 Coverage: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm Confirmed for Wide Release

Postby Rhinox23 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:08 pm

As everyone has already mentioned, the most notable difference are Soundwave's yellow eyes. However, it also seems to me that the "Rec/Batt" LED indicator is actually painted red. The Takara version (which I have) basically has red light piping but with no way for light to reach it from behind...making it look off all the time. Just as was the case between the Hasbro and Takara versions of MP Optimus' eyes, the Takara version is dead/off and Hasbro's is alive/on. It's surprising how little things like that make a difference, but hey, these are masterpiece figures after all! :lol:

I'm very happy to have my Takara MP Soundwave, but seeing as he's my favorite Decepticon I shall be springing for the Hasbro release too. I have held off on buying the Takara cassette minions because I knew Hasbro's was coming out with all 5. That right there is worth it to me! I'll likely display the Hasbro cassettes with the Takara MP Soundwave and get the best of both worlds! :D

Also, I hope for everyone's sake that the silver parts are actually painted silver and not a matte grey or just grey plastic! :-s
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