-Kanrabat- wrote:KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:There is a reason why I am trying to stick with Takara/Takara Tomy, (...) when they debuted their Encore line, they made it the way it was made... With a few minor improvements. This version has me feel like safety regulations are more important than the adult fanbase it is made for.
So I am passing on both, but recommending Soundwave on grounds that he doesn't have any modifications that would make him look weird (...)
Just pointing out that not only the USA G1 Soundwave have his missile launcher deactivated (dont change the look but it kinda suck) He have that double-chest cassette compartment to accomodate his two cassettes minions at the same time. It dont really look bad, but it's not the same as the original.
Personally, I kinda like that bigger chest. It make Soundwave look less flat and more beefy. Unfortunately, my Laserbeak dont transform completely flat so him and Ravage cannot go inside at the same time.
Oh well, I'm still glad to have got that reissue in that trade. If I count everything, buying the toy he wanted (KO Battle Tanker), plus paying the shipping so I receive the KO, then, paying the shipping so I can send it to him, it ammounted me at around 64$ total. Not too shabby considering that Soundwave reeisue was going for more than 100$ not just a few weeks ago. The inportant thing is, I'm happy I got my Soundwave and my trade partner is very glad of his KO Battle Tanker. So glad, that I may buy one for myself.
The good and bad thing about these reissue, depending on what side of the fence you are on, is that they will become cheaper on Ebay and such. This will give that change to those who still dont have these molds to buy them at prices that will not make their wallets cry for mercy.
Honestly, every time I hear about the missiles, I think of the story on how the original mail-away Boba Fett was supposed to come with a missile that launches. But safety regulations made Kenner change that, and the only one made with said missile went for a huge chunk of money. And with your trade/acquisition, very nice!
Also, I will not buy my Transformers off eBay on account that I plan to submit all of my pieces to AFA. That, and my collection fall into categories (which excludes both "Variant" and "Commander (Supreme)"), are not based on Hasbro exclusives, and may allow me to explain to others why I decided to overlook my budget prior to obtaining it.
I'll explain that when I can find the time to start a post about my collection. Plus, it is also why I am recommending Soundwave, even though I think Soundblaster might be an equally good choice.