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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby YoungPrime » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:54 pm

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby Stormrider » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:01 pm

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Great detailed pics. Love the speakers in the arm. And the articulation with the shoulder.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:01 pm

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:43 pm

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So you have to cut out the two illustrations on the user manual and sandwich it between SW's chest and the transparent grid plate for the schematics gimmick?

I'd rather scan the two illustrations and print them out...or make some original ones.

I hate that, like MP-10, there's a space/gap between his fingers and the bottom of the gun, caused by the blocky forearm:

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It could have been remedied by redesigning the gun so that the trigger parts could be lowered a little when deployed, like the GU-11 gunpods for Yamato's 1/60 VF-1 toys:

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Overall, though, this is a kickass toy; can't wait for it to arrive at my hobby store.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby feeiq90 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:55 pm

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im guessing his thigh uses the joint like hasbro iron man figure..if u rotate the upper part,u can get a good range of motion for his leg...any confirmation on this?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:59 pm

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feeiq90 wrote:im guessing his thigh uses the joint like hasbro iron man figure..if u rotate the upper part,u can get a good range of motion for his leg...any confirmation on this?

I was getting the same impression. Not sure how it works with his buttons/cod-piece though.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby wewyllenium » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:18 pm

It's not a perfect box as I thought it would be.
It's not made in Vietnam.

Anyways. I'm still waiting for mine. I want to play with it. :D
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby User897 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:38 pm

I gotta say that Soundwave looks great overall. Too bad he's TOO GODDAMN EXPENSIVE and even though it's Soundwave, just not worth the expense that is expected to import it. Hasblo would be fools not to release this in the States, which means they won't. I'm so tired of being priced out of these damn things!
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby morphobots » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:45 pm

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:So you have to cut out the two illustrations on the user manual and sandwich it between SW's chest and the transparent grid plate for the schematics gimmick?


And that is probably my only gripe with this release. Although I agree it will be simple just to scan the manual or print out your own, you would think for the price of this thing Takara could have printed two little inserts.

And I believe it has the MP-10 hand issue because it uses the same hands. That was posted under the video review.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:26 am

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:So you have to cut out the two illustrations on the user manual and sandwich it between SW's chest and the transparent grid plate for the schematics gimmick?


And that is probably my only gripe with this release. Although I agree it will be simple just to scan the manual or print out your own, you would think for the price of this thing Takara could have printed two little inserts.

And I believe it has the MP-10 hand issue because it uses the same hands. That was posted under the video review.


Yeah, at the price this is going for, a couple of translucent inserts are well within reason.

As for the hands, there's no getting around it unless Takara went back to using the old designs with articulated thumbs. But as I mentioned earlier, allowing the trigger mechanism to lower down to the fingers when deployed will solve the issue. It shouldn't be that much of a problem as Soundwave's gun has a similar conversion as the GU-11 gun pods for the Yamato 1/60 VF-1's.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby President-prime » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:48 am

Not very impressed with this soundwave. I think it's too simplistic in robot form. Its just a bigger version of the originaln or reissue soundwave. Not enough "ahhhh"'to render 200 bucks for it. Laser dam is nice. But looking at te pictures, the original tapes look awesome. New masterpiece tapes too expensive to replace old ones. Ill keep my old ones. Ill wait for Hasbro's on all these masterpieces
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby Mykltron » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:36 am

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Does that gun arm thing exist in fiction? I don't remember it.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby Sinnertwin » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:44 am

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Mykltron wrote:Does that gun arm thing exist in fiction? I don't remember it.


It did for all of 1/2 a second in the G1 cartoon. I'm struggling to remember the episode myself. Anybody?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby AutoBorst » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:07 am

President-prime wrote:Not very impressed with this soundwave. I think it's too simplistic in robot form. Its just a bigger version of the originaln or reissue soundwave. Not enough "ahhhh"'to render 200 bucks for it. Laser dam is nice. But looking at te pictures, the original tapes look awesome. New masterpiece tapes too expensive to replace old ones. Ill keep my old ones. Ill wait for Hasbro's on all these masterpieces



Not sure what else you would expect from this toy. Of course it's a larger version of the original, that's what all the other MP's have been before him. The transformation is slightly more involved but not too complicated that you risk breaking parts off.

I think the combination of having him store 3 cassettes, weapon storage, generous articulation, Megatron's alt-mode and a clip-on weapon, an energon cube AND Laserbeak is more than enough "Ahhh" to make me more than happy.

I think you're expectations are too high, just like the price tag. And speaking of, what price is this figure going for in Japan? Probably the same as the otherMP releases - around $100-$130.00. The $200.00 price tag everyone is complaining about is part import price and part retailer mark-up. Anytime you import an item from overseas you're going to pay higher prices. They charge that kind of price because fanatical collectors will pay it. :HEADHURTS:
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby morphobots » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:19 am

Sinnertwin wrote:
Mykltron wrote:Does that gun arm thing exist in fiction? I don't remember it.


It did for all of 1/2 a second in the G1 cartoon. I'm struggling to remember the episode myself. Anybody?


For the fifth time since we first saw pics many moons ago, the epsiode was "Fire on the Mountain." It's a scanner Soundwave used to find the geothermal vent under the pyramid.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby President-prime » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:39 am

I dont agree with you on that all masterpices are Bigger versions of their g1 counterpart, except for sideswipe and red alert so far. the earlier optimus modes, megatron, and the seeker jets have clearly been modifies in their transformations and look that they Are g1 figures but different enough where they look "aahhhhh". Look at Optimus' transformations. You don't just flip the hands in and pull the legs back. It is folded in and are extremely complicated in their alternate mold. Same for keystrokes and Magnus and seekers. I did expect a little modification on Soundwave. Not complaining, any masterpiece is appreciated. Price wise, I think it's ok, just not for a simplistic transformers that are bigger versions of the same toy. That's why I didn't get sideswipe nor red alert. They look to similar to their g- toy. No major upgrades
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby User897 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:28 am

President-prime wrote:They look too similar to their g-1 toy. No major upgrades


Um....

And the "Dude, get your eyeglasses prescription checked!" award goes to....
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby jindrak » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:59 am

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MP Soundwave is being listed as "In Stock" On BBTS. So close now fellows, so CLOSE!
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby President-prime » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:20 pm

@user897. Wtf was that comment about, glasses? I'm offended. I comment, you comment, we comment. Don't attack me if you don't like what I say. Don't like it, log off!
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:28 pm

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Unless we're at a misunderstanding here, he has a point. You won't buy Sideswipe or Red Alert because they're too close to their G1 toys? Well, that's kind of what they're supposed to do. Take a G1 character and give them advanced articulation for better poses than the likes of Classics or the G1 figures themselves.

He wasn't attacking you either. It's sarcasm, as in meant to be taken as a joke.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby AutobotTrainer » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:03 pm

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Maybe even my coveted Animated Arcee TRU exclusive, MOC...

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby Rhinox23 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:06 pm

jindrak wrote:MP Soundwave is being listed as "In Stock" On BBTS. So close now fellows, so CLOSE!


Holy crap! You're right! I preordered mine from TFSource though, but I hope this means they'll be shipping him VERY soon! Has anybody got an in stock or shipment notice from either yet?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby morphobots » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:15 pm

Rhinox23 wrote:
jindrak wrote:MP Soundwave is being listed as "In Stock" On BBTS. So close now fellows, so CLOSE!


Holy crap! You're right! I preordered mine from TFSource though, but I hope this means they'll be shipping him VERY soon! Has anybody got an in stock or shipment notice from either yet?


Received notice from BBTS this morning, saw it 3 minutes ago, and shipped my PoL two mintues ago. But I think my fingers cramped from typing my password at lightspeed.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby Bubbah » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:22 pm

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morphobots wrote:
Rhinox23 wrote:
jindrak wrote:MP Soundwave is being listed as "In Stock" On BBTS. So close now fellows, so CLOSE!


Holy crap! You're right! I preordered mine from TFSource though, but I hope this means they'll be shipping him VERY soon! Has anybody got an in stock or shipment notice from either yet?


Received notice from BBTS this morning, saw it 3 minutes ago, and shipped my PoL two mintues ago. But I think my fingers cramped from typing my password at lightspeed.

Same here, just got my email a lil bit ago that BBTS is processing my order because Soundwave has arrived! :KREMZEEK:
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave

Postby duo_maxwell_1017 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:35 pm

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Wow soundwave has arrived two days early for BBTS. Hopefully TF Source gets theirs today or tomorrow so I can get mine. I pre ordered Soundwave back in August 21st. So I've been waiting a long time!! Also glad that I locked Soundwave in at the $169.95 price tag!!
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