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Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby El Duque » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:46 am

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Take this with the usual grain of salt until we receive more official confirmation, but word reaches us from the Australian fansite Ozformers that Hasbro versions of Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm are on the way. Ozformers member Ultra Mackness contacted Hasbro Australia customer regarding the possible release of Masterpiece Soundwave and received the reply found below. According to the rep Hasbro is planning to release Masterpiece Soundwave through Toys"R"Us in July. After receiving this information Ozformers member griffin contacted Toys"R"Us to see if any other Masterpiece figures were listed in their system, and they replied with Acidstorm. If these turn out to be accurate they would likely both also be released Stateside.

Ozformer's Ultra Mackness wrote:Okay so to help me make a decision about whether I give Takara my cash for MP Soundwave, I decided to email Hasbro about whether there will be a Hasbro release of MPSW or not and just got this reply:

Hi Michael, I am sorry for the delay in responding. I have checked with a colleague who specializes in Transformers. He has confirmed that the Masterpiece Soundwave line will be sold in Australia through Toys-R-Us, but not until July 2013. They are expected to sell in Toys-R-Us from July to September. Kind regards, Hasbro Consumer Services
T: 1-300-138-697 - custservau@hasbro.com
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Ozformer's griffin wrote:As mentioned in the Hasbro MP Soundwave topic (which is now confirmed to be coming out in mid-2013), I asked ToysRUs if any more Masterpiece toys are in their system, hoping it was Sideswipe.... but no, a different Masterpiece toy by Hasbro is coming to ToysRUs at the same time as Soundwave.....


Acid Storm.
A green Starscream redeco, to add to the Masterpiece seeker squadron.

Priced at AU$100, it is $20 more than Thundercracker... so could have a similar price increase in America.


Considering how many Masterpiece toys are coming out of Japan at the moment, I was not expecting Hasbro to release one that Japan hasn't done (yet).
Acid Storm was a classic-verse toy/character that didn't get released in Japan either, so maybe this MP toy is a Hasbro exclusive as well.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:08 am

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Bring it. So far, Soundwave is the best mold of the MP line after Grimlock.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby robofreak » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:35 am

This seems pretty quick. I was thinking Sideswipe would hit first.

Also seems weird that a customer service rep would just give out this kind of info.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Arctorro » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:10 am

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robofreak wrote:Also seems weird that a customer service rep would just give out this kind of info.

We Aussies are a friendly laid-back lot :P
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Sinnertwin » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:06 am

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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Megatronsdemise666 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:16 am

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I hope this doesn't mean a MP-11 starscream won't come out here in the U.S.

I just don't get why Hasbro would bother with a character that isn't really all that popular.
I wonder if they would release a sunstorm, if this is true.



I am excited about soundwave!!!
You think hasbro would give us laserbeak and ravage? as opposed to takaras soundwave. Which just comes with laserbeak.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Megatronsdemise666 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:19 am

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I hope this doesn't mean a MP-11 starscream won't come out here in the U.S.

I just don't get why Hasbro would bother with a character that isn't really all that popular.
I wonder if they would release a sunstorm, if this is true.



I am excited about soundwave!!!
You think hasbro would give us laserbeak and ravage? as opposed to takaras soundwave. Which just comes with laserbeak.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby tf459 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:31 am

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I went ahead and bought the takara version before the price change and it was the best choice i could possibly make. Sure the U.S. was gonna get it but japan seems to not have something that we have and thats SCALPERS. Folks are gonna waste a bunch of gas for this guy and most will end up paying as much as i did and thats what is sad about this when it should be a good day for such an awesome figure to be coming stateside.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:32 am

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It doesn't seem too odd to me. Soundwave is a bit more popular than sideswipe.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby AutoBorst » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:06 am

MP Soundwave in July? Sounds like my predictions of a SDCC exclusive might just be true then. Awesome.

Acid Storm I can care less about, I'm done with MP Seekers unless I can score myself a Ghost Starscream some day.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby optimuscarlos » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:27 am

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That's nice, Takara's soundwave is overpriced.
If it only have some nice diecast parts, but for a hollow, light weight piece of plastic that only comes with one cassette, I was thinking really hard on giving up my money or let it pass.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby duo_maxwell_1017 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:52 am

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Yea good luck trying to find a US MP Soundwave in stores... I think what happened with the MP-10 will happen with Soundwave, short supplies, insane mark ups, and scalpers driving collectors insane with secondary market prices. Yea good luck to those trying to get the US MP Soundwave. (your gonna need it.)
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:20 am

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So soon after the Takara one? That's surprising... but yeah, judging by how hard it was to find Hasbro MP-10, I'm glad I'm getting Takara's.

Acid Storm... if it's true, what a waste.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:20 am

I'm super-psyched about Soundwave, since I want him badly but don't want to pay import price.

I couldn't care less about Acid Storm. Masterpieces are too expensive for me to buy many of, and since I already have Thundercracker, I have no desire to spend another $80 on a repaint of the same mold.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:23 am

duo_maxwell_1017 wrote:Yea good luck trying to find a US MP Soundwave in stores... I think what happened with the MP-10 will happen with Soundwave, short supplies, insane mark ups, and scalpers driving collectors insane with secondary market prices. Yea good luck to those trying to get the US MP Soundwave. (your gonna need it.)


Why do you assume that? Yes, they screwed up distribution of the new MP Optimus, but Thundercracker has not been hard to find, and past Masterpieces like Rodimus and Grimlock were in plentiful supply. OP seems to be the exception, so I'm not sure why you would assume that to be the standard.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Kibble » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:38 am

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Can only hope the Acid Storm news is untrue as that would likely kill any chance of a Hasbro Skywarp. Can't imagine Acid Storm moving a ton of units...would probably make Walmart Skywarp look like a best-seller.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Lango7 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:44 am

Thought I would share my experience finding Hasbro’s version of MP 10. Hopefully it gives some hope to people, since the topic is flooded with pessimists. Back in September I missed the first preorder and I was pissed, because I saw how quickly those preorders wound up on eBay. That made me determined not to buy from a scalper on eBay. I decided to start following the sightings forum on Seibertron. Once I heard Prime was in stores, I started calling. After a week I found three. The first one the guy at TRU would not hold it for me, not sure why (he was kind of an ass on phone.) The two other stores were willing to hold him for a few days. Once I picked one up (100+tax) I released the other one. For a few weeks I checked back on TRU’s site and saw that Prime was restocked a few more times. I even posted it to Seibertron to let people know. In December I saw 3 more in stores. Of course my TRU had marked them up to 149 by then, but it was still cheaper than a scalper. Anyway, the point is you just have to spend a little leg time to find what you want at the price you want. My advice is to just call around or check the site regularly. With a little patience and persistence you will be able to find Soundwave.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:47 am

Kibble wrote:Can only hope the Acid Storm news is untrue as that would likely kill any chance of a Hasbro Skywarp.


There already is/was a Hasbro MP Skywarp. Did you think they were going to make another so soon?
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby TimothyR » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:12 pm

Lango7 wrote:Thought I would share my experience finding Hasbro’s version of MP 10. Hopefully it gives some hope to people, since the topic is flooded with pessimists. Back in September I missed the first preorder and I was pissed, because I saw how quickly those preorders wound up on eBay. That made me determined not to buy from a scalper on eBay. I decided to start following the sightings forum on Seibertron. Once I heard Prime was in stores, I started calling. After a week I found three. The first one the guy at TRU would not hold it for me, not sure why (he was kind of an ass on phone.) The two other stores were willing to hold him for a few days. Once I picked one up (100+tax) I released the other one. For a few weeks I checked back on TRU’s site and saw that Prime was restocked a few more times. I even posted it to Seibertron to let people know. In December I saw 3 more in stores. Of course my TRU had marked them up to 149 by then, but it was still cheaper than a scalper. Anyway, the point is you just have to spend a little leg time to find what you want at the price you want. My advice is to just call around or check the site regularly. With a little patience and persistence you will be able to find Soundwave.


none of that should be necessary. that seems like a whole lot of hassle to me.

i preordered my soundwave from bbts when it was first put up for preorder, so my order came to $169 with shipping and everything. i'm sure hasbro will release it at $80 or so.. probably more if you consider how high their prices have been rising so quickly. so spending the extra $70 to have it 6 or 7 months early, and the peace of mind of knowing i wont have worry about beating a scalper to a store or having to call each toys r us in my area a bunch of times in the morning is well worth it to me.

but hey, more power to the people who want to save their money but waste their time. lol kidding.

i'm also curious to see how different soundwave will look.. if at all.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby RodimalToyota » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:17 pm

Soundwave, duh, hence why I didn't shell out 200$ for one.
and just because the AU get's a 20$ increase, doesn't mean we will.
This will be less the MP-10 at TRU.

Acid Storm? bitching, out of left field, and a different seeker for once.
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Holy hell this year is MP driven for sure.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:28 pm

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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.
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Delicon » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:41 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:Soundwave, duh, hence why I didn't shell out 200$ for one.
and just because the AU get's a 20$ increase, doesn't mean we will.
This will be less the MP-10 at TRU.

Acid Storm? bitching, out of left field, and a different seeker for once.
I'm cool.

Holy hell this year is MP driven for sure.
Good thing, because Beast Hunters is garbage, and I don't want to get bored.


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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Postby Kibble » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:44 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:There already is/was a Hasbro MP Skywarp. Did you think they were going to make another so soon?


Did I think they were going to so soon? No.
Did I think Hasbro of all people were ever going to do Acid Storm? No.
Do I want a(n) MP-11 mold of Skywarp? Yes.
Do I give give two shits about MP Acid Storm? No.
Do I expect enough other people to to make it a success? No.
Potentially ruining the possibility of a(n) MP-11 Skywarp? Yes.
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