Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Transformers News: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 12:47AM CST

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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
HASBRO AUSTRALIA LIMITED: ABN: 69 004 348 565


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.
Credit(s): Ozformers members Ultra Mackness and griffin
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Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459339)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 30th, 2013 @ 1:08am CST
Bring it. So far, Soundwave is the best mold of the MP line after Grimlock.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459344)
Posted by robofreak on January 30th, 2013 @ 1:35am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459350)
Posted by Arctorro on January 30th, 2013 @ 2:10am CST
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
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459356)
Posted by Sinnertwin on January 30th, 2013 @ 3:06am CST
Acid Storm, 'ey? Took them long enough
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459357)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on January 30th, 2013 @ 3:16am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459358)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on January 30th, 2013 @ 3:19am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459360)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on January 30th, 2013 @ 3:22am CST
Does someone know why my posts are getting doubled?

Sorry it just bugs me
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459382)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:07am CST


Now we wait for Toy Fair to see what else will make me react like the guy in the gif.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459392)
Posted by tf459 on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:31am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459393)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 30th, 2013 @ 6:32am CST
robofreak wrote:This seems pretty quick. I was thinking Sideswipe would hit first.

It doesn't seem too odd to me. Soundwave is a bit more popular than sideswipe.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459418)
Posted by AutoBorst on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:06am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459423)
Posted by optimuscarlos on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:27am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459426)
Posted by duo_maxwell_1017 on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:52am CST
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.)
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459435)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 30th, 2013 @ 9:20am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459457)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 30th, 2013 @ 10:20am CST
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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Posted by GuyIncognito on January 30th, 2013 @ 10:23am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459463)
Posted by Kibble on January 30th, 2013 @ 10:38am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459465)
Posted by Lango7 on January 30th, 2013 @ 10:44am CST
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.
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459479)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 30th, 2013 @ 11:47am CST
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?
Re: Rumor: Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acidstorm (1459499)
Posted by TimothyR on January 30th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CST
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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