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BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece

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Friday, June 28th, 2013 8:17PM CDT

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From Hasbro's display case on the BotCon 2013 Dealer sales floor we have have images of the upcoming Toys"R"Us Transformers Masterpiece Exclusives for 2013! Soundwave comes with all five of minions Lazerbeak, Buzzsaw, Ravage, Frenzy, and Rumble, but that's not all! He also comes with an energon cube, alternate chest display, and all the accessories from the Takara Tomy release. Also in 2013 Acid Storm, a redeco of the new revised Seeker mold in green and digital camo. Click here for the full gallery.

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece

BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece
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Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498847)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 28th, 2013 @ 8:20pm CDT
Sooooooooooo much want for M.P soundwave :KREMZEEK: And i still say Acidrain is painted like a minecraft creeper :lol:
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498852)
Posted by xyl360 on June 28th, 2013 @ 8:23pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Sooooooooooo much want for M.P soundwave :KREMZEEK:

Get him, you won't be sorry. I have the Takara version and that mold is just epic.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498859)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 28th, 2013 @ 8:38pm CDT
Ditto everything awesome about Soundwave: They didn't let us down.

Y'know, just yesterday those new Raimakers got us talkin' about Universe vs. CHMS Acidstorm, and I realized that the only reason I like Universe Acid Storm is that despite his failure as a show-accurate Acid Storm, the blue on him makes him a passable "Slaughterhouse": Y'know, the Onslaught-colored Seeker in Five Faces of Darkness that Zobovor named and painted a PVC of for some fan-con. To me, a toy just isn't Acid Storm unless his green can blind the enemy, making him a valuable diversionary tactician, so that camo totally worked against him.

Well, I was gonna' just forget MP Acid Storm until I saw this pic: where he isn't camo, the green's just as blinding as it should be! And where there IS camo, it looks like digital puke! No, I mean that in a good way: now the Autobots will be blinded, AND repulsed, unable to shoot straight on any battlefield where he appears! All he needs is his buddy (casemate?) Soundwave to blare out every cover of "Fly Me to the Moon" used in Evangelion's end credits, and the 'Cons have won through psychological warfare!

I can't wait to get both these guys now!
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498865)
Posted by Henry921 on June 28th, 2013 @ 8:41pm CDT
Give me a price point and availability already! Tell me where I can preorder that Soundwave, Hasbro!
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498893)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 9:23pm CDT
Soundwave's gunna cause major butthurt to my wallet...

That Acid Storm is just gorgeous! Loving the digital camo on him, especially!
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498900)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 28th, 2013 @ 9:36pm CDT
I feel a sudden shift in the Takara-pre-ordering force... :lol:

Comes with Megatron gun and energon cube accessories?! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Super-glad I waited for the Hasbro version! :grin: Now comes the hard part of actually finding one of these in store... Unless TRU.com does a decent job of stocking it. But I'm betting the poachers kill enough of these beasts to put them on the endangered list! :shock:

I ordinarily pass on these MP TF's, but even that Acid Storm is tempting me... =P~
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498922)
Posted by megatronus on June 28th, 2013 @ 10:49pm CDT
I'm excited for Acid Storm & Soundwave. I have Takara Soundwave, but don't want to spend too much on cassettes. This Soundwave will remain in tape deck mode, Takara Soundwave will be rocking the red visor in robot mode, and the minions are a freaking bonus =P~

Acid Storm looks great - still crossing my fingers for a MP-11 style Skywarp, but I know how to bide my time.

The only thing that REALLY irks me is the mistransformed wings - ON THE PACKAGING! ARGGG.

You'd think that for the glamor shots, they'd bring in someone who could actually transform the damn thing. Sheesh. Anyone else annoyed by this??

:HEADHURTS:
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498940)
Posted by MenaceRX on June 28th, 2013 @ 11:23pm CDT
Does that say a July release for Soundwave at TRU on the little tag. Hard to see!
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498943)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 11:34pm CDT
MenaceRX wrote:Does that say a July release for Soundwave at TRU on the little tag. Hard to see!


Acid Storm's says "July '13".

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It would stand to reason that Soundwave will also see release around the projected date.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498946)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 28th, 2013 @ 11:44pm CDT
Those MP packaging are quite impressive looking. Looking at the awesomeness of SW reminds me of the debacle fans experienced ordering MP Optimus from TRU. I doubt things will run smoother this time around. :P :VEHI:
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498956)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:33am CDT
megatronus wrote:The only thing that REALLY irks me is the mistransformed wings - ON THE PACKAGING! ARGGG.

You'd think that for the glamor shots, they'd bring in someone who could actually transform the damn thing. Sheesh. Anyone else annoyed by this??

:HEADHURTS:


Hasbro. It's kind of a tradition to have fail product shots all the time, it seems. :lol:

Soundwave looks amazing. Hardly any different from the Takara one, just yellow eyes and the tape cases are clear instead of pink. I actually prefer the tape cases that way, but I'm quite happy with the red visor on my Takara one.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498961)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:39am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
megatronus wrote:The only thing that REALLY irks me is the mistransformed wings - ON THE PACKAGING! ARGGG.

You'd think that for the glamor shots, they'd bring in someone who could actually transform the damn thing. Sheesh. Anyone else annoyed by this??

:HEADHURTS:


Hasbro. It's kind of a tradition to have fail product shots all the time, it seems. :lol:


Then we have this one:

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Yes, this actually happened.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498964)
Posted by megatronus on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:43am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
megatronus wrote:The only thing that REALLY irks me is the mistransformed wings - ON THE PACKAGING! ARGGG.

You'd think that for the glamor shots, they'd bring in someone who could actually transform the damn thing. Sheesh. Anyone else annoyed by this??

:HEADHURTS:


Hasbro. It's kind of a tradition to have fail product shots all the time, it seems. :lol:


Then we have this one:

Image

Yes, this actually happened.


My virgin eyes!

#-o
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498990)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 29th, 2013 @ 2:15am CDT
so they have the release date but no price point, yeah that means it going to be really expensive(then add 20% cause its TRU). Just have to hope the scalpers cant afford all the Soundwaves cause im going to need some time to get the money for it. And it better not randomly break like my MP Rodimus did, still pissed about that.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1498999)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 29th, 2013 @ 2:27am CDT
*sighs* No pricepoint? Really? Grr.

I'll preorder it as soon as I can, or if the stores around me get it, I'll drive to go nab it. Oh heck yes, I will. Oh. Yes.

I can't imagine it'll be much more than $120.00 I realize he has all 5 cassettes and all of his Takara accessories, but he certainly doesn't have more plastic than Optimus. While it's true that the accessories and cassettes have complex moving parts, and the trailer is just a couple of fold down panels, basically... I'd have to imagine that the amount of plastic (especially in today's economy and the price of oil), can't be the same as Optimus, or if it is, it's certainly not over his by much.

I know TRU Australia wants $150.00 for it, but they're always more expensive. I can't imagine TRU would do the same here. I mean, Metroplex is $125.00 and he's 2 feet tall. If Soundwave is more than that, something ain't right here.

Oh and as for that release date? I wouldn't bank on that. They don't always come out when promised.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499001)
Posted by Burn on June 29th, 2013 @ 2:30am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:I know TRU Australia wants $150.00 for it, but they're always more expensive.


'cause they're wankers.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499399)
Posted by REMINATOR on June 29th, 2013 @ 10:48pm CDT
I am very impress with the accessories that will come with Hasbro Soundwave! Early speculation was like we'll lucky if we even get FRumble pile driver. Instead we get the whole 9 yard and even better :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499407)
Posted by Mkall on June 29th, 2013 @ 11:07pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
megatronus wrote:The only thing that REALLY irks me is the mistransformed wings - ON THE PACKAGING! ARGGG.

You'd think that for the glamor shots, they'd bring in someone who could actually transform the damn thing. Sheesh. Anyone else annoyed by this??

:HEADHURTS:


Hasbro. It's kind of a tradition to have fail product shots all the time, it seems. :lol:

It's not actually Hasbro that takes the pictures, it's their PR company. The same photographer who takes pics of the TFs also does GI Joe, MLP, Marvel-related stuff, Nerf and every other Hasbro product out there. Considering they're probably paid by the hour, they can't afford to fiddle with things to get them right.

Considering that these items we see are often the finalised prototype, shipped without instructions because they haven't been printed yet, I'm surprised that we see as many properly transformed figures that we do.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499420)
Posted by megatronus on June 29th, 2013 @ 11:56pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
megatronus wrote:The only thing that REALLY irks me is the mistransformed wings - ON THE PACKAGING! ARGGG.

You'd think that for the glamor shots, they'd bring in someone who could actually transform the damn thing. Sheesh. Anyone else annoyed by this??

:HEADHURTS:


Hasbro. It's kind of a tradition to have fail product shots all the time, it seems. :lol:

It's not actually Hasbro that takes the pictures, it's their PR company. The same photographer who takes pics of the TFs also does GI Joe, MLP, Marvel-related stuff, Nerf and every other Hasbro product out there. Considering they're probably paid by the hour, they can't afford to fiddle with things to get them right.

Considering that these items we see are often the finalised prototype, shipped without instructions because they haven't been printed yet, I'm surprised that we see as many properly transformed figures that we do.


Mkall, the optimist! :lol:
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499429)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 30th, 2013 @ 12:25am CDT
megatronus wrote:
Mkall wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
megatronus wrote:The only thing that REALLY irks me is the mistransformed wings - ON THE PACKAGING! ARGGG.

You'd think that for the glamor shots, they'd bring in someone who could actually transform the damn thing. Sheesh. Anyone else annoyed by this??

:HEADHURTS:


Hasbro. It's kind of a tradition to have fail product shots all the time, it seems. :lol:

It's not actually Hasbro that takes the pictures, it's their PR company. The same photographer who takes pics of the TFs also does GI Joe, MLP, Marvel-related stuff, Nerf and every other Hasbro product out there. Considering they're probably paid by the hour, they can't afford to fiddle with things to get them right.

Considering that these items we see are often the finalised prototype, shipped without instructions because they haven't been printed yet, I'm surprised that we see as many properly transformed figures that we do.


Mkall, the optimist! :lol:


Mkall, the honest. I'm betting he's right on this, through and through.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499438)
Posted by megatronus on June 30th, 2013 @ 12:55am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Mkall wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
megatronus wrote:The only thing that REALLY irks me is the mistransformed wings - ON THE PACKAGING! ARGGG.

You'd think that for the glamor shots, they'd bring in someone who could actually transform the damn thing. Sheesh. Anyone else annoyed by this??

:HEADHURTS:


Hasbro. It's kind of a tradition to have fail product shots all the time, it seems. :lol:

It's not actually Hasbro that takes the pictures, it's their PR company. The same photographer who takes pics of the TFs also does GI Joe, MLP, Marvel-related stuff, Nerf and every other Hasbro product out there. Considering they're probably paid by the hour, they can't afford to fiddle with things to get them right.

Considering that these items we see are often the finalised prototype, shipped without instructions because they haven't been printed yet, I'm surprised that we see as many properly transformed figures that we do.


Mkall, the optimist! :lol:


Mkall, the honest. I'm betting he's right on this, through and through.


I have no doubt Mkall's right. That's generally how things are done. It's more the benefit of the doubt he grants the PR company, and the "I'm surprised that we see as many properly transformed figures that we do" piece to which my optimism comment refers.

Just drives me nuts that they invest in the rebranding of the MPs, spend all this money in new packaging and photography, only to get it wrong. Oy.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499573)
Posted by Va'al on June 30th, 2013 @ 1:55pm CDT
I passed on MP Optimus Prime, even though he's still available at TRU.
Because I don't have the space for MPs. And the money to justify it.


But I highly doubt I will pass on MP Soundwave. The boxiness. The cassettes. The gun.
It's all so.. so.. superior.
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499587)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 30th, 2013 @ 2:31pm CDT
Va'al wrote:I passed on MP Optimus Prime, even though he's still available at TRU.


Not at my online TRU; the website still has Thundercracker up for grabs (might have to keep that in mind...), but Optimus is long gone.

But I highly doubt I will pass on MP Soundwave. The boxiness. The cassettes. The gun.
It's all so.. so.. superior.


You just had to make that joke, didn't you? :lol:
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499589)
Posted by Va'al on June 30th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:I passed on MP Optimus Prime, even though he's still available at TRU.


Not at my online TRU; the website still has Thundercracker up for grabs (might have to keep that in mind...), but Optimus is long gone.


There's five of them here at TRU Norwich (UK), in store. £99.99/~$150.

But I highly doubt I will pass on MP Soundwave. The boxiness. The cassettes. The gun.
It's all so.. so.. superior.


You just had to make that joke, didn't you? :lol:


Dang. You noticed. Image
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499605)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on June 30th, 2013 @ 3:37pm CDT
Soundwave and minions will be mine... Oh yes....
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499746)
Posted by megatronus on July 1st, 2013 @ 12:11am CDT
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:There's five of them here at TRU Norwich (UK), in store. £99.99/~$150


Think you're making a big mistake - MP-10 Optimus is boss, and the TRU version is arguably better than Takara's.

If those guys go on clearance, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to pick 'em up!
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1499780)
Posted by Va'al on July 1st, 2013 @ 4:48am CDT
megatronus wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:There's five of them here at TRU Norwich (UK), in store. £99.99/~$150


Think you're making a big mistake - MP-10 Optimus is boss, and the TRU version is arguably better than Takara's.

If those guys go on clearance, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to pick 'em up!



Well, yes. That is the idea!
It's just.. the space, the money, the size of it. But if the money factor is smaller, He'll definitely be joining the small shelf left in my room! :D
Re: BotCon 2013 Coverage: Transformers Masterpiece (1500192)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 2nd, 2013 @ 1:59pm CDT
Acid Storm truly is MP-01 after all.
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