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Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back

Transformers News: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back

Friday, November 9th, 2012 8:40PM CST

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Cybergundam Blog has reported that TakaraTomy has delayed the Japanese domestic release for MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus both by about a month. Originally planned for release on December 15 this year, Masterpiece Soundwave and his pal, Laserbeak, have been moved to January 26, 2013. Slated for release in February, the venerated Fortress Maximus will now be released on March 30, 2013. Expect pre-orders at our site sponsors to be moved back.

Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back

Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back

Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back

Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back
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Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438752)
Posted by Arctorro on November 9th, 2012 @ 8:50pm CST
Soundwave was going to be my Christmas present to myself, but some extra saving time is good as well, so not too worried.

Edit: BBTS has updated Soundwave.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438753)
Posted by megatronus on November 9th, 2012 @ 9:01pm CST
Sigh.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438756)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 9th, 2012 @ 9:09pm CST
Yeah, I too REALLY need time to save up for these guys, so I'm fine with this.

I do sympathize with everyone who wanted 'em ASAP, and hope this isn't due to potential QC issues.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438764)
Posted by xyl360 on November 9th, 2012 @ 9:27pm CST
I'm a bit disappointed in not getting Soundwave as soon (I was REALLY looking forward to him), but at the same time, with so many things I've got on preorder for November and December, this will help a lot to give my wallet a bit of a break.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438774)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on November 9th, 2012 @ 9:42pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Yeah, I too REALLY need time to save up for these guys, so I'm fine with this.

I do sympathize with everyone who wanted 'em ASAP, and hope this isn't due to potential QC issues.



Ditto! But this won't bug me one bit, it's only postponing the envitable of making Fortress Max mine...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438775)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on November 9th, 2012 @ 9:48pm CST
Yes! It is a sign for me to have more time saving up for fort max. :D haha.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438784)
Posted by mongrel on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:25pm CST
Maybe this means that some of the feedback about paint QC on Lambor actually DID make it to somebody in management. Here's to hoping the delay means a respectable quality Masterpiece fig.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438787)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:38pm CST
I am guessing that unless the "early bird" option was a means to getting it a month early, I will be getting mine in April. Fine by me, since I am both reorganizing the way I collect and what series I hope to collect. :-B

Plus, seeing how I passed on "Masterpiece" Soundwave for "Encore" Soundblaster, I think I will use that money to get "GT" Star Saber. That, and "Gutto" Ginrai if somebody here thinks it is worth owning. :-?

gavinfuzzy wrote:Yes! It is a sign for me to have more time saving up for fort max. :D haha.


I seriously hope you get it, dude. From the translations I have done, both e-HOBBY and Toy Hobby have listed this as a 25th anniversary-based limited release. So unless they were offering a limited "early bird" release, try to preorder it soon. Because this might see the fate that Predaking's first reissue faced.

So my hope with him is that you will be :KREMZEEK: and neither :BANG_HEAD: and/or :sad: in the end. ;)^
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438790)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:47pm CST
I'd rather see a delayed arrival with decent QC than a rushed shipment that arrives with piss-poor paint jobs.

Besides, I could always use some more time to save up on my fig funds.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438796)
Posted by omega666 on November 9th, 2012 @ 11:23pm CST
I am ok with this. Give my wallet a chance to rest.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438810)
Posted by zodconvoy on November 10th, 2012 @ 1:53am CST
I'm so glad to have the extra month! While if I were getting MP Soundwave for Christmas I'd be pissed but there was no way to have funding ready for it and do Christmas presents.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438815)
Posted by zebanshee on November 10th, 2012 @ 2:33am CST
Arctorro wrote:Soundwave was going to be my Christmas present to myself, but some extra saving time is good as well, so not too worried.


funny thing is i was going to do the same but now i get to make it a birthday gift to myself since it comes out the same day :KREMZEEK: :CON: :grin: :lol:
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438819)
Posted by RhA on November 10th, 2012 @ 2:45am CST
My wallet can rest easy for now.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438825)
Posted by CBratetron on November 10th, 2012 @ 3:43am CST
The same as everyone else in this topic, my wallet is glad for the temporary stay of execution but I wonder.

Does this mean MP-15 & 16 (the cassettes) are also pushed back?
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438828)
Posted by Anonymous on November 10th, 2012 @ 4:06am CST
For once I'm happy a toy (fort max) is late. I sure could use the extra saving time with all the awesome stuff Mr. Takara has been giving us these last few months.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438831)
Posted by Anonymous on November 10th, 2012 @ 4:41am CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:I seriously hope you get it, dude. From the translations I have done, both e-HOBBY and Toy Hobby have listed this as a 25th anniversary-based limited release. So unless they were offering a limited "early bird" release, try to preorder it soon. Because this might see the fate that Predaking's first reissue faced.

So my hope with him is that you will be :KREMZEEK: and neither :BANG_HEAD: and/or :sad: in the end. ;)^


Kuma, did they say anything else about any other potential 25th anniversary masterforce releases?
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438834)
Posted by alldarker on November 10th, 2012 @ 4:45am CST
Darn... Paid for Fortress Maximus already (through Anime-Export). Ah well, I can wait. Living in Europe, and getting him directly from Japan means I'm probably getting him quite a bit earlier than the (regular) BBTS orders would arrive here anyhow.

Soundwave is more annoying, because he's my current PoL hold-up... And that's a PoL which still contains my Encore Sounblaster and Twincast! But there, the delay in paying for that arriving pre-order is indeed a plus during the expensive holiday season.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438843)
Posted by Arctorro on November 10th, 2012 @ 6:27am CST
zebanshee wrote:
Arctorro wrote:Soundwave was going to be my Christmas present to myself, but some extra saving time is good as well, so not too worried.


funny thing is i was going to do the same but now i get to make it a birthday gift to myself since it comes out the same day :KREMZEEK: :CON: :grin: :lol:


lol Nice! The new release date is about three weeks early to be a birthday present for me #-o :D
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438844)
Posted by Xephon0930 on November 10th, 2012 @ 6:27am CST
I didn't have enough money at this moment to begin with so no worries.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438871)
Posted by Hotrodimust on November 10th, 2012 @ 10:19am CST
Ya it kinda sucks we have to wait a little longer but like everyone else I can save some more cash. Because the MP line Prime line FOC/Generations line and a bunch of 3rd party have had my wallet doing magic tricks with my money and only the disappearing act no reappearing lol.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438900)
Posted by NTESHFT on November 10th, 2012 @ 11:26am CST
I think i can speak for the greater % of collectors when i say "Thank you, Takara!"
This gives me a chance at saving the money so my wallet won't pull the trigger. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438912)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 10th, 2012 @ 12:05pm CST
Duno if I should be glad or dissapointed.

After spending 95% of my time getting cash for Halo 4, I guess a little reward for my hard work could be paid in the form of MP Soundwave... :grin:
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438914)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 10th, 2012 @ 12:13pm CST
Well, I'm kinda disappointed it won't be out in time for Christmas, but I planned on asking for it as my gift from my girlfriend so I'm sure she'll be glad to wait awhile.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438918)
Posted by Diem on November 10th, 2012 @ 12:43pm CST
Takara can keep pushing it back as far as I'm concerned.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438931)
Posted by XDMan on November 10th, 2012 @ 1:27pm CST
Well, at least we get to save more money, unlike FOC which it gets reversed one week.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438932)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 10th, 2012 @ 1:30pm CST
Breakdown 2099 wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:I seriously hope you get it, dude. From the translations I have done, both e-HOBBY and Toy Hobby have listed this as a 25th anniversary-based limited release. So unless they were offering a limited "early bird" release, try to preorder it soon. Because this might see the fate that Predaking's first reissue faced.

So my hope with him is that you will be :KREMZEEK: and neither :BANG_HEAD: and/or :sad: in the end. ;)^


Kuma, did they say anything else about any other potential 25th anniversary masterforce releases?


Sadly no. :-( As we speak, Fortress Maximus is the only anniversary piece on account that it was their first exclusive series and it debuted in 1987. However, we might see a Pretender figure be offered as a "Generations 2013" exclusive. :PRAY:

Besides, if they did, I would love to see them reissue Metalhawk, Lightfoot, Super Ginrai, God Ginrai, and Grand Maximus (as an exclusive reissue). :DANCE: But I also hope they'll reissue Stepper and Artfire within the Encore line before they do. =P~
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1438935)
Posted by Cliff Jumper on November 10th, 2012 @ 1:40pm CST
Been waiting since '88 to get Fort Max another month won't kill me... :BOOM:
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1439034)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on November 10th, 2012 @ 8:43pm CST
Simply more time for me to save up for them. ;)
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1439038)
Posted by SentinelA on November 10th, 2012 @ 8:56pm CST
Booo! :sad: I was looking forward to getting Soundwave for Christmas!
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1439041)
Posted by Trikeboy on November 10th, 2012 @ 9:27pm CST
For those of us who already paid for Soundwave this is a pain in the ass.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1439108)
Posted by Anonymous on November 11th, 2012 @ 4:52am CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Sadly no. :-( As we speak, Fortress Maximus is the only anniversary piece on account that it was their first exclusive series and it debuted in 1987. However, we might see a Pretender figure be offered as a "Generations 2013" exclusive. :PRAY:

Besides, if they did, I would love to see them reissue Metalhawk, Lightfoot, Super Ginrai, God Ginrai, and Grand Maximus (as an exclusive reissue). :DANCE: But I also hope they'll reissue Stepper and Artfire within the Encore line before they do. =P~

Thanks Kuma, I was hoping that Fort would've ushered in a release of Headmasters etc
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1439109)
Posted by Mykltron on November 11th, 2012 @ 5:00am CST
Gosh. I . Did. Not. See. This. Coming.

Only the other day when someone told me I should buy him for myself for my birthday in I said he wouldn't arrive in time.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1439129)
Posted by zappatton2 on November 11th, 2012 @ 7:36am CST
Re. Soundwave, in Homer voice, "extra month? But I want him now!" Yeah, I see the saving up argument, but seeing as how I've already pre-ordered Soundwave and Fort Max, I'd kinda like to get the fiscal pain over with as soon as possible. That said, particularly with Soundwave, if the issue is indeed one of ensuring all QC issues get sorted out prior to release, then take all the time you need Takara!

Only thing that makes me sad, I am already salivating with Pavlovian fervor for the next MP reveal, this may put it off by a bit.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1439150)
Posted by MGrotusque on November 11th, 2012 @ 9:57am CST
Kinda bummed about the delay. I would really like that soundwave as fast as possible. I at least have the FP Deluxe Insecticons coming around holiday time to tide me over.
But i agree that if a wait on SW translates into better QC than (if that actually is the case) how could i argue.
Re: Delayed! MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave and Encore 23 Fortress Maximus Moved Back (1439267)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 11th, 2012 @ 10:31pm CST
Breakdown 2099 wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Sadly no. :-( As we speak, Fortress Maximus is the only anniversary piece on account that it was their first exclusive series and it debuted in 1987. However, we might see a Pretender figure be offered as a "Generations 2013" exclusive. :PRAY:

Besides, if they did, I would love to see them reissue Metalhawk, Lightfoot, Super Ginrai, God Ginrai, and Grand Maximus (as an exclusive reissue). :DANCE: But I also hope they'll reissue Stepper and Artfire within the Encore line before they do. =P~

Thanks Kuma, I was hoping that Fort would've ushered in a release of Headmasters etc


You and me both. Quite honestly, up to this point, I had a huge wishlist that included Headmasters, Targetmasters, Pretenders, and a few others. But right now, I'm hoping that they will do something related to the Pretenders line as an exclusive for the Generations 2013 book. :PRAY:

Besides, I am not ruling out any thoughts of them doing a revival of a new Headmasters line. That, and I am hoping they will do something for the Pretenders line. ;) Even though I feel bad for those who paid an extra $40 for the early bird option. :-(
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