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In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

Transformers News: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 8:31AM CDT

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Japanese toy blogger Alfes 2010 has posted in-hand images of Takara Tomy's recently released Generations Voyagers TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster. We've mirrored a selection of his images below. Click the following links for his full galleries:

TG-13 Soundwave
TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster

In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473521)
Posted by Rated X on March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:52am CDT
Well they definitally look better without the yellow and light grey plastic. Now all we need is for someone to make him a proper G1 gun and some buttons like Blaster has to get rid of that stupid claw thing on his belly.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473522)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:57am CDT
Rated X wrote:Now all we need is for someone to make him a proper G1 gun and some buttons like Blaster has to get rid of that stupid claw thing on his belly.


I'm with you only on the gun thing. And that's saying an awful lot :lol:

The darker colors on Soundwave are really striking I must admit, but I'd still go for the Hasbro version for the sake of money.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473525)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 22nd, 2013 @ 9:22am CDT
Wow, it's amazing how a little different paint can make a toy pop SOOO well. The purple deco on the wheels, darker sparkle paint, less bright colors (yellow), etc. make these two look so much more game-like, darker, accurate, and adult. I'm so glad I opted to order them.

Agreed on the weapon and buttons... but eek. Looks like it's all pins holding that front panel on, unless I'm remembering wrong. Anyone have one handy to confirm? Either way, a 3rd party would have to redo at least the front panel to do new buttons, I think. Too bad. >:oP
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473533)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 22nd, 2013 @ 9:47am CDT
It's like day and night versions. :P

But in all seriousness, I find that the darker colors make them look drab, dull, and boring, almost like depressed Goth versions of their more lively Hasbro counterparts.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473537)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 22nd, 2013 @ 9:57am CDT
Ha ha! YES! Goth versions.

I guess I prefer those because of the game's dark lighting and nature. It' a little more gritty than the cartoons.

I do find a place in my collection for some bright colors on the ole G2/Euro shelf. Brighter the better.

:oops: <---- brighter!!!
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473541)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 22nd, 2013 @ 10:05am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Ha ha! YES! Goth versions.

I guess I prefer those because of the game's dark lighting and nature. It' a little more gritty than the cartoons.
Ironic since High Moon made it a point to make FOC a much brighter and vibrant looking game than its predecessor, with a much more colorful Cybertron and such. ;)
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473552)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 22nd, 2013 @ 10:38am CDT
Given, I am comparing those shadowy drains and abandoned ruins and derelict spaceships in the game... to the old G1 cartoon in my brain. That's always going to be pretty drastic. :-D
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473554)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 22nd, 2013 @ 10:42am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Given, I am comparing those shadowy drains and abandoned ruins and derelict spaceships in the game... to the old G1 cartoon in my brain. That's always going to be pretty drastic. :-D
Then again, G1 cartoon Cybertron was most just shades of dark gray and dark blue, as well. :P
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473568)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 22nd, 2013 @ 11:34am CDT
If Hasbro had used that color scheme for Soundwave, I would have bought him instead of Soundblaster.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473572)
Posted by JackStraw on March 22nd, 2013 @ 11:44am CDT
Darn, so much better, as usual. I really dislike the kiddie colored decos that Hasbro gives us.

G1 Soundwave is my favorite transformer. I have the Hasbro versions of this mold,and the only thing keeping me from getting these is the fact that I feel this mold is highly overrated. Not a fan at all of the pointy shoulders or the chest. And of course, the gimmick stinks.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473573)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 22nd, 2013 @ 11:48am CDT
I do like the matching purple energon glow on all these guys. It's a nice detail and theme running through the figures. All the tires look amazing across the Takara set. Makes me want to touch up all my Hasbro ones with some details.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473588)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 22nd, 2013 @ 1:03pm CDT
I like the hasbro version of soundblaster better but the others look like crap compared to takaras. The discs look like actual figures not just cheap knock offs & the coloring on Soundwave is far superior. Is it really so hard for hasbro to use darker color plastics? No extra paint required just use better plastic. I guess these crayola colored plastics are cheaper so thats why they use them all the time.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473589)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 22nd, 2013 @ 1:10pm CDT
I'm sure it has more to do with the audience... brighter colors sell better to kids, which is primarily the USA market.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473605)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 22nd, 2013 @ 2:48pm CDT
Why do people drool over these? Hasbro's versions are better than these.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473610)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 22nd, 2013 @ 3:17pm CDT
I could see you liking the brighter color choice... but there are like 1/2 the paint apps. None on the wheels, forehead, etc.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473614)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 22nd, 2013 @ 3:42pm CDT
IMO the Soundwave is just way too dark, but Soundblaster looks good. The darker colors really do improve the data discs though.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473617)
Posted by Blurrz on March 22nd, 2013 @ 3:58pm CDT
Those wheels look really nice..
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473620)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 22nd, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
I'm going to get the hasbro and takara... then arrange them from light to dark.

:-?
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473634)
Posted by RAcast on March 22nd, 2013 @ 5:08pm CDT
Hasbro's Soundwave looks better by miles, but I like Takara's Soundblaster.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473641)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 22nd, 2013 @ 5:24pm CDT
I do believe I'm slightly torn. :-?

Being a good little geewunner, I'm really digging the Takara version, but I think I'd be pretty happy with the Hasbro one. The only thing I really dislike about that one is the red and yellow.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1473691)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 22nd, 2013 @ 9:16pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I could see you liking the brighter color choice... but there are like 1/2 the paint apps. None on the wheels, forehead, etc.


Yeah, I know. The Hasbro versions have more paint apps.

Granted Takara's version is accurate to the game but man.......blah.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1474103)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 25th, 2013 @ 9:35am CDT
Whaaa? Hasbro versions never have MOAR paint apps. Takara's are always higher budget and more paint apps. (Anyone know any exceptions to this?)
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1474121)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on March 25th, 2013 @ 12:53pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Whaaa? Hasbro versions never have MOAR paint apps. Takara's are always higher budget and more paint apps. (Anyone know any exceptions to this?)


Generations preceptor the Hasbro version got the chrome treatment.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1474123)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 25th, 2013 @ 1:11pm CDT
Wow. Yeah, that's the only example I can think of. That must have been Takara Hasbro opposites day. :grin:
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1474158)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2013 @ 4:31pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Whaaa? Hasbro versions never have MOAR paint apps. Takara's are always higher budget and more paint apps.
And that's the case here. Takara gave them the more expensive super shiny and more game-accurate paint while forgoing some of the more spotty, random paint apps that Hasbro used. Then they added even more paint details like in the forehead crests.

Autobot Genocide wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:Whaaa? Hasbro versions never have MOAR paint apps. Takara's are always higher budget and more paint apps. (Anyone know any exceptions to this?)


Generations preceptor the Hasbro version got the chrome treatment.
gothsaurus wrote:Wow. Yeah, that's the only example I can think of. That must have been Takara Hasbro opposites day. :grin:
Reveal the Shield Perceptor may have had chrome, but United Perceptor was painted far more than Hasbro's. Just look at the altmodes. Hasbro's = plain, Takara's = colorful.

Though, an example of Hasbro toys having more paint than Takara's would be the entire Prime Arms Micron line from Takara vs. Hasbro's Prime Robots in Disguise line. :P
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1474172)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 25th, 2013 @ 5:01pm CDT
Thanks for the reminders! I KNEW there was something in the back of my head — the whole Prime line. Sure glad you're around, Sabrblade.
Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Generations TG-13 Soundwave and TG-14 Soundblaster (1474343)
Posted by xyl360 on March 26th, 2013 @ 9:04am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Thanks for the reminders! I KNEW there was something in the back of my head — the whole Prime line. Sure glad you're around, Sabrblade.

Yep, and thank GOODNESS they aren't doing those stickers or microns any more. Beast Hunters will be sticker free for Takara :)!

No more Hasbro PRiD/BH toys for me, Takara all the way 8) .

My entire BBTS list of preorders now officially consists of Takara and third party products, not a single Hasbro figure on preorder, and if things keep going the way they've been, it's going to remain that way permanently.
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