New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat

Transformers News: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat

Monday, March 17th, 2014 12:25PM CDT

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Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui has taken to his twitter account to give a look at the soon to be released Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat. Online retailers are expecting this set to arrive later this month, for now enjoy the image mirrored below:

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Credit(s): Shogo Hasui
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Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558155)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:34pm CDT
Can't wait for Ratbat and his Soundwave repaint accessory!! :grin:
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558157)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:37pm CDT
They both look really good. Like, really really good.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558160)
Posted by megatronus on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CDT
That Soundblaster is beautiful. Can't wait for Ratbat!
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558166)
Posted by Joetx on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:48pm CDT
So unlike G1 Soundblaster, who was more than a recolor of G1 Soundwave, MP Soundblaster is just a recolor of MP Soundwave, right?
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558170)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:57pm CDT
Joetx wrote:So unlike G1 Soundblaster, who was more than a recolor of G1 Soundwave, MP Soundblaster is just a recolor of MP Soundwave, right?
No, his chest door has been altered to jut out more, like the G1 toy.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558174)
Posted by megatronus on March 17th, 2014 @ 1:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Joetx wrote:So unlike G1 Soundblaster, who was more than a recolor of G1 Soundwave, MP Soundblaster is just a recolor of MP Soundwave, right?
No, his chest door has been altered to jut out more, like the G1 toy.

I didn't realize that - well played, Takara. That's a really nice touch.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558206)
Posted by Joetx on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:07pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Joetx wrote:So unlike G1 Soundblaster, who was more than a recolor of G1 Soundwave, MP Soundblaster is just a recolor of MP Soundwave, right?
No, his chest door has been altered to jut out more, like the G1 toy.


Does that mean he's able to carry 1 more cassette than MP Soundwave?
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558212)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:22pm CDT
Joetx wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Joetx wrote:So unlike G1 Soundblaster, who was more than a recolor of G1 Soundwave, MP Soundblaster is just a recolor of MP Soundwave, right?
No, his chest door has been altered to jut out more, like the G1 toy.


Does that mean he's able to carry 1 more cassette than MP Soundwave?
Probably not. The door's just probably thicker.

Though, between Soundwave and Soundblaster, both them together would be able to fully store all six cassettes at once, with each of them containing three. :D
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558303)
Posted by Economus Prime on March 17th, 2014 @ 6:00pm CDT
Shouldn't the title say MP-13B Soundblaster?
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558307)
Posted by Rated X on March 17th, 2014 @ 6:18pm CDT
On the extended cassette door: It seems pretty stupid to replicate a corny G1 toy gimmick on a figure thats supposed to be shooting for cartoon accuracy. Im still torn on buying this just to get a classics ratbat. I hope the KO guys do their magic.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558320)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 7:18pm CDT
Rated X wrote:On the extended cassette door: It seems pretty stupid to replicate a corny G1 toy gimmick on a figure thats supposed to be shooting for cartoon accuracy.
The extended door is cartoon-accurate. It's just difficult to see in The Headmasters cartoon since his torso is mostly black and the change is really subtle.

Here's Soundwave's character model.



And here is Soundblaster's.

Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558326)
Posted by Stormrider on March 17th, 2014 @ 7:45pm CDT
I was never a strong fan of the SoundBlaster because the color variance is not that strong compared to Soundwave. Ratbat is the only toy I want.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558349)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on March 17th, 2014 @ 8:52pm CDT
Freakin sick. If I collected this sorta scale, I would be all over this. Looks so deliciously evil, especially paired with Ratbat. :twisted:
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558362)
Posted by Mkall on March 17th, 2014 @ 9:26pm CDT
Eventually there will be a way to get MP Ratbat on his own or part of a later set. I eagerly await that time.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558416)
Posted by Joetx on March 18th, 2014 @ 1:08am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Joetx wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Joetx wrote:So unlike G1 Soundblaster, who was more than a recolor of G1 Soundwave, MP Soundblaster is just a recolor of MP Soundwave, right?
No, his chest door has been altered to jut out more, like the G1 toy.


Does that mean he's able to carry 1 more cassette than MP Soundwave?
Probably not. The door's just probably thicker.

Though, between Soundwave and Soundblaster, both them together would be able to fully store all six cassettes at once, with each of them containing three. :D


I'm not trying to be a demanding fan, I swear!

What I am doing is trying to see whether I can justify spending the money when I already have the TRU release of MP Soundwave & Co., & all I really want is Ratbat.
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558419)
Posted by toyskingstudio on March 18th, 2014 @ 1:48am CDT
:x They both look super rad!!
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558420)
Posted by toyskingstudio on March 18th, 2014 @ 1:48am CDT
:x They both look super rad!!
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558429)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 18th, 2014 @ 3:51am CDT


Hasui: "The chest expansion panel of MP-13B Sound Blaster is removable. The the inner chest panel is toy-accurate clear red."
Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558460)
Posted by El Duque on March 18th, 2014 @ 8:07am CDT
Takara Tomy Masterpiece designer Shogo Hasui has tweeted an image demonstrating MP-14B Soundblaster's optional snap on purple chest piece. The figure comes with a base red chest window for toy accuracy, plus the aforementioned purple chest expansion piece for animation accuracy. The set also includes the brand new Masterpiece Ratbat figure. The figure should be out later this month.

Re: New Image of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat (1558464)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 18th, 2014 @ 8:17am CDT
Ah ha! So that's how it pulls off the two different colored chests.

And the attachment is reminiscent of both the MP Soundwave version that came with that attachable grid window, as well as being accurate to both the original toy and cartoon model that each had an extended chest window. 8)

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