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Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows

Transformers News: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 8:13AM CDT

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Thanks to our friends at Autobase Aichi we have some new details on Takara Tomy's upcoming MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat from the pages of Hyper Hobby Magazine. So far all the images we've seen of the figure feature the animation accurate purple chest window, but apparently it will be detachable and there will also a toy accurate red version. A nice little touch allowing fans to choose between the two for their displays. MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat is set to release in March of next year.

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Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527519)
Posted by Deruji on November 2nd, 2013 @ 9:28am CDT
El Duque wrote:Thanks to our friends at Autobase Aichi we have some new details on Takara Tomy's upcoming MP-14 Soundblaster with Ratbat from the pages of Hyper Hobby Magazine. So far all the images we've seen of the figure feature the animation accurate purple chest window, but apparently it will be detachable and there will also a toy accurate red version. A nice little touch allowing fans to choose between the two for their displays. MP-14B Soundblaster with Ratbat is set to release in March of next year.



I think you mean MP-13B, not 14B^^
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527533)
Posted by joevill on November 2nd, 2013 @ 12:16pm CDT
That ratbat sure is sexy.....
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527538)
Posted by megatronus on November 2nd, 2013 @ 2:56pm CDT
The number of black repaints we're getting in the Masterpiece line is epic.

-Black Rodimus
-Black MP-10
-Black/G2 Sideswipe
-Soundblaster
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527543)
Posted by VioMeTriX on November 2nd, 2013 @ 3:58pm CDT
i am waiting for my soundblaster and g2 sideswipe to be teamates to my mp-10b black optmist prime...
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527561)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 2nd, 2013 @ 8:15pm CDT
megatronus wrote:The number of black repaints we're getting in the Masterpiece line is epic.

-Black Rodimus
-Black MP-10
-Black/G2 Sideswipe
-Soundblaster
MP-1B Convoy Black Version (A.K.A. Daniel Witwicky)
MP-4S Convoy Sleep Mode
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527575)
Posted by Convoy on November 2nd, 2013 @ 9:25pm CDT
WOW, Takara. Nice curve ball. I did not see the toy accurate red chest/door being paired with the show accurate purple in the same package coming. Sold!
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527582)
Posted by megatronus on November 2nd, 2013 @ 10:24pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:The number of black repaints we're getting in the Masterpiece line is epic.

-Black Rodimus
-Black MP-10
-Black/G2 Sideswipe
-Soundblaster
MP-1B Convoy Black Version (A.K.A. Daniel Witwicky)
MP-4S Convoy Sleep Mode

I tend to not bring pre-MP08 figures into consideration ;)
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527588)
Posted by Metrosuplex on November 2nd, 2013 @ 11:10pm CDT
Am I the only one who doesn't care? It's pretty horrible how Takara is wasting effort on releasing a black version of SW... when they could potentially be using those hours/budget to do a (I don't know) Reflector???? That'd be a nice MP...

So when they say "for those who want to display him as toy accurate versus those who want to display him as cartoon accurate"... is there anyone who actually gives a f*ck about "toy accurate"?!? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Seriously... is there, like, 3 guys out there that prefer "toy accurate"? The entire point of the MP line is for CARTOON ACCURATE. So the whole "toy accurate" thing sounds like a contrived explanation for reselling the same SW... but in chocolate. :HEADHURTS:

Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves! >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527592)
Posted by megatronus on November 2nd, 2013 @ 11:37pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:Am I the only one who doesn't care? It's pretty horrible how Takara is wasting effort on releasing a black version of SW... when they could potentially be using those hours/budget to do a (I don't know) Reflector???? That'd be a nice MP...

So when they say "for those who want to display him as toy accurate versus those who want to display him as cartoon accurate"... is there anyone who actually gives a f*ck about "toy accurate"?!? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Seriously... is there, like, 3 guys out there that prefer "toy accurate"? The entire point of the MP line is for CARTOON ACCURATE. So the whole "toy accurate" thing sounds like a contrived explanation for reselling the same SW... but in chocolate. :HEADHURTS:

Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves! >:oP

So... what the heck is wrong with you?

I'm asking seriously. If you really don't care, you shouldn't write a post like this. That you did write a post like this indicates that you care a lot. But in the wrong way.

A black Soundwave isn't just about a Soundblaster figure - a legitimate enterprise in its own right for those who DO care about the Japanese Headmasters franchise. Especially since it takes very little effort to recolor an existing figure, and offer such a minor, toy accurate accessory.

Rather, it's about selling a figure that will enable Takara and Hasbro to design and produce additional MP figures. That's essentially what every single MP redeco is about. Be it Red Alert, Tigertrack, MP-10B - you name it. So why don't you just simmer down.

If you truly don't care, just back off.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527593)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 2nd, 2013 @ 11:41pm CDT
Those who care about toy-accuracy are those who grew up more on the toys (and possibly the comics, which also went for toy-accuracy) than the cartoons.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1527595)
Posted by megatronus on November 2nd, 2013 @ 11:46pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Those who care about toy-accuracy are those who grew up more on the toys (and possibly the comics, which also went for toy-accuracy) than the cartoons.

I'm always impressed by your cool-headed, matter-of-fact posts. I don't always share this virtue.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1528032)
Posted by xyl360 on November 5th, 2013 @ 3:49am CST
If Hasbro had offered such an option with Soundwave's visor, I'd have bought that one and saved myself some money rather than buying Takara's version and buying all of Takara's cassettes (and a Hasbro Rumble because they did him in the more show accurate purple instead of the toy accurate blue that Takara chose for him).
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1528037)
Posted by megatronus on November 5th, 2013 @ 5:54am CST
xyl360 wrote:If Hasbro had offered such an option with Soundwave's visor, I'd have bought that one and saved myself some money rather than buying Takara's version and buying all of Takara's cassettes (and a Hasbro Rumble because they did him in the more show accurate purple instead of the toy accurate blue that Takara chose for him).

Does the chrome on the Takara cassettes makes them significantly better in your opinion? Does the matte silver on Hasbro's Rumble go well with Takara's Frenzy gold plate/chrome?
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1528299)
Posted by xyl360 on November 6th, 2013 @ 3:31pm CST
megatronus wrote:
xyl360 wrote:If Hasbro had offered such an option with Soundwave's visor, I'd have bought that one and saved myself some money rather than buying Takara's version and buying all of Takara's cassettes (and a Hasbro Rumble because they did him in the more show accurate purple instead of the toy accurate blue that Takara chose for him).

Does the chrome on the Takara cassettes makes them significantly better in your opinion? Does the matte silver on Hasbro's Rumble go well with Takara's Frenzy gold plate/chrome?

The chrome vs silver doesn't make too big of a difference to me, but yeah, I would have preferred it be chrome personally. They look OK standing next to each other to me, but you can definitely tell the difference as mirror gold vs metallic silver (instead of chrome/mirror silver) is pretty distinctive.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1528468)
Posted by hattknall on November 7th, 2013 @ 3:36pm CST
Would love it if he came in purple as Soundwave is in Marvel's comic book, I would have bought him at once.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1558066)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 17th, 2014 @ 3:53am CDT
Shogo Hasui posted a new photo of Ratbat & Soundblaster:

Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1558149)
Posted by El Duque on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:24pm CDT
Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui has taken to his twitter account to give a look at the soon to be released Transformers Masterpiece MP-14B Soundblaster with Ratbat. Online retailers are expecting this set to arrive later this month, for now enjoy the image mirrored below:

Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1558155)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:34pm CDT
Can't wait for Ratbat and his Soundwave repaint accessory!! :grin:
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1558157)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:37pm CDT
They both look really good. Like, really really good.
Re: Takara Tomy MP-13B Soundblaster to Feature both Red and Purple Chest Windows (1558160)
Posted by megatronus on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CDT
That Soundblaster is beautiful. Can't wait for Ratbat!

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