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Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 8:08AM CDT

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Takara Tomy Masterpiece designer Shogo Hasui has tweeted an image demonstrating MP-13B 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.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (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)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558466)
Posted by Maquese on March 18th, 2014 @ 8:26am CDT
Can't believe it never occurred to me before that this is how they'd pull it off. A little disappointed that there's no Decepticon insignia if you go with the red chest... unless there's a sticker
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558483)
Posted by AutoBorst on March 18th, 2014 @ 10:27am CDT
This is one time I'll hope for a KO production. I want Ratbat but I'm not going to spend another $130.00 for one.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558551)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 18th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CDT
I really want Ratbat so I'm just going to slap a :G2CON: symbol on the red door and call it my G2 Soundwave. Sideswipe needs someone to gnash his teeth at!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558622)
Posted by Stormrider on March 18th, 2014 @ 9:02pm CDT
Mkall wrote:Eventually there will be a way to get MP Ratbat on his own or part of a later set. I eagerly await that time.


Yes, I am waiting for the purge, too.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558671)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 19th, 2014 @ 4:03am CDT
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Hasui posted this comparison photo of MP13B and G1 Ratbat, and added that the former is more cartoon accurate and transforms without extra parts (like MP Laserbeak.)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558684)
Posted by Va'al on March 19th, 2014 @ 6:42am CDT
Takara designer Shogo Hasui keeps trickling visual information about the upcoming Masterpiece repaint figure MP-13B Soundblaster - and it's time to take a proper look at the cassette Ratbat! Check out the image below, a comparison of the original G1 cassette and the one included in the release.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558686)
Posted by RiddlerJ on March 19th, 2014 @ 7:10am CDT
Want that Ratbat soooo baaaad. :sad:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558688)
Posted by Rated X on March 19th, 2014 @ 7:39am CDT
Ill never get the logic behind the MP scale. Soundwave doubles in size, but the cassettes stay the same and retain G1 toy scale ? Dumb as hell but it works for me since the cassettes scale perfect with classics. I really want that ratbat without having to buy another useless coffee table figure. KO guys please make it happen...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558693)
Posted by reluctantyouth on March 19th, 2014 @ 8:24am CDT
I 2nd the KO idea please :grin: ...not going to buy a repaint mold just for Ratbat :-x . I already have 4 Masterpiece Soundwave (1 open and keeping the other three in box) :-B .


~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558701)
Posted by TimothyR on March 19th, 2014 @ 9:00am CDT
Rated X wrote:Ill never get the logic behind the MP scale. Soundwave doubles in size, but the cassettes stay the same and retain G1 toy scale ? Dumb as hell but it works for me since the cassettes scale perfect with classics. I really want that ratbat without having to buy another useless coffee table figure. KO guys please make it happen...


really?.. you don't understand the logic behind the MP scale.. what is it that you don't understand?.. is it that they didn't want to make MP soundwaves chest gigantic, but rather keep it relatively in scale to itself?.. or that they wanted MP soundwave to obtain the ability to house the cassettes in his chest.. which, leads me back to my first point..

so.. again, which don't you understand?

not sure how it's "dumb as hell".. but hey, you can continue to believe it.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558704)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 19th, 2014 @ 9:10am CDT
Rated X wrote:Ill never get the logic behind the MP scale. Soundwave doubles in size, but the cassettes stay the same and retain G1 toy scale ? Dumb as hell but it works for me since the cassettes scale perfect with classics. I really want that ratbat without having to buy another useless coffee table figure. KO guys please make it happen...
Isn't it obvious? It's for backtrack compatibility with the G1 Soundwave and Blaster toys. It's to give them an extra level of playability across both lines to let them each use each other's cassettes.

It's the same reason that the Ravage that came with Universe Hound was likewise scaled to fit inside G1 Soundwave's chest (though, specifically the remolded chest version, which Hasbro did release at TRU during Classics).

Not to mention that the G1 Soundwave chest was proportionately huge compared to the rest of his body. Guy looked liked billboard with limbs and a head. :P But keeping that chest door size scaled as it was and upscaling the rest of his body brings out a more reasonably proportioned bot, with proportions that not only look more natural but also match up with his cartoon model proportions. Otherwise, had G1 Soundwave been proportionally-correct from the beginning, either his G1 toy would have already been MP-sized (like G1 Blaster's toy was) or his chest door and cassettes would have been teeny-tiny. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558715)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 19th, 2014 @ 10:06am CDT
I don't know how but there has to be a way to release rat bat without Soundblaster. Then again there might be more cassettes on the way so this might get a summertime us release.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558724)
Posted by megatronus on March 19th, 2014 @ 10:57am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I don't know how but there has to be a way to release rat bat without Soundblaster. Then again there might be more cassettes on the way so this might get a summertime us release.

I highly doubt there will be a release of Ratbat by himself or in a 2-pack. Wingthing, on the other hand...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558731)
Posted by Rated X on March 19th, 2014 @ 11:35am CDT
TimothyR wrote:
Rated X wrote:Ill never get the logic behind the MP scale. Soundwave doubles in size, but the cassettes stay the same and retain G1 toy scale ? Dumb as hell but it works for me since the cassettes scale perfect with classics. I really want that ratbat without having to buy another useless coffee table figure. KO guys please make it happen...


really?.. you don't understand the logic behind the MP scale.. what is it that you don't understand?.. is it that they didn't want to make MP soundwaves chest gigantic, but rather keep it relatively in scale to itself?.. or that they wanted MP soundwave to obtain the ability to house the cassettes in his chest.. which, leads me back to my first point..

so.. again, which don't you understand?

not sure how it's "dumb as hell".. but hey, you can continue to believe it.


I didn't think it took a rocket scientist to realize that by not enlarging the cassettes, cartoon scale was sacrificed for "playability". in my honest opinion, playability was for kids toys (hence G1 toy scale) If Takara chose the toy scale over the cartoon scale, they dropped the ball. The MP line was supposed to be cartoon accurate. Am I the only adult on here who just displays $150 figures rather than "playing" with them ? Either way it works for me because now the casettes are really classics scale which is what I collect. MP Soundwave hangs out in the vintage cabinet next to his G1 counterpart still waiting to be transformed for the first time. One of these days...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558741)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 19th, 2014 @ 12:07pm CDT
I don't know why people are against owning a Soundblaster. He displays nicely with Rodimus.
I'm going to display Rodimus fighting against Soundblaster and Sixshot(MMC's Hexatron) in a detolf.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558747)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 19th, 2014 @ 12:34pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I didn't think it took a rocket scientist to realize that by not enlarging the cassettes, cartoon scale was sacrificed for "playability". in my honest opinion, playability was for kids toys (hence G1 toy scale) If Takara chose the toy scale over the cartoon scale, they dropped the ball. The MP line was supposed to be cartoon accurate. Am I the only adult on here who just displays $150 figures rather than "playing" with them ? Either way it works for me because now the casettes are really classics scale which is what I collect. MP Soundwave hangs out in the vintage cabinet next to his G1 counterpart still waiting to be transformed for the first time. One of these days...


Okay, in the cartoon Rumble (yes, the blue one) was about the same size as Spike, maybe a little taller. Scaling him to Spike would have made Rumble about an inch and a half tall. But at the same time, they show him as nearly as tall as Hound. And Bumblebee is a full sized car that ends up maybe 7' tall in robot mode.

Then there's this:
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And this:
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And this:
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But aside from all of the sliding scales and mass-shifting, there is a very practical reason for the cassettes to be that size:

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Laserbeak has to be the right size to interact with Soundwave (and eventually Megatron). Like 80% of Laserbeak's purpose in the series is to show who is in command of the Decepticons. He's been on my Soundwave's arm pretty much since I got them and he's probably going to stay there until MP-30 Megatron comes out.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558750)
Posted by megatronus on March 19th, 2014 @ 12:38pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:...and he's probably going to stay there until MP-30 Megatron comes out.


MP-30? Your realistic expectations makes me sad. :-(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558770)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 19th, 2014 @ 2:10pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:...and he's probably going to stay there until MP-30 Megatron comes out.


MP-30? Your realistic expectations makes me sad. :-(


It was originally MP-50 but that made me too sad to post it! :-(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558798)
Posted by Samsonator on March 19th, 2014 @ 5:51pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:A whole buncha truth about the cartoon's "scale"

Agreed, man... the scale of the cassettes never bothered me, as in the show there was never a consistent size to them in the first place, except Laserbeak's shoulder/arm perching. the MP Laserbeak fits that scale perfectly, and the other cassettes scale with him so they all have the same sized cassette mode. Makes completely logical sense to me.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558806)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 19th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
I didn't realize the MP Cassettes were the same size as the G1 Cassettes. This changes things for me, at least. I actually like Soundblaster's colors better than Soundwave, so I was gonna buy him for Ratbat, and just use him as my Soundwave. But now that I know the cassettes are the same size, I might pass or just wait a while until he is cheaper. I'm contemplating picking up a complete G1 Ratbat instead, it would still be a lot cheaper than the MP, even if it doesn't look as good or it isn't as accurate.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558843)
Posted by toyskingstudio on March 19th, 2014 @ 9:06pm CDT
:x gona get it!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558974)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 20th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
megatronus wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:...and he's probably going to stay there until MP-30 Megatron comes out.


MP-30? Your realistic expectations makes me sad. :-(


It was originally MP-50 but that made me too sad to post it! :-(


Guys, guys, guys, we're getting a little hopeful, here.

It's totally MP-100. :BLACKEYE:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558993)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 20th, 2014 @ 3:34pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:
megatronus wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:...and he's probably going to stay there until MP-30 Megatron comes out.


MP-30? Your realistic expectations makes me sad. :-(


It was originally MP-50 but that made me too sad to post it! :-(


Guys, guys, guys, we're getting a little hopeful, here.

It's totally MP-100. :BLACKEYE:


I'll be really happy if this line makes it to MP-100. think about that's 100 MPs!!!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558994)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 20th, 2014 @ 3:39pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:
megatronus wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:...and he's probably going to stay there until MP-30 Megatron comes out.


MP-30? Your realistic expectations makes me sad. :-(


It was originally MP-50 but that made me too sad to post it! :-(


Guys, guys, guys, we're getting a little hopeful, here.

It's totally MP-100. :BLACKEYE:
And Unicron will be MP-666 :twisted:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1558995)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 20th, 2014 @ 3:54pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:
megatronus wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:...and he's probably going to stay there until MP-30 Megatron comes out.


MP-30? Your realistic expectations makes me sad. :-(


It was originally MP-50 but that made me too sad to post it! :-(


Guys, guys, guys, we're getting a little hopeful, here.

It's totally MP-100. :BLACKEYE:
And Unicron will be MP-666 :twisted:


That was pretty clever. Ten internetz to you!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559031)
Posted by shajaki on March 20th, 2014 @ 7:48pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I don't know how but there has to be a way to release rat bat without Soundblaster. Then again there might be more cassettes on the way so this might get a summertime us release.

I highly doubt there will be a release of Ratbat by himself or in a 2-pack. Wingthing, on the other hand...

i think if theres another (takara) two pack MP cassette set released, itll be overkill and slugfest.

i dont see what the gripe over this set is. they are clearly trying to get as much as they can out of every MP mold they design. and soundwave only has two uses. and it makes sense that they would add some incentive to rebuy the mold (ratbat). id say the purple window is just too similar to soundwave, but with the red window he look awesome!

so:
-sweet looking repaint
-awesome mold to begin with
-new tape

that equals a buy to me!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559086)
Posted by hinesika on March 21st, 2014 @ 3:36am CDT
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559093)
Posted by Va'al on March 21st, 2014 @ 5:25am CDT
New Seibertron.com member and user of the HK-TF boards hinesika was able to purchase a Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat, and took some photos for everyone to see! Check out the in-hand images of the black repaint of MP-13 Soundwave below with its purple cassetticon bat, view more here, and leave your thoughts in the Energon Pub.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559111)
Posted by Stormrider on March 21st, 2014 @ 8:12am CDT
SoundBlaster is going to be a pass unless the price comes down. Just too much money for me to justify.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559114)
Posted by Susha on March 21st, 2014 @ 8:29am CDT
shajaki wrote:i dont see what the gripe over this set is. they are clearly trying to get as much as they can out of every MP mold they design. and soundwave only has two uses. and it makes sense that they would add some incentive to rebuy the mold (ratbat). id say the purple window is just too similar to soundwave, but with the red window he look awesome!



making most of the ratbat mold would mean catering to 3 categories of clients. Those that don't got soundwave, they can buy sb and ratbat and get the cassettes seperately. Those that got soundwave and won't be spending on sb, but most importantly once these 2 categories have been covered, ratbat mold has a much greater potential than SB. Namely that while SB is a niche toy at a very high price, ratbat can be sold with another cassette for $25. There are few MP's at that price and that makes them more appealing to a wider demographics. I don't think anycompany would miss out on that.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559121)
Posted by ScottyP on March 21st, 2014 @ 8:56am CDT
Tracking says mine is cruising around Raleigh somewhere. Today or tomorrow it'll be on my shelf, woot!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559275)
Posted by Redneck Grimlock on March 21st, 2014 @ 6:58pm CDT
I really hope to get MP Soundblaster and Soundwave for my Bithday, I might find some hasbro cassettes online. So excited for these releases!!!!!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559283)
Posted by shajaki on March 21st, 2014 @ 7:25pm CDT
*flip flops*

y'know... the more i look at it... i get more and more upset that:
-the red window has no insignia
-the red window has no gold trim
-there isnt a second window topper thats red
what if you wanted the "raised" look with the red window? youre SOL.

with no insignia or gold trim on the red window (which is how i planned to display him) he looks quite... empty. and the red is the best way to distinguish him from soundwave. sure i could reprolabel him an insignia, but this is a masterpiece figure... i shouldnt have to.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559381)
Posted by Redneck Grimlock on March 22nd, 2014 @ 2:26pm CDT
I need someone's opinion, who should I get mp soundwave or soundblaster or hasbro mp soundwave?
Are the ko cassettes pretty much spot on in quality?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559383)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 22nd, 2014 @ 2:49pm CDT
Redneck Grimlock wrote:I need someone's opinion, who should I get mp soundwave or soundblaster or hasbro mp soundwave?
Are the ko cassettes pretty much spot on in quality?


Hasbro MP Soundwave all the way. Even at $200 it's still a better deal than getting the Takara one and buying the cassettes separate.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559387)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 22nd, 2014 @ 3:10pm CDT
Redneck Grimlock wrote:I need someone's opinion, who should I get mp soundwave or soundblaster or hasbro mp soundwave?
Are the ko cassettes pretty much spot on in quality?
It really depends on what you you prefer...

The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.

The Hasbro version is packed with the same accessories and all five cassettes but has yellow eyes like the old toy.

Soundblaster is redecoed after the character from the Japanese Headmasters series and comes with accessories + just Ratbat (and as of writing this, it's the only way to get Ratbat.)

I'm a fan of the original American cartoon so I went with Takara.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559392)
Posted by ScottyP on March 22nd, 2014 @ 3:49pm CDT
Redneck Grimlock wrote:I need someone's opinion, who should I get mp soundwave or soundblaster or hasbro mp soundwave?
Are the ko cassettes pretty much spot on in quality?


If you don't have any and have to choose, get the Hasbro Soundwave. Easily the most bang for your buck and if you really want a red visor, just grab some paint.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559407)
Posted by Susha on March 22nd, 2014 @ 8:06pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
Redneck Grimlock wrote:I need someone's opinion, who should I get mp soundwave or soundblaster or hasbro mp soundwave?
Are the ko cassettes pretty much spot on in quality?
It really depends on what you you prefer...

The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.



1st of all, you can get the official cassettes separate from soundwave in packs of 2 at around 25$ (check the pic from my previous post on this thread). plenty on ebay, not sure why they should be Ko's...

2ndly The Hasbro version comes with all cassettes but ratbat.

3rdly but most importantly u can find the hasbro version at toys r us for some $150.

4 OR... you could buy soundblaster, sell ratbat (before they make him available like other cassettes) for a ridiculous amount of $ and buy the cassettes separately
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559408)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 22nd, 2014 @ 8:40pm CDT
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.



1st of all, you can get the official cassettes separate from soundwave in packs of 2 at around 25$ (check the pic from my previous post on this thread). plenty on ebay, not sure why they should be Ko's...

That's a KO.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559412)
Posted by Susha on March 22nd, 2014 @ 9:31pm CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.



1st of all, you can get the official cassettes separate from soundwave in packs of 2 at around 25$ (check the pic from my previous post on this thread). plenty on ebay, not sure why they should be Ko's...

That's a KO.




http://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-16-frenzy-buzzsaw/

TFsourcecode: MP16FREN/48C
MP-16 - Masterpiece Frenzy & Buzzsaw
by Takara/Tomy

from tf source at some $50. sure out of stock. but looks plenty official...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559413)
Posted by Cyberpath on March 22nd, 2014 @ 9:53pm CDT
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.



1st of all, you can get the official cassettes separate from soundwave in packs of 2 at around 25$ (check the pic from my previous post on this thread). plenty on ebay, not sure why they should be Ko's...

That's a KO.




http://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-16-frenzy-buzzsaw/

TFsourcecode: MP16FREN/48C
MP-16 - Masterpiece Frenzy & Buzzsaw
by Takara/Tomy

from tf source at some $50. sure out of stock. but looks plenty official...


No; I referred to the eBay photo that you linked to in a previous post; the packs of 2 at around $25 that you mentioned; these are KOs.

oneofmanykos.jpg


The knock-off cassettes look the same as the originals. I suspect that perhaps the factory produced extras to sell on eBay as "KOs." It seems that the only difference is that the hand-guns are kind of loose on the punks' backs.

There are some comparison photos in the KO/3rdPaty forum: viewtopic.php?f=215&t=97180
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559416)
Posted by Redneck Grimlock on March 22nd, 2014 @ 11:09pm CDT
Ok guys, I think I've made my decision, I think if it's fine with my parents I'm getting takara soundwave and maybe the ko sets and or soundblaster! Thanks all!! I might snag prowl and smokescreen if I get the chance. I really want soundwave because he will be my first non seler mold mp
I have hasbro grimlock, acid storm, thundercracker, and skywarp, and Takara Bluestreak.
Thanks again and wish me luck, I fear this might be the near the end of my TF collection since I'm trying to invest in repairing my dads truck for me to drive. It's good and bad but I'll miss all of this! I hope to return to the fandom again! I'll stay around for maybe another year if everything works out!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559421)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 23rd, 2014 @ 1:33am CDT
Stormrider wrote:SoundBlaster is going to be a pass unless the price comes down. Just too much money for me to justify.



I gotta agree with SR. Ratbat should have been a solo release.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559436)
Posted by Susha on March 23rd, 2014 @ 6:44am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.



1st of all, you can get the official cassettes separate from soundwave in packs of 2 at around 25$ (check the pic from my previous post on this thread). plenty on ebay, not sure why they should be Ko's...

That's a KO.




http://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-16-frenzy-buzzsaw/

TFsourcecode: MP16FREN/48C
MP-16 - Masterpiece Frenzy & Buzzsaw
by Takara/Tomy

from tf source at some $50. sure out of stock. but looks plenty official...


No; I referred to the eBay photo that you linked to in a previous post; the packs of 2 at around $25 that you mentioned; these are KOs.

oneofmanykos.jpg


The knock-off cassettes look the same as the originals. I suspect that perhaps the factory produced extras to sell on eBay as "KOs." It seems that the only difference is that the hand-guns are kind of loose on the punks' backs.

There are some comparison photos in the KO/3rdPaty forum: viewtopic.php?f=215&t=97180



well the way u initially put it made it seem there were no offcial versions of the cassettes which is not the case.

also the way u said it, sort of implied that ALL MP cassettes are KO because you didn't mention KO of soundwave for example
(http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ipe/27775/),
so you didn't warn against KOs in general but just and specifically the cassettes.. dunno kind of confusing
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559453)
Posted by VioMeTriX on March 23rd, 2014 @ 10:35am CDT
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
Redneck Grimlock wrote:I need someone's opinion, who should I get mp soundwave or soundblaster or hasbro mp soundwave?
Are the ko cassettes pretty much spot on in quality?
It really depends on what you you prefer...

The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.



1st of all, you can get the official cassettes separate from soundwave in packs of 2 at around 25$ (check the pic from my previous post on this thread). plenty on ebay, not sure why they should be Ko's...

2ndly The Hasbro version comes with all cassettes but ratbat.

3rdly but most importantly u can find the hasbro version at toys r us for some $150.

4 OR... you could buy soundblaster, sell ratbat (before they make him available like other cassettes) for a ridiculous amount of $ and buy the cassettes separately


you show me 1 toysrus that still has one since last year, and ill give you my entire collection. that figure was impossible to find.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559468)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 23rd, 2014 @ 12:42pm CDT
VioMeTriX wrote:
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
Redneck Grimlock wrote:I need someone's opinion, who should I get mp soundwave or soundblaster or hasbro mp soundwave?
Are the ko cassettes pretty much spot on in quality?
It really depends on what you you prefer...

The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.



1st of all, you can get the official cassettes separate from soundwave in packs of 2 at around 25$ (check the pic from my previous post on this thread). plenty on ebay, not sure why they should be Ko's...

2ndly The Hasbro version comes with all cassettes but ratbat.

3rdly but most importantly u can find the hasbro version at toys r us for some $150.

4 OR... you could buy soundblaster, sell ratbat (before they make him available like other cassettes) for a ridiculous amount of $ and buy the cassettes separately


you show me 1 toysrus that still has one since last year, and ill give you my entire collection. that figure was impossible to find.


Completely agree. Anyone expecting to actually find one in a TRU (or spent anything close to retail price) is delusional.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559469)
Posted by Redneck Grimlock on March 23rd, 2014 @ 12:44pm CDT
VioMeTriX wrote:
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
Redneck Grimlock wrote:I need someone's opinion, who should I get mp soundwave or soundblaster or hasbro mp soundwave?
Are the ko cassettes pretty much spot on in quality?
It really depends on what you you prefer...

The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.



1st of all, you can get the official cassettes separate from soundwave in packs of 2 at around 25$ (check the pic from my previous post on this thread). plenty on ebay, not sure why they should be Ko's...

2ndly The Hasbro version comes with all cassettes but ratbat.

3rdly but most importantly u can find the hasbro version at toys r us for some $150.

4 OR... you could buy soundblaster, sell ratbat (before they make him available like other cassettes) for a ridiculous amount of $ and buy the cassettes separately


you show me 1 toysrus that still has one since last year, and ill give you my entire collection. that figure was impossible to find.


Seriously! I've never saw one In stores! All I see are thunder crackers and acid storms, I need to check out my local toys r us I haven't been in a month or two
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559471)
Posted by Redneck Grimlock on March 23rd, 2014 @ 12:51pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
VioMeTriX wrote:
Susha wrote:
Cyberpath wrote:
Redneck Grimlock wrote:I need someone's opinion, who should I get mp soundwave or soundblaster or hasbro mp soundwave?
Are the ko cassettes pretty much spot on in quality?
It really depends on what you you prefer...

The Takara version is completely faithful to the original American cartoon but comes with just Laserbeak (in addition to the other accessories.) However you can get the other four cassettes from eBay if you don't mind KOs.



1st of all, you can get the official cassettes separate from soundwave in packs of 2 at around 25$ (check the pic from my previous post on this thread). plenty on ebay, not sure why they should be Ko's...

2ndly The Hasbro version comes with all cassettes but ratbat.

3rdly but most importantly u can find the hasbro version at toys r us for some $150.

4 OR... you could buy soundblaster, sell ratbat (before they make him available like other cassettes) for a ridiculous amount of $ and buy the cassettes separately


you show me 1 toysrus that still has one since last year, and ill give you my entire collection. that figure was impossible to find.


Completely agree. Anyone expecting to actually find one in a TRU (or spent anything close to retail price) is delusional.



Yeah it's not really worth the trouble for a hasbro MP. I think I'll just get takara soundwave and maybe the "ko" sets I'm not paying 70-90 dollars for two cassettes that's outrageous
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster Optional Purple Chest Piece (1559477)
Posted by VioMeTriX on March 23rd, 2014 @ 1:33pm CDT
Crazy maybe but it is the nature of the beast

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