Emerje wrote:I might get him if the price is good, I have Soundblaster, but not Soundwave. I had passed on the original Takara Tomy Soundwave release because at the time I wasn't sure where the MP line was going and if it was something I would want to collect and only had Hasbro's original Optimus Prime and Skywarp plus TT's Megatron. When I did decide to collect MPs (not long after) I pre-ordered the tapes and hoped TT would do a reissue. When the Hasbro Soundwave first came out I already had the tapes, but it didn't really matter since he never really stayed on the TRU website for long. When TT finally reissued Soundwave it was at a time when money was just too tight to justify buying so I had to pass again. I would honestly prefer Takara Tomy do a third reissue because I think the red visor would look better with the other more cartoon accurate MPs, but I don't know if I want to take the chance.
For anyone who's forgotten, there was one cassette that had a HUGE deco difference between the TT 2-packs and this Hasbro set: Frenzy.
Takara's Frenzy is colored blue like Frenzy's G1 toy, making him a great representation of Marvel Frenzy, which is important enough to me that bought him and Buzzsaw even after I got this big box 3 years ago. Well, I bought the leftover-part KO 2-pack. And Frenzy had 2 of the same gun. You takes your chances. My wallet leads a stressful life too.
AHEM. My point is, the Hasbro version's "Frenzy" is blue and purple, making him look like Sunbow cartoon Rumble. Now bear in mind, I'm RIR/FIB until I die, but even I reflexively want to call that toy Rumble, necessitating the purchase of the Takara version.
My point is, if you need a toon-accurate Rumble, that might be your deciding factor on buying this box set, not Soundwave's eye-color. This release is a fine UK comic Soundwave, and I might get Takara Soundwave someday too. And a real TT Buzzsaw and Frenzy. Just not anytime soon, because we is getting too much of good things right now.