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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Bumblebee21 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:31 pm

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ScottyP wrote:^ $150 for the set of four KOs isn't bad if you come across it. The quality on them isn't necessarily bad so much as they just aren't dead-on faithful like some stuff manages to be.

Also, I missed your comment on LP Soundwave earlier. It's one of those oddities that I can't actually recommend to anyone, but if you really want it, you'll enjoy it. The biggest thing that bugged me about it was including "Laserbeak" and "Buzzsaw" but it's literally the same toy twice.

Like the YOTG version
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby shajaki » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:35 pm

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ScottyP wrote:^ $150 for the set of four KOs isn't bad if you come across it. The quality on them isn't necessarily bad so much as they just aren't dead-on faithful like some stuff manages to be.
Well, if I ever see them for that price I'll probably bite!

ScottyP wrote:Also, I missed your comment on LP Soundwave earlier. It's one of those oddities that I can't actually recommend to anyone, but if you really want it, you'll enjoy it. The biggest thing that bugged me about it was including "Laserbeak" and "Buzzsaw" but it's literally the same toy twice.
It's the oddities I like the most it seems :lol:

But yeah, two scoops of Condor is lame :HEADHURTS:
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby shajaki » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:14 pm

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Bumblebee21 wrote:Like the YOTG version
True enouugh. It woulda been a better set with four tapes instead of the five they gave us. Instead of two Rumbles and two Beaks, it shoulda been one of each and a Rattybat.
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:01 pm

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Bumblebee21 wrote:Like the YOTG version
True enouugh. It woulda been a better set with four tapes instead of the five they gave us. Instead of two Rumbles and two Beaks, it shoulda been one of each and a Rattybat.

They aren't exactly alike. Just very nearly. LP Soundwave's Buzzsaw and Lazerbeak are 100% the same toy.
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:52 am

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I've heard that the MP tapes are the same size in altmode as the G1 tapes Is that true? I ask because KO MP Ratbats are cheaper than weaponless original-flavor Ratbats.
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Kurona » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:14 am

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ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I have a G1 Soundwave whose tape door I'm having difficulty repairing properly, a cartoon-colors Rumble, a Buzzsaw with a repro head, a Ravage missing one of his sides and some paws, and two headless Laserbeaks under leg repair.

I've heard that the MP tapes are the same size in altmode as the G1 tapes Is that true? I ask because KO MP Ratbats are cheaper than weaponless original-flavor Ratbats.

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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Bumblebee21 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:12 am

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Kurona wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I have a G1 Soundwave whose tape door I'm having difficulty repairing properly, a cartoon-colors Rumble, a Buzzsaw with a repro head, a Ravage missing one of his sides and some paws, and two headless Laserbeaks under leg repair.

I've heard that the MP tapes are the same size in altmode as the G1 tapes Is that true? I ask because KO MP Ratbats are cheaper than weaponless original-flavor Ratbats.

Yes they are.

but not the same size in robot modes
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Bumblebee21 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:46 pm

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They look good in any color
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby shajaki » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:14 pm

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Bumblebee21 wrote:They look good in any color
For sure. Nice thing about this set, it's totally tampographed. Not. One. Sticker. :x
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Bumblebee21 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:29 am

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Bumblebee21 wrote:They look good in any color
For sure. Nice thing about this set, it's totally tampographed. Not. One. Sticker. :x

:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :shock: :shock: nice color symbols to
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Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:22 pm

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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Rainmaker » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:14 am

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shajaki wrote:My SG's are here!

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Okay, I've never seen Blaster in real-life. So holy cow I have never realized how much bigger he is compared to Soundwave! :shock: :shock:


It's the first two Transformers who ignored scale :lol:

Shattered Glass? More like inverted colours!

Sunder Solarbot doesn't look like he would be a Deceptibot to me...

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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby shajaki » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:57 am

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Okay, I've never seen Blaster in real-life. So holy cow I have never realized how much bigger he is compared to Soundwave! :shock: :shock:
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Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:40 am

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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Kurona » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:58 am

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So now that Titans Return Blaster is out - as well as Rewind and Stripes - what do you guys who have them think of them compared to their original incarnations? And do the G1/Masterpiece/Universe Ravage cassettes fit into TR Blaster well?
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Bumblebee21 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:33 pm

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Kurona wrote:So now that Titans Return Blaster is out - as well as Rewind and Stripes - what do you guys who have them think of them compared to their original incarnations? And do the G1/Masterpiece/Universe Ravage cassettes fit into TR Blaster well?

Can they be called cassette players now. They hold phones. The mp versions would probably be a bit loose since they are small. You could probably fit 3 or 4 in there
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Kurona » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:34 pm

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Bumblebee21 wrote:
Kurona wrote:So now that Titans Return Blaster is out - as well as Rewind and Stripes - what do you guys who have them think of them compared to their original incarnations? And do the G1/Masterpiece/Universe Ravage cassettes fit into TR Blaster well?

Can they be called cassette players now. They hold phones. The mp versions would probably be a bit loose since they are small. You could probably fit 3 or 4 in there

Easier to type than "Cassette/Phone/Tablet"
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby shajaki » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:32 pm

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Bumblebee21 wrote:Can they be called cassette players now.
Sure they can! We all know what they're homaging. ;)

Kurona wrote:So now that Titans Return Blaster is out - as well as Rewind and Stripes - what do you guys who have them think of them compared to their original incarnations? And do the G1/Masterpiece/Universe Ravage cassettes fit into TR Blaster well?
I'm going to buy them, but I have no official use for them. They're too big for my C/G display and the only ones I think trump previous versions is Eject/Rewind. Which is kinda a shame since I already have the pricey TFCC set. :???:

All that said, I'll at least get the Takara versions and while they have no place in my collection I'm sure they'll be fun. I bought Buzzsaw the other day too, and while it was the one I was least looking forward to, I ended up kinda liking him. Not bad ;)^
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Bumblebee21 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:13 am

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Sure they can! We all know what they're homaging. ;)

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Postby shajaki » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:02 pm

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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Ravage XK » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:39 am

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I think Soundwave and the cassettes are probably the figures that say G1 to me over all the others. There is so much play value there and I can happily transform them back and forth without getting bored.

MP Laserbeak and Ravage are my favourite though. Laserbeak in particular is a fantastic piece of engineering and looks great perched just about anywhere on a TF display.

I also like the Ravage that came with Classic Hound as it was a cool and unnecessary addition even with his oddly shaped spine. I can't remember if he fits in G1 Soundwave or not but I think he is compatible.
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Kurona » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:38 am

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Ravage XK wrote:I think Soundwave and the cassettes are probably the figures that say G1 to me over all the others. There is so much play value there and I can happily transform them back and forth without getting bored.

MP Laserbeak and Ravage are my favourite though. Laserbeak in particular is a fantastic piece of engineering and looks great perched just about anywhere on a TF display.

I also like the Ravage that came with Classic Hound as it was a cool and unnecessary addition even with his oddly shaped spine. I can't remember if he fits in G1 Soundwave or not but I think he is compatible.

Yeah, he is compatible.

I also love that he came with Hound; it was a wonderful little extra that gave us one extra CHUG figure :D
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby shajaki » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:24 pm

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Ravage XK wrote:MP Laserbeak and Ravage are my favourite though. Laserbeak in particular is a fantastic piece of engineering and looks great perched just about anywhere on a TF display.
I have many a Masterpiece, and I still say Laserbeak is one of the best. Cassette to screen accurate robot WITH integrated weapons. Simply outstanding.

Kurona wrote:I also love that he came with Hound; it was a wonderful little extra that gave us one extra CHUG figure :D
That Ravage would have been great if he had shoulder joints :(
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Re: The Cassettes and their Players: Old and New

Postby Black Hat » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:25 am

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Here's a question: If the cassettes weren't turning into, well, cassettes, what should they turn into?

I quite like the IDW idea of them being motorcycles myself. I did have two other ideas though: Soundwave turning into a made-up stealth fighter-bomber and the minions becoming bombs, or perhaps Soundwave being a big scary looking SUV and the minions being briefcases.
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