Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

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Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave

Postby Va'al » Thu May 10, 2018 1:42 am

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronians Cyberpath and Sabrblade, we have some additional information about the Takara Tomy Transformers MP-29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave figure recently revealed (as covered here).

The source is the official Transformers page over on Takara's website and the Takara Tomy Mall listing for the toy, but what we get are a series of stock images showing off this apparently 'anime accurate' redeco of the Shockwave figure we have already seen released previously. Most interestingly, we get a comparison shot between this figure and its predecessor, showing of the really quite drastic change in hue for the purple used - maybe the lavender refuters will be happier with this darker shade! Check them out below, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby frogbat » Thu May 10, 2018 6:04 am

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When displayed on his own I prefer the new deep purple - and I think the images above are a bit oversaturated but we won't know till diff images become available.

However when in group shots standing next to the likes of sound wave and mp megs... I prefer the anime version.

I found shockwave to be perhaps one of the most disappointing figures I own, he's good and fits the part, however there are visible gaps in the gun mode they could've done better to fill, and there are too many screws and screw holes visible...
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu May 10, 2018 6:43 am

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Upon close inspection of the comparison shots, he face has been retooled too! While the overall shape of the head's exterior is the same, what was once a hexagonal-shaped interior is now rectangular.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby mentre83 » Thu May 10, 2018 6:54 am

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Sabrblade wrote:Upon close inspection of the comparison shots, he face has been retooled too! While the overall shape of the head's exterior is the same, what was once a hexagonal-shaped interior is now rectangular.

Maybe it's just a matter of shades: the original MP had its eye inside a smaller square hole, fitted into the hexagonal one.

I can't really be sure just by looking at these shots though, and the new MP variant of Megatron surely got its head retooled quite a bit.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu May 10, 2018 7:07 am

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The eye does look smaller/more concentrated, at least.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Thu May 10, 2018 7:09 am

Sabrblade wrote:Upon close inspection of the comparison shots, he face has been retooled too! While the overall shape of the head's exterior is the same, what was once a hexagonal-shaped interior is now rectangular.



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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby ausbot » Thu May 10, 2018 7:12 am

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I'd rather a grey "shackwave" version.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby shajaki » Thu May 10, 2018 7:33 am

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Wow... not impressed with the price hike. BBTS still have Lavenderwave in stock for 160 USD...

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby Nathaniel Prime » Thu May 10, 2018 7:37 am

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ausbot wrote:I'd rather a grey "shackwave" version.


I second that. Masterpiece Shockwave in Astro Magnum colors would be awesome, and would fit in better with anyone’s Diaclone Masterpiece figures too! As for this Shockwave, I am loving these colors! The definitive version of the mold by far. Today has been crazy with all of these Masterpiece figure reveals. BW Megatron, Diaclone Sunstreaker (Cordon Bleu), and the MP+ figures have seriously made my day. :x :DANCE: :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:57 am

shajaki wrote:Wow... not impressed with the price hike. BBTS still have Lavenderwave in stock for 160 USD...

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Well now the price is explained, its a TTMall exclusive so Hasbro asia is gonna milk any non japan fan dry. What is pathetic about the way this is advertized by BBTS is that the toy they are selling is NOT limited in the least nor is it exclusive (since if it truly was they would not be able to sell it). It coming with the coing means this is not the TTMall release. This is always the case of course, but I just think its a very BS practice from online retailers.

In reality, the true exclusivity of this figure is that you can get it cheaper at TTMall an no where else.

Anyways, I feel a bit better to be honest, means I wont feel regret for buying the lighter purple version.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby Agamemnon » Thu May 10, 2018 7:58 am

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Awww....I like this color better, but I cannot justify two MP Shockies... :-?
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby Deathsaurus1 » Thu May 10, 2018 10:26 am

I am seeing the same exact head and face on shockwave.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu May 10, 2018 10:44 am

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Deathsaurus1 wrote:I am seeing the same exact head and face on shockwave.
Yeah, the coloration threw me for a loop.

Though, that eye does still look smaller to me.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu May 10, 2018 1:41 pm

ausbot wrote:I'd rather a grey "shackwave" version.


How about this guy?

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby TMan978 » Thu May 10, 2018 1:58 pm

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Dude...I'm cool with paying a premium on import toys but this one is redonkulous. It's not even a new mold. No new content...I cant do it. I'm so afraid of what Megatron will cost.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby sol magnus » Thu May 10, 2018 6:08 pm

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TMan978 wrote:Dude...I'm cool with paying a premium on import toys but this one is redonkulous. It's not even a new mold. No new content...I cant do it. I'm so afraid of what Megatron will cost.

I'm good with the original, although color scheme wise, I like MP-29+ better. They say this is the "anime" version? He's the exact same color as G1 Shockwave.

While I'm not getting this one, I'm hoping the price increase isn't due to the Tariff situation...or oil prices going up again, or whatever other worldly nonsense is occurring.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby TMan978 » Thu May 10, 2018 6:12 pm

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Their prices have been skyrocketing for the past two to three years starting with the Seekers.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Thu May 10, 2018 6:23 pm

sol magnus wrote:
TMan978 wrote:Dude...I'm cool with paying a premium on import toys but this one is redonkulous. It's not even a new mold. No new content...I cant do it. I'm so afraid of what Megatron will cost.

I'm good with the original, although color scheme wise, I like MP-29+ better. They say this is the "anime" version? He's the exact same color as G1 Shockwave.

While I'm not getting this one, I'm hoping the price increase isn't due to the Tariff situation...or oil prices going up again, or whatever other worldly nonsense is occurring.

It is expensive for one reason and one reason only. It is because it is not a wide release in Japan, only available at one retailer. So Hasbro Asia will be distributing it elsewhere instead and since they know you can't get the actual takara release, they are charging as much as they can for their release. Same situation as the seekers.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby fenrir72 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:13 pm

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Similar to MP "Bluestreak". This will be a "limited quantity" release. Takara is gonna squeeze every last drop for the G1 toy nostalgia as much as they can.

I'm not swallowing the "anime" tag they put on him. This is the G1 toy version. (Speaking of tags and labels, they even got Godfireconvoy's box wrong.....maybe the announcer was OD'd on sakeenergon or something)
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby Ultra Markus » Thu May 10, 2018 7:47 pm

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ausbot wrote:I'd rather a grey "shackwave" version.


How about this guy?

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby sol magnus » Thu May 10, 2018 9:04 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
TMan978 wrote:Dude...I'm cool with paying a premium on import toys but this one is redonkulous. It's not even a new mold. No new content...I cant do it. I'm so afraid of what Megatron will cost.

I'm good with the original, although color scheme wise, I like MP-29+ better. They say this is the "anime" version? He's the exact same color as G1 Shockwave.

While I'm not getting this one, I'm hoping the price increase isn't due to the Tariff situation...or oil prices going up again, or whatever other worldly nonsense is occurring.

It is expensive for one reason and one reason only. It is because it is not a wide release in Japan, only available at one retailer. So Hasbro Asia will be distributing it elsewhere instead and since they know you can't get the actual takara release, they are charging as much as they can for their release. Same situation as the seekers.

Good point.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Thu May 10, 2018 11:09 pm

william-james88 wrote:Same situation as the seekers.


The prices for the Seekers and to an extent the coneheads still really burns me... I could *maybe* argue for Screamer because he came with the coronation set. But by the time Thundercracker and Skywarp rolled out.... it was mostly because "they know you'd pay it".

I'm *really* curious to see what the price on BW Megs is going to be considering the price on Dinobot.
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Postby Wolfman Jake » Thu May 10, 2018 11:11 pm

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For anyone who hasn't yet bought Masterpiece Shockwave, which one will you now choose? Would it make a difference if the prices for each version were the same? Does anyone prefer the lighter version for any reason other than its lower price?

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william-james88 wrote:Same situation as the seekers.


The prices for the Seekers and to an extent the coneheads still really burns me... I could *maybe* argue for Screamer because he came with the coronation set. But by the time Thundercracker and Skywarp rolled out.... it was mostly because "they know you'd pay it".

I'm *really* curious to see what the price on BW Megs is going to be considering the price on Dinobot.


At least with the Coneheads there was some pretty extensive and unique retooling to be done for each of the three, justifying some of the higher asking price. Thundercracker and Skywarp were definitely overpriced for Starscream repaints with fewer accessories, though. At least those two weren't plagued with the quality control issues the Conheads suffered. Thrust is a floppy hot mess.
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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Shockwave Discussion Thread

Postby SpikeyTigertron » Fri May 11, 2018 2:44 am

frogbat wrote:When displayed on his own I prefer the new deep purple - and I think the images above are a bit oversaturated but we won't know till diff images become available.

However when in group shots standing next to the likes of sound wave and mp megs... I prefer the anime version.


I have to agree here. To a certain extent I thought the TRU MP Thundercracker (dark blue) was perfect but when put next to the lighter grey starscream and megs.... It makes me wish I'd jumped for the TTMall light-blue version (not that I could really talk my self into dropping another $200 when the coneheads were confirmed- or at least ramjet at the time).

If he was stand alone I think *would* like the darker purple (also assuming I wasn't double dipping). But in a group, like mine *are* displayed. I feel perfectly content with the lighter lavender.
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