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

Transformers News: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave)

Thursday, May 10th, 2018 2:42AM CDT

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transformers News: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave
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Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958668)
Posted by frogbat on May 10th, 2018 @ 7:04am CDT
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...
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958672)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2018 @ 7:43am CDT
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.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958673)
Posted by mentre83 on May 10th, 2018 @ 7:54am CDT
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.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958678)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2018 @ 8:07am CDT
The eye does look smaller/more concentrated, at least.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958679)
Posted by Randomhero on May 10th, 2018 @ 8:09am CDT
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.



It’s just not all painted black
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958681)
Posted by ausbot on May 10th, 2018 @ 8:12am CDT
I'd rather a grey "shackwave" version.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958685)
Posted by shajaki on May 10th, 2018 @ 8:33am CDT
Wow... not impressed with the price hike. BBTS still have Lavenderwave in stock for 160 USD...

Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958686)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on May 10th, 2018 @ 8:37am CDT
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:
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958692)
Posted by william-james88 on May 10th, 2018 @ 8:57am CDT
shajaki wrote:Wow... not impressed with the price hike. BBTS still have Lavenderwave in stock for 160 USD...


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.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958693)
Posted by Agamemnon on May 10th, 2018 @ 8:58am CDT
Awww....I like this color better, but I cannot justify two MP Shockies... :-?
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958709)
Posted by Deathsaurus1 on May 10th, 2018 @ 11:26am CDT
I am seeing the same exact head and face on shockwave.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958716)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2018 @ 11:44am CDT
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.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958741)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 10th, 2018 @ 2:41pm CDT
ausbot wrote:I'd rather a grey "shackwave" version.


How about this guy?

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Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958748)
Posted by TMan978 on May 10th, 2018 @ 2:58pm CDT
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.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958788)
Posted by sol magnus on May 10th, 2018 @ 7:08pm CDT
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.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958790)
Posted by TMan978 on May 10th, 2018 @ 7:12pm CDT
Their prices have been skyrocketing for the past two to three years starting with the Seekers.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958791)
Posted by william-james88 on May 10th, 2018 @ 7:23pm CDT
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.
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958792)
Posted by fenrir72 on May 10th, 2018 @ 8:13pm CDT
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 [strike]sake[/strike]energon or something)
Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958794)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 10th, 2018 @ 8:47pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:
ausbot wrote:I'd rather a grey "shackwave" version.


How about this guy?

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or this?
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Re: Stock Images of Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP29+ Boei Sanbo Laserwave (Shockwave) (1958801)
Posted by sol magnus on May 10th, 2018 @ 10:04pm CDT
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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