Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions

Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 7:48am CDT

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Takara Tomy designer Shogo Hasui has tweeted an image of Masterpiece Soundwave and company! MP-13 Soundwave with Laserbeak is scheduled to release in December. The rest of the cassettes, MP-15 Rumble & Ravage and MP-16 Frenzy & Buzzsaw, are slated for March 2013. Check out Soundwave and his crew below.

Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-13 Soundwave and Minions

Credit(s): Shogo Hasui, daimchoc


This article was last modified on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 7:59am CDT

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Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435556)
Posted by QBKiller94 on October 31st, 2012 @ 8:13am CDT
Now there's a Masterpiece worth laying down some cash for! I'm passing on Sideswipe and Red Alert. Waiting for this one.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435561)
Posted by Grimlock Shakur on October 31st, 2012 @ 8:31am CDT
wow... now this is nice! good thing I've preordered him already... though this pic is making me preorder his minions... hmmm we'll see!

thanks for the pic though, very nice! he's badass!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435564)
Posted by Super Megatron on October 31st, 2012 @ 8:36am CDT
Definitely made the right decision when I passed on MP-10! With the money I saved, I can get MP Soundwave and the MP cassettes! :grin:
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435565)
Posted by Marcdachamp on October 31st, 2012 @ 8:38am CDT
This sucker cannot come out in the US quickly enough! He looks awesome, and his minions look fantastic, too.

Wish I could avoid buying Buzzsaw, though. I want Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage and Laserbeak, but Buzzsaw is one of those characters who barely existed. Oh, well. His colors look good, at least. They're getting the most out of the mold. Can't say I blame 'em. At least we're getting Ravage, even though he can't really be repainted.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435567)
Posted by Down_Shift on October 31st, 2012 @ 8:49am CDT
Looks fantastic!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435572)
Posted by Axalon_Prime on October 31st, 2012 @ 8:59am CDT
Ravage can totally be repainted. first off there's Howlback, an e-hobby exclusive with Garboil. Next there's Stripes that came with the encore Twincast. You could also do Glit that was in that 3 pack with Sundor and Rosanna. Finally SG Ravage. That molds has more repaints than the Rumble mold!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435573)
Posted by Marcdachamp on October 31st, 2012 @ 9:01am CDT
Axalon_Prime wrote:Ravage can totally be repainted. first off there's Howlback, an e-hobby exclusive with Garboil. Next there's Stripes that came with the encore Twincast. You could also do Glit that was in that 3 pack with Sundor and Rosanna. Finally SG Ravage. That molds has more repaints than the Rumble mold!


I stand corrected. :lol:

Actually, I would probably prefer SG Ravage to Buzzsaw...
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435574)
Posted by Rated X on October 31st, 2012 @ 9:01am CDT
Looks great, but cartoon wise the cassettes are a bit too small. Im would like too see how the cassettes fit in with classics. Are they scout sized ???
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435575)
Posted by Rhinox23 on October 31st, 2012 @ 9:20am CDT
Wow! He seems to keep looking better and better! SW is my favorite :CON: and this is definitely the best version of him ever made! Bring on December!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435580)
Posted by freaky777 on October 31st, 2012 @ 9:34am CDT
I heard a rumor that it will most probably be in early Dec too.. finger crossed!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435586)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 31st, 2012 @ 10:10am CDT
Rated X wrote:Looks great, but cartoon wise the cassettes are a bit too small.
Actually, when one consults the official scale guide from the G1 cartoon, they are exactly as show-accurately sized as they're supposed to be, with Rumble/Frenzy reaching Soundwave's knee panels, the birds being bigger than his shoulders, and Ravage being just a bit bigger than the birds. ;)

Rated X wrote:Im would like too see how the cassettes fit in with classics. Are they scout sized ???
Hard to tell, but my best guess would be that this Ravage it about the same size as the Ravage that came with Universe Hound.

Though. if want these to fit with the Classics figures, you'd be better off wishing they were smaller since MP Soundwave is about the size of a Leader and all the guys who were Soundwave's height in the Classics-style toylines are Voyagers. And the near-Voyager-sized MP Sideswipe and Red Alert are mere Deluxes in their Classic-style toys. So, when comapre to the Masterpiece toys, everything is scaled down in Classics.

Though, the Ravage/Hound ordeal fit since Hound was a small guy (not as big as the other Autobot Cars, but bigger than the Mini-Cars).
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435595)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 31st, 2012 @ 10:21am CDT
Now that's what I call one big happy family! :)

Can't wait for SW to arrive.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435600)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 31st, 2012 @ 10:42am CDT
It's so beautiful. :)
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435607)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 31st, 2012 @ 11:15am CDT
That piccy takes me back to the 80s. Pretty much everything I love about Transformers is summed up in that photo.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435621)
Posted by Coptur on October 31st, 2012 @ 11:35am CDT
Poor old Buzzsaw no love.

Strange i've always liked the outcast characters like Buzzsaw and Reflector.

Fingers crossed the next MP will be Reflector or Shockwave (w/Ratbat)
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435622)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 31st, 2012 @ 11:36am CDT
Coptur wrote:Poor old Buzzsaw no love.



Buzzsaw is there, on the left.
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435626)
Posted by jamarmiller on October 31st, 2012 @ 11:46am CDT
love the tapes, love the fact they can fit in the original g1 toy

wish I could just get lazer beak and not Soundwave though

anyone want an extra soundwave with no lazer beak ? LOL probably not
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435632)
Posted by agentcastle on October 31st, 2012 @ 11:58am CDT
excellent... i stumbled onto all the masterpiece figures (and TF collecting in general) in an attempt to find a soundwave - wife cant make me hide this bad boy!
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435664)
Posted by XDMan on October 31st, 2012 @ 2:07pm CDT
I can't wait for this guy's release! He and his kids are going to look nice along with Optimus Prime (MP-10, of course), the Seekers, Grimlock, Sideswipe and Red Alert! =P~

Although for a US release, Hasbro would make him have a yellow visor (common on all of his G1 reissues, by both TT and Hasbro), a lighter blue and possibly omit either Frenzy or Rumble (and possibly swap their names as well), Buzzsaw (even though he was included in the US release of SW) and price them between the TC price and the OP price. Either way, whichever one is much more superior, hold on for Hasbro's release. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Masterpiece Soundwave and Minions (1435681)
Posted by acchillyaout on October 31st, 2012 @ 2:49pm CDT
Meh, think I'll punt on this one. It looks too much like the original G1 version and exhibits no novel creativity. The addition of the minions is a cool concept, but it's been done before. I think giving them all new bodies and transformations would spice up interest and bring in more business. At it's current state, given the price, it's not worth the commitment in my humble opinion. Why can't it be a Masterpiece sized version of Soundwave in an alternate mode that resembles a satelitte? That was fresh and drove the market in a new direction! :HEADHURTS:

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