I didn't get a lot of time with him last night because he showed up at around 7pm. By the time I got him out of the box and played with him I had no time to set up my photo booth. Here is a comparison between MP Soundwave and G1 Soundwave. I have Laserbeak sitting on each of their shoulders. I'll have MUCH better pics this weekend.
It's been a pretty good week for me hunting. I'm now on a daily hunt for those beast hunters. Yesterday during lunch I decided to make my way down to my favorite toy store, Toys R Us. Pretty optimistic, basically skipping down the parking lot. Like I saw earlier this week that the Kre-O beast hunters have been spotted at retail. Of course there are so many Legos in my way. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Technic, Hero Factory. Even Kre-O Battleship was in my way! Finally to my little tiny section with 3 shelves I get to my Kre-O Transformers. (notice how I say "my Kre-O Transformers". I have a problem with possession. Always have growing up. It was said that when you get older, you learn to share and give. Why do people have to lie? I've gotten worse! lol
On one of the shelves I find two boxes. It's the Mirco changers. I look at the box and push it aside cuz I see it's the first 6 that got release. Honestly, I didn't bother looking at the other box cuz I'm pushing my way through to find those beast hunters. Nothing....Corner of my eye I see new characters on the Mirco Changers box! I couldn't believe it. 12 new Kreons!!! I went through cheating my way (looking at the production numbers and made sure I had 12 different ones). So far I ended up with Dirge, Aracnid, and Bludgeon. I will open up more tonight and get some pics.
You know I was just thinking last night sitting in my vault. Where are my club subscription figures?? On their front page this is what they have to say:
We apologize that it has taken so long to get back to all of you concerning the first ship date, but we have been waiting on our confirmation. There was an internal issue at Hasbro that has caused the figures' ship date to slip a fair amount. As of this week, Hasbro is telling us to expect the figures in late April/early May. We are sorry for the delay. Please know that we are pushing as hard as we can to get them here.
It's very interesting that they say they have an internal issue. Did they fire the employees that were working on them? Did an entire character get so mutated that he was scrapped? hmmmmmmm....questions that we may never know. Anyways, its all good. I'm excited for them but not to the point of where are they, how come I don't have them. As long as I get them this year I'll be satisfied. Plus, I have plenty of plastic crack coming up to buy. I just saw on Seibertron.com that the Beast Hunters Kre-O sets are out!!
Click here to check out the post:
Just got an email saying this:
We've just heard word that the next Takara Masterpiece release is the MP-19 Bluestreak! Preorders have been listed at $79.99 - Thanks so much for preordering with BBTS!
ahhhhhhh!! I'm going to be SO broke this year!!
In two days I found Wave 1 of the beast hunters Prime. I couldn't believe it! Usually we are the last to get any type of new product line. Doesn't make sense cuz the headquarters for Hasbro is 1 state away from us! I think I'm just missing Voyager Predaking? In any case, I'll get my hands on him pretty soon.
Here we have from left to right:
Bumblebee, Lazerback, Soundwave, and Wheeljack
The most shocking is bumblebee. I love this mold! He has a battle helmet on. It kinda looks like an armor helmet that a knight would wear. They gave him enough missles for 3 transformers! He is defiantly much beefier and intimidating than your usual kid loving bumblebee.
Lazerback is pretty cool. The colors are nice. Head is awesome.
Soundwave is VERY similiar to the regular Prime version. They added a few things like the decepticon symbols on his wings. The yellow accent is a nice touch to the greyish-blue color. His weapon is not the greatest. This is soundwave Hasbro! He needs his blaster! His chest holds Ravage. He still is my favorite decepticon of all time.
Wheeljack's mold is unbelievable! There is nothing I can complain about. He has this gigantic staff/sword that seems to just work for him.
Overall, I'm liking this line very much. It's been a while since I've been excited about a new line coming out. For the past couple of years, I just feel as though they are getting cheaper. The quality just wasn't there. I have many guys that have little paint bloches that I had to scrape off. Or arms or legs would just come off when transforming them. Problem after problem. It was getting frustrating to the point where I stopped looking for some plastic and just bought them when I was out. Now...I'm back in the groove because of the Beast Hunters!
In the past few months Takara has been giving us news and releasing Masterpiece toys to us. November I got Sideswipe. December I got Red Alert. January (next week) I'm getting Soundwave with Laserbeak. I can't tell you how excited I am for him! I've been trying so hard to avoid the pics and videos that are out there. I caught a pic of him ejecting his own minions! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!! Absolutely insane! As of right now I think he's going to be the best Masterpiece ever made!
In March we have Rumble/Ravage and Frenzy/Buzzsaw combo's. We will get the original's of the cassette's by the middle of this year. My display case of all the MP's is going to be full. How to set them up....
Newly announced is Prowl and Smokescreen. A day later we were told that Tigertrack is on the list. He's basically going to be the same mold as Sideswipe but in Yellow. This is where I'm a bit disappointed. Why not Sunstreaker? You could use the same mold, make him yellow, add a bigger spoiler, change the head, add a few more colored detail, and poof..... Sunstreaker has been born! You already have 3/4 of the mold Takara!
Anyways, overall I'm happy with the selection. Just please no more Optimus Prime Masterpiece's!! What we really need is a redo of Ultra Magnus. Now we're talking!
Finally!!! The scene is up! I was having a hard time figuring out which Soundwave to use. I figured I'd use one that is more modern because I used newer 3rd party Reflector. It wasn't easy trying to find a tube to replicate them pumping Energon into the cubes. I think it came out pretty good. It's a scene that every Transformers fan should have tattooed into their brain.
Me? I'm a Transformaniac through and through. I've been collecting for over 20 years and my collection is starting to outgrow "The Vault"! I collect, maintain and refurbish my Transformers and I am always looking for new (and old) ones to add to my 1000+ plus collection. Feel free to check out my collection, as it's ever-growing and I'll be updating my blog with new Transformers as soon as I get them.