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Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpieces MP-13 "Soundwave" (Japan Import)

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  • MP-13 Soundwave Masterpiece
  • Laserbeak
  • Energon Cube
  • Miniature Megatron in gun-mode
  • Takara Tomy
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Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpieces MP-13 "Soundwave" (Japan Import) + Transformers - Master Piece MP15 [Rumble & Jaguar] + Transformers Master Piece MP16 Frenzy & Buzzsaw
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Technical Details
Item Weight939 g
Product Dimensions16.5 x 35.6 x 34.9 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:12 years and up
Item model numberMP-13
Assembly RequiredNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB008B403VS
Best Sellers Rank 84,880 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 Kg
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Date First Available1 Mar 2013
  
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  • Warning: Toy inside. Adult supervision recommended

Product Description

MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave includes Laserbeak and being capable of carrying up to 3 cassettes! A great modern remake of the vintage G1 figure Soundwave!


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Watch the taxes! 1 Aug 2013
By Mr. B
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Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I cant really add much in terms of the model itself to what has already been written about it.

But one thing I should make clear to anyone importing a model from Japan or any country without an MoU with the UK HMRC could be liable to be hit with customs duty and more sneakily- Import VAT. This cost me an extra 35 on top of the value of the model and postage.

This seems to be a bit of a grey area, I don't think it is certain you will get charged but it is a possibility depending on if the package is randomly selected for inspection at the border.

(as far as I can tell MoU countries are Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong & Channel Islands)

This soured the experience for me as I typically expect any price quoted on a UK site to include a VAT element already unless exempt or explicitly stated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great figure, not perfect, but close 7 April 2014
Transformers Review: Masterpiece Soundwave and Masterpiece Laserbeak

There are many iconic Transformers in the franchise, Optimus Prime, for example, being one such example.
There is one character in particular however who is very iconic, his head is even considered to be the inspiration for the Decepticon symbol itself. The character is Soundwave, a character who was loyal to Megatron only and later to Galvatron after Megatron was reformatted into Galvatron, why he was so loyal was never explained.
Other Decepticons didn't trust him and for good reason, he would spy on them, gathering information on them and ensuring that Megatron would know of that information, pretty underhand really.

For older fans and collector's Soundwave is quite memorable, his alt mode of a walkman which was tiny compared to his robot mode was distinctive for it's time. It turned out to be a pretty useful alt mode to have, after all who would suspect a walkman?

Over the years Soundwave has appeared in other forms but the original still holds a place in the hearts of many of the older collectors and fans. When the Masterpiece version was announced there was a lot of excitement, after all it's Soundwave.
So I guess on with the review.

Soundwave Alt Mode:

Many today would have no idea what a walkman is, in the 1970s and 1980s until CD players gradually phased out tape players in the 1990s, the walkman was considered to be the needed item of music lovers. It was small, it could play tapes and you could carry it in a pocket, pretty much a must have.
Like his original Generation One version, Masterpiece Soundwave's alt mode is a walkman, or tape player if that's preferred.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love Soundwave, but not too keen on the price! 6 Jan 2014
By Blew1
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I bought this grown man toy for myself as a decoration more or less as I've always been a fan of the franchise and have never owned my favourite character (Soundwave) so decided to treat myself.
It looks great, it looks exactly as Soundwave appears in the G1 cartoon even more so than the original toy. There's an energon cube, a Megatron gun, Soundwave's own gun and, quite curiously, a schematic tyope grid thing seen in one of the first G1 episodes.
The instruction manual is pretty straight forward...but all in Japanese...however, the illustrations are straight forward and easy to use.
The plastic seems quite fragile to me and although nothing has broken yet (even though the 'gun trigger finger' slips out quite easily) it does not appear to be of the highest possible quality and worthy of a 'masterpiece' label and certainly not the 100 plus price tag as it feels very light and a bit flimsy and wouldn't survive being dropped. Quite frankly, I expected it to be tougher for how much I paid.
NOT reccommonended for kids AT ALL - way too expensive and sensitive to young ones and if they're anything like I was, Soundwave would be missing a few limbs at the end of the day.
In recap, for older TF fans only but try and get a good price as it is much too expensive for the quality it and be VERY carfeul with it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MP-13 Soundwave 28 April 2013
By John Steckler - Published on Amazon.com
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This fantastic model is straight from Japan, manufactured by Takara Tomy. Consequently, nearly all text included with the model is in Japanese. This is not a huge hinderance, as the transformation process is fairly easily understood with the graphical depictions in the instructions, but if you wanted to read up on, say, the history of the character or read an important detail about the model, then you must learn to read Japanese or get it translated by someone.

The model itself in robot form stands approximately 9 inches high, and is made entirely of plastic. No die cast parts are included. The complexity of the model makes it a poor choice for young children or irresponsible adults, but the detail is the highest of any Soundwave model on the market, and as such could be considered the standard by which all others are measured. The index finger on both hands is articulated with two joints, and the other fingers are articulated with one. This allows Soundwave to "point" and be posed in a variety of ways, given the rest of his extensive articulation is taken into consideration.

The model includes Soundwave's blaster, a miniature Megatron in gun mode that the model can hold in either hand, an "energon cube" that mounts with a simple snap to the model's cassette door, and as an awesome bonus, also includes Laserbeak, the cassette tape that transforms into a bird, and looks very similar to how it did in the animated show. The cassette tape includes its own case as well. The cassette door on the model's chest opens and the tape can be stored inside. As another bonus, the rear wall of the cassette cavity can be pushed back to hold up to three separate cassettes, sold separately. Ravage, Rumble, Frenzy and Buzzsaw are all sized to fit and work with this model.

In portable cassette player mode, the model is very solid. Most attachments, such as the scanner piece, and the blaster, either fold down and store somewhere on the model, or attach firmly in an inconspicuous place to make the alternate mode look very clean and remove any worries about lost parts. The parts that do not attach (energon cube, megatron blaster, cassette case) should be stored where they won't be misplaced.

The only downside was the price. To pay this price, there should be substantial die-cast content, and as stated earlier, there is none. Be sure you are careful with this; it is not designed to withstand great wear and tear, and is best suited for serious adult collectors and enthusiasts. The Japanese text printed on the box and in the literature helped to reinforce the authenticity of the product. I'm very satisfied with the product overall. Great purchase for enthusiasts and collectors. Shop around for the best price.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundwave Icon 20 Sep 2013
By Sean - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the greatest Soundwave G1 toy to really have for ur collection and Everybody should get this Soundwave It's the real one like the 80's cartoon. I'm glad I got him for my collection when I was a kid I couldn't even fine him in the stores they where all sold out now today I'm in my 30's and finally I got him in my collection and Everyone should get him NOW and Quickly Amazon and the Seller gets 5 stars and a A+ in my book.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Found cheaper and more accessories included. 8 Aug 2013
By R. Beltran - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I just bought one at TRU today retailed 139 but they said they will take away 20 if i take a survey, which i did. The TRU Version includes all that came with the takara line but with additional 4 more cassettes (Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, and buzzsaw. I also have a 5 dollar reward coupon and the total i paid for including Tax is 125, the TRU i went is in Time Square. I hope that helps.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great toy, great quality... 21 Feb 2013
By arceeprimus98 - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
...has an excellent quality to it. made very well and durable. matches other transformer masterpieces in weight and size. about the height of mp ten optimus...
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Soundwave alright 13 April 2014
By Eric Yohe - Published on Amazon.com
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It's exactly what you'd expect, an awesome representation of G1 Soundwave. I love it
My gf thinks it's totes presh
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