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

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  • *Can fit 3 cassette pieces into tray *Multiple points of articulation *Takara Tomy release *Limited edition *Imported release *Brand new
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Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions16 x 6 x 14 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:3 years and up
Item model numberMP-13
Assembly RequiredNo
  
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ASINB008B403VS
Best Sellers Rank 166,035 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
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Date First Available1 Mar. 2013
  
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*Can fit 3 cassette pieces into tray *Multiple points of articulation *Takara Tomy release *Limited edition *Imported release *Brand new

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reina H. Watt on 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B on 1 Aug. 2013
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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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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Blew1 on 6 Jan. 2014
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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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By Jonas Udd on 19 Sept. 2014
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Just perfect. Don't need to say anything else.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Soundwave Icon 20 Sept. 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.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Found cheaper and more accessories included. 8 Aug. 2013
By R. Beltran - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Best 150 bucks i've spent. 20 Aug. 2014
By DJRP - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a few other figures from the Takara Tomy Masterpiece line but this one is by far the best. As with all of their other models, Takara puts in a ton of detail. The figure is fully transformable, and comes with some really nice accessories like an energon cube, his iconic blaster, a mini-version of Megatron transformed into his gun form, but best of all is Laserbeak. I had the original G1 Soundwave as a kid but never had a Laserbeak to go with it. Oh and a nice little touch is that one of the accessories is a cassette case. I dunno why you would ever use it but its that kind of attention to detail that make these Takara figures so worth the price.

In addition to being fully transformable, the figure has extremly generous joints so you can pose it in virtually any position. You can get it to look like the picture on the box or what ever else you can think of (mostly). I also have the Prowl, Bluestreak, Sideswipe, and Smokescreen from Takara and amazingly the quality is very consistent across all the figures. The paint job is fantastic and I've not noticed any blemishes. The quality of the plastic is very high, and overall Soundwave feels very sturdy. At $150 I think its a pretty good value for the price, though I won't pretend that its cheep.

I was also luck to have received this shipped in a box (i.e. the seller, not Amazon in this case, was good enough to use a shipping box) so the packaging is in great shape. I have to say that the packaging for this peice is also really great. The art on the front is fantastic and makes a good display peice on its own.

Overall I just can't recommend this one enough. After getting it and seeing the figure in person I went out and picked up a Megatron. Looking forward to seeing if they continue to hold up.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great amount of detail 16 Sept. 2014
By O. Esquivel - Published on Amazon.com
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Great amount of detail, many accessories, like energon cube and a megatron pistol just like you used to watch on the cartoon episodes. I loved the laserbeak cassette. Robot is as big as most of the other masterpieces like star scream. I gave it 4 stars and not 5 because I will always measure them up to the original Optimus Prime Masterpiece which included some metal parts and had lots more details like all articulated fingers and so on. Still it is one of the best masterpieces so far and a must if you collect them.
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