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Old 29th January 2013, 11:33 AM
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Default Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave confirmed for July 2013

Okay so to help me make a decision about whether I give Takara my cash for MP Soundwave, I decided to email Hasbro about whether there will be a Hasbro release of MPSW or not and just got this reply:

Hi Michael, I am sorry for the delay in responding. I have checked with a colleague who specializes in Transformers. He has confirmed that the Masterpiece Soundwave line will be sold in Australia through Toys-R-Us, but not until July 2013. They are expected to sell in Toys-R-Us from July to September. Kind regards, Hasbro Consumer Services
T: 1-300-138-697 - custservau@hasbro.com
HASBRO AUSTRALIA LIMITED: ABN: 69 004 348 565


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I spoke to ToysRUs for confirmation.... and yes, it is coming... yes, it is from Hasbro... and yes, it is spectacular.

Arriving in stores in June/July, is Soundwave for AU$150 (definitely not the JP version at that price).
And it will be packed in a box that looks like a giant, blue (Soundwave) cassette player.
No word on it's contents though.
Since it is the same price as Masterpiece Optimus, it is likely to be US$100 in America.
(reason why we haven't heard anything about this from Hasbro yet? - they don't often show off retailer exclusives at Retailer Toy Fairs, unless it is something special... so we might see it at the US Toyfair, but since BotCon is in June, we might not see much of this before it gets released)


Now that's not all...
Bad news - no Sideswipe or Red Alert on the horizon. (doesn't necessarily mean they are not coming at all - just not before Soundwave)
Good news - a second Hasbro Masterpiece is being released with it.

Last edited by griffin; 31st January 2013 at 12:55 PM. Reason: people on the global sites are missing the confirmation by TRU
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Old 29th January 2013, 11:37 AM
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Wow. ME WANT.
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Old 29th January 2013, 11:39 AM
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Okay so to help me make a decision about whether I give Takara my cash for MP Soundwave, I decided to email Hasbro about whether there will be a Hasbro release of MPSW or not and just got this reply:

Hi Michael, I am sorry for the delay in responding. I have checked with a colleague who specializes in Transformers. He has confirmed that the Masterpiece Soundwave line will be sold in Australia through Toys-R-Us, but not until July 2013. They are expected to sell in Toys-R-Us from July to September. Kind regards, Hasbro Consumer Services
T: 1-300-138-697 - custservau@hasbro.com
HASBRO AUSTRALIA LIMITED: ABN: 69 004 348 565


SO is that gonna be the Hasbro Version ei? Not the Takara sets sold in TRU.... wonder what stuff they will change - coz the Takara on has for accessories - Meg gun, 1 chest grid display, 1 empty energon cube, some random hand blaster attachment, his guns.... I wish theyd make more of them empty energon cubes . If they make him with Ratbat cassette as well ( included with Laserbeak)... Im buying a second one heheheh

That is provided they don't disappear quick like the MP Optimus.
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Old 29th January 2013, 11:41 AM
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I think a Hasbro version would look quite good in package, what with all the accessories and that. I would be happy with them taking either option- as long as I get an MP Soundwave.
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Old 29th January 2013, 11:47 AM
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Okay so to help me make a decision about whether I give Takara my cash for MP Soundwave, I decided to email Hasbro about whether there will be a Hasbro release of MPSW or not and just got this reply:

Hi Michael, I am sorry for the delay in responding. I have checked with a colleague who specializes in Transformers. He has confirmed that the Masterpiece Soundwave line will be sold in Australia through Toys-R-Us, but not until July 2013. They are expected to sell in Toys-R-Us from July to September. Kind regards, Hasbro Consumer Services
T: 1-300-138-697 - custservau@hasbro.com
HASBRO AUSTRALIA LIMITED: ABN: 69 004 348 565


thats great news mate!

stoked to hear...
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SO is that gonna be the Hasbro Version ei? Not the Takara sets sold in TRU.... wonder what stuff they will change - coz the Takara on has for accessories - Meg gun, 1 chest grid display, 1 empty energon cube, some random hand blaster attachment, his guns.... I wish theyd make more of them empty energon cubes . If they make him with Ratbat cassette as well ( included with Laserbeak)... Im buying a second one heheheh

That is provided they don't disappear quick like the MP Optimus.
optimus is still in stock just ask customer service their all in storage though also many are reserved for employees only.
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Old 29th January 2013, 12:33 PM
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Okay so to help me make a decision about whether I give Takara my cash for MP Soundwave, I decided to email Hasbro about whether there will be a Hasbro release of MPSW or not and just got this reply:

Hi Michael, I am sorry for the delay in responding. I have checked with a colleague who specializes in Transformers. He has confirmed that the Masterpiece Soundwave line will be sold in Australia through Toys-R-Us, but not until July 2013. They are expected to sell in Toys-R-Us from July to September. Kind regards, Hasbro Consumer Services
T: 1-300-138-697 - custservau@hasbro.com
HASBRO AUSTRALIA LIMITED: ABN: 69 004 348 565


Excellent! For once I actually held off spending my $$$ in case a cheaper version came out and it looks like that has paid off!

Now if I could only go back in time 8 months and tell myself not to spend over a grand on a G1 Fort Max because they will be re-releasing him
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Okay so to help me make a decision about whether I give Takara my cash for MP Soundwave, I decided to email Hasbro about whether there will be a Hasbro release of MPSW or not and just got this reply:

Hi Michael, I am sorry for the delay in responding. I have checked with a colleague who specializes in Transformers. He has confirmed that the Masterpiece Soundwave line will be sold in Australia through Toys-R-Us, but not until July 2013. They are expected to sell in Toys-R-Us from July to September. Kind regards, Hasbro Consumer Services
T: 1-300-138-697 - custservau@hasbro.com
HASBRO AUSTRALIA LIMITED: ABN: 69 004 348 565


This is amazing and just in time for my Birthday what a great present to give myself.
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Old 29th January 2013, 07:59 PM
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SO is that gonna be the Hasbro Version ei? Not the Takara sets sold in TRU.... wonder what stuff they will change - coz the Takara on has for accessories - Meg gun, 1 chest grid display, 1 empty energon cube, some random hand blaster attachment, his guns.... I wish theyd make more of them empty energon cubes . If they make him with Ratbat cassette as well ( included with Laserbeak)... Im buying a second one heheheh
Given that MP Soundwave has only JUST come out in Japan, and Hasbro Australia are planning on selling it here in July-September, I'd say it's more likely to be an imported TakaraTOMY version. i.e. Hasbro Australia have obtained permission from TakaraTOMY to directly distribute and sell that toy here (like they did with MP Ultra Magnus, MP04 Convoy /w trailer and Ghost Starscream).

My concern is that if it's a TRU exclusive, it may not be cheap... because TRU are kinda inconsistent with the price policy of their exclusive Transformers. e.g.
+ Well priced = MP Starscream, Rodimus & Thundercracker
+ Expensive = MP Grimlock and Optimus Prime
+ Ridiculously Overpriced = MP Ghost Starscream, G1 coloured Deluxe Jazz, TRU exclusive Universe Voyagers (e.g. Darkwind, Countdown etc.)

I personally hope that MP Soundwave will sell here for the "well priced" range... because honestly, if it hits $150, you might as well as well import it yourself. Costs about the same and you get the toy sooner. If you're gonna get a local toy later, then you ought to pay less (I'd say $130 or cheaper). Perhaps someone would like to get in contact with Hasbro or TRU and see if they have any idea about how much they would like to charge for this toy?
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Old 30th January 2013, 08:16 AM
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If this does end up being a true Hasbro version (not just imported as Goki suggested above), this is great news for anyone who can't afford the Takara version... assuming it is cheaper. Heck, I may even buy another just to support local distribution
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