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Masterpiece Soundwave puts the nail in the coffin for knock-off acoustic wave

Masterpiece Soundwave MP13

Another blow dealt to 3rd party Transformer manufacturers

A few weeks ago I tweeted about the cancellation of the upcoming ‘masterpiece’ Soundwave from a 3rd party.

Today was possibly the best news day for Transformers fans in years.  News from the Tokyo Toy show gave us our first look at a new batch of Masterpiece figures from TakaraTomy including Sideswipe and Soundwave.  This Soundwave is simply AMAZING!  The greatest feature?  Laserbeak transformers without any additional parts.  Yes, that’s right: the blasters fold out of the cassette mode.  There also seems to be the ability for Soundwave to emit sound due to a 8th inch phono jack on the upper cassette player.  What can’t this figure do!??!

There is further coverage, and we’re sure to see more before the event is over.  What an amazing-looking figure!  Masterpiece is shaping up to be THE Transformers line!


MP13 will be a remold of MP12 – probably Breakdown

Transformers MP13 Masterpiece

Not such a big surprise afterall

A bunch of hoopla is spreading in Transformerland due to the typical spooky Japanese methods of teasing new figures. We see a black silhouette of an upcoming toy with no size indication or explanation.

If you look closely, the profile very closely resembles that of the newly revealed MP12 Sideswipe prototype, minus the giant shoulder cannon. My guess is this is a remolded Decepticon version of MP12 as Breakdown. Simple as that.

EDIT: I was wrong


In case you couldn’t tell… Fall of Cybertron Jazz and Sideswipe are remolds

Transformers Fall of Cybertron Sideswipe and Jazz

Don'tcha'll pull a fast one on me, ya hear?

I knew something wasn’t right when I saw Fall of Cybertron Sideswipe during the Hasbro panel at Botcon. It wasn’t completely obvious, but it is true: Sideswipe is a remold of Jazz with a huge ass gun instead of a pea-shooter.

So maybe before you start praising Sideswipe, make sure you weren’t one of the FOC Jazz haters, mmm kay?


Botcon 2012 Shattered Glass Treadshot – meh

Botcon 2012 Shattered Glass Treadshot


Botcon 2012 – blurring the lines between Generation 1 and Armada one toy at a time.

Transformers Universe Treadshot


Just to help everyone make sense of this, Treadshot is the weird Armada toy from the Ultra Magnus two-pack from back in the day. I guess since he is Shattered Glassified, he is in the Armada Sideswipe colors. What the fuck ever. Ok, it’s better than another weird Action Master homage.

Armada Sideswipe

Armada Sideswipe - one of the worst Transformers ever.


Footage from Transformers 3 set in Hammond, IN – Decepticon SUV’s are named Dreads

At long last, footage from the Transformers 3 set in Hammond, Indiana. In this video you can see the white Maybach with Simmons inside, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Rodimus, and the Decepticon Dreads.

Yes, that is the name of the SUV’s by word of the film crew. They are known as The Dreads. They appear to be a group of Decepticon clones. Enjoy!

Edit: Yes, I said Rodimus. We all know that it’s going to be Hot Rod / Rodimus, sometimes you don’t need confirmation to make a statement.


Sideswipe added to War for Cybertron Autobot Roster

War for Cybertron Sideswipe

Sorry, not Cliffjumper

Apparently the guy I thought was Cliffjumper is Sideswipe! Whoops! Welcome to the fray, brother-bot.