The time has come for all those people who either didn’t want to import MP Soundwave, or just didn’t grab him in time. The Hasbro version which is a Toys “R” Us exclusive has been listed on their website so we now have an official release date along with the price. Both figures will be available to order online July 18th, no telling what time but I imagine there will be people camping their website the entire 24 hours leading up to the release. Here are the details:
Masterpiece Soundwave: (Click the link to go to the store page)
Well I suppose good things come to those who wait! Soundwave will include all five of his cassettes: Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Ravage, Rumble, and Frenzy. Whereas if you imported the Takara-TOMY version you were paying close to $300+ for all this the US release will be one package for the low price of $119.99. The only thing you really need to come to grips with is that he will have yellow eyes and there may be some minor adjustments on the Hasbro version (for example it looks like the cassette colors are clear instead of energon pink, no grid, or energon cube).
If you want to see what the Takara-TOMY version was like check out our review we did earlier this year!
Masterpiece Acid Storm: (Click the link to go to the store page)
Acid Storm appears to be an US exclusive as we have not seen an import of this Seeker! Like other Seekers he comes with a display stand and missiles. The part I really like about this figure is the digi-camo green on the wings, it’s a really nice touch that makes him stand out. Acid Storm will run you $74.99 and is also available the same day as Soundwave, July 18, 2013.