Laserbeak, prepare for flight. Destination: Iacon. MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave, a classic figure at this point capturing the Decepticon Communications officer perfectly in this scale has been re-issued in 2019. While the intent is nothing major was to be changed, there were actually some differences that wound up separating this release. First off, the box has new Long Life branding, so you should be able to tell you’re getting the newer edition right off the bat. Once you dig into the figure, we have some slightly darker blue plastic going on, which I actually think looks a bit better. His red eyes, matching the toon look – painted on with a dark under coat, the previous was red translucent plastic. There are also some very slight color changes in highlight paint throughout. All the original accessories come with – Megatron gun, Energon cube, chest display, hand scanner, Laserbeak and cassette case, & battery gun.
I found handling a bit more difficult than the original release which I still have out on display. The hip ratchets for forward/backward movement are VERY tight, to the point of concern while posing. Other than that though, it’s roughly the same. You can definitely tell the mold has been through the ringer, it’s not as smooth or clean as it once was, but if you never had a copy and dig this slightly different look, he is probably worth a pick up.
We’ve run the new version through a gallery, read on to check some key shots or hit the gallery below to see all 70+ HD pics including comparisons with the original!
He’s in stock now and shipping from TFSource!