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40th Anniversary Soundwave In-Hand Images & Video for Transformers G1 Reissue

The Transformers 40th Anniversary G1 Soundwave is landing and we've got some new in-hand views of the set thanks to Retro Toy Escapades. The Walmart Collector Con 2023 Exclusive that is being called the cartoon edition, appears to be missing its metallic paint and stickers for a rather different look than we're used to. Check out the video and images below for the full look.

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Joe Velez 2023-10-05 @ 5:47 am

Great. More releases only about 150ish people actually want that are willing to pay full price for and will either clog shelves until clearance or never be put out depending on area. 

Normally I'd say that nobody wants these but people in the comments on some sites take me 100% literally. Of course the people reading these comments are likely to want them as you're a fan that actually goes on forums to read news and comments. But in the grand scheme of things, you're such a small percentage of customer that you might as well not exist. That's what I mean. For the amount of these sets that will be made and won't move off shelves, you getting it means nothing ultimately. 

How do I know this? I don't know, maybe the roughly two decades, three if you count G2, of G1 reissues that clogged all the shelves they were ever on. There were G1 reissues on Toys R Us Shelves for as low as $3.50 down from like $35. And they still didn't sell for months on end. 

But those 150ish people will continue to loudly clamor for them so they keep getting made only to go on clearance. 

Make Rodimus Prime, "Powermaster Optimus Prime and Apex Armor" and Ultra Magnus again. Those didn't shelf warmed when they were reissued. Make the Headmasters, Targetmaster and Powermasters. Ones that have little figures that go for $70 each on their own in most cases. Make ones that easily broke like Mirage. Make Japanese figures like Overlord and Star Saber. Combiners like Landcross, Liokaiser, Raiden and Road Caesar. Fill in the G2 combiner gaps. But no, it's Soundwave and Blaster again. So those who didn't get them on clearance the last two times have the opportunity to wait for them to go to clearance again to get them this time.

You know, what ever happened to RED? Right when they started making figures I actually wanted, they were nowhere to be seen. Not that I ever really seen them on shelves more than once to begin with though. I really wanted Shockwave, Galvatron and Prime Megatron and Optimus. Never had the chance at any of them by the time I remembered that they were supposed to be coming out. So much wasted potential in that line. 

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