Soundwave and Buzzsaw get the G1 Reissue Touch.
Our friends over at In Demand Toys has posted the first image of Reissue Soundwave with "Condor Cassette: Buzzsaw," on their Facebook Page.
Soundwave is technically recreated from the original tooling, if previous reissues are any indicator... but you'll still notice a minor difference from your G1 Soundwave. When the character was recreated as New Soundwave Soundblaster during the 1987 Japan-exclusive Transformers: The Headmasters, the mold was modified to incorporate a slightly different door mechanism that could accommodate Soundblaster's 2-tape capacity. And thus has it been ever since. So it's a modification, but a vintage one, if that makes you feel any better! Thanks to Tformers.com for the information.
In Demand Toys mentions that preorders will begin "soon." I hope we see Soundwave hit Walmart shelves like his other G1 reissue counterparts.
I personally feel like collectors alike will snatch up this Soundwave reissue a lot faster that our Autobot Leader Optimus Prime. I love Optimus, don’t get me wrong, I just think he’s seen a lot more shelf time and constant reissues of reissues than Soundwave has. I’d keep a close eye on In Demand Toys facebook page for a chance to get this pre-ordered before it sells out. Or , if you’re like me, you enjoy the hunt. In that case, I suggest make friends with an Walmart employee or 5. It doesn’t hurt. ;-)
Check back here later for more details and till next time, keep up the good hunt and collect on Transformer fans!