*This news item was originally intended to be posted on October 9, 2020.
At one point in the War for Cybertron: Siege cartoon, fans are introduced to the leader of the "Mercenary" faction: Soundblaster. Based on the design of the Wal-Mart exclusive Soundblaster figure, the powers that be behind the show wound up giving Soundblaster a unique symbol for the Mercenary faction instead of an Autobot or Decepticon symbol. It seemed that fans would never get a figure with this symbol, but Takara Tomy has decided to put just such a figure out as a Selects release! This figure is now available for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse as an exclusive. He is priced at $42.99 with pre-orders ending on November 9, 2020. The ship date is to be determined. For now, check out the official product description and images below!
The Takara Tomy Transformers Generations Selects Soundblaster figure was imported directly from Japan in its original packaging with Japanese-language instructions, featuring authentic Takara Tomy design and deco.
- Authentic Takara Tomy Product as sold in Japan, with original packaging and Japanese-language instructions
- Includes: Soundblaster figure, concussion blaster, sonic cannon, and charge blaster weapon accessories
- This figure converts from robot to Cybertronian spacecraft mode
- Combine weapon accessories to form a large blaster that the figure can hold in robot mode
- Figure can store up to two mini cassette figures in its chest (Not included with this figure. Each sold separately, subject to availability)
- The character first appeared in Dreamwave comics, a clone of Soundwave created by Shockwave
- This Soundblaster figure is inspired by the Mercenary and failed Shockwave experiment as seen in the War for Cybertron animated series, complete with Mercenary logo
Ages 15 and up