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TFsource 9-9 SourceNews - Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster & Ratbat, More!
Miscellaneous: Jay Cochran - 2013.09.10
Greetings SourceFans!
What a busy week folks! This week we have new preorders for Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster & Ratbat and new pics of MP-12G - Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe. Newly instock this week are TFCC 2013 Subscription Exclusive - Circuit, Kabaya Gaia Scramble, Japanese Generations Blitzwing & Springer, and Japanese Beast Hunters / GO! figures. We've restocked a bunch of popular Perfect Effect Customs, and PE-DX-02 - Aranea will be instock soon! Our Summer Sale continues with over 200 items up to 75% off - with more to be added! As always, be sure to check out the Source Blog for our latest Source Article, Source Review and Source Interview! All this and more... in this week's SourceNews!

In this issue of SourceNews:

1. Masterpiece Update!
2. Mastermind Creations Feral con Leo Dux Early Bird Pricing Extended!
3. Now up for preorder - PE-DX-02 - Aranea! Perfect Effect Restock!
4. Kabaya Gaia Scramble - Now Instock!
5. Now instock: TFCC Subscription Service Circuit!
6. Fansproject Update! Quadruple-U Shipping Soon!
7. Asia Exclusive Masterpiece Grimlock & Skyfire Set - Preorder Up!
8. Now instock: TFC Toys - Project Uranos - F-16 Falcon, AV-88 Harrier II and SR-71 Blackbird!
9. Transformers Go! and Generations Preorders!
10. 3rd Party Customs Update!
11. MECH iDEAS TFCon Exclusives, Demolition Crue and Longblast Add-on Now Instock!
12. Transformers Licensed T-Shirts Up for Preorder!
13. Source Blog Updates!
14. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
15. Newest Instock items at TFsource


TFSource - now accepting Paypal payments for stacked orders! You asked for it, and now you can pay with a credit card or Paypal for your stacked orders! To learn more about order stacking read here: Stack your orders, save on shipping, pay with Paypal!



1. Masterpiece Update!
Now up for preorder - MP-13B Soundblaster & Ratbat! This great recolor of Masterpiece Soundwave pays homage to the Japanese Headmaster series exclusive character Soundblaster - a rebuilt version of Soundwave that replaces his signature blue color with black! Preorder yours at TFSource here:


Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster & Ratbat
MP-12G Sideswipe Preorder Up! Updated Photo! From the pictures it appears he includes not only a repainted sideswipe but also includes his high powered engine cannon, machine gun and sword - complete with a G2 autobot insignia on his hood! Preorder yours here at TFSource:


MP-12G - Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe
Now up for preorder: MP-10 Masterpiece Optimus Prime! This is a reissue of the Japanese/Takara version and it will be instock sometime in September. We'll have a limited amount of stock of this piece coming in, eligible for free US shipping and reduced international shipping! Unlike the first edition, this version will include a figure display stand as shown. Preorder yours at TFsource here:


MP-10 - Masterpiece Optimus Prime - Convoy with Spike Figure
Now back up for preorder: MP-10B Masterpiece Black Convoy/Optimus Prime! Preorder this piece and get FREE US shipping and reduced international shipping! This popular piece will be back instock in December! Preorder yours here:


MP-10B - Masterpiece Black Convoy - Optimus Prime
Now Instock - MP-12T - Masterpiece Tigertrack! By popular request we've managed to pick up a small amount of additional Masterpiece Tigertracks. They're no longer available from Takara so we can only pick them up from secondary sources at a higher cost which is reflected in the price. These are very short on the market now, but as we're getting many requests to restock this popular piece it's the best we can offer. Order here:


MP-12T - Masterpiece Tigertrack
Now up for preorder: 2 new Masterpieces: Wheeljack and Bumblebee! Preorder yours here at TFSource:


MP-20 - Masterpiece Wheeljack


MP-21 - Masterpiece Bumblebee
Note: information is subject to change as these are preliminary listings.
MP-13 Soundwave - 2nd Run Confirmed - Preorders UP! Great news that Takara Tomy has officially announced the 2nd run of MP-13 Soundwave! This is a confirmed run and with the drop in the yen price the 2nd run is even more affordable than the original! Additionally this is causing some 2ndary suppliers to sell their stock of the 1st run and TFsource hopes to have enough stock soon to fill the outstanding preorders on the first run, from the Takara shortage on our first shipment! Preorder yours at TFSource here:


MP-13 - Masterpiece Soundwave - 2nd Production Run
MP-19 Smokescreen up for preorder! Preorder here:


MP-19 - Masterpiece Smokescreen
Now up for preorder - MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak! Preorder here:
MP-17 Prowl will ship out late September so get your preorder in now!


MP-17 - Masterpiece Prowl


MP-18 - Masterpiece Bluestreak



2. Mastermind Creations Feral con Leo Dux Early Bird Pricing Extended!
Now up for preorder: MMC's Feral Con Leo Dux! MMC has extended the early bird pricing on Leo Dux to end Oct 1st! Save $15 off the regular retail price with Early Bird Pricing! Preorder yours here:


Reformatted - R-04 - Leo Dux the Squadron Commander
Now up for preorder: MMC's Hexatron Add-on kit - Dazzling Glory! This great chrome add on features two chromed gun and a chromed helmet! Hexatron figure sold separately - due out in October! Preorder at TFsource here:


Reformatted - R-01 - Terminus Hexatron - Dazzling Glory - Chromed Weapon Set
Reformatted - R-01 - Terminus Hexatron - Back up for preorder! Preorder here:


Reformatted 01 - Terminus Hexatron



3. Now up for preorder - PE-DX-02 - Aranea! Perfect Effect Restock!
Now up for preorder - PE-DX-02 - Aranea! This piece has shipped out from overseas so will be instock shortly! Preorder yours here:


PE-DX-02 - Aranea
Perfect Effect - Restock! We've received a limited amount of Perfect Effect restock - many old and long out of stock items! Check them out here:


TFsource - Your Source for Perfect Effect Customs!



4. Kabaya Gaia Scramble - Now Instock!
Now Instock - Kabaya Gaia Scramble! We've also added new photos courtesty of Alfes2000! Order yours here:



TFsource - Your Source for Kabaya Candy Kits!



5. Now instock: TFCC Subscription Service Circuit!
We also have linked a great video review by tambeyoda of this piece, click the link to watch! Order yours here:


TFCC 2013 Subscription Exclusive - Circuit



6. Fansproject Update! Quadruple-U Shipping Soon!
Fansproject Quadruple-U - Shipping Soon!
We've added some great photos of Fansproject's Quadruple-U! It should be shipping out soon! Preorder yours here:


Fansproject - Function X-2: Quadruple-U
Now - CA-12 Last Chance! Four of the five figures for this great combiner set are now released, now just one more to go! Order yours at TFsource here:


Fansproject - Causality CA-12 Last Chance
CA-11 Down Force is Now Instock! Preorders are being processed and shipped! Also Fansproject changed the numbering, as this was originally supposed to be CA-12, so we've updated to reflect this. Order yours here:


Fansproject - Causality CA-11 Down Force
Back instock - CA-09 Car Crash and CA-10 T-Bone!
Final restock from Fansproject on these popular pieces! Order yours at TFsource here:


Fansproject - Causality CA-10 T-Bone!


Fansproject - Causality CA-09 Car Crash!



7. Asia Exclusive Masterpiece Grimlock & Skyfire Set - Preorder Up!
Now up for preorder: Asia Exclusive Masterpiece Grimlock and Skyfire/Jetfire Set! These are being sold as a set, due to how they are allocated. We will only stock very limited quantities of this due to the allocation and price, so be sure to preorder early! Preorder yours here:


Henkei Jetfire - Cybertron Con 2013 Exclusive


Masterpiece Grimlock & Henkei Jetfire - Cybertron Con 2013 Exclusive Set



8. Now instock: TFC Toys - Project Uranos - F-16 Falcon, AV-88 Harrier II and SR-71 Blackbird!
Now instock: TFC Toys F-16 Falcon! Order yours here:


TFC Toys - Project Uranos - F-16 Falcon
Now instock: TFC Toys - Project Uranos - AV-88 Harrier II! Order yours at TFsource here:


TFC Toys - Project Uranos - AV-88 Harrier II
Tambeyoda has uploaded a new Youtube review of the Uranos Harrier 2, check it out! TFC Toys - Project Uranos - AV-88 Harrier II
TFSource Restock! Along with the Falcon we were able to pick up a small amount of TFC's Project Uranos blackbird! It's not clear we'll be able to get more of this piece so if you haven't picked him up yet don't delay. Order yours here:


SR-71 Blackbird - including X-45 Phantom Ray
Now up for preorder: TFC Toys Project Ares - Nemean! The first of five Ares Bots that will combine to form the mighty Ares himself. Preorder yours today! Preorder yours at TFsource here:


TFC Toys - Project Ares - Nemean
Also up for preorder - the highly anticipated Wings of the Uranos Set! This set includes the weaponry for the individual combiners, as well as the Blackbird gun, faceplate, chest shield and more! Preorder yours here:


TFC Toys - TFC-08 Wings of the Uranos



9. Transformers GO! and Generations Update!
Now instock: Japanese Generations Blitzwing & Springer!


Transformers Generations Japan - TG21 Fall of Cybertron - Springer


Transformers Generations Japan - TG22 Fall of Cybertron - Blitzwing
Japanese Beast Hunters / GO! Now Instock! Many of these are exclusive to Japan or feature exclusive color schemes! Order here:


TFsource - Your Source for Japanese Transformers Beast Hunters/GO!
Japanese Generations TG30 Waspinator & TG31 Rhinox Preorders Up! There will be US releases of these as well, and how the Japanese figures differ is unknown at this time but most likely they will include metallic paint apps and some alternate colors just as the other figures in the Japanese Generations line have had. Preorders up here:


Transformers Generations Japan - TG30 Waspinator


Transformers Generations Japan - TG31 Rhinox
Now up for preorder: Two new Autobot & Decepticon Asia Exclusive 3 packs - Autobot & Decepticon Specialists! Each will feature updated paint decos and some of the henkei classics great figures - preorder yours today and get FREE US shipping when you preorder both, or reduced international shipping on all orders over $150 at TFsource! Preorder yours here:


Henkei Classics - Decepticon Specialists - Galvatron Octane Astrotrain 3-Pack!


Henkei Classics - Autobot Specialists - Ironhide Hound Mirage 3-Pack!



10. 3rd Party Customs Update!
Now instock: KFC - CST-02J - Justice Ironpaw! Order yours at TFsource here:


KFC - CST-02J - Justice Ironpaw
Now up for preorder - KFC's Mugen Scope! Set for a September release date! Preorder yours here:


KFC - Mugen Scope
Now up for preorder: SXS - A-03 Voyager Blitzwing Replacement Head and Weapons! This great add on includes an all new head, missile pods, improved shoulder connectors for improving the looseness in his shoulders, and a new gun! Blitzwing figure sold separately. Preorder yours here:


SXS - A-03 Voyager Blitzwing Replacement Head and Weapons
Dr. Wu Restock! Tyrant Sword Purple, Blue Skybreaker Sword, and lots more! Check them out here:


TFsource - Your Source for Dr. Wu Customs!
DR. Wu - DW-TP15 Rain Storm - Preorder Now Up! Upgrade your Generations Springer with this great add-on! Springer figure sold separately. Preorder yours here:


DR. Wu - DW-TP15 Rain Storm
KFC - Micro Robo - MC 20 - E.A.V.I Metal Version Now Instock! Limited to just 1000 pieces, includes collector's coin, collector's packaging and has three different modes! Best of all watch Peaugh's video of the prototype right on TFsource by clicking the link above! Order yours here:


KFC - Micro Robo - MC 20 - E.A.V.I Metal Version
Now up for Preorder: BTS TECH LEADER 01 - DRAGNOUGHT! This is a new line by BTS featuring transforming energy cubes that work with both Masterpiece and CHUG sized figures. Both stand alone bots, and add-on weaponry, check out all of the pictures provided and preorder yours today! Preorder at TFsource here:


BTS TECH LEADER 01 - DRAGNOUGHT
Now up for preorder: KFC's Airdancer Combiner Set! Includes both Jetdancer and Slamtank, plus a great stand for Jetdancer. Set for a September release date already! Preorder yours at TFsource here:


KFC - CST-05J & CTS-06J Airdancer Set of Jetdancer & Slamtank
Now Instock - Unique Toys - War Lord - UT-W03 War Bison! Order here:


Unique Toys - War Lord - UT-W03 War Bison!
Maiden Japan Junk Plant botcon exclusive C-01 Pescilen Set - Now Instock! This set has everything you need to upgrade your Botcon SG Junkion troopbuilders! Limited to just 200 pieces, we have a handful of these available. Order yours at TFsource here:


Maiden Japan Junk Plant botcon exclusive set C-01 Pescilen
Now up for preorder - Zenith Forge's ZF-001 FOC Grimlock Add-on set! The kit will include the following: 1. New head modeled after Masterpiece version. 2. Chest filler. 3. New Longer Sword cast in clear orange plastic. 4. New Bigger Shield cast in orange plastic. Preorder yours here:


Zenith Forge - ZF-001: Cretaceous Advancement Set
Linkin Park Soundwave Now Up for Preorder! New Photos! We've updated the site with photos of the final sample of Linkin Park Soundwave! The final colors are quite different than what was shown on display. Delayed in its release date to October. Preorder yours at TFsource here:


Transformers G1 Soundwave - Linkin Park Edition



11. MECH iDEAS TFCon Exclusives, Demolition Crue and Longblast Add-on Now Instock!
Now back instock: MECH iDEAS Demolition Crue and Longblast Add-on! This must have set has finally been restocked in addition to the add-on, as well as the TFCon Exclusive Project-Z & Prototype-X! We are also processing preorders to ship out shortly!
Order yours here:


MECH iDEAS - Demolition Crue Set of 2 - DC-01 Apex & DC-02 Geminus


MECH iDEAS - Project Z & Prototype X - TFCon Exclusive Set of 2 Figures


MECH iDEAS - WS-01 Long Blast - Add-on Kit
This kit is reasonably priced and includes two guns, a new head part, gun barrel and a sticker sheet. All for just $15.95! Figures sold separately.



12. Transformers T-shirts Now Instock!
Transformers T-shirts are now instock! There are limited quantities of each shirt and size available! Order yours at TFsource here:


TFsource - Your Source for Transformers Licensed T-shirts!



13. Source Blog Updates!


NEW SOURCE ARTICLE! Celebrating the top 5 Source articles of the last 12 months, what do you think was most popular? Best of 2012 / 2013 Another Year of Source Articles | Source Blog
NEW SOURCE ARTICLE! Quakewave, IDW Transformers comics, Masterpiece - Just say yes. Just Say Yes | Source Blog
NEW SOURCE INTERVIEW! One of the fastest-built and impressive Diaclone collections of all time, all sold, but Ben returns! Source Interview | Ben Munn
NEW SOURCE REVIEW! TFSource Sponsored reviewer Peaugh has posted his latest video on F-16 Falcon - what it on TFSource here: http://tfsource.com/tfc-toys/project-uranos-f-16-falcon/
F-16 Falcon, along with Harrier & Blackbird now instock at TFsource!



14. Newest Preorder items at TFsource


Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster & Ratbat


MP-12G - Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe


Reformatted 01 - Terminus Hexatron


Transformers Generations Japan - TG30 Waspinator


Transformers Generations Japan - TG31 Rhinox


Henkei Jetfire - Cybertron Con 2013 Exclusive


Masterpiece Grimlock & Henkei Jetfire - Cybertron Con 2013 Exclusive Set


Fansproject - Function X-2: Quadruple-U


PE-DX-02 - Aranea


KFC - Mugen Scope


SXS - A-03 Voyager Blitzwing Replacement Head and Weapons


Transformers G1 Soundwave - Linkin Park Edition


Henkei Classics - Decepticon Specialists - Galvatron Octane Astrotrain 3-Pack!


Henkei Classics - Autobot Specialists - Ironhide Hound Mirage 3-Pack!


MP-10B - Masterpiece Black Convoy - Optimus Prime


DR. Wu - DW-TP15 Rain Storm


BTS TECH LEADER 01 - DRAGNOUGHT


Reformatted - R-01 - Terminus Hexatron - Dazzling Glory - Chromed Weapon Set


KFC - CST-05J & CTS-06J Airdancer Set of Jetdancer & Slamtank


MP-10 - Masterpiece Optimus Prime - Convoy with Spike Figure


Million Publishing's Infiltrator Starscream


iGear - MW-03C Hench - Comic Color Edition


Transformers Generations Japan - TG29 Fall of Cybertron - Sandstorm


Transformers Generations Japan - TG28 Fall of Cybertron - Megatron & Starscream


Zenith Forge - ZF-001: Cretaceous Advancement Set


Art Storm - Roadbuster Figure - ES Gokin - Transforming Robot Figure


Art Storm - Roadbuster Figure - EM Gokin - Robot Figure


Transformers 2013 - Generations Series 04 - Set of Hoist & Thundercracker


KRE-O - Transformers - Micro Change Combiner Series 02 - Set of 3


TFC Toys - Project Ares - Nemean


TFC Toys - TFC-08 Wings of the Uranos


Impossible Toys MC Series


DaCa-ToYs - Add-on 1 - G1 Jetfire - Skyfire Head hands and gun upgrade kit


MP-20 - Masterpiece Wheeljack


MP-21 - Masterpiece Bumblebee


MP-13 - Masterpiece Soundwave - 2nd Production Run


MP-19 - Masterpiece Smokescreen


Transformers Generations Japan - TG25 Fall of Cybertron - Orion Pax & Megatron Set


Mach 5 - M5-01 - Gauntlet


Mach 5 - M5-02 - Piston


Unique Toys - War Lord - UT-W04 War Panther


Transformers GT - Super GT - GTR-04 Maximus!


Transformers Generations Japan - TG24 Fall of Cybertron - Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Set!


Transformers Generations Japan - TG23 Fall of Cybertron - Metroplex!


Transformers 2013 - Generations Series 02 - Ruination Bruticus - Set of 5


Fansproject - Function X-3: Smart Robin


MP-17 - Masterpiece Prowl


MP-18 - Masterpiece Bluestreak


DR. Wu - DW-TP01EX TFP Wheeljack Upgrade Kit


Reformatted - R-02 - Talon the Aerial Assaulter!


Reformatted - R-03 - Bovis the Supply Specialist


Reformatted - R-04 - Leo Dux the Squadron Commander


ToyWorld - H-02 Brainwave


ToyWorld - TW-T03 Chase



15. Newest Instock items at TFsource


Transformers Generations Japan - TG21 Fall of Cybertron - Springer


Transformers Generations Japan - TG22 Fall of Cybertron - Blitzwing


KFC - CST-02J - Justice Ironpaw


KFC - Micro Robo - MC 20 - E.A.V.I Metal Version


TFC Toys - Project Uranos - F-16 Falcon


MP-12T - Masterpiece Tigertrack


Maiden Japan Junk Plant botcon exclusive set C-01 Pescilen


MECH iDEAS - Demolition Crue Set of 2 - DC-01 Apex & DC-02 Geminus


MECH iDEAS - WS-01 Long Blast - Add-on Kit


MECH iDEAS - Project Z & Prototype X - TFCon Exclusive Set of 2 Figures


Unique Toys - War Lord - UT-W03 War Bison


TFC Toys - Project Uranos - AV-88 Harrier II


TFCon Exclusive Roswell


TFCon Exclusive Van Guardian


Transformers GT - Super GT - GTR-03 Megatron


TRNS-03 Alicon figure - by Impossible Toys - Troopbuilder Promo


SXS-R01 - Continuously Variable


Fansproject - Causality CA-12 Last Chance


ToyWorld - H-01 Hardbone


ToyWorld - TW-T02 Aurora


KFC - CST-03 & CTS-04 Boxbomber Set of B-Box & BirdBomber


Transformers Generations Japan - TG20 Fall of Cybertron - Ratbat


iGear - MW-06 & MW-07 Mini Warrior - Duneraker & Veer


iGear - MW-05 & MW-08 Mini Warrior - Cogz & Bushwacker


Fansproject - Causality CA-11 Down Force


Transformers GT - Super GT - GTR-02 Saber


Transformers GT - Super GT - GTR-01 Optimus Prime


Encore #23 - Fortress Maximus!


Fansproject - Causality CA-09 Car Crash!


Fansproject - Causality CA-10 T-Bone!


Fansproject - Function X-1: Code


Crossfire 02 - Colossus Set - Munitioner and Explorer - by Fansproject


TFC Toys - Hercules - Full Set of 6


Henkei Classics - Seeker Jet Set Elite - Limited Edition Asia Exclusive


Henkei Classics - Seeker Jet Set Ace - Limited Edition Asia Exclusive


SR-71 Blackbird - including X-45 Phantom Ray


Unique Toys - War Lord - UT-W01 War Hawk


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