Transformers Masterpiece MP-13B Soundblaster and RATBAT
Here’s an interesting one. The masterpiece we have here is Soundblaster, but really what we are reviewing and what most are buying this for is Masterpiece Ratbat! The nocturnal cassette robot.
Ratbat is another fantastic example of engineering prowess from the Takara masterpiece team. Just like the rest of the decepticon cassette minions, Ratbat is right about g1 dimensions with the transformation into explosive 3D.
His articulation is limited to lateral movement of his wings and also a fold which is technically a transformation joint. Though limited in articulation, Ratbat still has plenty of attitude.
Now here is the kicker! At $129.00USD (which is better than the initial release price), most are buying soundblaster for Masterpiece Ratbat. The joke going was; ‘hey did you buy Masterpiece Ratbat?’. But in all seriousness if you aren’t interested in owning the masterpiece soundwave mould a second time Ratbat can be a spicy meatball. Options are seeing if someone wants soundblaster, which is unlikely. Or there is the KO option on ebay for Ratbat.
I personally enjoy the Soundwave mould, so having Soundblaster is cool with me and Ratbat is an awwesome bonus. I would suggest picking up the actual Takara set if possible.