MP-29+ Destron / Military Operations Commander Laserwave
Function: Military Operations Commander
Motto: “Clarity of thought before rashness of action.”
The Destrons Military Operations Commander transforms into a large Laser Vulcan with a highly destructive gun barrel. A warrior who pledges absolute allegiance to Megatron and resides at the Destron headquarters on Planet Seibertron. Does not have any ambitions of his own and is faithful to all orders received. Megatron regards him as the “ideal warrior”.
STR...9; INT...10; SPD...7; END...7; RNK...9; CRG...9; FBL...9; SKL...9
OverviewMP-29+ Laserwave was released in November 2018 as a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive and retailed for 21,600 Yen (approx £158 / $200). MP-29+ is a straight repaint of the version released 3 years prior in March 2016 but in addition the robot head has been slightly remoulded to accommodate a smaller eye, both forearms now have the Destron symbol tampographed on (MP-29 came with stickers), the small handgun accessory now has a rubber hose instead of knitted fabric and it comes with a new translucent left fist accessory which was omitted from the original release.
|With 1985 G1 Shockwave (right)|
|G1 and Masterpiece with "Leader Class" Siege Shockwave|
A negative aspect of this figure is Laserwaves backpack cover. As the gun barrel is painted grey (the 2016 version was moulded grey), the paint easily scratches off when you take the back pack on and off which is pretty poor for a Masterpiece figure.
Megatron's faithful subordinate, “Military Operations Commander Laserwave” who oversees planet Seibertron is recreated in his cartoon colours faithful to his appearance in “Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers” first broadcast in Japan in 1985. The colour of his body is now a dark purple which symbolises the Destrons. His characteristic monocular head has been redesigned in accordance to his cartoon appearance. By using his backpack cover, this masterpiece can truly recreate the Laserwave seen in the cartoon. This product can of course transform from Laser Vulcan to robot mode. His LED light gimmick allows his Laser Vulnan mode and Gun Barrel hand to emit light. A replacement translucent fist and a translucent gun barrel hand are also included. The Military Operations Commander protects Seiberton from all external threats including the Cybertrons, we would like you to have fun with this Masterpiece.
Function: Military Operations Commander
Motto: "Clarity of thought before rashness of action."
When you talk about the most loyal Destron in “Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers”, there is none other but the Military Operations Commander, Laserwave. A Destron faithful to his Commander who knows his role and lacks any leadership ambition. Laserwave’s loyalty makes him the “ideal warrior” according to the Emperor of Destruction Megatron, and he has been loyal for the last 9 million years. In the early days of Megatron’s coup, Laserwave was left in charge of defending Siebertron while the Destrons pursued the Cybertron spacecraft. For 4 million years believing his master would soon return, he oversaw the running of the planet. One of his achievements was to subjugate the continual resistance of the female Cybertrons. After Megatron was revived on Earth, Laserwave supported the Destrons whilst stationed in their headquarters on planet Seibertron. Laserwave is also an excellent engineer; he headed the development of the Space Bridge Time Machine and also performs repairs to the Destron headquarters. With a powerful laser cannon and superior intelligence, Laserwave is a Destron who has supported and served Megatron with unwavering loyalty.
Like Megatron Laserwave transforms into a gun, however as he did not scan an Earthen mode, instead he converts into a Seibertronian Laser Vulcan. His mass does not change and the gun mode can hover and fire by itself. The destructive power emitted from his gun barrel is tremendous. Pulling Laserwave’s trigger will also fire his gun mode as seen when the rebellious Combatrons formed Bruticus who used him as a weapon. Additionally Laserwave commands a powerful guard unit whose number and strength surpassed that of the Dinobots. Laserwave’s primary function is to defend Seibertron from Cybertrons, Earthlings and other interplanetary invaders. In 2005 when Unicron descended upon Seibertron, Laserwave was in command of the defense against the oncoming threat.
A hand gun Laserwave uses in the cartoon. Although this is the same style of gun as Laserwaves Laser Vulcan mode, this gun is not his preferred weapon. In other scenes many characters are using this same weapon so it would appear that this is a Destron regulation weapon. In episode 27 of Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers “Desertion of the Dinobots Part 1”, it is used to target Spike as he crossed the Space Bridge.
As well as Laserwaves characteristic barrel wrist, he has a number of replacements; he is shown to have a normal left fist several times during the cartoon. Also included is a flat hand accessory to recreate the impressive salute pose for Megatron. The various translucent hands respect the design of the original toy. This time he comes with a translucent left fist.
The stand used for displaying the Laser Vulcan can be transformed into a backpack cover; by attaching this in robot mode it closer resembles Laserwave’s anime and original toy in colouring and design.