2012: The Year Of The Transformers Masterpiece line

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  1. UltimusPrime

    UltimusPrime Banned

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    Has anyone else noticed there are 7 Masterpiece Transformers dropping worldwide in 2012? If you need your G1 fix here you go.

    Takara

    MP-11 Starscream (March)
    MP-11S Sunstorm (August)
    MP-12 Sideswipe (Winter)
    MP-13 Soundwave (Winter)
    MP-14 Red Alert (Winter)

    Hasbro

    MP-10 Optimus Prime (August)
    MP-11T Thundercracker (October)



    I need to reconsider other purchases as I think I would rather fill out my Masterpiece line.
     
  2. Avengers

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    No,

    Their are only Two new molds being released in 2012.

    The rest mentioned are repaints or remolds.
     
  3. 2punish&enslave

    2punish&enslave Starscream's Brigade

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    Soundwave is a must. I've been waiting for him. I wasn't going to get MP-10 Optimus since I have MP-04 but now that it is being released in the US for much cheaper than the Japanese version I think I have to reconsider. Probably going to get Sideswipe. Not going to bother with Sunstorm or Red Alert. I have the old versions of Starscream and Thundercracker. If I can find Thundercracker in a store I might grab him though. I wonder if Hasbro is going to release Starscream at some point?
     
  4. rxlthunder

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    To be fair, Starscream was a remold, and that doesn't take anything away from them.
     
  5. Jazz342

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    Since my funds force me to pick and choose, the only one I'm interested in is soundwave, and that's only if he's released in the states.
     
  6. F18Starscream

    F18Starscream Commander of the Skies

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    Just want the Hasbro Thundercracker (already have Takara version TC) plus the MP-10 looks really nice, Not sure if I'll get him (op) but definitely Hasbro TC.
     
  7. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I underlined and bolded the only ones I'm getting.
     
  8. Sai

    Sai Decepticon

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    So many MP releases this year :)  I really do hope Hastak start releasing at least about 4 MP's per year from now on.Finally the MP line has a real direction and a plan now...this is all i ever wanted from Hastak.
     
  9. Avengers

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    I always buy the Hasbro versions. because their 75% less than the Takara versions.
     
  10. hoosierdaddy04

    hoosierdaddy04 The Lord of Diecast

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    Damn... Looks like you're getting the only ones I'll be getting as well, and here I wanted to be special.

    Year of the MP maybe, maybe not? I will say that I'm looking forward to 2013 though hee hee.
     
  11. D307

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    Yeah I think next year is gonna be AWESOME! And hopefully every year going foward for a LLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNGGGGGGG time!
     
  12. 2punish&enslave

    2punish&enslave Starscream's Brigade

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    So Prime is coming out in August? Anyone know when? I went to my closest Toys R' Us today (about 1.5 hrs away) and looked but unfortunately no luck yet.
     
  13. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    This is what I'm buying right off the bat:thumbs2: 
     
  14. toysforbigboys

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    Talked to the folks at my TRU and they said they weren't getting MP_OP FLAT OUT :-( I cried all the way to the parking lot!
     
  15. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    This might be true, but in the past, we were lucky to get 2 repaints in the same year. Getting 7 figures in the same year is something MP collectors have never seen. I've said this gazillion times, but this is seriously the best year for Transformers collectors. Add third parties too.....
     
  16. Dinobot747

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    Same here.
     
  17. Jazz342

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    Since when does a tru employee know what stock is or isn't going to be in stock?. Even so, you can still order online.
     
  18. Peanut04

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    He may need to get it in a store. I know a few people that are getting from the store to use the layaway program. I do agree that an employee isn't likely to know whats coming in. I think this is the type of item that they don't order, it just comes in on the truck.
     
  19. LegendAntihero

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    To save money, I for one will get Thundercracker but not Sunstorm.
     
  20. Incepticon

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    Oh yeah, is that what the part time summer job 16 year old employee working for minimum wage told you? Well then, guess that's the official 411.
     

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