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Masterpiece Star Saber core robot new images

Posted on 08-30-2014 at 09:07 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
BwQlPLyCQAEJqWa Hishashi Yuki has tweeted some new images of Masterpiece Star Saber. In these new images we can see the core robot, Saber, folded up into the mode where he forms the chest of the combined Star Saber supermode. There's a comparison shot with the original Star Saber's chest - demonstrating again that the new one is a little smaller but much sharper on the details - along with a shot of Masterpiece Saber wearing Generation 1 Star Saber's body - it's not a perfect fit! Check out the new images attached to this post.
Views: 6,053 / Credit: unexpectedpanda of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber Brainmaster Images

Posted on 08-27-2014 at 07:08 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
0cfa9e95c9682fef7844ed3af9b84703_zps86759bb4 Via the twitter account of Hisashi yuki, we have a look at the prototype of the Brainmaster "Brain of Courage" driver figure for Masterpiece Star Saber. This figure is a tiny little partner accessory roughly the size of a Diaclone driver - while unlike the original, he does not contain the face of Saber, his other interactions with the new Masterpiece Star Saber remain intact! Check out the new images attached to this story.
Views: 9,584 / Credit: optimalprimus of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber core robot comparison image

Posted on 08-25-2014 at 04:42 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
27463169d1408968579-takara-masterpiece-fans-choice-winner-star-saber-bv4g1t-cuaivlay Hisashi Yuki has tweeted a fresh image of the prototype of Masterpiece Star Saber. This new image shows the core robot - named Saber - alongside the original Generation 1 Saber robot. This image shows that the new Masterpiece edition of Saber is smaller than his Generation 1 original, but also shows up just how much more detailed and animated the new figures design is - check out the much improved chest proportions, for example! We've attached the new image to this story - keep it TFW for more Masterpiece Transformers news!
Views: 6,763 / Credit: hardreturn of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Wheeljack - Releasing on 10 September?

Posted on 08-25-2014 at 04:37 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
Bv6CuXNIMAAqpAT Our sponsors TFSource are reporting that the next Masterpiece series Transformer, Wheeljack, will finally be released in just over two weeks! According to this tweet, Masterpiece Wheeljack will be released in Japan on 9/10, and will be in stock at TFSource the week after - so get ready Transformers fans, there is some new Masterpiece goodness coming your way!
Views: 4,488 / Credit: optimalprimus of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber Prototype Images from Dengeki Hobby Magazine

Posted on 08-24-2014 at 10:29 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
Ke4sUdW Japanese hobby magazine Dengeki Hobby has some new images of the prototype of the Masterpiece Fan's Choice figure, Star Saber. The commander of the Cybertrons in the Japanese continuity, Star Saber is loaded with features authentic to the original toy.

Of note is that the Brainmaster figure is present - as we saw in previous images - and there is a demonstration of how the Brainmaster feature works this time out. Unlike the original - where the smaller robot's face was within the Brainmaster figure - this time out it seems like the face is within the robot, with the Brainmaster merely fitting in the chest. This does make the Saber portion of Star Saber somewhat animation-accurate, though.

The combination of smaller Saber robot and V-Star booster module for the larger Star Saber robot are also demonstrated, along with the lateral arm movement of the full Star Saber figure. There's also a look at some more dynamic poses from both Saber and Star Saber, plus concealed rocket pods for the jet mode - again, all of this seems to be very heavily taken from the look of Star Saber in the animation.

Check out the scans - coming at you via Taghobby - attached to this post.
Views: 12,149 / Credit: Type-R of the 2005 Boards!

Hot Toys Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Official Images

Posted on 08-16-2014 at 12:33 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
902246-optimus-prime-starscream-version-006 Hot Toys have updated their website with new official images, plus pricing and an expected release date, for their Optimus Prime - Starscream Version. The debut Transformers release from Hot Toys gives us a typically super-detailed design which Hot Toys are known for, along with some bizarre Starscream themed accessories which we can only assume the Hot Toys Optimus Prime plundered from the unconscious Decepticon Air Commander following a battle.

Like most Hot Toys releases, their Optimus Prime comes with a premium price of $344.99 - but the good news is release is not expected until July 2015, so you have plenty of time to save up. Our sponsors Big Bad Toy Store have a preorder open now - check it out!
Views: 7,086 / Credit: D-Bot, FatedLazarus of the 2005 Boards!

New Images of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus and Star Saber

Posted on 08-10-2014 at 01:59 AM by ORIO under Transformers Masterpiece
mp232 Thanks to cybergeeks Alliance on Facebook for supplying fans with scans from TF Generations Volume 2 featuring new images of MP22 Ultra Magnus and MP23 Star Saber. Now, we've seen final colored images of Magnus and many prototype images of Star Saber, but these new images delve deeper into the exciting features in these toys. First up is Star Saber, who now has confirmation that he will indeed have his Brainmaster functionality! Not only that, but the Brain of Courage can even ride in Saber's cockpit!

Next, is MP22 Ultra Magnus and his new pictures not only give us a close up view of the cab on it's own from various angles, but also gives us a full turn around view of Ultra Magnus in robot mode. There is also comparison images of Magnus with Masterpiece Rodimus and various other Masterpiece Autobots in vehicle mode. Now, the best part, a detailed photo set of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus' transformation!

To discuss the Masterpiece Star Saber news, hit the title bar or discuss button! To discuss Magnus' photoshoot, join the ongoing Ultra Magnus thread here!
Views: 15,474 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

TakaraTomy Staff Interview - Noriaki Maeda on Masterpiece

Posted on 08-07-2014 at 01:44 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
2012-Lambor In the fourth in a series of translated interviews from the Transformers Masterpiece Official Guide book, TFW2005 staff member SydneyY kindly has provided us with a translation of an interview with Takara-Tomy's Noriaki Maeda. Maeda was involved in the Masterpiece series since the release of MP-9 Rodimus Convoy, and talks about the changing direction that came with the release of MP-10 Convoy Version 2 as well as the style and the presentation of MP-12, Lambor / Sideswipe.

Check out the interview after the break, and hit the discuss button to talk about this on the boards!
Views: 4,295 / Credit: SydneyY of the 2005 Boards!

TakaraTomy Staff Interview - Hisashi Yuki on Masterpiece

Posted on 08-05-2014 at 11:43 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
Capture_7_1251678219 The third (previously: Hironori Kobayashi, Shogo Hasui) translated TakaraTomy interview has rolled in, thanks once again to TFW2005 contributor SydneyY (and TFW2005 member RedTruck, who provided him with the Transformer Masterpiece Official Guide Book from which this interview originates) - this time with Takara Masterpiece designer Hisashi Yuki! Yuki is notable for being the designer of the upcoming and highly-anticipated Masterpiece Star Saber figure.

In this interview, Yuki elaborates on his history with the Masterpiece line, the Masterpiece poll, the future, and more.

Check it out after the jump!
Views: 6,907 / Credit: SydneyY, RedTruck of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Asia Reissue of Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Posted on 08-05-2014 at 07:10 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
27458298d1407225779-transformers-asia-masterpiece-optimus-prime-reissue-hasbro-version-4448bd8ad380a Coming via Transformers Asia, it looks like the Hasbro version of the Masterpiece MP-10 mold will be seeing a reissue in select Asia countries this October 2014. The Hasbro version you may recall was the very difficult to find Toys 'R Us exclusive. Unfortunately no price has been provided yet, so we can only speculate given past Asia exclusive prices.

We'll update you with more information as it becomes available.

Pre-Order Listings:

BBTS, TFSource, Robot Kingdom.
Views: 10,422 / Credit: MaximusPrimus of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Bathing Ape Optimus Prime Official Images

Posted on 08-04-2014 at 07:54 AM by StayingInTheBox under Transformers Masterpiece
item01_img In celebration of the Transformers Lost Age film (Age of Extinction) being released in Japan, the Bape Store exclusive version of the MP-10 mold is set to be released this August 9, 2014, and we now have our first official images of the green camouflaged Masterpiece Optimus prime mold. If you have this on preorder, be sure to share in-hand images of it when it arrives along with your other MP-10 molds!

Check out the official press released images after the jump!
Views: 7,948 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

TakaraTomy Staff Interview - Shogo Hasui on Masterpiece

Posted on 08-03-2014 at 12:15 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
hasuisantfa Following on from the other day's translated interview with Hironori Kobayashi, TFW2005 member SydneyY once again brings us another translated interview from the same Transformer Masterpiece Official Guide Book (provided to him by TFW2005 member RedTruck), this time with Shogo Hasui!

In the interview, Hasui discusses the "reboot" of the Masterpiece line, the development process of the figures, pre-order incentives, the current state of the line, what he hopes to see in the future, and more!

Check it all out after the jump!
Views: 6,987 / Credit: SydneyY, RedTruck of the 2005 Boards!

TakaraTomy Staff Interview - Hironori Kobayashi on Masterpiece

Posted on 08-01-2014 at 09:52 PM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
6poIG TFW2005 translator extraordinaire SydneyY has been gracious enough to provide us with the English translation of the interview with Masterpiece designer Hironori Kobayashi, featured in the Transformer Masterpiece Official Guide Book (provided to SydneyY by TFW2005 member RedTruck)!

In it, the returning MP designer discusses the history of the Masterpiece line, his involvement, the development process, the future, and more!

Be sure to check the full interview out after the jump, then discuss on the boards.
Views: 8,507 / Credit: SydneyY, RedTruck of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber - More Prototype Images!

Posted on 07-30-2014 at 04:02 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
Masterpiece-Star-Saber-01 Hot on trail of the last glimpse of the prototype we reported here, we get to see more images of the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber! These images allow us to see more details of the figure and especially a closer look of Star Saber's front section that transforms into Saber. There's a possibility that the "Brain of Courage" - the smaller, Brainmaster robot - is in Saber's cockpit, but it's still a bit difficult to tell at this time. What do you think? Be sure to chime in on the ongoing discussion. See the images mirrored here after the jump and stay tuned to TFW2005.COM for all of your Masterpiece Transformers news!
Views: 8,249 / Credit: aniline of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Grimlock Asia Exclusive Throne Accessory New Image

Posted on 07-28-2014 at 06:46 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
10401989_719423578123585_6647499156231841556_n Transformers Asia has updated with a new image of the "Throne of Grimlock" accessory which will be released in Taiwan in the first week of August to coincide with the Asian reissue of Masterpiece MP-08X King Grimlock. King Grimlock is a recolored Masterpiece Grimlock designed to look like he did in the Marvel comics, originally released as an Toy Hobby Market exclusive in Japan. The figure already featured a crown on its original release - now he also has a throne to sit upon and feel the burden of leadership!

Check out the image at left.
Views: 4,108 / Credit: Cheem the Rup of the 2005 Boards!
 
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