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Transformers Masterpiece news information and images.

Hasbro Masterpiece MP-06 Bluestreak and Takara Starsaber Confirmed For Australia Release

Posted on 04-09-2015 at 09:38 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
s_manual_011_1402355664 Thanks to a post by griffin-of-oz on Ozformers, we've received confirmation that Australia will be expecting a Hasbro Masterpiece MP-06 Bluestreak release. According to the information passed along, the Hasbro version of Bluestreak will be the same color deco as the Japanese version and will be in the standard Hasbro packaging.

Also of note, TakaraTomy MP-24 Starsaber will be the next of the HK imports to see release in Australia.

Make the jump to discuss in the thread!
Views: 2,219 / Credit: Cheem The Rup and griffin-of-oz of the 2005 Boards!

MP-24 Masterpiece Star Saber Gallery

Posted on 04-03-2015 at 04:10 PM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
MP24-Star-Saber-66 Masterpiece Star Saber started hitting doorsteps in the US last week after a strong showing in Japan. The latest in the Masterpiece series is the winner of the fans choice voting from a while back, giving us our first Japanese centric character in MP-24. We've got our copy and done up a high res gallery for you so head on over and check it out here: TFW2005's Masterpiece Star Saber Gallery. Some key shots and discussion are after the break.

We'll leave the review to our members, there is an active feedback thread here: MP24 Star Saber Feedback & Reviews

This figure and gallery was sponsored by TFSource, who has them in stock and ready to go, so if you dig it head on over and pick one up for yourself!

Views: 4,566

Masterpiece Star Saber Tops Japanese Sales Charts

Posted on 03-27-2015 at 04:56 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
tfmp24 Here is an interesting nugget of news we thought to share with you. Japanese retailer Toynes produces a weekly "top 5" of best selling items, and for the week of March 16 to March 22, the toy topping the charts is Masterpiece Star Saber - and considering that he only came out on 21 March unlike the rest of the chart, this is really impressive.

Of course, it is hard to judge if this surge was down to preorders, or whether this was purely in-store purchases, but in either case, it paints a very healthy picture for Masterpiece Star Saber's sales, and - dare we say - portends well for other fan-favorites getting the Masterpiece treatment down the line.
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Takara Reveals MP-18B Bluestreak!

Posted on 03-25-2015 at 11:25 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
4904810827825 It's happening! TakaraTomyMall has just revealed a Masterpiece figure that will surely send fans into a frenzy: MP-18B Bluestreak! That's right, it's a blue Bluestreak! This deco is based on the Diaclone figure and has been a color scheme desperately wanted by the fanbase.

According to the web page, it looks like this will be a limited release of about 2,000 and available in Japan, likely as a web or other type of exclusive, so it may be one of the more difficult pieces to obtain.

Check out the photos after the jump!
Views: 12,864 / Credit: xdmisato of the 2005 Boards!

New Masterpiece Tracks MP-25 Images

Posted on 03-24-2015 at 02:19 PM by ORIO under Transformers Masterpiece
Tracks2 Taghobby has shared new images of Takara's next entry in the Masterpiece line, MP-25 Tracks. These new images, taken from the latest Dengeki Hobby magazine, show the figure in various poses, in jet mode attached to an included flight stand and a closer look at the Blaster and Raoul accessories.

Check out the images after the break and chime in with your thoughts in the ongoing discussion thread!
Views: 9,573 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber In-Hand

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 04:01 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
JwxGXbQ After long months of teasing glimpses, primarily from Takara-Tomy's Hisashi Yuki, Masterpiece Star Saber is almost here! He's now out in Taiwan, and Duoduogreentea of TFND has posted some of the first true in-hand images of this victorious Masterpiece release. We've mirrored some of the best images of this one - let's say go* and check them out!


*(Let's say go, for those not familiar, was one of the catchphrases of Transformers Victory, which was mainly used by Star Saber)
Views: 6,434 / Credit: duoduogreentea of the 2005 Boards!

MP-23 Exhaust - In Hand Photos!

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 04:47 AM by Superquad7 under Transformers Masterpiece
CAhpl7YUkAACQlS Courtesy of Alfes2010's Twitter feed, we have our first in hand images of the highly anticipated (yet controversial) release of MP-23 Masterpiece Exhaust! Those photos have been mirrored here for ease of viewing. With this figure just starting to arrive in the hands of fans, I'm sure we'll be seeing more photos of this figure very soon!
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Masterpiece Star Saber Collectors Coin Revealed

Posted on 03-18-2015 at 02:48 PM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
MP-Saber-Coin Thanks to the Facebook page of Transformers Asia we have our first look at the Collectors Coin for the upcoming Masterpiece Star Saber! We are a mere three days away from the release of Star Saber, the wait is almost over!

Check out the Collectors Coin after the jump and head on over to the discussion thread!
Views: 4,763 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

New MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks Photos

Posted on 03-11-2015 at 10:52 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
1_000000002825 eHobby has just uploaded some new images of the eagerly-anticipated Masterpiece Tracks figure, who they are still dubbing as MP-25 despite some previous rumors to the contrary.

These photos feature Tracks in a few robot mode poses which show off his stunning paint job, his vehicle/flying vehicle mode, his flight stand, plus Raoul and his Blaster boombox accessory!

Check it all out after the jump!
Views: 14,201 / Credit: PoweredConvoy of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Exhaust In Box Images

Posted on 03-08-2015 at 03:22 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
totosouen2-img600x450-1425805529jevv5d20639 Via Cleon of Ozformers, we can share some good news in the form of a Yahoo Japan auction with in package images of Masterpiece MP-23 Exhaust.

Why is this good news? Well, given the deco of the toy is based on the Marlboro cigarettes deco of the Lancia Stratos, Philip Morris has issued Cease & Desist notices to US online retailers who would have carried the figure. There have been further reports of UK based retailers not carrying the figure either due to direct pressure or because Hasbro Asia would not export to them - all then coupled with reports that even some specialty stores in Hong Kong would not carry the figure. Naturally with these reports running rampant through the fandom, rumors and assumptions of a total cancellation from Takara-Tomy were being spoken of.

However, this auction on Yahoo Japan - showing the toy's box - suggests that the worst case scenario is not coming to pass, and Exhaust, the Destron Industrial Espionage agent, will see his release after all. He just might end up being a little hard for fans to get their hands on.
Views: 7,983 / Credit: Cleon of Ozformers, Tober of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece MP-24 Star Saber - New Box Image

Posted on 03-05-2015 at 07:34 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
B_VLYUAUcAAsZ6f The wait is almost over everyone. Masterpiece Star Saber will begin shipping overseas on March 21, arriving shortly after to North American retailers. To hold us over until then, Star Saber designer Hisashi Yuki continues to drop gems for us on his Twitter page.

This morning we have our very first image of Star Saber's box, which Hisashi Yuki mentions will be the same size as Masterpiece Ultra Magnus packaging. Interesting to note there does not appear to be any call out to this release being the 30th Anniversary fan voted Masterpiece, at least from what we can see here. The packaging will however fit right into line with the other Generation 1 Masterpiece released figures to this point continuing a consistent packaging theme.

Stay tuned for more images and news as we inch closer to the release date!
Views: 5,627 / Credit: aniline of the 2005 Boards!

New Masterpieces and MP Tracks NOT MP-25?

Posted on 03-04-2015 at 06:54 AM by Tony_Bacala under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-25_1425390597 According to the earlier report from Australian Toy Fair via Ozformers, Masterpiece Tracks is being reported as NOT MP-25. Where he falls and who else is in line is not known at the moment. The full wording for the initial info was:

Tracks (not MP25), MP25 in Sept (I can't reveal name before TakaraTomy), and two new "sports cars" for OCT & NOV.

It's worth noting that this runs contra to the previous Japanese hobby magazines which were printed with Tracks clearly identified as MP-25.

Read on to discuss and check back for updates later today!
Views: 6,516 / Credit: griffin of oz of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber In-Hand

Posted on 03-03-2015 at 04:47 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Masterpiece
3f212d7fjw1epsyfe2uwsj20xc18gdok The appointed hour draws near when Masterpiece Star Saber will be released in Japan - and via Oldcasper on Weibo and fengqiaoken on ACtoys, we have a look at the Cybertron 5th Commander in-hand.

Hailing from the 1989 show, Transformers Victory, Star Saber was one of a series of Japan-only Cybertron faction commanders. Much like his predecessor Ginrai / Powermaster Optimus Prime, he consists of a small pilot figure, a Brainmaster, which merges with a smaller jet vehicle to form a robot, which then in turn merges with the larger booster engine to form the full-scale Star Saber.

Masterpiece Star Saber is looking to be every bit the large-scale release to celebrate the latter years of the Japanese Generation 1 series. It is an amazing looking release which seems to be set to impress Masterpiece Transformers fans everywhere. Check out the new images attached to this post.
Views: 9,441 / Credit: nuropa, daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

New Color Image of MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks!

Posted on 03-03-2015 at 07:41 AM by Mechafire under Transformers Masterpiece
mp-25 TFW2005 site sponsor Robot Kingdom has just put up a new color image for MP-25 Masterpiece Tracks!

As we can see here, Tracks will feature the following:

G1-accurate deco
Flying car mode
Flight stand
Raoul minifigure
Blaster boombox accessory


Be sure to get your preorders in for this highly-anticipated release!
Views: 14,077 / Credit: Emp Galvatron, daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Masterpiece Star Saber and Masterpiece Tracks New Images

Posted on 02-24-2015 at 07:42 AM by Matty under Transformers Masterpiece
dm150407-929x1280 Coming off of the recently revealed Masterpiece Tracks prototype image, we've just received a new scan of images from Tag Hobby featuring a clearer image of the prototype, along with more images of the anticipated Masterpiece Star Saber. Interesting to note with this scan is the new set of images showing off the Brain of Courage and how it combines to form Star Saber.

Check out the new set of images after the jump and let us know if your opinion has changed for both Tracks and Star Saber!
Views: 12,622 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!
 
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